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Without the communist oppression, I am absolutely sure
by Slavoj Zizek

Without the communist oppression, I am absolutely sure
I would now be a local stupid professor of philosophy in Ljubljana.
- Slavoj Zizek

When I really love someone, I can only show it by making
aggressive and bad-taste remarks.
- Slavoj Zizek

I - and I still consider myself, I'm sorry to tell you,
a Marxist and a Communist, but I couldn't help noticing
how all the best Marxist analyses are always analyses of a failure.
- Slavoj Zizek

I secretly think reality exists so we can speculate about it.
- Slavoj Zizek

 

You could say, in a vulgar Freudian way,
that I am the unhappy child who escapes into books.
Even as a child, I was most happy being alone.
This has not changed.
- Slavoj Zizek

Communism will win.
- Slavoj Zizek

I agree with Sophocles: the greatest luck is not to have been born -
but,
as the joke goes on, very few people succeed in it.
- Slavoj Zizek

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My instinct as a philosopher is that we are effectively
approaching a multicentric world,
which means we need to ask new, and for the traditional left,
unpleasant questions.
- Slavoj Zizek

What if the Soviet intervention was a blessing in disguise?
It saved the myth that if the Soviets were not to intervene,
there would have been some flowering authentic democratic socialism and so on.
I'm a little bit more of a pessimist there.
I think that the Soviets - it's a very sad lesson -
by their intervention,
saved the myth.
- Slavoj Zizek

Liberal democracy - as you know, in the old days,
we were saying we want socialism with a human face.
Today's left effectively offers global capitalism with a human face,
more tolerance, more rights and so on.
So the question is, is this enough or not? Here I remain a Marxist:
I think not.
- Slavoj Zizek

I am what you might call abstractly anti-capitalist.
For instance, I am suspicious of the old leftists who
focus all their hatred on the United States.
What about Chinese neo-colonialism? Why are the left
silent about that? When I say this,
it annoys them, of course.
Good!
- Slavoj Zizek

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

He didn't even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights.
it had to be some silly little Communist.
- Jackie Kennedy

I am not a communist and neither is the revolutionary movement.
- Fidel Castro

I still call myself a communist, because communism
is no more what Russia made of it than Christianity
is what the churches make of it.
- Pete Seeger

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

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

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

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

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

Well, the Communists at that moment were very strong
in Italy and the Italian Communist Party was the biggest
Communist Party outside Soviet Union,
there's no doubt about that.
- Gianni Agnelli

I am a Communist, a convinced Communist!
For some that may be a fantasy.
But to me it is my main goal.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

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

If the communist party is controlling China,
they represent China.
- Alex Chiu

My parents were founders of the Cuban Communist Party,
and I grew up extremely poor.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I joined the Communist Party late in 1934.
I got out a year and a half later.
- Elia Kazan

No member of our generation who wasn't a Communist
or a dropout in the thirties is worth a damn.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

I was surprised to see the meeting was of Communists
and the whole meeting was along Communist lines.
- Edward Dmytryk

I mean, what are they scared of? Who's going to vote
for anyone from the Communist Party,
for God's sake?
- Tim Robbins

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

The unthinkable occurred: two communist countries went to war with each other.
- Neil Sheehan

The real evil of the Russian communist state is not communism.
It is the secret police and the concentration camp.
- John Boyd Orr

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

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

Well, it was alleged that he was a member of the Communist Party.
- Ethel Rosenberg

Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately
tries to hit him is a communist.
- Alvin Dark

The Communist vision is the vision of man without God.
- Whittaker Chambers

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

Tool of Communist agitators...
it's really a joke, isn't it? Because,
quite clearly, we are a party of real moderates.
It just shows how little they understand.
- Helen Suzman

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

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

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

With me it was that defending the Communist Party was
something worse than naming the names.
- Edward Dmytryk

I came out of the Soviet Union no longer a communist,
because I believed in personal freedom.
- Rose Wilder Lane

Any ballplayer that don't sign autographs for little kids ain't an American.
He's a communist.
- Rogers Hornsby

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

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

The Catholic and the Communist are alike in assuming
that an opponent cannot be both honest and intelligent.
- George Orwell

No strike could ever be won with a Communist at its
head since the employers would make victory impossible.
- James P. Cannon

It sets its face rightfully against the doctrines of
the Anarchist and the Communist,
who seek to solve the social problems not by patient endeavor,
but by brutal destruction.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

I am a communist because I believe that the Communist
idea is a state form of Christianity.
- Oleksandr Zhuravliov

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

No company fails in communist China,
because they're all partly owned by the government.
- Jim Bunning

Some fellow from the Third World kept hammering for
prizes for a Communist film which was rotten.
- Patricia Highsmith

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

I have opposed the Communist cold war line ever since,
both by public utterance and by private help to trade
unionists breaking free from the Communist influence.
- Earl Browder

I joined the Communist Party because I felt I had to be in some organization.
- Klaus Fuchs

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

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

Show me where Stalin is buried and I'll show you a Communist Plot.
- Edgar Bergen

There is no proletarian, not even a Communist movement,
that has not operated in the interests of money,
and for the time being permitted by money -
and that without the idealists among its leaders having
the slightest suspicion of the fact.
- Oswald Spengler

Naturally, the common people don't want war ...
but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy,
and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along,
whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship,
or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship.
Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought
to the bidding of the leaders.
That is easy. All you have to do is tell them
they are being attacked,
and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism
and exposing the country to danger.
It works the same in every country.
- Hermann Goering

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

You know, 20 years...
the films of television when it started,
the literature, radio in communist countries,
they're clean as a whistle; there was no violence,
no sex, no drugs, nothing.
- Milos Forman

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

Most people in this country believe that the American
Communist Party and its dupes are the chief internal
enemy of our economic system and our form of government.
This is a serious mistake.
- John T. Flynn

To judge from all Communist papers, magazines and brochures,
and from all public assemblies, one might even surmise
that a revolt of the poor peasants in Western Europe
might break out at any moment!
- Herman Gorter

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

They have found absolutely nothing to connect us with
the Communist Party of the United States.
In regards to your question about whether I myself am a communist,
as I said I do not belong to any other organization.
- Lee Harvey Oswald

I was opposed to World War II, and indeed on June 22,
1941 when Hitler invaded the Soviet Union I suddenly
found myself the lone supporter of peace since everybody else had,
because of their communist beliefs, shifted over to
become supporters of the war.
- Douglass North

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


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