“It is perfectly possible, even normal, to live a life of contradictions”.
“The pieces of paper claiming ‘ownership’ of parts of the planet are legitimised by laws, authorities and states. The violence used to maintain their theft is thus also legitimised and miraculously ceases to be violence. It is now upholding the law. Protecting order. Morality is reversed to the extent that anyone resisting the violence of the thieves is themselves regarded as a violent criminal”.
Paul Cudenec, Forms of Freedom
“You must consider a termitary as a single animal, whose organs have not yet been fused together as in a human being. Some of the termites form the mouth and digestive system; others take the place of weapons of defence like claws or horns; others form the generative organs… The insects themselves should always be thought of as the blood-stream and organs of a single animal”.
Eugène Marais, The Soul of the White Ant
“Anarchism has always been, uniquely, a politics swayed by organic sensibility; it is born of a concern for the health of cellular structure in society and a confidence in spontaneous self-regulation”.
Theodore Roszak, Where the Wasteland Ends: Politics and Transcendence in Postindustrial Society
“Humankind’s belonging to the living flesh of our planet is an essential reality of our innermost nature. A profound sense of this belonging will therefore always surface, time and time again, in the hearts and minds of each new generation, whatever the obstacles placed in its way by the dominant anti-natural system under which we live”.
Paul Cudenec, Nature, Essence and Anarchy
“If the capacity for responsibility is expropriated by a non-representative state, then it follows that violent revolution must take place, since there is no other way of changing the situation”.
Kit Pedler, The Quest for Gaia: A Book of Changes
“An integral part of the collective existence, man feels his dignity at the same time in himself and in others, and thus carries in his heart the principle of a morality superior to himself. This principle does not come to him from outside; it is secreted within him, it is immanent. It constitutes his essence, the essence of society itself. It is the true form of the human spirit, a form which takes shape and grows towards perfection only by the relationship that every day gives birth to social life. Justice, in other words, exists in us like love, like notions of beauty, of utility, of truth, like all our powers and faculties”.
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, De la justice dans la révolution et dans l’église