"….cunning often reveals itself in the simplest things. The streets through which I now walk confirm this truth. The maneuver that brought victory to the Bolsheviks consisted of expelling and expropriating the merchants (independent people who guided themselves by the laws of the marketplace) and placing clerks in their stores-meek and obedient instruments of the authorities. The man behind the counter was replaced by the man behind the desk: the Revolution triumphed."
"The Bolsheviks came into being in 1903, at an angling Club in London
The World on Fire 1919 and the Battle With Bolshevism
"We are running a race with Bolshevism and the World is on fire...."
-president Woodrow Wilson 1919 Paris Peace Conference.
"They will say, "How can we leave them in peace when they set about setting world on fire? To that I would answer, "We are at war, messieurs!'
-Lenin-on the founding of the Third International."
-Moscow Mar 1919
"The Bolshevist Government won't last six months more."
-Walter Duranty (New York Times foreign correspondent) May 27,1920
"Give us the child for eight years and it will be a Bolshevik forever."
-Vladimir Ulyanov Lenin
"Once someone has proclaimed violence as his METHOD, he must inexorably select the lie as his PRINCIPLE."
-Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Nobel Lecture on Literature
"One of the abiding myths of the twentieth century is that many Western intellectuals sympathized with the Soviet Union because they were unaware of the true nature of the regime established by the Bolsheviks. according to this mythology, a lack of information allowed or encouraged them to six their minds on the regime's declared ideals, and to ignore its terrible realities. Their sympathy, therefore, was a manifestation of generosity of spirit; they were guilty (if of anything at all) only of an error of judgment.
Nothing could be further from the truth. The nature of Bolshevism was reported from the very first, immediately after the Revolution and continuously thereafter. Neither Khrushchev's famous speech nor the work of Alexander Solzhenitsyn revealed anything that was not already known....."
-Anthony Daniels Last Exit to utopia by Jean-Francois Revel
"Bolshevism is knocking at our gates, we can't afford to let it in....We must keep America whole and safe and unspoiled. We must keep the worker away from red literature and red ruses, we must see that his mind remains healthy."
-Al Capone Liberty magazine
"What are the Bolsheviki? They are representatives of the most democratic government in Europe....Let us recognize the truest democracy in Europe, the truest democracy in the world today."
-William Randolph Hearst 1918
"Under the stipulation of the Red Terror, mistaken ruthlessness would be forgiven, mistaken mercy might not."
-William Vollmann, Europe Central
"....Without mercy, without sparing, we will kill our enemies in scores of hundreds. Let them be thousands, let them drown themselves in their own blood. For the blood of Lenin....let there be floods of blood of the bourgeoisie-more blood, as much as possible.
The Bolshevik newspaper Krasnaya Gazeta
"We must execute not only the guilty. Execution of the innocent will impress the masses even more."
-Attributed to N.V. Krylinko
"Our ideas are our weapons."
-Propaganda Billboard in Cuba
"The Communist vision is the vision of Man without God."
-Whittaker Chambers, 'Witness'
"All worship of a divinity is a necrophilia."
"I broke sharply with all questions of religion. I took off my cross and threw it in the rubbish bin."
"Any religious idea, any idea of any God at all, any flirtation even with a God is the most inexpressible foulness.....the most dangerous foulness, the most shameful 'infection'"
"Lenin was Jesus....They wanted you to worship Lenin."
-Ukranian Olena Dosviskaya
"Only enemies of the Soviet Union can think of the KGB as some kind of Secret Police."
-Yuri Andropov (Director of the KGB) 1967
"If we do not apply terror and immediate executions, we will get nowhere. It is better that a hundred innocent are killed than one guilty person escapes."
"Persons inclined to abstract thinking persist in seeing in Bolshevism not what it actually is, but what it ought to be according to their theoretical deductions."
"....The revolution carried out in the name of economic rationality and the end of the State as a form of political dominance resulted in its opposite: a grotesque economic madhouse overseen by one of the most brutal machines of political oppression of the modern age. The ex ante dream was the seed of the ex post nightmare."
Lies We Live By: The Art of Self-Deception
"It is from the intellectual "mob," with the failures from all academic professions the spiritually unfit and the morally inhibited, at its head, that the gangsters of Liberal and Bolshevik risings are recruited."
"In his speeches and lectures Lysenko mixed the 'branch of science' of vernalization with the class struggle, against the so-called scientists and 'Kulaks'. He called geneticists and farmers 'class enemies' and thus gained the support of Stalin who, at the Party Congress in 1935, exclaimed: 'Bravo, Comrade Lysenko, bravo!"
False Prophets:Fraud and Error in Science and Medicine
"As the years went by, Lysenko became more and more powerful and reached the peak of his influence in the Soviet establishment in the years 1948-52, when he was unequivocally supported by Stalin himself. At the 1948 session of the Lenin All Union Academy of Agricultural Sciences (LAAAS). Lysenko made this chilling statement: "The question is asked in one of the notes handed to me: 'What is the attitude of the Central Committee of the Party to my report? I answer: "The Central Committee of the Party has examined my report and approved it!". Lysenko received a standing ovation for that statement. By that time he had succeeded in destroying the science of genetics in the Soviet Union completely, and had had the most important geneticists removed from their posts; in some instances they had been arrested and even executed."
"Bourgeois biology, by its very essence, because it is bourgeois, neither could nor can make any discoveries that have to be based on the absence of intraspecific competition, a principle it does not recognize. That is why American scientists could not adopt the practice of cluster sowing. They, servants of capitalism, need not struggle with the elements, with nature! They need an invented struggle between two kinds of wheat belonging to the same species. By means of fabricated intraspecific competition, 'the eternal laws of nature', they are attempting to justify the class struggle and the oppression, by white Americans, of Negroes.."
"But then came the Bolshevik seizure of power. "In a period of sixteen month s(from June 1918 to October 1919) more than sixteen thousand persons were shot, which is to say more than one thousand a month.." These executions, carried out by the Cheka without trial and by revolutionary tribunals without due process, were executions of people exclusively accused of political crimes. And this was only a drop in the sea of executions to come. The true figures will never be known, but in the two years 1937 and 1938, according to the executioners themselves, half a million "political prisoners" were shot, or 20,000- a month.
To measure these deaths on a historical scale. Solzhenitsyn also compared them to the horrors of the Spanish Inquisition, which during the height of its existence condemned an average of 10 heretics a month. The difference was this: the Inquisition only forced unbelievers to believe in a world unseen; socialism demanded that they believe in the very life that the revolution had condemned them to live."
The Politics of Bad Faith
"Lenin, who spent most of his life in the West and not in Russia, who knew the West much better than Russia, always wrote and said that the Western capitalists would do anything to strengthen the economy of the U.S.S. R. They will compete with each other to sell us cheaper goods and sell them quicker, so that the Soviets will buy from one rather than from the other. He said: They will bring us everything themselves without thinking about their future."
"Democracy is but one form of state, and we Marxists are opposed to all and every kind of state."
"He (Reagan) called us the "Evil Empire.' So why did you in the West laugh at him? It's true!"
-Arkady Murashev, Moscow Police Chief
"one step forward , two steps back....it happens in the lives of individuals, and it happens in the history of nations and in the development of parties. It would be the most criminal cowardice to doubt even for a moment the inevitable and complete triumph of the principles of revolutionary Social-Democracy, of proletarian organization and Party discipline. we have already won a great deal, and we must go on fighting."
"On the eve of the implosion of the regime founded by Lenin, anticommunism is without a doubt more widely condemned in the West than it was in the fair-weather days of victoriousness and fascism."
-Furet The Black Book
"Pro nazi revisionists are few in number; the communist variety are legion. In France, there is a law that provides for sanctions against the lies of Holocaust deniers, Yet Communists are permitted to lie with impunity about the crimes of their chosen camp. Here the word "camp" may be taken as referring not only to a political position but to all that the word implies in its plural form: the Soviet gulag of yesterday as well as China's network of concentration camps, the Laogai, which is in full swing today, with thousands of summary executions every year. These are but the most notorious examples of a type of institution endemic to all Communist regimes."
Jean Francois Revel Last Exit to Utopia
"The inhumanity of the Mao era, which left China in moral shambles, is the most important cause of the widespread and oft-noted "values vacuum" that we observe today. In this situation sexual indulgence becomes a handy partner for a dictatorship that is trying to stay on top of a society of rising prosperity....The idea of sexual freedom did not support political democracy so much as it harked back to traditions of sexual abandon in China's imperial times....This has been just fine with today's dictators. It fits with the moral rot and political gangsterism that years of hypocrisy have generated, and it diverts the thirst for freedom into a politically innocuous direction."
"Cuba, it seems, has an excellent education system, low infant mortality, period motor cars and laws against any sort of private enterprise or trading, which means that all cattle have to be handed over to the government when ready for slaughter. The result of this law is that Cubans have become expert at killing and butchering in five minutes flat and that the police constantly search cars for carefully packed, illicit Sunday dinners.
Castro thought it would interesting and productive to introduce water buffalo to the island. These animals, in hot weather, were accustomed to stand up to their necks in swamps in order to keep cool. Platoons of police kept watch over them and made a careful head count. In time, the officers noticed that many of the heads had started to droop and their eyes looked distinctly exhausted. further investigation into the swamp revealed that about a hundred of the bodies had been carved into saleable joints and nothing remained but a herd of heads on poles, to symbolize the collapse of communist economics."
John Mortimer The Summer of a Dormouse
Book: "Lenin's Mistress: The Life of Inessa Armand" by Michael Pearson
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