Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail.
As the egalitarianism of Marxism is attractive to many, socialism could have attracted many followers in America, anyway. But there is no doubt that it could not possibly have affected us so widely and so deeply as it has, had it not been heavily financed.
The current of emotion, which was formerly directed to gaining eternal bliss, is turned in socialism – in the same degree as the latter is permeated by evolutionism – towards the perfecting of earthly life.
For us, Marxism is always open because there are always new xperiences, there are always new facts, including facts about the past, which have to be incorporated in the corpus of scientific socialism.
Socialism is nothing more nor less than the social, political and ideological system which breaks the fetters upon economic growth created under capitalism and opens the way to a new period of economic and social expansion on a much larger scale.
We have ground for believing that a noble form of socialism existed among the prehistoric and primitive people on this planet, the people that broke into restless groups after the ancient Deluge and went wandering over the globe. For we find a socialist tendency in all the barbaric tribes of earth.
Now that the day of reckoning has arrived, they cry socialism!
Socialism is the same as Communism, only better English.
As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents.
I belonged to the generation that grew up under National Socialism, and was blinded and led astray – and allowed itself to be led astray.
Democracy is not compatible with capitalism but is congruent with a version of democratic socialism in which the wealth, resources, and benefits of a social order are shared in an equitable and just manner.
The only way to save the world is through socialism, but a socialism that exists within a democracy there’s no dictatorship here.
The left is back, and it’s the only path we have to get out of the spot to which the right has sunken us. Socialism builds and capitalism destroys.
The slaves of socialism are slaves, but they are no one’s property and therefore no one’s loss.
It is already clear, after twenty years of socialism in Russia, that if you do not provide your society with a new religion, it will gradually revert to the old one.
If Obama’s vision of the public sector is socialism, then so too were the visions of Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon.
There are words bandied about that are being misused – words like ‘socialism,’ words like ‘communism,’ words like ‘fascism.’
I recognise that Socialism has ended its purely theoretical course, and that the hour to construct has come.
I’m from Berkeley, California, so I’m fully trained in socialism and all, but basically what they teach you there is markets are efficient and we can’t beat them, so we might as well index.
I can understand Communism, but not Socialism.
But Socialism, alone, can bring self-determination of their peoples.
International socialism recognizes the right of free independent nations, with equal rights.
The mass of workers, as yet non-Socialist, is retarded in its development towards Socialism.
Without Socialism the working class is a heterogeneous mixture of different categories, some of which have independent, varying interests, sometimes opposed to each other.
More socialism means more democracy, openness and collectivism in everyday life.
Obamanomics, his imposition of European-style socialism, is not working for African-Americans. It is not working for Latinos and African-Americans.
Obama believes in a big central government, where the federal government controls everything in our lives. That’s socialism.
I grew up in a family that despised not only communism but collectivism, socialism, and any ‘ism’ that deprived the individual of his or her natural rights.
I am a socialist, so I am not worried about socialism. I am worried about dictators who are putting everyone into a socialist state for their own benefit.
Since the end of the 1970s, free-market capitalism has been in, and socialism has been out.
I believe that President Nixon was right in what he did at Watergate. Lack of respect for authority and things like socialism are turning this into a weak, effeminate country.
Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that today is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.
Socialism, as I understand it, is a system of democracy. Without democracy, there is no socialism.
The goal of socialism is a fairer allocation of economic resources, which its advocates often claim will also be a less wasteful one. Socialism is about who gets the goods and how. Socialism objects to markets because markets allocate resources in ways socialists believe to be unfair on both counts: both the who and the how.
Like the phoenix, socialism is reborn from every pile of ashes left day in, day out, by burnt-out human dreams and charred hopes.