Anarchy was first mentioned by Erasmus
In a collection of proverbs in 1539,
Where he speaks of a “liberty of the multitude” –
An idea that to many sounded fine.
Four centuries later an anarchist army
Would defeat Franco’s fascist militia.
A Barcelona veteran said, “Anarchismo e amore.
“That was how we helped build utopia.”
 “This unleful [sic] liberty or lycence of the multitude is called an Anarchie”,
Richard Taverner, Proverbs, or Adages of Desiderius Erasmus, 1539