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  •  Well, at least we may take heart from (1+ / 0-)
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    V. I. Lenin's witticism that capitalists will sell you the rope with which to hang them :)

    •  FTR: Nobody has ever been able to authenticate... (0+ / 0-)

      ...that alleged quotation by Lenin.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Thu May 16, 2013 at 10:22:44 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah, I have heard that the quote is (0+ / 0-)

        somewhat apocryphal, although I read somewhere that Lenin is reported to have said it to a member of the Soviet Comintern ca. 1921.

        I do think it's funny as hell (in a black humor sort of way), mainly b/c it captures a dark truth about the 'profit motive.'

        Thanks for the annotation, though.

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