10 Karl Marx Quotes On Communism Manifesto And Socialism Theories

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Karl Marx was a German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. As much as the general public dislike Communism Socialism and have the opinion that it is bad, remember that Marx once said Democracy is the road to socialism, and it is true. Looking at today’s leading democratic countries, from United States to United Kingdom, from Germany to Australia, these countries have more social benefits than existing communist countries such as Cuba and to the lesser extend – China and Vietnam. From free healthcare in Canada, to unemployment benefits in Australia to free university education in Norway.

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At the end of the day, there isn’t much difference between communism and democracy, both are ‘mob rules’. Joseph Stalin once said, it is the people who count the votes decide everything, not those that vote. In Democracy, we have an illusion of choice. In Communism, you have an illusion of hope.

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History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. Karl Marx Quotes On Communism Manifesto And Theories
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex. Karl Marx Quotes On Communism Manifesto And Theories
Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.

Religion is the opium of the people. Karl Marx Quotes On Communism Manifesto And Theories
Religion is the opium of the people.

Democracy is the road to socialism. Karl Marx Quotes On Communism Manifesto And Theories
Democracy is the road to socialism.

Revolutions are the locomotives of history. Karl Marx Quotes On Communism Manifesto And Theories
Revolutions are the locomotives of history.

Reason has always existed but not always in a reasonable form. Karl Marx Quotes On Communism Manifesto And Theories
Reason has always existed but not always in a reasonable form.

Nothing can have value without being an object of utility. Karl Marx Quotes On Communism Manifesto And Theories
Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.

The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people. Karl Marx Quotes On Communism Manifesto And Theories
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism. Karl Marx Quotes On Communism Manifesto And Theories
The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.

Landlords like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed. Karl Marx Quotes On Communism Manifesto And Theories
Landlords like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.

Political Theory – Karl Marx

Karl Marx remains deeply important today not as the man who told us what to replace capitalism with, but as someone who brilliantly pointed out what was inhuman and alienating about it.


4 comments on “10 Karl Marx Quotes On Communism Manifesto And Socialism Theories

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    Hector Montoya [ Reply ]

    Where did you find the photos that you use “Quotes On Communism Manifesto And Socialism Theories”

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      Ngan Tengyuen [ Reply ]

      They are propaganda paintings by the USSR. Just google “USSR propaganda paintings”, same goes with North Korea, China, Cuba, and etc

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    Socialism destroys one’s incentive to work. After all, why work when I can rely on the gov’t to take from the producers and give to me, the unproductive one.
    Why should a producer work if large percentages of what they make goes to unproductive types? Gosh, I guess the producers don’t have to do anything, either! Then what? Government run________? No thanks! I’ve seen the way gov’t runs things and I’ll stick with capitalism.

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      Libertarian Leninist [ Reply ]

      According to Vladimir Lenin, “He who does not work shall not eat” is a necessary principle under socialism, the preliminary phase of the evolution towards communist society. The phrase appears in his 1917 work, The State and Revolution. Through this slogan Lenin explains that in socialist states only productive individuals could be allowed access to the articles of consumption.

      The socialist principle, “He who does not work shall not eat”, is already realized; the other socialist principle, “An equal amount of products for an equal amount of labor”, is also already realized. But this is not yet communism, and it does not yet abolish “bourgeois law”, which gives unequal individuals, in return for unequal (really unequal) amounts of labor, equal amounts of products.

      This is a “defect” according to Marx, but it is unavoidable in the first phase of communism; for if we are not to indulge in utopianism, we must not think that having overthrown capitalism people will at once learn to work for society without any rules of law. (Chapter 5, Section 3, “The First Phase of Communist Society”)

      In accordance with Lenin’s understanding of the socialist state, article twelve of the 1936 Soviet Constitution states:

      In the USSR work is a duty and a matter of honor for every able-bodied citizen, in accordance with the principle: “He who does not work, neither shall he eat.”

      In Lenin’s writing, this was not so much directed at lazy or unproductive workers, but rather the bourgeoisie. Marxist theory defines the bourgeoisie as the group of those who buy the labor-power of workers and engage it in the process of production, deriving profits from the surplus value thus expropriated. Once communism was realised, that is, after the abolition of property and the law of value, no one would live off the labor of others.

      Neither did the principle apply to those rendered incapable of work by old age or disability. These groups would have a right to society’s products because they were not at fault for their condition. The elderly, in particular, had worked during their youth, and so could not be denied life’s basic necessities. The Soviet state would then, at least theoretically, provide a basic level of social security.

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