Quotes by Bob Avakian
"A dictatorship is the rule of one class or another over society backed and enforced by political structures and institutions and ultimately armed force, a monopoly of armed force and of 'legitimate' armed force. That's what a dictatorship is."
"We have to get beyond the system where things are produced and distributed as commodities. We have to get to where we can implement the slogan of communism: 'From each according to their ability to each according to their needs.'"
"Bourgeis right refers to things like the right to an equal amount of pay for equal amount of work. You put in a certain amount of work, then you have the right to get paid back in a certain amount, and anyone who does the same job should get the same amount."
"Forging ahead on the corect road, the socialist road, is a very complex and wrenching process, and you can get pulled off it in a thousand ways. And only by consciously continuing to go back to the communist outlook and methodology and applying this in a consistent way - that's the only way you can stay on the socialist road."
For more on Bob's talk on "Dictatorshop and Democracy, and the Socialist Transition to Communism," check in at www.rwor.org.