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Anarchism: What It Really Stands For

Oki - I'm feeling a need to define what it means to be a Native American at least in my mind! A little frisky I guess. Makes me wonder a bit about myself and my intent in life and then fate runs this by me as if speaking directly to me and what I stand for - really what all traditional Native People stand for which most white/blacks can't understand or tolerate.

Abridged lines from anarchist Emma Goldman’s 1917 essay “Anarchism: What It Really Stands Citizens For Self Governance:

Anarchism stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion; the liberation of the human body from the dominion of property; liberation from the shackles and restraint of government. Anarchism stands for a social order based on the free grouping of individuals.

Odd that this would emanate from a white women who I'll bet had no idea that this philosophy is the standard of Native Spirituality.

I know in most folks minds when the word Anarchism pops up they …