This story is nuts. An anarcho-capitalist moved to a place where he could live out his dreams of making money without laws. As a result of his money-making ambitions and the lack of laws, he got killed, @thedailybeast reports. https://t.co/mNFYaDFAhQ
Ancaps want to “ally with us” then they pull this nonsense? Everything they touch is a disaster! If ancaps genuinely wanted an alliance with us they could work with Food Not Bombs, MADR. They could take to the streets against the KKK, defend BLM against police brutality. Jesus Christ, anti capitalist anarchists do a better job of proving charity works than the people who claim it can replace the entire welfare state.
Someone point me to something actually productive a ancap has done to reduce the power of the state and I’ll walk back this statement but I’m sorry to say I doubt it.
Berwick says Galton and Forester should’ve known what they were getting into.
“They started up a competing conference to Anarchapulco, called Anarchaforko and John continued to be involved in one way or another with the production or sale of plants,” Berwick told The Daily Beast in an email. “Unfortunately, that is the one thing that is very dangerous to do in Mexico as the drug cartels will attack anyone they see as competition and that appears to have happened to John.”
Based on this, I'm guessing Berwick put out a hit on Galton because of his "forked" conference? This quote sounds like Tony Soprano telling someone whose place he just torched that he "should have been careful setting up shop in such a dangerous neighborhood."
From the article
>“All I can say is be careful of everyone,” she wrote in a Telegram post, first reported by CoinSpice. “Those who talk anarchy don’t always Live in accordance. This was because we trusted and helped the wronfg [sic] ‘anarchist’. Be vigilant, on your toes and skeptical of all.”
>“This is a big mess and while I'm sad about it I don't want to leave Mexico. Mexico isn't the problem, this was due to an American who hired Mexicans.”
Seems like Forrester agrees.
I like the scare quotes around anarchist, even though ending up as a hit job ordering mafioso or a feudal lord seems to me as the logical end game for the successful anarchocapitalist.
So he was trying to sell weed in cartel territory? That makes sense. Because if a cartel went to the trouble and expense of sending a hit squad to his home, it would suggest they had some kind of business dispute with him.
Just what I was thinking. This is the ancap endgame - someone with more resources decided they didn't like what you were doing, and put an end to it.
Sad for the guy, but if that's not irony I don't know what is.
My understanding is one of the reasons that the murder rate in Acapulco has skyrocketed in recent years is because it's not dominated by a cartel. It's a web of small gangs vying for turf. Wapo wrote an article about it: [https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/world/how-acapulco-became-mexicos-murder-capital/](https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/world/how-acapulco-became-mexicos-murder-capital/)
Large organizations tend to have a certain amount of consistency and restraint. Hyper-violent gangs of youths with automatic weapons... not so much.
There's also a tragic irony in spending your adult life railing against statists and the power of the state, only to meet your demise at the hands of non-state actors that are more powerful than the state itself
I don't see what the problem here is. Yes, what the cartels did here was possibly "wrong" by certain moral standards, but the free market will punish their alleged misbehavior and their customers will stop buying from them. That's just how free markets work.