“Sometimes I dream of social change. I get a streak of faith in Evolution and the good in humanity. I paint a gradual slipping out of the now, to that beautiful then, where there are neither kings, presidents, landlords, national bankers, stockbrokers, railroad magnates, patentright monopolists, or tax and title collectors; where there are no over-stocked markets or hungry children, splendor and misery, waste and need. I am told this is farfetched idealism, to paint this happy, povertyless, crimeless, diseaseless world, and I have been told I ought to be behind bars for it.” ~Voltairine de Cleyre (1866 – 1912), American anarchist writer and feminist

Voltairine de Cleyre

So inspired by the badass women throughout history who were brave enough to speak their truth in spite of heavy opposition from society.

One thought on ““Sometimes I dream of social change. I get a streak of faith in Evolution and the good in humanity. I paint a gradual slipping out of the now, to that beautiful then, where there are neither kings, presidents, landlords, national bankers, stockbrokers, railroad magnates, patentright monopolists, or tax and title collectors; where there are no over-stocked markets or hungry children, splendor and misery, waste and need. I am told this is farfetched idealism, to paint this happy, povertyless, crimeless, diseaseless world, and I have been told I ought to be behind bars for it.” ~Voltairine de Cleyre (1866 – 1912), American anarchist writer and feminist

  1. I posted this on my FBook wall. I really MUST do more!
    My comment that accompanies it:
    These words are so very close to my own, yet who do I share them with? In an age of technologically aided communication I have far more opportunity to spread what was a dream over one hundred years ago. Yes, we have evolved, the world is a safer, and fairer, more opportune place for most of us. At the same time it has always been possible to create a world without waste, misery, hunger… It always will be possible.
    What stops us?
    All that say it cannot be so, it has always been this way, human greed is part of nature etc. etc. To them I say:
    Remember when the world was flat.

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