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The key to a successful insurrection, Vladimir Lenin wrote three days before the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, was the seizure of the telephone and telegraph. Every Soviet child, including myself, learned this dictum in the fourth grade.

In the 21st century, I never thought I’d have reason to reflect on Lenin’s advice again. The Soviet Union is long gone; I now live in the US. Then, in the first month of the centennial anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Americans inaugurated Donald Trump as their 45th president. This is a man who, in alliance with most radical elements of the Republican Party, has flooded the country’s media channels with fake news and conspiracy theories. If Trump hasn’t yet seized the modern-day equivalents of the telephone and the telegraph, he has certainly managed to scramble their signals.

Does Trump’s victory and his cabinet appointments genuinely amount to a government takeover akin to the one staged by the Bolshevik Party in 1917? If we view Trump’s “movement” as a radical faction within the Republican Party that has swept him to power despite opposition from within the party, the comparison is not as far-fetched as it may seem.

The disturbing parallels between Lenin and Trump include the role that foreign interference appears to have played in their rise to power. Although never definitively proven, Lenin’s rapid assent to power has long been credited to the complicity of Germany, which had a vital interest in destabilizing Russia, their key adversary in World War I. An exile in Switzerland up until April 1917, Lenin and his comrades had been allowed to pass through German lands in a special “sealed train” and eventually reach Petrograd. There, he joined other Bolsheviks to plot the second—proletarian—revolution. According to many prominent historians, Germans also provided significant funding for Pravda, the newspaper that spread the Bolsheviks’ propaganda.

One hundred years later in the US, American intelligence agencies and bipartisan members of Congress have come to a consensus that the revanchist and anti-democratic government of Russia meddled in the 2016 US election, using cyber warfare to tip the scales toward the pro-Putin candidate. What seemed unimaginable just a few months ago—lifting Western sanctions imposed on Russia for its annexation of Crimea—is now possible. In the post-industrial world, totalitarianism, too, can become global.

Now, despite losing the popular vote by nearly three million people, the new US president is forcing a radical agenda upon his country that is contrary to the beliefs of at least half of the 2016 electorate. If his victory is viewed as a kind of government takeover, aided by a hostile foreign power, the shock and unprecedented grief experienced by the 62 million Americans who voted for Clinton is not the loser’s inability to move on, and no “bubble.” It is something akin to what the Russians experienced 100 years ago when they woke up to the news that the legitimate provisional government had been disbanded by the Bolsheviks, whose stated agenda was the destruction of the Russian state and building a completely different—Soviet—entity in its stead. Indeed, the president’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has himself cited Lenin as an influence. Writer and historian Ronald Radosh wrote in the Daily Beast that Bannon approvingly told him in 2013, “Lenin wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.”

But if Bannon can model his strategy after Lenin’s, so too can Trump’s opponents heed the lessons of the Russian Revolution. The Bolsheviks succeeded by activating fringe groups, including radicalized proletariats and soldiers deserting the war, and by demagoguery summed up in the slogans “Peace to the Peoples,” “Land to the Peasants,” and “All Power to the Soviets.” In the months leading up to the October coup, they spread false rumors about the provisional government colluding with the Germans, the personal life of the government’s leader, Alexander Kerensky, and generally equated the government with “exploiters,” “war profiteers,” and “traitors to the people.”

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In 2016, Trump’s campaign adopted a similar strategy by mobilizing the economically disadvantaged—as well as racist, nativist, and other right-wing groups—against the so-called “coastal elites.” The difference is that while pre-revolutionary Russia had been truly devastated by World War I, Trump and company perpetuated the myth of American decline in an expanding economy (which also happens to be the largest and one of the richest in the world). This is not to deny the real economic struggles faced by many Americans—only to note that, in the reality shaped by mainstream and social media, Trump’s virtual “American Carnage” proved as persuasive as a real war.

Trump’s decision to appoint billionaires, bankers, and oil tycoons to his cabinet signifies that his administration does not plan to even pay lip service to a democratic government. The fact that many of the new cabinet members lack relevant expertise doesn’t matter; Lenin famously maintained that “any cook can run the state.”

Trump is no revolutionary, at least not in the Lenin’s sense of the word. He doesn’t seem to care about ideology, and he’s no ascetic. But fundamentally, their goals are not that different.

Lenin viewed the world as a space in which he could build the dictatorship of the proletariat with himself at the helm. To Trump, the world is a collection of structures upon which he can stamp his own name. Both gave little credence to the expertise or knowledge of others; both had no problem pandering to the basest instincts of the human race.

We should remember, however, that revolutions are only able to take hold when the majority remains complacent. Right now, Trump’s voting base is likely maxed out at the roughly 63 million people who voted for him. (Given the intensity of feelings he ignites in both supporters and opponents, let’s assume that most people who wanted to vote for him did so.) Roughly 66 million people voted for Hillary Clinton. And about 42% of eligible voters—that is, an estimated 95 million—stayed home, choosing to vote for no one at all.

This “silent majority” is not necessarily in the Trump camp. They did not vote to end Affordable Care, Medicaid, and Social Security. They do not necessarily believe that the best government is one that’s designed by billionaires, for billionaires, or that climate change is a hoax. It is these voters who need to be mobilized to protect our democracy.

If there is any lesson from the Russian Revolution, it is that active engagement with the base is critical. That doesn’t mean that Democrats should focus on fundraising emails and better slogans: It means they need to work to understand why a substantial chunk of eligible voters did not view November 2016 as a referendum on the American way of life. They then need to mold the progressive coalition to accommodate voters’ concerns and struggles, so that the fight against conservative takeover becomes their fight.

The Democrats cannot afford to mull this over. The effort needs to happen quickly. What’s at stake—democracy in the US and around the world—is too important to “wait and see.” We all know who came after Lenin.




Anastasia Edel is a Russian-American writer. She is the author of Russia: Putin’s Playground (2016), a political and cultural guide to modern day Russia. Her prose has appeared in World Literature Today, Cream City Review and design mind. She lives in California.

Yet again proof that women should stay the fuck out of politics.

What universe are we in now? Are we on Birnstaen yet?

Tldr: another whiny self righteous article.

Wait, I thought leftists and liberals lurrrved commies, what with the URSS paraphernalia and all the emotional, epic paintings of Lenin and his ilk.

They hate Russia now because it has undergone a Christian revival and shunned its communist past.

What did she mean by this?

The political turmoil of Germany's troubled interwar years greatly affected the School's development. Its thinkers were particularly influenced by the failure of the working-class revolution in Western Europe (precisely where Marx had predicted that a communist revolution would take place) and by the rise of Nazism in such an economically and technologically advanced nation as Germany.


Stalin got fed up with the kikes' bullshit and so they poisoned him on Purim 1953:

Jews loved communism until they weren't in charge.


Someone make one of those before/after Holla Forums :

On 12 January 1931, Stalin gave the following answer to an inquiry on the subject of the Soviet attitude toward antisemitism from the Jewish News Agency in the United States:

National and racial chauvinism is a vestige of the misanthropic customs characteristic of the period of cannibalism. Anti-semitism, as an extreme form of racial chauvinism, is the most dangerous vestige of cannibalism.

Anti-semitism is of advantage to the exploiters as a lightning conductor that deflects the blows aimed by the working people at capitalism. Anti-semitism is dangerous for the working people as being a false path that leads them off the right road and lands them in the jungle. Hence Communists, as consistent internationalists, cannot but be irreconcilable, sworn enemies of anti-semitism.

In the U.S.S.R. anti-semitism is punishable with the utmost severity of the law as a phenomenon deeply hostile to the Soviet system. Under U.S.S.R. law active anti-semites are liable to the death penalty.[10]

On 13 January 1953, the Soviet Union's TASS information agency announced the unmasking of a conspiracy of so-called "doctors-poisoners" who had covertly attempted to decapitate the Soviet leadership. The accused doctors were all senior physicians—most of them Jewish—who had allegedly confessed to planning and successfully carrying out heinous assassinations, including the covert murders of such high-profile Soviet citizens as writer Alexander Shcherbakov (died 1945) and politician Andrey Zhdanov (died 1948). The alleged conspirators were accused of acting on behalf of both the American and British intelligence services and an anti-Soviet international Jewish bourgeois-nationalist organization.[41]

As Western press accused the Soviet Union of antisemitism, the Central Committee of Communist Party decided to organise a propagandistic trick, a collective letter by the Jewish public, condemning with fervour "the murderers in white overalls" and the agents of imperialism and Zionism, and to assure there was no antisemitism in the USSR. The letter was signed by well-known scientists and culture figures, who had been forced to do so by the NKVD.[17]

However, the letter, initially planned to be published in February 1953, remained unpublished. Instead of the letter, a vehement feuilleton "The Simple-minded and the Swindlers" was published in Pravda, featuring numerous characters with Jewish names, all of them swindlers, villains, saboteurs, whom the naïve Russian people trust, having lost vigilance. What followed was a new wave of antisemitic hysteria, and a plan by Stalin to send all of the Jews to Siberia,[42][43] similar to other ethnic groups. Only Stalin's death the same year relieved the fear.[17]

Similar purges against Jews were organised in Eastern Bloc countries (see Prague Trials).

During this time Soviet Jews were dubbed as persons of Jewish ethnicity. A dean of Marxism-Leninism department at one of Soviet Universities explained the policy to his students:[44]

One of you asked if our current political campaign can be regarded as antisemitic. Comrade Stalin said: "We hate Nazi not because they are Germans, but because they brought enormous suffering to our land". Same can be said about the Jews.

Following the Doctor's Plot and Stalin's death, it has been claimed that: "At the time of [Stalin's] death, no Jew in Russia could feel safe."[45]

Exactly. Read any neocon jew biography and they didn't become anticommunist because they hated communism, they ALWAYS mention something about Stalin.

Weren't the Neo-Cohens originally a bunch of Trots? Not surprising they resented Stalin. No hatred within faiths like that reserved for a victorious heretic.

Kek the Golem always turns on the Kike indeed. Even Good Goy Stalin had to face the truth when Kikes did what they always do an pushed for more and more absolute power for themselves and no one else.


We also Stalin since Killary Killton started "muh Putin"


Isn't she a kike?

Didn't Krushchev kill him so he wouldn't invade W. Europe and get their asses nuked?


Ineffective. You have to shift them further and further downwards into a spiral of Identity Politics.

Sounds like what you would read in school about it.

Here's a few links about this, there was a battle going on behind the scenes.


Sure looks like one.

Holla Forums is already off the deep end with identity politics, just as far as any liberal. With nazbol you then turn the ones who don't like identity politics, against the rest.

I've read so many of these today it's amazing. The media is fucking flipping out right now.

MATRONYMICS (daughter of …)

Reflecting the prominence of Jewish women in business, some families made last names out of women's first names: Chaiken — son of Chaikeh; Edelman — husband of Edel;

Odds are very high. Over 6,000,000.

Sounds like concern trolling. She doesn't mention that while she was in the soviet union, she bought the ideology hook, line, and sinker, and still does. If Trump was a marxist she'd be all for this, and so would the rest of the most vocally anti-trump leftists.

Can these people make their minds up? What is he now, a Nazi, a fascist and a Communist?
It hasn't even been a week and everybody's gone completely off the deep end.

Browsing the news today is insane. Everyone really is going off the deep end. If the media and the left are flipping out this fucking hard only a week in, claiming this presidency is an unmitigated disaster and literally Hitler they're in for a long four years.

I'm starting to think that assassination or civil war might actually be attempted. They are really flipping the fuck out

Good God, I thought last week Trump was literally Hitler and antifa was assaulting us in the streets because his supporters were a bunch of "fascists". We're the commies now? It's getting to the point that I think shitlibs are just flipping through history books trying to find "bad guys" to label Trump as until something finally sticks.

I can't wait until next week when Trump is literally Pol Pot and we'll be shitposting here on a Khmer Rouge message board.

Fuck off leftypol. For fucks sake


That's actually the perfect metaphor. They are acting like they are drowning. They are thrashing madly and to no effect, tiring themselves out, and speeding up their inevitable death. There is no lifeguard on duty.

Leftists are mentally ill and are master minded by schizophrenic jews….. What do you except?

Also communism is for low IQ untermensch and jews.


>Every Soviet child, including myself, learned this dictum in the fourth grade.
How old is this kike?

fucked up my green text. I'll just go kill myself

Um, is he fascist or communist? They need to make up their minds. Oh wait, they don't care about ideological consistency, just sophistry

Just go ask the anarcho-communist antifa.

One can get away with saying Lenin.
One can't get away with saying Hitler.

That's all this is.

This slate article is completely useless.
The naming conventions are common all over Europe and will mislead you more often than not.

If you want to sniff out kikes you have to know the etymological basis for the names of a certain region, mostly Germany and then search for names that don't quite fit in.

Most German names have their basis in occupations or place of origin.
Jewish names sound similar, but are randomly strong together.
Goldschmitt for example isn't a jewish name because it's an occupation (Goldsmith/jeweler)
Goldblatt on the other hand means golden leaf, which doesn't mean anything, thus strongly implies a jew.

Edel is another example. Edel means noble in German, but no noble is ever named just 'Noble', they are always named after the region they resided over.
So we have a prime example of a jewish name

obligatory, I guess

Lugenpresse did this to themselves. Much like jews create hatred toward jews through their own behavior. Personal responsibility is a concept entirely lost on these arrested children.


It's amazing. Everywhere the jew goes, he fucks things up.

So we're now Islamic Libyo-Syrian Fascists?

Were now ultranationalist far left right wing extremist communist nazis.

This is very interesting.

This bitch reeks of Jewry.
Here's her newly-minted twatter account.
> twitter.com/AEdelWriter

Someone ask her if she's Jewish.

Into the trash it goes.

You made that account you fucking cunt.

We National Islamic communo-fascist leage nao

Congratulations, we got ourselves non-white. What the next step of our master plan?

in the future only those who are given the honorary aryan status will be able to live with us.
that is my offer to those brave IRL shitposters who are fighting with us

They're going to kill the old regime? Sweet.

Those dipshits refer to most of the country as "flyover states." Did they think we didn't notice?

It's a kike. Only a kike from Russia could hate both Russia and America.

Death to (((Hollywood))) and the (((liberal east-coast establishment)))!

Trump as "ayatollah whatever" does anyone not jewish even get this reference? It is an obscure reference.

I propose we refer to the territory between the west and the far-west coasts by a more dignified name as suits their noble character. From now on we should call this land Middle Earth

It just becomes clearer and clearer that leftists have no fucking clue how the world works, or even how their own ideology works they really are just lemmings and sheep. Hell, most jews even are, they just chirp along with the rest of the left, it's only a tiny minority of super jews that plan this shit.

No one's gonna check this? Sad!

Sheeeeit, would that be the same progressive coalition that has been shitting over the White working class for decades? The same progressive members are now demanding that White people be killed and their wealth be confiscated in the name of equality? I'm certain that will turn out excellently.

Whereas the Right, under Trump, has been successful in wresting power from the Evangelicals, the Left is still beholden to its religious fundamentalists. Those nutjobs - the trannies, the Islamophiles, the anti-White racists, the language police - still sit at the wheel and they'll successfully alienate the majority of the people.

Had the Left concentrated on the class struggle, they would've had a legitimate chance… but they abandoned that struggle in the 60s in favor of social justice and now they don't.