That doesn't mean, however, that these things must also become crystallized and permanent. In , that boring Lenin who wrote so many boring pamphlets and letters on organizational questions was, briefly, all passion, all radiant interest.
The Russian revolution promised mankind a permanently interesting life. When Trotsky spoke of permanent revolution he really meant permanent interest. In the early days the revolution was a work of inspiration. Workers, peasants, soldiers were in a state of excitement and poetry. When this short brilliant phase ended, what came next?
The most boring society in history. The revolution will be no better and no more truthful and no more populist and no more attractive than those who brought it into being. Once the hope of reform perishes in the heart of any brave people, the desperate condition of revolution sets in.
We are not interested in their law or their order, but only with justice. After much vacillation and experimentation, every revolution has set another apparatus in its place, in most cases of quite a different character from the one destroyed; for the changes in the state order which a revolution produces are no less important than the changes in the social order.
They did not fear political change. They did not exalt order at the cost of liberty. Do not deceive yourselves into believing that penalties will deter men from the course they believe is right. The politics of culture is not in itself revolution People can get so hooked up in their culture and their egos, so inflated about being black that they have no desire to fight.
We have never been involved in a decision to annex the territory of a neighboring country, or to fight for foreign markets on distant shores. Those are the games men play, not us. We see it differently. We want to be neither oppressors nor oppressed. The women's revolution is the final revolution of them all. We have made a discovery, or think we have made one, that they intend to rise in rebellion against us But when a system is radically wrong, we must abandon that system and find a better one.
And suddenly, there is thrust on the shoulders of these men the task of making the nation move forward, administering everything. In any single 'revolution' there may in fact be one, two, or several, each treading on the heels of the one before and kicking viciously at the one behind. Mobs pouring through the palaces, blood pouring down the gutters, the guillotine lifted higher than the throne, a prison in ruins, a people in arms-these things are not revolution, but the results of revolution You cannot see a revolution; you can only see that there is a revolution.
And there never has been in the history of the world a real revolution, brutally active and decisive, which was not preceded by unrest and new dogmas in the region of invisible things. All revolutions began by being abstract. Most revolutions began by being quite pedantically abstract. Nothing so soon destroys freedom as cowardly and servile acquiescence.
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