“BE IT EVEN OVER OUR BLEACHING BONES, the truth will triumph. We will blaze the trail for it. It will conquer. “


Agitator / Political Prisoner / Insurrectionist / Marxist Theoretician / Journalist / Leader of the Russian Revolution / Creator of the Red Army/ Literary and Art Critic / Historian / Orator / Left Oppositionist / Revolutionary Socialist  


“THE STRUGGLE which is in the offing transcends by far the importance of individuals, factions, and parties. It is the struggle for the future of all mankind. It will be severe. It will be lengthy. Whoever seeks physical comfort and spiritual calm, let him step aside. 

In times of reaction, it is more convenient to lean on the bureaucracy than on the truth. But all those for whom the word socialism is not a hollow sound but the content of their moral life—forward! 

Neither threats, nor persecutions, nor violations can stop us. Be it even over our bleaching bones, the truth will triumph. We will blaze the trail for it. It will conquer. 

Under all the severe blows of fate, I shall be happy, as in the best days of my youth. Because, my friends, the highest human happiness is not the exploitation of the present but the preparation of the future.” —L.T.

Image: RED LIGHTNING. Banner by Mike Alewitz / 7′ x 10’/ 2008.

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