Communist Quotes

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Robert A. Heinlein
“Political tags — such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth — are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.”
Robert A. Heinlein

Lucille Ball
“Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.”
Lucille Ball

Oswald Mosley
“Als it is hard for America to fight wars in the name of freedom, if those people themselves choose for nonfreedom. Can America and England save India from communism, if they vote communist themselves.”
Oswald Mosley, Ich glaube an Europa: Ein Weg aus der Krise, eine Einführung in das europäische Denken

Tariq Ali
“[Taken from a BBC documentary]

Tariq was born in Lahore, now in Pakistan, then part of British-ruled India, in 1943. A Catholic school education did nothing to shake his life-long atheism, which he shared with his communist parents.”
Tariq Ali

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I could never be a Communist. I could never be regimented. I could never be told what to write.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Abhaidev
“Don’t get me wrong. I don’t hate communism as an idea. I hate communism as a practice. Maybe one day the communist utopia will be realized. I don’t know! But so far none of the communist states has come close to it. Instead, what I have noticed is that communism is generally the refuge of a fascist to legitimize his dictatorship. At least that’s what history tells us.”
Abhaidev, The Influencer: Speed Must Have a Limit

Michèle Bernstein
“Vodka goes well with a wintery perspective. Nothing else provokes such presentiments of falling snow except, for some, the communist seizure of the state.”
Michèle Bernstein, All the King's Horses (Semiotext

A.E. Samaan
“Democratic Socialism devolves into totalitarian Socialism and eventually into full on Communism as people resist statism.”
A.E. Samaan

A.E. Samaan
“If your political theory requires humanity to "evolve", then you do not have a theory.... you have a dream.”
A.E. Samaan

Kazuo Ishiguro
“Revolution? Really, Ono! The communists want a revolution. We want nothing of the sort. Quite the opposite, in fact. We wish for a restoration.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, An Artist of the Floating World

Phillip Adams
“I became aware of Jews in my early teens, as I started to pick up the signals from the Christian church. Not that I was Christian – I’d been an atheist since I was five. But my father, a Congregational minister, had some sympathy with the idea that the Jews had killed Christ. But any indoctrination was offset by my discovery of the concentration camps, of the Final Solution. Whilst the term 'Holocaust' had yet to enter the vocabulary I was overwhelmed by my realisation of what Germany had perpetrated on Jews. It became a major factor in my movement towards the political left. I’d already read 'The Grapes of Wrath' by John Steinbeck, the Penguin paperback that would change my life. The story of the gas chambers completed the process of radicalisation and would, just three years later, lead me to join the Communist Party.”
Phillip Adams

Bethune was a communist and an atheist with a healthy contempt for his evangelical father.”
Larry Hannant, The Politics Of Passion: Norman Bethune's Writing And Art

A.E. Samaan
“The central planners of Democratic Socialism tighten their noose when people resist their plans and assert their rights. All Socialism is intended to devolve into Communism, and as a result, Totalitarianism.”
A.E. Samaan

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Capitalist manifesto : Profiteers of the world, unite!”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Yuval Noah Harari
“In 1917, at a time when the Russian upper and middle classes numbered at least 3 million people, the Communist Party had just 23,000 members.”
Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow

A.E. Samaan
“Individuals can only volunteer their will. The collective has no rights if not by the use of force and coercion. Collectivism is not a collection of individuals; It is the complete denial of the individual and its rights. Socialism is not cooperation of individuals; it is the denial of individual rights and individual dignity.”
A.E. Samaan

A.E. Samaan
“Fuck socialism!
No, really..... fuck socialism. Socialism sucks!”
A.E. Samaan

Neel Mukherjee
“Battles are won one by one and enemy battalions are destroyed one at a time. Factories are built one at a time. Farmers cultivate one plot after another. We serve ourselves the total amount of food we can consume, but we eat it spoonful by spoonful; to eat it in one go would be impossible.This is known as the piecemeal solution.”
Neel Mukherjee, The Lives of Others

الصافي سعيد
“سأل الرئيس الأمريكي الرب قائلا : متي ستصبح أمريكا شيوعية ؟ فأجاب الرب : ليس في عهدك ...
و سأله كسترو : متي ستصبح كوبا رأسمالية ؟ فأجاب الرب : ليس في عهدك..
و سأله أخيرا الرئيس البرازلى : متي ستتخلص البرازيل من نكبة قروضيها ؟ فأجاب الرب : لا أعتقد أن ذلك سيتم في عهدي ...”
الصافي سعيد, سنوات المتاهة

Jessica Shattuck
“He is against politics in general and longs for the restitution of the monarchy. They have seen nothing but rioting and inflation in the five years since Wilhelm II abdicated. And Ania knows not to mention the Communists. Her father has not recovered from the shock of their brief takeover of Bavaria, which, for a few weeks in 1919, became the Bavarian Soviet Republic. If he begins on the subject, no one will hear of anything else for days. For Doktor Fortzmann all was better under the kaiser.”
Jessica Shattuck, The Women in the Castle

Gerald Kersh
“He went on like this all day, his lips bristling with bright iron brads under his grizzled beard, talking, spitting out nails, hammering them in, grasping, misquoting and singing all at the same time, lively as a leprechaun. "... the spectre of war is haunting Europe!"-bang bang bang-"You have nothing but your chains to lose, Mr. Small, and all the world to gain!"
"Chains?" asked I. Small, looking about him. "What do you mean, chains? What chains? Where chains?" He touched his watch-chain to satisfy himself that it was not yet lost. Then, somewhat sadly, he said "You're bleddywell right. I got nothing but my chain to lose. And what's that worth? Three pounds?”
Gerald Kersh, The Thousand Deaths of Mr. Small

A.E. Samaan
“The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private liberty.”
A.E. Samaan

“To Live In The Midst Of Communist Society Is To Unashamedly Proclaim A Life Of Holiness”
Sunday Adelaja

Hank Bracker
“Just about this time, Julio Mella suddenly got married to his primary girlfriend, Olivia Zandiver. Perhaps the fact that she became pregnant by him influenced this decision and soon after the wedding, they had a daughter whom they named Natasha.

Marriage did not stop Julio from having other affairs. With his wife taking care of Natasha, he was still out seeing others. There was Sylvia Masvidal, Edith Margarita, Lucitta and lastly Tina Modotti. He had what the Cubans like to call machismo or, loosely translated, male chauvinistic virility. There was no doubt but that he was interested in the ladies, and they in him…

Beautiful Tina loved photography and frequently posed nude for the lens. Now that she was Jullio’s girlfriend, life for them was more than exciting…. For him it would prove to be deadly!”
Captain Hank Bracker

Vera Caspary
“The skeleton in my closet carries a hammer and sickle.”
Vera Caspary

Christopher Lasch
“In 1925, the central committee of the Soviet Communist party declared that sport should be consciously used "as a means of rallying the broad masses of workers and peasants around the various Party Soviet and Trade Union organizations through which the masses of workers and peasants are to be drawn into social and political activity." Fortunately, people of all nations intuitively tend to resist such exhortations. They know that games remain gloriously pointless and that watching an exciting athletic contest, moreover, can be emotionally almost as exhausting as participation itself—hardly the "passive" experience it is made out to be by the guardians of public health and virtue.”
Christopher Lasch, The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in An Age of Diminishing Expectations

Angela Y. Davis
“Yes, I am a Communist. And I will not take the fifth amendment against self-incrimination, because my political beliefs do not incriminate me, they incriminate the Nixons, Agnews, and Reagans.”
Angela Y. Davis, If They Come in the Morning: Voices of Resistance

“The true motivations of the socialist and communist leaders is a fascinating question. In his book, The Whole of Their Lives, Ben Gitlow described the Communist movement as a devilish machine for transforming idealists into criminals.

In revolutionary politics the personal ambitions of leaders play an important role. The altruistic souls motivated by high ideals and principles are common in the rank-and-file and rare in the leadership. The struggle for power in the communist organization proceeds as bitterly as it does at royal courts.”
J.R.Nyquist

Robert      Hunter
“While making studies of the revolutionary movement, I was aided for a time by Angelica Balabanoff. This restless, diminutive Russian knew almost everyone engaged in socialist and communist activities. Aflame with the spirit of revolt, she spared no effort to infect others with her hatred for the capitalist regime. She was very useful as she not only brought me in contact with everyone I wished to meet, but she also spoke fluently many of the European languages. She would often sit beside me at conferences and in restaurants, translating into my ear, in a soft and to others almost inaudible voice, everything of interest said by the various speakers, no matter from what country they came. She was afterward one of Mussolini's chief aids and became his assistant editor when he took control of *Avanti*. In 1917 she went back to Russia with Lenin and other communists in the train so kindly provided by the German government, which expected them to augment the chaos already paralyzing its enemies on the East.

Revolutionists talk fast and are often well educated. In some groups at dinner three or four languages would be spoken and, of course, at all the socialists and labor conferences delegates from many countries delivered their addresses in their native tongues. These different languages were laboriously translated by official interpreters. It was unnecessary to follow these dreary repetitions when Balabanoff sat beside me. She was often the official interpreter at the larger gatherings and her translations were never questioned — although she often excelled the orator in eloquence when he was expressing some of her cherished and more violently revolutionary views. Although she was a valued aid to both Mussolini and Lenin — I believe she brought them together at one time — and the most impassioned revolutionist I have ever met, she left Russia in 1921, ill and thoroughly disillusioned by the Reign of Terror.”
Robert Hunter, Revolution Why, How, When?

“Prawda o jej stanowisku w tej sprawie nie pokrywa się ze spotykanymi u nas stereotypami. Róża Luksemburg była osobą intymnie przywiązaną do polskiej kultury. Władała biegle kilkoma obcymi językami (rosyjskim, niemieckim i francuskim) i większość swego życia spędziła w Szwajcarii i w Niemczech, jednakże język polski był i pozostał jej pierwszym i najbliższym językiem. Tysiące Niemców dowiedziało się po raz pierwszy właśnie z jej artykułów prasowych, kim był Adam Mickiewicz, jej ulubiony poeta. Słowem i pismem walczyła z przymusową germanizacją Polaków w zaborze pruskim. W 1900 r. ogłosiła w tej sprawie w Poznaniu m.in. broszurę pt. Przeciwko wynaradawianiu. Programowo wypowiadała się za autonomią dla zaboru rosyjskiego i czyniła to w sposób bardziej bezkompromisowy niż współcześni jej przywódcy endecji. Nie była natomiast zwolenniczką umieszczenia hasła niepodległości Polski w programie SDKPiL.”
Feliks Tych, O rewolucji

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