- Capitalism and Alternatives -

Lies, distortion, and ignorance

Posted by: Stoller on November 23, 1999 at 10:24:11:

In Reply to: A crucible of contention ... but I have the remedy. posted by Dr. Cruel on November 22, 1999 at 15:35:32:

DC: The Tsarist regime - which hardly could be called 'capitalist' - couldn't QUIT. Neither could the Mensheviks. Even Lenin tried to keep things going, until it became obvious that the soldiers would kill the members of whatever government intended to keep the Russians at war. Lenin, as always, was loath to keep a promise when he might stand to gain from breaking it; only the obstinance of the people forced his hand. Thus the silly "one step back, two steps forward" rhetoric. So also the NEP, and the {temporary} distribution of land amongst the peasants.)

Your ignorance of Lenin is matched only by...your ignorance.

Lenin proclaimed the program of revolutionary defeatism the MINUTE the war started.

One step back, two steps forward, written in 1904, had NOTHING to do with the war.

The N.E.P. was not dismantled until Lenin DIED.

Your paragraph contained at least THREE conspicuous errors.

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