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Some bouji company in town has a fucking Emma Goldman quote on the side of their building and I couldn't be more pissed ://// I hate gentrification and appropriation of Anarchist semiotics so fucking much

This is the quote (sorry I'm in a rush and don't have time to make a photo desc right now)

Obviously it says "broke but in love" to... Wouldn't be hipster if it didn't romanticise poverty

@cocoron Romanticizing poverty is bad, but I don't necessarily think the Goldman pseudo-quote is so long as it's attributed. Probably most people have no idea who she was, and this might lead them to find out. Plus it puts someone like Goldman in the position of being someone quotable in big letters in public. If they start with "can't dance" then there are some other good ones which it would be nice to see on billboards.

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@cocoron "Free love? As if love is anything but free! Man has bought brains, but all the millions in the world have failed to buy love. Man has subdued bodies, but all the power on earth has been unable to subdue love. Man has conquered whole nations, but all his armies could not conquer love. Man has chained and fettered the spirit, but he has been utterly helpless before love. High on a throne, with all the splendor and pomp his gold can command, man is yet poor and desolate, if love passes him by. And if it stays, the poorest hovel is radiant with warmth, with life and color. Thus love has the magic power to make of a beggar a king. Yes, love is free; it can dwell in no other atmosphere. In freedom it gives itself unreservedly, abundantly, completely. All the laws on the statutes, all the courts in the universe, cannot tear it from the soil, once love has taken root." - E.G.

maybe a bit wordy to add with a spraycan tho :blocblob:

@cocoron "Ask for work. If they don't give you work, ask for bread. If they do not give you work or bread, then take bread." is short n sweet tho

@scottishwobbly @cocoron Emma Goldman was a eugenicist anyway, she was super racist, and horrible to Lucy Parsons.

kill yr idols.

@lyliawisteria @scottishwobbly Can you explain further? This is the first time I've heard of Goldman promoting eugenics or racism, I'm a bit shocked

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@cocoron @scottishwobbly she was a fan of "positive eugenics", as was Hellen Keller. it's code for "abort all Black pregnancies".

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