We must finally understand that of all the precious capital in the world, the most precious capital, the most decisive capital, is human beings . . . Cadres are the key to everything. -- J. Stalin, Address to the Graduates from the Red Army Academies, 4 May 1935.
“To build communism it is necessary, simultaneous with the new material foundations, to build the new man. . . This is the dictatorship of the proletariat operating not only on the defeated class but also on individuals of the victorious class . . . Man under socialism, despite his apparent standardization, is more complete. . . In this way he will reach total consciousness of his social being, which is equivalent to the full realization as a human creature. . .” -- Che Guevara, “Socialism and Man in Cuba,” a letter to the editor of the Uruguayan weekly Marcha, published March 1965.
Remember, a socialist is a communist who has not yet found his AK-47 and the will to use it, whereas a communist is a socialist who has found his AK-47 and is willing to kill you with it. -- "Things I Taught My Children," unpublished, Mike Vanderboegh