Emma Goldman on Anarchism

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Yesterday while watching Sons of Anarchy (Yes, shame on me) I was reminded of this quote by the great Emma Goldman:

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.

from: Anarchism and Other Essays

It keeps amazing me how everything is in there, in just one short paragraph she mentions the freedom, the tribe, the individual, free access to and fair distribution of all the resources, social wealth, ecological awareness.

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