Is anarcho-capitalism actually anarchism?

If Murray Rothbard himself was sitting in front of me saying that anarcho-capitalists are not real anarchists, I would have to explain what capitalism is. I would help him to understand exactly why he’s wrong.

Capitalism: an economic and political system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state. ~ Oxford Dictionary

The state, even if structured bottom up, is a collectively owned system where market failure reigns supreme due to everything it does being a public good.

Hear this: The only reason the state continues to function at all is due to coercive correction of its inevitable market failures. It literally uses violence to steal resources from its “citizens” (that would be you, part of the collective) in order to control them so they can keep stealing the money. Anyone who supports this sort of system is culpable to this theft. You directly contribute to the theft by voting in people that think up more dreamy ways to pick pocket you.

Then you have to have the tax collectors, and “law enforcement” which should be redefined as “thugs” since their primary objective is to enforce the edicts of their masters (this is you, statists). These enforcers have the lovely job of dreaming up new ways to physically assault you if you resist your pick pocketer.

Then the state gets to dream up terrible ways to corner markets while paying for more law enforcement and helping to “smuggle” products in… officials are elected to oversee everything and further the progression of larger and larger government.  This is how you end up with the drug war, because it creates an intentional black market industry so the enforcers have someone to attack.

If one considers that which was stated above, and how toxic the state is. Then, one should understand that capitalism is completely at odds with the state. Capitalism is at odds with the state.

The corporation only exists because of governments. Governments ask you to register your corporation, so they can steal some money. In return, some corporations are given protection services for maintaining their monopoly. These special corporations are not capitalistic, because they involve using the state to modify the market in their favor. This is corporatism by force.

Anarcho-capitalists do not support this setup at all. They support anything you can do voluntarily with another person.

Anarcho-capitalism is the rejection of initiated violence. It is the notion that through voluntary actions beneficial to both sides of a trade, and the non use of justified violence, everyone is truly free.

To suppose that anarcho-capitalism is not anarchism is foolish.

How a 3D model scared the state.

I came across an article linked off of Bing News that was headlined:

US: Security fears over how 3D gun developed by Texas anarchist could play into hands of Isis

Already skeptical, since the word “anarchist” was used (the media loves to associate anarchism with things that fear you), I dove into the article with my eyes open.  I immediately look for the article they source the information off of, as this is generally a tactic used to put some sort of spin on a pre-existing article or report.

The source is from The Daily Mirror, which is a UK based news outlet.

The Yahoo article describes how:

Cody Wilson, 27, says he has developed the 3D modelling process which allows gun parts to be created from a digital file that can be downloaded anywhere.

There’s a whole bunch in the article, and it’s all designed to make you afraid. Look at some of the triggers used in the Yahoo article: US Security fears, airport scanners, ISIS. All the spooky things you’re told about daily.

The article even goes so far as to say

British security experts told the paper that it posed a risk for the UK given how fears are growing that Isis could launch a Paris-style massacre in London.

Here’s the best line out of the whole thing:

And revealing his contempt for potential victims, the anarchist law student said he was “not really” ­bothered if the weapons, which cannot be picked up by airport scanners, fell into the hands of terrorist gangs.

So let me get this straight: a guy makes a 3D model that lets people anywhere make terrible quality weaponry where the firing pins actually have to be constructed with shoddy home equipment, and I’m supposed to believe that the reason this man isn’t bothered if the weapons fall into their hands is that he has contempt for potential victims? I’m not buying that bridge you’re trying to sell.

The real reason, if he truly is an anarchist, that he doesn’t feel at all bothered by the idea of his weapons going to ISIS, is because the US government supplied ISIS with all of their weapons already. These toy 3D printed models are nothing compared to the massive amounts of firepower that they have been provided with by the very government that uses them to instill fear in its populace. ISIS has no interest in using anything but fine American firepower, paid for with printed petrodollars stolen from the very citizens at the receiving end of this propaganda.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it. Your government created a boogie man. Now, they’re taking your guns away under the guise of progressivism and warning you that any attempt at circumventing their tight controls might make the boogieman scarier.

Oh, and if you disagree with any part of the idea, you must be scum who has “contempt for potential victims.” All of this scary stuff is associated with Anarchy, since they wouldn’t want you believing you don’t need them.

Give me a break. What they’re really saying is, they don’t want everyone to have access to weapons, because then they lose control.