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Category: Socialism


“Socialism in America will come through the ballot box.”

- Gus Hall

Oil Companies Watch Out!

“We’ll take on the oil companies and harness their record profits to create millions of clean energy jobs — high-wage jobs you can raise a family on. I’ll end their special tax breaks and give them a choice: invest some of your profits in alternative energy , or we’ll do it for you.”

- Hillary Clinton

‘Loudmouth Lefty’ Kathy Griffin

“I’m super, super loudmouth lefty. I’m so far left I’m not even a Democrat anymore…I’m a Sandinista.”

- Kathy Griffin , June 2, 2006.

Capitalism is the problem; socialism is the solution.

“[T]he problem is capitalism. [T]he only solution, as difficult as this may be to contemplate at the present time [March 2005], is socialism.”

- John Bellamy Foster , March 2005.

Socialism is our salvation.

“To keep hope alive one must, in spite of all mistakes, horrors, and crimes, recognize the obvious superiority of the socialist camp.”

- Jean Paul Sartre

Praise for Mikhail Gorbachev.

“Gorbachev has probably moved more quickly than any person in the history of the world. Moving faster than Jesus Christ did. America is always lagging six months behind.”

- Ted Turner

Use environmentalism to achieve socialism.

“The Communist Party USA’s environmental program “presents a viable plan to carry out on the long march to socialism.”

- Havel Wolf

Embrace socialism to save the environment.

“Human society cannot basically stop the destruction of the environment under capitalism. Socialism is the only structure that makes it possible.”

- Gus Hall , 1972.

Children should not think for themselves.

“You can’t make Socialists out of individualists — children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society which is coming, where everyone is interdependent.”

- John Dewey

Americans will accept socialism.

“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But under the name of Liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without knowing how it happened.”

- Norman Thomas