Ancom vs. Ancap
Questions and Answers
|How do you organize?||Voluntarily*
*Unless the collective deems otherwise.
One can choose to be an entrepreneur, worker, capitalist, bum, or whatever.
|What does "voluntary" mean?||Absence of any constraints, natural or man-imposed.
Since you cannot flap your arms and fly, you are involuntarily landbound and unfree.
|Absence of man-imposed constraints.
Aggression by others is involuntary; natural constraints are unrelated to liberty.
|What is the status of
multi-user capital goods?
|The means of production may only be owned by the set of current workers.||Capital goods are open to ownership by anyone, like any other scarce resource.|
|What if someone wants to organize differently?||That's okay,
so long as there's no commerce or currency or private property...so really you can't.
Anything voluntary is fine, even communist collectives. We are tolerant of all lifestyles.
|What about those who think differently than you?||It is okay to rob or kill anyone who supports private property. That cannot be tolerated!||We will not aggress against them, but we reserve the right to boycott or shun those we do not like.|
|Do you own the product of your labor?||No; the collective does. We count on the collective to give us what we need.||Yes, definitely. We make voluntary agreements and contracts to ensure this.|
|Do you embrace statist or authoritarian ideas?||Yes, in some cases,
such as our support for majority "gang" rule, and voting for statists like Bernie.
|No. Not at all.
Some detractors, however, mistake our tolerance of peaceful others for support.
|How do you reply to those who say your ideas have failed when tried?||That's statist communism, not ancom, dumbshit!"||"That's statist capitalism, not ancap, dumbshit!"|
|Rre you anarchist?||Yes.
Though a large minority, those who vote and lobby for e.g. minimum wage laws and regulations, are obviously not.
Though a small minority, those who vote and lobby for e.g. kidnapping immigrants, are obviously not.