System

Nelson Mandela Page

“The UN took a strong stand against apartheid; and over the years, an international consensus was built, which helped to bring an end to this iniquitous system. But we know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.”

- Nelson Mandela

Source/Notes: Address at The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (4 December 1997)
Arthur C. Brooks Page

“The system that enables the most people to earn the most success is free enterprise, by matching up people's skills, interests, and abilities. In contrast, redistribution simply spreads money around. Even worse, it attenuates the ability to earn success by perverting economic incentives.”

- Arthur C. Brooks

Source/Notes: A Conversation with Arthur C. Brooks, Part 1, An NRO Interview, June 23, 2010
Mengistu Haile Mariam Page

“I'm a military man, I did what I did only because my country had to be saved from tribalism and feudalism. If I failed, it was only because I was betrayed. The so-called genocide was nothing more than just a war in defence of the revolution and a system from which all have benefited.”

- Mengistu Haile Mariam

Source/Notes: As quoted in Riccardo Orizio, Talk of the Devil: Encounters with Seven Dictators, (Walker and Company, 2003), p. 150
Henry Ford Page

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”

- Henry Ford

Source/Notes: As quoted in: The American Mercury, Volume 85, American Mercury, 1957
William James Page

“If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.”

- William James

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Anton LaVey Page

“ALL religions of a spiritual nature are inventions of man. He has created an entire system of gods with nothing more than his carnal brain. Just because he has an ego, and cannot accept it, he has to externalize it into some great spiritual device which he calls God.”

- Anton LaVey

Source/Notes: The Satanic Bible
Walter Cronkite Page

“The first priority of humankind in this era is to establish an effective system of world law that will assure peace with justice among the peoples of the world.”

- Walter Cronkite

Source/Notes: UN Address (1999)
W. E. B. Du Bois Page

“Education is that whole system of human training within and without the school house walls, which molds and develops men.”

- W. E. B. Du Bois

Source/Notes: The Negro Problem (an African American Heritage Book) (2008 edition), Wilder Publications - ISBN: 9781604591941
Al Capone Page

“This American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you will, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.”

- Al Capone

Daniel Bell Page

“Capitalism, it is said, is a system wherein man exploits man. And communism—is vice versa.”

- Daniel Bell

Source/Notes: The End of Ideology introduction (1960)

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Lewis Black Page

“I don't know if you noticed, but our two-party system is a bowl of shit looking in the mirror at itself.”

- Lewis Black

Source/Notes: Stark Raving Black (2010)
Albert Einstein Page

“I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which would be oriented toward social goals.”

- Albert Einstein

Source/Notes: Why Socialism? (1949)
Kelly Clarkson Page

“My friends and family are my support system. They tell me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear and they are there for me in the good and bad times. Without them I have no idea where I would be and I know that their love for me is what's keeping my head above the water.”

- Kelly Clarkson

Che Guevara Page

“And the imperialists? Will they sit with their arms crossed? No! The system they practice is the cause of the evils from which we are suffering, but they will try to obscure the facts with spurious allegations, of which they are masters.”

- Che Guevara

Source/Notes: On Development (1964)
Ulrike Meinhof Page

“These are the strategic dialectics of anti-imperialist struggle: through the defensive reactions of the system, the escalation of counterrevolution, the transformation of the political martial law into military martial law, the enemy betrays himself, becomes visible.”

- Ulrike Meinhof

Source/Notes: Published in Minor Literature: Case Study: the Red Army Faction

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Noam Chomsky Page

“All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.”

- Noam Chomsky

Source/Notes: As quoted in: "Chomsky" (Éd. de l'Herne, 2007), edited by Jean Bricmont, p. 218 - ISBN: 9782851971456
Anais Nin Page

“When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.”

- Anais Nin

Source/Notes: Diary Of Anais Nin Volume 4 1944-1947: Vol. 4 (1944-1947), p. 10