Bolshevik desire, tempo and dreams

Three features of a Bolshevik:

If we really want to maintain and develop a Bolshevik tempo … the main thing is to have the passionate Bolshevik desire to master technique.

And when we have done that we shall develop a tempo of which we dare not even dream at present. (Works, volume 13, pp. 43, 44, 75)

For some reason, this reminds me of that great Australian film, Children of the Revolution.



3 thoughts on “Bolshevik desire, tempo and dreams

  1. Oh, I hated that movie! It made a mockery of Stalin and communism. Maybe I should lighten up a bit, but I just don’t have a sense of humor when it comes to that kind of thing.

    1. I tend to take a slightly different approach: it’s good to laugh at myself and what is dear to me. That’s why I also enjoy the Cultural Revolution restaurants in China, the Red tourism (my next visit is to Ruijin) and even the communist kitsch in such places. Without the communist history here, they could not have happened.

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