If you like your coffee with a strong dose of class hatred and brute-force authoritarianism disguised as concern for the poor and downtrodden, you better hurry: The Anarchist Café in Toronto, which describes itself as “an anti-capitalist cafe, shop and radical community space on stolen land,” is closing its doors for good on May 30 after operating for slightly over a year. Once again, people have proven that if they have a choice, they will not choose Communism. The Anarchist Café, which should have called itself the Boot-on-the-Face Café, never stood a chance in an open market where people could pick up a coffee and doughnut without all the tiresome agitprop.
The Anarchist Café’s announcement of its closing is a vivid illustration of why its demise was a foregone conclusion from the moment it opened its doors, and of why Communism has to be imposed by force wherever and whenever it is implemented. “Gabriel a.k.a The Anarchist,” that is, owner Gabriel Sims-Fewer, the capitalist owner of the anti-capitalist café, wrote that it had been “an amazing experience” running the café, “raising the blood pressure of Conservatives (that includes you, ‘anarcho-capitalists’ and ‘Libertarians’), fulfilling the dream of most service workers by not having to tolerate the presence of professional class-traitors (pigs and military), and experimenting with living and working in ways that don’t enthusiastically embrace the pure misanthropy of Capitalism.”
Like virtually all Leftists, Sims-Fewer seems to have a severely impaired capacity for self-reflection, as he rails against capitalism’s “misanthropy” while failing to recognize his own burning hatred for “Conservatives,” “anarcho-capitalists,” “Libertarians,” and “pigs and military.” But of course, Sims-Fewer himself would likely deny that his hatred for such people counts as “misanthropy” at all, for, you see, the people in the groups he hates are not human at all; they’re “class-traitors.” In Marxist class warfare, the enemy is completely dehumanized, so as to make it easier for the programmed cadres to destroy that enemy without suffering pangs of conscience.
Sims-Fewer then goes on to reveal, unwittingly, of course, the inherent contradiction of Communism. After ranting against capitalism, he turns around and admits that his anti-capitalist café failed because it wasn’t attractive enough to capitalists: “Unfortunately, the lack of generational wealth/seed capital from ethically bankrupt sources left me unable to weather the quiet winter season, or to grow in the ways needed to be sustainable longer-term.” So he couldn’t sell enough coffee and doughnuts to stay in business, and he couldn’t hoodwink enough wealthy donors to keep his enterprise that was directed against the very existence of wealthy donors afloat. And so he is closing down. Gee, what a shame.
In fact, The Anarchist Café, which was no doubt a relentlessly unpleasant place to visit, did get a break from several capitalists, and yet still couldn’t make it in a world where people had choices of where to go for coffee. “I’d like to say a huge thank you,” Sims-Fewer continues, “to Pop Coffee Works, my coffee supplier and landlords, for their generosity and patience; they could easily have sold this space, or rented for more than twice what they’ve charged me, so this place wouldn’t have existed without them.” In the Communist state in which Sims-Fewer longs to live, the hapless populace would have been forced to patronize his grim, propaganda-laden establishment. It would have been Sims-Fewer’s coffee or the gulag. But in Toronto, which is still nominally a free city, people voted with their feet, and The Anarchist Café is closing.
And just as every last Communist state has been a failed state even as its overlords proclaimed it to be a paradisal place of justice and equality, Sims-Fewer claimed that his failed café was a glorious victory: “The Anarchist has been a huge success in every way I hoped.” Apparently he didn’t hope to sell enough coffee, food and propaganda to stay in business.
Sims-Fewer signed off with a revolting example of the incandescent hatred that powers all Marxist initiatives: “F**k the rich. F**k the police. F**k the state. F**k the colonial death camp we call ‘Canada.’” As charming as this was, it raised an inevitable question: if Sims-Fewer really thinks he is living in a “colonial death camp” on “stolen land,” why doesn’t he leave? Isn’t he sharing in the oppression he deplores by continuing to exist for even one more second in such a terrible place? No doubt Pyongyang has room for an Anarchist Café, where the patrons would enthusiastically endorse his Marxist agitprop. Or else.
David Ray says
Socialism only benefits the grifters who manage to backstab their way to occupy the few politburo slots available in a bankrupt system.
As for the misery awaiting the unwashed masses, they buy what they’re told (if & when it’s available), and do what they’re told (or end up like Douglas Mackey).
Walter Sieruk says
Since the subject of Communism has been brought up. It’s thus appropriate time to also mention the subject of Communist nation of China an appropriate time It’s important to define the concept of Communism .Otherwise known as Marxism. There the pipe-dream of a pure Marxist society in the philosophical political economic fantasy that no one is ever really in need and everyone “Works according to his abilities and receives according to his needs”
In contrast, the is the reality of Communism which is that Marxism is a philosophy that no intelligent person can actually, truthfully accept is not only unrealistic and unnatural but also a joke and an excuse to set up and prop-up tyranny. For evil is always looking for an excuse. Marxism is just the excuse need to set up brutal regimes. Such as that of that Communist tyrannical and oppressive of Red China.
Walter Sieruk says
Most historians agree that Karl Marx had good intentions when he labored so many hours writing his books .Such as the COMMUNIST MANIFESTO along with his long volumes which are entitled THE CAPITAL. Those volumes and his other written works were intended to remedy the terrible social conditions of the oppressed and exploited working class.
The reality was the only further tyrannical oppression and cruel exploitation came upon humankind as a result of his error filled philosophical economic political thesis. First, this awful disaster is what may be called “The law of unintended consequences.” Second, as already mentioned above Karl Marx had “good intentions.” So this serves a proof that the old saying must actually be true. Which is that “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”
SPURWING PLOVER says
Way too bad but it looks like they don’t like the Coffee and socialists stuff so Goodbye and Good Riddance to the Anarchists Coffee Shop I hope the owner is at the Unemployed fools home
He will probably be hired by Trudeau to be the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.
Warm Pablum says
A quick show of hands, who here knew that good intentions don’t pay the bills, don’t feed anyone, don’t produce clean drinking water and don’t secure the sequestration and disposal of even one CC of offal waste product that leads to illness and death. Sadly, I see everyone here knew.
I live in Toronto. I get my coffee every day at a pro Capitalist, anti Marxist, Conservative establishment. Its called “My Apartment”.
Mo de Profit says
Me too, and it costs a few pennies, it costs the anarchist coffee shop a few pennies too and they sell it for pounds and STILL can’t make a profit.
The guy named after an angel can’t make a living selling coffee?
Socialism/Communism can only exist as a parasite of capitalism because capitalism produces EVERYTHING socialists/Communists wish to “redistribute..”
This enterprise depended upon capitalism, specifically it needed some customers to pay more than the fair market value of their product to subsidize the customers who paid less.
Andrew Blackadder says
I guess this ”guy” sold Fewer Cups of Coffee than his own name would imply.
If he is living on ”Stolen land” then he is complicit in that theft and if anybody breaks into his Apartment, on that stolen land will he call the f***king Police who are the protectors of that stolen land and yet he wanted to make a living whereby he was not really making a living…
To celebrate the failure of your Coffee Cafe is now known as a success…
Ya cant fix that kind of stupid.
Classic example of today’s generation that either have their head in a phone or stuck right up their backsides.
“In Marxist class warfare, the enemy is completely dehumanized, so as to make it easier for the programmed cadres to destroy that enemy without suffering pangs of conscience.” The inhuman deeds that Lenin, Stalin, & Mao inflicted on their own people in the name of communism exemplifies the hypocrisy and deception that this nut case Fewer spews forth. His hypocrisy is also displayed by his riding on the sacrifices and the backs of those he hates that won his freedoms – the police and the military.
And all the big capitalist companies are now followers of the new religion of DEI, which is a racist communist ideology.
Miser Lou says
The real reason why they shut down may be what is scribbked on the bathroom stall: “Flush twice, it’s a long way to the kitchen,”