Monday, February 16, 2009

Quotes 5

"When the class enemy is physically stronger than we are, we should be peaceful. When we are stronger than the class enemy, we should kick their asses. But there's no reason for a lot of public yap about this, one way or the other. We're not under any obligation to commit ourselves to either violence or non-violence."

"The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall."
-Che Guevara

"To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time. "
-Leonard Bernstein

If it were necessary to give the briefest possible definition of imperialism, we should have to say that imperialism is the monopoly stage of capitalism.
-Vladimir Lenin

"I've been married to one Marxist and one Fascist, and neither one would take the garbage out.”

-Lee Grant

"Anarchism does not mean bloodshed; it does not mean robbery, arson, etc. These monstrosities are, on the contrary, the characteristic features of capitalism. Anarchism means peace and tranquility to all."

-August Spies, Haymarket anarchist


Anok said...

Excellent quotes, Of course, Che Guevara and August Spies hits closest to home for me.

CODE said...

I'va always really admired Geuvara. I'd have to say that Guevara, Hoffman, Rubin, and Marx would be my favorite radicals (you must remember that Marx WAS a radical, he participated in quite a few revolt-esque acctivities!)
And anyone who forfilled a successful revolution similair to our (particularely MY)intentions is definitly an A+ in my book.

Also in August's case you HAVE TO look up to someone who dispite MASSIVE and VIOLENT opposition had the kahonas to openly publish something like:

"They killed the poor wretches because they, like you, had the courage to disobey the supreme will of your bosses. They killed them to show you 'Free American Citizens' that you must be satisfied with whatever your bosses condescend to allow you, or you will get killed. If you are men, if you are the sons of your grand sires, who have shed their blood to free you, then you will rise in your might, Hercules, and destroy the hideous monster that seeks to destroy you. To arms we call you, to arms"

Out of that the part that truely speaks to me and is still relivent in Amerika today is "if you are the sons of your grand sires, who have shed their blood to free you"

PunkRider said...

Interesting reading:

Che is not the idol you all reds want to portrait.

CODE said...

First off that page has no information, just people saying "Che is Bad."

Second off I know and aknowledge that Che kill many, in a revolution this is nessicary (you shoot them or they shoot you.) I understand that he wasn't perfect and I'm not some blind fanatic but his dream was just, his action was warrented, the previous government was worse, he's no Castro (fidel), and he was REALLY trying to help the people. I've read every book by him (including his diaries) and I'm pretty sure I know him better then you.

Third off, Welcome bad for round two punkrider! I look forward to another debate in which you vanish right as we make our best arguements and corner you. Good luck my arien "aquaintance"!