04/19/2018 (Thu) 23:11:15
You're probably thinking of authority in terms of social relations and organization, which is a valid way to use that word, but anarchists are chiefly concerned about coercion.
Semantics aside, that pic just makes a simple argument. It merely points out that>as any other anarchists, ancoms claim that their system involves no coercion>ancom societies necessarily require coercion>thus, ancoms simultaneously stand against coercion and propose it as part of their own system>>15915
then shows a classic counterargument: that enforcing property rights, too, requires using violence. Ancaps then respond that this violence, which they deem the only acceptable form of violence, is legitimate because it's merely a form of self-defence.
I don't know what's the ancom justification for their own use of coercion, though; pretending that there's no coercion doesn't cut it because forcing people at gunpoint to stay at your commune is in no way "anarchist" or "libertarian" in the pure sense of these words. They may, however, justify it in the same vein as ancaps by explaining it as a form of legitimate violence, probably by describing it as a rightful resistance against inherently authoritarian/hierachical/coercive wageslavery, money and surplus value extraction.