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Lenin does have a witty way of writing, so compared to the monstrosities of Karl, it can be actually fun to read it

Yeah, I love when he’s passive aggressive to Kautsky and the like.

Lenin was a very damn good essay writer.

Yeah, I love when he’s passive aggressive to Kautsky and the like.

I just googled this quote and from what I can gather, Einstein really said this, honoring Lenin on his birthday (source in german).

But to be sure, the full quote is a bit more nuanced:

I honor Lenin as a man who completely sacrificed himself and devoted all his energy to the realization of social justice. I do not consider his methods practical, but one thing is certain: men of his type are the guardians and restorers of humanity. - Albert Einstein

I highlighted the part that the twitter post left out in bold. I’m not too familiar with Einstein’s views on communism but I feel like leaving that part out kind of misrepresents his views.

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Look up Why Socialism? By Albert Einstein. He may have been a pacifist at heart, but his short work Why Socialism is spectacular and proves that he knows more than he lets on about political matters. Why Socialism?

I heard someone discuss this earlier, it was more because Einstein was a pacifist than anticom I think.

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I agree, I’d label einstein a pacifist socialist ( although not fully, he did write a letter to Roosevelt warning him of germany’s atomic program. Einstein was denied working on the manhattan project because he was a socialist tho).

He was denied it for that reason indeed. Meanwhile, the actual spies: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Koval https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaus_Fuchs

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Meanwhile:

Damn. That would be impressive even for the US with it’s blank check security apparatus. That said, I will admit I have a conspiracy theory/opinion that those declassified documents have at the very least nuggets of bullshit put in for US citizens reading them. Not sure how true it is, but it makes sense given how they’re mainly looked into by people questioning the mainstream narrative. That sounds like something they’d throw in to paint them as ultra “authoritarian”. Just like how in the US people like Alex Jones (obvious psy op) spend more time talking about the scary “chi-coms” (Chinese communists) than the CIA or NSA ir whatever anglo alphabet agency.

Yes, that is how that quote reads like to me. For me it reads like he was a communist or at least sympathetic to communism but did not come to the conclusion that violent revolution is a must. That is a pretty important distinction though I feel like, because he kind of rejects the marxist-leninist analysis this way

We need more Guardians of humanity these days

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