Although we don't hear too many communism quotes in current daily life, the 1900s saw more than its fair share of fear, dismay, war and destruction as a result of the advance of communistic ideals.
For a one liner definition of communism in terms of cows,
Famous Quotes about Communism
Here are a few communism quotes from well known people (source - Wikiquote.org)
"Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both."
–John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin."
"The years ahead will be great ones for our country, for the cause of freedom and the spread of civilization. The West will not contain Communism, it will transcend Communism. We will not bother to denounce it, we'll dismiss it as a sad, bizarre chapter in human history whose last pages are even now being written."
"Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice."
"Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity – in short, of tyranny – and it is committed to making tyranny universal.
–Adlai E. Stevenson
"Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff."
Communism Quotes: Humor and Song
Ebenezer Elliott, (1781-1849), wrote the following in the Epigram:
"What is a communist?
One who hath yearnings
For equal division of unequal earnings."
I don't know the source of the next song, but I believe it was sung on the show "All in the Family" - complete with country-like "twang" and tight harmony. The tune was catchy and our family still sings it all these decades later!
If Communism comes a'knockin' at your door -
don't answer it
If Communism comes a'knockin' at your neighbor's door - don't let him answer it -
For democracy's the way
To live each and every day
So if Communism comes just say you're not at
For democracy will never ever ROAM!!
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