Anti Capitalism Quotes

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“We don’t think you fight fire with fire best ; we think you fight fire with water best. We’re going to fight racism not with racism, but we’re going to fight with solidarity. We say we’re not going to fight capitalism with black capitalism, but we’re going to fight it with socialism. We’re stood up and said we’re not going to fight reactionary pigs and reactionary state’s attorneys like this and reactionary state’s attorneys like Hanrahan with any other reactions on our part. We’re going to fight their reactions with all of us people getting together and having an international proletarian revolution.”
Fred Hampton

Mark Fisher
“It's easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.”
Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?

Laurie Penny
“Only by remembering to say 'no' will the women of 21st century regain their voice and remember their power. 'No' is the most important word in a woman's dialectic arsenal, and it is the one word that our employers, our leaders, and quite often, the men in our lives would do anything to prevent us from saying. No, we will not serve. No, we will not settle for the dirty work, the low-paid work, the unpaid work. No, we will not stay late at the office, look after the kids, sort out the shopping. We refuse to fit the enormity of our passion, our creativity, and our potential into the rigid physical prison laid down for us since we were small children. No. We refuse. We will not buy your clothes and shoes and surgical solutions. No, we will not be beautiful; we will not be good. Most of all, we refuse to be beautiful and good.”
Laurie Penny, Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism

Carl Sagan
“The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.”
Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

Terry Eagleton
“It is capitalism, not Marxism, that trades in futures.”
Terry Eagleton, Why Marx Was Right

John  Holloway
“Comradeship, dignity, amorosity, love, solidarity, fraternity, friendship, ethics: all these names stand in contrast to the commodified, monetised relations of capitalism, all describe relations developed in struggles against capitalism and which can be seen as anticipating or creating a society beyond capitalism.”
John Holloway, Crack Capitalism

John  Holloway
“The struggle is lost from the beginning, long before the victorious party or army conquers state power and ‘betrays’ its promises. It is lost once power itself seeps into the struggle, once the logic of power becomes the logic of the revolutionary process, once the negative of refusal is converted into the positive of power-building.”
John Holloway

Immanuel Wallerstein
“The language of intrinsic human rights represented a significant advance beyond the previous language of world religions in terms of its universal applicability and its thiswordliness.”
Immanuel Wallerstein

Edward St. Aubyn
“Were the ironies of taxation any better: raising money for schools and hospitals and roads and bridges, and spending it on blowing up schools and hospitals and roads and bridges in self-defeating wars?”
Edward St. Aubyn

Leonard Cohen
“Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes
Everybody knows”
Leonard Cohen, Leonard Cohen: Poems and Songs

“Have you ever played Monopoly? It's a board game designed to teach kids capitalism. And what happens in the end? The winner has all the money, and everyone else has nothing. Woohoo! So much fun! That's literally how America works. That's why there are a few super rich people who own almost everything, and tens of millions of dirt poor people who have nothing.”
Oliver Markus Malloy, How to Defeat the Trump Cult: Want to Save Democracy? Share This Book

“You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that there is something seriously wrong with this system. Capitalism is a system that puts rich people on a pedestal, legalizes greed, and enables the rich to exploit the poor.

It’s morally wrong.

What kind of a God would support something so immoral? Would Jesus support the exploitation of the poor by the rich? No, of course not.

If you think of yourself as a follower of Christ’s teachings, if you consider yourself a good person, you are morally obligated to be against greed. It’s your duty as a good person to be against exploitation. It’s your moral duty to be against predatory capitalism.”
Oliver Markus Malloy, How to Defeat the Trump Cult: Want to Save Democracy? Share This Book

Bertrand Russell
“إن هذا التركيز الهائل للسلطة والثروة يرتبط ارتباطاً مباشراً برأسمالية الانتاج الضخم في أمريكا. إن الصفقات التي تقدر بمليارات الدولارات تمنح عن طريق البنتاجون وتنفذها وتكسب منها الصناعات الكبرى”
Bertrand Russell, جرائم الحرب في فيتنام

Michel Onfray
“Le capitalisme exploite. Et le capitalisme exploite les gens de couleur. Comme il exploite les hommes. Ou comme il exploite les femmes.”
Michel Onfray

Bertrand Russell
“هذا هو نظام الرأسمالية العالمية، وللنظام جشه السري أيضاً: هيئة المخابرات المركزية. إن حجم ميزانية هذه الهيئة أكبر بخمس عشرة مرة من مجموع ميزانية النشاط الدبلوماسي الأمريكي، وهذه المنظمة الضخمة تشتري أفراد الجيش والشرطة في شتى بلاد العالم، وتضع قوائم بأسماء القادة الشعبيين الذين سيتم اغتيالهم، وتخطط لإشعال الحروب وغزو البلاد”
Bertrand Russell, جرائم الحرب في فيتنام

Jo M. Sekimonyo
“any form of expression that ceases to be an experience and becomes an art form loses its glowing divinity”
Jo M. Sekimonyo, Economic Jihad: Putting the Kibosh on Antiquated Social Axioms Defining Us

“True capitalism can seem a lot like Nazism.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“The revolution doesn't carry the bible. The resistance doesn't carry the American flag. Feel how you wanna feel about it.”
Sasha Scarr

“If you think of yourself as a follower of Christ’s teachings, if you consider yourself a good person, you are morally obligated to be against greed. It’s your duty as a good person to be against exploitation. It’s your moral duty to be against predatory capitalism.”
Oliver Markus Malloy, How to Defeat the Trump Cult: Want to Save Democracy? Share This Book

“I don't shy away from saying that the single most developed tradition of critical thought devoted to the study of capitalism was initiated by Karl Marx. His work was built on that of many people who preceded him. It does not offer the only set of solutions to our problems; it has its own shortcomings and failures. But if you want to think critically about capitalism, sooner of later you are going to have to encounter the theoretical traditions of Marxism, because it is the most developed and draws from contributions made from every country on Earth, from a thousand struggles against business and governments supporting capitalism. It's a repository, a rich resource that ought to be made use of by anyone who wants to have a balanced perspective when it comes to dealing with the real problems.”
Richard Wolff

“Women in all cultures are expected to do very difficult, time consuming, laborious and high risk unpaid work to give birth and raise children, and in many cultures they remain as an almost entirely unpaid foundation of slave labour that the rest of the economy is built upon.”
Heather Marsh

“And what’s wrong with buying and selling?”
... “Nothing. In its place, nothing at all. A simple and necessary thing. But only a small thing in a man’s life - not his whole existence - not an end in itself - not a way of life or a source of one’s beliefs. And this is what it has become. A tragic joke, to make a religion of it... This is spiritual death. Where is there room here for what is good and beautiful, for time to re-formulate the eternal questions, for study of man’s conduct? A savage who worships a tree lives a richer life.”
John Marlyn, Under the Ribs of Death

Freequill
“There are no owners in nature.”
Freequill

“It’s not really that I hate capitalism; I really couldn’t care less what kind of system of economic distribution we have, as long as it works for the good of all.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“If capitalism was under another system which regulated it, so that supplies would fit the demand, rather than the suppliers trying to manipulate demands with deception to sell, then capitalism would be a great system.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“It's easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.”
Marc Fisher

Raj Patel
“What happens next is unpredictable at one level and entirely predictable at another. Regardless of what humans decide to do, the twenty-first century will be a time of "abrupt and irreversible" changes in the web of life. Earth system scientists have a rather dry term for such a fundamental turning point in the life of a biospheric system: state shift. Unfortunately, the ecology from which this geological change has emerged has also produced humans who are ill equipped to receive news of this state shift. Nietsche's madman announcing the death of god was met in a similar fashion....The twenty-first century has an analogue: it's easier for most people to imagine the end of the planet than to imagine the end of capitalism.”
Raj Patel, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet

Malebo Sephodi
“When you disrupt the existing conditions and refuse to accept anything less than what you know you are worth, you start making those who oppress you so uncomfortable that they will try anything to discredit you.”
Malebo Sephodi, Miss Behave

Alexander Berkman
“Think it over and see if it is not the law itself, the government which really creates crime by compelling people to live in conditions that make them bad. See how law and government uphold and protect the biggest crime of all, the mother of all crimes, the capitalistic wage system, and then proceeds to punish the poor criminal.”
Alexander Berkman, Now & After: The ABC of Communist Anarchism

Malebo Sephodi
“too lazy for grind culture”
Malebo Sephodi