Anarchy, which by definition means without rulers, has turned into such a complex topic. There are roughly 57 variations of Anarchism, such as Anarcho-communism and Anarcho-Syndicalism. The Anarchist Nation focuses around Anarchism without Adjectives, which accepts the coexistence of all the different anarchist schools of thought and emphasizes on harmony between the various anarchist groups, uniting them through the common interest of anti-authoritarianism and anti-hierarchism. The objective is to secure the personal and social freedom of people, regardless of which economic basis is used to accomplish the objectives.
There are several anarchists who might use more than one type of anarchist label to describe themselves depending on what they’re doing, what types of group structures they found themselves operating in and what their goals are/were. Some anarchists prefer more organized and structured groups where members commit to certain ideological and strategical principles while others prefer more flexible, small-scale affinity groups that come and go as needed. What type of anarchist you are can change over time, for that is what we do as a species, we change and evolve.
Of course, this is not to say that all types are truly anarchistic and non-problematic. For example, anarcho-capitalism contradicts its self. Capitalism is exploitive and risks the personal and social freedoms of others. It is a part of the economic issues of today. The view of anarcho-capitalists stem from some so-called ‘individual anarchists’ who have expressed that personal freedom means to be free to compete in a capitalistic market. Thus, there in lies the problem, where the risk of exploitation is still high and the meaning of the word ‘Anarchy’ is contradictory. Market Anarchists, who have been calling the free market a “freed market”, believe that there can be free markets without capitalism. So why be an anarcho-capitalist? You might as well be a capitalist if that’s the case.
With that being said, I hope that you will have more of an understanding of what our thoughts are on the subject and help us strive to build an Anarchist society, for our children, and their children’s children.