"...when we stop suffering like animals and start suffering like men"
April 18, 2014 12:53 PM Subscribe
I've been on the hunt for the original of a quote that seems to have become a leftist proverb. The quote is paraphrased in the following way: [Communism/Socialism/Utopia/Freedom] will be when we stop suffering like animals and start suffering like human beings.
Does this ring a bell for anyone?
posted by gerryblog to Religion & Philosophy (2 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Searching various combinations of keywords, I've seen various attributions, none of which has an actual named text attached; my recollection is that the original speaker is somewhat more marginal in the Marxist or philosophical tradition, so probably not Lenin or Engels...