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Favorite anarchist quote

Discussion in 'Anarchism and radical activism' started by (Filipe), Dec 8, 2010.

  1. (Filipe)

    (Filipe)Experienced Member Experienced member Forum Member


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    there's already a topic of your favourite punk quote , but this one will be specific to anarchy , u can put a quote from a lyric a book , or any other thing related to the theme :)
     

  2. persona-non-grata

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    Are they worth anything and do they mean a lot
    Moving 'cross the borders, begging to be shot
    Will they make it trough the night or will they die today
    Will they survive or die without anything to say

    Protecting our economy and dying for our family
    And fighting a nameless foreign force
    Protecting our economy and dying for our family
    Setting fire to a desert without cause

    Here are the sons of war, here are the sons of war,
    here are the sons of war, government's watchdogs,
    crawling on all fours

    song: sons of war
    band: disturbance \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/
     
  3. butcher

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    "Let every dirty, lousy tramp arm himself with a revolver or knife on the steps of the palace of the rich and stab or shoot their owners as they come out. Let us kill them without mercy, and let it be a war of extermination and without pity "

    "Never be deceived that the rich will permit you to vote away their wealth. "

    "Let us devastate the avenues where the wealthy live."

    - Lucy Parsons



    "Having understood nothing about the Russian Revolution, having learned nothing from it, they are ready to repeat the same sequence of evil errors: political party, conquest of power, government ("workers and peasants"!), State ("Socialists"), Dictatorship ("of the Proletariat")- stupid platitudes, criminal contradictions, disgusting nonsense!
    It will be unfortunate for the next revolution if it re-animates these stinking corpses, if again it succeeds in dragging the labouring masses into this macabre game. It can only give rise to other Hitlers which grow in the decay of its ruins. And once more "its light will go out for the world"."

    - Voline, 'The Unknown Revolution', soz not hunting for page number.



    not quite anarchist:
    "The real wealth of society consists of useful things that can be produced and not of money, which is only a medium of circulation and has become superfluous.

    Capitalism, impelled by profit, produces socially useless things, commodities. As these commodities recede from any real use value (use value out of which they emerge and which they must continue to be an expression of), every effort is made to reassimilate them to the desirable, the needed, the necessary, until commodity production is production for use."

    - Chasse, Robert, 'Certain Extraordinary Considerations Contributing to the Understanding of the Devolution of Capitalism and Bureaucratization of Existence', in Situationist International: Review of the American section of the S.I., Number 1, June 1969, p. 14.


     
  4. DutchZapatista

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  5. Random Person From There

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    I posted this on another thread:


     
  6. SurgeryXdisaster

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    "Anarchy in the UK" - Johnny Rotten

    "I believe in anarchy" - The Exploited

    "all that proceeds from weakness, from envy, from revenge.--The anarchist and the Christian have the same ancestry." - Nietzche
     
  7. trevor9849

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    Theres no authority but yourself
    - Crass
     
  8. Anxiety69

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    Feed the poor, starve the rich
     
  9. Protspecd

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    :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

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  10. AtomicKhaos

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    When it's time for the apparatus of the machine becomes the holiest.
    It makes you so sick at heart that you cant take part. You can't even passively take part.
    And you've got to put your body on the gears, upon wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop.
    And you've got to indicate it to the people who run it, to the people that own it.
    THAT UNLESS YOU'RE FREE, THE MACHINE WON'T BE PREVENTED FROM WORKING AT ALL!

    -Sample in Phobia's song Means Of Existence.
     
  11. moineau

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    Anarchy is order without power -Proudhon
     
  12. Vegan_Who_Wears_Leather

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    "Anarchism, then, really stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion; the liberation of the human body from the dominion of property; liberation from the shackles and restraint of government. Anarchism stands for a social order based on the free grouping of individuals for the purpose of producing real social wealth; an order that will guarantee to every human being free access to the earth and full enjoyment of the necessities of life, according to individual desires, tastes, and inclinations.
    "This is not a wild fancy or an aberration of the mind. It is the conclusion arrived at by hosts of intellectual men and women the world over; a conclusion resulting from the close and studious observation of the tendencies of modern society: individual liberty an...d economic equality, the twin forces for the birth of what is fine and true in man."
    -Emma Goldman

    "But I must tell you, comrade Lenin, that your assertion that the anarchists don't understand 'the present' realistically, that they have no real connection with it and so forth, is fundamentally mistaken. The anarchist-communists in the Ukraine . . . the anarchist-communists, I say, have already given many proofs that they are firmly planted in 'the present.' The whole struggle of the revolutionary Ukrainian countryside against the Central Rada has been carried out under the ideological guidance of the anarchist-communists and also in part by the Socialist Revolutionaries . . . Your Bolsheviks have scarcely any presence in our villages. Where they have penetrated, their influence is minimal. Almost all the communes or peasant associations in the Ukraine were formed at the instigation of the anarchist-communists. The armed struggle of the working people against the counter-revolution in general and the Austro-German invasion in particular has been undertaken with the ideological and organic guidance of the anarchist-communists exclusively.
    "Certainly it is not in your party's interest to give us credit for all this, but these are the facts and you can't dispute them. You know perfectly well, I assume, the effective force and the fighting capacity of the free, revolutionary forces of the Ukraine. It is not without reason that you have evoked the courage with which they have heroically defended the common revolutionary conquests. Among them, at least one half have fought under the anarchist banner. . .
    "All this shows how mistaken you are, comrade Lenin, in alleging that we, the anarchist-communists, don't have our feet on the ground, that our attitude towards 'the present' is deplorable and that we are too fond of dreaming about the future. What I have said to you in the course of this interview cannot be questioned because it is the truth. The account which I have made to you contradicts the conclusions you expressed about us. Everyone can see we are firmly planted in 'the present,' that we are working and searching for the means to bring about the future we desire, and that we are in fact dealing very seriously with this problem."
    -Nestor Makhno
     
  13. punkmar77

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    Very nice Javier...
     
  14. Shuei

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    We forget the classic (sorry, someone had to say it)

    "Freedom without Socialism is privilege and injustice - Socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality"

    “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”

    “The passion for destruction is also a creative passion.”

    “The freedom of all is essential to my freedom.”

    All by Mikhail Bakunin

    "Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery"
    - Andy Warhol

    Generally, Andy Warhol wasn't an anarchist, but he figured it all out.

    In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.
    - Hunter S. Thompson

    "Freedom has no value, if violence is the price
    I don't want your bloody revolutions i want anarchy and peace"

    "You say that revolution will bring freedom for us all
    Well Freedom just ain't freedom when your back's against the wall"

    Crass - Bloody Revolutions

    "Opinions are a private matter. The public has an interest only in judgments.”"

    "There is no document of civilization that is not at the same time a document of barbarism."

    "The destructive characters only watchword is: Make room; his only activity: Clearing out. His need for fresh air and free space is stronger than any hatred"

    "All efforts to make politics aesthetic culminate in one thing, war."

    - Walter Benjamin
     
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    Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
    - Abraham Lincoln, Anarchist Cookbook
     
  16. punkmar77

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    Lincoln was most definitely not an anarchist and is widely considered to be the father of the modern republican party, substituting one form of gov't for another is also quite removed from anarchism....but it sounds good.
     
  17. 420Queen

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    I Found It Kinda Funny How He Is Quoted In The First Few Pages Of The Book
     
  18. punkmar77

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    Which is why the 'Anarchist Cookbook' has nothing to do with anarchism and has been denounced as so by it's own author.

    something to ponder..
     
  19. vAsSiLy77

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    if this one is off-topic, feel free to delete it - but maybe it's something to ponder about too.

    sorry, but shirer is quite some bits too polemic for my taste - he should have visited Dachau, the memorial museum offers an impressive exhibition about the history of the concentration camp as a part of the history of the nazi terror that started around 1928 to become really serious.
    Calling the Weimar Republic a constitutional democracy is a bad mistake and drawing the conclusion that democracy is barely able to withstand it's own absence - ? Spain in july 1936 was a democracy too?
    The referendum in august 1934 was mere maculatur - hindenburg died because of old age and the job for nothing more than mere representation became vacant - the nutzis already ruled without any opposition, the reichstag was dissolved and the presidential rules/rights remained only on paper - becoming president and chancellor just supported the omipresent and omnipotent führer image just a bit more and spared the nutzis the risk to endanger their public "unity" through internal jealousies and resentments between the other possible pretenders to the presidency. hitlers presidentship was beyond discussion to prevent discussions.
    More important than the presidency was the swearing of the german military on the person of adolf - on the same day hindenburg died - so opposing the nutzis became high treason, too much for the honor of prussian officers - and the german military took almost 9 years to recover from this.
    it wasn't just one demonic demagogue - there were hordes of thugs marching in rank and file through the streets, snitches sniffig around everywhere and the gestapo just waiting to be called in - it was "running with the pack or been torn apart by the pack" and most of the people remained just paralyzed with fear only by watching the terror.
    The germans didn't surrender their freedom - the last remains of freedom were just taken away from them, and they didn't condemn the victims of the holocaust at this time - the nutzis themselves had no idea of the horrifying scale of the later murdermachine that developed during the war from 1940 on.
    It's always questionable to give the responsibility for millions of dead back to the victims - it wasn't their lack of arms that killed them - it was the overkill armament of the ss and the wehrmacht.
    There was barely a need to disarm them, only a disappearing minority of people in germoney were armed and the nutzis gun confiscations - if there were any - were just another bureaucratic continuation of the old laws dating back to the armed uprisings after WWI - only extended by the mention that the "sub humans" had no rights at all.
    The few guns in private hands would have changed nothing - Shirers comparsion with the U.S. is just wild and polemic.
    Looking at the victim statistics related to private ownership of weapons in the U.S., I think most civilized nations see the northamericans as a perfect example why private owened weapons should be confiscated and banned, I guess it's a northamerican special to ignore the daily massacre by looking at the founding fathers some 300 years ago - it's about romantic, isn't it?
     
  20. punkmar77

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    I agree with your points Vassil, which is why I said "something to ponder" and Shirer is not the author of this reflection, he is the author of "The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich"....
     
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