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    Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
    “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."
    General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century, translated by John Beverly Robinson (London: Freedom Press, 1923), pp. 293-294.”
    Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

  • #2
    Emma Goldman
    “Ask for work. If they don't give you work, ask for bread. If they do not give you work or bread, then take bread.”
    Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays

  • #3
    Alan Moore
    “Our masters have not heard the people's voice for generations and it is much, much louder than they care to remember.”
    Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

  • #4
    Bob Black
    “You are what you do. If you do boring, stupid monotonous work, chances are you'll end up boring, stupid and monotonous. Work is a much better explanation for the creeping cretinization all around us than even such significant moronizing mechanisms as television and education.”
    Bob Black, The Abolition of Work & Other Essays

  • #5
    Alan Moore
    “Authority, when first detecting chaos at its heels, will entertain the vilest schemes to save its orderly facade.”
    Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

  • #6
    Derrick Jensen
    “One of the problems with all of this is that not all narratives are equal. Imagine, to take a silly example, that someone told you story after story extolling the virtues of eating dog shit. You've been told these stories since you were a child. You believe them. You eat dog shit hotdogs, dog shit ice cream, General Tso's dog shit. Sooner or later, if you are exposed to some other foods, you might figure out that dog shit really doesn't taste good. Or if you cling too tightly to these stories (or if your enculturation is so strong that dog shit actually does taste good to you), the diet might make you sick or kill you. To make this example a little less silly, substitute the word pesticides for dog shit. Or, for that matter, substitute Big Mac, Whopper, or Coca Cola.”
    Derrick Jensen, Endgame, Vol. 1: The Problem of Civilization

  • #7
    Jorge Luis Borges
    “I believe that in time we will have reached the point where we will deserve to be free of government.”
    Jorge Luis Borges, Brodie's Report

  • #8
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “The individual cannot bargain with the State. The State recognizes no coinage but power: and it issues the coins itself.”
    Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed

  • #9
    Mark Mirabello
    “In modern states, the citizen is politically impotent. A citizen, it is true, may complain, make suggestions, or cause disruptions, but in the ancient world these were privileges that belonged to any slave.”
    Mark Mirabello, Handbook for Rebels and Outlaws

  • #10
    Michael Schwab
    “Anarchy is a state of society where the only government is reason.”
    Michael Schwab

  • #11
    Tom Hodgkinson
    “If Adam and Eve were not hunter-gatherers, then they were certainly gatherers. But, then, consumer desire, or self-embitterment, or the 'itch,' as Schopenhauer called it, appeared in the shape of the serpent. This capitalistic monster awakens in Adam and Eve the possibility that things could be better. Instantly, they are cast out of the garden and condemned to a life of toil, drudgery, and pain. Wants supplanted needs, and things have been going downhill ever since. ”
    Tom Hodgkinson, The Freedom Manifesto

  • #12
    CrimethInc.
    “Anarchism is the revolutionary idea that no one is more qualified than you are to decide what your life will be.”
    CrimethInc., Days of War, Nights of Love: Crimethink for Beginners

  • #13
    Ivan Illich
    “School has become the world religion of a modernized proletariat, and makes futile promises of salvation to the poor of the technological age.”
    Ivan Illich, Deschooling Society

  • #14
    “An anarchist is someone who doesn't need a cop to make him behave.”
    Ammon Hennacy



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