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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.
Richard M. Nixon
I am a Communist, a convinced Communist! For some that may be a fantasy. But to me it is my main goal.
Mikhail Gorbachev
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.
Vijay Prashad
I am not a communist and neither is the revolutionary movement.
Fidel Castro
Democracy’s my idea. I do not agree with communists, my acts prove. Free press in Cuba – free ideas, freedom religion belief.
Fidel Castro
The Jew is an inborn Communist.
Otto Weininger
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.
Robert J. Bentley
Communists should set an example in study; at all times they should be pupils of the masses as well as their teachers.
Mao Zedong
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.
William F. Buckley, Jr.
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.
Mikhail Baryshnikov
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.
George Mikes
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.
Mark Hyman, M.D.
When people are standing up for our present rotten system, they are being worse than Communists, it seems to me.
Dorothy Day
The Communist vision is the vision of man without God.
Whittaker Chambers
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.
Robert C. O’Brien
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.
Mao Zedong
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.
John Negroponte
I’m fascinated by the whole communist thing. No one has a lot, but everyone is the same. I like that way of living.
Guy Martin
I would live in a communist country providing I was the Queen.
Stella Adler
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.
Burgess Owens
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.
Hamza Yusuf
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.
Kathryn Bigelow
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.
Charlie Chaplin
I came out of the Soviet Union no longer a communist, because I believed in personal freedom.
Rose Wilder Lane
Has the pope questioned the faith of any communist leaders? He spends a lot of time in communist countries.
Rush Limbaugh
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.
Mao Zedong
I watch Glenn Beck and he’s taught me well. Progressive is the new word for Communist
Victoria Jackson
The hardest thing about being a communist is trying to predict the past.
Milovan ?ilas
The Communists have no need to introduce free love; it has existed almost from time immemorial.
Karl Marx
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.
Joe Slovo
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.
Claire Fox
I was surprised to see the meeting was of Communists and the whole meeting was along Communist lines.
Edward Dmytryk
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.
Milovan ?ilas
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.
Sidney Buchman
I’m a communist, man. I’m going to break the rules.
Skip Bayless
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.
Karl Marx
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.
Mao Zedong
In the Communist era, excrement took on political importance, because Party policy decided excrement was essential for the Great Agricultural Leap Forward.
Rose George
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.
Mao Zedong
I thought the original Communist revolutionaries coordinated themselves a bit better and didn’t go around shouting about it.
John Lennon
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.
Kofi Annan
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.
Pete Seeger
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.
Gary North
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.
Vaclav Klaus
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.
E. B. White
In Czechoslovakia in 1968, communist reformers appealed to democratic ideals that were deeply rooted in the country’s pre-second world war past.
Adam Michnik
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.
Cristian Machado
I ain’t a communist necessarily, but I been in the red all my life.
Woody Guthrie
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.
Indira Gandhi
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.
Clement Attlee
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.
Thich Nhat Hanh
So these Red Sox… are they a Communist organization?
Fidel Castro
Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood.
Gertrude Stein
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?
Pat Robertson
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.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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.
Orson Bean
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!
Lester Roloff
I can’t understand Karl Marx, so how can I be a Communist?
Charlie Chaplin
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.
Jay Roach
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.
Johann Most
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.
Rachel Campos-Duffy
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.
Roger Ailes
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.
Georges Clemenceau
Mikhail Gorbachev was the Jimmy Carter of the Communist bloc. The Russians hate him.
P. J. O’Rourke
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.
Ezra Taft Benson
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.
Wislawa Szymborska
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.
Molly Ivins
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.
Andrei Grechko
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.
Nina Hoss
Indeed, we Jews were at the leading edge of communist totalitarianism, one of the most murderous movements of the 20th century.
Barbara Amiel
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.
Ronald Reagan
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.
Cornel West
Communists all seem to wear small caps, a look I consider better suited to tubes of toothpaste than to people.
Fran Lebowitz
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.
Dasha Zhukova
The principle of the Communist Party of Vietnam is collective leadership with accountability and responsibility of the individual, which can never become authoritarian.
Nguyen Phu Trong
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.
Rush Limbaugh
I believe there’s about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party.
Allen West
I’m not a communist or social democrat or anything else. I’m a free man.
Mikis Theodorakis
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.
Edward Dmytryk
I am a Maoist sympathiser. I’m not a Maoist ideologue, because the communist movements in history have been just as destructive as capitalism.
Arundhati Roy
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.
Allen Ginsberg
Most of the Communists I knew were nice people.
Alexei Sayle
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.
Michael R. Burch
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.
Ma Jian
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.
Peter Dicken
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.
Susan Sarandon
The first thing the communists do when they take over a country is to outlaw cockfighting
John Monks
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.
Mikko Hypponen
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).
Lubos Motl
No company fails in communist China, because they’re all partly owned by the government.
Jim Bunning
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.
Reinhold Niebuhr
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.
Vijay Prashad
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.’
Tom Malinowski
There are only two sorts of people in life you can trust – good Christians and good Communists.
Joe Slovo
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.
Milos Forman
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.
M. Stanton Evans
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.
Leah LaBelle
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.
Karl Marx
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.
Erin O’Toole
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
Rafael Cruz
No one understands the threat posed by Chinese Communist military companies better than DoD.
Ronny Jackson
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.
Lars von Trier
No country which has cricket as one of its national games has yet gone communist.
Woodrow Wyatt
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.
Peter Drucker
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.
Dorothy Day
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.
Ben Stein
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.
Joseph McCarthy
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.
Kristen Soltis Anderson
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.
Stelios Haji-Ioannou
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.
Vaclav Klaus
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.
Joseph Stalin
the construction of a communist society would be completed ‘in the main’ by 1980
Nikita Khrushchev
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.
Pablo Picasso
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.
Marya Mannes
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.
George Allen
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.
Rush Limbaugh
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!
Karl Marx
I came from a communist country where there are no luxury cars.
Robert Herjavec
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.
Ruby Dee
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.
Deepak Chopra
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.
Gary Kemp
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.
Oscar Romero
Give money to universities — that would be asking for trouble. All those places do is turn out more Communists.
Lang Hancock
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.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
The dictatorship of the Communist Party is maintained by recourse to every form of violence.
Leon Trotsky
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.
David Harsanyi
Also, when you escape a Communist regime, you treasure liberty and you understand that as government and state expand, liberty must contract.
Dennis Prager
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.
Evangeline Lilly
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.
John N. Mitchell
My parents bookshelves were full of books that belonged to their lives in the Communist party.
Michael Rosen
The worker-mother must learn not to differentiate between yours and mine; she must remember that there are only our children, the children of Russia’s communist workers.
Alexandra Kollontai
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.
Yulia Tymoshenko
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.
Harry S. Truman
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.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
In communist countries, you execute your poets. In the free world, the poets execute themselves.
Kate Braverman
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.
Dorothy Day
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.
Earl Browder
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.
Dennis Hastert
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.
Bernie Sanders
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.
Klaus Fuchs
I am not a communist.
Maxime Bernier
…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.
Anatoliy Golitsyn
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.
Maxine Peake
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.
Whittaker Chambers
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.
Joseph Stalin
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.
David Frum
[…..] 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
Kent Hovind
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.
Richard Wurmbrand
The trouble with Communism is the Communists, just as the trouble with Christianity is the Christians.
H. L. Mencken
The [Communist] Party has one objective: the creation of a socialist economy; and one means: the utilization of the class struggle.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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.
Doris Lessing
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.
Karl Marx
I consider the philosophy of the Communist Party as not applicable to our American way of life.
Sidney Buchman
The main enemy of the open society, I believe, is no longer the communist but the capitalist threat.
George Soros
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.
Max Weber
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.
Albert Einstein
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.
Tom Malinowski
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.
Grover Furr
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.
Michael Savage
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.
Pat Buchanan
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.
Nhat Hanh
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.
Roger Nash Baldwin
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.
Xi Jinping
The Chinese Communist Party and the American people are locked in conflict.
Ben Sasse
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.
Peter Hitchens
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.
Anne Sullivan Macy
Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a Communist.
Alvin Dark
The objection to a Communist always resolves itself into the fact that he is not a gentleman.
H. L. Mencken
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.
Liev Schreiber
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.
Bob Hope
Certainly we disagree with the Communist Party, as we disagree with other political parties who are trying to maintain the American way of life.
Dorothy Day
The Communists automatically violated the daily practices of democracy to which I was accustomed.
Elia Kazan
A specter is haunting Europe – the specter of communism.
Karl Marx
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.
Murray Bookchin
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.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
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.
Vladimir Lenin
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.
William J. Duiker
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.
Nadine Gordimer
Who do you think has more freedom: the married man in America or the single man in Communist China?
Larry David
Jesus Christ was the biggest blight on the human race, he was. And all them socialists and communists – second rate Christianity.
Nick Cave
Some fellow from the Third World kept hammering for prizes for a Communist film which was rotten.
Patricia Highsmith
The Communist Party of China is a party that seeks peace, harmony and reconciliation, unlike the Communist Party of the former Soviet Union
Zheng Bijian
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!
Luigi Colani
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.
Zanny Minton Beddoes
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.
Nikita Khrushchev
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.
Bruce Perens
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.
Dorothy Day
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.
Rebecca MacKinnon
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.
Ken Follett
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.
Samuel P. Huntington
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.
Amiri Baraka
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?
Lady Gaga
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.
Wilfred Burchett
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.
Russell Baker
I come from a communist country. We learned nothing of lawyers, nothing about rights.
Nadia Comaneci
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.
Gary Johnson
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 . . .
Vernon A. Walters
I ain’t a Communist necessarily, but I been in the red all my life.
Woody Guthrie
Communists are the last optimists.
Nadine Gordimer
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.
Dave Kopel
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.
Jay Roach
We have not yet built a communist society.It is not so easy to build such a society.
Joseph Stalin
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.
Martina Navratilova
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.
Anne Applebaum
Capitalism is at its liberating best in a noncapitalist environment. The crypto-businessman is the true revolutionary in a Communist country.
Eric Hoffer
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.
Georges Clemenceau
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.
Winston Churchill
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.
Zac Goldsmith
No member of our generation who wasn’t a Communist or a dropout in the thirties is worth a damn.
Lyndon B. Johnson
The old SV (Socialist Left Party) were useful idiots for the communists in Moscow. Today’s SV are useful idiots for Saddam Hussein.
Carl I. Hagen
….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.
Joanna Russ
My dad was a Communist Party member who fought for his country.
Tim Roth
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.
Ronny Jackson
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Vladimir Lenin
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 .
Thomas Sowell
The costliest myth of our time has been the myth of the Communist monolith.
Barbara Tuchman
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.
Ismail Kadare
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.
Rush Limbaugh
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.
Lawrence Osborne
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.
Nadia Comaneci
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.
Richard Wurmbrand
The existing U.N. can be found in the writings of early Communist leaders.
G. Edward Griffin
As an ultimate objective, “peace” simply means communist world control.
Vladimir Lenin
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.
Giovannino Guareschi
What’s surprising is that the people who fought against torture here are the communists.
Jean-Marie Le Pen
I believe our way of life is infinitely superior for every human being than any which the Communist creed can offer.
Margaret Thatcher
During the entire communist era, communist ideology was imposed on children. That was Bolshevism.
Andrzej Duda
Communists disavow the existence of God and religion. They hate it, because it’s a competitor.
Rush Limbaugh
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.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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.
Gregory Peck
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.
Evo Morales
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.
Pope John Paul II
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.
Edward Dmytryk
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.
Leana S. Wen
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.
Silvio Berlusconi
I am a communist and a worker, and I have lived in a decadent capitalist society where the workers are slaves.
Lee Harvey Oswald
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.
Ebenezer Elliott
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.
Janeane Garofalo
“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.
Walter E. Williams
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.
Xi Jinping
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.
Bram Fischer
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.
W. Averell Harriman
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.
Barbara Demick
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.
Anne Waldman
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.
Mao Zedong
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.
Herbert Spencer
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.
Anne Applebaum
Hungary was the only Central European country that was not able to create a new constitution after the collapse of the communist regime.
Viktor Orban
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.
Tommy Tuberville
A Republican. A Republican. That’s worse than being a goddamned Communist!
Tallulah Bankhead
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.
David Sedaris
If you create a new party… to try to deny the communist party leadership, then not be allowed to exist.
Li Peng
I’m not very impressed by people who yell “traitor” and “communist” and other less printable things. I don’t like it.
Christopher Hitchens
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.
Mao Zedong
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.
Norman Finkelstein
I never agree with Communists or any other kind of kept men.
H. L. Mencken
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.
Toomas Hendrik Ilves
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.
Helen Foster Snow
The communists were mainly responsible for the destruction of the Spanish anarchists. Not just in Catalonia – the communist armies mainly destroyed the collectives elsewhere.
Noam Chomsky
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.
Robert Kennedy
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.
Mao Zedong
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.
William J. Duiker
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.
Vladimir Lenin
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.
Pete Seeger
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.
James P. Cannon
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?
Richard Wurmbrand
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.
Murray Kempton
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.
Paul Robeson
The State Department is infested with communists. I have here in my hand a list of 205—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.
Joseph McCarthy
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.
Cornel West
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.
Alan Keyes
Only communist regimes have churned out more jargon than modern business.
Corinne Maier
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.
Freya Stark
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.
Bill Ayers
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.
Ayn Rand
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.
Ismail Kadare
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.
Marjane Satrapi
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.
William A. Rusher
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.
Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley
I am a Christian. That obliges me to be a Communist.
George Bernard Shaw
The United States will eventually fly the Communist red flag…The American people will hoist it themselves.
Nikita Khrushchev
I doubted that there were Communists hiding behind every corporation desk and director’s chair.
Gloria Swanson
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.
Pol Pot
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.
John Howard Lawson
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.
Bhagat Singh
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.
Studs Terkel
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.
Eleanor Roosevelt
The Communists offer one precious, fatal boon: they take away the sense of sin.
Murray Kempton
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.
Fritz Sauckel
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.
George Bernard Shaw
Communists are frustrated capitalists.
Eric Hoffer
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.
E. B. White
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.
Mel Martinez
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.
Miranda Devine
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.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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.
Ronald Reagan
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.
Emanuel Celler
The way I understand it is the communists are in, the atheists are in, the agnostics are in, but religion is out.
Jay Sekulow
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.
Hilaire Belloc
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.
Robert Vaughn
In fact the communists gained strength in India when the people thought my party was moving to the right. And they were correct.
Indira Gandhi
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.
John T. Flynn
The Chinese, as befits a Communist autocracy, approached the task of dominating the Olympics with top-down military discipline.
Shashi Tharoor
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.
Joe Lieberman
The communists pave the way for him (the Jew).
Julius Streicher
In the case of Stalinism, people actually distorted science, because it was for the good of the Communist Party.
Richard Dawkins
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.
Michael Parenti
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.
Paul Craig Roberts
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.
Moon Jae-in
Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.
John F. Kennedy
In dealing with the Communists, remember that in their mind what is secret is serious, and what is public is merely propaganda.
Charles E. Bohlen
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.
Winston Churchill
In my Gau, as far as I know, only Communists who had actually worked against the State were arrested.
Fritz Sauckel
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.
Martina Navratilova
I was never a cardholder. But I was leftist in the sense that I voted communist.
Khushwant Singh
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.
Fidel Castro
I joined the Communist Party late in 1934. I got out a year and a half later.
Elia Kazan
You know the critical thing with the Communist countries is Communism, which by definition consists of control by the government.
Margaret Thatcher
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.
Pankaj Mishra
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.
Pete Seeger
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.
Joseph Stalin
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.
John Grisham
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.
Murray Bookchin
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.
Mao Zedong
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.
Yip Harburg
If you don’t have a flag sticking out
of your ass, you must be a communist.
Chrissie Hynde
For the anti-Semite, the problems of the world can invariably be ascribed to the Jews; for the Communist, to the capitalists.
Bret Stephens
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.
Carroll Quigley
The so-called civil rights movement as it exists today is used as a Communist program for revolution in America.
Ezra Taft Benson
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.
Lyndon B. Johnson
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.
Raymond Pettibon
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.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
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.
Edgar Snow
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.
Mart Laar
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.
Howard Fast
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.
Michael Foot
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.
Yitzhak Shamir
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.
Martina Navratilova
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.
John S. Dickerson
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.
Winona LaDuke
Communists have become bureaucrats. If anything will destroy us, it is this.
Vladimir Lenin
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.
Argus Hamilton
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.
Evan Osnos
We never had any money. All the money we used to get, my father would give to the Communist Party.
Shabana Azmi
Any man who is not a communist at the age of 20 is a fool.
Yair Lapid
The Chinese Communist Party is the greatest threat our country faces, so we cannot afford a strategic shortfall that gives China a leg up.
Ronny Jackson
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.
James Cameron
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.
George Lincoln Rockwell
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.
Vladimir Putin
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.
Indira Gandhi
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.
Shinzo Abe
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.
Alejandro Castro Espin
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.
Mao Zedong
China’s Communist Party is wary of independent-minded movements.
Evan Osnos
Every communist has a fascist frown, every fascist a communist smile.
Muriel Spark
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.
Grace Paley
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.
Mao Zedong
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.
Erin O’Toole
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.
Tom Gjelten
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.
John Raese
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.
Sergei Lavrov
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.
Chrystia Freeland
Communists are great capitalists, so there is no threat anymore.
Lech Walesa
You can become a Communist only when you enrich your mind with a knowledge of all the treasures created by mankind.
Vladimir Lenin
I will never vote Democrat again, they are Communists.
Howard Stern
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.
Frank Hague
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.
Max Weber
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.
Henry Giroux
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?
Alexei Sayle
There’s a communist living in the White House!
Victoria Jackson
I do not intend to allow the Senate to rubber-stamp the president’s plan to reward the Chinese Communists.
Jesse Helms
What does Karl Marx put on his pasta? Communist Manipesto!
Stephen Colbert
In seventy years, Russia’s Communists had not succeeded in dealing markets such a telling blow as did its deadbeat capitalists.
Roger Lowenstein
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.
Marina Abramovic
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!
John F. Kennedy
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.
Geoffrey Fisher
Keynes, far from being a wholehearted lover of freedom, viewed with some sympathy the fascist and Communist ‘experiments’ of the 1930s.
Ralph Raico
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.
Barbara Demick
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.
Mao Zedong
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
Iain Banks
Whatever organisation we try to create, it always ends up looking like the Communist Party.
Viktor Chernomyrdin
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.
Anne Sullivan
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.
Hugh Dalton
Only one more indispensable massacre of Capitalists or Communists or Fascists or Christians or Heretics, and there we are in the Golden Future.
Aldous Huxley
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.
Amiri Baraka
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?’
Eric Liu
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.
Dalai Lama
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.
S. J. Perelman
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.
G. Edward Griffin
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.
Pankaj Mishra
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.
Erin O’Toole
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.
Antony Blinken
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.
Joseph Stiglitz
You couldn’t have too many dreams because in the Communist regime, everything was cookie-cutter.
Anastasia Soare
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.
Kamal Haasan
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.
Ivan Krastev
American capitalism has helped finance the communist take over of the world. Somebody is going to answer to God for this.
Kent Hovind
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.
Jean-Pierre Raffarin
I joined the Communist Party because I felt I had to be in some organization.
Klaus Fuchs
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.
Nguyen Phu Trong
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.
Elia Kazan
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.
Jay Roach
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.
Robert C. O’Brien
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.
Jawaharlal Nehru
The army general will always be present because he is a reference for any Cuban communist.
Miguel Diaz-Canel
I’m not a communist, just a media theorist.
Douglas Rushkoff
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.
Chris Smith
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.
Leonid Brezhnev
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.
Paul Robeson
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.
Eric Hoffer
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.
Amira Hass
The big, shoe-thumping fellow continues as a dark thunderhead to threaten all unrepentant non-Communists with hail and thunder.
Dag Hammarskjold
I have the distinction of speaking to you from one of the few countries that still has a communist party.
Dennis Miller
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.
Evan Osnos
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.
Nguyen Phu Trong
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.
Dumitru Tepeneag
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.
Nikita Khrushchev
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.
John T. Flynn
Corruption could lead to the collapse of the Party [Communist Party of China] and the downfall of the state [People’s Republic of China].
Xi Jinping
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.
Jung Chang
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.
Jeh Johnson
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.
Clint Eastwood
The RГ©gime did not want Communists; it wanted robots. It will take at least a generation to change them back into humans again.
Arthur Koestler
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.
Jason Whitlock
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.
Jacques Ranciere
The way even movements change is stunning: Chinese communist capitalists? Evangelicals deciding to be nice to gay people?
Frank Schaeffer
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.
Leonid Brezhnev
I am a Communist, certainly, but that doesn’t mean I have to make films about the wheat harvest.
Claude Chabrol
The American Communists had thrived as champions of domestic reform.
Earl Browder
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.
Karen Morley
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.
John Foster Dulles
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.
Craig Ferguson
Pig power in America was infuriating, but pig power in the communist framework was awesome and unaccountable.
Eldridge Cleaver
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!
George Lincoln Rockwell
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.
Vaclav Klaus
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.
Vivek Agnihotri
The communists have lost the cold war, but the west has not yet won it.
Richard M. Nixon
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.
Pierre Poilievre
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.
Josef Skvorecky
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.
Karl Marx
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.
Artie Lange
Karl Marx was in favor of socialist and communist-socialist revolutions, but he had a pretty nuanced view about it.
Noam Chomsky
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!
Gerard Depardieu
Horrible to say, in a manner I am a Communist.
Gerard Manley Hopkins
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.
Richard Wurmbrand
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.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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.
Gerald Vizenor
The Japanese are a disease of the skin. The Communists are a disease of the heart.
Chiang Kai-shek
The Communists at that moment were very strong in Italy, and the Italian Communist Party was the biggest Communist Party outside the Soviet Union.
Giovanni Agnelli
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.
Katie Melua
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.
Joseph Farah
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.
Henry Kissinger
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.
Harry Shearer
The Communist Party apparatus was the most gigantic mafia the world has ever known.
David Remnick
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.
Kabir Bedi
As communist atheists allowed no place for Jesus in their hearts, I decided I’d leave not the smallest place for satan in mine.
Richard Wurmbrand
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.
Lester Bangs
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.
Chris Hani
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.
Fran Lebowitz
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.
Jonathan Krisel
Picasso is a painter, so am I; Picasso is Spanish, so am I; Picasso is a communist, neither am I.
Salvador Dali
Every movement of mine was under the control of the Vietnamese government, a communist country. I was just a prisoner without walls.
Phan Thi Kim Phuc
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.
Johann Most
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.
George Bernard Shaw
Complaining that a comic is drunk is like going to a titty bar and complaining because your lapdancer is a communist.
Doug Stanhope
In my early 20s, living in a communist regime in Romania, success to me simply meant leaving and coming to America.
Anastasia Soare
The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways: the point, however, is to change it.
Karl Marx
Communists love to make films about composers, because composers compose music and don’t talk subversive things.
Milos Forman
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.
Elia Kazan
I entered the Communist Party because its cause was just and I will leave it when it ceases to be just.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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.
Kenneth Goff
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.
Oliver Stone
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.
Ezra Taft Benson
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”)
Dave Barry
No man who owns his own house and lot can be a Communist. He has too much to do.
William Levitt
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.
Phil Robertson
Hungarian communists were the most talented. They convinced everybody that reforming the communist party was better than making a new party.
Viktor Orban
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.
Joan Cusack
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.
Paul Robeson
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.
Andrzej Wajda
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.
Nelson Mandela
I’ve always been that contemptible thing, a luxury communist.
Bruce Robinson
People are very much wrought up about the Communist bugaboo.
Harry S. Truman
No strike could ever be won with a Communist at its head since the employers would make victory impossible.
James P. Cannon
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.
Slavoj ЕЅiЕѕek
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.
Milos Forman
Some people say to me, “My God, but Fidel Castro is a communist!” I say: “No, he was a messenger of God.”
Louis Farrakhan
What we’re trying to do is to look at the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman Xi for who they really are.
Morgan Ortagus
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.
Margaret Thatcher
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.
Krzysztof Penderecki
I should like to underline: no people, no country, in which a Communist dictatorship has been established, ever found its way out of it.
Vladimir Bukovsky
When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.
Martin Niemoller
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.
Vladimir Lenin
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.
Paul Nitze
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?
Milton Friedman
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.
Nikita Khrushchev
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.
Jon Voight
[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.
Rafal A. Ziemkiewicz
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.
Vladimir Lenin
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.
Earl Browder
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.
Victor Ponta
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.
Glenn Beck
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.
Woody Allen
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.
Joseph McCarthy
Let us have no further blind devotion to the communist dominated United Nations!
Ezra Taft Benson
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?
Christopher Titus
Personally, I never admired communists because they operate on the theory that human beings are nice people.
H. Allen Smith
No true Latter-day Saint and no true American can be a socialist or a communist.
Ezra Taft Benson
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.
George Monbiot
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.
Vladislav Surkov
The first exhibition [Publo Picasso] was organized by the communist party – because of his position during the war and all that.
Agnes Varda
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.
Mao Zedong
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.
Ann Coulter
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.
Rush Limbaugh
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.
Dorothy Day
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.
James Bobin
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?
Arlo Guthrie
With each step away from communist constructivism to Hayekian capitalism, China has been richly rewarded.
Andrew Neil
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.
Robert A. Heinlein
Vietnam was a country where America was trying to make people stop being communists by dropping things on them from airplanes.
Kurt Vonnegut
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.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
It would be quite wrong to hold the Soviet government responsible for the activities of American Communists.
J. Stalin
Many of China’s major public initiatives and prominent companies offer only a layer of camouflage to the activities of the Chinese Communist Party.
John Ratcliffe
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.
Helen Lawrenson
Communists have no respect for people, only for positions.
E. L. Doctorow
With me it was that defending the Communist Party was something worse than naming the names.
Edward Dmytryk
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.
Janos Kadar
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.
Nguyen Minh Triet
According to the oil and gas industry and their proponents, I am a communist, terrorist, Nazi, Russian-sympathizing, anti-American, arsonist, extremist.
Josh Fox
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.
Loretta Napoleoni
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?
Hans Scholl
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.
G. Edward Griffin
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.
Alan Barth
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).
Cynthia Kauffman
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.
Bertrand Russell
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.
James Garner
My dream is to drop three atomic bombs on New York City.
Raul Castro
I’m a Communist by day and a Catholic as soon as it gets dark.
Brendan Behan
Mr. Stevenson has a degree alright-a PhD from the Acheson College of Cowardly Communist Containment.
Richard M. Nixon
I’m a Red-baiter; I’m a witch-hunter if the witches are Communists.
Adolphe Menjou
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.
Ronny Jackson
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.
Charles Foster Johnson
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.
Catherine Camus
We ought to really at least recognize the common predicament of Communists and democrats – or Americans, whatever.
Reinhold Niebuhr
Dalton Trumbo was constantly criticizing the membership [in the Communist Party], and was opposite to being a loyalist.
Jay Roach
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.
Lauren Southern
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.
Reginald Maudling
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!
John Waters
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.
Luke Harding
My parents were founders of the Cuban Communist Party, and I grew up extremely poor.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
I am a Christian, therefore I am a communist.
Gianni Vattimo
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.
Ella Baker
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.
Curtis LeMay
He didn’t even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. it had to be some silly little Communist.
Jackie Kennedy
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.
Jia Qinglin
I’ve never said I’m a communist.
John Lydon
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.
Malcolm X
There was no one left to speak for me.
Martin Niemoller
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.
Michael Lind
Any ballplayer that don’t sign autographs for little kids ain’t an American. He’s a communist.
Rogers Hornsby
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.
Fidel Castro
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.
Augusto Pinochet
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.
Bill Browder
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!
Krzysztof Penderecki
It was not Soviet people who formed the American Communist Party.
J. Stalin
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.
Will Rogers
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!
Maxine Peake
I was an anti-communist before I was political in other ways.
Grover Norquist
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.
Xi Jinping
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.
Fred Barnes
No reasonable man, much less a Christian, can or should take part in the efforts of Communists and Socialists
C. F. W. Walther
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.
M. Stanton Evans
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.
Whittaker Chambers
I believe in a libertarian communist society.
Murray Bookchin
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.
Stanley Kubrick
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.
HГ©lder CГўmara
Feminism, Socialism, and Communism are one in the same, and Socialist/Communist government is the goal of feminism.
Catharine MacKinnon
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.
Slawomir Cenckiewicz
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.
Arundhati Roy
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.
Stephen Colbert
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
Dalai Lama
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.
John Lennon
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!
Sun Myung Moon
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.
H. L. Mencken
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.
Elia Kazan
Remember that the Communist Party is a meritocracy in China.
Steve Wynn
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.
Haruki Murakami
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.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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.’
Danielle Fotopoulos
The teenager seems to have replaced the Communist as the appropriate target for public controversy and foreboding.
Edgar Friedenberg
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.
Jason Robert Brown
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.
Henry Giroux
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.
Milos Forman
My father, Charles Seeger, got me into the Communist movement. He backed out around ’38. I drifted out in the 50’s.
Pete Seeger
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.
Rush Limbaugh
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.
Richard Eder
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.
Kerry Kennedy