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  1. "The most absurd apology for authority and law is that they serve to diminish crime. Aside from the fact that the State is itself the greatest criminal, breaking every written and natural law, stealing in the form of taxes, killing in the form of war and capital punishment, it has come to an absolute standstill in coping with crime. It has failed utterly to destroy or even minimize the horrible scourge of its own creation." - Emma Goldman
  3. "I am an anarchist! Wherefore I will not rule, and also ruled I will not be!" - John Henry Mackay
  5. "At the risk at seeming ridiculous let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love" - Che Guevara
  7. "The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society, and could be followed even if no law existed, and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority, but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror" - Peter Kropotkin
  9. "I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the estabelishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which would be oriented towards social goals" - Albert Einstein
  11. "It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled" - Mark Twain
  13. "They talk about the failure of socialism, but where is the success of capitalism in africa, asia, and latin america?" - Fidel Castro
  15. "I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves" - Che Guevara
  17. "The real purpose of socialism is precisely to overcome and advance beyond the predatory phase of human development" - Albert Einstein
  19. "How is it my fault that my heart sits to the left and that my blood is red?" - Che Guevara
  21. "I am convinced socialism is the only answer and I urse all comrades to ttake this struggle to a victorious conclusion. Only this will free us from the chains of bigotry and exploitation" - Malala Yousafzai
  23. "The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of 'liberalism,' they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day america will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened" - Norman Thomas
  25. "When facism comes to america it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross" - Sinclair Lewis
  27. "Under no pretext should arms and ammunition be surrendered; any attempt to disarm the workers must be frustrated, by force if necessary" _ Karl Marx
  29. "Competition is the law of the jungle, but cooperation is the law of civilization" - Peter Kropotkin
  31. "While revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, you cannot kill ideas' - Thomas Sankara
  33. "To Joseph Stalin: Stop sending people to kill me! We've already captured five of them, one of them with a bomb and another with a rifle...if you don't stop sending killers, I'll send a very fast working one to Moscow and I certainly wont have to send another" - Josip Broz Tito
  35. "Prisons are universities of crime, maintained by the state" - Peter Kropotkin
  37. "“Be strong. Overflow with emotional and intellectual energy, and you will spread your intelligence, your love, your energy of action broadcast among others! This is what all moral teaching comes to.” - Peter Kropotkin
  39. "Don’t compete! — competition is always injurious to the species, and you have plenty of resources to avoid it" - Peter Kropotkin
  41. "All is for all! If the man and the woman bear their fair share of work, they have a righ tto their fair share of all that is produced by all, and that share is enough to secure them well-being. No more of such vague formulas as "The right to work" or "To each the whole result of his labour." What we proclaim is the right to wellbeing: well-being for all!" - Peter Kropotkin
  43. "When we ask for the abolition of the state and its organs we are always told that we dream of a society composed of men better than they are in reality. But no; a thousand times, no. All we ask is that men should not be made WORSE than they are by such institutions" - Peter Kropotkin
  45. "People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern: to stupefy themselves, to forget their misery, to imagine themselves, for a few minutes anyway, free and happy" - Mikhail Bakunin
  47. "Liberty without socialism is privilege & injustice. Socialism without liberty is slavery and brutality" - Mikhail Bakunin
  49. "Ask for work. If they dont give you work, ask for bread. If they do not give you work or bread, then take bread" - Emma Goldman
  51. "If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal" - Emma Goldman
  53. "Never be deceived that the rich will permit you to vote away their wealth" - Lucy Parsons
  55. "I am an anarchist not because I believe anarchism is the final goal, but because there is no such thing as a final goal" - Rudolf Rocker
  57. “Comrades, there is no true social revolution without the liberation of women. May my eyes never see and my feet never take me to a society where half the people are held in silence. I hear the roar of women’s silence. I sense the rumble of their storm and feel the fury of their revolt.”  - Thomas Sankara
  59. Love conquers all difficulties, surmounts all obstacles, and effects what to any other power would be impossible - William Godwin
  61. Condemn me if you choose — I do that myself, — but condemn me, and not the path which I am following, and which I point out to those who ask me where, in my opinion, the path is. - Leo Tolstoy
  63. The wise man is satisfied with nothing - William Godwin
  65. “The reason why we have two ears and only one mouth is that we may listen more and talk less.” - Zeno of Citium
  67. No evil is honorable; but death is honorable; therefore death is not evil. - Zeno of Citium
  69. The best exponent of anarchist philosophy in ancient Greece was Zeno (342-267 or 270 B.C.), from Crete, the founder of the Stoic philosophy, who distinctly opposed his conception of a free community without government to the state-Utopia of Plato. He repudiated the omnipotence of the State, its intervention and regimentation, and proclaimed the sovereignty of the moral law of the individual — remarking already that, while the necessary instinct of self-preservation leads man to egotism, nature has supplied a corrective to it by providing man with another instinct — that of sociability. When men are reasonable enough to follow their natural instincts, they will unite across the frontiers and constitute the Cosmos. They will have no need of law-courts or police, will have no temples and no public worship, and use no money — free gifts taking the place of the exchanges. Unfortunately, the writings of Zeno have not reached us and are only known through fragmentary quotations. However, the fact that his very wording is similar to the wording now in use, shows how deeply is laid the tendency of human nature of which he was the mouthpiece. - Peter Kropotkin
  71. "The purpose of life is happiness, which is achieved by virtue, living according to the dictates of reason, ethical and philosophical training, self reflection, careful judgement and inner calm" - Zeno of Citium
  73. If you cannot trust the people with freedom, how can you trust them with power? - Bruce Fenton
  75. as for politics, im an anarchist. i hate governments and rules and fetters. cant stand caged animals. people must be free - charlie chaplin
  77. If you are hungry i will offer food. if you are thirsty i will offer water. if you are cold i will offer warmth. if you are in need ask and i will give. if you are in trouble ask and i will help. i do not need these things in the hopes of being rewarded. i do not do these things out of fear of punishment. i do these things because i know them to be right. i set my own standards and i alone enforce them. i am an anarchist
  79. an anarchist is someone who does not need a cop to make him behave. anarchism is voluntary cooperation with the right of secession. the individual or the family or the small group as a unit instead of the state - ammon hennacy
  81. anarchism does not mean bloodshed; it does not mean robbery, arson, etc... these monstrosities are on the contrary the characteristic features of capitalism - naom chomsky
  83. The truth is that the State is a conspiracy designed not only to exploit, but above all to corrupt its citizens … Henceforth, I shall never serve any government anywhere. - Leo Tolstoy
  85. we are sorry for the inconvenience but this is a revolution - Subcomandante Marcos
  87. I shit on all the revolutionary vanguards of this planet - Subcomandante Marcos
  89. Laws: We know what they are, and what they are worth! They are spider webs for the rich and mighty, steel chains for the poor and weak, fishing nets in the hands of the government - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
  91. The possessions of the rich are stolen property - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
  93. Whoever lays his hand on me to govern me is a usurper and tyrant, and I declare him my enemy - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
  95. To name a thing is easy: the difficulty is to discern it before its appearance. - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
  97. "I am an anarchist! Wherefore I will not rule, and also ruled I will not be!" - John Henry Mackay
  99. "For the Anarchist, freedom is not an abstract philosophical concept, but the vital concrete possibility for every human being to bring to full development all the powers, capacities and talents with which nature has endowed him, and turn them to social account." - Rudolf Rocker
  101. "Most anarchists believe the coming change can only come through a revolution, because the possessing class will not allow a peaceful change to take place; still we are willing to work for peace at any price, except at the price of liberty." - Lucy Parsons
  103. "The most absurd apology for authority and law is that they serve to diminish crime. Aside from the fact that the State is itself the greatest criminal, breaking every written and natural law, stealing in the form of taxes, killing in the form of war and capital punishment, it has come to an absolute standstill in coping with crime. It has failed utterly to destroy or even minimize the horrible scourge of its own creation." - Emma Goldman
  105. “Anarchism is not a romantic fable but the hardheaded realization, based on five thousand years of experience, that we cannot entrust the management of our lives to kings, priests, politicians, generals, and county commissioners.” - Edward Abbey
  107. Jesus Christ was the supreme example of authentic anarchy — the creative non-violent anarchist par excellence — working not from the top down, but from the bottom up with the poor, and the poorest of the poor, to empower people and enable them to realize their potential, as men and women made in the images of God. - Dave Andrews
  109. Anarchists know that a long period of education must precede any great fundamental change in society, hence they do not in vote begging, nor political campaigns, but rather in the development of self-thinking individuals - Lucy Parsons
  111. we anarchists do not want to emancipate the people; we want the people to emancipate themselves - Errico Malatesta
  113. a man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a a term of years - Lysander Spooner
  115. Contrary to what you may have heard, Anarchy is not chaos and disorder.
  116. If you are imagining a world at war, where people stab one another in the back in order to get ahead, where huge swathes of the population suffer and struggle, where the Earth and all its creatures are abused, where corruption is rampant, where the biggest bullies and the best liars are rewarded with the most, and where minorities are excluded and prejudice thrives, you are thinking of capitalism, not Anarchy. - Paddy Vipond
  118. You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength - marcus aurelius
  120. "Now, does Anarchism really mean disorder and violence?" you wonder.
  121. No. my friend, it is capitalism and government which stand for disorder and violence. Anarchism is the very reverse of it; it means order without government and peace without violence. - Alexander Berkman
  123. "Well-being for all is not a dream, it is realizable."-Peter Kropotkin
  125. Marx was too much of a thinker that he should not have taken notice of the subsequent developments of industrial life, which were not foreseen in 1848; if he had lived now, he surely would not have shut his eyes to the formidable growth of the numbers of small capitalists and to the middle-class fortunes which are made in a thousand ways under the shadow of the modern “millionaires.” Very likely he would have noticed also the extreme slowness with which the wrecking of small industries goes on — a slowness which could not be predicted fifty or forty years ago, because no one could foresee at that time the facilities which have been offered since for transport, the growing variety of demand, nor the cheap means which are now in use for the supply of motive power in small quantities. Being a thinker, lie would have studied these facts, and very probably he would have mitigated the absoluteness of his earlier formulae, as in fact he did once with regard to the village community in Russia. It would be most desirable that his followers should rely less upon abstract forinulae — easy as they may be as watchwords in political struggles — and try to imitate their teacher in his analysis of concrete economical phenomena. - Peter Kropotkin
  127. There are theories on both the left and right of politics, which advocate a planned sequence of societies, culminating in anarchy but beginning with a new kind of authoritarian society.
  128. Best known of these is classical Marxism, which holds that the state will wither away, when people are so equal and interdependent that they no longer need restraint. The first step towards this goal is to impose a very strong government, of people of good will who thoroughly understand the theory.
  129. Wherever Marxists have seized power, they have behaved like other people in power. Marxists accuse them of betraying the revolution, but anarchists think the pressures of power make all bosses behave in substantially the same way. (The anarchist Michael Bakunin predicted as early as 1867 that Marxist government would be “slavery and brutality”.) - Peter Kropotkin
  131. Until and unless a society free of government exists, nobody can be absolutely certain that such a society is feasible. If it is not, then Marxists and others who set up a strong government in the hope of eliminating government, do not just fail to attain their objective, but end up with more of what they were hoping to eliminate. Anarchists at least give themselves a chance of ending up with a society freer than it would otherwise have been. - Peter Kropotkin
  133. “Communism is the road that leads in the direction of anarchism.” This is the theory of the bolsheviks; the theory of marxists and authoritarian socialists of all schools. All recognise that anarchy is a sublime ideal, that it is the goal towards which mankind is, or should be, moving, but they all want to become the government, to oblige the people to take the right road. Anarchists say instead, that anarchy is the way that leads to communism or elsewhere. - Peter Kropotkin
  135. Most Collectivists, faithful to the distinction established by the middle-class economists (and Marx also) between qualified (skilled) and simple (unskilled) labor, tell us that qualified or professional toil should be paid a certain number of times more than simple toil. Thus, one hour of the doctor’s work should be considered as equivalent to two or three hours of the work of the nurse, or three hours of that of the navvy. “Professional or qualified labor will be a multiple of simple labor,” says the Collectivist Grönlund, because this sort of labor demands a longer or shorter apprenticeship. - Peter Kropotkin
  137. The idea of labor checks, you know, is old. It dates from Robert Owen; Proudhon commended it in 1848; Marxists have made “Scientific Socialism” of it today. - Peter Kropotkin
  139. But Bolshevik dogmas and “Communist” statism proved a fatal handicap to the creative activities of the people. The fundamental characteristic of Bolshevik psychology is distrust of the masses. Their Marxist theories, centering all power in the exclusive hands of their party, quickly resulted in the destruction of revolutionary cooperation, in the arbitrary and ruthless suppression of all other political parties and movements. Bolshevik tactics encompassed the systematic eradication of every sign of dissatisfaction, stifled all criticism and crushed independent opinion, popular initiative and effort. Communist dictatorship, with its extreme mechanical centralization, frustrated the economic and industrial activities of the country. The great masses were deprived of the opportunity to shape the policies of the Revolution or to take part in the administration of their own affairs. The labor unions were governmentalized and turned into mere transmitters of the orders of the state. The people’s cooperatives—that vital nerve of active solidarity and mutual help between city and country—were liquidated. The Soviets of peasants and workers were castrated and transformed into obedient committees. The government monopolized every phase of life. A bureaucratic machine was created, appalling in its inefficiency, corruption, brutality. The Revolution was divorced from the people and thus doomed to perish; and over all hung the dreaded sword of Bolshevik terrorism. That was the “Communism” of the Bolsheviki in the first stages of the Revolution. Everyone knows that it brought the complete paralysis of industry, agriculture and transport. It was the period of “military Communism,” of agrarian and industrial conscription, of the razing of peasant villages by Bolshevik artillery—those “constructive” social and economic policies of Bolshevik Communism which resulted in the fearful famine in 1921. - Emma Goldman
  141. Even Marx himself, whose disciples now seek to hide the anarchist side to his doctrine, defined anarchy thus: “All Socialists understand by Anarchy the following: that once the goal of the proletarian movement — the abolition of classes — is reached, the power of the State — which serves to maintain the large producing majority under the yoke of a small exploiting minority — disappears and the functions of government are transformed into simple administrative functions”. In other words, anarchy is not the negation of organization but only of the governing function of the power of the State. No, anarchism is not individualist, but basically federalist. Federalism is essential to anarchism: it is in fact the very essence of anarchism. I would happily  define anarchism as complete federalism, the universal extension of the idea of the free contract - Emma Goldman
  143. All the old crap of the thirties is coming back again — the shit about the “class line,” the “role of the working class,” the “trained cadres,” the “vanguard party,” and the “proletarian dictatorship.” It’s all back again, and in a more vulgarized form than ever - Murray Bookchin
  145. Not only do anarcho-communists seek to prevent Marxist parties from repeating this; they also wish to prevent their own organization from playing a similar role. Accordingly, they try to prevent bureaucracy, hierarchy and elites from emerging in their midst. No less important, they attempt to remake themselves; to root out from their own personalities those authoritarian traits and elitist propensities that are assimilated in hierarchical society almost from birth. The concern of the anarchist movement with lifestyle is not merely a preoccupation with its own integrity, but with the integrity of the revolution itself.2 - murray Bookchin
  147. Listen, Marxist: The organization we try to build is the kind of society our revolution will create. Either we will shed the past — in ourselves as well as in our groups — or there will simply be no future to win - Murray Bookchin
  149. Look at Stirner, look at him, the peaceful enemy of all constraint. For the moment, he is still drinking beer, Soon he will be drinking blood as though it were water. When others cry savagely "down with the kings" Stirner immediately supplements "down with the laws also." Stirner full of dignity proclaims; You bend your willpower and you dare to call yourselves free. You become accustomed to slavery Down with dogmatism, down with law - Freidrich Engels on Max Stirner
  151. The working class itself is divided into four great divisions: women, agricultural labourers, unskilled workers, and skilled workers. - Peter Kropotkin
  153. “Why is our flag black? Black is a shade of negation. The black flag is the negation of all flags. It is a negation of nationhood which puts the human race against itself and denies the unity of all humankind. Black is a mood of anger and outrage at all the hideous crimes against humanity perpetrated in the name of allegiance to one state or another. It is anger and outrage at the insult to human intelligence implied in the pretences, hypocrisies, and cheap chicaneries of governments … Black is also a colour of mourning; the black flag which cancels out the nation also mourns its victims the countless millions murdered in wars, external and internal, to the greater glory and stability of some bloody state. It mourns for those whose labour is robbed (taxed) to pay for the slaughter and oppression of other human beings. It mourns not only the death of the body but the crippling of the spirit under authoritarian and hierarchic systems; it mourns the millions of brain cells blacked out with never a chance to light up the world. It is a colour of inconsolable grief. “But black is also beautiful. It is a colour of determination, of resolve, of strength, a colour by which all others are clarified and defined. Black is the mysterious surrounding of germination, of fertility, the breeding ground of new life which always evolves, renews, refreshes, and reproduces itself in darkness. The seed hidden in the earth, the strange journey of the sperm, the secret growth of the embryo in the womb all these the blackness surrounds and protects.“So black is negation, is anger, is outrage, is mourning, is beauty, is hope, is the fostering and sheltering of new forms of human life and relationship on and with this earth. The black flag means all these things. We are proud to carry it, sorry we have to, and look forward to the day when such a symbol will no longer be necessary.” [“Why the Black Flag?”, Howard Ehrlich (ed.), Reinventing Anarchy, Again, pp. 31–2]
  155. “Lyon, Marseille, Narbonne, all had their own Communes, and like ours [in Paris], theirs too were drowned in the blood of revolutionaries. That is why our flags are red. Why are our red banners so terribly frightening to those persons who have caused them to be stained that colour?” [The Red Virgin: Memoirs of Louise Michel, p. 65]
  157. “carrying the red flag in honour of the Paris Commune” - Martin A. Miller
  159. “The presence of black flags together with red ones became a feature of Anarchist demonstrations throughout Europe and the Americas. With the establishment of the CNT, a single flag on which black and red were separated diagonally, was adopted and used mainly in Spain.” The Spanish Anarchists, p. 57 Bookchin
  161. The earliest recorded use of the red-and-black colours was during the attempted Bologna insurrection of August 1874 where participants were “sporting the anarchists’ red and black cockade.” [Nunzio Pernicone, Italian Anarchism, 1864–1892, p. 93] In April 1877, a similar attempt at provoking rebellion saw anarchists enter the small Italian town of Letino “wearing red and black cockades” and carrying a “red and black banner.” These actions helped to “captur[e] national attention” and “draw considerable notice to the International and its socialist programme.” [Nunzio Pernicone, Op. Cit., pp. 124–5 and pp. 126–7] Significantly, another historian notes that the insurgents in 1874 were “decked out in the red and black emblem of the International” while three years later they were “prominently displaying the red and black anarchist flag.” [T. R. Ravindranathan, Bakunin and the Italians, p. 208 and p. 12 228] Thus the black-and-red flag, like the black flag, was a recognised symbol of the labour movement (in this case, the Italian section of the First International) before becoming linked to anarchism. in this case, the Italian section of the First International) before becoming linked to anarchism. The red-and-black flag was used by anarchists a few years later in Mexico. At an anarchist protest meeting on December 14th, 1879, at Columbus Park in Mexico City “[s]ome five thousand persons gathered replete with numerous red-and-black flags, some of which bore the inscription ‘La Social, Liga International del Jura.’ A large black banner bearing the inscription ‘La Social, Gran Liga International’ covered the front of the speaker’s platform.” - anarchist faq
  163. According to Peter Marshall the “circled-A” represents Proudhon’s maxim “Anarchy is Order.” [Demanding the Impossible p. 558]
  165. I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars, while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence - Eugene V. Debs
  167. anarchists advocate workers self management and collective ownership not just out of political preference for the idea, but because these forms of organization do a fundamentally better job of meeting our psychological needs. When we engage in fruitful self-directed activities and when we forge relationships of equality and solidarity with our friends, we thrive. we thrive on freedom and mutual support. truly we are at our best and healthiest when we are able to act in an anarchistic manner.  and so, far from being a far-fetched pipe-dream that human beings could never live under, anarchy is what keeps us sane in a profoundly insane world - Libertarian Socialist Rants -
  169. The hopeless don't revolt, because revolution is an act of hope - Peter Kropotkin
  171. “To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be place under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality." - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
  173. The issue is Socialism versus Capitalism. I am for Socialism because I am for humanity. We have been cursed with the reign of gold long enough - Eugene V. Debs
  175. I am not a Labor Leader; I do not want you to follow me or anyone else; if you are looking for a Moses to lead you out of this capitalist wilderness, you will stay right where you are - Eugene V. Debs
  177. I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth; I am a citizen of the world. - Eugene V Debs
  179. For myself, I want no advantage over my fellow man, and if he is weaker than I, all the more is it my duty to help him. - Eugene V Debs
  181. I never had much faith in leaders. I am willing to be charged with almost anything, rather than to be charged with being a leader. I am suspicious of leaders, and especially of the intellectual variety. Give me the rank and file every day in the week. - Eugene V Debs
  183. How stupid and shortsighted the ruling class really is! Cupidity is stone blind. It has no vision. The greedy, profit-seeking exploiter cannot see beyond the end of his nose. He can see a chance for an "opening"; he is cunning enough to know what graft is and where it is, and how it can be secured, but vision he has none — not the slightest. He knows nothing of the great throbbing world that spreads out in all directions. He has no capacity for literature; no appreciation of art; no soul for beauty. That is the penalty the parasites pay for the violation of the laws of life. - Eugene V Debs
  185. The world is daily changing before our eyes. The sun of capitalism is setting; the sun of socialism is rising. It is our duty to build the new nation and the free republic. - Eugene V. Debs
  187. if anything, it is the communists who think like christians. christ spoke of a society where the poor, the weak and the marginalized have the right to decide. not demagogues, not barabbas, but the people, the poor, whether they have faith in a transcendent god or not. It is they who must help to achieve equality and freedom - pope francis
  189. Matthew 21:12-13 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’[a] but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’[b]”
  191. Matthew 19:24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God."
  193. Here's a thing. The nazi's killed about 12 million people conservatively in 12 years.
  194. Thats 100 million if they went on for 100 years. That is a larger number than all the exaggerations the Black Book had for every Communist country in around the same time. But it gets worse. If the Nazi's won they might well have extended Generalplan Ost. This would have meant the genocide of tens of millions of slavic people. Yeah I think Fascists need to like, not have much power please. - Badmouse Productions
  197. Capitalists claim socialists dont understand economics because the CIA overthrew socialist nations but they grossly misallocate resources, believe in indefinite economic growth, have crashes every ~5 yrs, & believe 8 people owning as much wealth as half the planet is sustainable. - some dude on twitter
  199. De omnibus dubitandum (everything must be doubted)
  201. It seems to us that there is only one answer to this question: We must recognize, and loudly proclaim, that every one, whatever his grade in the old society, whether strong or weak, capable or incapable, has, before everything, THE RIGHT TO LIVE, and that society is bound to share amongst all, without exception, the means of existence at its disposal. We must acknowledge this, and proclaim it aloud, and act up to it. - Kropotkin
  203. Very different will be the result if the workers claim the right to well-being! In claiming that right they claim the right to possess the wealth of the community — to take the houses to dwell in, according to the needs of each family; to seize the stores of food and learn the meaning of plenty, after having known famine too well. They proclaim their right to all wealth — fruit of the labour of past and present generations — and learn by its means to enjoy those higher pleasures of art and science too long monopolized by the middle classes. - kropotkin
  205. When you go into a public library — not indeed the National Library of Paris, but, say, into the British Museum or the Berlin Library — the librarian does not ask what services you have rendered to society before giving you the book, or the fifty books which you require, and he comes to your assistance if you do not know how to manage the catalogue. By means of uniform credentials — and very often a contribution of work is preferred — the scientific society opens its museums, its gardens, its library, its laboratories, and its annual conversaziones to each of its members - kropotkin
  207. Should you speak to a man who understands commerce he will tell you that the everyday business transacted by merchants would be absolutely impossible were it not based on mutual confidence. The habit of keeping his word, the desire not to lose his credit, amply suffice to maintain this relative honesty. - kropotkin
  209. Collectivism, as we know, does not abolish wages, though it introduces considerable modifications
  210. into the existing order of things. It only substitutes the State, that is to say, Representative
  211. Government, national or local, for the individual employer of labour. Under Collectivism it is the
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  213. representatives of the nation, or of the district, and their deputies and officials who are to have the control of industry. It is they who reserve to themselves the right of employing the surplus of; production — in the interests of all. Moreover, Collectivism draws a very subtle but very far reaching distinction between the work of the labourer and of the man who has learned a craft. Unskilled labour in the eyes of the collectivist is simple labour, while the work of the craftsman, the mechanic, the engineer, the man of science, etc., is what Marx calls complex labour, and is entitled to a higher wage. But labourers and craftsmen, weavers and men of science, are all wage-servants of the State — “all officials,” as was said lately, to gild the pill. The coming Revolution can render no greater service to humanity than to - kropotkin
  215. these people are not being censored by antifa, they're being de-platformed. free speech means the government wont take action against you for views you hold and espouse. it does not mean you are entitled to have a platform to amplify these views. if we wanted to shut down free speech, we'd do it through legal matters. or start a petition, like you have against "dem sjw's" sargon - Xexizy
  217. Intersectioality is about solidarity between struggles, IDPol is hijack-able by the right wing to fit their narrative and therefore isn't effective, and political correctness is some liberal bullshit to sell more shit. Intersectionality however, cannot be hijacked, when the fuck're you gonna see a white supremacist fighting against the black dude's struggles? You ain't. You're gonna see a white supremacist fighting for black dude's struggles, because white supremacists have it in their head that black people, and Jews and Muslims/Arabs are their "natural enemy". They don't see beyond. Intersectionality is about breaking own the divisive walls of oppression, and joining others in their fight, and having them join you in your fight, it's about showing solidarity across the entirety of the Working and Underclasses. - Cultural Anarchist
  219. fascists will imprison and attack any dissentors against the state both during their rise to power and after. radical leftists on the other hand only use force against ACTIVE dissentors. which is actually more or less what the state does today. if you are a dissentor and go out in the streets against the state, they will crush you. The idea of shutting down people who intend to destroy you is not totalitarian or orwellian concept that only the most extreme ideologies do. its self defense. someone under communism who disagrees with communism who doesnt do anything about it is perfectly fine, because they dont do anything. - Xexizy
  221. Why deny it? This is a good thing, actually. My dude, be hella proud of your, say, Irish or German heritage. Just as there are a lot of PoC proud of their specific heritage too. But the heritage of "whiteness" is racism, exploitation, and colonialism. Why be proud of that shit? - Thorne
  223. Something for older generations to ponder: Maybe millennials are living exactly the way they've been incentivized to live. Millennials aren't having kids? Maybe they're telling us we haven't made a good world to bring kids into. Millennials aren't loyal to their employers? Maybe employers haven't been so loyal to their employees lately. Millennials aren't putting their scant money into investments? Wow, it's almost like in recent years we all discovered the whole global investment apparatus was a massive corrupt scam and then there were no consequences at all. Millennials are investing their scant money in little luxuries? Huh, it's almost like we're treating the whole world like a non-renewable resource we don't expect to be around much longer after we die. Maybe millennials aren't *being* the problem so much as they're *telling* us the problem. They're not spoiled. They're prophets. Maybe millennials are, in their lifestyle choices, providing a devastating critical response to the world we're leaving them. And we're shaming them for it. Let me put this in terms capitalists will appreciate: If your value system is being rejected maybe it's because it's a bad product. Maybe you should fix your rotten product, not take out ads shaming the customer. - @JuliusGoat on twitter
  225. As @realDonaldTrump & @DonaldJTrumpJr whine that tomorrow isn’t a day devoted to praise & worship for the glorious emperor, if you’re a working class American look around and ask yourself if you see a single tangible benefit you’ve gained since Trump took office ... we’ll wait. Did you get a job? Did your pay go up? Are your taxes lower? Did your kid get a scholarship? Did your mom get nursing home care? Is local transportation better? Is your community more united? Are your prescriptions cheaper? Is the opioid epidemic whipped? Did gun slaughters end? - @colmorrisdavis on twitter
  227. see there, a great man doesn't rise to the bait of challange... - Arygo on Discord
  229. Yeah I tend to feel better about anarchists as individuals because historically they seem to end up doing good shit. I still fucking hate egoism. I like a lot of my ML comrades but I honestly view them at the same political level as socdems. That being said, they're good people and many of them are very smart - narcokitty404 on twitter
  231. I find it funny how "anti safe space" rightists are the same people that want bathrooms to be a safe space for people who are "uncomfortable" with the thought that someone with different genitals that they will never see might be peeing in the same room as them. - deathbycapital on twitter
  233. debates, for the most part, aren't about who is right. they're performative charisma contests. whoever argues most forcefully & clearly will 'win,' facts be damned. the left is hampered in such debates because our arguments are longer, harder to understand, require more wider knowledge, more difficult to convey quickly and easily. we'll lose on that stage more often than not. & even when we do win, we'll still be losing in a sense, because we'll be playing their game a point from my next video is that the higher average asian-american household income in the united states stems from discrimination against asian people. imagine saying that in a debate! i can prove it, but i need to talk about a century's worth of history & reference a whole timeline of data & laws & acts & whatnot. it's not possible to convey that complex & unintuitive of an idea in a live format squaring off against some chump who can interrupt you to jeer "debate me!" - because i can't win long-form. i can't counter a structured argument with thought & effort put into it. i need to get you live, unprepared, & try to trip you up or simply shout louder than you can - shaun on twitter
  235. Heaven? Dost Thou Mean The Eternal Nut? - @lawfvcker on twitter
  239. "Red until the fight is over black until the debt is paid"
  241. By striving to do the impossible, man has always achieved what is possible. Those who have cautiously done no more than they believed possible have never taken a single step forward - Mikhael Bakunin
  243. “My mind is appalled at the thought of a political party having control of all the details that go to make up the sum total of our lives. Think of it for an instant, that the party in power shall have all authority to dictate the kind of books that shall be used in our schools and universities, government officials editing, printing, and circulating our literature, histories, magazines and press. To my mind, the struggle for liberty is too great and the few steps we have gained have been won at too great a sacrifice, for the great mass of the people of this 20th century to consent to turn over to any political party the management of our social and industrial affairs. For all who are at all familiar with history know that men will abuse power when they possess it, for these & other reasons, I, after careful study, & not through sentiment, turned from a sincere, earnest, political Socialist to the non-political phase of Socialism, Anarchism. Because in [anarchist] philosophy I believe I can find the proper conditions for the fullest development of the individual units in society, which can never be the case under government restrictions. The philosophy of anarchism is included in the word "Liberty"; yet it is comprehensive enough to in- clude all things else that are conducive to progress. No barriers whatever to human progression, to thought, or investigation are placed by anarchism; nothing is considered so true or so certain, that fu- ture discoveries may not prove it false; therefore, it has but one infallible, unchangeable motto, ‘Free- dom.’ Anarchists know that a long period of education must precede any great fundamental change in society, hence they do not believe in vote begging, nor political campaigns, but rather in the development of self-thinking individuals. People have become so used to seeing the evidences of authority on every hand that most of them honestly believe that they would go utterly to the bad if it were not for the policeman's club or the soldier's bayonet. We cannot help but believe that were every law, every title deed, every court, and every police officer or soldier abolished tomorrow with one sweep, we would be better off than now. To the governing class the anarchists say: ‘Gentlemen, we ask no privilege, we propose no restriction; nor, on the other hand, will we permit it. We have no new shackles to propose, we seek emancipation from shackles.’ The manifestations of discontent now looming upon every side show that society is conducted on wrong principles and that something has got to be done soon or the wage class will sink into a slavery worse than was the feudal serf. “I say to the wage class: Think clearly and act quickly, or you are lost. Strike not for a few cents more an hour, because the price of living will be raised faster still, but strike for all you earn, be content with nothing less” - Lucy Parsons
  245. Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. - JFK
  247. "Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others" - Edward Abbey
  249. "The conservatives are fools: They whine about the decay of traditional values, yet they enthusiastically suppport technological progress and economic growth. Apparently it never occurs to them that you can’t make rapid, drastic changes in the technology and the economy of a society without causing rapid changes in all other aspects of the society as well, and that such rapid changes inevitably break down traditional values." - Ted Kaczynski.
  251. "Revolution and insurrection must not be looked upon as synonymous. The former consists in an overturning of conditions, of the established condition or status, the State or society, and is accordingly a political or social act; the latter has indeed for its unavoidable consequence a transformation of circumstances, yet does not start from it but from men's discontent with themselves, is not an armed rising, but a rising of individuals, a getting up, without regard to the arrangements that spring from it. The Revolution aimed at new arrangements; insurrection leads us no longer to let ourselves be arranged, but to arrange ourselves, and sets no glittering hopes on "institutions." It is not a fight against the established, since, if it prospers, the established collapses of itself; it is only a working forth of me out of the established. If I leave the established, it is dead and passes into decay. Now, as my object is not the overthrow of an established order but my elevation above it, my purpose and deed are not a political or social but (as directed toward myself and my ownness alone) an egoistic purpose and deed." - Max Stirner
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