April 2, 2014

His Master's Voice: It's All Sounding Too Familiar


A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Destroy the family, you destroy the country.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

He who now talks about the "freedom of the press" goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

We do not have time to play at “oppositions” at “conferences.” We will keep our political opponents… whether open or disguised as “nonparty,” in prison.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

One of the basic conditions for the victory of socialism is the arming of the workers and the disarming of the bourgeoisie (the middle class).
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

The goal of socialism is communism.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

The bourgeoisie is many times stronger than we. To give it the weapon of freedom of the press is to ease the enemy’s cause, to help the class enemy. We do not desire to end in suicide, so we will not do this.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

All our lives we fought against exalting the individual, against the elevation of the single person, and long ago we were over and done with the business of a hero, and here it comes up again: the glorification of one personality. This is not good at all. I am just like everybody else.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Lenin's Hanging Order:

1. Hang (and make sure that the hanging takes place in full view of the people) no fewer than one hundred known landlords, rich men, bloodsuckers.
2. Publish their names.
3. Seize all their grain from them.
4. Designate hostages in accordance with yesterday's telegram.
Do it in such a fashion that for hundreds of kilometres around the people might see, tremble, know, shout: "they are strangling, and will strangle to death, the bloodsucking kulaks".
Telegraph receipt and implementation.
Yours, Lenin.
Find some truly hard people


And now this:

And then I realized they were stronger than we, because they could stand that these were not monsters, these were men... trained cadres. These men who fought with their hearts, who had families, who had children, who were filled with love... but they had the strength... the strength... to do that. If I had ten divisions of those men, our troubles here would be over very quickly. You have to have men who are moral... and at the same time who are able to utilize their primordial instincts to kill without feeling... without passion... without judgment... without judgment! Because it's judgment that defeats us.

[HT: The Peoples' Cube]

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 2, 2014 10:22 AM
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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of over-turning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and it does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.

Posted by: Fat Man at April 2, 2014 4:34 PM

My apologies. I should have added that the quote above is from J.M. Keynes "Economic Consequences of Peace"

Posted by: Fat Man at April 2, 2014 5:23 PM

There is no arguing with someone who grants himself the right to own you. You can only win or lose; no accommodation is possible.

Posted by: JB at April 2, 2014 5:54 PM

How dare you publish the Democratic Party agenda and squawking points without giving due discredit to Obama, Reid, Pelosi, and their true believers!

Do you expect us, the smarmy sycophants, to think for ourselves? We have no selves, we are part of the collective cock-roachery, capable of withstanding even extreme nuclear radiation, to say nothing of simple common sense, of which we do say nothing.

Posted by: Howard Nelson at April 3, 2014 9:46 AM

"You have to have men who are moral... and at the same time who are able to utilize their primordial instincts to kill without feeling... without passion... without judgment... without judgment! Because it's judgment that defeats us."

Now stir in just a leeettle bit of Evan Sayets "Kindergarten of Eden" and we've found our executioners when the Civil War begins.

Anyone notice changes occurring in the military?

Posted by: cond0011 at April 3, 2014 12:16 PM

Barack Obama's philosophy, chapter and verse. Chilling.

Thanks, Gerard.

Posted by: creeper at April 4, 2014 10:10 AM

If it needs to be added at this date, the premier Lenin quote is the one ignored by the booboisis most recently:

"Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the Socialist state."

Posted by: Rob De Witt at April 5, 2014 4:46 PM

They have to buy the rope from the capitalist because they are too incompetent to run a rope factory.

See, for example, the Soviet Union.

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