Genocide quotes – Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky

“There is only one way in which the murderous death agonies of the old society and the bloody birth throes of the new society can be shortened, simplified and concentrated, and that way is revolutionary terrorism.”
– Karl Marx, “The Victory of the Counter-Revolution in Vienna”, Neue Rheinische Zeitung, Nov. 7, 1848.

“Among all the nations and sub-nations of Austria, only three standard-bearers of progress took an active part in history, and are still capable of life — the Germans, the Poles and the Magyars. Hence they are now revolutionary. All the other large and small nationalities and peoples are destined to perish before long in the revolutionary war-storm. … [A general war will] wipe out all these racial trash down to their very names. The next world war will result in the disappearance from the face of the earth not only of reactionary classes and dynasties, but also of entire reactionary peoples. And that, too, is a step forward.”
– Friedrich Engels, “The Magyar Struggle,” Neue Rheinische Zeitung, January 13, 1849.

“We would be deceiving both ourselves and the people if we concealed from the masses the necessity of a desperate, bloody war of extermination, as the immediate task of the coming revolutionary action.”
– V.I. Lenin, “Lessons of the Moscow Uprising”, Proletary, No.2, 29 August 1906.

“For us, we were never concerned with the Kantian-priestly and vegetarian-Quaker prattle about the ‘sacredness of human life’.
– Leon Trotsky, Terror and Communism 1920 (Toned-down for the Western audiences as Dictatorship Versus Democracy, Workers Party of America, 1922, p.63.)

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  1. Beauregard

    Me thinks you are spending too much time in the past. While
    I appreciate the need to know the past in order not to repeat
    its evils, spend more time on what can be done to make things
    better.

    Now you have obligation to leave the world better than you
    found it …

    Albeit with proximity to KGB, or now FSB, it is important to
    understand evil. Too many in Ukraine still follow the evil ways.

    Note that I did not say old ways. The old ways were from time
    of Pylyp Orlyk as he documented them.

    Think or two American brothers and how they dismissed the
    nay sayers and did what they were told could not be done.
    Think or Orville and Wilbur Wright and Kitty Hawk…

    Think of what is said cannot be done and prove that it can be…

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    Addendum

    Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort,
    which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is
    worthwhile.
    Vince Lombardi

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  2. Beauregard

    Communism’s Bloody Century
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-communist-century-1509726265

    Excerpted paragraphs follow – see whole article. The above are only excerpted paragraphs.
    When reading replace the word Bolshevik, Marxist, Communist, Nazi, with the current
    terms, Liberal or Progressive:

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    In the 100 years since Lenin’s coup in Russia, the ideology devoted to abolishing
    markets and private property has left a long, murderous trail of destruction.

    Communism entered history as a ferocious yet idealistic condemnation of capitalism,
    promising a better world. Its adherents, like others on the left, blamed capitalism for
    the miserable conditions that afflicted peasants and workers alike and for the prevalence
    of indentured and child labor.

    But a century of communism in power … the effort to eliminate markets and private
    property has brought about the deaths of an astounding number of people.

    Communism’s tools of destruction have included mass deportations, forced labor
    camps and police-state terror—a model established by Lenin and especially by his
    successor Joseph Stalin. It has been widely imitated.

    The Bolsheviks, like many of their rivals, were devotees of Karl Marx, who saw class
    struggle as the great engine of history.

    One thing was clear to them: Socialism could not resemble capitalism.

    The communists set themselves the task of matching and overtaking their capitalist
    rivals and winning a central place for their own countries on the international stage.
    This revolutionary struggle allowed Russia to satisfy its centuries-old sense of a special
    mission in the world, while it gave China a claim to be, once again, the Middle Kingdom.

    For its part, of course, China remains the last communist giant, even as Beijing promotes
    and tries to control a mostly market economy. Under Xi Jinping, the country now embraces
    both communist ideology and traditional Chinese culture in a drive to raise its standing as
    an alternative to the West.

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