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FUCKING anarcho fucking bike nerd. hating capitalist bullshit culture at the age of 33. Ⓐ // Ⓔ, Ⓥ
People is delusional and stuff. Now go follow my awesome bike blog!
(turns out critical thinking skills and using reason and evidence really piss people off, but bikes are sweet).
i should call this blog "reactionary insults." or how to piss off and alienate all your friends by challenging their absolutist and overly simplified identity politics with skepticism and quantitative data! or, "I reblogg a lot of memes (that would be the most honest title). also check out my other tumblrs, liberated-art-supplies.tumblr.com
(hi, also if i click the heart button on your really fucked up sad personal post it doesn't mean I'm glad bad things are making your life sad. it means i feel bad for you and i empathise with you <3). also if you post something fucked up so you can respond to it I'm clicking the heart to say i agree with you, not the fucked up shit :)
Protesters attacked one policeman at Syntagma Square, near the spot where Dimitris Christoulas, 77, committed suicide on Wednesday morning. Dimitris stated in his suicide note that his pension had been cut and he chose to end his life in order to have “…a dignified end, before resorting to going through garbage in order to cover my nutritional needs.” The policeman was stripped of his uniform and some equipment which was burned on the spot of the suicide. There have been many protests and clashes with authorities in response to the suicide.
One day, I believe, the youth with no future will take up arms and hang the national traitors at syntagma square, just like the Italians did with Mussolini in 1945 (at Milan’s Piazzale Loreto)
–Dimitris Christoulas, Syntagma, Athens, April 4th, 2012
Workers and youths assemble barricades in front of one of Spains largest food suppliers early this morning in an attempt to block trucks from entering or exiting.
Spains major unions have called for a 24 hour general strike that started this morning with several blockades being erected to prevent commercial and public vehicles from continuing their normal routine. The strike is in response to new spending cuts by the spanish government. The new conservative government and its prime minister Mariano Rajoy have introduced several austerity measures in the 100 days they have been in power including $11.85bn worth of spending cuts, $8.39bn in tax rises, reduced severance pay for laid-off workers, and reforms making it easier to hire and fire workers.
“Destruction means construction, for to destroy a false belief is indeed most constructed work.” - Alexander Berkman
At trial: “We would no doubt end up understanding quicker that the anarchists are right when they say that in order to have moral and physical tranquillity, we must destroy the causes that create crimes and criminals : it is not by suppressing he who, rather than die a slow death by the deprivations that he has had to and will have to undergo, with no hope of seeing them end, prefers, if he has a bit of energy, take by force that which can assure him well-being, even at the risk of his own death which can only be an end to his sufferings… “What is needed then? Destroy poverty, that source of crime, by assuring to each the satisfaction of all needs! And how difficult is this to achieve? It would suffice to establish society on new bases where everything would be in common and each, producing according to their aptitudes and strengths, could consume according to their needs. Then we would no longer see people like the hermit of Notre-Dame-de-Grace and others crave a metal of which they become the slaves and the victims!” - Ravachol
Last words before execution: “Death to the Bourgeoisie! Long live Anarchy!” - Auguste Vaillant
At trial: “Hanged in Chicago, beheaded in Germany, garroted in Xerez, shot in Barcelona, guillotined in Montbrison and in Paris, our dead are many; but you have not been able to destroy anarchy. Its roots go deep: its spouts from the bosom of a rotten society that is falling apart; it is a violent backlash against the established order; it stands for the aspirations to equality and liberty which have entered the lists against the current authoritarianism. It is everywhere. That is what makes it indomitable, and it will end by defeating you and killing you.” - Emile Henry
Proudly at trial: “I heard the “Marseillaise” and the cries of “Viva Carnot!” I saw the cavalry come up. I understood that the moment had come and I held myself ready. On seeing the President’s carriage I drew my dagger and threw away the sheath. Then, when the carriage was passing close by me, I sprang forward to the step, supported myself by resting my left hand on the carriage, and with my right hand buried the dagger in the President’s breast.” - Sante Geronimo Caserio
Once the prisoner was seated and the firing squad had assumed its position facing him, one soldier approached him, carrying a blindfold. He came up behind Di Giovanni. He placed the blindfold before the prisoner’s eyes but the latter said:
“I don’t want to be blindfolded”.
But when the trooper insisted, he jerked his head back. Then the trooper withdrew, after having tied him to the chair with a rope crisscrossing his chest.
When the squad was ready to fire and the sergeant gestured the order to shoot, Di Giovanni stiffened against the back of the chair. He raised his head. All of his muscles tensed and then, lifting his body insofar as he was able he poured all of his being into one cry. And so the silence of that moment was broken by a shrill cry rising from his throat…
“Long live Anarchy! / Evviva l’Anarchia!”- Severino Di Giovanni