Leaders Seem to Be Using These Disturbing Quotes From Vladimir Lenin as a How-To Manual

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By the author of The Faithful Prepper and The Prepper’s Guide to Post-Disaster Communications,

I find it odd that nobody out there sells books on Vladimir Lenin. I challenge you to look at your town’s libraries and bookstores. If you’re like me, you won’t see a dang thing on Lenin (or Samuel Adams).

This is really a shame because there’s a lot that Lenin said that I think the current world needs to be aware of. Let’s take a look at some of what this man had to say way back in the early 1900s and see if he still has had an impact today.

Pertinent quotes from Vladimir Lenin

“We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us.”

Remember this when you see every talking head on your TV saying the exact same thing. Read the headlines of some of the major newspapers and magazines over the course of the last few years. Do you see “othering” being performed? Or do you see peace being advocated for?

“The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.”

This ties in really well with the above quote. Peaceful protests, anyone?

“The goal of socialism is communism.” 

Just in case there’s anybody out there stupid enough to tell you the line, “But socialism is different! It doesn’t lead to communism!” you can show them what one of the foremost Marxists in history had to say on the subject.

“Why should freedom of speech and freedom of press be allowed? Why should a government which is doing what it believes to right allow itself to be criticized? It would not allow opposition by lethal weapons. Ideas are much more fatal things than guns. Why should any man be allowed to buy a printing press and disseminate pernicious opinions calculated to embarrass the government?”

Do you think that freedom of speech – regardless of format – has been protected of late? Or has it been attacked from every angle?

“One man with a gun can control 100 without one.” 

Mao Zedong’s “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun” would be a nice tie-in here. Does this make you a bit suspicious about all of the talk about the disarmament of American citizens?

“The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.” 

It’s probable that you pay over 50% of all that you earn in taxes. Consider the devaluing of the dollar over the course of the past few years as well.

“One of the basic conditions for the victory of socialism is the arming of the workers Communist and the disarming of the bourgeoisie the middle class.” 

This is a discussion in and of itself. Laws for thee but not for me.

“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” 

I love this. It really speaks for itself.

“We are not shooting enough professors.” 

“But communism is about love, harmony, idealism, and world peace!” you say.

*commences heavy eye roll.*

That doesn’t sound like any of those things to me. This sounds like a wicked man advocating for widespread murder.

“The establishment of a central bank is 90% of communizing a nation.” 

Could it perhaps have to do with his above quote on inflation?

“Pacifism, the preaching of peace in the abstract, is one of the means of duping the working class.”

This goes hand in hand with the whole Mao Zedong discussion.

“Give me four years to teach the children, and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.” 

How long do college students take to get their degrees? Four years, right? Is that enough time to indoctrinate somebody? You betcha.

“How can you make a revolution without executions?” 

Should the actual facts of how many millions of people have been murdered by collectivists not be enough to change your mind, perhaps the actual quotes of Lenin will do it? Collectivism is about death.

“I don’t care what becomes of Russia. To hell with it. All this is only the road to a World Revolution.”

Are we seeing the death of national sovereignty throughout the world right now? Are we seeing stronger and stronger international “alliances” and groups? Are they talking about international law quite a bit? Are they talking about international police forces? Have you ever heard of Interpol?

“No Marxist can deny that the interests of socialism are higher than the interests of the right of nations to self-determination.” 

Dang, I feel like we just talked about this.

“By destroying the peasant economy and driving the peasant from the country to the town, the famine creates a proletariat… Furthermore, famine can and should be a progressive factor not only economically. It will force the peasant to reflect on the bases of the capitalist system, demolish faith in the tsar and tsarism, and consequently in due course make the victory of the revolution easier… Psychologically all this talk about feeding the starving and so on essentially reflects the usual sugary sentimentality of our intelligentsia.” 

So, wait…you’re saying that creating a famine can be beneficial to building a communist state? That makes me want to think about those food processing facilities bursting into flames a little more.

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“The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.” 

Like through inflation via a centrally run bank?

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Are Vladimir Lenin’s words still impacting today?

Well, you tell me. What do you think? Are there any other philosophies you think are being used to control the populace? Do you see the influence Lenin’s words still hold?  Let us know in the comment section below.

About Aden

Aden Tate is a regular contributor to TheOrganicPrepper.com and TheFrugalite.com. Aden runs a micro-farm where he raises dairy goats, a pig, honeybees, meat chickens, laying chickens, tomatoes, mushrooms, and greens. Aden has four published books, What School Should Have Taught You, The Faithful Prepper An Arm and a Leg, The Prepper’s Guide to Post-Disaster Communications, and Zombie Choices. You can find his podcast The Last American on Preppers’ Broadcasting Network.

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  • Thank you, Aden Tate!

    Organic Prepper has some excellent articles, but this is absolutely one of the best. Again, thank you for shining light on a very dark subject.

  • “Give me four years to teach the children, and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”

    The antithesis of this quote and Lenin is:

    “Only a fool would let their enemy educate his children.”

    -Malcom X

  • The way they got credit cards to finally be accepted was starting w little girls and their Barbie Dolls. Barbie got a credit card. The older generation wouldn’t have it.

  • Ever since the online books section on Amazon has eclipsed your town library’s card catalog for book searching … a search for books about Vladimir Lenin only takes a few seconds from home. Here is the link (as the result of my such search) with an extensive book list:


    Since most of those titles are much older than the 6 months past the publisher’s original date, they are fair game for a usually free inter-library loan request. Once books pass the copyright year limit … they become occasionally archived on books.google.com (not always but sometimes). US copyrights expire after year #56 if such was renewed, but only after year #28 if there was no renewal.

    In addition to today’s excellent author’s list of quotes there are a few others that come to mind (approximately to spare me some extensive lookup time).

    The founder of the Rothschild central banking dynasty back in the 1700s (Mayer Amshel Rothschild [sp?]) was alleged to have said “give me control of a nation’s money supply and I care not who makes their laws.”

    Whether or not he actually said that is still being debated but the remark is consistent with the British government’s secret shipment of cash in 1912 to pay for Teddy Roosevelt’s 3rd party challenge to suck enough votes away from Taft to guarantee that the British preferred socialist Woodrow Wilson would (and did) win that election. The British were confident that Wilson would sign off on the Federal Reserve Act (the 3rd Rothschild style government-protected counterfeiting central bank we still suffer with), and sign off on the IRS creation, on the ripping away from the US states their power to appoint or instantly dismiss their US senators — turning their selection into a high dollar oligarchs’ auction of campaign money, plus Wilson’s willingness to do everything possible to trick the US into joining the coming European civil war on the side of the British. All of that Wilson did — even to the extent of shutting down most (but not quite all) of the 30 or so newspaper ads in American newspapers where the German government was trying to warn Americans not to sail on the doomed Lusitania passenger ship because it was also carrying illegal munitions (per international law) by a neutral country. The lesson learned by FDR (who was a Secretary of the US Navy) was that the 1915 Lusitania sinking that killed many Americans was insufficient to convince us to go to war — and that the necessary death-count damage would have to be much greater (as happened after FDR’s two year search for a way to goad Japan into a “surprise” attack at Pearl Harbor).

    Other historical quotes of relevance might include Joseph Stalin’s infamous remark about it not mattering who gets the most votes in any election … but who does the vote counting that matters. Does that sound relevant to the US 2020 election? It certainly turned Venezuela into a socialist disaster country with rampant starvation.

    Another was the infamous CIA director’s (Bill Casey) 1981 staff meeting remark that
    “we’ll know when our disinformation work is complete when everything the American public believes is a lie.”


  • I am courious how many food processing plants have been damaged or totally destroyed by the arson set fires since these destructive fires have been started.
    Years ago I applied for an electronics job at a plant in the Salinas valley, one that was damaged by fire. Judging from what I learned in the interview was that even with all the manual laborers there is an overabundance of electronics in them. The other thing is they still employ huge amounts of people to work the plants. It still takes humans to carefully handle veggies, and fruits without damaging the produce.

  • I haven’t lived in a communist country; I live in a post-communist one. System changed in ’89.
    I love the way some leftist Americans like socialism. Like Michael Moore. They are freakin’ starry eyed idealists. Guys, the article above showed a drip of the real face of communism. The worst I see still now is the lack of trust and cooperation among my people. People don’ trust each other. A country without smile. Really wantin’ this? A godless system will eventually fall, as did nazism and communism.

    • I used to attend a Russian church in the time of Soviet Communism. A friend showed me a photo from Communist Russia. A party. lots of people in party hats standing around looking at the camera. Those eyes! Cold, cold, hard staring eyes. I have never seen eyes like that. May God heal their traumas.

  • You should do another article like this one about 1984. I seriously can’t believe how much of that dystopia perfectly describes our lives today.

  • nice exposure on Bolshevik communism Aden tank you.. the anti-thesis was NSDAP =no, not the Ashkenazi like Lenin and his ww family.. read up on quotes of this anti thesis leaders of the times and the light may shine through eventually for you.. too late now, they have lost the war. now its like the time of lord of the rings.. and Mordor is coming fast! the bible is right after all, only no one (or only the few) can see it..

  • Economist and occasional social commentator, Charles H. Smith, noted well before the 2016 election 90% of the news media was now in control of just six (6!) corporations.
    Five of the 6 leaned left.
    The sixth would be Fox (note, I have not had cable since 08′, I do not watch Fox, and only go to their site if directed to it. I have watched Tucker Carlson twice [once about NPR, which was spot on, and the other I do not recall], never seen Hannaty).
    The five do in fact appear to have read and endorse the first quote on scorn towards those who disagree with their ideology.
    And the forth quote concerning freedom of speech and criticism of the government or in this case the DNC.

    I just read an article about a WaPo columnist who rejects the need for balanced news. The rejection of objective journalist for biased advocacy journalism has become a mainstay in MSM. Matt Taibbi did a great article on exactly that about NPR. And he is right.
    The good news is a good part of American’s see past it, and are turning (NOT to Fox) but independent media (e.g. Matt Taibbi, Glenn Greenwald, Bari Weiss, Charles H. Smith, Sharyl Attkisson to name a few). For which MSM calls them “alt-media,” in an attempt to link them to the “alt-right.” For the most part, it is because the aforementioned independent journalist have larger audiences, even paid subscriptions, than some MSM audiences. These independent journalists are calling out the MSM narrative. The DC establishment. The elite.
    Hence the call for biased advocacy journalism.
    When comparing that to the Lenin quotes, what do we call that?
    Propaganda. And in some cases, most of MSM, that would be DNC propaganda.

    Granted, we are not shooting professors. But a recent polls has shown the numbers of conservative professors has fallen significantly to the single digits (Harvard University: 82% liberal, or very liberal, 16% moderate, 1% conservative).
    Differing points of view (POV) is what college/universities were supposed to expose fresh young minds to. To break them out of what may have been limited POV. Take a young man from a small, semi-rural town, and drop him into a college that had a student body nearly 8 times the size of this home town (that would be me. To be honest, I think working at Burger King in high school was a better diversity/POV experience and how the real world works).

    Four years? Seems to me, more like K-12. Then toss in another 4 years at universities.
    Ron Paul wrote an article recently about the (one?) good thing that came out of the COVID lockdowns, is parents now saw the kind of indoctrination that goes on in public schools. He noted that home schooling is at an all time high, and has staying power.
    A CA San Leandro High School has a “Social Justice Academy.” Primes students to become SJW.
    Sounds great right?
    Except the graduates rate 19 percent in math proficiency, 57 percent in reading proficiency, and 21 percent in science proficiency. Despite that, they graduate them anyways. Think about that for a moment.

    Here is the thing about the peasant economy: We understand economics and logistics better than those Russians (nothing against them) at the time of Lenin. Two things that really, really educated economics and logistics to me,
    1) Being a squad leader, and a platoon SGT in the USMC.
    2) Farming.
    We have a better, boots on the ground understanding of economics and logistics than your average Wally-World shopping American, to include more than a few college educated types at Whole Foods.
    NPR did a good (shockingly) article about how during Mao’s Great Leap Forward, a small town went against the communists paradigm, and quietly enacted a capitalist farming paradigm where the farmer could grown his own crops to feed himself and family, and grow and sell the surplus. The latter paradigm succeed where the former failed. Surprisingly the communists did not execute the farmers, as they and those they sold to were not starving to death (check out the numbers that did die of starvation from the communists paradigm, it is no small number). The communists actually, very quietly, encouraged the capitalist paradigm.
    Ya know, that whole starving to death thing is kinda a bad optic for central planners. Leads to things like “off wit er heads!,” guillotine like events and the unwashed masses dancing on their graves.
    Good times!

    Ultimately the big circles few of us can affect. It is the smaller circles that we can. As Charles H. Smith has noted, going local, decentralizing is what we can affect. Build those quality relationships in the here and now. Be able to pivot to a decentralized economy with the least economic pain to you as you can.
    Those central planners, those elite, do not have your best interest in mind.
    Work to circumvent their expectations.

  • Does the fact that they are using quotes from Lenin mean that they don’t have an original thought in their collective heads?

  • If you ever read anything about Lenin and Karl Marx you would know both of them are hypocrites and mentally challenged people. It is amazing the left and Demoncrats who are also mentally challenged easily grasp these retarded principles. I guess they are desperate to be recognized for ANYTHING.

  • Notable historical quotations are one vital part of making the study of history memorable. In particular they especially highlight the utter lack of tyrants’ ethics who have never had any reservations about destroying the lives, properties and pursuit of happiness that we hold most dear. When Stalin forcibly starved millions of farmers (that he called “kulaks”) in Ukraine in the 1932/1933 era, he did it by simply confiscating their annual crops to sell for his own cash kitty. Since my farmer/father had ancestors who fled Ukraine in the 1870s, descendants of those who didn’t (or couldn’t afford to) emigrate wrote a 1933 letter in desperation (to the newspaper of my long ago home town) that explained they were reduced to cutting up their cowhide carpet into pieces to boil so they might have something to eat. There were subsequent stories of dead bodies being left in the streets for many months afterwards.

    That exposes the mindset of an absolute tyrant (who BTW ordered the execution of the British spy who exposed Stalin’s controlled opposition scam [called The Trust] to public scrutiny. That was the fate of the original inspiration for the later James Bond novels by Ian Fleming — there was a real Miss Moneypenny working for the British in France.

    Fast forward to our era where globalist tyrants who meet annually in Davos are obsessed with murdering billions of people to reduce global populations … and who are pushing for a communist Chinese style monopoly by digital-only money with a social credit system that would give them almost unimaginable power over an enslaved population. The history and quotations to highlight what will come of that will reflect almost unimaginable evil via new technology — but the ancient motives and psycho mindset of tyrants will always be the same.


  • Speaking of communists, has anyone got a 100% handle on just what is happening in China? Too many rumors and the media blackout isn’t exactly helping. South China morning post is just as worthless, they’re the cnn of eastern journalism.

      • I read yesterday that Xi was removed from power. The military is supposedly in control now.
        The people are rioting over lack of food and clean water.
        Have seen nothing other than the one post yesterday.

  • “I can’t stress this enough: at its core, Democratic politics is about criminalizing opposition to their party and ideology.

    Dissenting ideas are “disinformation” and must be censored by Big Tech. Trump voters are inherently criminal (“insurrectionists”) and should be imprisoned.”

    — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) September 24, 2022

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