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It dawned on me, as it should have earlier, that virtually every major successful revolution ended by creating a state more powerful than the one it overthrew, a state that in turn was able to extract more resources from and exercise more control over the very populations it was designed to serve.
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Mikhail Bakunin: “Freedom without socialism is privilege and injustice; socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality.”
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Pierre-Joseph Proudhon had in mind when he first used the term “anarchism,” namely, mutuality, or cooperation without hierarchy or state rule.
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“process-oriented” anarchist view, or what might be...
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To ward off an aggressive black bear, Herrero suggests making a lot of noise, banging pots and pans together, throwing sticks and rocks, and ‘running at the bear’. (Yeah, right. You first, Professor.)
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On the other hand, he then adds judiciously, these tactics could ‘merely provoke the bear’. Well, thanks.
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‘There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep and that was nothing like a good night’s sleep,’
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Probably the most famous, certainly the most written about, of all thru-hikers was Emma ‘Grandma’ Gatewood, who successfully hiked the trail twice in her late sixties despite being eccentric, poorly...
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Each night she returns home, exhausted from the abuse that Kannika metes out, and falls into dreams of a place where New People dwell in safety, without patrons or masters.
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‘Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past me I will turn to see fear’s path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.’
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‘Paradise on my right, Hell on my left and the Angel of Death behind.’
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The concept of progress acts as a protective mechanism to shield us from the terrors of the future. —from ‘Collected Sayings of Muad’Dib’ by the Princess Irulan
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Wendell leaned and spat. Yessir, he said. I’m ready. He looked at Torbert. You get stopped with that old boy in the turtle just tell em you dont know nothin about it. Tell em somebody must of put him in there while you was havin coffee. Torbert nodded. You and the sheriff goin to come down and get me off of death row? If we cant get you out we’ll get in there with you. You all dont be makin light of the dead thataway, Bell said. Wendell nodded. Yessir, he said. You’re right. I might be one myself some day.
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