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lenin_1917 wrote (edited )

I suggest you read some of his works. I'd advise starting with Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism; and State and Revolution. I was once an anarchist too, but once I started reading Lenin myself I found a great intersection between our views. Don't let the failed Russian Revolution cloud your view of one of the greatest liberators of the 20th century. I can't see how you can possibly view Lenin as a fascist - Trotsky and Stalin perhaps, but Lenin always remained a champion of true, proletarian democracy and causes of liberation. Don't see why you have a problem with his violence, either.

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ranzinza wrote

Mowing down workers in a strike doesn't scream "liberation" to me. I suggest you read Emma Goldman's and Alexander Berkman's accounts of their time living in 1920's Soviet Russia, and Gregori Maximoff's The Guillotine at Work.

Had I lived there at the time, the Communist Party would have me exiled to Kazakhstan. I do not believe for a second that one could read about Kronstadt and believe Leninism has "a great intersection between [anarchist] views". Lenin's theory was all about centralization of power, and he wrote that years before 1917.