Affirmed:Lenin really is the tits

… no matter what you might say about his domestic heavy-handedness. Lenin, 40+ years before Ike and without the benefit of Ike’s hindsight on (and singular involvement in) WWII along with the obvious results of that war in turning our large domestic producers into weapons manufacturers, he nails the root of Ike’s Military-Industrial Complex.

From the Preface of his little pamphlet written 1916.
http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/

I started here. Chapter V. DIVISION OF THE WORLD AMONG CAPITALIST ASSOCIATIONS. http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/ch05.htm

Facinating shit.

Lenin is the tits.

Are you serious?

You tell me.

Here’s a further quote from the Preface.

Sounds nuts, I know.

Yes, the horror that nations should cooperate with foreign nations and form binding commercial ties. That might encourage peace. Much better than that is to operate on your own and eschew all possibilities of commerce arising on its own. Instead, one must control all commercial endeavors centrally and slay everyone who is too lazy to work or who holds opposing ideas, and to encourage and finance other nations to do the same.

Mass murder over Peace and Commerce! Viva la Revolution my brothers!

Um, so what?

What next? “Whatever you say about Jeffrey Dahmer’s eating habits, he played a mean game of poker.”

Sounds superficial and simplistic. We also know how the implementation of Leninism actually went.

Mate, George Orwell went through this a few years ago.

ETA, Also rather fail to see how this in some way links with your President Eisenhower’s observation in any real way.

Ike warned about future developments sprung from the current situation in his own country, Lenin’s screed against capitalism is as spot on as Nostradamus prophecies.

If my goal was to win at poker, I would be a fool not to read up on how Dahmer did it.

Jeeez. Please no more about Leninism. I’m not a Leninist and I’m not into armed revolution or killing millions of indigenous folks in the process. That’s today’s corporate policy, if you haven’t noticed, not to mention our own thru the years.

I am saying that his analysis of global corporate capitalism/imperialism is spot on. You find something specific in my cite you’d like to dispute, let me know. Otherwise, check it at the door.

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if you didn’t want to talk about Lenin, you did it wrong.

This is why the standard of living has been going down all around the world. We live shorter lives than before and have less creature comforts. Meanwhile the number of people killed in international war is at an all time high. Unlike Lenin’s time the borders of countries are changing constantly. It’s a real mess I tell you.

He really knew what was in the other guy’s hand.

HA!-HA!-HA!

As I have often pointed out on the SDMB, Germany & France have always enjoyed the closest commercial relationships, & see how well that worked out for them!

:smack:

Hitler was a moron. The US is a generally peaceful nation and yet under Bush II we took over two foreign countries. Blaming the act of an idiot on the local economics is rather short-sighted.

Humans are still humans no matter what. The question is what works better, since you’re probably never going to find the perfect solution.

“Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?”

Hitler was a capitalist hack hired to drive the Jews (many Socialist leaning) out of Europe. IBM provided the automated card readers that made Hitler so efficient is his appointed task. The US is an overtly peaceful nation except when it’s not.

Here’s Lenin on anti-semitism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_Russia#Under_Lenin_.281917-1924.29

How about the Kaiser?
Or the King of Prussia?

If Lenin really was the tits, does it mean he was bird brained?

Do you have the slightest piece of evidence to back up this claim, or is this just another excuse to blame everything on the capitalist pig-dogs?

Who hired him? For how much?

You are a Wildcat, aren’t you?

Hitler was able to rearm with the help of Western corporations and the connivance of the post-Lenin USSR. Prescott Bush was Hitler’s US banker. IBM, mentioned above. Ford successfully sued the US govt for the allied inflicted damages to it’s truck factory in Vichy France. Cites? Use your own google-fu and dispel your own ignorance.