“Anarchy4Everyone”: 50 Eye-Opening And Relatable Posts From People Who Are So Over Capitalism Interview
Do you have a hard time trusting your government? Are you tired of slaving away at a 9-5 job only to barely make ends meet? Have you had enough of corporate greed? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you might be on the path to becoming an anarchist. And if you need a little push to help you on your way, allow us to introduce you to the Anarchy4Everyone subreddit.
This online group, which “welcomes all anarchist tendencies”, describes itself as “anti-hierarchy, anti-government, anti-state and anti-capitalist", so below, we’ve gathered some of most spot-on posts. Keep reading to also find interviews with one of the co-founders of the subreddit and the Agency collective, and be sure to upvote all of the pics that inspire you to become more radical.
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No More Billionaires
The Anarchy4Everyone subreddit has only been around since July, 2022, but it’s already making waves on Reddit. It has amassed an impressive 21.2k members in less than a year, and its feed is full of painfully true posts. Some common topics in the group are ACAB, The Resistance, Anti-Work, Anti-Colonialist, Smash The State, F*** America And F*** Canada, Red Flash, and Pure Anarchy. And there’s only one rule from the moderators for members to follow: “As long as it's anarchy or anarchy-related, we don't care what you do or say. Just don't violate Reddit's ToS.”
To learn more about this radical group, we reached out to the subreddit’s moderator team, and one of the co-founders was kind enough to have a chat with us. First, we wanted to know how Anarchy4Everyone came about. “I got contacted by u/elbrujosalvaje asking if I wanted to create an anarchist sub for all anarchists to talk about their views openly without the threat of being banned,” the co-founder told Bored Panda. “So I graciously agreed, and it was the start to a great sub. Seeing how fast it has been growing still amazes me,” they added. “I was shocked even when we hit 100 members, and I'm still shocked now!”
Stop Buying Textbooks
Pigs Don't Prevent Anything
“The goal for our subreddit was to be a place to discuss your opinions with others as an anarchist, have some friendly discourse, and not to get banned unjustly by power hungry moderators,” the co-founder shared. “Anarchism is important to me because of witnessing how unjust our system of governance is now and how broken it is, and having a good community who are open to discuss all ideas.”
We were also curious about what the subreddit’s members are like. “The community is pretty chill, and most people just want to share and discuss with others and bring attention to world events,” the moderator told Bored Panda, adding that the vast majority of members are active in the sub.
We're Living In Dystopia
The second it started cutting into the Rich, White, Christian Right’s profit line. Because, 555M in profits isn’t enough for one quarter, I’m looking at you Xcel Energy.
Charlie Kirk Btfo
They went on to explain that even the role of moderators is slightly different in Anarchy4Everyone than most other subs. "The mod team doesn’t censor based on personal judgement, but instead we have the sub participate in discussions and polls on things such as bans and removal of comments and posts," the co-founder shared, noting that there had previously been a poll to remove a moderator that the community interacted with it. "Whatever the consensus ends up being is what we put action towards. We aren’t mods as much as public servants to the members of the server. We’re not here to be the boss of anyone; we’re here to use the mod tools by the will of the members of the server."
If the CEO won't work for less than 400 times the average in his company, why should anyone else?
Trillions Of Dollars Have Been Stolen From American Workers
Capitalism Is Coercive
The establishment doesn't understand why the homeless use drugs. Well if I lost everything I worked for & was reduced to living in a cardboard box, I'd probably want to escape realism, too.
We also asked the moderator what they would like readers to understand about the group. “We aren't just a bunch of goofballs rambling into the void,” they noted. “We are here to be a serious place of discussion, and you can speak your mind and you will be heard by people.” The co-founder went on to dispel a common misconception about anarchists. “We aren't here to behead every rich person; we just want everyone to be equal and not have a system that is killing our planet fuelled by profit and greed over people."
“The last thing I would like to say is if you want a place to discuss and talk about or discourse with us anarchists and join us, come over here!”
You Don't Say
Well This Is Definitely True
The Biggest Lie
We also reached out to the team at Agency, an anarchist PR project, to hear their thoughts on this topic, and they were kind enough to answer a few of our questions as well. First, we wanted to know what being an anarchist means to them. “Anarchism is a longstanding political, economic, and social tradition based in struggle against top-down systems and institutions, such as states, capitalism, and racial and gender domination,” the Agency collective told Bored Panda.
“Anarchists aim to build an ecologically sustainable and deeply participatory society in which all people have access to the things they need, decisions are made by those most directly affected by them, and all people are free and equal,” they explained. “Some of the core tenets of anarchism are mutual aid, direct action, voluntary association, decentralization, and self determination.” They also added that the word “anarchy” is often attributed to Greek words meaning “without rulers.”
Ask The Right Question
The "developed" world made an ideological choice about 40 years ago that corporations could depress wages and governments would make up the slack with welfare. We need to stop demonising those on welfare and ask why a full time job still isn't enough to live on. Most benefits in the UK are paid to people actually in work. So-called benefit scroungers are actually few and far between.
You'd Still Have To Come In For Work
And don't forget the deniers, and the zombie right advocates.
Maybe We Should All Start Demanding A "Thriving Wage" Until It Becomes A Thing
It goes Minimum wage, living wage, thriving wage. You can not live off minimum wage. Living wage covers necessities to exist. Thriving wage pays so your wages can be divided as such: 50% for necessities, 30% for spending at your discretion and 20% for savings. That being so, the nation is being paid minimum wage. That doesn't work. All the surplus is going to the 1 %, instead of paying a thriving wage to the nation. It could be done, I mean why the hell not.
When it comes to the goal of Agency, they shared with Bored Panda that the project “promotes contemporary anarchist perspectives and practices through commentary, media relations, and educational campaigns.”
“We ground our work on two basic ideas: first, that anarchism is the most liberating political theory and practice and the least harmful way of approaching the world, and second, that all of society would benefit from a greater public understanding of what anarchists believe and how anarchy works,” the Agency collective explained. “Our goals include engaging the public and the mainstream media about anarchist ideas, practice, and action, and facilitating the media and public in finding and accessing a multitude of anarchist perspectives.”
Yeah That Is Weird
especially airlines, it kills me how often they have their hands out to taxpaying mums and dads
Then & Now
Just A Thought
Once saw on that wanted a Doctorates for a Help desk call center paying 9.50/hr. Like, WTAF?!
If you find yourself aligning with these ideas, the Agency collective shared some suggestions of anarchist actions you can start taking. “Get involved in mutual aid projects in your community. Mutual aid networks sprung up across the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mutual aid is a form of anarchist practice!” they told Bored Panda. “Read books and watch documentaries about anarchism, and listen to anarchist podcasts. Take direct action on issues you care deeply about, and organize with others in non-hierarchical ways on liberatory issues such as anti-racism, anti-sexism, environmental defense, migrant solidarity, queer and trans solidarity, and animal rights, to name a few. Start a discussion group or book club about anarchism and anti-authoritarianism. Write about anti-capitalist, anti-authoritarian theory and practice, make a zine or start a blog, and share it with your friends!”
What About All The Einsteins That Didn't Make It?
We've Been Socialized By Liberal Capitalism To Look Down On Laziness
"If you hate your job, you don't quit! You just go in every day and do it really half assed. That's the American way!" - Homer Simpson.
“Agency exists to support anarchists in engaging with the media, and to support the media in better understanding and representing anarchism,” the collective went on to explain. “Anarchists are frequently depicted as engaging in violent resistance to the State, but realistically most anarchists are practicing their principles on a daily basis in ways that go unrecognized, such as organizing mutual aid efforts in solidarity with community members in need, engaging in direct action, creating and nurturing community spaces, sharing resources and skills, and creating community defense networks that resist violent hate groups and authoritarian institutions.”
Identify The Real Enemy
I heard a pretty good argument that the housing crisis is pretty much at the root of everything. If we fix that, everything else sorts itself out, including climate change. The basic idea is that people would have the time, money and health to fix a lot of the world's problems, and as a bonus, if people could actually live near where they work and shop, there would be fewer emissions.
Yes They Are
not true! serial killers are pretty dangerous, and i think not many people are serial killers!
You Can't "Personal Finance" Your Way Out Of Greedy Landlords And Depressed Wages
This makes me scared of America, In South Africa I, an intern, make a tenth of my boss's salary. And yet it is enough to pay for rent, bills and save some extra money without having to work my but off
And it’s likely that this won’t be the last time you hear about anarchy for a while. “Increasingly, anarchist thought is breaking into pop culture,” the Agency collective noted. “From best-selling books like David Graeber and David Wengrow’s The Dawn of Everything to the recent film Triangle of Sadness, which holds a mirror to classism and consumerism. In the news, grassroots social movements like the Stop Cop City protests in Atlanta, GA illuminate the work of anarchists to resist oppressive structures and defend the natural world.”
If you’d like to learn more about Agency and the work that they do, be sure to visit their website right here.
What "Economy" Actually Means
The Sole Purpose Of Homework
Remember This The Next Time Some A***ole Tells You To Get A "Better Job"
My husband just made this argument. I pulled his leg hairs for everyone stuck in their low wage job.
Is your hatred for the government and capitalism becoming increasingly strong as you scroll through this list? Don’t worry, if you want to become an anarchist, the Anarchy4Everyone subreddit is a great place to start. Be sure to keep upvoting the pics that make you want to take down the government, and let us know in the comments below what your thoughts are on these radical posts. Then, if you’re interested in checking out another anti-capitalist article from Bored Panda, we recommend reading this one next!
Capitalism Is M**der
The title.. do we really have to censor murder??
Tattoos Should Make You More Employable, Not Less
Down With The Protestant Work Ethic
People Hate What They Don't Understand
Socialism. Communism. Capitalism. The one thing they have in common is greed will always corrupt them.
and while we're at it we'll automate art stuff with AI so you can get back to work.
Capitalism Doesn't Make Anything
Pretty sure exploited workers in another country made the phone...
Reject Hustle Culture
That sounds pretty logical if you can afford it. A living, or as said elsewhere on this page, a thriving wage should be the norm, should be the law.
How The 8-Hour Day Was Won
The System. Does. Not. Work
Scary but true. I know LOTS of people buying bigger houses so the parents stay in the in-law-suit thus saving the young family for people to watch their kids and the older generation money of having their family members watch them. Thus not going to senior living homes.
Yes, the "I could be a billionaire one day, so no socialist healthcare!" syndrome.
Why The Wealthy Capitalist Elite Is Opposed To Free College
The only problem with this is we'll see even more jobs requiring a PHD for $10/hr
Let's Get That Number Higher!
Proletarian shopping sounds better than shoplifting.
The Biggest Scam
Maybe working all the time makes retirement more enjoyable? You would not love Disney so much if you got to go there everyday .... Yes, I know ... I'm reaching ... trying to not let this sadden me.
They're Two Different Realities
Doesn't Take Any Courage To Be A Bootlicker
this is my all-time favourite from this thread.
"I Am The Main Breadwinner In My Landlord's Family" Jfl
Would somebody please explain to Bec that it does not work that way in the US.
The Evolution Of Modern Capitalism
Capitalism 1970s: CUT YOUR HAIR so you can work hard and be rich. Dang hippies!
There's No Such Thing As Unskilled Labor
Stop Saying Capitalism Is Human Nature, Because It's Not
The Most Brilliant Scheme
Sure but one party tries to keep you from health care and is trying to remove Medicare so maybe not both parties bad
All That Work For Nothing
Trust The Free Market!!!
My eldest struggles to make his rent every month. He and his partner both work. But fuel prices,food prices etc are causing them to be very anxious. Already paying £750 monthly just for the rent off a one bedroom flat in northeast England.. the council tax bill al9ne is ridiculous
Landlords Provide Nothing Of Value
I don't understand why landlords are so often seen as evil. Big corporations might be, but there are also normal people who are landlords. They have some money and invest it in a way that pays back. They are not automatically "the rich" and tenants are not automatically "the poor". If your lifestyle makes it necessary to move a lot, renting makes a lot more sense than buying a place to live.
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Let's dust of the guillotiné
you mean like so? https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2020/08/jeff-bezos-guillotine-protest-amazon-workers
You mean the one which killed very few nobles ? The majority of the victims of the Terror were farmers and workers.
it's a metaphor.
I got that, but not a good one, as only 4 % of the victims of the guillotine were artistocrats. So, if you keep on with the metaphor, it would mean aiming the middle class, the store owners, the farmers, the workers,...
That's because after they executed the aristocrats they started loping off the heads of random people.
Not random people. But those who opposed, even slightly, to this revolution. Only because of a single word sometimes, or just by being from a social category just by existing. This revolution was not the best that happened in the French history.
So cute how some of the comments defend capitalism, sweet little babies, siding with their oppressors!
Haven't you learned from the many countries that have used communism and anarchy before? Of course you haven't, because you've never lived in a place like that. So if there is some "perfect solution" to capitalism, I would be delighted to hear it.
Marx' terms are out dated and over simplified. We need new words. This society is 90% capitalism, 8% socialism, and 2% communist under the old definitions, so we now call it - maybe exploitative is a good word. And so on. There is no society on earth that is exactly like Marx described. The ones claiming to be communist (either self named or named by other societies) are actually dictatorships with the people on top living luxurious lifestyles. NOT what Marx envisioned.
All these simplifications are about greed (which exists in every regime), not capitalism per se. Capitalism is a free market economy. Its freedom allows greed to be more easily exercised. It's flawed, for sure (especially in the Usa), but it's the less worse we got. Countries like Norway, Denmark, Austria,... thrive under this same economic system.
because they're socialist. They provide basic safetynets for everything. Socialist is not communist.
Not really socialistic, but social-democratic. Social democracy is a branch of socialism, that also allow for financial growth and free market mechanisms. But, your point stands, although "safety nets for everything" is not 100% true - there are holes in the safety nets, but I guess there will always be. Compared to lots of other places, we really have no reason to complain. I stand by that, even if I am on the brink of personal bankruptcy.
They are capitalist countries, with strong social implementations But their economy is capitalist.