About Adeline Champney
Adeline Champney was an Anarchist.
This person has authored 1 documents, with 6,224 words or 36,354 characters.
Anarchism : Anarchist and Anti-Authoritarianism -- 1911 ~ (6,224 Words / 36,354 Characters)
When we were little we were taught to mind. It used to be the fashion to teach children to mind. Obedience was the sine qua non of childhood. A child with a will of its own was marked for special discipline at the hands often, literally at the hands of the alarmed parent. A will of its own was a dangerous possession and must be broken at all costs. So the little will was broken; the costs were too often handed down, even unto the third and fourth generation. On the whole we learned to mind; learned it so well that most of us have minded ever since, becoming devout Christians and exemplary citizens; following the beaten path, thinking the time worn thoughts, molding our lives after the antique pattern esteemed by our ancestors. To be good was to do as we were told ours not to make reply, ours not to reason why ours to conform to the adult life around us, and to cause as little inconvenience as possi... (From : TheAnarchistLibrary.org.)
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