Lynch Mobs of the Left

"Comrades! The kulak uprising in your five districts must be crushed without pity. The interests of the whole revolution demand such actions ... You must make an example of these people.  (1) Hang (I mean hang publicly, so that people see it) at least 100 kulaks, rich bastards, and known bloodsuckers.  (2) Publish their names.  (3) Seize all their grain.  (4) Single out the hostages per my instructions in yesterday's telegram.  Do all this so that for miles around people see it all, understand it, tremble, and tell themselves that we are killing the bloodthirsty kulaks and that we will continue to do so.  Reply saying you have received and carried out these instructions.  Yours, Lenin."  Thus did V.I. Lenin command leftist mobs in 1918 to be whipped up by his Bolshevik organizers. Mob agitation and propaganda (agit-prop) became a major attack strategy of the radical Left in Russia, picking innocent...(Read Full Article)