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    On the other hand, one factor helps us that no other liberation struggle in this region could count on - our liberation front is characterized by relatively highly developed class forces, tested in political struggles.
    — Joe Slovo
    tags: struggle  help  political 
     
    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.
    — Joe Slovo
    Eventually, it is found out but it takes time especially in the conditions when communication is difficult, when the enemy is making it extremely awkward for information to come out, to go.
    — Joe Slovo
    One thing is obvious: Our policy, which is directed at making the country ungovernable, has started to bear fruit. The process that has been initiated is irreversible.
    — Joe Slovo
    tags: process 
     
    As a result, ways out of the crisis are being intensively searched for at all levels - ways, which, however, aim at maintaining the whites' control over the country.
    — Joe Slovo
    tags: control 
     
    We are of the opinion that an important and irreversible process is taking place among the white population. Just as with the blacks, the whites, too, are currently overcoming a psychological barrier.
    — Joe Slovo
    tags: process  opinion  black 
     
    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.
    — Joe Slovo
    tags: men  wife 
     
    We believe the currently one cannot speak of a revolutionary situation, just as there is no concrete possibilities of an immediate and comprehensive assumption of power by the people.
    — Joe Slovo
    You can't go to a negotiating table pointing a gun, but you've got to keep it over your shoulder.
    — Joe Slovo
    The whole of that part of Southern Africa which is controlled by racial minorities is experiencing either consistent and regular guerilla activity or is faced with advanced preparation for its commencement.
    — Joe Slovo
    tags: africa 
     
    One of the regime's most important tactics is the creation of a third force in the country.
    — Joe Slovo
    tags: creation 
     
    The ANC, we believe, stands at the head of the whole liberation front, the whole Mass Democratic Movement.
    — Joe Slovo
    tags: believe 
     
    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.
    — Joe Slovo
    tags: violence 
     
    It has been demonstrated that no system, not even the most inhuman, can continue to exist without an ideology.
    — Joe Slovo
    We need to respond to the mood of the people - that we must take the lives of the other side as well.
    — Joe Slovo
    tags: people  live  mood 
     
    No movement finding itself in this stage of struggle can operate by getting authority from the leading body of the political organs for even minor action that is taken and we don't even know in the case of the actions which have publicize whether they are in fact our people.
    — Joe Slovo
    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.
    — Joe Slovo
    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.
    — Joe Slovo
    There are only two sorts of people in life you can trust - good Christians and good Communists.
    — Joe Slovo
    tags: people  trust  christian 
     
    No matter what vision one has of South Africa, the first thing that must be done is to destroy racism.
    — Joe Slovo
    tags: racism  africa  vision 
     
    Sometimes, if you wear suits for too long, it changes your ideology.
    — Joe Slovo
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