When I get dragged into the alternate universe of Irreparable Leftism, I think about these:

Lenin – “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”

former KGB Spy Yuri Bezmenov – “Ideological subversion … or psychological warfare … change[s] the perception of reality … to such an extent that despite the abundance of information, no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interests of defending themselves, their families, their community and their country.”