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June 17th, 2001.
- "[Socialism is like a] lottery, where there are all prizes and no blanks!" (William Hazlitt)
- "The socialist notion appears to be that the world's wealth is a fixed quantity, 'A' can acquire only by depriving 'B'. He is fond of figuring the rich as living upon the poor. ... The plain truth of the matter is that the poor live on the rich..." (Ambrose Bierce)
- "I do not greatly pride myself on having outlived my belief in the fairy tales of Socialism." (Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.)
- "Socialism is bound sooner or later to ripen into Communism, whose banner bears the motto: 'From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.'" (Vladimir Ilyich Lenin1917)
- "If socialism can only be realized when the intellectual development of all the people permits it, then we shall not have Socialism for at least 500 years." (Vladimir Ilyich Lenin1917)
For additional observations on socialism, see Weekly Commentary of:
- January 9th, 2000, Who's To Get What;
- January 16th, 2000, Leacock's Views ...; and
- January 23rd, 2000, Macaulay's Views ....
- And, of course, blupete's essay,
- The Siren's Song.
[To Blupete's Essays]
[Thoughts & Quotes of blupete]
June, 2001 (2019)