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The socialist movement takes great pains to circulate frequently new labels for its ideally constructed state. Each worn-out label is replaced by another which raises hopes of an ultimate solution of the insoluble basic problem of Socialism—until it becomes obvious that nothing has been changed but the name. The most recent slogan is "State Capitalism." It is not commonly realized that this covers nothing more than what used to be called Planned Economy and State Socialism, and that State Capitalism, Planned Economy, and State Socialism diverge only in non-essentials from the "classic" ideal of egalitarian Socialism.

Ludwig von Mises / <cite></cite>

Now try to substitute for the Junker-capitalist state, for the landowner-capitalist state, a revolutionary-democratic state, i.e., a state which in a revolutionary way abolishes all privileges and does not fear to introduce the fullest democracy in a revolutionary way. You will find that, given a really revolutionary-democratic state, state- monopoly capitalism inevitably and unavoidably implies a step, and more than one step, towards socialism!

Vladimir Lenin / <cite>https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/ichtci/11.htm#v25zz99h-360</cite>

In 1918, Germany and Russia had become the most striking embodiment of the material realisation of the economic, the productive and the socio-economic conditions for socialism, on the one hand, and the political conditions, on the other.

Vladimir Lenin / <cite>https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1921/apr/21.htm</cite>

To make things even clearer, let us first of all take the most concrete example of state capitalism. Everybody knows what this example is. It is Germany. Here we have “the last word” in modern large-scale capitalist engineering and planned organisation, subordinated to Junker-bourgeois imperialism. Cross out the words in italics, and in place of the militarist, Junker, bourgeois, imperialist state put also a state, but of a different social type, of a different class content—a Soviet state, that is, a proletarian state, and you will have the sum total of the conditions necessary for socialism.

Vladimir Lenin / <cite>https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1921/apr/21.htm</cite>

Socialism is inconceivable without large-scale capitalist engineering based on the latest discoveries of modern science. It is inconceivable without planned state organisation which keeps tens of millions of people to the strictest observance of a unified standard in production and distribution. We Marxists have always spoken of this, and it is not worth while wasting two seconds talking to people who do not understand even this (anarchists and a good half of the Left Socialist-Revolutionaries).

Vladimir Lenin / <cite>https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1921/apr/21.htm</cite>

When the word ("Communism") first appeared publicly in 1840, it spread throughout the continent with a speed altogether unprecedented in the history of such verbal epidemics...It was just after the revolution of 1830 that Socialism came into widespread positive usage for the first time and it rapidly became one of the “sacramental words of the epoch"

James Billington / <cite>Fire In The Minds of Men (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

The farcical socialistic rhetoric of the Illuminati and their directed revolutionary iconoclasts was a ploy to engender necessary camaraderie between disaffected men who were no longer able to stomach religious or political affiliation. No less a theocracy, it was a replacement for Christianity and Judaism that were no longer attractive to the newly literate men and women of the lower and middle classes. Communism, Humanism, and Socialism had become a thinking man's new religions.

Michael Tsarion / <cite>The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 2</cite>

The churchmen promise a paradise in the next world while the Socialists promise a utopia upon the Earth. Most men fall for one fiction or the other; neither of which ever has, or ever will, come to pass.

Michael Tsarion / <cite>The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 2</cite>
Thomas Sowell / <cite>Dismantling America</cite>
Thomas Sowell / <cite>Dismantling America</cite>
Thomas Sowell / <cite>Dismantling America</cite>
Thomas Sowell / <cite>Dismantling America</cite>
Robert Kiyosaki / <cite>Rich Dad&#039;s Conspiracy of The Rich</cite>
Robert Kiyosaki / <cite>Rich Dad&#039;s Conspiracy of The Rich</cite>
Robert Kiyosaki / <cite>Rich Dad&#039;s Conspiracy of The Rich</cite>

I am perfectly happy working with the Heritage Foundation and groups like that. True Fabians look to the New Right to push through some of their more radical ideas. For more than a decade the British population has been subject to a constant propaganda barrage of how it was on the industrial skids. All of this is true, but the net effect of the propaganda was to demoralize the population.

This will happen in the United States as the economy worsens. This [demoralizing] is necessary to make people accept difficult choices. If there is no planning for the future or if constituencies block progress there will be social chaos on a scale which is currently hard to imagine. The outlook for urban America is bleak. There is a possibility of doing something with the inner cities, but basically the cities will shrink and the manufacturing base will decline. This will produce social convulsions.

Vickers Hall / <cite>quoted by Jim Keith</cite>

When it is possible for people to vote on issues involving the transfer of wealth to themselves from others, the ballot box becomes a weapon with which the majority plunders the minority. That is the point of no return, the point where the doomsday mechanism begins to accelerate until the system self-destructs. The plundered grow weary of carrying the load and eventually join the plunderers. The productive base of the economy diminishes further and further until only the state remains.

G. Edward Griffin / <cite>The Creature From Jekyll Island</cite>

The essence of socialism is redistribution of the wealth. The goal is equality, and that means taking from the rich and giving to the poor. At least that's the theory. Unfortunately, the poor are never benefited by this maneuver. They either do not get the money in the first place - too much is siphoned off by the bureaucracies which administer the programs - or, if they do get any of it,they don't know what to do with it. They merely spend it until it is gone, and then no one has any money - except, of course, those who administer the government programs. Nevertheless, politicians know that promises to redistribute the wealth are popular among two groups: the voters who naively believe it will help the poor, and the socialist managers who see it as job security. Supported by these two voting blocs, election to office is assured.

G. Edward Griffin / <cite>The Creature From Jekyll Island</cite>

The greater part of the answer, however, is that all socialist regimes have the potential for genocide, and the Bank is committed to socialism.

G. Edward Griffin / <cite>The Creature From Jekyll Island</cite>

People who have been taught that it is government's role to provide for their welfare, their health care, their food and housing, their jobs and retirement - such people will not be happy when they hear that these "rights" are being threatened.

G. Edward Griffin / <cite>The Creature From Jekyll Island</cite>

While the extreme and violent aspects of Communism generally were rejected, the more genteel theories of socialism became popular among the educated elite. It was they who would naturally become the leaders in an American socialist system.

G. Edward Griffin / <cite>The Creature From Jekyll Island</cite>

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