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Contrast the beauty and dignity of these arguments articulated in this video with the Five Elements of Lenin’s strategy,
which were formulated to destroy the family – and see if you can spot
these same lies being perpetrated upon us today – and the devastating
effects they’ve had on so many women and families:
‘The success of a revolution depends on how much women take part in it”
little doubt he believed this. Problem was, most Russian women weren’t
Europe, where the suffrage movement was under way and the Industrial Revolution
had drawn many women into the workforce, industry in Russia was in its infancy
and the female population was mostly rural and illiterate.
Marxism could do for the working class. But unlike economic classes such as
Kulaks or aristocrats who had fallen into his disfavor, women couldn’t be
liquidated. Their favored institutions could, however, and that’s why Lenin
specifically targeted marriage and family in his effort to build a
“New Soviet Man.”
and his Bolsheviks used propaganda to get women to support his revolution.
Lenin and his feminist lieutenants, particularly Alexandra Kollontai, the first
female commissar in the Soviet government, considered much of what the
suffragettes were fighting for, including voting rights and equal protection
under the law, “bourgeois convention.”
far more radical:
like marriage and family so dominance of the state could be achieved. Instead
of marriage, there would be more disposable “unions of affection and
“liberation” of the family was easy divorce, established almost
immediately by the Bolsheviks. Abortion on demand — until then illegal in every
country in the world — came in 1920.
necessary either to its members or to the nation,” Kollontai wrote that
year. But capitalists, she said, “are well aware that the old type of
family, where a woman is a slave and where the husband is responsible for the
well-being of his wife and children, is the best weapon in the struggle to
stifle the desire of the working class for freedom and to weaken the
revolutionary spirit of the working man and working woman.”
own land and vote. But these rights were rendered moot when the one-party state
took over. The right to equal wages was also instituted, but largely ignored.
And as women were ghettoized into state-chosen professions, their wages went
family was that women without husbands could be socialized more easily. In
practical terms, this meant men were free to leave their wives and abandon
their responsibilities, making women wards of the state.
the female-dominated population of Petrograd (St. Petersburg), the capital of
the Russian empire, was dependent on state handouts.
Bolsheviks saw men and women as equal, but not in terms of opportunity.
Instead, the imagery in their propaganda made modern Soviet women look like men
— with thick necks, brawny shoulders, burly arms and army boots that blurred
the lines between the sexes. The less distinguishable men and women were, the
easier to manipulate them.
believed communism would eliminate the need for families. The country, after
all, would become “one whole family.” Hearth and home were viewed as
their own children were “selfish,” Kollontai wrote. Women should see
all children as their own with duties shared. This made it easier to force
wives and mothers into factories and gave rise to day-care centers, communal
meals, even community laundries and clothing repair centers.
between mother and child so the state could forge a New Soviet Man.
Lenin dispatched Kollontai to set up the Zhenotdel, a community organizing
group financed by the Communist Party for agitation and propaganda of the new
had their own publication, “Kommunistka,” they also were tasked with
going out into the rural villages to set up community centers and force women’s
political participation. They also agitated for divorce, abortion and all the
other agenda items that Bolsheviks touted as “liberating.”
families, particularly in the Muslim south where they were attacked and
murdered for divorce, they rapidly became outcasts. Many ended up in brothels.
funding. The social wreckage resulting from these policies was so extensive,
and left so many women impoverished and marginalized, that Josef Stalin
reversed some “reforms” and disbanded the Zhenotdel in 1930,
declaring women “free, equal and emancipated.”
but didn’t blame the ideas. That went to the state for not distributing enough
money for the day-care centers and soup kitchens.
propaganda testified to its effectiveness then, and its legacy of the social
wreckage continues to this day. Russia still ranks No. 1 in the world in both
divorces (54 per 100) and abortions (50 per 100 live births).”[end quote of article referenced below]
This is, of course, just a tip of the iceberg regarding the false ideologies of Lenin and Communism and their devastating effects.
The images and quotes of Lenin were inserted by me.
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