I Think I'm Emma Goldman - by MC Sole

Lyrics to "I Think I'm Emma Goldman" by MC Sole (Tim Holland) from his album, "No Wising Up, No Settling Down," which came with a button that says, "I think I'm Emma Goldman" that I wear almost constantly.)

I Think I'm Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman, I think I'm Emma Goldman

Used to fuck with Karl Marx till I met Emma Goldman

My homey Ravi Zupa put me up on game

I know why communism always fails

Because a power-hungry communist is just as dangerous as a blood-sucking capitalist

From gulags to the prison-industrial complex

To each his own, no thrones no preachers spreading fantasies

God is a myth and man's enslavement is his reality

God don't like ugly, god hates itself

God hates flags, god hates cops

God is a mass murdering sociopath

I don't need it to be moral

All I need is a library card and a feeling in my gut that says no man is above me

Next time you fuck and use a birth control pill thank Emma

And the IWW for 8-hour work days and general strikes

Before kings stole the land from the peasants we have the commons

Private property is a system used to dispossess people from their needs

That's why poverty is pandemic and capitalism can't eliminate crime

Ain't nothing fair in debt slavery and bribes

Emma Goldman, I know I'm no Emma Goldman

She opened up a ice cream shop to fund an assassin

That's gangsta

Welcome to the new black scare

Shouts out to the northwestern grand jury resistors

They say anarchism can't work

But all anarchists do is put in work

Not for money, but out of necessity

Imagine a world where you could follow your passions

A federation, built on community

Shouts to Occupy Sandy stepping in with mutual aid

You'd find out you were an anarchist if you took the time to read

While academics debate tactics

We shutting down the Keystone XL Pipeline

We plant gardens in the projects

They push us to the sidewalks and we take the streets

We strike debt

We can bring things back to normal, or we can do the opposite

We can bicker over differences or we can fuck up shit cuz shits fucked up and bullshit

In the 1800s anarchists were libertines

Only in America are libertarians an arm of the right wing

They put a gun in your face and tell you to be non violent

But ignorance is violence

And who spreads ignorance through public schools?

And sends the poor to die overseas to steal more shit

For you know who

You know who

If voting changed anything they'd make it illegal

She said that 100 years ago

Ain't shit changed but the manufacturers of weapons

Ain't shit changed they replaced churches with banks & mainstream news

This government was designed to over rule the mob

So we mobs design to over rule the government

Emma Goldman I think I'm Emma Goldman

In the belly of the beast made that motherfucker sick

Emma Goldman I must be doing something wrong if the feds ain't on my dick

You can say I'm guilty of propping up a cult of personality

But I'm a Malcolm X man, "by any means necessary"

Avant gardists might say I'm dumbing it down

But Emma didn't speak in academic riddles; she spoke in the common tongue

No future utopias we building it now

Horizontally, no 10,000 MLKS ain't getting popped

Red & black all day

I'm a Kropotkin man myself

The streets is my public offices where I plan my attack

You rap, we plot, you vote we act

I'll never say bitch in a song again


I'm Emma Goldman


Reprinted with permission of author.

Link to website: http://soleone.org/


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