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Socialism has no moral justification whatsoever; poor people are not morally superior to rich people, nor are they owed anything by rich people simply because of their lack of success. Charity is not a socialist concept - it is a religious one, an acknowledgment of God's sovereignty over property, a sovereignty the Left utterly rejects.
Socialism violates at least three of the Ten Commandments: It turns government into God, it legalizes thievery and it elevates covetousness. Discussions of income inequality, after all, aren't about prosperity but about petty spite. Why should you care how much money I make, so long as you are happy?
It's impossible, I think, however much I'd become disillusioned politically or evolve into a post-political person, I don't think I'd ever change my view that socialism is the best political moment humans have ever come up with.
Socialism's not a word that I use. I say 'social democracy' because I don't think the government needs to own all the means of production.
Marriage is socialism among two people.
All socialism involves slavery.
What we have at present is a system of loss socialism. Whatever goes wrong is shouldered by the general public and anything that works is privatised. Worshippers of market freedom have suspended the most important economic principle: Risk and liability go hand in hand.
The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
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.
Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.
Socialism never arises in the earlier phases of capitalism, as, for instance, among the pioneers of civilisation in a country where there is plenty of land available for private appropriation by the last comer.
George Bernard Shaw
National Socialism and Christianity are irreconcilable.
As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents.
I am convinced that the path to a new, better and possible world is not capitalism, the path is socialism.
Socialism values equality more than liberty.
The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level.
Capitalism is war; socialism is peace.
While there's capitalism, there'll be socialism, because there is always a response to injustice.
Like the phoenix, socialism is reborn from every pile of ashes left day in, day out, by burnt-out human dreams and charred hopes.
To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukaemia with leeches.
Libertarian socialism is properly to be regarded as the inheritor of the liberal ideals of the Enlightenment.
I think students should know something about religion as a historical phenomenon, in the same way that they should know something about socialism and humanism and the other great ideas that have shaped political philosophies and therefore the course of human events.
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.
Yes, in socialism the rich will be poorer - but the poor will also be poorer. People will lose interest in really working hard and creating jobs.
I belonged to the generation that grew up under National Socialism, and was blinded and led astray - and allowed itself to be led astray.
Socialism is the religion people get when they lose their religion.
Richard John Neuhaus
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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