The industrial patriarchy has maintained itself in power by means of the most incredible violence, as we have seen in previous chapters. Witch-hunts, torture, and genocide have been regular features of the patriarchy’s arsenal from the age of Constantine to the age of Richard Nixon. These tactics have been effective. I personally doubt, therefore, that mere good intentions, education, and above- ground organizing will ever be enough on our part. Do we really think that such things can stop a civilization that wiped out the witches? Or murdered the Indians? Or sent Jews and Gay people to the ovens? Or bombed Vietnam into the Stone Age? Or infiltrated domestic protest groups and assassinated their leaders? I doubt it. I doubt that we will ever stop the patriarchy until we fan out like viruses in the body politic, when the time is right, carrying our secret weapons, and striking without warning against ruling institutions, and the politicians, industrialists, warlords, and academics that run them. Many will undoubtedly disagree, but without a revolutionary underground, I fear we will again perish like burning faggots.
"Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture", Arthur Evans
1978 (via 3liza