Left wing anarchy is a paradox. You can't have a zero government society with price controls, heavy market regulations, and identity politics without a form of bureaucracy. So I laugh at Antifa members who consider themselves true anarchists.
"Left and right" wing are simplified terms which cover a wide array of dissenting opinions.
Among anarchists Anarchism is often more commonly referred to as Libertarian socialism, I.e. a desire for a situation in which workers own the means of production and take decisions through direct democracy, but aren't governed by a state. Instead they favour decentralised, flat organisational structures (worker's councils, trade unions, citizen's committees etc.). They reject the state socialist proposition of a state that governs the economy and dictates to people.
This is "Left wing" in the sense that it involves the dismantling of wage labour systems and traditional models of capitalism, but is different from many other left wing schools of thought in that it is explicitly opposed to the idea of a governing state.
It is when dealing with the differences between specific group ideologies that simple terms like "Left and Right wing", although useful in other contexts as a means of understanding, begin to fall apart. A libertarian socialist is violently opposed to a leninist or social democrat, but they would still be broadly categorised as "left wingers" in the dialectic because they share anti-capitalist tendencies, reject traditional institutions of power, are interested in class struggle and reject nationalism, among other similarites.
However, the statement "anarchists are right wing" really doesn't hold much water at all. Inasmuch as the phrase "right wing" has any meaning, it means a belief in social order and heirarchical systems of governance, as well as a belief in traditional institutions.
And inasmuch as the term "anarchist" has any meaning, it means the exact opposite of that.
The term "Right wing" comes from the French revolution, where those in favour of traditional institutions, such as the monarchy, would be seated on the right. the right wing is not where anarchists would be seated. Not then, and not now. The idea that what is referred to as " the right wing" are anarchists because they favour deregulated, laiseiz-faire capitalism is completely wrong-headed. Laissez-faire capitalism is justified because it is viewed as a reflection of the natural social order, of pre-existing inequalities that are only laid bare by capitalism, rather than created by them. this is "Right-wing" dogma in a nutshell.
A "Right wing antifascist" as proposed by Puff and Stuff would be an interesting proposition, because being Antifascist is primarily a rejection of nationalism, and nationalism and national identity are central tenets of pretty much all "Right wing" philosophies.
Edited by autophobe2e, April 27 2017 - 10:40 AM.