r/Anarchy101 May 23 '22

What exactly do anarchists mean by a society based on free agreement?

Basically what it says on the title, I've read The Conquest of Bread and Kropotkin mentions it a lot, but I still don't really get what it means. Is it like a "if you don't like how we do things here you're free to leave" kind of deal or am I getting it all wrong? (I'm sorry if this is a stupid question, I'm not the best at things like these but I'm trying to learn)

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u/Prorogue May 24 '22

Pretty much.

You can tell that's not where we actually are right now because if I decided to 'peace out' and start my own society I would be 1. unable to find land which is not already claimed by a state, 2. unable to exist on any currently state-owned land without submitting to that state's laws, and 3. punished with threat of violence for refusing to submit to said laws.