30 June 2009

Communist bestiary

[In October 1916] Lenin creates the rudimentary rhetorical bestiary of the next seventy-five years of the Soviet regime:...capitalist hyenas, deviationist snakes, speculator crows and rabid nationalist dogs are born in a single flash of leninist thought. In the long metamorphosis of Lenin from man into icon, all his thoughts, not just his words, will become the sole preoccupation of a professional Soviet class dedicated to...[an] exegetic project [that] will implant the very brain of Lenin inside the brain of every Soviet man, woman and child, until...[they] will be able to think automatically like Lenin.
-- from The Posthuman Dada Guide by Andrei Codrescu

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