When a man has been consistently battering his wife, he shouldn't expect a bouquet of roses from her the morning after he promises to stop.
The ANC, we believe, stands at the head of the whole liberation front, the whole Mass Democratic Movement.
However, the combination of civil resistance, of large-scale mass activities and strikes, with a certain degree of revolutionary violence, could provoke a crisis in the enemy's camp that would ultimately lead to essential changes.
Socialism is undoubtedly in the throes of a crisis greater than at any time since 1917. The last half of 1989 saw the dramatic collapse of most of the communist party governments of Eastern Europe.
You can't go to a negotiating table pointing a gun, but you've got to keep it over your shoulder.
It has been demonstrated that no system, not even the most inhuman, can continue to exist without an ideology.
I think a legitimate target is the enemy and [the] enemy is basically in uniform, but not all [are] in Uniform. For example in the rural areas, our judgement is that virtually the whole farming community is part of the South African Defence Force.
It's not difficult in South Africa for the ordinary person to see the link between capitalism and racist exploitation, and when one sees the link one immediately thinks in terms of a socialist alternative.
There are only two sorts of people in life you can trust -- good Christians and good Communists.
Sometimes, if you wear suits for too long, it changes your ideology.
Last Update: 6 May 2021
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