Fascism in power is the open, terroristic dictatorship of the most reactionary, the most chauvinistic, the most imperialistic elements of finance capitalism.
Karl Marx (1818 - 1883)
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Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Source: Karl Marx
Contributed by: Adam
History repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farse
Contributed by: RodolfoWolf
Religion . . . is the opium of the people.
Source: Kritik der Hegelschen Rechtsphilosophie
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The dictatorship of the proletariet.
Source: Used more than once.
Religion is the sign of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
The point is not merely to understand the world, but to change it.
The workers have nothing to lose in this [revolution] but their chains. They have a world to gain. Workers of the world, unite!
Source: The Communist Manifesto, 1848, last words
I am not a Marxist.
Men make their own history, but they do not make it just as they please; they do not make it under circumstances chosen by themselves, but under circumstances directly found, given, and transmitted from the past.
Source: Letter to Joseph Wedemeyer, March 5, 1852
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