Quote of the day: Frederick Engels

A revolution is certainly the most authoritarian thing there is; it is the act whereby one part of the population imposes its will upon the other part by means of rifles, bayonets and cannon – authoritarian means, if such there be at all; and if the victorious party does not want to have fought in vain, it must maintain this rule by means of the terror which its arms inspire in the reactionists.

A few weeks ago, a commentator was advocating revolution for ‘make us free again’. Got me to thinking…

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2 Replies to “Quote of the day: Frederick Engels”

  1. Now that would have made a good July 4th quote, wouldn’t it? After all, the US government maintains its rule by “the terror which its arms inspire” – the guns in its police officers’ holsters. But in the country you had a revolution against, but which has never had its own revolution, our police officers are unarmed.

    1. Peter, contrary to popular opinion, I am sometimes selective about my posts… or what I put in them, like the fact that barely 1/3 of the people in the 13 colonies wanted revolution. Not even the former French colonies wanted it. But, see, if I put that in there, people might accuse me of being Anti-American.

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