A few days ago, as I was working on one of my projects, I came across an open envelope dated 2009, which I found tucked between the pages of one of my books. Inside the envelope was a letter from my old friend Konstantin Pupurs (1964 - 2017), who has since passed away. Konstantin was a prominent Latvian political scientist, historian, and human rights activist who played an instrumental role in the Latvian Third Awakening. He was also a combat officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and was decorated for his military service in Afghanistan and Iraq.
In the envelope, there was also a short description of his lecture entitled "Vladimir Lenin - The Founder of the New Order," which he gave at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2002. Additionally, the envelope contained a list of quotes from various letters and articles written by Vladimir Ulyanov, the leader of the Russian communist revolution of 1917, who is also known as Vladimir Lenin. The purpose of these quotes was to support the main idea of the lecture.
At the end of the lecture, Pupurs was booed by the audience, which was no surprise given that the majority of those present held views that were drastically different from his and, accordingly, were unable to tolerate any negative information about the theory and practice of socialism and communism.
Here is the list of the aforementioned quotes:
"Winter Palace must be taken immediately! If the members of the Military Revolutionary Committee fail to do so, they will all be shot!" - Lenin's statement on the night before the end of the Provisional Government, October 25, 1917 (O.S.).
“After taking the power, we will deal with the enemies of the Revolution with an iron fist and savage reprisal.” - Lenin shortly before seizing power.
“Bolsheviks did not seize power. Power was scattered all over the streets of Russia. We just picked it up.” - Lenin’s remark about the October coup and taking power in Russia on the night on 25 October 1917 (O.S.).
“I spit on Russia dear comrades, for me it is most important to save the Revolution” - Lenin’s response to the Commissar of Education Anatoly Lunacharsky, in regards with the Brest-Litovsk Treaty with the German Empire, February, 1918.
"There appears to be a White Guard rebellion brewing in Nizhny Novgorod. We must unite all our efforts and establish a dictatorship of three, and immediately implement mass terror, executing all prostitutes who drink with soldiers, all former officers, and anyone found in possession of a weapon. There can be no hesitation, and we must act with full force." - Lenin, August 8, 1918.
Throughout history, it has been a common practice to forbid slaves from possessing and wearing weapons, regardless of which part of the world we examine. However, free individuals have always been entitled to the right of owning and wearing weapons. In the last century, the Russian communists and German Nazis were the first regimes to pursue policies of disarming their populations. And as for the contemporary rulers of once free world… You know their approach to the so called “arms control”.
"Execute anyone found in possession of more than five pounds of bread!" - Lenin's order issued on August 12, 1918.
"Take all decisive measures against the kulaks (wealthy peasants) and Socialist Revolutionary agitators. Confiscate their property and send them to concentration camps outside the city." - Lenin's order from April 12, 1921.
"This practice is having a harmful effect on our railway transport. All these passengers should be arrested and immediately sent to concentration camps for 5 years." - Lenin's order issued on April 15, 1921 concerning passengers traveling without tickets.
LENIN’S “PARADISE FOR WORKERS AND PEASANTS”
"The monopoly on bread, food-ration cards, universal labor conscription in the hands of the proletariat government and soviets is the most effective means for registration and control of power... These means of control and forced labor are more effective than all the laws of the Convention and their Guillotine. The Guillotine could only frighten people and was only able to break the active resistance. For us (Bolsheviks), it is not enough. We need to break the passive one which is, no doubt, a more dangerous and harmful resistance... And we have these means. Those are the monopoly on bread, food-ration cards, and universal labor conscription." - The quote is taken from an article written by Lenin titled "Whether the Bolsheviks will be able to stay in power". In the article, Lenin argues that the Bolsheviks need to use the monopoly on food and forced labor to maintain control of the government and prevent opposition.
- What a testament to Lenin's genius in its simplicity! Lenin's strategy was to centralize control of all food supplies under Bolshevik authority, and then use the ration card system to compel subservience from the population. By forcing individuals to endure starvation and dependence on the regime for food, the Bolsheviks aimed to secure compliance with their orders and crush any opposition. Those who were not willing to submit to the regime were simply denied food ration cards and were left do starve together with their whole families.
LENIN AND THE RED ARMY
“To hold onto power and maintain order in Petrograd from the end of October (1917) we could rely only on Latvian units and a few devoted Red Guards” - Vladimir Bonch-Bruyevich – one ofthe prominent Bolshevik leaders regarding the situation in Russian capital right after the Lenin’s coup.
“The discipline of the Red Army is based on draconian punishment, particularly on executions. With executions, we have imposed terror on all Red Army soldiers and commissars. The death penalty on our fronts is so often in practice for a wide variety of offenses and misdemeanors that the discipline in our Red Army could, indeed, be called murderous discipline.” - Letter from the Red Army Commander-in-Chief Jukums Vācietis to Lenin in the summer of 1919)
LENIN AND CHEKA (The Soviet Security Police)
“From the end of 1918 to THE beginning of 1919 in 20 Russian provinces we (Cheka) executed 8,389 people without any trials and investigations.” - The quote is taken from the book by Jan Lacis titled “Two Years of Struggle at the Inner Front. Moscow” (1920).
- There were 79 provinces in the former Russian Empire. See also: S.P. Melgunov. “Red Terror in Russia. 1918-1923”, Teleks, NY, 1989.
LENIN AND “THE NEW ECONOMIC POLICY”
"The free market system, even if at the beginning it is not so closely related to the White Guard movement as was the revolt in Kronstadt, will, by all means, lead to the victory of capitalism and its complete restoration." - Lenin, May 1921.
The future dictators of “the New World Order” will follow the precepts of Lenin. Their dictatorship will not require executions or even concentration camps. They will excommunicate those who disagree with them from any source of income and even from begging (giving alms to a beggar is impossible in the absence of cash), thereby condemning them to death by hunger and cold.