You see, I'm a guy of simple tastes. I enjoy, uh, dynamite, and gunpowder, and gasoline! And do you know what they all have in common? They're cheap.
— The Joker, The Dark Knight
Vaillant was a real Anarchist, that is to say, a person who hates people in general with the intensity which ordinary criminals reserve for their private enemies.
— The New York Times, The Latest Anarchist, referring to French anarchist August Vaillant, who bombed France's Chamber of Deputies in 1894.
"You’ve got that eternal idiotic idea that if anarchy came it would come from the poor. Why should it? The poor have been rebels, but they have never been anarchists; they have more interest than anyone else in there being some decent government. The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn’t; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all."
Criminal anarchy is the doctrine that organized government should be overthrown by force or violence, or by assassination of the executive head or of any of the executive officials of government, or by any unlawful means.
—NRS 203.115, Nevada
A person who by speech or directly or indirectly by exhibition, distribution or promulgation of any written or printed document or paper or pictorial representation, shall advocate, advise, counsel or incite unlawful assault upon, or the killing of a public official, or the unlawful destruction of property, or the overthrow by force or violence of the government of the state, or who, at any meeting or in the presence of more than three persons in any place or in any manner, shall advise, advocate or counsel the violation of or unlawful refusal to obey a law of the state respecting the preservation of the peace and the protection of life or property shall be imprisoned not more than three years or fined not more than $1,000.00, or both.
—§3405. Promotion of anarchy, Vermont