"Any power must be an enemy of mankind which
enslaves the individual by power and by force,
whether it arises under the Fascist or the Communist flag.
All that is valuable in human society
depends upon the opportunity for development
accorded to the individual."
Albert Einstein
(1879-1955) Physicist and Professor, Nobel Prize 1921
15 September 1933
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 -- Anonymous      
Perfect quote for today's conditions.
 -- Bruski, Naples FL     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
    Face it, Antifa is a communist movement along with the Black Lives Matter association and others with it. Their demands are the same as the Leninists and Maoists, victimhood and entitlement are their rallying cry, and thuggery their creed. I do agree that the US government has become de facto fascist, thanks to FDR and the New Deal. However, the answer to that corruption is not stricter socialism, but a return to classic Liberalism in which the citizen is supreme and its government a servant, not the other way around.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    The power of the mind may not be the first concept perceived by a reader of the quote BUT, the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land, with its theocratic seminaries (government schools) and ecclesiastical propagators (MSM) are very powerful at eradicating opportunity and development of true liberty, rights and love/charity while forcing individuals into a myriad of forms of enslavement. The racist, homophobe, etc., etc., etc. related and expanding activities are real simple in your face examples of the enslavement that is going on.

    Other applied power and force that enslaves patrons of fascism, communism and other totalitarian 'isms' is/are compelled compliance, government licenses, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity (2nd plank of the communist manifesto, Social Security, police State confiscations) and alienation of nature's endowed rights.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Mary - MI      
     -- Ronw13, Oregon      
    Albert Einstein once said that politics was more difficult than physics. What he meant was that social issues are more complicated than physics. At this point I can't disagree. No one in the right mind involves themselves in politics. He also once stated, reports have it, that he knew of only two infinites, the Universe and human stupidity. Neither the material Universe or human stupidity are infinite. An example of two infinites are the capacities of the human body and the human mind. The above quote is uncoordinated in that  it categorizes two completely opposite arrangements under the same symbolic context. Fascism and communism are polar opposites. Fascism is an oppressive negative arrangement based on inequality. Communism is an community based positive arrangement founded on equality, but I bet Mr Einstein could run circles around me in physics. 
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
    I would just like to add where one can't develop themselves in the fascist mindset, the availability to develop your individual self is unlimited under a Communist arrangement.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
    "Developmental" Correction Mr Einstein appears to be associating the above two arrangements without a proper distinguishing the two totally different ways of existence. They are different as death and life. It is important I believe to mention that one, communism, offers development and there is hope for us all.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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