The Stairway to Chaos, Commie Style

The Stairway to Chaos, Commie Style

One step leads to another. But how would anyone know, if they did not also study the sublty and trickery in the techniques of one's Adversary? And how many of us do that? And if few do that, how many of these believe the warnings of others who do study such tactics, and sound the alarm?

"Dear friend, it is not possible for man to avert that which God has decreed shall happen. No one believes warnings, however true. Many of us know our danger, but we are constrained by necessity to do as our leader bids us. Verily 'tis the sorest of all human ills, to abound in knowledge and yet have no power over action." Thus spake the Persian to Thersander, as reported by Herodotus of Halicarnassus, the ancient historian (484-432 B.C.), The Histories, Book 9-Calliope, 9.16, George Rawlinson's translation.

Or, “Of all men's miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing." Herodotus, "Histories," Bk 9.16.

(And yes, this very old image, reproduced from the early 1900s, has the word Bolschivism mis-spelled).