Source: Evening Argus
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: “Conditions, Not Anarchy, Responsible for Czolgosz’s Deed”
Author(s): Goldman, Emma
City of publication: Owosso, Michigan
Date of publication: 7 October 1901
Volume number: 10
Issue number: 65
|Goldman, Emma. “Conditions, Not Anarchy, Responsible for Czolgosz’s Deed.” Evening Argus 7 Oct. 1901 v10n65: p. .|
|anarchism; Emma Goldman (philosophy); McKinley assassination (personal response).|
Conditions, Not Anarchy, Responsible for Czolgosz’s Deed
THE true object of anarchy is to bring people to thinking that
there are inequalities in the world which have been brought about by ignorance
and by the force and power of government. We aim to educate the people to the
us[eless]ness of gov[e]rnm[e]nt and the use of self dependence. I am a communist-anarchist.
I believe in the common pro[du]ction of things. I believe that not only among
men, but in the anima[l] kingdom, there are two important characteristics which
have enabled us, as well as the stronger animals, to survive, and those are
mutual aid and mutual assistance. I am opposed positively to all forms of government
by man over men.
WHEN PEOPLE ARE HUNGRY AND DESOLATE, THEY ARE IN FIT CONDITION TO DO MOST ANY ACT, AND IF THEY COMMIT AN ACT THEY MUST NOT HOLD A CERTAIN PHILOSOPHICAL SCHOOL RESPONSIBLE FOR IT. IT IS NOT THE SCHOOL, BUT THE CONDITIONS, WHICH IS RESPON[S]IBLE FOR IT.