Thursday, December 12, 2013

Another Woman Exiled



"At the end of 1919, two hundred and fifty “foreign undesirables” left the port of New York, forbidden to ever return to the United States.

Among those heading off into exile was the “highly dangerous foreigner” Emma Goldman, who had been arrested several times for opposing the draft, for promoting contraceptives, for organizing strikes and for other attacks on national security.

Some of Emma’s sayings:


“Prostitution is the greatest triumph of Puritanism.”

“Is there anything indeed more terrible, more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?”

“Heaven must be an awfully dull place if the poor in spirit live there.”

“If voting changed anything, it would be illegal.”

“Every society has the criminals it deserves.”

“All wars are wars among thieves who are too cowardly to fight and therefore induce the young manhood of the whole world to do the fighting for them. "

~Eduardo Galeano, Children of the Days

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