Lenin-One-Seven

With a generous dose of weltschmerz, it is noted that 2017 commemorates not only the 10 year anniversary of the formation of the Kevin Rudd government in 2007 but also the 100 year anniversary of the formation of the Vladimir Lenin Government in 1917.  Perhaps a moment of silence is warranted.

Do any other Cats recall reading somewhere that Lenin was a fiscal conservative and that he saved Russia from the then GFC (known as WW1).  But notwithstanding.

Mark Twain is attributed as having written that history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.  So let’s follow the bouncing ball.

Vladimir Lenin led the government of the Soviet Union operating under a philosophy of Marxism-Leninism-Socialism-Communism.  Lenin’s successor, Stalin, was not as charismatic as Lenin, but was a much more efficient and effective “executive”.  Apparently a lot of laws were passed.

After Stalin’s departure from office, a number of other leaders followed, but the economic and social pathway initiated by Lenin proved unsustainable until ultimately the whole system collapsed into a heap.  Post collapse, many plutocrats and kleptocrats prospered at the expense of the masses.

Hmmm.  Makes you think doesn’t it.

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12 Responses to Lenin-One-Seven

  1. Angus Black

    For heaven’s sake! It is …the 10th anniversary of…and the centenary of…

    Are you trying to raise my blood pressure?

  2. ACTOldFart

    Its also 500 years since Luther did his bit of amateur carpentry on the doors of the church at Wittenberg. Yet another obnoxious loud mouth egomaniac throwing his weight around.

  3. OneWorldGovernment

    Lenin and his descendants might have got it wrong but we here in Australia have the Lib-Labs showing the world how to get it right.

  4. C. Paul Barreira

    ACTOldFart—among others on other pages—has convinced me to remove Catalaxy Files from the bookmarks. Pity.

  5. H B Bear

    “I’m Kevin from Queensland and I’m here to help.”

  6. Roger

    Its also 500 years since Luther did his bit of amateur carpentry on the doors of the church at Wittenberg. Yet another obnoxious loud mouth egomaniac throwing his weight around.

    Written without an ounce of irony.

    Be that as it may, the seeds of our destruction were actually sown by John Howard who initiated the population-economic growth Ponzi scheme known as our “immigration policy”.

    Laws can always be expunged or amended, but once a people and their culture are changed, there is no going back.

  7. Boambee John

    Laws can always be expunged or amended, but once a people and their culture are changed, there is no going back.

    Other than by mass expulsions.

  8. J.H.

    Socialism is the ideology of deceit. It can only “work” when it is taking everyone else’s stuff and enslaving the population…. In the name of freedom and equality of course. 😉

  9. Roger

    Other than by mass expulsions.

    And who will order that, BJ?

    Our first female, Muslim ALP PM?

    We are now, in the words of the ABS, a “nation of nations”, a kaleidoscope of ethnicities and cultures, some of them mutually exclusive, most of them knowing and caring little about the history or culture of their host nation whose historical prosperity underwrites their new lives and affords them regular trips “home”. The observation of the Russian poet Yevtushenko on his first visit to Australia has never been more apt: a cafeteria built on a graveyard.

  10. Dr Fred Lenin

    Old “uncle”Vladimir never worked a day in his life ,produced nothing but socialist bullshit,sponged on other peoples money ,and was a failed lawyer he was setting the pattern for political “leaders” which is still followed today by our current pollies of all parties . Be a fair bugger if we got some real workers and producers in parliament , throw the whole aparat info chaos.

  11. Oh come on

    I think you are underestimating Lenin’s contributions to Marxist theory. Lenin’s adaptation of Marxism so that it could be applied as an operational form of government in the poor, agrarian societies that it tended to take root in – a developmental trajectory which was very different to that which Marx presumed would take place, whereby communism would first arise in the most highly developed nation, ie. Germany – is why many countries in the world still refer to their state ideology as ‘Marxist-Leninist-*insert local communist thug’s name here* thought’, while Stalin doesn’t get a mention. It was Lenin’s dictatorship of the proletariat made the hammer and sickle possible. And, of course, Lenin’s alterations are why dopey modern day Marxists (correctly) claim that ‘pure Marxism’ has never been tried while overlooking the inconvenient reality that ‘pure Marxism’ will never arise spontaneously, and will always require a thug like Lenin to impose some coercive variant of Marxism.

  12. Tel

    Socialism is the ideology of deceit. It can only “work” when it is taking everyone else’s stuff and enslaving the population…. In the name of freedom and equality of course.

    Everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else — Frédéric Bastiat

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