Frasi di Rosa Luxemburg
Data di nascita: 5. Marzo 1871
Data di morte: 15. Gennaio 1919
Rosa Luxemburg, all'anagrafe russa, Розалия Люксенбург , in polacco, Róża Luksemburg , è stata una politica, filosofa e rivoluzionaria polacca naturalizzata tedesca, teorica del socialismo rivoluzionario marxista.
Frasi Rosa Luxemburg
„Qualche volta ho la sensazione di non essere un vero e proprio essere umano, ma appunto qualche uccello o un altro animale in forma di uomo; nel mio intimo mi sento molto più a casa mia in un pezzetto di giardino come qui, oppure in un campo tra i calabroni e l'erba, che non... a un congresso di partito. A lei posso dire tutto ciò: non fiuterà subito il tradimento del socialismo. Lei lo sa, nonostante tutto io spero di morire sulla breccia: in una battaglia di strada o in carcere. Ma nella parte più intima, appartengo più alle mie cinciallegre che ai "compagni". E non perché nella natura io trovi, come tanti politici intimamente falliti, un rifugio, un riposo. Al contrario, anche nella natura trovo ad ogni passo tanta crudeltà, che ne soffro molto.“
— Rosa Luxemburg, The Rosa Luxemburg Reader
„What do you want with these special Jewish pains? I feel as close to the wretched victims of the rubber plantations in Putamayo and the blacks of Africa with whose bodies the Europeans play ball… I have no special corner in my heart for the ghetto: I am at home in the entire world, where there are clouds and birds and human tears.“
„During the night two delegates of the railwaymen were arrested. The strikers immediately demanded their release, and as this was not conceded, they decided not to allow trains leave the town. At the station all the strikers with their wives and families sat down on the railway track-a sea of human beings. They were threatened with rifles salvoes. The workers bared their breast and cried, "Shoot!" A salvo was fired into the defenceless seated crowd, and 30 to 40 corpses, among them women and children, remained on the ground. On this becoming known the whole town of Kiev went to strike on the same day. The corpses of the murdered workers were raised on high by the crowd and carried round in mass demonstration.“
„Europe, it is true, is a geographical and, within certain limits, an historical cultural conception. But the idea of Europe as an economic unit contradicts capitalist development in two ways. First of all there exist within Europe among the capitalist States – and will so long as these exist – the most violent struggles of competition and antagonisms, and secondly the European States can no longer get along economically without the non-European countries.... At the present stage of development of the world market and of world economy, the conception of Europe as an isolated economic unit is a sterile concoction of the brain....
And if the idea of a European union in the economic sense has long been outstripped, this is no less the case in the political sense.
Only were one suddenly to lose sight of all these happenings and manoeuvres, and to transfer oneself back to the blissful times of the European concert of powers, could one say, for instance, that for forty years we have had uninterrupted peace. This conception, which considers only events on the European continent, does not notice that the very reason why we have had no war in Europe for decades is the fact that international antagonisms have grown infinitely beyond the narrow confines of the European continent, and that European problems and interests are now fought out on the world seas and in the by-corners of Europe.“
— Rosa Luxemburg, Rosa Luxemburg Speaks