April 14, 2009

Quote checks

Below are related issue quotes from Karl Marx, Barack Obama and Groucho Marx. Out of the three, I think you can guess whom I'd like to see as President of the United States.

  • Democracy is the road to socialism. Karl Marx
  • I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody. Barack Obama
  • Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. Groucho Marx
  • Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand. Karl Marx
  • It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations. Barack Obama
  • Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him. Groucho Marx
Mob Rule and Leadership
  • Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite! Karl Marx
  • My administration is the only thing between you [CEO's] and the pitchforks. Barack Obama
  • The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. Groucho Marx
Wealth and Happiness
  • The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property. Karl Marx
  • Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential. Barack Obama
  • I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. Groucho Marx
There doesn't seem to be enough difference between the first two choices, and the last choice seems to have more common sense in each case.

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