Communists Quotes

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Tomas Schuman
“[T]he useful idiots, the leftists who are idealistically believing in the beauty of the Soviet socialist or Communist or whatever system, when they get disillusioned, they become the worst enemies. That’s why my KGB instructors specifically made the point: never bother with leftists. Forget about these political prostitutes. Aim higher. [...] They serve a purpose only at the stage of destabilization of a nation. For example, your leftists in the United States: all these professors and all these beautiful civil rights defenders. They are instrumental in the process of the subversion only to destabilize a nation. When their job is completed, they are not needed any more. They know too much. Some of them, when they get disillusioned, when they see that Marxist-Leninists come to power—obviously they get offended—they think that they will come to power. That will never happen, of course. They will be lined up against the wall and shot.”
Yuri Bezmenov

Karl Lagerfeld
“I had an interview once with some German journalist—some horrible, ugly woman. It was in the early days after the communists—maybe a week after—and she wore a yellow sweater that was kind of see-through. She had huge tits and a huge black bra, and she said to me, ‘It’s impolite; remove your glasses.’ I said, ‘Do I ask you to remove your bra?”
Karl Lagerfeld

Milan Kundera
“In the political jargon of those days, the word "intellectual" was an insult. It indicated someone who did not understand life and was cut off from the people. All the Communists who were hanged at the time by other Communists were awarded such abuse. Unlike those who had their feet solidly on the ground, they were said to float in the air. So it was fair, in a way, that as punishment the ground was permanently pulled out from under their feet, that they remained suspended a little above the floor.”
Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

Bruce Crown
“First, our enemies were the natives, then they were the Nazis, then after a while it was the communists. Finally, at the pinnacle of what we’re calling civilization, our enemies are the Islamic terrorists. Our enemies seem to change over the course of history along with our ways of fighting them. But what hasn't changed is government profit; politicians and leaders seem to always be getting richer by the blood of our soldiers. Makes you wonder who the real enemy has been all this time.”
Bruce Crown, Forlorn Passions

John Steinbeck
“Except for the field organizers of strikes, who were pretty tough monkeys and devoted, most of the so-called Communists I met were middle-class, middle-aged people playing a game of dreams. I remember a woman in easy circumstances saying to another even more affluent: 'After the revolution even we will have more, won't we, dear?' Then there was another lover of proletarians who used to raise hell with Sunday picknickers on her property.

I guess the trouble was that we didn't have any self-admitted proletarians. Everyone was a temporarily embarrassed capitalist. Maybe the Communists so closely questioned by the investigation committees were a danger to America, but the ones I knew—at least they claimed to be Communists—couldn't have disrupted a Sunday-school picnic. Besides they were too busy fighting among themselves.”
John Steinbeck, America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction

Michael Parenti
“During the cold war, the anticommunist ideological framework could transform any data about existing communist societies into hostile evidence. If the Soviets refused to negotiate a point, they were intransigent and belligerent; if they appeared willing to make concessions, this was but a skillful ploy to put us off our guard. By opposing arms limitations, they would have demonstrated their aggressive intent; but when in fact they supported most armament treaties, it was because they were mendacious and manipulative. If the churches in the USSR were empty, this demonstrated that religion was suppressed; but if the churches were full, this meant the people were rejecting the regime's atheistic ideology. If the workers went on strike (as happened on infrequent occasions), this was evidence of their alienation from the collectivist system; if they didn't go on strike, this was because they were intimidated and lacked freedom. A scarcity of consumer goods demonstrated the failure of the economic system; an improvement in consumer supplies meant only that the leaders were attempting to placate a restive population and so maintain a firmer hold over them.
If communists in the United States played an important role struggling for the rights of workers, the poor, African-Americans, women, and others, this was only their guileful way of gathering support among disfranchised groups and gaining power for themselves. How one gained power by fighting for the rights of powerless groups was never explained. What we are dealing with is a nonfalsifiable orthodoxy, so assiduously marketed by the ruling interests that it affected people across the entire political spectrum.”
Michael Parenti, Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of Communism

“I believe profoundly that in the struggle against Communists and their organizations [...] we cannot and should not resort to the methods and forms employed by the Communists.”
Victor Kravchenko

A.E. Samaan
“Knowledge can never imprison you, but you can be captive to your ignorance.”
A.E. Samaan

Sally Wentworth
“Are you a Communist, Dora?”
Sally Wentworth, Summer Fire

Mark Mazower
“Signs of communist domination of the andartes were not difficult to find, but at the same time there was no indication that the KKE desired to seize power by force. On the contrary, what evidence there is suggests that the KKE - in so far as its divided leadership was capable of any decisions at all in the absence of a clear lead from Moscow - had decided not to seize power at a time when it could easily have done so.”
Mark Mazower, Inside Hitler's Greece: The Experience of Occupation, 1941-44

A.E. Samaan
“I think, therefore I am an individual... not a drone in a collective. I think, therefore I am... Libertarian”
A.E. Samaan

A.E. Samaan
“American Progressives have declared war on the sanctity and autonomy of the individual.”
A.E. Samaan

A.E. Samaan
“If you demand the collective to pay for your medical expenses, then be prepared for the collective to demand to make your medical decisions for you.”
A.E. Samaan, H.H. Laughlin: American Scientist, American Progressive, Nazi Collaborator

A.E. Samaan
“People, imperfect and corruptible are society's building blocks. Political theories evading this reality are a catastrophe in waiting.”
A.E. Samaan

Sherwood Anderson
“I was born fussy, liked cleanness and orderliness about me and had already been thrown too much into the midst of shiftlessness. The socialists and communists I had seen and heard talk nearly all struck me as men who had no sense of life at all.”
Sherwood Anderson, A Story Teller's Story

Robert F. Kennedy
“We have spoken out against inhuman slaughters perpetrated by the Nazis and the Communists. But will we speak out also against the inhuman slaughter in Indonesia, where over 100,000 alleged Communists have been not perpetrators, but victims?”
Robert F. Kennedy

A.E. Samaan
“It is incredible that this must be said, but the obvious seems to escape politicized academics, so we must state the obvious: Genocide is deliberate; it is premeditated. There is no genocide without premeditation. The murders are not unfortunate coincidences. This is why it is called "mass MURDER" and not "mass MANSLAUGHTER.”
A.E. Samaan

A.E. Samaan
“Socialists and Progressives confuse compassion and compulsion.”
A.E. Samaan

“Rabid Chinese ideologists who point nuclear, chemical and biological weapons at us must have their reasons. And who is to say what their definition of victory might be? A smoldering wreck of a world, under firm totalitarian control, might be their ultimate aim. After all, communists have wrecked their own and other countries again and again without even using nuclear weapons.
“Origins of the Fourth World War”

Min Jin Lee
“There's no such thing as a benevolent leader. ... Those communists don't care about you. They don't care about anybody.”
Min Jin Lee, Pachinko

Rawi Hage
“Communists and Muslims are not the enemies to fear in this land, Fly. It is the food consumption that will eventually blow up in everyone’s faces.”
Rawi Hage, Carnival

A.E. Samaan
What a pathetic way of thinking. How arrogant of Progressives to think that my hopes and dreams mirror their hopes and dreams. What an absolute bore.... what an total lack of originality or individuality... I believe in individual liberty. I am an extremist on the topic of individual liberty, precisely because I value original thinking and original accomplishments. Fuck unity of purpose. Fuck collectivism. My life is not your life. I have my own path. Get out of my way.”
A.E. Samaan

A.E. Samaan
“If collectivizing highly personal medical decisions is evil, then so follows that collectivized medicine is evil.”
A.E. Samaan, H.H. Laughlin: American Scientist, American Progressive, Nazi Collaborator

“It is as bellicose as capital. Wait, it is capital! - On Communism”
Lamine Pearlheart

Viet Thanh Nguyen
“.. чего я не мог понять и что надеялся выяснить у комиссара, так это почему охранники боятся его - и, шире, почему вообще революционеры боятся друг друга.”
Viet Thanh Nguyen

Kevin D. Williamson
“The charges of ‘white privilege’ or ‘rape apologist’ are thrown around only because we no longer accuse people of being witches or communists when we wish to destroy them.”
Kevin D. Williamson, The Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in the Age of Mob Politics

“Who are the Communists?"
"Russians who want to take away everything you have and work you like a slave.”
Richard Lourie, A Hatred for Tulips

Sylvia Nasar
“In 1950, he was accorded the dubious honor of being the first prominent scientist to appear on the earliest of Senator Joseph McCarthy’s famous lists of crypto-communists.”
Sylvia Nasar, A Beautiful Mind

“I noticed a trend with white communists.

They do not value autonomy and liberation, they value control and dominance, just like their political counterparts. They do not oppose centralized power, they oppose centralized power that they do not have ownership of.

It isn't about the liberation of marginalized classes, it's about placing power within the white "working class" and those in proximity to them.”
Sasha Scarr

P.J. O'Rourke
“They're not exactly sinister and crafty demons, and they're not exactly world-saviors, and they sure aren't interested in peace and harmony, or in war and disorder. What communists are, after all, is just a bunch of sloppy office workers in ill-fitting clothes who want desperately to be like us.”
P.J. O'Rourke

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