Communist Quotes by Richard M. Nixon, Mikhail Gorbachev, Vijay Prashad, Fidel Castro, Otto Weininger, Robert J. Bentley and many others.
The events that followed our withdrawal from Vietnam, including the plight of the boat people and the more than 1 million slaughtered by the new communist rulers of Cambodia, showed that media critics who said we were on the wrong side were mistaken.
I am a Communist, a convinced Communist! For some that may be a fantasy. But to me it is my main goal.
You see all kinds of anarchic forms of rebellion, but the moment of preparation is when the Communists and other kinds of political forces play a roll.
I am not a communist and neither is the revolutionary movement.
Democracy’s my idea. I do not agree with communists, my acts prove. Free press in Cuba – free ideas, freedom religion belief.
The Jew is an inborn Communist.
If you start free trade with a Communist country, allow them to develop their own businesses, they don’t remain communistic. They become a free society when they’re able to make money themselves, and we increase trade with them and allow them to really produce products.
Communists should set an example in study; at all times they should be pupils of the masses as well as their teachers.
A relatively small and eternally quarrelsome country in Western Europe, fountainhead of rationalist political manias, militarily impotent, historically inglorious during the past century, democratically bankrupt, Communist-infiltrated from top to bottom.
I was very restless. I really wanted to be a part of a kind of a progressive society. I was fed up with these Communist doctrines and you were hassled all the time with members of the Party committee who were KGB, what you have to do, where in the West you can go or not to go.
A great deal of the pupils time was spent going through, once again, the History of the Communist (Bolshevik) Party of the Soviet Union. He had learnt it at elementary school; at secondary school; at his sports club; at the Komsomol; at the university; at a folk dancing course; at the chess-club.
The Point, not unlike the Communist Chinese, the ACLU abhors individual religious freedom, and it supports only those civil liberties that fit its narrow political agenda.
When people are standing up for our present rotten system, they are being worse than Communists, it seems to me.
The Communist vision is the vision of man without God.
For decades, the United States condemned the Chinese Communist Party’s coercive population-control policies – too often alone in its criticism, while other nations turned a blind eye as they sought commercial advantages in China.
As for people who are politically backward, Communists should not slight or despise them, but should befriend them, unite with them, convince them and encourage them to go forward.
It seems to be that when these communist regimes take over – if you look at the example of Vietnam or Cambodia or Nicaragua – that even in conditions of peace they don’t seem to be able to figure out how to support their people, and the human suffering is enormous.
I’m fascinated by the whole communist thing. No one has a lot, but everyone is the same. I like that way of living.
I would live in a communist country providing I was the Queen.
Dubois, later in his life, would join the Communist party and renounce his American citizenship. His ‘integration at all costs’ message would, decades later, continue to influence the community’s self-perception.
In the Communist period, the revolutionaries, the leaders were almost always – Che Guevara, people like that – they were always from the middle class and the educated. And empathy is a very powerful emotion.
The Communist regime didn’t consider this to be a shining moment in history and assigned no heroism to it. They classified it as merely an accident.
My prodigious sin was, and still is, being a non-conformist. Although I am not a Communist I refused to fall in line by hating them.
I came out of the Soviet Union no longer a communist, because I believed in personal freedom.
Has the pope questioned the faith of any communist leaders? He spends a lot of time in communist countries.
Communists should be the most farsighted, the most self-sacrificing, the most resolute, and the least prejudiced in sizing up situations, and should rely on the majority of the masses and win their support.
I watch Glenn Beck and he’s taught me well. Progressive is the new word for Communist
The hardest thing about being a communist is trying to predict the past.
The Communists have no need to introduce free love; it has existed almost from time immemorial.
Socialism is undoubtedly in the throes of a crisis greater than at any time since 1917. The last half of 1989 saw the dramatic collapse of most of the communist party governments of Eastern Europe.
I joined the RCP (Revolutionary Communist Party) in the early ’80s. I’d be in it still but it was wound up at the end of the nineties.
I was surprised to see the meeting was of Communists and the whole meeting was along Communist lines.
The terrible thing is that one cannot be a Communist and not let oneself in for the shameful act of recantation. One cannot be a Communist and preserve an iota of one’s personal integrity.
We in America were worried about many problems dealing with economic inequality and political inequality. The Communist Party seemed to be the only political force, both concerned and willing, to take action to stop the threat of fascism abroad and to work for economic and political reform in this country.
I’m a communist, man. I’m going to break the rules.
Between capitalist and communist society there lies the period of the revolutionary transformation of the one into the other. Corresponding to this is also a political transition period in which the state can be nothing but the revolutionary dictatorship of the proletariat.
We Communists are like seeds and the people are like the soil. Wherever we go, we must unite with the people, take root and blossom among them.
In the Communist era, excrement took on political importance, because Party policy decided excrement was essential for the Great Agricultural Leap Forward.
The attitude of Communists towards any person who has made mistakes in his work should be one of persuasion in order to help him change and start afresh and not one of exclusion, unless he is incorrigible.
I thought the original Communist revolutionaries coordinated themselves a bit better and didn’t go around shouting about it.
The drafters of the [Refugee Convention ] had the Cold War in mind and mainly sought to protect a few thousand dissidents from the Communist bloc. They did not envision the mass displacements of people we are seeing today.
The American Indians were Communists. They were. Every anthropologist will tell you they were Communists. No rich, no poor. If somebody needed something the community chipped in.
Christians are supposed to love each other. Communists are supposed to share bonds with all proletarians and other communists. Every ideological group proclaims universality, and all of them bicker internally, never displaying unity except in the face of a common enemy. Humanism today is the common enemy of Christians.
We must have the time to create strict rules so that property is not sold by Communist managers for a low price. They often get payments under the table to sell to the first bidder. This does not build public support for a market economy.
Security, for me, took a tumble not when I read that there were Communists in Hollywood but when I read your editorial in praise of loyalty testing and thought control. If a man is in health, he doesn’t need to take anybody else’s temperature to know where he is going.
In Czechoslovakia in 1968, communist reformers appealed to democratic ideals that were deeply rooted in the country’s pre-second world war past.
I grew up speaking English and Spanish. I grew up moving from country to country due to political, governmental, and social issues and just family atmosphere that wasn’t right to bring up your kid in a country where there’s a dictatorship or a communist type sense, so I incorporate that int music.
I ain’t a communist necessarily, but I been in the red all my life.
In the face of such a threat, they had no other choice but to throw themselves to the far left. But now that the people are conscious of our efforts, now that they see us resolving problems, the communists are losing strength.
If the money wasted on arms could be used to help the less developed nations, that would probably be a greater blow against the Communist danger than anything else.
Many Communist government officials have a rigid, dictatorial power, but they live in constant suspicion and fear of anything that might undermine the power they have.
So these Red Sox… are they a Communist organization?
Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood.
How can there be peace when drunkards, drug dealers, communists, atheists, New Age worshipers of Satan, secular humanists, oppressive dictators, greedy money changers, revolutionary assassins, adulterers, and homosexuals are on top?
The Communists have for decades loudly proclaimed their goal of destroying the bourgeois world, while the West merely smiled at what seemed to be an extravagant joke.
One of the things I’m proudest of, one year on my refrigerator, I taped a Christmas card from the Republican National Committee and season’s greetings from Gus Hall of the American Communist Party. They both stayed up their months and I’m proud of it.
Christian families are under attack in America! The Communists, Masons, Atheists, Humanists, Evolutionists, and other Godless sickos want to destroy the family. Parents beware; the government wants your child!
I can’t understand Karl Marx, so how can I be a Communist?
It was a way to try and shut down what the unions were negotiating for, like better hours and pay. [Dalton] Trumbo and his friends joined the Communists mostly for these reasons.
Anarchists are socialists because they want the improvement of society, and they are communists because they are convinced that such a transformation of society can only result from the establishment of a commonwealth of property.
Immigrants and refugees who have escaped the corrupt, dysfunctional, crime-ridden, socialist and communist regimes of Latin America are precisely the kind of hard-working and grateful people we should be welcoming to the U.S.
I remember coming home when I was 14 and being like, ‘Yeah, I’m a communist now!’
I don’t pay a lot of attention to communist infiltrators.
If you don’t vote Socialist/Communist before you are twenty, you have no heart – if you do vote Socialist/Communist after you are twenty, you have no head.
Mikhail Gorbachev was the Jimmy Carter of the Communist bloc. The Russians hate him.
We should know why paternalism, collectivism, or unnecessary federal supervision will hold our standard of living down and reduce productivity just as it has in every country where it has been tried. We should also know why the communist leaders consider socialism the highroad to communism.
When I was young I had a moment of believing in the Communist doctrine. I wanted to save the world through Communism. Quite soon I understood that it doesn’t work, but I’ve never pretended it didn’t happen to me.
Populism is the simple premise that markets need to be restrained by society and by a democratic political system. We are not socialists or communists, we are proponents of regulated capitalism and, I might add, people who have read American history.
The Communist Party and the Soviet Government display constant concern to strengthen the country’s defensive might and raise the combat readiness of the Armed Forces.
The GDR people found love at the workplace, and the West is always telling stories about finding love when work is over and you have your free time and your leisure time. That’s when you fall in love. But in the Communist state, you fall in love in the workplace, because that’s mainly where you are.
Indeed, we Jews were at the leading edge of communist totalitarianism, one of the most murderous movements of the 20th century.
How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Martin Luther King was not a Marxist or a communist, but his radical love leads him to put poor and working people at the center.
Communists all seem to wear small caps, a look I consider better suited to tubes of toothpaste than to people.
The thing is, I grew up in L.A., so I had this unique opportunity to live in both communist Russia and see that life, and then move to America as a young girl and experience a completely different life.
The principle of the Communist Party of Vietnam is collective leadership with accountability and responsibility of the individual, which can never become authoritarian.
Liberals, communists, socialists, look at people as workers. They look at ’em as ants, worker ants, worker bees and so forth, and they just plug ’em in to do jobs that need to be done.
I believe there’s about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party.
I’m not a communist or social democrat or anything else. I’m a free man.
With me it was that defending the Communist Party was something worse than naming the names. I did not want to remain a martyr to something that I absolutely believed was immoral and wrong. It’s as simple as that.
I am a Maoist sympathiser. I’m not a Maoist ideologue, because the communist movements in history have been just as destructive as capitalism.
The motif of Beat Generation is basically misunderstood, a misinterpreted area. There’s this superimposition of the idea of a social rebellion, which was the communist interpretation through Lawrence Lipton.
Most of the Communists I knew were nice people.
Donald Trump just pledged to be loyal to the Green Party, the Communist Party and Party Central, as long as they agree to be nice to that thing on his head. If not, all bets are off.
On the face of it, China has won the Olympics. But it is not China that has won, but the Communist party. The Chinese people have lost.
It remains to be seen, for example whether China can continue to develop as a market economy while still retaining an authoritarian communist political system.
When I grew up in the church, we were praying because the Communists were going to come over and hang you upside down on a cross, and I so wanted to be a good person, and I had these rosary beads that I would sleep with every night, and I just wanted the blessed Virgin to be on my side.
The first thing the communists do when they take over a country is to outlaw cockfighting
In the 1980s, in the communist Eastern Germany, if you owned a typewriter, you had to register it with the government. You had to register a sample sheet of text out of the typewriter. And this was done so the government could track where text was coming from.
According to polls, a majority (around 60+ percent) opposes the radar base. But it’s not necessarily the sensible part of the Czech population. The demonstrations against the base are usually organized by communists, Islamists, and “peaceful feminists” (which is fortunately not a numerous group).
No company fails in communist China, because they’re all partly owned by the government.
The Communists do have a god, the Dialectic of History, which guarantees everything that they’re going to do and guarantees them victory; that’s why they’re fanatic.
To be a Communist or to be somebody who believes in the future is a curious thing. So you have to live with people around you, you have to be with the people.
An administration that really wanted to win an ideological contest with the Chinese Communist Party would stand up for human rights consistently, rather than calling journalists anywhere ‘the enemy of the people.’
There are only two sorts of people in life you can trust – good Christians and good Communists.
And also they were absolutely brilliant in one way, you know: they knew how effective is not to punish somebody who is guilty; what Communist Party members could afford to do was mind-boggling: they could do practically anything they wanted – steal, you know, lie, whatever.
Annie Lee Moss was a black woman who worked for the Army as a code clerk in the Pentagon. She was identified by an undercover agent of the FBI as a member of the Communist Party. Moss denied it, the Democrats sprang to her defense, and she has been treated ever since as an innocent victim of McCarthy.
If I lived in a Communist country today where certain principles dear to the Christian faith are suppressed, I believe I would openly advocate disobeying these anti-religious laws.
My parents are actually very famous singers in Bulgaria. My dad was in a rock band, and my mom was in a pop group. They met, fell in love, and actually formed a group together to escape the country because it was Communist, and they couldn’t leave. They didn’t know any English but eventually found their way to America.
But, you will say, we destroy the most hallowed of relations, when we replace home education by social…. The Communists have not invented the intervention of society in education; they do but seek to alter the character of that intervention, and to rescue education from the influence of the ruling class.
China wants Western countries to be timid. Its strategic foreign policy has been to make any criticism of the Communist Party of China seem unreasonable or even Sinophobic.
Who was the founder of American education? John Dewey – you know that very well – card-carrying Communist. The American education system, in America – one of the so-called ‘founders’ was a Communist
No one understands the threat posed by Chinese Communist military companies better than DoD.
I come from a family of communist nudists. I was allowed to do or not do what I liked. My parents were not interested in whether I went to school or got drunk on white wine.
No country which has cricket as one of its national games has yet gone communist.
Salvation by society failed the most where it promised the most, in the communist countries. But it also failed in the West. Practically no government program enacted since the 1950s in the Western world – or in the communist countries – has been successful.
Of all the charges made against the Communists these days of congressional investigations, the charge of loose morals is seldom heard, so very loose have become those of “Christian” people.
Usually I am not a conspiracy theorist. I don’t believe in the Bilderbergers as a conspiracy or the Trilateralists. But I am certain that the Communists killed JFK. There is a super great book called ‘Legend’ by Edward Jay Epstein that makes it all perfectly clear.
While I cannot take the time to name all the men in the State Department who have been named as members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring, I have here in my hand a list of 205.
With an economy that is going strong and a belief that tomorrow will be better than today, it may be easier to just shrug it off if, say, an internet service you use like WhatsApp gets turned off by the government as the Communist Party’s national congress approaches.
I’m not a communist – I believe in the free market and that entrepreneurs should be allowed to take risks because it creates wealth and jobs, but I draw the line at people risking other people’s money. That’s deplorable.
The message of [Fahernheit 9/11] is very weak and propagandistic … We were used to such messages in the communist days. Everybody has open eyes and can understand that this is propaganda. It was a weak film that tells us nothing new.
The reason why there is now no communist government in Paris is because in the circumstances of 1945 the Soviet army was not able to reach French soil.
the construction of a communist society would be completed ‘in the main’ by 1980
I am a communist and my painting is a communist painting. But if I were a shoemaker, Royalist or Communist or anything else, I would not necessarily hammer my shoes in any special way to show my politics.
We pity or condemn the communist peoples of the world for being bound in the chains of doctrine. So are we. Our doctrine runs as follows: Our Way is the Only Way.
The National Liberation Front was not…a viable, autonomous organization with a life of its own; it was a facade, a “front,” by means of which the DLD (the North Vietnamese Communist Party) sought to mobilize the people in the South to accomplish its ends, and to garner international sympathy and support.
Right. So you go into Darfur and you go into South Africa, you get rid of the white government there. You put sanctions on them. You stand behind Nelson Mandela – who was bankrolled by communists for a time, had the support of certain communist leaders. You go to Ethiopia. You do the same thing.
Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite!
I came from a communist country where there are no luxury cars.
I never thought about myself as an activist when we were coming along. I wasn’t a joiner. You know, I love the people I love. I didn’t care whether – they could be a Democrat, Republican, communist, you know, and anything but a racist.
Mr. Gorbachev initiated Glasnost, Perestroika, so he was already, you know, way disenchanted with the rigid Communist ideology, and he was looking to become an international leader. He was more accepted actually outside of the Communist Soviet Union than inside.
My father had inklings of my cultural aspirations. He would take me to the library, things like that. But he wasn’t one of those dads who had read George Orwell and was a member of the Communist party. We had no books at home.
Even when they call us mad, when they call us subversives and communists and all the epithets they put on us, we know we only preach the subversive witness of the Beatitudes, which have turned everything upside down.
Give money to universities вЂ” that would be asking for trouble. All those places do is turn out more Communists.
More than forty years of Communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe resulted in an unhappy and artificial division of Europe. It is this dark chapter of European history that we now have the opportunity to close.
The dictatorship of the Communist Party is maintained by recourse to every form of violence.
My parents both defected from communist Hungary and were what most people would today call libertarian. I grew up with a general distaste for taxation and any policy that intruded on our lives.
Also, when you escape a Communist regime, you treasure liberty and you understand that as government and state expand, liberty must contract.
I don’t want everyone to think of me as just ‘that kid who called Jesse Jackson a communist in middle school.’ That’s why I decided to become a famous actress.
The conservation movement is a breeding ground of Communists and other subversives. We intend to clean them out, even if it means rounding up every bird watcher in the country.
My parents bookshelves were full of books that belonged to their lives in the Communist party.
The worker-mother must learn not to differentiate between yours and mine; she must remember that there are only our children, the children of RussiaвЂ™s communist workers.
The old bastions of the post-communist regime collapsed before my very eyes. The monsters who had kept Ukraine in a criminal state left the stage.
This attack has made it clear, beyond all doubt, that the international Communist movement is willing to use armed invasion to conquer independent nations. An act of aggression such as this creates a very real danger to the security of all free nations.
Communist propaganda would sometimes include statements such as “we include almost all the commandments of the Gospel in our ideology”. The difference is that the Gospel asks all this to be achieved through love, through self-limitation, but socialism only uses coercion. This is one point.
In communist countries, you execute your poets. In the free world, the poets execute themselves.
The Communists in Cuba didn’t assist Castro in his revolution. They weren’t on the side of the students. They didn’t do anything to help in the invasion or the long-continuing struggle from the Oriente province down.
I knew I could not maintain that leadership in open struggle against Moscow influence. Only two Communist leaders in history ever succeeded in doing this – Tito and Mao Tse-tung.
President Reagan was a leader at a time when the American people most needed leadership. He outlined a vision that captured the imagination of the free world, a vision that toppled the Communist empire and freed countless millions.
A number of years ago, people were saying normal relationship with Cuba, what a bad and silly idea. They’re Communists, they are our enemy. Well guess what? Change has come.
The Communist Party said that I must finish my studies because after the revolution in Germany people would be required with technical knowledge to take part in the building of the Communist Germany.
I am not a communist.
…the West’s main weakness remains unchanged: it cannot grasp the fact that it is facing an acceleration in the unfolding of Soviet convergence strategy which is intended to procure the subservience of the West to Moscow under an ultimate Communist World Government.
I joined the Communist Party when I was 18. When I was 10, there was the miners’ strike, and the Cold War was going on; it was quite a potent time to get involved in politics. I got involved through my grandfather, who was a member.
No, those ears were not created by any chance coming together of atoms in nature (the Communist view). They could have been created only by immense design.
American Communists have the opportunity to preach freely their ideas. It would be absolutely wrong to hold the Soviet government responsible for activities of the American Communists.
Reagan survived the Iran-Contra scandal because the elements of it that were illegal (aiding anti-communist Nicaraguans) were popular and the things that were unpopular (arming the Iranians) were quite legal.
[…..] most of the environmental hype [regarding global warming] is really to help bring about Karl Marx’s dream (nightmare) of a Communist world.” [by reduction, and ultimately elimination of private property rights
It was in prison that we found the hope of salvation for the Communists. It was there that we developed a sense of responsibility toward them. It was in being tortured by them that we learned to love them.
The trouble with Communism is the Communists, just as the trouble with Christianity is the Christians.
The [Communist] Party has one objective: the creation of a socialist economy; and one means: the utilization of the class struggle.
When I became political and Communist, it was because they were the only people I had ever met who fought the color bar in their lives.
In a higher phase of communist society… only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be fully left behind and society inscribe on its banners: from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.
I consider the philosophy of the Communist Party as not applicable to our American way of life.
The main enemy of the open society, I believe, is no longer the communist but the capitalist threat.
The so-called ‘materialistic conception of history,’ with the crude elements of genius of the early form which appeared, for instance, in the ‘Communist Manifesto,’ still prevails only in the minds of laymen and dilettantes.
One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion.
An American government that really wanted to stick it to the Chinese Communist Party would be reinforcing U.S. alliances in Asia, instead of threatening to withdraw troops from South Korea and Japan until they pay extortionate rates for U.S. bases.
The greatest historical events in the twentieth century – in fact, in all of human history – have been the overthrow of capitalism and establishment of societies run by and for the working class in the two great communist revolutions in Russia and China.
I listened to Hillary [Clinton], and I heard the double talk. She’s so good at it, and I’m not making this up, that the Communist Chinese have sent their cadres to study her speeches. They say she’s the finest propagandist they’ve ever heard.
While the 20th century saw the world divided between a Communist East and a free and democratic West, new and different struggles define the 21st.
Many Communist government officials have a rigid, dictatorial power, but they live in constant suspicion and fear of anything that might undermine the power they have.
The Nazi-Soviet pact of 1939, a traumatic shock to me, ended any ambivalence I had about the Soviet Union, and all cooperation with Communists in united fronts.
Comrade Mao, whether he was crossing ‘a sea of surging waves’ or scaling ‘a mountain pass impregnable as iron’ always held unwaveringly to his course, setting a shining example for the Chinese Communist Party.
The Chinese Communist Party and the American people are locked in conflict.
All serious elite institutions, from the great London clubs to the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party, have always made sure that most people can’t get into them. That’s the point.
No matter how mistaken Communist ideas may be, the experience and knowledge gained by trying them out have given a tremendous impetus to thought and imagination.
Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a Communist.
The objection to a Communist always resolves itself into the fact that he is not a gentleman.
Call me communist, but I think that’s something that everyone, regardless of their family’s income, has a right to, and I was fortunate enough to have a mother who felt that way as well.
Eisenhower admitted that the budget can’t be balanced and McCarthy said the communists are taking over. You don’t know what to worry about these days – whether the country will be overthrown or overdrawn.
Certainly we disagree with the Communist Party, as we disagree with other political parties who are trying to maintain the American way of life.
The Communists automatically violated the daily practices of democracy to which I was accustomed.
A specter is haunting Europe – the specter of communism.
Whether they [left in America are] anarcho-communists, anarcho-syndicalists, or libertarians who believe in free enterprise, I regard theirs as the real legacy of the left, and I feel much closer, ideologically, to such individuals than I do to the totalitarian liberals and Marxist-Leninists of today.
The dynamic character of China’s nonstatist economic transformation, including its social openness to the rest of the world, is not mutually compatible in the long run with a relatively closed and bureaucratically rigid Communist dictatorship.
One of the basic conditions for the victory of socialism is the arming of the workers Communist and the disarming of the bourgeoisie the middle class.
I would hazard the statement that in the broad sense [Ho Chi Minh’s] ideas had triumphed, since the communist victory in Vietnam was a consequence of political, diplomatic, and psychological factors more than military ones. That is a tribute to the ideas that he introduced in his life and thought.
The Communist Party is very popular in South Africa, especially among the young people. Never having had a chance to travel, and having suffered so much under capitalism, they still can’t believe that the Russian people themselves have rejected it.
Who do you think has more freedom: the married man in America or the single man in Communist China?
Jesus Christ was the biggest blight on the human race, he was. And all them socialists and communists – second rate Christianity.
Some fellow from the Third World kept hammering for prizes for a Communist film which was rotten.
The Communist Party of China is a party that seeks peace, harmony and reconciliation, unlike the Communist Party of the former Soviet Union
China came from a communist dictatorship of the ugliest kind to become a country which today has a smiling population. Things are getting better and better every day – you can feel it, you can touch it over here!
The IMF played crucial roles in the 1980s debt crisis and in the transformation of former communist economies. Radical change, many might argue, is neither necessary nor desirable.
You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept communism outright, but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you’ll finally wake up and find you already have communism. We won’t have to fight you. We’ll so weaken your economy until you’ll fall like overripe fruit into our hands.
The reason for the success of this somewhat communist-sounding strategy, while the failure of communism itself is visible around the world, is that the economics of information are fundamentaly different from those of other products.
First of all, let it be remembered that I speak as an ex-Communist and one who has not testified before Congressional Committees, nor written works on the Communist conspiracy.
Ronald Reagan, when he was campaigning for President, said that he would break relations with Communist China and re-establish diplomatic relations with Taiwan. But when he got into office, he pursued a very different policy of engagement with China and of increasing trade and business ties with China.
There was a very serious communist strain among American intellectuals before the war. America was a more tolerant place in those days, and Communists were not treated as pariahs. That ended with the McCarthy era.
When you mention the word ideology, everyone has communism in the back of their minds, which was an entirely well formulated ideology and statement of belief. You read the Communist Manifesto and you know what the core of it is.
The major poets of New Jersey have all suffered, whether it’s Whitman, who lost his job for ‘Leaves of Grass,’ or William Carlos Williams, who was called a communist, or Ginsberg, whose ‘Howl’ was prosecuted, or myself. If you practise poetry the way I think it needs to be done, you’re going to put yourself in jeopardy.
If I decide to make a coat red in the show, it’s not just red, I think: is it communist red? Is it cherry cordial? Is it ruby red? Or is it apple red? Or the big red balloon red?
Ho, or Nguyen Ai Quoc, thus became the first Vietnamese communist and a founding member of the French Communist party, born out of the split.
Those who remember Washington’s cold war culture in the 1980s will recall the shocked reactions to Reagan’s intervention. People interested in foreign policy were astonished when in 1985 he met alone at Geneva – alone, not a single strategic thinker at his elbow! – with the Soviet Communist master Gorbachev.
I come from a communist country. We learned nothing of lawyers, nothing about rights.
We have the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. ‘America, land of liberty and freedom?’ You know, that’s baloney. More than 2 million Americans are behind bars now. Communist China has four times the population and they have 1.5 million people behind bars.
For over ten years, bombs rained down on every village and hamlet in South Vietnam, and no one budged. It took the coming of a Communist ‘peace’ to send hundreds of thousands of people out into the South China Sea, on anything that could float, or might float, to risk dehydration, piracy, drowning . . .
I ain’t a Communist necessarily, but I been in the red all my life.
Communists are the last optimists.
Some people who don’t like guns can’t stand the idea of so many gun owners in one place (at gun shows) buying and selling their wicked products. It’s how some communists feel when they visit the New York Stock Exchange.
When Dalton Trumbo and his friends joined the Communist Party it was 1943, and Russia was our ally in World War II. This was connected to a very popular movement of artists and intellectuals at that time towards anti fascism, and an alliance with the union movement.
We have not yet built a communist society.It is not so easy to build such a society.
I tell you, if I was in the same position I was in 1975, trying to leave a communist country and trying to live a free life, America is not the country that I would think about going to considering how many rights the GOP is trying to take away.
Because journalists of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty – the former broadcast into Eastern Europe, the latter into the Soviet Union – accurately depicted daily life in communist Europe, in the local languages, using native journalists, millions of people tuned in to them.
Capitalism is at its liberating best in a noncapitalist environment. The crypto-businessman is the true revolutionary in a Communist country.
My son is 22 years old. If he had not become a Communist at 22, I would have disowned him. If he is still a Communist at 30, I will do it then.
A communist is like a crocodile: when it opens its mouth you cannot tell whether it is trying to smile or preparing to eat you up.
Sense About Science is much more than an innocent fact-checking service. It is a spin-off of a bizarre political network that began life as the ultra-left Revolutionary Communist Party and switched over to extreme corporate libertarianism when it launched ‘Living Marxism’ magazine in the late eighties.
No member of our generation who wasn’t a Communist or a dropout in the thirties is worth a damn.
The old SV (Socialist Left Party) were useful idiots for the communists in Moscow. Today’s SV are useful idiots for Saddam Hussein.
….thinking you are attacking society when you condemn or ravage the hypothetical Nice Girl Next Door is the exact equivalent of thinking that stealing from the local supermarket makes you a Communist.
My dad was a Communist Party member who fought for his country.
America is the world’s only global superpower, and we will not be threatened by the likes of the Chinese Communist Party, Russia, Iran or North Korea.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Most people who read “The Communist Manifesto” probably have no idea that it was written by a couple of young men who had never worked a day in their lives, and who nevertheless spoke boldly in the name of “the workers”. Thomas Sowell .
The costliest myth of our time has been the myth of the Communist monolith.
It is well known that in the Communist countries, and especially in my own, Albania, readers were often called upon to demonstrate their vigilance by detecting and denouncing the ‘errors’ of authors.
It’s beyond me how anybody can look at these protestors and call them anything other than what they are: anti-American, anticapitalist, pro-Marxist communists.
I spent a fair amount of time in Communist Poland when I was young – my wife was from there – and I had the impression that boredom was one of the things that was undermining that whole society from the inside.
Of course, I grew up in Communist Romania, but I am happy to say that now our country is democratic, and prospering, since the revolution in 1989.
I have decided to denounce communism, though I love the Communists. I don’t find it to be right to preach the gospel without denouncing communism.
The existing U.N. can be found in the writings of early Communist leaders.
As an ultimate objective, “peace” simply means communist world control.
No, Don Camillo; you didn’t exactly steal it. Peppone had two cigars in his pocket. Peppone is a Communist. He believes in sharing things. By skillfully relieving him of one cigar, you only took your fair share.
What’s surprising is that the people who fought against torture here are the communists.
I believe our way of life is infinitely superior for every human being than any which the Communist creed can offer.
During the entire communist era, communist ideology was imposed on children. That was Bolshevism.
Communists disavow the existence of God and religion. They hate it, because it’s a competitor.
When my relations with the Communist Party gave me the necessary perspective I decided to write my autobiography. I wanted to show how a man can pass from literature held sacred to action which nevertheless remains that of an intellectual.
I hold no brief for Communists, but I believe in and will defend their right to act independently within the law. I question whether members of the committee are interested in defending our form of government or whether they are attempting to suppress political opinion at odds with their own.
There are social democrats and others who are marching more in the direction of equality, whether you call them socialists or communists… Capitalism has only hurt Latin America.
Do not drink coffee in early A.M. It will keep you awake until noon. Do not go from the slavery of the Communist regime to the slavery of consumerism.
I believed that I was being forced to sacrifice my family and my career in defense of the Communist Party, from which I had long been separated and which I had grown to dislike and distrust.
Every time I am on air, I will receive actually quite a few messages that specifically tie me to the Chinese Communist Party – which is ludicrous because my family left on political asylum from China – or that will blame me and ‘my people’ for the coronavirus.
Italy is now a great country to invest in… Today we have fewer communists and those who are still there deny having been one. Another reason to invest in Italy is that we have beautiful secretaries… superb girls.
I am a communist and a worker, and I have lived in a decadent capitalist society where the workers are slaves.
What is a Communist? One who hath yearnings For equal division of unequal earnings, Idler or bungler, or both, he is willing, To fork out his copper and pocket your shilling.
When Communist U.S.S.R. was a superpower, the world was better off. The right-wing media is trying to marginalize the peace movement.
“Cap and trade” is just about the most effective tool for controlling most economic activity short of openly declaring ourselves a communist nation and it’s a radical environmentalist’s dream come true.
Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the Soviet Communist Party collapse? An important reason was that their ideals and beliefs had been shaken.
Whatever labels may be attached to the fifteen charges brought against me, they all arise from my having been a member of the Communist Party and from my activities as a member.
It never occurred to me that we would have as grandiose a program as the Marshall Plan, but I felt that we had to do something to save Europe from economic disaster which would encourage the Communist takeover.
China’s one-child policy was born in 1980, after years of less severe measures to discourage births. The Communist Party promised that the policy would be temporary.
A lot of my father’s generation were thinking about communism and had deep liberal and progressive connections. He never admitted whether he was a card-carrying communist party member but I think its possible.
Our stand is that of the proletariat and of the masses. For members of the Communist Party, this means keeping to the stand of the Party, keeping to Party spirit and Party policy.
An argument fatal to the communist theory, is suggested by the fact, that a desire for property is one of the elements of our nature.
One of the obsessions that the Soviet Union and the Eastern European communist parties had was always controlling the message – all information that everybody gets has to be carefully controlled and monitored. Art was no exception.
Hungary was the only Central European country that was not able to create a new constitution after the collapse of the communist regime.
The American people need to be aware of how the Chinese Communist Party is coming after us, not just with missiles and military might, but with plans to subdue the American spirit.
A Republican. A Republican. That’s worse than being a goddamned Communist!
Up close the city constitutes an oppressive series of staircases, but from a distance it inspires fantasies of wealth and power so profound that even our communists are temporarily rendered speechless.
If you create a new party… to try to deny the communist party leadership, then not be allowed to exist.
I’m not very impressed by people who yell “traitor” and “communist” and other less printable things. I don’t like it.
We should encourage comrades to take the interests of the whole into account. Every Party member, every branch of work, every statement and every action must proceed from the interests of the whole Party; it is absolutely impermissible to violate this principle.
When I was a young man, my mother said to me, ‘You can’t be a communist without being a militant atheist.’ So I had to be a militant atheist because I wanted to be a communist.
I never agree with Communists or any other kind of kept men.
Can the wider West establish a global ‘cyber NATO?’ It would be difficult, but so, too, was the founding of NATO itself, which was called into being only after successive communist coups in Eastern Europe.
To be a Marxist does not mean that one becomes a Communist party member. There are as many varieties of Marxists as there are of Protestants.
The communists were mainly responsible for the destruction of the Spanish anarchists. Not just in Catalonia – the communist armies mainly destroyed the collectives elsewhere.
If communist unions ever gain a position to exercise influence in the transport lanes of the world, the free world will have suffered a staggering blow.
Communists must always go into the why’s and wherefore’s of anything, use their own heads and carefully think over whether or not it corresponds to reality and is really well founded; on no account should they follow blindly and encourage slavishness.
From the outset, when [Ho Chi Minh] became a member of the French Communist Party in 1920, he was an independent thinker who adjusted Marxist-Leninist ideas and tactics to what he perceived to be the concrete situation in Indochina.
No Bolshevik, no Communist, no intelligent socialist has ever entertained the idea of violence against the middle peasants. All socialists have always spoken of agreement with them and of
their gradual and voluntary transition to socialism.
their gradual and voluntary transition to socialism.
We have more freedom of the press than any other country in a similar position. Even way back in the frightened ’50s, Communists, for example, could publish their magazine. The KKK published their own books. But face it, the mass media is controlled by money.
Trotskyism is not a new movement, a new doctrine, but the restoration, the revival of genuine Marxism as it was expounded and practiced in the Russian revolution and in the early days of the Communist International.
Some tell me Preach the pure gospel! This reminds me that the Communist secret police also told me to preach Christ, but not to mention communism. Is it really so, that those who are for what is called a pure gospel are inspired by the same spirit as those of the Communist secret police?
As an organized political group, the Communists have done nothing to damage our society a fraction as much as what their enemies have done in the name of defending us against subversion.
And at home in the United States we found continued and increased persecution, first of leaders of the Communist Party, and then of all honest anti-fascists.
The State Department is infested with communists. I have here in my hand a list of 205вЂ”a list of names that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the State Department.
In a time in which Communist regimes have been rightfully discredited and yet alternatives to neoliberal capitalist societies are unwisely dismissed, I defend the fundamental claim of Marxist theory: there must be countervailing forces that defend people’s needs against the brutality of profit driven capitalism.
Obama is a radical communist and I think it is becoming clear. That is what I told people in Illinois and now everybody realizes it is coming true. He is going to destroy this country and we are either going to stop him or the United States of America is going to cease to exist.
Only communist regimes have churned out more jargon than modern business.
Once divested of missionary virus, the cult of our gods gives no offence. It would be a peaceful age if this were recognized, and religion, Christian, communist or any other, were to rely on practice and not on conversion for her growth.
I wasn’t part of John Kennedy’s vision of the world, or Lyndon Johnson’s. I thought of them as anti-Communist imperial monsters.
It is a matter of record that in the German Election of 1933, the Communist Party was ordered by its leaders to vote for the Nazis – with the explanation that they could later fight the Nazis for power, but first they had to help destroy their common enemy : capitalism and its parliamentary form of government.
Having spent the greater part of my life under a Communist dictatorship, I am very familiar with the Bolshevik mentality according to which an author in general, and an eminent author in particular, is always guilty, and must be punished accordingly.
A Muslim fanatic and a Christian fanatic, a Jewish fanatic, a secular fanatic, an atheist fanatic, a communist fanatic – all of them are the same. The thinking that, ‘If you don’t think like me, that if you are not with me, then you are against me;’ this is something to condemn.
I think she [Eleanor Roosevelt] never was called because she probably didn’t know an awful lot. The whole burden of the criticism of her on the subject of Communism is naivetГ©, not participation. And again, being a public figure and our representative at the UN, there was nothing Communist about her, certainly.
Communists, socialists and fascists everywhere, from Mr. Obama upward, have taken to the global warming cause like a quack to colored water. Just about every word they utter on this subject is a falsehood calculated to deceive, or – in plain English – a lie.
I am a Christian. That obliges me to be a Communist.
The United States will eventually fly the Communist red flagвЂ¦The American people will hoist it themselves.
I doubted that there were Communists hiding behind every corporation desk and director’s chair.
Whoever wishes to blame or attack me is entitled to do so. I regret I didn’t have enough experience to totally control the movement. On the other hand, with our constant struggle, this had to be done together with others in the communist world to stop Kampuchea becoming Vietnamese.
You believe in freedom of speech for communists because what they say is true. You do not believe in freedom of speech for fascists because what they say is a lie.
In the future society, i.e. the communist society that we want to build, we are not going to establish charity institution, as there shall be no needy or poor, and no alms-giving and alms-taking.
I said, “Suppose communists come out against cancer, do we have to automatically come out for cancer?'” I can’t take back that I’m against the poll tax, that I’m against lynching, that I’m for peace.
The word communist, of course, has become a rallying cry for certain people here just as the word Jew was in Hitler’s Germany, a way of arousing emotion without engendering thought.
The Communists offer one precious, fatal boon: they take away the sense of sin.
I am very proud of the fact that many workers in my Gau, numerous former Communists and Social Democrats were won over by us and became local group leaders and Party functionaries.
Any man who is not a communist at the age of twenty is a fool. Any man who is still a communist at the age of thirty is an even bigger fool.
Communists are frustrated capitalists.
We grow tyrannical fighting tyranny. . . . The most alarming spectacle today is not the spectacle of the atomic bomb in an unfederated world, it is the spectacle of the Americans beginning to accept the device of loyalty oaths and witch hunts, beginning to call anybody they don’t like a Communist.
Forty-two years ago, I came to America from communist Cuba so I might have a better way of life, a freer way of life – a more democratic way of life. I wanted to live the American Dream where if you worked hard and put your mind to the task, anything was possible.
Escapees from Communist China and the Soviet Bloc have inoculated America from the evils of Marxism in the past, but it seems every generation needs a new lesson.
What do you want to do with the [Communist] Party? A racing stable? What good is it to sharpen a knife every day if you never useit for slicing? A party is never more than a means. There is only one objective: power.
These are the values inspiring those brave workers in Poland. The values that have inspired other dissidents under communist domination. They remind us that where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost.
We believe firmly that Communism internally and externally can and must be fought without resort to the Communist tactics of the suppression of all individual freedom.
The way I understand it is the communists are in, the atheists are in, the agnostics are in, but religion is out.
The restoration of property would be a complicated, arduous and presumably a lengthy business; the transformation of a Capitalist Society into a Communist one needs nothing but the extension of existing conditions.
I was studying American politicians who were searching – allegedly – for American communists because it would put them on the front pages of the papers in their home towns.
In fact the communists gained strength in India when the people thought my party was moving to the right. And they were correct.
The Communists were interested in getting into key positions as union officers, statisticians, economists, etc., in order to utilize the apparatus of the unions to promote the cause of revolution.
The Chinese, as befits a Communist autocracy, approached the task of dominating the Olympics with top-down military discipline.
I’m worried that too many people, both in politics and out, don’t appreciate the seriousness of the threat to American security and the evil of the enemy that faces us -more evil or as evil as Nazism and probably more dangerous than the Soviet communists we fought during the long Cold War.
The communists pave the way for him (the Jew).
In the case of Stalinism, people actually distorted science, because it was for the good of the Communist Party.
The crucial role communists played in organizing industrial unions in the 1930s and struggling for social reforms, peace, and civil rights strengthened rather then undermined democratic forces.
Marx and Lenin were ahead of their time. Marx wrote before offshoring of jobs and the financialization of the economy. Lenin presided over a communist revolution that jumped the gun by taking place in a country in which feudal elements still predominated over capitalism.
I myself hate the communist North Korean system. That doesn’t mean I should let the people in the North suffer under an oppressive regime.
Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.
In dealing with the Communists, remember that in their mind what is secret is serious, and what is public is merely propaganda.
The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law and particularly to deny him the judgement of his peers is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist.
In my Gau, as far as I know, only Communists who had actually worked against the State were arrested.
Russia is now very far from being a communist country, but when I walked around Moscow, I kept glimpsing these haunting images. There were statues of Lenin and some neon signs of the hammer and sickle. I remembered myself then as a little girl, living under that oppression.
I was never a cardholder. But I was leftist in the sense that I voted communist.
I became a Communist by studying capitalist political economy, and when I had some understanding of that problem, it actually seemed to me so absurd, so irrational, so inhuman, that I simply began to elaborate on my own formulas for production and distribution.
I joined the Communist Party late in 1934. I got out a year and a half later.
You know the critical thing with the Communist countries is Communism, which by definition consists of control by the government.
Life in a Chinese village is much more organised because the Chinese Communist Party has a presence even in the remotest Chinese village – a presence of the kind that no governmental or non-governmental organisation has in Indian villages.
I’m still a communist in the sense that I don’t believe the world will survive with the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer – I think that the pressures will get so tremendous that the social contract will just come apart.
I admit that I do not recall the speeches of Comrades [Earl] Browder and [Samuel] Darcy. I do not even recall of what they spoke. It is possible that they said something of this nature. But it was not the Soviet people who created the American Communist Party. It was created by Americans.
Because I was single, there was a chance I was a homosexual. Because I went to Syracuse, wherever that was, then I was probably a Communist. Or worse, a Liberal. Because I was from Memphis, I was a subversive intent on embarrassing Ford County.
I am not a communist first and an individualist second. I am an individualist first, and I don’t mean this in the shallow, purely egotistical sense of self-interest and everyone else be damned. I mean this in the true sense of enlightenment, recovery of personality, and the full development of personality.
Communists must never separate themselves from the majority of the people or neglect them by leading only a few progressive contingents in an isolated and rash advance, but must take care to forge close links between the progressive elements and the broad masses. This is what thinking in terms of the majority means.
As the writer of the lyric of the song ‘God’s Country,’ I am outraged by the suggestion that somehow I am connected with, believe in, or am sympathetic with Communist or totalitarian philosophy.
If you don’t have a flag sticking out
of your ass, you must be a communist.
of your ass, you must be a communist.
For the anti-Semite, the problems of the world can invariably be ascribed to the Jews; for the Communist, to the capitalists.
It is this power structure which the Radical Right in the United States has been attacking for years in the belief that they are attacking the Communists.
The so-called civil rights movement as it exists today is used as a Communist program for revolution in America.
We don’t propose to sit here in our rocking chair with our hands folded and let the Communists set up any government in the Western Hemisphere.
In communist Russia, their major organ was Pravda, which means “truth.” The Russians knew how to read between the lines. They didn’t take their literature literally.
Whether we call ourselves communists or capitalists, Hindus or Buddhists, Moslems or Christians, whether we are blind, lame, well or happy, this earth is ours…not somebody else’s…it is not only the rich man’s earth, but our earth…yours and mine.
There seemed to be nothing in Mao that might be called religious feeling; his judgments were reached, I believe, on the basis of reason and necessity. Because of this I think he has probably on the whole been a moderating influence in the Communist movement where life and death are concerned.
When you grow up in the Soviet society under the communists you heard about the one man who is especially dangerous, especially crazy, and absolutely mad, and which would destroy all the human beings and the economies and so on, and this man was called Milton Friedman.
My books were attacked constantly by the Communist Party for not hewing to the Party line. I have never hewed to a Party line of any kind.
The members of our secret service have apparently spent so much time under the bed looking for communists that they haven’t had the time to look in the bed.
In their war against Israel’s existence, the Arab governments took advantage of the Cold War. They enlisted the military, economic, and political support of the communist world against Israel, and they turned a local, regional conflict into an international powder keg.
The tennis ball doesn’t know how old I am. The ball doesn’t know if I’m a man or a woman or if I come from a communist country or not. Sport has always broken down these barriers.
For the last 60 years, dictator Fidel Castro was America’s most persistent adversary. Although Castro formally handed off to his brother, Raul, eight years ago, the communist leader was a symbolic force in Cuba and around the world.
To native peoples, there is no such thing as the first, second, and third worlds; there is only an exploiting world … whether its technological system is capitalist or communist … and a host world. Native peoples, who occupy more land, make up the host world.
Communists have become bureaucrats. If anything will destroy us, it is this.
Chinese president Jiang Zemin met with former Bill Clinton in Hong Kong Wednesday. What a contrast. One is a ruthless communist who gains popularity by damaging the United States, while the other guy runs China.
A generation ago, American war planners made the mistake of believing that short-term Communist sympathies would unite China and Vietnam. We were wrong, and it tragically misshaped our policy in Vietnam.
We never had any money. All the money we used to get, my father would give to the Communist Party.
Any man who is not a communist at the age of 20 is a fool.
The Chinese Communist Party is the greatest threat our country faces, so we cannot afford a strategic shortfall that gives China a leg up.
When Nikita Khrushchev wrapped himself in the bloody mantle of the Czars he broke Hungary, he broke the little Communist parties over the western world, and he broke the hearts of many honest men who had trusted a little too far, a little too long.
I think it’s wrong, ladies and gentlemen, for anybody to to be terrorized out of investigating anything. You have the right to read any book. You have the right to hear any speaker and that includes the vile communist that I’d just as soon gas – but you ought to hear him before we gas him.
Few people understand the magnitude of the catastrophe that happened late in the 1980s when the Communist Party had failed to modernize the Soviet Union.
You said, ‘Planning is something for communist countries; democracy and planning don’t go together!’ But, with all the errors we committed, our plans succeeded.
China, as a nation, is a country under the one-party rule of the Communist Party, but it has introduced the market economy. As a country that is under the one-party rule of the Communist Party, normally what they should be seeking is equality of results.
In Cuba we are building a socialist society and we could say we are on the verge of a communist society which is hard to achieve, very hard to achieve, but is a longing worth fighting for.
Communists should set an example in being practical as well as far-sighted. For only by being practical can they fulfil the appointed tasks, and only far-sightedness can prevent them from losing their bearings in the march forward.
China’s Communist Party is wary of independent-minded movements.
Every communist has a fascist frown, every fascist a communist smile.
My mother went to demonstrations. I remember her going to a big demonstration for Earl Brower and she came home crying and said the Communists were very mean and booed their people. I remember feeling sad at her feeling sad.
All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.
Communist party leadership in China knows that Canada’s political and media elite values feeling superior to the United States more than they value standing on principle on the international stage.
Historians debate to this day whether Fidel Castro was a communist from the time he took power or only became one after he was spurned by the United States. What is not disputed is that he was always an autocrat moving ruthlessly against anyone who dared oppose him.
You’re seeing the first communist-produced automobile coming in to the U.S.. What I’m going to run on is a rebirth of capitalism.
I started, you know, to work as a diplomat during the Soviet days, and in spite of ideology being very high on the Communist Party agenda, I can assure you that in practical terms, we have always been trying to be pragmatic.
It’s important to remember that, in the 1930s, a lot of people in the West looked at communism as a pretty good idea. That was partly because they didn’t know how bad things were on the communist side of the world, but it was also partly because things were bad in the West.
Communists are great capitalists, so there is no threat anymore.
You can become a Communist only when you enrich your mind with a knowledge of all the treasures created by mankind.
I will never vote Democrat again, they are Communists.
You hear about constitutional rights, free speech and the free press. Every time I hear these words I say to myself, ‘That man is a Red, that man is a Communist!’ You never hear a real American talk like that.
The so-called materialistic conception of history, with the crude elements of genius of the early form which appeared, for instance, in the Communist Manifesto, still prevails only in the minds of laymen and dilettantes.
We’re talking about the Communist Party, the Socialist worker’s movement, those movements basically have been underlined. We have other movements, but they’re not as powerful as the movements that we had then.
My name is Alexei Yuri Gagarin Siege of Stalingrad Glorious Five Year Plan Sputnik Tractor Moscow Dynamo Back Four Balowski. Me Dad was a bit of a Communist, know what I mean?
There’s a communist living in the White House!
I do not intend to allow the Senate to rubber-stamp the president’s plan to reward the Chinese Communists.
What does Karl Marx put on his pasta? Communist Manipesto!
In seventy years, RussiaвЂ™s Communists had not succeeded in dealing markets such a telling blow as did its deadbeat capitalists.
I can explain my work to the cleaner or the president; it’s all the same to me. I am very communist in this way.
There are many people in the world who really don’t understand-or say they don’t-what is the great issue between the free world and the Communist world. Let them come to Berlin!
There are only two kinds of people in the modern world who know what they are after. One, quite frankly, is the Communist. The other, equally frankly, is the convinced Christian. The rest of the world are amiable nonentities.
Keynes, far from being a wholehearted lover of freedom, viewed with some sympathy the fascist and Communist вЂexperimentsвЂ™ of the 1930s.
The East Turkestan Islamic Movement, named for an old Uighur name for Xinjiang, is a shadowy group that operates largely out of Afghanistan and Pakistan and is devoted to expelling the Chinese Communist Party from northwestern China.
Every Communist working in the mass movements should be a friend of the masses and not a boss over them, an indefatigable teacher and not a bureaucratic politician.
Technology determines the possibilities of society. It doesn’t matter whether you start out from a fascist state or a communist state or a free-market state
Whatever organisation we try to create, it always ends up looking like the Communist Party.
No matter how mistaken Communist ideas may be, the experience and knowledge gained by trying them out have given a tremendous impetus to thought and imagination.
Some people say ‘what would happen if we had a Communist Chancellor of the Exchequer?’ I would ask in reply, ‘what would happen if he had a lot of Fascist or Mosleyite bank chairmen?’ In that event it might be thought disadvantageous to have publicity.
Only one more indispensable massacre of Capitalists or Communists or Fascists or Christians or Heretics, and there we are in the Golden Future.
I came to my Marxist view as a result of having struggled as a nationalist and found certain dead ends theoretically and ideologically, as far as nationalism was concerned, and had to reach out for a communist ideology.
Six decades ago, as Mao’s Communists seized power, the question in Washington was, ‘Who lost China?’ Now, as his capitalist descendants stand astride the world stage and Washington worries about decline, it seems to be, ‘Who lost America?’
One thing I want to make clear, as far as my own rebirth is concerned, the final authority is myself and no one else, and obviously not China’s Communists.
A basic ingredient in the manufacture of perfume, the attar-a heavy, pale-yellow oil stored in small metal drums-had been put up as collateral by Bulgaria, in lieu of gold, at the Moscow Narodny Bank, a Communist finance house for East-West trade.
The general belief is that communists in the United Nations come only from the Iron Curtain countries, but this isn’t so. We must remember that many of the representatives of free countries are members of the local Communist parties. If you add them all up, you will see they have an amazing degree of control.
Just as China achieved much more than India in the realm of public health and education under an austere Communist regime, so its economic growth under a capitalist-friendly government strikes a visitor from India as nothing less than spectacular.
Whereas Canada and our allies see the rule of law, freedom of speech, and fair elections as the guardrails to a more secure world, Beijing sees them as a threat to the rule of the Communist Party.
The United States will rightfully go on deploring human rights excesses in the Soviet Union. And it is hardly likely Americans will one day espouse the communist ideology. But nowhere does it say we cannot live in peace with the U.S.S.R. In the nuclear age, there is truly no alternative.
Too many countries of the former Soviet bloc remain under the control of authoritarian leaders, including some, like the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, who have learned how to maintain a more convincing facade of elections than their communist predecessors.
You couldn’t have too many dreams because in the Communist regime, everything was cookie-cutter.
There is a buffet of ideologies for me to choose from. I’ve been a fan of certain communist and socialist ideals. Some have failed, some have succeeded. I’ve lived long enough to understand where all they failed.
Before, revolutions used to have ideological names. They could be communist, they could be liberal, they could be fascist or Islamic. Now, the revolutions are called under the medium which is most used. You have Facebook revolutions, Twitter revolutions. The content doesn’t matter anymore – the problem is the media.
American capitalism has helped finance the communist take over of the world. Somebody is going to answer to God for this.
It’s a different outlook, and one that I understand. When you are a former member of the Warsaw Pact, when you have lived behind the Berlin Wall, when you have experienced the communist systems that existed in these countries, for them, the West represents hope.
I joined the Communist Party because I felt I had to be in some organization.
I think that 20 years ago, not too many people would imagine a meeting – interesting meeting, a substantive meeting between the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the President of the United States.
I hate the Communists and have for many years and don’t feel right about giving up my career to defend them. I will give up my film career if it is in the interests of defending something I believe in, but not this.
There were two writer’s unions in those days[ during World War II ] , the studio-friendly guild called the Screen Playwrights, and the more activist Writer’s Guild. The studios were fairly upset that their group wasn’t effective, and they sought to punish the other union by labeling them as Communists.
Under Marxism-Leninism, the self-proclaimed ideology of the Chinese Communist Party, individuals do not possess inherent value. People are merely a tool to achieve the ends of the collective nation-state. The idea may sound inhumane, but it is as fundamental to the CCP as the Bill of Rights is to Americans.
Slogans are apt to petrify man’s thinking … every slogan, every word almost, that is used by the socialist, the communist, the capitalist. People hardly think nowadays. They throwT words at each other.
The army general will always be present because he is a reference for any Cuban communist.
I’m not a communist, just a media theorist.
What my Republican colleagues often don’t understand is that labor is a human-rights issue. I have to remind them Lech Walesa and the Solidarity movement brought down the Communist bloc.
We Communists have got to string along with the capitalists for a while. We need their agriculture and their technology. But we are going to continue massive military programs. . . (soon) we will be in a position to return to a much more aggressive foreign policy designed to gain the upper-hand.
Whether I am or am not a Communist is irrelevant. The question is whether American citizens, regardless of their political beliefs or sympathies, may enjoy their constitutional rights.
If the Communists win Europe and a large part of the world, it will not be because they know how to stir up discontent or how to infect people with hatred, but because they know how to preach hope.
Luckily I was not born in Eastern Europe, because I might have been born into the communist establishment and I’m glad I was not. But in Israel, communists were dissidents. So you grow up in an environment which is very critical of Israeli policies.
The big, shoe-thumping fellow continues as a dark thunderhead to threaten all unrepentant non-Communists with hail and thunder.
I have the distinction of speaking to you from one of the few countries that still has a communist party.
In the final years of his life, when former Communist Party Chief Zhao Ziyang lived under house arrest, in Beijing, his aging friends resorted to donning white doctors’ coats in order to slip past the guards stationed outside his home.
Vietnam’s Communist Party is one-party rule but we also have principles of democracy and accountability of the leaders. Otherwise the faults would be blamed on the entire group and merits would be credited to the individual.
In so-called communist Romania, chess was held in high esteem, even if our champions were weaker than the Soviets. This game, this “sport of the mind,” was at the time a better way to establish your reputation than literature.
I worked at a factory owned by Germans, at coal pits owned by Frenchmen, and at a chemical plant owned by Belgians. There I discovered something about capitalists. They are all alike, whatever the nationality. All they wanted from me was the most work for the least money that kept me alive. So I became a communist.
We must rid this nation of the United Nations, which provides the communist conspiracy with a headquarters here on our own shores, and which actually makes it impossible for the United States to form its own decisions about its conduct and policies in Europe and Asia.
Corruption could lead to the collapse of the Party [Communist Party of China] and the downfall of the state [People’s Republic of China].
My father said he was going to write to the Jinzhou City Party Committee asking for permission to ‘talk about love’…My mother supposed it was a bit like asking permission from the head of the family…the Communist Party was the new patriarch.
There are many examples in our history of overheated rhetoric leading to fear and prejudice and government overreach. My own grandfather, a sociologist, was dragged in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee. He said he wasn’t a Communist and explained that American Negroes were patriots like everyone else.
If the director’s a communist, whatever, he’s a communist. All I care is that he directs. For the actor, the same thing. All you really care is that he comes in and performs.
The RГ©gime did not want Communists; it wanted robots. It will take at least a generation to change them back into humans again.
There’s no way you can do any homework on Black Lives Matters, and not see that it’s a Marxist political organization. It’s not about Black Death. It’s not about black men. It is a political move. It’s a communist political move.
The domination of capitalism globally depends today on the existence of a Chinese Communist party that gives delocalised capitalist enterprises cheap labour to lower prices and deprive workers of the rights of self-organisation.
The way even movements change is stunning: Chinese communist capitalists? Evangelicals deciding to be nice to gay people?
As you know, I am not a writer but a Party functionary. But like every Communist I consider myself to have been mobilized by Party propaganda and deem it my duty to participate actively in the work of our press.
I am a Communist, certainly, but that doesn’t mean I have to make films about the wheat harvest.
The American Communists had thrived as champions of domestic reform.
I became a Communist because I fell in love with a man who was a Red and entered the Army to take care of the Fascists, and I knew it would please him if I became one.
Local defense will always be important. But there is no local defense which alone will contain the mighty land power of the Communist world. Local defense must be reinforced by the further deterrent of massive retaliatory power.
Director Oliver Stone says he’s going to make a movie about Vladimir Putin. I can’t believe anyone would want to work with that insane communist. And Putin is a little crazy as well.
Pig power in America was infuriating, but pig power in the communist framework was awesome and unaccountable.
This time we’ll hate, alright – but we’ll hate the enemy – the vicious gang of colored scum attackers and Jewish-Communist traitors – rather than one part of our own people hating another part for the benefit of the Jews and their army of scum!
Czech Republic is an important part of central Europe. It’s clear that we must participate in European integration. I am convinced that the Czech Republic – or, in the past, Czechoslovakia – would have been one of the founding members of the EU if it hadn’t been for the communist takeover in 1948.
In India’s eastern side, there are communist terror outfits and in the western side there are Islamic terror organisations. These outfits ensure that there is always a state of anarchy.
The communists have lost the cold war, but the west has not yet won it.
The tax on capital gains in Canada is twice as high as in communist China and we wonder why our ideas are being held back.
When the Communist Party comes to power, it acts a lot like the mafia: If you are a loyal member in good standing, everything is yours. You’re protected, even if you commit a crime.
The Communist revolution is the most radical rupture with traditional property relations; no wonder that its development involves the most radical rupture with traditional ideas.
I once dealt with a prima donna on a movie set. I won’t say who, but his first name is a country. A communist country. Run by Fidel Castro.
Karl Marx was in favor of socialist and communist-socialist revolutions, but he had a pretty nuanced view about it.
In Hollywood, you still have wonderful actors, but it’s so hard to work there. To work becomes a Kafka nightmare – it’s the last communist country!
Horrible to say, in a manner I am a Communist.
Writers around the world protested when two Communist writers, Siniavski and Daniel, were sentenced to prison by their own comrades. But not even churches protest when Christians are put in prison for their faith.
I have spent all my life under a Communist regime, and I will tell you that a society without any objective legal scale is a terrible one indeed. But a society with no other scale but the legal one is not quite worthy of man either.
Confucius would give his seat to an old woman. Communist cadres, on the other hand, took the best seats and called it a cultural revolution.
The Japanese are a disease of the skin. The Communists are a disease of the heart.
The Communists at that moment were very strong in Italy, and the Italian Communist Party was the biggest Communist Party outside the Soviet Union.
I grew up eating quite well, even though the idea has got around that my family were terribly poor in Communist Georgia. I think it’s partly because we had different standards then – it was tough, but we never truly struggled for food.
He wasn’t someone fighting for racial equality. He was the leader of a violent, Communist revolution that has nearly succeeded in all of its grisly horror.
I don’t see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves.
Nixon’s genius was that he was able to portray himself as the toughest of the anti-communists, and yet run on a platform that he had a plan to end the Vietnam War. And, of course, his plan was to prolong it until his second election – but he didn’t tell us that then.
The Communist Party apparatus was the most gigantic mafia the world has ever known.
My parents were no ordinary people. My mother turned Gandhian, and my father was a staunch communist. They named me after the great saint as a symbol of communal harmony.
As communist atheists allowed no place for Jesus in their hearts, I decided I’d leave not the smallest place for satan in mine.
It’s much easier to wear a Chairman Mao button and shake your fists in the air and all that, then to actually read the Communist manifesto and things like that and actually become involved in politics.
What we need in South Africa is for egos to be suppressed in favour of peace. We need to create a new breed of South Africans who love their country and love everybody, irrespective of their colour.
I’m not a Communist. I’m an American. I’m a capitalist. I mean, I’m not a very good capitalist, myself. I’m not very good at it, but it’s not that I’m not for capitalism. But people who believe in things like corporate citizenship, it’s idiotic. I mean, it shows you’re an idiot.
The end goal is to make a piece that everybody has ownership over and everybody’s proud of because everybody contributed to it. I think there’s a communist, socialist vibe to ‘Portlandia’ to make it work.
Picasso is a painter, so am I; Picasso is Spanish, so am I; Picasso is a communist, neither am I.
Every movement of mine was under the control of the Vietnamese government, a communist country. I was just a prisoner without walls.
He who negates present society, and seeks social conditions based on the sharing of property, is a revolutionary whether he calls himself an anarchist or a communist.
If at age 20 you are not a Communist then you have no heart. If at age 30 you are not a Capitalist then you have no brains.
Complaining that a comic is drunk is like going to a titty bar and complaining because your lapdancer is a communist.
In my early 20s, living in a communist regime in Romania, success to me simply meant leaving and coming to America.
The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways: the point, however, is to change it.
Communists love to make films about composers, because composers compose music and don’t talk subversive things.
To be a member of the Communist Party is to have a taste of the police state. It is a diluted taste but is bitter and unforgettable.
I entered the Communist Party because its cause was just and I will leave it when it ceases to be just.
This manual of the Communist Party should be in the hands of every loyal American, that they may be alerted to the fact that it is not always by armies and guns that a nation is conquered.
Franklin Roosevelt saw the world as a possible alliance, with the UN involved, of course, where we would never have these kinds of wars again. And he was equally opposed to the British Empire as he was against the Communist Russians.
We must ever keep in mind that collectivized socialism is part of the communist strategy. Communism is fundamentally socialism. We will never win our fight against communism by making concessions to socialism.
The Soviet Union at this time was being run by the Communists, a group of men fierce in their dedication to wearing hilariously bad suits. Their leader was Josef Stalin (Russian for “Joey Bananas”)
No man who owns his own house and lot can be a Communist. He has too much to do.
Why do they murder and why do they hate us? Because all of them … 80 years of history, they all want to conquer the world, they all rejected Jesus and they’re all famous for murder. Nazis, Shintoists, Communists and the Mohammedists. Every one of them the same way.
Hungarian communists were the most talented. They convinced everybody that reforming the communist party was better than making a new party.
Bulgaria is fascinating. Because it had been a Communist country until the mid-80s, so it had just recently transitioned. And there were still the police towers on the street corners, where they look down – they were still there, although no one was in them.
This is the basis, and I am not being tried for whether I am a Communist, I am being tried for fighting for the rights of my people, who are still second-class citizens in this United States of America.
One might have thought that the most significant change in the film industry that would come about with a transition from the communist economy to capitalism would fundamentally concern the sources of funding.
Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short-term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom movements.
I’ve always been that contemptible thing, a luxury communist.
People are very much wrought up about the Communist bugaboo.
No strike could ever be won with a Communist at its head since the employers would make victory impossible.
The fantasy which serves as a support for the figure of the Stalinist Communist is therefore exactly the same as the fantasy which is at work in the Tom and Jerry cartoons.
Now, after the communist take-over in 1948, the amount of feature films produced dwindled to three a year, while the school was, you know, every year another three, four, five students.
Some people say to me, “My God, but Fidel Castro is a communist!” I say: “No, he was a messenger of God.”
What we’re trying to do is to look at the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman Xi for who they really are.
Communist regimes were not some unfortunate aberration, some historical deviation from a socialist ideal. They were the ultimate expression, unconstrained by democratic and electoral pressures, of what socialism is all about. … In short, the state [is] everything and the individual nothing.
After music, trees are my passion. My great-grandfather was a forester, so maybe it is genetic. My father would take me for walks in the forest and sometimes I would play truant with him. ‘You won’t learn anything in a communist school, my boy,’ he would say. He loved trees too.
I should like to underline: no people, no country, in which a Communist dictatorship has been established, ever found its way out of it.
When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.
It is necessary to be able to withstand all this, to agree to any and every sacrifice, and even – if need be – to resort to all sorts of stratagems, manoeuvres and illegal methods, to evasion and subterfuges in order to penetrate the trade unions, to remain in them, and to carry on Communist work in them at all costs.
The ultimate goal of the whole policy of peaceful co-existence was to make progress on the basic goal laid down by Lenin of a world largely composed of socialist, communist states, in which the Soviet Union would be the prime mover.
And what does reward virtue? You think the communist commissar rewards virtue? You think a Hitler rewards virtue? You think, excuse me, if you’ll pardon me, American presidents reward virtue? Do they choose their appointees on the basis of the virtue of the people appointed or on the basis of their political clout?
No one is born a Communist… in the Soviet Union farmers keep on looking in the barn for their horses even after they have given them to the collective.
I think the word ‘progressive’ is a very devious term. It was created as a substitute for ‘communist.’ What they propose is the reverse of progress.
[talking about word “homophobia”:] I myself donВґt like “gays” – and let me stress that I don’t consider that word a synonym for “homosexual” – in the same way that I don’t like Communists and Feminists as advocates of a harmful and stupid ideology. But have no fear of them.
I must say that the tasks of the youth in general, and of the Young Communist Leagues and all other organisations in particular, might be summed up in a single word: learn.
I knew I could not maintain that leadership in open struggle against Moscow influence. Only two Communist leaders in history ever succeeded in doing this – Tito and Mao Tse-Tung.
Ever since I took to the streets when I was 17 to protest at great personal risk against the communist dictatorship, I have been a passionate democrat.
What’s the difference between a communist or socialist and a progressive? Revolution or evolution? One requires a gun and the other eats away slowly.
Don’t you see the rest of the country looks upon New York like we’re left-wing, communist, Jewish, homosexual pornographers? I think of us that way sometimes and I live here.
Any man who has been given the honor of being promoted to general and who says, “I will protect another general who protects Communists,” is not fit to wear that uniform, general.
Let us have no further blind devotion to the communist dominated United Nations!
You don’t give out trophies for losing. Trophies for sucking. That’s a communist idea. You don’t get a trophy for losing. You get a piece of pizza and you shut up. Trophies for losing? What the hell happened to us?
Personally, I never admired communists because they operate on the theory that human beings are nice people.
No true Latter-day Saint and no true American can be a socialist or a communist.
When you warn people about the dangers of climate change, they call you a saint. When you explain what needs to be done to stop it, they call you a communist.
Soviet-era nostalgia has strong support among the people. But not among the elite and, in my opinion, not with the president. We are not interested in keeping remnants of the communist era alive.
The first exhibition [Publo Picasso] was organized by the communist party – because of his position during the war and all that.
Communists must listen attentively to the views of people outside the Party and let them have their say. If what they say is right, we ought to welcome it, and we should learn from their strong points; if it is wrong, we should let them finish what they are saying and then patiently explain things to them.
Liberals never, ever drop a heinous idea; they just change the name. Abortion becomes choice, communist becomes progressive, communist dictatorship becomes people’s democratic republic and Nikita Khrushchev becomes Barack Obama.
The communists have tried to corrupt our education system. They’ve tried to corrupt any number of institutions. Why wouldn’t they try to corrupt the Catholic Church? It is a big enemy.
My whole life so far, my whole experience has been that our failure has been not to love enough. This conviction brought me to a rejection of the radical movement after my early membership in the Socialist Party, the Industrial Workers of the World, and the Communist affiliates I worked with.
No, the Muppets are not communist. And the character of Tex Richman is not an allegory for capitalism in any way. The character is called Tex Richman.
Santa Claus wears a Red Suit, he must be a communist. And a beard and long hair, must be a pacifist. What’s in that pipe that he’s smoking?
With each step away from communist constructivism to Hayekian capitalism, China has been richly rewarded.
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.
Vietnam was a country where America was trying to make people stop being communists by dropping things on them from airplanes.
To reject this inhuman Communist ideology is simply to be a human being. Such a rejection is more than a political act. It is a protest of our souls against those who would have us forget the concepts of good and evil.
It would be quite wrong to hold the Soviet government responsible for the activities of American Communists.
Many of China’s major public initiatives and prominent companies offer only a layer of camouflage to the activities of the Chinese Communist Party.
The American Communist Party was notoriously infiltrated by informers, some working for the FBI, some for capitalist employers. At one time it used to be said that spies practically kept the Party going with their dues and contributions.
Communists have no respect for people, only for positions.
With me it was that defending the Communist Party was something worse than naming the names.
I ask every Communist individually to set an example, by deeds and without pretense, a real example worthy of a man and a Communist, in restoring order, starting normal life, in resuming work and production, and in laying the foundations of an ordered life.
Money, as a sort of drug, has become a great danger to our development. There will be no progress in our country unless we win the fight against corruption. This is a question of survival for the Communist Party of Vietnam and for socialism.
According to the oil and gas industry and their proponents, I am a communist, terrorist, Nazi, Russian-sympathizing, anti-American, arsonist, extremist.
I found a correlation between the spreading of democracy after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise in slavery. Now, as countries, former Communist countries, became so-called democratic, people started to be enslaved by their own countrymen.
It’s high time that Christians made up their minds to do something . . . What are we going to show in the way of resistance-as compared to the Communists, for instance-when all this terror is over? We will be standing empty-handed. We will have no answer when we are asked: What did you do about it?
There is much evidence indicating that the Capitalistic and Communist conspiracies BOTH are directed by a single master conspiracy which may have continuity with the Order of the Illuminati which was founded 200 years ago.
The notion that the church, the press, and the universities should serve the state is essentially a Communist notion. In a free society these institutions must be wholly free – which is to say that their function is to serve as checks upon the state.
We see ourselves as inhabiting a complex social world that has some capitalist things going on in it as well as some socialist ones, some communist ones, and many where economics are not separated out of the broader fabric of life (such as sharing and gift giving, and mutual support).
It would have been very much better for the world if Britain had remained neutral and the Germans had won a quick victory. We should not have had either the Nazis or the Communists if that had happened.
I’m a ‘bleeding-heart liberal,’ one of those card-carrying Democrats that Rush Limbaugh thinks is a communist. And I’m proud of it.
My dream is to drop three atomic bombs on New York City.
I’m a Communist by day and a Catholic as soon as it gets dark.
Mr. Stevenson has a degree alright-a PhD from the Acheson College of Cowardly Communist Containment.
I’m a Red-baiter; I’m a witch-hunter if the witches are Communists.
Foreign interference in America’s agriculture supply chain poses a serious national security threat, especially given that the worst proponent is the Chinese Communist Party.
Agence France Presse says the Communist Party doesn’t endorse Barack Obama, but that’s just the media covering for him again. Because they do endorse Obama.
In fact it was always the Communist problem which was responsible for the opposition to [Albert] Camus. It was always and overall a political thing, a kind of misunderstanding.
We ought to really at least recognize the common predicament of Communists and democrats – or Americans, whatever.
Dalton Trumbo was constantly criticizing the membership [in the Communist Party], and was opposite to being a loyalist.
I’m totally open to changing my beliefs. I could grow up to be a total communist. I could grow up to be a Neocon. I’m looking to have my views challenged. I’m looking to be corrected.
The Conservative Party has one overriding concern in foreign policy, and that is the growth of Communist power and influence in the world, and the dangers it can bring for all of us.
Even illegal weapons have lost their panache. Zip guns and shanks were at least homemade. Where is the craft in a grade-schooler firing a magnum? What is the world coming to? It’s not even bad to be a communist anymore!
Taking your clothes off in front of strangers is something of a hobby in Germany, among both men and women, especially in the former communist East, where it was one of the few freedoms allowed.
My parents were founders of the Cuban Communist Party, and I grew up extremely poor.
I am a Christian, therefore I am a communist.
I had been friendly with people who were in the Communist party and all the rest of the Left forces, which were oriented in the direction of mass action.
My solution to the problem would be to tell the North Vietnamese Communists frankly that they’ve got to drawn in their horns and stop their aggression or we’re going to bomb them into the stone age.
He didn’t even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. it had to be some silly little Communist.
Some non-communist parties and CPPCC members have, at CPPCC meetings or in their proposals, called for the enactment of a law against secession at the earliest date, to resolutely fight and curb ‘Taiwan independence’ activities in any forms.
I’ve never said I’m a communist.
I’ll say nothing against him. At one time the whites in the United States called him a racialist, and extremist, and a Communist. Then the Black Muslims came along and the whites thanked the Lord for Martin Luther King.
There was no one left to speak for me.
Libertarianism and communism are equally crazy in opposite ways. Libertarians believe that it is possible to privatize everything without anarchy, while communists believe that it is possible to socialize everything without tyranny.
Any ballplayer that don’t sign autographs for little kids ain’t an American. He’s a communist.
I am not a communist and neither is the revolutionary movement, but we do not have to say that we are anticommunists just to fawn on foreign powers.
Everything I did, all my actions, all of the problems I had I dedicate to God and to Chile, because I kept Chile from becoming Communist.
My grandfather was an American Communist, and he married my grandmother, who was a Russian Communist. During the 1950s, the McCarthy era, my family was viciously persecuted.
I was growing up in a communist time, especially, and the other music, the western music, was banned, so on radio half of the music was Chopin. So my colleagues and I were a little bit allergic to this music because it was everywhere – everywhere!
It was not Soviet people who formed the American Communist Party.
You know, a Communist’s whole life work is based on complaint of how everything is done…. So if they ever get their country running good they will defeat their own cause.
The ‘Bolton News’ is the best place for online comments. They say I’m an absolute idiot and a communist anarchist. I was never an anarchist; I was a communist!
I was an anti-communist before I was political in other ways.
Safeguarding the interests of our Taiwan compatriots and expanding their well-being is the mainland’s oft-repeated pledge and solemn promise of the new leaders of China’s Communist Party central committee.
The coverage of Central America in recent months points up one of the ugly truths about the American press: the better the news, the less of it you get. As the war began to turn against the Communist guerillas in El Salvador, there was a palpable dip in the attention paid to it.
No reasonable man, much less a Christian, can or should take part in the efforts of Communists and Socialists
As is well known, ‘McCarthyism’ was an alleged focus of political evil in the 1950s: Accusations of Communist taint, without factual basis; bogus lists of supposed Communists who never existed; failure in the end to produce even one provable Communist or Soviet agent, despite his myriad charges of subversion.
For in this century, within the next decades, will be decided for generations whether all mankind is to become Communist, whether the whole world is to become free, or whether, in the struggle, civilization as we know it is to be completely destroyed or completely changed.
I believe in a libertarian communist society.
Busy people begrudge the days being short.
I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion, and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.
I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion, and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.
When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.
Feminism, Socialism, and Communism are one in the same, and Socialist/Communist government is the goal of feminism.
Walesa was a national hero, a true icon. The vast majority of Poles didn’t believe a word the authorities said. They took everything the official media said about Walesa to be a manipulation by the Communist authorities.
Every people, every society, needs a culture of resistance, a culture of being difficult and disobedient, that is the only way they will ever be able to stand up to the inevitable abuse of power by whoever runs the state apparatus, the capitalists, the communists, the socialists, the Gandhians, whoever.
News for the godless: religion is inescapable. there has never been a human society without some form of worship. And don’t point to communist societies like the Soviet Union – they worshipped blue jeans.
His Holiness Pope John Paul II was a determined and deeply spiritual minded person for whom I had great respect and admiration. His experience in Poland, then a communist country, and my own difficulties with communists, gave us an immediate common ground
I’ve been reading [Nikita] Khrushchev Remembers. I know he’s a bit of a lad himself – but he seemed to think that making a religion out of an individual was bad; that doesn’t seem to be part of the basic Communist idea. Still people are people, that’s the difficulty.
The democratic world has come to a dead end; likewise, the communist world has come to a dead end. But the Unification Church is just beginning!
The believing mind reaches its perihelion in the so-called Liberals. They believe in each and every quack who sets up his booth inthe fairgrounds, including the Communists. The Communists have some talents too, but they always fall short of believing in the Liberals.
To be a member of the Communist Party is to have a taste of the police state. It is a diluted taste but it is bitter and unforgettable.
Remember that the Communist Party is a meritocracy in China.
Gays, lesbians, straights, feminists, fascist pigs, communists, Hare Krishnas – none of them bother me. I don’t care what banner they raise. But what I can’t stand are hollow people. When I’m with them I just can’t bare it, and wind up saying things I shouldn’t.
I do not give a damn about the dead. They died for the [Communist] Party and the Party can decide what it wants. I practice a live man’s politics, for the living.
I grew up in a big Irish family, where everyone played the traditional sports, and I remember my grandfather saying to me, ‘Why are you playing that communist game? You won’t get anywhere with it.’
The teenager seems to have replaced the Communist as the appropriate target for public controversy and foreboding.
Writing music and lyrics, you tend to become a control freak – sitting alone in your room with a bare light bulb over your head, writing communist manifestos.
You had workers’ movements. You had left organizations, the Communist Party, that were mobilizing in profoundly powerful ways to basically address the great injustices of capitalism.
Because if you lived, as I did, several years under Nazi totalitarianism, and then 20 years in communist totalitarianism, you would certainly realize how precious freedom is, and how easy it is to lose your freedom.
My father, Charles Seeger, got me into the Communist movement. He backed out around ’38. I drifted out in the 50’s.
The Democrat Party has had a friendly, supportive relationship with every communist regime on this planet in my lifetime. And now all of a sudden their buddies, the Soviets, i.e., Putin and the Russians, have abandoned them and are now sabotaging them for the purpose of election.
Meditation means a state of unconditioned mind. Meditation is the process of undoing the harm that every society goes on doing to every individual – communist or Catholic, Jaina or Jew, it does not matter. I am not talking about any particular conditioning that is wrong; I am saying conditioning AS SUCH is wrong.
Schneider’s characters, like Kundera’s, are sentient and sophisticated figures at a time when the constraints of Communist rule persist but its energy has entirely vanished.
When I started working in human rights, Eastern Europe was communist, South Africa was under apartheid and South Korea had military rule. All the changes have come about not because of the militaries or government but because small groups of people spoke out against what was unfair and unjust.