Social Revolution Quotes

Quotes tagged as "social-revolution" (showing 1-8 of 8)
“you can't hide from a hurricane under a beach umbrella”
Philip Rahv

Haruki Murakami
“One guy yelled at me, 'You stupid bitch, how do you live like that with nothing in your brain?' Well, that did it. I wasn't going to put up with that. Ok, I'm not so smart. I'm working class. But it's the working class that keeps the world running, and it's the working classes that get exploited. What kind of revolution is it that just throws out big words that working-class people can't understand? What kind of crap social revolution is that? I mean, I'd like to make the world a better place, too. If somebody's really being exploited, we've got to put a stop to it. That's what I believe, and that's why I ask questions. Am I right, or what?”
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

Mao Dun
“You have the right to promote your own happiness just like everyone else, just like me. Your present dream has been shattered, but you can dream another. You should know that 'you can't relive old dreams.' Even if you force them to come true, they won't bring you happiness.”
Mao Dun, Rainbow

Karl Marx
“But, in general, the protective system of our day is conservative, while the free trade system is destructive. It breaks up old nationalities and pushes the antagonism of the proletariat and the bourgeoisie to the extreme point. In a word, the free trade system hastens the social revolution. It is in this revolutionary sense alone, gentlemen, that I vote in favor of free trade.”
Karl Marx, On the Question of Free Trade

Timothy Snyder
“Дело в том, что на оккупированных немцами территориях Холокост был также и социальной революцией. Евреев сгоняли в гетто и впоследствии уничтожали. Немцы забирали все, что могли увезти с собой, но недвижимость доставалась местному населению. Это было значительно радикальнее, чем все, что позднее делали коммунисты. Коммунисты не были заинтересованы в том, чтобы отменить результаты этой социальной революции. Между ними и местным населением существовала своего рода договоренность: не упоминать об этом воровстве [161—62].”
Timothy Snyder, Украинская история, российская политика, европейское будущее

Karl Marx
“Varlıklarının toplumsal üretiminde, insanlar, belirli ilişkiler kurarlar; bu üretim ilişkileri, onların maddi üretici güçlerinin belirli bir gelişme derecesine tekabül eder. Bu üretim ilişkilerinin tümü, toplumun iktisadi yapısının, belirli toplumsal bilinç şekillerine tekabül eden bir hukuksal ve siyasal üstyapının, üzerinde yükseldiği gerçek temeli oluşturur. Maddi yaşamın üretim tarzı, genel olarak toplumsal, siyasal ve entelektüel yaşam sürecini koşullandırır. İnsanların varlığını belirleyen şey, bilinçleri değildir; tam tersine, onların bilincini belirleyen, toplumsal varlıklarıdır. Gelişmelerinin belirli bir aşamasında toplumun maddi üretici güçleri, o zamana kadar içinde hareket ettikleri mevcut üretim ilişkilerine, ya da bunların hukuksal ifadesinden başka bir şey olmayan mülkiyet ilişkilerine ters düşerler. Üretici güçlerin gelişmesinin biçimleri olan bu ilişkiler, onların engelleri haline gelirler. O zaman bir toplumsal devrim çağı başlar. İktisadi temeldeki değişme, kocaman üstyapıyı, büyük ya da az bir hızla altüst eder.”
Karl Marx, A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy

“The communication and coordination required for such action is difficult, and the oppressors, knowing the power of the masses, take special steps to keep it difficult. When the people must act individually and hope that the momentum will build up, the questions arise, "Who is going to be the first?" Such a leader will pay a very high cost (...) There are people who are moved by considerations of duty or honor, but most find the costs exceed the benefits [p. 17 on the Hostages' Dilemma and social revolution]”
Avinash Dixit and Barry Nalebuff

Haruki Murakami
“O.K., so I’m not so smart. I’m working class. But it’s the working class that keeps the world running, and it’s the working class that gets exploited. What the hell kind of revolution have you got just tossing out big words that working-class people can’t understand? What the hell kind of social revolution is that? I mean, I’d like to make the world a better place, too. If somebody’s really being exploited, we’ve got to put a stop to it. That’s what I believe, and that’s why I ask questions. Am I right, or what?”
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood