La question révolutionnaire (1854)

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La question révolutionnaire

par Joseph Déjacque

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L’AGITÉ PROLÉTAIRE

 

Notre ennemi, c’est notre maître (La Fontaine)

Extrait du journal ” Le Républicain “

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La Société de la Montagne nous prie d’insérer la communication suivante :

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Down with the Bosses!

Joseph Déjacque

We are no longer in the fabled times of Saturn, when the father devoured his children, nor in the times of Herod, when one massacred an entire generation of frail innocents — which, after all, did not prevent Jesus from escaping the massacre, or Jupiter the devouring. We live in an era where we no longer kill children much by the sword or the teeth, and where it appears natural enough that the young bury the old. Hercules is dead; why seek to resuscitate him? One can at the most only galvanize him. The club is less mighty than saltpeter, saltpeter is less mighty than the electric battery, and the electric battery is less mighty than the idea.

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[Libro] El Humanisferio: Utopía anárquica – Joseph Dejacque

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La Editorial “Temps Nouveaux” se ha propuesto publicar todas las obras que han tenido su parte de influencia en el desarrollo del ideal anárquico. En ese concepto, “El Humanisferio” de Dejacque es una de las obras más merecedoras de ser incluidas en nuestra biblioteca.
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EXCHANGE

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Joseph Déjacque

(from Le Libertaire, No. 6, September 21, 1858)

“Be then frankly an entire anarchist and not a quarter anarchist, an eighth anarchist, or one-sixteenth anarchist, as one is a one-fourth, one-eighth or one-sixteenth partner in trade. Go beyond the abolition of contract to the abolition not only of the sword and of capital, but also of property and of authority in all its forms. Then you will have arrived at the anarchist community; that is to say, the social state where each one is free to produce or consume according to his will or his fancy without controlling, or being controlled by any other person whatever; where the balance of production and consumption is established naturally, no longer by the restrictive laws and arbitrary force of others, but in the free exercise of industry prompted by the needs and desires of each individual. The sea of humanity needs no dikes. Give its tides full sweep and each day they will find their level.”
(The Human Being, Letter to P.-J. Proudhon.)
Exchange, like all things, can be considered from three perspectives: the past, the present, and the future.
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Down with the Bosses!

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Joseph Déjacque (April 1859)
We are no longer in the fabled times of Saturn, when the father devoured his children, nor in the times of Herod, when one massacred an entire generation of frail innocents — which, after all, did not prevent Jesus from escaping the massacre, or Jupiter the devouring. We live in an era where we no longer kill children much by the sword or the teeth, and where it appears natural enough that the young bury the old. Hercules is dead; why seek to resuscitate him? One can at the most only galvanize him. The club is less mighty than saltpeter, saltpeter is less mighty than the electric battery, and the electric battery is less mighty than the idea.
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The Circulus in Universality

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 Joseph Déjacque

 

The Circulus in Universality

(1858)
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