And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.
― Aleksandra Solzhenitsyn
posted on 11/09/2013 5:08:43 AM PST
by Elle Bee
To: Elle Bee
I’ve read that quote a thousand times, and then I realize that Conservatism Inc. is nothing but a money grubbing racket that peddles the useless tactic of screeching at Obama 24/7 and never taking an axe handle to the knees of his enablers and voters.
posted on 11/09/2013 7:44:36 AM PST
("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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