Category Archives: Quotes

Daily Headline – 10/04/13

Greens On Thatcher’s death…

Green Party of England and WalesCaroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, said:

“As Britain’s first female Prime Minister and a true icon in that respect, it came as a great disappointment that Margaret Thatcher did so little for women – inside or outside Parliament – whilst also pursuing a political agenda which sought to marginalise the poor, undermine the very notion of ‘society’ and attack the fundamental principles of the welfare state.

“Whatever you think of her policies, Margaret Thatcher clearly made a massive and lasting impact on the political landscape, both here and abroad, and was incredibly effective in getting her message across.

“It’s just a tragedy that it was all in the wrong direction.

And fellow Green councillor Ben Duncan said the former Prime Minister had “not exactly changed the country for the better”.

He said: “She set in motion the whole notion of privatisation that had terrible implications for the whole nation.

“As a politician I’m not exactly sad because the legacy of her politics won’t be here in the same way”

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Margaret Thatcher – obituary

Only the good die young - Margaret Thatcher, dead at 87

Only the good die young – Thatcher, dead at 87

Margaret Thatcher died this morning… no don’t celebrate… save that till after you’ve read The Underground!

The wankers in the press piss me off, what a spineless bunch! The Iron Lady this, the Iron Lady that, she saved the UK, defeated Brussels and freed the Falklands!<
Can these media morons not pass a negative comment towards someone when they have died? Are all people who die saints?

It seems that reality and historical fact go out of the window the day someone dies with all the crap that comes with ‘respect’.

I look forward to Nick Griffin’s or Nigel Farage’s obituary! I’m sure we’ll hear how they kept Britain independent or how they nobley stopped the Islamic cultural invasion!
Thatcher, founder of ‘new racism’ and promoter of greed and selfishness whose term in office is noted for its high unemployment and social unrest.

“I deplored her contempt for social values, for citizenship and her brutal indifference to human suffering.” Tom Robinson

“Scotland’s communities suffer the brutal legacy of Margaret Thatcher to this day” Tommy Sheridan

“A lot of her legacy was disastrous – an enormous increase in unemployment, the collapse of manufacturing industry and the doubling of inflation.” Lord Healey

God and the state

By Anton

Every state, with no exception, has been an instrument by which a privileged few have wielded power over the immense the majority.
Every church has been the loyal ally of the state in the subjugation of mankind. Bakunin best sums up this relationship between inequality and religion in his book ‘god and the state’. Religion, by it’s very nature, minimises the role of humanity, instead replacing it with the glory of God.

Bakunin writes:
“God being everything, the real world and man are nothing. God being truth, justice, goodness, beauty, power, and life, man is falsehood, iniquity, evil, ugliness, impotence, and death. God being master, man is the slave.”

As with the state, Religion and God are the enemies of and limit equality and liberty. Because of this, to quote Bakunin again: “if God existed, it would be necessary to abolish him”.
As long as there is a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth; as long as there is a state, we will not be free, we will not be equal, and we will be exploited by a privileged minority. Have no illusions about religion, it teaches us to be content and sit here with folded arms. Instead of bringing earth to the heavens, it tells us to be content with the conditions we are in, not to create our own paradise on earth, or so to speak.

The state corrupts

abolish_capitalism_smash_the_stateThe state is a tool of one class (usually a minority) used to oppress another (usually the majority).

If the majority is in power, is a state required?
Once we smash the bourgeois state to atoms, they will be powerless. We are free to run society as we wish. We will run our villages, towns and cities through direct democracy with soviets, and send representatives to the district, regional and national soviets.

Is a state required for the people to run their society?
No, the state hinders democracy, it hinders freedom.
We have seen this system in action in revolutionary Russia, with the Kronstadt sailors et cetera.
We have seen this system crushed by state oppression and terror, smashed by force and proclaimed an imperialist plot. The main force of the revolution was brutally executed for daring to oppose Bolshevik repression. One can understand terror against counter revolutionaries, but against socialists, against anarchists, against communists.
The state is, by nature, a repressive entity. We do not need a state for our transition into a classless, equal society.
We have seen the state and the power that comes with it turn even the purest revolutionaries into those who betrayed Marxism, those who shot striking worker whilst doing it in their name. There is no such thing as a workers’ state, only a workers council.

Signed, your anarchist comrade,
Anton

“30th September, 1921: One by one the embers of hope have died out. Terror and despotism have crushed the life born in October. Dictatorship is trampling the masses under the foot. The revolution is dead; its spirit cries in the wilderness. The Bolshevik myth must be destroyed. I have decided to leave Russia.”
Alexander Berkman

Chavez on privatisation

Here is a quote from the late Hugo Chavez that is well worth thinking about:

“Privatisation is a neo-liberal and imperialist plan. Health can’t be privatised because it is a fundamental human right, nor can education, water, electricity and other public services. They can’t be surrendered to private capital that denies the people from their rights”

Revolution and Pacifism

By Anton

Malcolm XYou see these pacifists saying ‘don’t respond to violence with violence’. Well, we’re not. We’re responding to violence to self-defence. They oppress, we fight back. If you do not respond to violence with self-defense, you’re a coward. In fact, you’re not just a coward, you’re an idiot.
And then these leftists who are pacifists. How to we achieve socialism? Revolution. What is a revolution? A forcible overthrow of one class by another. Can this be peaceful? No.

Malcolm X:
“Look at the American Revolution, in 1776. That revolution was for what? For land. Why did they want land? Independence. How was it carried out? Bloodshed. Number one, it was based on land, the basis of independence, and the only way they could get it, was bloodshed. The French Revolution, what was it based on — the landless against the landlord. What was it for? Land! How did they get it? Bloodshed! There was no love lost, was no compromise, was no negotiation. I’m telling you you don’t know what a revolution is, because when you find out you’ll get back in the alley, you’ll get out of the way. The Russian Revolution. What was it based on? Land — the landless against the landlord. How did they bring it about? Bloodshed. You haven’t got a revolution that doesn’t involve bloodshed, and you’re afraid to bleed. [Commotion] I said you are afraid to bleed.”

“Revolution is bloody, revolution is hostile, revolution knows no compromise, revolution overturns and destroys everything that gets in its way. And you, sitting around here like a knot on the wall, saying, “I’m going to love these folks no matter how much they hate me.” No, you need a revolution. Whoever heard of a revolution where they lock arms, singing “We Shall Overcome”? You don’t do that in a revolution. You don’t do any singing, you’re too busy swinging.”

From these two Malcolm X quotes, we can see that you cannot have a peaceful revolution! If a revolution is peaceful, then it’s no revolution at all. How do you overthrow all existing social conditions? Violence. How do you get power from the ruling class? Not by pacifism that’s for sure, you use violence.

Communism and mankind

By George Volkov

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend’s were.
Each man’s death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.
John Donne

We communists are inquisitive beings. When someone is in poverty, yet others, but a mere street away, are in unimaginable luxury, we ask why.
Why do so few have so much, whilst we, the majority, who work for the rich and make society run, live off the scraps of the privileged elite? Solidarity is important among us, race will not separate us, nations will not divide us, because we are all human, we are all proletarians. While one passes a homeless man on the street, assuming that they are homeless through their own fault, a communist stops, gives them their change, and time permitting, has a conversation. To you, that loose change is worthless, to him, it is the difference between having a cup of tea, or having no tea. Capitalism has evolved. It has realised how strong we are united. This notion of nationalism, a pathetic ideology, has reduced otherwise good people into believing their country is better than another. Racism is another clever scheme the capitalists have used to divide us, but if one looks past the skin, the accent, the nationality, we all bleed red blood.
As communists, we want to end this system of exploitation. In socialism, you receive according to the labour you put in. No more will man be able to subsist from the labour of another. We communists do not want to improve our lives, but we want to improve the lives of all men.

Ernesto “che” Guevara:
“Man really attains the state of complete humanity when he produces, without being forced by physical need to sell himself as a commodity.”