Alexis de Tocqueville: What Sort of Despotism Democratic Nations Have to Fear
Daniel de Leon: Mediocrity
Paul Lafargue: The Right to Be Lazy
Oscar Wilde: The Soul of Man under Socialism
Emma Goldman: Anarchism; Patriotism
Emma Goldman archive
Scott Nearing: Seven Roadblocks to the Good Life
Ivan Illich: Deschooling Society; Energy and Equity
But I don't answer to inevitabilities, and neither do you. I don't answer to the economy. I don't answer to tradition and I don't answer to Everyone.
For me, it comes down to a question of whether I am a man or just a consumer. Whether to reason or just to rationalize.
Whether to heed my conscience or my every craving, to assert my free will or just my will.
Whether to side with the powerful and comfortable or with the weak, afflicted, and forgotten.
— Matthew Scully —
COMPETITION: An event in which there are more losers than winners.
Otherwise it's not a competition. A society based on competition
is therefore primarily a society based on losers.
— John Ralston Saul —
The rules of the marketplace recreate by artificial means the brutality,
unfairness, and helplessness that humans have sought to escape
for most of their evolution.
— Sam Smith —
The chief function of American presidents is to "break"
unruly working class resistance to American capital.
— Randy Shields —
Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand.
It is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy.
— Wendell Berry —
The great are great only because we are on our knees.
— Max Stirner —
A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
— Adlai Stevenson —