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August 5, 2012

"One will readily agree that any army which does not train to use all the weapons,"

all the means and methods of warfare that the enemy possesses, or may possess, is behaving in an unwise or even criminal manner.
This applies to politics even more than it does to the art of war. In politics it is even harder to know in advance which methods of struggle will be applicable and to our advantage in certain future conditions. Unless we learn to apply all the methods of struggle, we may suffer grave and sometimes even decisive defeat, if changes beyond our control in the position of the other classes bring to the forefront a form of activity in which we are especially weak. If, however, we learn to use all the methods of struggle, victory will be certain, because we represent the interests of the really foremost and really revolutionary class, even if circumstances do not permit us to make use of weapons that are most dangerous to the enemy, weapons that deal the swiftest mortal blows. -- Lenin’s Left-Wing Communism: an Infantile Disorder

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 5, 2012 2:19 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Short version: "Me, me, me. The rest of you fuckers are going to die."

Posted by: chuck at August 5, 2012 3:30 PM

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