The point of anti-fascism is not to make fascists afraid. Fascists are already afraid, that's why they're fascists. They have a fear based worldview. The point of anti-fascism is to make sure that fascists are isolated, unable to connect with, organize and mobilize other fascists. The point is to make fascists lonely.
Goldman never actually repudiated the utility of voting. in her 1906 piece "The Tragedy of Women's Emancipation", she stated that "the right to vote, or equal civil rights, may be good demands" but reminded us that "true emancipation begins neither at the polls nor in courts." she never said not to vote. she only insisted that true emancipation does not begin there. in the context of women's emancipation, she said that it "begins in woman's soul".
you know what's seriously wrong with that Emma Goldman quote, "if voting changed anything it would be made illegal"? for starters, she never said that. in fact, she lived in a time when voting WAS illegal for a whole lot of people.
the quote itself is actually from a 1976 opinion piece in the Sun by Robert Borden: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/5211342/if_voting_could_change_anything_it/
a reminder that you don't need a job to join a revolutionary union. unemployed & retired workers, and working class students, all have a place within the one big union. you can still be engaged with mutual aid & support networks, & organize democratically within your own communities and raise class consciousness. most branches offer an $11 a month union fee for low-income folk. even if there is no local branch in your area, you can still always be a wobbly "at large".
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