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November 5, 2013

If Lenin Was So Wrong, How Come. . . ?

Lenin Predicted the Current State of the U.S.
“The capitalists can always buy themselves out of any crises, as long as they make the workers pay.”

Lenin Predicted the Plutocratic Campaign of 1970-Present
Present-day society is wholly based on the exploitation of the vast masses of the working class by a tiny minority of the population, the class of the landowners and that of the capitalists. It is a slave society, since the ‘free’ workers, who all their life work for the capitalists, are ‘entitled’ only to such means of subsistence as are essential for the maintenance of slaves who produce profit, for the safeguarding and perpetuation of capitalist slavery.”
Collected Works, Vol. 10, pp. 83–87

Lenin Predicted Fox (sic) News

“All over the world, wherever there are capitalists, freedom of the press means freedom to buy up newspapers, to buy writers, to bribe, buy and fake ‘public opinion’ for the benefit of the bourgeoisie.”
Collected Works, Vol. 32, pp.504–9

Lenin Predicted Current Republican Political Strategy
A lie told often enough becomes truth.”

Lenin Predicted Current State of U.S. Politics
To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics.”

Lenin Predicted Our Future
No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.”
Source: Speech, 1917

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10 Comments »

  1. B R I L L I A N T

    You should pursue this theme further. This pony is going places.

    Was it Marx or Lenin who also said something along the lines that ‘true communism and capitalism cannot coexist. Capitalism will first consume/defeat communism then it will consume itself, and only then will true communism emerge from the ashes.’

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    Comment by john zande — November 5, 2013 @ 10:52 am | Reply

    • When I was a boy calling somebody a communist because you didn’t like them was common. It was an epithet and I just knew people didn’t know what they were talking about.

      Much of what Lenin had to say was quite true, some was deplorable. Marx was spot on most of the time. Right now I would like to have a nice little Euroscoialism system in this country.

      PS We’ve moved (again)! Just change the Apt # from 28C to 17A (110 feet down and about 30 feet east). Effective Date: October 1, 2013

      *Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.* ************** Steve Ruis

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      Comment by stephenpruis — November 5, 2013 @ 11:30 am | Reply

      • For that you’d have to dial back US CEO’s salaries by about 500%

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        Comment by john zande — November 5, 2013 @ 11:40 am | Reply

        • Show me the dial! ;o)

          Actually I do know how you do it. Go to the first VP and ask them if they would be willing to be CEO at half the current CEO’s salary. If they refuse, go to the next VP, until one accepts. Do this every year for about 3-4 years, adjusting the salaries of the other executives because it just wouldn’t do to have a lower down make more than the higher ups, and voila! Actually after you do this once, the current CEO will either voluntarily cut his salary in half or go looking for another job. But during his interview he will have a hard time explaining why his former company was cutting his salary in half.

          How many fucking millions of dollars per year does one need to pay the bills, for Pete’s sake?

          PS We’ve moved (again)! Just change the Apt # from 28C to 17A (110 feet down and about 30 feet east). Effective Date: October 1, 2013

          *Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.* ************** Steve Ruis

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          Comment by stephenpruis — November 5, 2013 @ 11:50 am | Reply

          • Damn, i think you just described the process of how minimum wages have remains so low… the principle of there’s always a bastard who’ll do it for less.

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            Comment by john zande — November 5, 2013 @ 11:52 am | Reply

            • Yep, so why not apply it to the guys at the top!

              Plutocrats have always been in favor of high unemployment. Why the Repubs are against Unemployment Insurance is beyond me–their masters wany high unemployment and the GOP claims UI supports unemployment, so why are they against it?

              Check out my latest post, you will probably like it.

              PS We’ve moved (again)! Just change the Apt # from 28C to 17A (110 feet down and about 30 feet east). Effective Date: October 1, 2013

              *Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.* ************** Steve Ruis

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              Comment by stephenpruis — November 5, 2013 @ 12:18 pm | Reply

  2. It’s true when they say Marx was not a Marxist. That’s an intended pejorative the capitalists have labeled him an Lenin with.

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    Comment by lbwoodgate — November 5, 2013 @ 11:37 am | Reply

    • Didn’t know that. Guess I should read more.

      PS We’ve moved (again)! Just change the Apt # from 28C to 17A (110 feet down and about 30 feet east). Effective Date: October 1, 2013

      *Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.* ************** Steve Ruis

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      Comment by stephenpruis — November 5, 2013 @ 11:39 am | Reply

  3. Reblogged this on oogenhand and commented:
    Stalin should not be demonized either.

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    Comment by oogenhand — November 5, 2013 @ 2:42 pm | Reply

    • I do not think anyone should be demonized. In the case of Stalin, excoriated, eys.

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      Comment by stephenpruis — November 5, 2013 @ 2:52 pm | Reply


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