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        Leon Weinstein vs. Joseph McCarthy (Obama vs. Lenin)

        October 18th, 2008 by Alexei Zoubov

        Just started working on my next blog post about jazz in Russia in 50’s.

        Tough luck – came across another one of Leon Weinstein’s creations: “Lenin vs Obama/Conspiracy theory”. And, boy, is it a conspiracy theory!

        This time I don’t want to quote the article in its entirety – it is long and most of it is irrelevant to its main message. If you want, you can google it, it was posted on

        The best part in Leon’s post is the very beginning. He is honest enough to say that he has “an absolutely unproven theory”.

        Then he proceeds to tell the history of Russian revolution and Lenin’s role in it. As in all his writings, he gives quite a lot of correct historical facts (together with pretty questionable or just wrong interpretations of them).

        The next “historic” section is covering Leon’s understanding of the development of political situation in America, starting at the time of JFK. To make it short, here are the highlights:

        1. The Vietnam War was a just war and should have been fought until the “victory”, whatever it could have meant.
        2. Massive protests against the war were caused by students being scared to go to war. They were “masquerading as political protests and civil disagreements.”
        3. This is a quote: “For the first time in the history of the US, the liberal Left (known in Europe under names ‚ÄúSocialists‚Äù and ‚ÄúCommunists‚Äù) began to resonate with the mood of the mainstream Americans. This was the start of the new coalition that almost destroyed America, as we know it, and still threatens to change it forever.”

        And so it goes. There is no need to continue. For Leon anybody who is critical of anything he considers to be really American is automatically unpatriotic and hates America. In other words, dissent is bad.

        Even more, for Weinstein, behind any dissent or even any idea he doesn’t agree with, there is a plot to destroy America, and, automatically, it is socialist/communist plot. And Obama, of course, is an equivalent of Lenin and plans a socialist revolution in America.

        Here comes Senator Joseph McCarthy again. I’ve already written about Weinstein being possessed by the spirit of McCarthy here (go toward the end of the post).

        Every terrifying  monster, tyrant, or just a dangerously crazy douche-bag in history always had some smaller, sometimes pathetic versions of themselves. Some of these offsprings were very dangerous:  Stalin Р Tito РSadam Hussein, or Hitler РMussolini РFranco, etc.

        Joseph McCarthy himself was a weak derivative of the Great Inquisitors. He was, of course, just a very bad joke, but still did enormous amount of harm.

        Leon Weinstein is a spiritual and ideological heir of McCarthy, we are lucky that he is just pathetic, no more!

        The sad thing, he really has no clue how really unpatriotic he is!

        Ambrose Bierce had people like Leon in mind when he wrote more than 100 years ago:

        In Dr. Johnson’s famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first.

        Posted in Ideas & Ideologies, Leon Weinstein, Thoughts