Famous Quotes On Socialism – Part 2

In this listing of quotes on socialism, it is worth noting those by Albert Einstein. In particular, Rebel Voice recommends careful consideration of the first quote shown here.

In this passage, Einstein has hit the proverbial nail on the head. His assessment of the effects of Capitalism upon our societies is more relevant today then ever, especially his mention of Capitalist control of the press, who disseminate the information used to control the people. The media are clearly a weapon of control and, in many cases, war. Einstein, whether he knew it or not, makes a strong case for revolution with his words.

Albert Einstein  “Private capital tends to become concentrated in few hands, partly because of competition among the capitalists, and partly because technological development and the increasing division of labor encourage the formation of larger units of production at the expense of smaller ones. The result of these developments is an oligarchy of private capital the enormous power of which cannot be effectively checked even by a democratically organized political society. This is true since the members of legislative bodies are selected by political parties, largely financed or otherwise influenced by private capitalists who, for all practical purposes, separate the electorate from the legislature. The consequence is that the representatives of the people do not in fact sufficiently protect the interests of the underprivileged sections of the population. Moreover, under existing conditions, private capitalists inevitably control, directly or indirectly, the main sources of information (press, radio, education). It is thus extremely difficult, and indeed in most cases quite impossible, for the individual citizen to come to objective conclusions and to make intelligent use of his political rights.”
― Albert Einstein

Stefan Molyneux  “The world, viewed philosophically, remains a series of slave camps, where citizens – tax livestock – labor under the chains of illusion in the service of their masters.”―  Stefan Molyneu

Rosa Luxemburg  “During the night two delegates of the railwaymen were arrested. The strikers immediately demanded their release, and as this was not conceded, they decided not to allow trains leave the town. At the station all the strikers with their wives and families sat down on the railway track-a sea of human beings. They were threatened with rifles salvoes. The workers bared their breast and cried, “Shoot!” A salvo was fired into the defenceless seated crowd, and 30 to 40 corpses, among them women and children, remained on the ground. On this becoming known the whole town of Kiev went to strike on the same day. The corpses of the murdered workers were raised on high by the crowd and carried round in mass demonstration.”
― Rosa Luxemburg

Sally Wentworth  “I think it’s wrong that only one percent of the people should own ninety percent of the country.”
― Sally Wentworth               

Marek Edelman  “My idea of socialism is no state monopoly. There should be stress on the subjectivity of the human being. You need good material conditions, a high level of culture, much freedom and friendship. And it won’t come today or tomorrow. It’s a long and winding road”
― Marek Edelman

Stefan Molyneux  “If you can convince people that freedom is injustice, they will then believe that slavery is freedom.”
― Stefan Molyneux

Albert Einstein  “the real purpose of socialism is precisely to overcome and advance beyond the predatory phase of human development”
― Albert Einstein

Pyotr Kropotkin  “If all the men and women in the countryside had their daily bread assured, and their daily needs already satisfied, who would work for our capitalist at a wage of half a crown a day, while the commodities one produces in a day sell in the market for a crown or more?”
― Pytor Kropotkin                  

Noam Chomsky  “Since its origins, socialism has meant the liberation of working people from exploitation. As the Marxist theoretician Anton Pannekoek observed, “this goal is not reached and cannot be reached by a new directing and governing class substituting itself for the bourgeoisie,” but can only be “realized by the workers themselves being master over production.” Mastery over production by the producers is the essence of socialism, and means to achieve this end have regularly been devised in periods of revolutionary struggle, against the bitter opposition of the traditional ruling classes and the ‘revolutionary intellectuals’ guided by the common principles of Leninism and Western managerialism, as adapted to changing circumstances. But the essential element of the socialist ideal remains: to convert the means of production into the property of freely associated producers and thus the social property of people who have liberated themselves from exploitation by their master, as a fundamental step towards a broader realm of human freedom.”
― Noam Chomsky

Rosa Luxemburg  “Socialism does not mean getting together in a parliament and passing laws, socialism means for us overthrowing the ruling classes with all the brutality [loud laughter] that the proletariat is capable of deploying in its struggle.”
― Rosa Luxemburg

Ayn Rand  “When the law no longer protects you from the corrupt, but protects the corrupt from you – you know your nation is doomed.”
― Ayn Rand

H.G. Wells  “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.”
― H.G. Wells

Stefan Molyneux  “Deep pockets and empty hearts rule the world. We unleash them at our peril.”
― Stefan Molyneux

Albert Einstein  “The owner of the means of production is in a position to purchase the labor power of the worker. By using the means of production, the worker produces new goods which become the property of the capitalist.
The essential point about this process is the relation
between what the worker produces and what he is paid, both measured in terms of real value. Insofar as the labor contract is “free,” what the worker receives is determined not by the real value of the goods he
produces, but by his minimum needs and by the capitalists’ requirements for labor power in relation to the number of workers competing for jobs. It is
important to understand that even in theory the
payment of the worker is not determined by the value of his product.”
― Albert Einstein

Part 1 of Famous Quotes on Socialism can be found here:  https://rebelvoice.blog/2018/01/10/famous-quotes-on-socialism/           

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