Archive for the ‘revolution’ Category

The decision [to kill the imperial family] was not only expedient but necessary. The severity of this punishment showed everyone that we would continue to fight on mercilessly, stopping at nothing

November 11, 2009

The decision [to kill the imperial family] was not only expedient but necessary. The severity of this punishment showed everyone that we would continue to fight on mercilessly, stopping at nothing. The execution of the Tsar’s family was needed not only in order to frighten, horrify, and instill a sense of hopelessness in the enemy but also to shake up our own ranks, to show that there was no turning back, that ahead lay either total victory or total doom This Lenin sensed well.

Trotsky’s Diary in Exile, 1935

Trotsky was later killed himself at Stalin’s behest. Trotsky has been painted as a martyr by Trotskyites pedalling the myth that the Russian Revolution was ‘betrayed’. The fact is, Trotsky himself fell victim to the brutal logic unleashed in the ‘Revolution’ that brooked no opposition and was accountable to no standards beyond its own success at whatever cost. Trotsky’s murder was as much a useful tool to ‘shake up our own ranks’ as the Tsar’s – it’s just that he wasn’t in the ‘in crowd’ any more. Stalin ‘stopped at nothing’ to use Trotsky’s words.

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In fact, if Christ himself stood in my way, I, like Nietzsche, would not hesitate to squish him like a worm

October 3, 2009

In fact, if Christ himself stood in my way, I, like Nietzsche, would not hesitate to squish him like a worm.

Che Guevara

One of these people is still alive – the other two aren’t. Just one of these people is King of kings and Lord of lords. Therefore two of these people will one day bow the knee to the One.

When a 50% success rate isn’t good enough

October 3, 2009

Pol Pot wanted to destroy all that had gone before and rebuild from nothing. He achieved the first part of is objectives.

History consists of a series of swindles

September 8, 2009

History consists of a series of swindles, in which the masses are first lured into revolt by the promise of Utopia, and then, when they have done this job, enslaved over again by new masters.

George Orwell

Marxism – Bakunin’s Critique

July 14, 2009

Bakunin thought that people like Karl Marx would, ‘destroy the present order only to erect their own rigid dictatorships upon its ruins.’

D. Lyon, Karl Marx, p.134

Perhaps Bakunin was reminded of Robespierre and the Terror that came in the wake of the revolutionary idealism.