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How it happened...

I was not born an anarchist. Like everyone else of my time and place I was born into a culture pervaded by statism and unquestioning acceptance of the state’s existence and of most if not all of its activities, including, of course, its blessed wars. I did not become an anarchist later because of an encounter, whether personal or literary, in which I suddenly saw the light. I had no Pauline road-to-Damascus experience. Instead, anarchism crept up on me, almost against my will, because I understood full-well that adopting such an ideology would entail my colleague’s, friends’, and relatives’ consignment of me to the lunatic fringe. Besides, as a well-trained social scientist, I was familiar with a variety of objections and challenges to anarchism having to do with both its desirability and its feasibility. Eventually, however, little by little I seamlessly made the transition to anarchism as my adopted ideology, completing my journey perhaps fifteen or twenty years ago. This outcome

Quotes From Other Folks Vol.7

Presenting the latest crop of quotes harvested from free range Internet denizens on Facebook, Twitter, blogs and Social Media. From the Righteous to the Ridiculous, Insightful to Insane, Visionary to Myopic and Genius to Jerk, prepare to be appalled, amazed and amused. You might even see one of yours….! Quote of the Week: Luck ‏ - Twitter Feel bad for the #UNC Seniors. Leaving without both a championship or literacy skills. And these… You can't argue or debate with ignorance. Ann Nonnymus If that is what passes for your “thinking”, you are indeed a weapon of self- destruction. – BW - FB The blatherings of John Kasich could make an onion cry. Buttocks Awry - FB Getting University Types with Impressive Initials attached to their names to write brainy-sounding endorsements, objections, rationalizations in support of one side or the other is one of the oldest trysts in the book. BW - FB Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Li