There's a brilliant article on Backbencher this morning with a selection of Lenin's most chilling quotes. We all know the left love this man, he's a socialist hero.
The quotes make for scary reading on their own but then I noticed something in them. Labour's policies and actions since 1997 seem to match up with some of the quotes.
“Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”
Ever notice how so many of the young that were educated under Labour are socialist wannabes? Since then the unions have been trying to get propaganda into schools. You might suggest that the unions aren't Labour, under Ed Miliband they most definitely are.
“We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn towards those who disagree with us.”
The left don't just disagree with the right, they froth at the mouth in rage at our mere presence. We don't have different ideologies, we are evil.
“The bourgeoisie is many times stronger than we. To give it the weapon of freedom of the press is to ease the enemy’s cause, to help the class enemy. We do not desire to end in suicide so we will not do this.”
Their conduct over Leverson showed how much they hate a free press.
“A lie told often enough becomes the truth.”
WMD's anyone. Also the lies about immigration they so often told.
“The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.”
Bankers taxes, mansion tax (Lib Dem idea supported by Labour), council tax increases the list goes on.
“One man with a gun can control 100 without one.”
“There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use because he is a scoundrel.”
Alastair Campbell, Damian McBride, Tom Watson, Len McKluskey, Ed Balls. I could go on but you get the idea.
“It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.”
Labour gradually eroded our privacy while in power through several new laws.
“He who now talks about the “freedom of the press” goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards socialism.”
“Treat the Jews and urban inhabitants in the Ukraine with an iron rod, transferring them to the front, not letting them into government agencies (except in an insignificant percentages, in particularly exceptional circumstances).”
To put this another way, how many right wingers work in the public sector? Those who do are almost scared to admit their political leanings.
“We shall not bind ourselves by treaties. We shall not allow ourselves to be entangled by treaties.”
For treaty read manifesto. Labour's last big promise was a say on the EU constitution, they didn't give us it.
“It is necessary - secretly and urgently to prepare the terror.”
Constant terror alerts, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, the list goes on. Keep them scared to keep them under control.
Scary stuff isn't it. Lets hope they don't get in again.