When we talk about the word 'socialism', I think what it really means is just democratic participation in our economic dignity and our economic, social, and racial dignity. It is about direct representation and people actually having power and stake over their economic and social wellness, at the end of the day.
I am convinced that the path to a new, better and possible world is not capitalism, the path is socialism.
To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukaemia with leeches.
Socialism is a sacred cause for realizing the demand and desire of the masses of the people for independence; it is a revolutionary cause that advances amid a fierce struggle against imperialism and all other counterrevolutionary forces.
We must reduce all the emissions that are destroying the planet. However, that requires a change in lifestyle, a change in the economic model: We must go from capitalism to socialism.
The political and military position of socialism should be further cemented so that it can be an impregnable fortress.
I even believed in a third way; I thought it was possible to put a human face on capitalism. But I was wrong. The only way to save the world is through socialism, but a socialism that exists within a democracy; there's no dictatorship here.
Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.
To me, what socialism means is to guarantee a basic level of dignity. It's asserting the value of saying that the America we want and the America that we are proud of is one in which all children can access a dignified education. It's one in which no person is too poor to have the medicines they need to live.
Socialism — quotes and aphorisms
With the development of industrial capitalism, a new and unanticipated system of injustice, it is libertarian socialism that has preserved and extended the radical humanist message of the Enlightenment and the classical liberal ideals that were perverted into an ideology to sustain the emerging social order.
To me, democratic socialism means democracy. It means creating a government that represents all of us, not just the wealthiest people in the country.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.