You do! And a Leninist!
Shocking isn't it ?!!!
That quote about Lenin.....
Is cobblers. Tell me which publication of Lenin's work it comes from, I've read a fair amount by Lenin and don't recall it. Not that I would necessarily dispute the sentiments behind it - the execution of Tsar Nicholas** and his heirs was probably justified to limit the possibility of the revolution failing and the re-establishment of a hated feudal system, I just don't believe he said it.
There are countless examples of quotes being quite falsely attributed to people. One quote which is often attributed to Stalin is : "The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic". I have used the quote myself on this forum purely for its entertainment value and the fact that the sentiment behind it is actually true, but there isn't a shred of evidence that Stalin ever said it.
People often make up quotes simply to discredit someone, although sometimes it is done for more innocuous reasons. Voltaire is often quoted as having said : "I may not agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it", indeed it is often the only quote by Voltaire a person knows. And yet Voltaire never said it, rather it is what someone thought Voltaire might have said, if he had, well ........ said it.
I think we need to concentrate on what a person has actually said, rather than what we would have liked them to have said - it's only fair to them.
So anyway mcboo, enough about pointless false quotes ....... what do you reckon about economic advisers to the UBS Investment Bank, the IMF, the US Federal Reserve, and the World Bank, being openly Marxist ? And the fact that they predicted the global financial crises with startling accuracy ? You haven't given your opinion on that yet.
**Tsar Nicholas : "Critics nicknamed him Bloody Nicholas because of the Khodynka Tragedy, Bloody Sunday, the anti-Semitic pogroms, his execution of political opponents, and his pursuit of military campaigns on a hitherto unprecedented scale. Under his rule, Russia was defeated in the Russo-Japanese War, including the almost total annihilation of the Russian fleet at the Battle of Tsushima. As head of state, he approved the Russian mobilization of August 1914, which marked the beginning of Russia's involvement in World War I, a war in which 3.3 million Russians would be killed. The unpopularity of the Russian involvement in this war is often cited as a leading cause of the fall of the Romanov dynasty less than three years later."
.......to quote Wikipedia