‘In a speech to the House of Commons on November 5, 1919, Winston Churchill said: “…Lenin was sent into Russia … in the same way that you might send a vial containing a culture of typhoid or of cholera to be poured into the water supply of a great city, and it worked with amazing accuracy. No sooner did Lenin arrive than he began beckoning a finger here and a finger there to obscure persons in sheltered retreats in New York, Glasgow, in Berne, and other countries, and he gathered together the leading spirits of a formidable sect, the most formidable sect in the world … With these spirits around him he set to work with demoniacal ability to tear to pieces every institution on which the Russian State depended.”’
Sounds kind of familiar doesn’t it that description of how a violent ideology is spread around an unwitting victim country?
Adding to the post on Tommy Robinson and the great and the good’s refusal to admit what is happening….and indeed to actively work to cover it up telling us there is no problem, in fact, they tell us, the ‘problem’ is actually the solution and should be welcomed and embraced….because they have absolutely no intention of tackling that problem due to its embedded nature and the fact that they created it themselves making it intractable and almost impossible to deal with now without major upheaval on their watch….leaving it to future generations to handle the resultant massive conflict and bloodshed that will almost inevitably be the consequence of today’s lack of backbone and character.
Niall Ferguson in the Sunday Times writes…
We let Lenin rise, millions died. Now it’s Islamism.
The West failed to stop communism and is repeating the awful blunder.
According to The Black Book of Communism the grand total of victims of communism was between 85 and 100 million.
All communist regimes everywhere, without exception, were merciless in their treatment of “class enemies” and aggressive too, invading country after country during the cold war.
Could more have been done to stop the Bolshevik pandemic that broke out in Russia in 1917?
The problem was that people underestimated Lenin & Co. They seemed an unruly bunch of intellectuals: writers of pamphlets, makers of speeches. No contemporary western observer thought for a moment that their crackpot coup would last.
Foreign intervention, incompetent liberals, clueless bankers: that makes three reasons the Bolsheviks weren’t stopped….along with so many fellow travellers….who so shamefully betrayed their country to Stalin and turned a blind eye to communism’s crimes.
Another reason that the communist virus continued to spread for so long was that good men underestimated the Soviet threat and were assailed by doubts about how much should be done to resist it…often lacking the stomach for the fight and succumbing to relativism…perhaps everything was really the fault of the United States.
Have we learnt anything from this history?
Not nearly enough.
What concerns me is the entirely familiar response we see to a different but, to mind, equally dangerous threat…the rise of militant Islam. Millions of dollars that have found their way from the Gulf to radical mosques and Islamic centres in the West. Incompetent liberals – the proponents of multiculturalism who brand any opponent of Jihad an “Islamophobe”. Clueless bankers who fall over themselves to offer “sharia compliant” loans and bonds. Fellow travellers – the leftists who line up with the Muslim Brotherhood to castigate Israel at every opportunity. And the faint-hearted – those who were so quick to pull out of Iraq in 2009 that they allowed the rump of al-Qaeda to morph into ISIS.
We are repeating the catastrophic error of the Bolsheviks. I fear that we shall wake with a start to discover that the Islamists have repeated the Bolshevik achievement, which was to acquire the resources and capability to threaten our existence.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
Which is why the BBC makes enormous effort to rewrite the past, British Empire bad, Muslim empire…a Golden Age.
And of course it’s not just militant Islam that the BBC supports….that virus ‘Bolshevism’ is on a surge…..Corbyn and his fanatical supporters are riding the wave….the “class enemies” must know what is coming….there’s been plenty of warning….Kuenssberg herself must know…bodyguard and all. ‘Crackpot’ Corbyn should not be underestimated, nor should what would be the ultimate result of his power grab as his cohorts seek to ensure the revolution is safeguarded ‘for the good of the people’. Corbyn’s sinister running mate, McDonnell, cheered on the IRA to use bullets and bombs to ‘unite Ireland’ and ‘joked’ about kneecapping those who were slow to come round to their way of thinking. By all means necessary.