A voluntaryist or anarchist understands that they alone are responsible for meeting their needs and/or desires.
An (AnythingElse)-ist believes that others should act in a way that meets their their needs and/or desires.
@Condon replied with “By all means do set it up, but make sure that its existence, purpose, and location are widely advertised so that anyone who wants to use it can do so, and so that everyone knows it is an agenda and schedule for the Forkfest.” Thus placing the satisfaction of his specific needs and desires into someone else’s hands.
When someone did create a Forkfest Events Calendar, his first response was not “great, thank you, I will post my events and check it for other’s events”, but rather it was again a call for others to do the work he wished to see done: “Spread the word…widely.”
Two days later, after repeatedly suggesting/telling others to promote the calendar, he was apparently unsatisfied with the results of any such promotion and suddenly we’re treated to the following:
“I wonder—and I’m just musing here—if this episode isn’t an example of the dysfunctionality (or non-functionality) of anarchism…in the sense of not having a structure designed to ensure that things get things done.”
You see, the community/society/others had not met @Condon’s needs, therefore the community/society/others are dysfunctional. And, from his (AnythingElse)-ist view, he’s absolutely right. Those damn “Youthful, uninformed and misguided” anarchists had not met his needs/desires promptly enough or to his satisfaction and therefore they had failed him.
Meanwhile the thread (and the whole Forkfest subforum) makes clear that, from the view of the anarchists & voluntaryists, the community/society/others were not only functional, but had been successful in meeting their needs/desires. Why? Because individuals stepped up to make the things happen that they desired and those that didn’t step up acknowledged that they clearly didn’t want those things bad enough to do them themselves.
(Note: my apologies for using the bulky (AnythingElse)-ist when the proper antonym for anarchist is clearly statist. I didn’t want to use statist as it has become a loaded insult to many and this post is not meant as an attack, merely an example of the title thesis.)