Modern World History 7.4 All the Angles on Engels

When Marx and Engels wrote The Communist Manifesto, we're not sure they quite saw the whole Lenin thing coming.

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and the Cheka or Soviet security police to nip any insurrection in the bud.. It

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didn't matter if you were a member of the bourgeoisie or the proletariat if

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you rebelled you were toast... Take the red terror for example the

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numbers were a bit wobbly here but Lenin basically put the word out that as many

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of his political opponents as possible should be stopped in their tracks

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we know thousands of people died maybe tens of thousands but Lenin didn't care [Dead bodies in a line]

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it didn't matter that he was a stone-cold murdering son of a gun all he

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wanted were people preferably young people because they're easily influenced [Young people saluting Lenin]

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with no moral compass to come and be revolutionaries with him well this was

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never what Marxism was about murdering people who don't agree with you, if

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[Marx beard weeps] beards could weep well Marx's would have and while Mark

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wasn't a huge fan of religion he would never have advocated what Lenin did in

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Russia which was to force the entire country to embrace atheism...oh and Lenin

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murdered thousands of priests and nuns to boot while Marx and Lenin both [Priests walking in the street]

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believed in doing away with a private ownership of farmland and factories

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Lenin didn't believe in sharing with the masses he took possession of Russia's

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agricultural yields for the benefit of the state Marx wasn't a fan of long term [Lenin with a farmer in a crop field]

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dictatorships the first communist country in the world however had two

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dictators for life.... first Vladimir Lenin and then Joseph

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Stalin... Marx had also believed that a good communist should always always

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always put the worker first Lenin however believe that starving workers [Marx clutches face with hand]

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and holding them at gunpoint so they do as he said was the best way to help the

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state finally Marx hated that the capitalist system allowed a few people

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to manipulate the masses for profit Lenin must have missed the lesson that

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day about manipulation because that's exactly what he did with the Russian people... [Russians protesting]

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going so far as to rewrite history so that it was as if his policy failures

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never occurred....Theories don't always translate well to real life Marx and

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Engels would have known this however they would have been horrified to see [Marx and Engels watching soldiers and tanks]

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what Lenin did with their ideas