This episode is not about anarchy itself. It is about the type of society that we TM will have to sustain once we TM get anarchy. Even if anarchy is never achieved, it is still beneficial to create a more functional culture. The State has made it abundantly clear that the thing it fears most is intact, functional family units. That is why it created welfare in an attempt to make fathers obsolete. That is why it claimed marriage for itself, only to turn about and add an exit clause in the event that you feel like it.That is why it offers childcare in the form of public schools so that it can shape children into whatever is most conducive to its expansion at the time. With all that newly found free time, it is why it created Affirmative Action, which largely “benefits” women, to solidify mothers’ absence from the home. DOE controlled training for many jobs is one year of training and three years of bs for a reason. Karl Marx spends a large part of The Communist Manifesto laying out his ideas for how to dissolve the family structure. As evil as the State is, none of these programs would be effective if people didn’t go along with them.
There are obviously many thing that would need to be cultural norms in order for statism to not take hold. It can’t be socially acceptable to never produce anything. It can’t be the norm to habitually do so many drugs that you lose control of your actions. There would have to be SOME acceptable standard for defensive force. It would not go well if it was frowned upon to have roadways on account of them reminding people of the time when there was a State. If people acted in the most insane ways conceivable just because it did not violate the NAP, there would soon be a State. And even if there wasn’t, I’m not sure how much that would matter. But because the State seems so invested in destroying it, and because its the easiest way in which values like anarchy are transmitted, it seems to me that family structures is the most important area of focus.
It used to be the case that people would raise their own children and prepare them to be functional adults. About two generations ago people willingly handed that over for a chance at an average job. The programs that the State uses to sever children from their parents, and that parents willingly sign up for, are for the most part voluntary on the part of the parents. It is entirely legal to find a good father for your children, marry him in a private contract (with or without a State license) that is for life with no or reasonable exit clauses, and raise your own children. Theoretically the State could institute widespread use of CPS to forcibly take children from their parents, but that would lack popular support. Due to an inherent biologically driven disgust at that type of behavior, the State has to either use those programs sparingly, or be prepared to use brute force to uphold them. The good news is that since using transparent and direct force on a widespread level is a very inefficient and ineffective way to run a State, it is unlikely that the State will be able to continue its appropriation of children if parents withdraw their cooperation. The bad news is the we TM are having to rediscover and reimplement family structures, and that takes much longer than just handing them down in the first place.