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(en) "If I can not dance, it's not my revolution" - Emma Goldman By A.N.A. (pt)

Date Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:39:08 +0300


In the balls, I was one of the most joyful and full of energy. One night, a cousin of Sasha, a young boy, pulled me aside. With a grave expression, as if announcing the death of a beloved companion, he whispered that it was not proper for an agitator to dance. ---- Certainly it did not suit him with such abandon. It was not a decent attitude for anyone who was to become a force in the anarchist movement. My futility would only stain the cause. ---- I was furious at the boy's shameless interference. I told him to take care of his own life and said that I was tired of playing the cause all the time in my face. ---- I did not believe that a cause that defends such a beautiful ideal, anarchism, freedom and emancipation from conventions and prejudice demanded the denial of life and joy.
I emphasized that our cause could not expect me to be a nun and that the movement should not become a monastery. If that was it, I did not want it. I want freedom, the right to free expression, the right of everyone to beautiful and radiant things!

For me, anarchism was that and I would live anarchism in spite of everyone - arrests, persecution, everything. If I can not dance, it is not my revolution.

Emma Goldman (06/27/1869 - 05/14/1940)

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