Alexander Berkman

Alexander Berkman

was an anarchist known for his political activism and writing
When the highwayman holds his gun to your head, you turn your valuables over to him. You 'consent' alright, but you do so because you cannot help yourself, because you are compelled by his gun. Are you not compelled to work for an employer? Your need compels you, just as the highwayman’s gun.More Alexander Berkman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The man who can face vilification and disgrace, who can stand up against the popular current, even against his friends and his country when he know he is right, who can defy those in authority over him, who can take punishment and prison and remain steadfast-that is a man of courage. The fellow whom you taunt as a 'slacker' because he refuses to turn murderer-he needs courage. But do you need much courage just to obey orders, to do as you are told and to fall in line with thousands of others to the tune of general apprMore Alexander Berkman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What is this thing we call government? Is it anything but organized violence? The law orders you to obey, and if you don't obey, it will compel you by force - all governments, all law and authority finally rest on force and violence, on punishment or fear of punishment.More Alexander Berkman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The cure for evil and disorder is more liberty, not suppression.More Alexander Berkman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood. More Alexander Berkman quotes [07/10/2011 01:07:16]

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