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#Trotsky on the French Revolution is how I feel about American Rev and Civil War & #lincoln/#jefferson

"Jacobinism is now a term of reproach on the lips of all liberal wiseacres. Bourgeois hatred of revolution, its hatred towards the masses, hatred of the force and..."

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"...grandeur of the history that is made in the streets, is concentrated in one cry of indignation and fear – Jacobinism! We, the world army of Communism, have long ago made our historical reckoning with Jacobinism..."

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"...The whole of the present international proletarian movement was formed and grew strong in the struggle against the traditions of Jacobinism. We subjected its theories to criticism, we exposed its historical limitations, its social contradictoriness, its utopianism..."

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I've just found in the Net some pictures of a place I've heard about, but actually never seen: the WW1 POW camp near #Nymbruk, Bohemia. I did not even know its name. This is a family story. A thread /1
In 1914 the Austro-Hungarian empire started WW1, Italy was still a neutral country. The Italian/Venetian speaking people from #Trento province (then Tyrol), where draft and sent to fight zarist Russia. This picture is the 1st train leaving Trento to the front line /2
possibly my great grandfather, then austro-hungarian subject was in that train, who knows? /3
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#Trotsky, 1904: “In the lower strata of the people, in the very depths of the masses, a work was going on, a movement of molecules, imperceptible yet irresistible, incessant, a work of accumulating indignation, bitterness, revolutionary energy...
“The atmosphere our streets are breathing now is no longer an atmosphere of blank despair, it is an atmosphere of concentrated indignation which seeks means and ways of revolutionary action...
“A tremendous amount of revolutionary energy has accumulated. It should not vanish with no avail, it should not be dissipated in scattered engagements & clashes, with no coherence and no definite plan...
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»#YuriBezmenov may well go down in history as a #saint by the #survivors of the generations to come.

His statements about the global “#communist agenda” offers an opportunity for students of #history, #philosophy and #economics - world wide - to take note of #reality and to
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.. reflect on the identity of their intellectual enemy, the dynamics of #capitalism in economics, and the role of #violence in politics.

Firstly, what is the “western identity”? From my understanding .. the #western identity has been shaped primarily by what it has resisted:
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namely monarchic #despotism, authoritative #collectivism, and the infringement on the sovereignty of the #individual. You can even say that, to an extent, #Christianity itself followed from an already existing identity (i.e. the #Socratic divination of the individual).

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