#701

The state calls it’s own violence law, but that of the individual crime.
Max Stirner

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#660

The task of the state is to maintain the unity and cohesion of a social formation divided into classes, and it focuses and epitomises the class contradictions of the whole social formation in such a way as to sanction and legitimise the interests of the dominant classes and fractions as against the other classes of the formation, in a context of world class contradictions.
Nicos Poulantzas

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#652

The workers have been the target of too much preaching. Some have told them they need calm, others that they need culture, others training. According to the notions of those who would be their shepherds, the workers have never been mature enough to liberate themselves. If the situation is to continue, preparations will go on for all eternity: the only way the workers can shrug off the ignorance and cultural deprivation that the capitalist regime and the state assign them to is by means of revolution.
Isaac Puente

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#592

The state is not armed with superior wit or honesty, but with superior physical strength. I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is strongest.
Henry David Thoreau

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#565

Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders…and millions have been killed because of this obedience…Our problem is that people are obedient allover the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves… (and) the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.
Howard Zinn

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#540

Witch hunting was also instrumental to the construction of a new patriarchal order where women’s bodies, their labor, their sexual and reproductive powers were placed under the control of the state and transformed into economic resources. This means that the witch hunters were less interested in the punishment of any specific transgression than in the elimination of generalized forms of female behavior which they no longer tolerated and had to be made abominable in the eyes of the population.
Silvia Federici, Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation

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#506

The nation as a concept registers the contradictory class unity of any given capitalist society. Through its ideological apparatuses, the state transforms, renders socially legitimate, the class interests of capital, presenting them and setting them to work as national interests. State, nation and capital are facets of a single class power: capitalism.
Blaumachen and friends, The rise of the (non-)subject

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#401

I do not demand any right, therefore I need not recognize any either.
Max Stirner

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#377

Oppression can only survive through silence.
Carmen de Monteflores

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#366

Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
Denis Diderot

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#365

The state… is the most flagrant negation, the most cynical and complete negation of humanity.
Mikhail Bakunin

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