As expected, The Anarchist Café, a symbol of anti-capitalist principles, announced that it is shutting down after just a year of operation. The owner, Gabriel, or as he likes to call himself, “The Anarchist,” complained about the lack of generational wealth, and seed capital from what he deems ethically corrupt sources. His confession exposes the very contradiction of their anti-capitalist stance. Without the support of the system they so vehemently loathe, the café failed to sustain and survive the quiet winter season.
— Jenna Ellis 🐊🇺🇸 (@JennaEllisEsq) May 16, 2023
In a statement on their website, the café celebrated their “amazing experience” of spreading their radical ideals and causing a stir among the conservative bunch. As a self-righteous attempt at living differently, they failed to achieve their long-term sustainability goals. Their admission that their demise resulted from a lack of resources from supposed corrupt sources is laughable, as they fail to recognize the fundamental role capitalism and free markets play in entrepreneurial success, job creation, and societal growth.
The Anarchist Café was indeed successful, but in every way that capitalism provides- which they aim to destroy. Encouraging competition, fostering ingenuity, and rewarding hard work have time and again proven that capitalism is by far the most efficient and effective economic system. The café’s closure highlights the resilience of capitalism and how it continues to drive economic growth and upward mobility worldwide.
Those who wish to dismantle capitalism should take heed- they are flirting with disaster. The tragic tale of The Anarchist Café is a clear indication of how free markets encourage a prosperous society with plentiful opportunities to create and achieve. May Gabriel’s coffee machine rest in peace, and may this be a lesson for all those who want to defy the boon of capitalism.