Lenin on renegade socialists and the clergy

On reactionary clergy and secret peace treaties among the ruling classes of different states:

The ‘socialist’ who under such circumstances delivers speeches to the people and the governments about a nice little peace resembles the clergyman who, seeing before him in the front pews the mistress of a brothel and a police officer, who are working hand in glove, ‘preaches’ to them, and to the people, love of one’s neighbour and observance of the Christian commandments.

Collected Works, volume 23, p. 128.


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