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COMMUNISM
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One who has yearnings for equal division of unequal earnings. Idler or bungler, he is willing to fork out his penny and pocket your shilling.
      - Ebenezer Elliott ("The Corn Law Rhymer")

Communism possesses a language which every people can understand. Its elements are hunger, envy, death.
      - Heinrich Heine

Caesar was Rome's escape from communism. I expect no Caesar; I find on our map no Rubicon. But then I expect to see communistic madness rebuked and ended.
      - Roswell Dwight Hitchcock

Levellers wish to level down as far as themselves, but they cannot bear levelling up to themselves. They would all have some people under them; why not then have some people above them?
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

There may be community of material possessions, but there can never be community of love or esteem.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

Among the masses of the people, we (the communists) are but drops in the ocean, and we will be able to govern only when we properly express that which the people appreciate. Without this the communist party will not lead the proletariat, the proletariat will not take the lead of the masses, and the whole machine will fall to pieces.
      - Nikolai Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Communism means barbarism.
      - James Russell Lowell

Communism, like any other revealed religion, is largely made up of prophecies.
      - Henry Louis Mencken

You cannot place mediocrity on a par with culture and intelligence; consequently communism is impossible.
      - Benjamin Perley Poore

The economy of communism is an economy which grows in an atmosphere of misery and want.
      - Eleanor Roosevelt

Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.
      - Adlai E. Stevenson

The law cannot equalize men in spite of Nature.
      - Luc de Clapier de Vauvanargues

Marxism is the opium of the intellectuals.
      - Edmund Wilson

Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.
      - Frank Zappa


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