On a daily basis, a figure would appear on the balcony of Kschesinskaya’s house, wave its hands around, and scream in a husky voice. After having screamed for a couple of hours, it would go inside to warm up. A different figure would replace it. All of these figures carried the shared title “Lenin.”
The Bolsheviks were flummoxed. They didn’t expect what had happened. They didn’t expect an offensive.
But it doesn’t matter, and there is nothing to lose hope over. After all, this is fully consistent with the psychology of Bolshevism: the Bolsheviks never expect what going to happen. They never feel or anticipate the twists and turns of history and are deprived of any political intuition for the rare and astounding. See more
Almost no major labor movement can currently put their finger on them. The best thing they could do was jump on the bandwagon post factum.
They gnaw seeds! This stupid and dangerous disease has consumed all of Russia. Seeds are gnawed by women, children, boys and soldiers, soldiers, soldiers… Impartial historians, as they are called, will call this period of the Russian revolution a period of seed gnawing. See more
Psychiatrists will pay attention to this disease, will study it and probably place it into the same category of nervous diseases, which includes biting nails, various tics, involuntary grimaces and obsessive gestures. This disease needs to be fought and it is necessary to take decisive and urgent measures.