Vladimir Lenin: This must be some of your nonsense, Trotsky.

The Party decides what the people think. An elite decides...

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Vladimir Lenin:
This must be some of your nonsense, Trotsky. "Lenin's theory comes to this: The Party decides what the people think. An elite decides what the Party thinks. The Central Committee decides what the elite thinks. And Lenin decides what they all think."

Transcript:
I was going to speak
to you about it first.
This must be some of
your nonsense, Trotsky.
"Lenin's theory comes to this:
The Party decides
what the people think.
An elite decides
what the Party thinks.
The Central Committee decides
what the elite thinks.
And Lenin decides
what they all think."
You will print it?
I can't.
The style's atrocious.
I'll never understand you.
You hate anyone who's not your
kind of Bolshevik...
...more than you hate the Tsar.
No wonder they
call you Robespierre.
Everybody's got to think
like you or they're out.
He thinks freedom is something you
write on a wall but don't practice.
That's not true.
Of course I agree you're
free to say what you like.
You must agree I'm free
to shoot you for saying it.
Murder, arson, terror.
I'll agree to anything
that gives us power.
Power!
And we can't have power
if we compromise.

Clip duration: 58 seconds
Views: 13
Timestamp in movie: 00:43:40
Uploaded: 21 October, 2021
Genres: biography, drama, history
Summary: Tsar Nicholas II, the inept last monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.


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