49,668. If we could get our government to stop helping the communists everywhere in the world while pretending to do the opposite for just six months the whole communist worldwide empire would fall to pieces. Robert Welch, founder John Birch Society
49,669. The collapse of communism: maybe it really was blue jeans and rock and roll. Niall Ferguson, Civilisation: Is the West History? Consumerism 2011
49,670. Beloved Revolutionary martyrs, may you rest in peace. We love the Chinese Communist Party. The young pioneers will remember you. Let our brilliant red scarves serve as our pledge. We love the Chinese Communist Party. [crowd chant] We love the Socialist motherland! We will carry on the cause of Communism! Communist Party Remembrance Service 1993 for soldiers who killed student protesters 1989
49,672. The illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great. (Communism & Russia) Clement Attlee, of Russian communism
49,673. Communism is Soviet Power plus the electrification of the whole country. (Communism & Soviet Union) Vladimir Lenin
49,674. It must be recognised that the power these energetic left-wingers exercised was never their own power or communist power, but was ultimately the power of the international financial coterie. Professor Carroll Quigley
49,676. The Cold War isn’t thawing; it is burning with a deadly heat. Communism isn’t sleeping; it is, as always, plotting, scheming, working, fighting. (Communism & Cold War & Nixon) Richard M Nixon
49,605. Well I have studied Marxist philosophy, yes sir, and also other philosophers. Well I would definitely say that I am a Marxist, correct, but that doesn’t mean that I’m a communist. There’s a great deal of difference. (Marxism & Communism & Kennedy) Lee Harvey Oswald, interview New Orleans television
49,682. From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs. (Marxism & Communism) Karl Marx
49,683. When Engels and I first joined the secret Communist Society we made it a condition that everything tending to encourage superstitious belief in authority was to be removed from the statutes. (Marxism & Communism & Authority) Karl Marx
49,688. Communism ... is the genuine resolution of the antagonism between man and nature and between man and man; it is the true resolution of the conflict between existence and essence, objectification and self-affirmation, freedom and necessity, individual and species. It is the riddle of history solved and knows itself as the solution. (Marxism & Communism) Karl Marx, Private Property and Communism p43
49,689. Communism is for us not a state of affairs which is to be established, an ideal to which reality [will] have to adjust itself. We call communism the real movement which abolishes the present state of things. The conditions of this movement result from the premises now in existence. (Marxism & Communism) Karl Marx, The German Ideology 1845
49,690. For as soon as the distribution of labour comes into being, each man has a particular exclusive sphere of activity, which is forced upon him and from which he cannot escape. He is a hunter, a fisherman, a shepherd, or a critical critic and must remain so if he does not wish to lose his means of livelihood; while in communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, to fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner, just as I have in mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, shepherd or critic. (Marxism & Communism & Work) Karl Marx
49,692. Communism differs from all previous movements in that it overturns the basis of all earlier relations of production and intercourse, and for the first time consciously treats all natural premises as the creatures of hitherto existing men, strips them of their natural character and subjugates them to the power of the united individuals. Its organisation is, therefore, essentially economic, the material production of the conditions of this unity; it turns existing conditions into conditions of unity. The reality, which communism is creating, is precisely the true basis for rendering it impossible that anything should exist independently of individuals, insofar as reality is only a product of the preceding intercourse of individuals themselves. (Marxism & Communism & Economics & Work) Karl Marx
49,693. A spectre is haunting Europe, the spectre of communism. (Marxism & Communism) Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto
49,694. The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles. (Marxism & Communism & Class) ibid.
4,126. The bourgeoisie, wherever it has got the upper hand, has put an end to all feudal, patriarchal, idyllic relations. It has pitilessly torn asunder the motley of ties that bound man to his ‘natural superiors’, and left remaining no other nexus between man and man than naked self-interest, than callous ‘cash payment’. (Marxism & Communism & Bourgeoisie) ibid.
49,695. A class of labourers, who live only so long as they find work, and who find work only so long as their labour increase capital. These labourers, who must sell themselves piecemeal, are a commodity, like every other article of commerce, and are consequently exposed to all the vicissitudes of competition, to all the fluctuations of the market. (Marxism & Communism & Work & Labour) ibid.
49,696. What the bourgeoisie therefore produces, above all, are its own grave-diggers. Its fall and the victory of the proletariat are equally inevitable. (Marxism & Communism & Bourgeoisie) ibid.
49,697. The theory of Communism may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property. (Marxism & Communism & Property) ibid.
49,698. Communism deprives no man of the power to appropriate the products of society; all that it does is to deprive him of the power to subjugate the labour of others by means of such appropriation. (Marxism & Communism & Labour) ibid.
49,492. They [communists] openly declare that their ends can only be attained by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. (Revolution & Communism & Marxism) ibid.
49,699. The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.
WORKING MEN OF ALL COUNTRIES, UNITE! (Marxism & Communism & Labour & Work & Working Class & Chains & Unity & Solidarity & Trade Union & Revolution) ibid.
49,700. The unity is brought about by force. (Marxism & Communism & Unity) Karl Marx
49,701. The circulation of capital realizes value, while living labour creates value. (Marxism & Communism & Capitalism & Value) Karl Marx
49,702. For real wealth is the developed productive power of all individuals. The measure of wealth is then not any longer, in any way, labour time, but rather disposable time. Labour time as the measure of value posits wealth itself as founded on poverty, and disposable time as existing in and because of the antithesis to surplus labour time; or, the positing of an individual’s entire time as labour time, and his degradation therefore to mere worker, subsumption under labour. The most developed machinery thus forces the worker to work longer than the savage does, or than he himself did with the simplest, crudest tools. (Marxism & Communism & Labour & Wealth & Work & Working Class) Karl Marx