< pilot episode of my incredibly high concept adult-animation reboot of CyberChase
I love Seattle because I think grey and green is the best palate for a city to have almost 100% of the time
I'm reminded of my shock at learning that Ceausescu had gone to the firing squad singing The Internationale. a friend assured me that, of course, he was a committed communist—it's just that his conception of communism and proletarian dictatorship was flawed and ultimately liberal.
I'm not saying that Lenin and Trotsky are the same as Ceausescu, obviously. But the lesson about ideas and earnest commitment is the same.
Practical Leninism runs directly into Ceausescu and Khrushchev.