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Marxist World

Updated 08 March 2010

We proudly present a collection of Quotes from the Political World. This is maintained for the historical record. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

"The socialist society of universal abundance will be regulated by a different standard. It will inscribe on its banners. FROM each according to his ability, TO each according to his needs."
-- Karl Marx

"Democracy is a form of government that cannot long survive, for as soon as the people learn that they have a voice in the fiscal policies of the government, they will move to vote for themselves all the money in the treasury, and bankrupt the nation."
-- Karl Marx

"We have to help bring this government down, we have to help destroy this system and that requires increasing the alienation that working class and oppressed people feel. The way change is going to happen in this country is through the destruction of what we call the United States of America."
-- Jed Brandt, in a speech at the Brecht Forum, September 2009

"I believe in returning the nation's wealth to its rightful owners."
-- Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States

"If we don't reform how healthcare is delivered in this country, then we are not going to be able to get a handle on that [escalating healthcare costs]."
-- Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States, in a speech given on 13 May 2009 setting the stage for Socialized Medicine

"If you like your health care you can keep it."
-- Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States

"Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day" of the year the legislation becomes law."
-- From the 1,018-page "Health Care for all Americans" bill, page 16 is the provision making individual private medical insurance illegal, July 2009.

"...we're going to be in an economic slowdown for a couple of years. So to take three months, four months, six months to spend this money the right way-we're not going to get a chance to spend a trillion dollars again! Ever. So let's do it the right way."
-- Anthony "Van" Jones, President Barack Obama's "Green Jobs Czar", 22 January 2009

"I have no issue with property destruction. I think sometimes it's appropriate, sometimes it's not. Again, I look at it strategically. Does this help us or does it hurt us? Does it help us achieve our goal, or does it not? We're in a society where property is idolized, so a lot of people don't get it yet that it doesn't really matter. It's just glass or products."
-- Lisa Fithian

"I think we had quite enough capitalism in the last eight years and I think we need some regulation now."
-- Howard Dean, Democratic National Committee Chairman in an interview on CNBC show "Power Lunch", 07 May 2009

"I will continue to expose your right-wing, anti-people politics until groups like your won't dare show their face on a college campus. Real freedom will come when soldiers in Iraq turn their guns on their superiors and fight for just causes and for people's needs--such freedom fighters can be counted throughout American history and they certainly will be counted again."
-- John Daly, Professor of English, Warren County Community College, 13 November 2005

"I hate the Republicans and everything they stand for."
-- Howard Dean, Democratic National Committee Chairman

"Guess what this Liberal will be all about? This liberal will be all about socializing... uh... uh... will be about... basically taking over... and the government running all of your companies."
-- Maxine Waters (Dem) Representative of the 35th Congressional District of California during House hearings questioning Oil Executives from Shell Oil Company, 23 May 2008

"Communism is one of the options that can improve people's lives."
-- Tom Hayden, former California State Senator as quoted in the New York Times on 18 April 1975

"I would think that if you understood what Communism was, you would hope, you would pray on your knees, that we would someday become communists."
-- Jane Fonda speaking to a student audience at the Michigan State University on Nov. 22, 1969

"I, a socialist, think that we should strive toward a socialist society, all the way to communism."
-- Jane Fonda, 11 December 1970, according to the House Committee on Internal Security (HCIS)

"To make the revolution in the United States is a slow day-by-day job that requires patience and discipline. It is the only way to make it... All I know is that despite the fact that I am one of the people who benefit from a capitalist society, I find that any system which exploits other people cannot and should not exist."
-- Jane Fonda, during a telephone interview with the People's World, the West Coast's Communist Party publication 18 July 1970

"We've got to establish a Socialist economic structure that will limit private profit-oriented businesses. Whether the transition is peaceful depends on the way our present governmental leaders react. We must commit our lives to this transition... We should be very proud of our new breed of soldier... It's not organized but it's mutiny, and they have every right."
-- Jane Fonda, reported by Karen Elliott, Dallas Morning News at the University of Texas 11 December 1971

"We understand that Nixon's aggression against Vietnam is a racist aggression, that the American war in Vietnam is a racist war, a white man's war... We deplore that you are being used as cannon fodder for U.S. imperialism."
-- Jane Fonda speaking to South Vietnamese soldiers at the height of the Vietnam War

"I believe in the CodePINK cause. The Marines don't belong here, they shouldn't have come here, and they should leave."
-- Tom Bates, Mayor of Berkeley, California at Berkeley City Council meeting 29 January 2008

"Hunting accidents are a beautiful manifestation of karma. Nearly every US citizen in the animal liberation movement has the same 2nd Amendment right to bear arms as hunters and probably loves the outdoors as much (if not more than) those who hunt. Wouldn't it be unfortunate if there were a sudden epidemic of hunting accidents?"
-- Jason Miller, relentless anti-capitalist, animal liberationist, and senior editor and founder of Thomas Paine's Corner, 25 July 2009

"It is the plumbing of that capitalist system that we are using as we flush the future of life on Earth down the toilet."
-- Jason Miller, relentless anti-capitalist, animal liberationist, and senior editor and founder of Thomas Paine's Corner

"As my close colleague, Dr. Jerry Vlasak, surmised - and I back him 100% on this - the assassination of a vivisector or two would probably save millions of nonhuman animal lives. And given the escalating situation at UCLA, who knows what may happen?"
-- Jason Miller, relentless anti-capitalist, animal liberationist, and senior editor and founder of Thomas Paine's Corner and a Press Officer for the North American Animal Liberation Press Office (NAAPO)

"If someone is so fearful that, that they're going to start using their weapons to protect their rights, makes me very nervous that these people have these weapons at all!"
-- Henry A. Waxman, U.S. Congressman (D-CA)

"...Israel is run by war criminals."
-- Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePINK

"I was under the impression that we have the right of free speech. To me, I thought free speech meant you get to say what you want without recrimination."
-- Suzanne "Zanne" Joi of CodePINK

"The Second Amendment is not really a right."
-- Rosie O'Donnell

"A global climate treaty must be implemented even if there is no scientific evidence to back the greenhouse effect."
-- Richard Benedict, an employee for the State Department working on assignment for the Conservation Foundation

"There is a sound case to be made for dropping a tactical nuclear weapon on the Cuban section of Miami. The move would be applauded heartily by most Americans. Alas, Operation Good Riddance would require the sort of mature political courage sadly lacking in Washington, D.C., these days."
-- Alexander Cockburn, Syndicated columnist

"We reject the idea of private property."
-- Peter Berle, President, National Audubon Society.

"No matter if the science is all phony, there are collateral environmental benefits... climate change provides the greatest chance to bring about justice and equality in the world."
-- Christine Stewart, Canadian Environment Minister, Calgary Herald, December 14, 1998

"What we've got to do in energy conservation is try to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, to have approached global warming as if it is real means energy conservation, so we will be doing the right thing anyway in terms of economic policy and environmental policy."
-- Timothy Wirth, former U.S. Senator (D-Colorado)

"I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself... I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal."
-- Roger Baldwin, founder of the ACLU

"Who are our enemies? Who are our friends? This is a question of the first importance for the revolution."
-- Mao Zedong

"Anyone who doesn't regret the passing of the Soviet Union has no heart. Anyone who wants it restored has no brains."
-- Vladimir Putin

"History proves that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government are transient. Only democratic systems are not transient. Whatever the shortcomings, mankind has not devised anything superior."
-- Vladimir Putin

"The breakup of the Soviet Union is a national tragedy on an enormous scale only the elites and nationalists of the republics gained."
-- Vladimir Putin

"It must be admitted that the collapse of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century."
-- Vladimir Putin

"First and foremost it is worth acknowledging that the demise of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century."
-- Vladimir Putin

"We must prepare ourselves for two scenarios. If our biological weapons succeed in the surprise attack [on the US], the Chinese people will be able to keep their losses at a minimum in the fight against the U.S. If, however, the attack fails and triggers a nuclear retaliation from the U.S., China would perhaps suffer a catastrophe in which more than half of its population would perish. That is why we need to be ready with air defense systems for our big and medium-sized cities. Whatever the case may be, we can only move forward fearlessly for the sake of our Party and state and our nation's future, regardless of the hardships we have to face and the sacrifices we have to make. The population, even if more than half dies, can be reproduced. But if the Party falls, everything is gone, and forever gone!"
-- Chi Haotian, Chinese Military Analyst

"In any event, we, the CCP, will never step down from the stage of history! We'd rather have the whole world, or even the entire globe, share life and death with us than step down from the stage of history!!! Isn't there a 'nuclear bondage' theory? It means that since the nuclear weapons have bound the security of the entire world, all will die together if death is inevitable. In my view, there is another kind of bondage, and that is, the fate our Party is tied up with that of the whole world. If we, the CCP, are finished, China will be finished, and the world will be finished."
-- Chi Haotian, Chinese Military Analyst

"It is indeed brutal to kill one or two hundred million Americans. But that is the only path that will secure a Chinese century, a century in which the CCP leads the world. We, as revolutionary humanitarians, do not want deaths. But if history confronts us with a choice between deaths of Chinese and those of Americans, we'd have to pick the latter, as, for us, it is more important to safeguard the lives of the Chinese people and the life of our Party. That is because, after all, we are Chinese and members of the CCP. Since the day we joined the CCP, the Party's life has always been above all else!"
-- Chi Haotian, Chinese Military Analyst

"Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step. The prohibition of private firearms is the goal."
-- Janet Reno

"Our main agenda is to have ALL guns banned. We must use whatever means possible. It doesn't matter if you have to distort facts or even lie. Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed."
-- Sarah Brady of Handgun Control, Inc.

"Yes, I believe that semiautomatic rifles and shotguns have no legitimate role in civilian hands. And not only that, handguns have no legitimate role in civilian hands."
-- Rebecca Peters, the International Action Network on Small Arms, 2004

"A lie told often enough becomes truth."
-- Vladimir Lenin

"One man with a gun can control 100 without one. "
-- Vladimir Lenin

"The goal of socialism is communism."
-- Vladimir Lenin

"It is true that liberty is precious - so precious that it must be rationed."
-- Vladimir Lenin

"Crime is a product of social excess."
-- Vladimir Lenin

"The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation."
-- Vladimir Lenin

"Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism."
-- Vladimir Lenin

"No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses."
-- Vladimir Lenin

"The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses"
-- Vladimir Lenin

"Literature must become party literature. Down with unpartisan litterateurs! Down with the superman of literature! Literature must become a part of the general cause of the proletariat."
-- Vladimir Lenin

"When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state."
-- Vladimir Lenin

"Gentlemen, comrades, do not be concerned about all you hear about glasnost and perestroika and democracy in the coming years. These are primarily for outward consumption. There will be no significant change within the Soviet Union, other than for cosmetic purposes. Our aim is to disarm the Americans and let them fall asleep."
-- Mikhail Gorbachev, speech to the Soviet Politburo, November 1987

"Americans have a severe disease - worse than AIDS. It's called the winner's complex."
-- Mikhail Gorbachev

"Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind."
-- Mikhail Gorbachev

"I am a Communist, a convinced Communist! For some that may be a fantasy. But to me it is my main goal."
-- Mikhail Gorbachev

"More socialism means more democracy, openness and collectivism in everyday life."
-- Mikhail Gorbachev

"We are not abandoning our convictions, our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs."
-- Mikhail Gorbachev

"Democracy is the wholesome and pure air without which a socialist public organization cannot live a full-blooded life."
-- Mikhail Gorbachev

"They wield enormous influence and I must say that the military industrial complex has a strong presence in international politics. It is for the politicians, to solve political problems, the influence of the military industrial complex felt everywhere, but especially in the USA. They have stockpiles, so they need a war to use them up and get new commissions. Today the US military budget is greater than it was at the height of the Cold War."
-- Mikhail Gorbachev

"We [as a nation] are not educated well enough to perform the necessary act of intelligently selecting our leaders."
-- Walter Cronkite, former Anchor at CBS Evening News

"So now the question is, basically, right now, how will the Osama Bin Laden tape affect the election? And I have a feeling that it could tilt the election a bit. In fact, I'm a little inclined to think that Karl Rove, the political manager at the White House, who is a very clever man, that he probably set up bin Laden to this thing."
-- Walter Cronkite interviewed by Larry King

"It's a tragedy what is happening, what Bush is doing. All Bush wants is Iraqi oil. There is no doubt that the U.S. is behaving badly. Why are they not seeking to confiscate weapons of mass destruction from their ally Israel? This is just an excuse to get Iraq's oil."
-- Nelson Mandela, Former Communist ANC Leader

"If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don't care for human beings."
-- Nelson Mandela, Former Communist ANC Leader

"The only white man you can trust is a dead white man."
-- Robert Mugabe, Leader of Zimbabwe

"Our party must continue to strike fear in the heart of the white man, our real enemy!"
-- Robert Mugabe, Leader of Zimbabwe

"Countries such as the U.S. and Britain have taken it upon themselves to decide for us in the developing world, even to interfere in our domestic affairs and to bring about what they call regime change."
-- Robert Mugabe, Leader of Zimbabwe

"The voice of Mr. Bush and the voice of Mr. Blair can't decide who shall rule in Zimbabwe, who shall rule in Africa, who shall rule in Asia, who shall rule in Venezuela, who shall rule in Iran, who shall rule in Iraq."
-- Robert Mugabe, Leader of Zimbabwe

"The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not 'insurgents' or 'terrorists' or 'The Enemy.' They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow -- and they will win."
-- Michael Moore

"I want to go up to the closest white person and say: 'You can't understand this, it's a black thing' and then slap him, just for my mental health."
-- Charles Barron, a New York city councilman at a reparations rally, 2002

"A handkerchief-head, chicken-and- biscuit-eating Uncle Tom."
-- Spike Lee on Justice Clarence Thomas

"Shoot him with a .44 caliber Bulldog."
-- Spike Lee on Charlton Heston

"All you Jews can go straight to hell."
-- Quannell X, National Youth minister for the Nation Of Islam, New York Daily News, October 17, 1995

"America must be burned! America is no good at all."
-- Louis Farrakhan, Leader of the Nation of Islam

"Many of the Jews who owned the homes, the apartments in the black community, we considered them bloodsuckers because they took from our community and built their community but didn't offer anything back to our community."
-- Louis Farrakhan, Leader of the Nation of Islam

"The Jews don't like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that's a good name. Hitler was a very great man. He rose Germany up from the ashes."
-- Louis Farrakhan, Leader of the Nation of Islam, 1984

"The white man is our mortal enemy, and we cannot accept him. I will fight to see that vicious beast go down into the late of fire prepared for him from the beginning, that he never rise again to give any innocent black man, woman or child the hell that he has delighted in pouring on us for 400 years."
-- Louis Farrakhan, City College audience in New York

"So if you're a gang member and you would normally be killing somebody, why not kill a white person? Do you think that somebody thinks that white people are better, or above dying, when they would kill their own kind?"
-- Sister Souljah in a Washington Post Interview, 1992

"The death of over 120 white people is a very beautiful thing."
-- Malcolm X, Los Angeles on June 3, 1962 upon learning of a plane crash

"The United States is the most dishonest, ungodly, unspiritual nation that ever existed in the history of the planet."
-- Dick Gregory, Political Activist

"The good ol' boy cracker-crats of the Republican party are having themselves a regular hootenanny over allegations that congresswoman Cynthia McKinney landed a punch on a security guard at the Capitol."
-- Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, from her website

"It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild New Orleans - the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans. This city will be a majority African American city. It's the way God wants it to be. You can't have New Orleans no other way. It wouldn't be New Orleans."
-- Ray Nagin, Mayor of New Orleans, January 16, 2006 during the Martin Luther King Day celebration

"Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day should be abolished because they are sexist."
"There is a Constitutional right to prostitution."
"The age of consent for sex should be 12 years old."
"Prisons should be co-ed because separate quarters are discriminatory."

-- Ruth Bader Ginsburg, writing prior to her nomination to the Supreme Court

"Saddam Hussein's regime represents a grave threat to America and our allies, including our vital ally, Israel. For more than two decades, Saddam Hussein has sought weapons of mass destruction through every available means. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons. He has already used them against his neighbors and his own people, and is trying to build more. We know that he is doing everything he can to build nuclear weapons, and we know that each day he gets closer to achieving that goal."
-- Senator John Edwards, October 10, 2002


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