"Land shall now be farmed by all, rice eaten by all, Clothes worn by all, money spent by all. There shall not be inequality and no person shall be without food or fuel. For under Heaven all belongs to the great family of the Heavenly Father."
Hung Hsiu Ch’uan
(visionary prophet of Taiping uprising)
(see : Gods Chinese Son)
....(T)he weaver's fingers ache...../could you see her weaving,/you'd pity her too!"
-Po Chu-i (AD 772-846)
"You see." I said, "I'm a socialist. I don't think this world was made for a small minority to dance on the faces of everyone else.."
"Everybody knows now that Socialism is a proposal to divide-up the income of the country in a new way. What you perhaps have not noticed is that the income of the country is being divided up every day and even every minute at present, and must continue to be divided up every day as long as there are two people left to divide it."
The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism, Communism, Capitalism , Sovietism, and Fascism
"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."
"Socialism was not then either the popular or unpopular vogue it has since become, but it was much more of a cult, with affiliation in directions now quite disowned-with Theosophy, arts and crafts, vegetarianism, the ‘simple life’ and almost, as one might say, the musical glasses."
"That dreary tribe of high-minded women and sandal wearers and bearded fruit juice drinkers who come flocking toward the smell of 'progress' like bluebottles to a dead cat."
George Orwell's definition of a socialist, quoted in the New Yorker
"In fact, the rich would be eager as the present class of the poor to become socialists if they should find themselves suddenly dispossessed. Society as it exists by the accumulation of wealth is not the result of needs that have been overcome but of greed and a "Terrible impatience."
"Feed liberal ideas or planned-economy measures or even a passion for social justice into one end of the gigantic automatic grinder that is the democratic or Marxist nation-state, and the result will be the same: you’ll get canned Totalitarianism at the other end."
Denis de Rougemont
The Last Trump
"Totalitarianism is much more than mere bureaucracy. It is the subordination of every individual's whole life, work, and leisure, to the orders of those in power and office. It is the reduction of man to a cog in an all-embracing machine of compulsion and coercion. it forces the individual to renounce any activity of which the government does not approve. it tolerates no expression of dissent. It is the transformation of society into a strictly disciplined labor-army (as the advocates of socialism say) or into a penitentiary (as the opponents say). At any rate it is the radical break from the way of life to which the civilized nations clung in the past....(Modern socialism) is totalitarian in the strict sense of the term. It holds the individual in tight rein from the womb to the tomb. At every instant of his life the "comrade" is bound to obey implicitly the orders issued by the supreme authority. The State is both his guardian and his employer. The State determines his work, his diet, and his pleasures. The State tells him what to think and what to believe in."
Ludwig von Mises
"The circumstances of human society are too complicated to be submitted to the rigor of mathematical calculation."
Marquis De Custine (1790-1857)
Empire of the Czar, Journey through Eternal Russia (1843)
"Socialists make the mistake of confusing individual worth with success. They believe you cannot allow people to succeed in case those who fail feel worthless."
"In socialist theology, this class is the proletariat, the Chosen People of the Marxist faith. The proletariat, according to Marx, is a class "which has a universal character by reason of the universality of its sufferings, and which does not lay claim to any specific rights because the injustice to which it is subjected is not particular but general.....It cannot liberate itself without breaking free from all the other classes of society and thereby liberating them also.....It stands for the total ruin of man, and can recover itself only by his total redemption."
The Politics of Bad Faith
"The socialist crusader interprets the conduct of others according to his own idea of History.....Because he proclaims the universal truth of a single view of History, he reserves the right to interpret the past as he pleases."
The Opium of the Intellectuals
"Industrial crisis, unemployment, waste, widespread poverty, these are the incurable diseases of capitalism."
Joseph Stalin (Speech 1931)
"The basic economic law of contemporary capitalism could be formulated as follows: Assurance of maximum capitalist profits....by means of enslavement, and systematic plundering of the peoples of other countries, especially backward countries."
Book: "Koba the Dread: Laugher and the twenty million" by Martin Amis
"Socialism can only arrive by bicycle." (100,000.000 bicycles made per year)
Jose Antonio Vierra Gallo (ed note: as of 2004 China is now going full blast for the automobile & is affecting the world market in bicycle's by dumping their surplus bikes on the world market)
Book: "The First Bolshevik" by Albert L. Weeks
Book: "Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism" by Joshua Maraochik
Book: "Whither Marxism? ed B. magnus & S. Cullenberg
Book: "The Opium of the Intellectuals" by Raymond Aron
Book: "One Hundred Years of Socialism: The West European Left in the Twentieth Century" by Donald Sassoon
Book: "The Democratic Socialism of Emile Vandervelde: Between Reform and Revolution" by Janet Polasky
Book: "Harp Song For a Radical: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs" by Maugerite Young
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