"So it is in fact: there are indeed people who don’t want us to live and enjoy life, because they have taken the joy out of our lives, and they don’t want to give it back to us. Capitalism has done it, and government which serves capitalism. To let the people enjoy life would mean to stop robbing and oppressing them. That is why capitalism needs government, that’s why we are taught to respect the ‘sanctity of the law’. We have been made to believe that breaking the law is criminal, though law-breaking and crime are often entirely different things. We have been made to believe that any act against the law is bad for society, though it may be bad only for the masters and exploiters. We have been made to believe that everything which threatens the possessions of the rich is ‘evil’ and ‘wrong’, and that everything which weakens our chains and destroys our slavery is ‘criminal’."
— Alexander Berkman (1929). Now and After: The ABC of Communist Anarchism p.117

  1. astranemus reblogged this from keepyourselfaware
  2. digitalalchemi reblogged this from keepyourselfaware
  3. keepyourselfaware reblogged this from shmaug
  4. xwingsandpaperplanes reblogged this from nutopiancitizen
  5. dullorangeglow reblogged this from nutopiancitizen
  6. nutopiancitizen reblogged this from shmaug
  7. smeki reblogged this from shmaug
  8. shmaug posted this