Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A depersonalized cog..............

     Third, I opposed communism's political totalitarianism.  In communism the individual ends up in subjection to the state.  True, the Marxist would argue that the state is an "interim" reality which is to be eliminated when the classless society emerges; but the state is the end while it lasts, and man only a means to that end.  And if any man's so-called rights or liberties stand in the way of that end, they are simply swept aside.  His liberties of expression, his freedom to vote, his freedom to listen to what news he likes or to choose his books are all restricted.  Man becomes hardly more, in communism, that a depersonalized cog in the turning wheel of the state.

-Martin Luther King, Jr., as excerpted from here

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