Bob Avakian quotes

  • The essence of what exists in the U.S. is not democracy but capitalism - imperialism. What the U.S. spreads around the world is not democracy, but imperialism and political structures to enforce that imperialism.
    -- Bob Avakian

    #Essence #Political #Democracy

  • No more generations of our youth, here and all around the world, whose life is over, whose fate has been sealed, who have been condemned to an early death or a life of misery and brutality, whom the system has destined for oppression and oblivion even before they are born. I say no more of that.
    -- Bob Avakian

    #Fate #Brutality #Generations

  • If you try to make the Democrats be what they are not, and never will be, you will end up being more like what the Democrats actually are.
    -- Bob Avakian

    #Trying #Ends #Democrat

  • The Marxist outlook ... represents the most consistent and systematic application of the scientific outlook and method.
    -- Bob Avakian

    #Systematic #Outlook #Method

  • American Lives Are Not More Important Than Other People's Lives
    -- Bob Avakian

    #People #Important

  • suffering is the essence of success!!!

  • In 1917 European history, in the old sense, came to an end. World history began. It was the year of Lenin and Woodrow Wilson, both of whom repudiated the traditional standards of political behaviour. Both preached Utopia, Heaven on Earth. It was the moment of birth for our contemporary world.

  • Anyone with a gun can go out and commit an act of terrorism, even without a political affiliation.

  • The Civic Culture (and The Civic Culture Revisited) remains the best study of comparative political culture in our time.

  • The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.

  • Campaign may invite a certain skepticism about democracy, but it will surely restore your faith in cinema verite.

  • We want the full works of citizenship with no reservations. We will accept nothing less . . . This condition of freedom, equality, and democracy is not the gift of gods. It is the task of men, yes, men, brave men, honest men, determined men.

  • I told the students that we can exert pressure without resorting to violence, and that we can move towards democracy without violence; that way, God will allow it.

  • The goal of a great democracy should be fulfillment, not ease. It should be adequacy, not serenity.

  • We have shown that Islam can rule the world perfectly for 14 centuries, and during this time of Muslim power we did not borrow ideas like democracy from others, so why do we need to learn democracy from them now?

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