Skip to comments.Five Ways Lenin's Propaganda Destroyed Marriage And The Family In Russia
Posted on 10/24/2013 11:41:54 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer
'The success of a revolution," V.I. Lenin declared at the first all-Russian conference of working women in 1918, "depends on how much women take part in it." And based on his writings, there was little doubt he believed this. Problem was, most Russian women weren't interested. Unlike what was going on elsewhere in Europe, where the suffrage movement was under way and the Industrial Revolution had drawn many women into the workforce, industry in Russia was in its infancy and the female population was mostly rural and illiterate. The focus was on family, not what Marxism could do for the working class. But unlike economic classes such as Kulaks or aristocrats who had fallen into his disfavor, women couldn't be liquidated. Their favored institutions could, however, and that's why Lenin specifically targeted marriage and family in his effort to build a "New Soviet Man." Five elements stand out in how Lenin and his Bolsheviks used propaganda to get women to support his revolution.
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“New Soviet Man” turned out to be a drunken wife-beater who didn’t give a damn about his job or anything else, really.
Russian women are proud of the fact that they are women, unlike the majority of US women, who are enraged over the fact that they were born female.
Funny how karma works
Replace Lenin with democrats and communism with liberalism in this piece and it is beyond scary!
First comment under the article: “We’re close to already achieving the Bolshevic statistics. New York City has abortion rates in the 40% range. We have also moved away from the old shame of divorce, which explains the culture seeing nothing wrong with failure or lack of commitment.”
I watched Dr. Faustus the other day, an old Richard Burton/Liz Taylor movie. It is based on the play by Marlowe. Faustus is the protagonist and tragic hero of Marlowes play. He sells his soul to the devil. It is about how he is a contradictory character, capable of tremendous eloquence and possessing awesome ambition.
He represents the spirit of the Renaissance, with its rejection of the medieval, God-centered universe, and its embrace of human possibility.
I found this similar to today’s civilization. The people see us as a Renaissance, with its rejection of the medieval, God-centered universe.
But in the end the modern man will find their pursuit of knowledge that will make them superior yet in the end fails to do so.
"What they had in mind was something far more radical: An all out war on 'old and outdated' institutions like marriage and family so dominance of the State could be achieved"
"The less distinguishable men and women were- the easier to manipulate them."
"Bolsheviks allowed women to own land and to vote-But these rights were rendered moot when the one Party State took over"
The right to equal wages was also instituted-but largely ignored. And as women were ghettoized into state chosen professions, the wages went down.
(Sadly, this is going to be reality for everyone in the USSA unless we quickly change course politically.)
"Kollatani and her allies knew better, but didn't blame the ideas. They went to the State for not distributing enough money for the day care centers and soup kitchens"
(This could have been taken out of the democrat party play book.)
I'm beginning to think that it is as important for our citizens to understand this history of the old Soviet Union, as it is for them to understand our Constitution- if our republic is to be saved and remain free.
There are 6 previous parts to this series available at the website. I will be checking them out. Thanks for posting this.
“The New Soviet Man” tends to die in his early 50s due to alcoholism.
My bucket list includes a visit to Riga for International Blond Day, held at the end of May (if my wife would let me...lol).
In fact both social and political development in United States right now is so striking similar to 1920s Soviet Russia. I really hope it won’t be followed by Russia’s 1930s.
Not to mention Russia’s 1940s, 1950s, 1960s etc.
Would this be a bad time to stink up the room by reminding people who was the first US governor to sign no-fault divorce into law? Come on, folks, conservatives and liberals have been doing a tag team on the institution of marriage for decades because it’s been politically advantageous to do so.
>>>Not to mention Russias 1940s, 1950s, 1960s etc.<<<
It takes too much efforts to survive 1930s to plan further.
I wonder who’ll be America’s Stalin coming to ‘fix’ Obama’s hope and change?
You mean Obama isn’t our Stalin? I guess he’s our Trotsky.
Certainly not in a league of Lenin, Trotsky is a nice role model for comrade Obama.
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