Here are a collection of woke quotes I hope you find useful.
“Environmentalism without social justice is gardening. There will be no green liberation without the red flames of socialism”
“We have two paths: either capitalism dies or mother earth dies. Either capitalism lives or mother earth lives. Of course, brothers and sisters, we are here for life, for humanity and for the rights of mother earth. Long live the rights of mother earth! Death to capitalism” - Evo Morales
“A small minority cannot control an uncooperative majority, so they must be distracted, divided, tyrannised, or anesthetised into compliance” - Russell Brand
“We have been told that freedom is the ability to pursue petty, trivial desires when true freedom is freedom from these petty, trivial desires” - Russell Brand
“I used to believe in the system that I was born into: aspire, acquire, consume, get famous and glamorous, get high and mighty, get paid and laid” - Russell Brand
“When I was poor and complained about inequality they said I was bitter; now that I’m rich and I complain about inequality they say I’m a hypocrite. I’m beginning to think they just don’t want to talk about inequality” - Russell Brand
“Theres no ‘I’ in 'team; When you replace ‘i’ with ‘we’, even illness becomes wellness” - an unsung hero
“Just because a few employees become employers, does not justify the hierarchical capitalist pyramid of wage slavery for the rest AKA, the masses” - WAP
“If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people…doing the oppressing” - Malcolm X
“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses” - Malcolm X
“Socialism for the rich and ‘free’ enterprise for the poor; in a sense, you could say we’re involved in the class struggle; the evils of capitalism are as real as the evils of militarism and evils of racism; Capitalism forgets that life is social and the kingdom of brotherhood is found neither in the thesis of communism nor the antithesis of capitalism, but in a higher synthesis.” - Martin Luther King Jr.
“I imagine you already know that I am much more socialistic in my economic theory than capitalistic… [Capitalism] started out with a noble and high motive… but like most human systems it fell victim to the very thing it was revolting against. So today capitalism has out-lived its usefulness. You can’t talk about solving the economic problem of the Negro without talking about billions of dollars. You can’t talk about ending the slums without first saying profit must be taken out of slums. You’re really tampering and getting on dangerous ground because you are messing with folk then. You are messing with captains of industry. Now this means that we are treading in difficult water, because it really means that we are saying that something is wrong with capitalism” - Martin Luther King Jr.
“And one day we must ask the question, ‘Why are there forty million poor people in America? And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth.’ When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy. And I’m simply saying that more and more, we’ve got to begin to ask questions about the whole society…; We are saying that something is wrong… with capitalism… There must be better distribution of wealth and maybe America must move toward a democratic socialism; I am now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective - the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed matter: the guaranteed income… The curse of poverty has no justification in our age. It is socially as cruel and blind as the practice of cannibalism at the dawn of civilisation, when men ate each other because they had not yet learned to take food from the soil or to consume the abundant animal life around them. The time has come for us to civilise ourselves by the total, direct and immediate abolition of poverty; if America does not use her vast resources of wealth to end poverty and make it possible for all of God’s children to have the basic necessities of life, she too will go to hell” - Martin Luther King Jr.
“Imperialism leaves behind germs of rot which we must clinically detect and remove from our land but from our minds as well” - Frantz Fanon
“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively” - Bob Marley
“How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 6:30 a.m. by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, shit, piss, brush teeth and hair, and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you make lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so?” - (Charles Bukowski, Factotum, 1975)
“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
“I am somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops” - Steven Jay Gould
“If machines produce everything we need, the outcome will depend on how things are distributed,” he wrote. “Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if the machine-owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution, so far, the trend seems to be toward the second option, with technology driving ever-increasing inequality” - Stephen Hawking
“To place Russian communism on the same moral level with Nazi fascism, because both are totalitarian, is, at best, superficial, in the worse case it is fascism. He who insists on this equality may be a democrat; in truth and in his heart, he is already a fascist, and will surely fight fascism with insincerity and appearance, but with complete hatred only communism” - Thomas Mann
“The day has passed for patching up the capitalist system; it must go. And in the work of abolishing it the Catholic and the Protestant, the Catholic and the Jew, the Catholic and the Freethinker, the Catholic and the Buddhist, the Catholic and the Mahometan will co-operate together, knowing no rivalry but the rivalry of endeavour toward an end beneficial to all. For, as we have said elsewhere, socialism is neither Protestant nor Catholic, Christian nor Freethinker, Buddhist, Mahometan, nor Jew; it is only Human. We of the socialist working class realise that as we suffer together we must work together that we may enjoy together. We reject the firebrand of capitalist warfare and offer you the olive leaf of brotherhood and justice to and for all” - James Connolly
“This is a movement, not a party”
“Capitalism: God’s way of determining who is smart, and who is poor, Banks: Ponzi schemes run by morons”
Comrades if you have any more woke quotes feel free to add them in the comments.
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