Louis R Godena
louisgodena at ids.net
Wed Sep 18 15:46:04 MDT 1996
jplant quotes will brown
> ....why did Lenin call prostitutes
>a diseased excresence ?
>I recall seeing, in right wing sources so they may not be fully reliable,
>reports that Lenin ordered the execution of large numbers of 'camp follower'
>prostitutes who were, apparently, undermining military discipline during the
>civil war. Perhaps there is a connection here.
It is true that Lenin considered prostitutes as a lumpen element vomited up
by the hypocrisy and cruelty of a moralistic bourgeois society.
It is true that Lenin and Trotsky ordered the execution of a substantial
number of camp followers as spies, pick-pockets, saboteurs, etc., but I
seriously doubt whether there would have been sanctions ordered for the
crime of prostitution, itself.
I suggest you ask Kevin Cabral in Columbus, Ohio, to look at Richard
Pipes. If it blackens the name of Lenin or communism in any way--what do
they say about the pasta sauce?--"It's in there."
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