Last month we recorded our song >Internal Tyrants< in a dusty and dark treeehouse in this lousy city called Gradec! Thousand thx and hearts to T. who helped us recording, mixing and mastering this first single. It is going to be part of a compilation on the topic of saying no. As soon as we have more information about this compilation and zine, we will spread the word once again. Look forward to great bands and music, and to various other contributions on saying no!
In the meantime we uploaded our song already and it is now available as free download on bandcamp, just follow this link: https://nhil.bandcamp.com/releases or listen to it in the embed player here (see also the ‘media‘ section of this blog).
Overcoming their own internal tyrants is one step towards overcoming the systematic limitiations and oppression of society. In 1906, Emma Goldman wrote an essay entitled ‘The Tragedy of Woman’s Emancipation’ where she focuses, amongst other topics, on the situation of women in society from an Anarchist perspective. Not only did she bring up issues such as love, marriage, emitional and phyiscal dependence and emancipation in many aspects of the every day life of women, she also challanged her fellows and comrades with her personal action and behaviour. Anarchism is often displayed as a mere “male” thing, but Emma Goldman has proved such superficial statements wrong from the very beginning of her political work — (I will not go into more detail now, about the actual struggles she was fighting to get respected in her field of active politics – but the fact, that many Anarchists not necesserily agreed upon Goldman’s arguments, shall not be ignored here either!)
The essay on The Tragedy of Woman’s Emancipation can be found in >Emma Goldman’s Anarchism and Other Essays (1911)< and is also available online (just search the web).
Here’s the extract of the essay, that is also reflected in the lyrics of “our” internal tyrants:
– What will our internal tyrants say when we question authority?
– They might already be silenced by then!
stay wild and beautiful. [nhil]