We must embark upon a peaceful revolution to claim the world we have always wanted. It is changing ourselves, not trying to perfect the system, that will see its ultimate success. The compassionate society will bloom like a flower from a new type of person, and who will watch the old world wither away like a disused husk.
It is still an unusual thing to call oneself an anarchist in our culture, so I felt some outlining of my principles which lead in that direction was in order.
A long stream of consciousness I wrote some time ago, in my twenties at the point I think I became who I am today. I've changed since then, but my core beliefs as expressed in this article haven't.
An email was sent to an environment collective I was part of asking how it is that the conservatives so easily won the 2004 Australian federal election when they were so clearly morally bankrupt? This is my vitriolic answer.
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets or steal bread
Albert Einstein said of Gandhi: "Generations to come will scarcely believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood.". Gandhi was an extraordinarily complex man. Along with his better known qualities he was a believer in the central truth of all religions, he was a passionate vegetarian, wrote many books, was a qualified lawyer and had a fascination with his urine. Reading this book won't leave you with the impression that he was flawless, indeed he can be downright annoying and stubborn in sections of the book.