Friday, December 17, 2021

Birds of a Feather



In 2006, Wikiquote dug up such a source: The Memoirs of Stalin’s Former Secretary by Boris Bazhanov, published in 2002. Translated from the Russian, the version which, according to Bazhanov, was uttered in 1923 by Stalin in reference to a vote in the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, was this:

“I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this — who will count the votes, and how.”


  1. Yep, knew that, and it's true. We may have to vote with lead pretty soon ... that makes it real hard for them to cheat. :/

  2. Especially when the counters bring their own blanks to fill in.

    1. Sorry. Don't know why it didn't post my name - Baysider

  3. No question we ARE at a turning point. The real question is, which way will we go???