Sunday, June 12, 2011
On Anarchy and Emma Goldman
— Emma Goldman (Anarchism and Other Essays)
Wow. Liberation from religion, property, and government.
When I was a young college aged anarchist with ideals that seemed totally unattainable inside the "restraint" of modern society I used to wish for an apocalyptic change. That changed when I saw Night of the Living Dead. I wouldn't live a day in a post apocalypse because I couldn't load a gun. I knew where the guns were, I knew enough to figure out how to take off the safety and shoot... but in the time it took me to figure how to load I would be eaten by zombies. Either that or the looters would steal my water and food.
I decided at that point to start watching what I wished for. So here I am 20+ years later and I recently stopped to take a look around at myself and my life.
And last night it hit me.
Freedom from religion? Check.
Freedom from property? Check.
And 2 out of 3 ain't bad my friends.
Emma also said: "I would rather have roses on my table than diamonds around my neck", and that I do. Not too bad for a Anarchist Recessionista.