Originally posted by Epitaph25
reply to post by stereovoyaged
A guy on CNN describing that there are terrorists who drink, sleep, eat and pee to think about ways of destroying the average american. And, we need
to go there and destroy them before they come here and destroy us.
From 1847 to 1882 lived a man named Sergey Genadievich Nechayev, in Russia pre-Soviet era. Nechayev was a political dissident and considered by the
Czar to be a terrorist. The Czar so feared this man that when finally arrested he became the Czar's special prisoner and he received weekly reports
on Nechayev's prison activities. He was convicted of murdering a fellow student but it was his political posturings that has so frightened the
Russian aristocracy and the Czar.
He claimed to be the leader of a secret society that numbered four million people, when in truth he was the head of a small group of St. Petersburg
students. Years later Dostoyevsky would use Nechayev as the inspiration for his novel The Possessed
and while he languished in prison, the
terrorist group known as Norodnaya Volya, (People's Freedom), had considered using their finances and resources to free Nechayev from prison instead
of killing the Czar. Nechayev sent word to this group that it was much more important to their cause to kill the Czar then free him from prison and
on March 13th 1881, the terrorist group took Nechayev's advice and assassinated Czar Alexander II.
Nechayev was a known killer, thief, liar and a cheat and was also known for his political writings the most famous and longest surviving work being
called; The Revolutionary Catechism
which consisted of 26 rules or dictum's of behavior for a revolutionary, easily translatable to a
terrorist as well. Below is are some excerpts from this work:
The Duties of the Revolutionary toward Himself
1. The revolutionary is a doomed man. He has no personal interests, no business affairs, no emotions, no attachments, no property, and no name.
Everything in him is wholly absorbed in the single thought and the single passion for revolution.
2. The revolutionary knows that in the very depths of his being, not only in words but also in deeds, he has broken all the bonds which tie him to the
social order and the civilized world with all its laws, moralities, and customs, and with all its generally accepted conventions. He is their
implacable enemy, and if he continues to live with them it is only in order to destroy them more speedily.
3. The revolutionary despises all doctrines and refuses to accept the mundane sciences, leaving them for future generations. He knows only one
science: the science of destruction. For this reason, but only for this reason, he will study mechanics, physics, chemistry, and perhaps medicine. But
all day and all night he studies the vital science of human beings, their characteristics and circumstances, and all the phenomena of the present
social order. The object is perpetually the same: the surest and quickest way of destroying the whole filthy order.
4. The revolutionary despises public opinion. He despises and hates the existing social morality in all its manifestations. For him, morality is
everything which contributes to the triumph of the revolution. Immoral and criminal is everything that stands in its way.
5. The revolutionary is a dedicated man, merciless toward the State and toward the educated classes; and he can expect no mercy from them. Between him
and them there exists, declared or concealed, a relentless and irreconcilable war to the death. He must accustom himself to torture.
6. Tyrannical toward himself, he must be tyrannical toward others. All the gentle and enervating sentiments of kinship, love, friendship, gratitude,
and even honor, must be suppressed in him and give place to the cold and single-minded passion for revolution. For him, there exists only one
pleasure, on consolation, one reward, one satisfaction – the success of the revolution. Night and day he must have but one thought, one aim –
merciless destruction. Striving cold-bloodedly and indefatigably toward this end, he must be prepared to destroy himself and to destroy with his own
hands everything that stands in the path of the revolution.
7. The nature of the true revolutionary excludes all sentimentality, romanticism, infatuation, and exaltation. All private hatred and revenge must
also be excluded. Revolutionary passion, practiced at every moment of the day until it becomes a habit, is to be employed with cold calculation. At
all times, and in all places, the revolutionary must obey not his personal impulses, but only those which serve the cause of the revolution.
Here are just a few more excerpts from that doctrine:
15. This filthy social order can be split up into several categories. The first category comprises those who must be condemned to death without delay.
Comrades should compile a list of those to be condemned according to the relative gravity of their crimes; and the executions should be carried out
according to the prepared order...
26. To weld the people into one single unconquerable and all-destructive force – this is our aim, our conspiracy, and our task.
It is worth reading the entirety of Nechayev's work if for no other reason than to better understand the drive and commitment of those who desire
revolution by any means necessary. If it is your contention that Americans are stupid or even that the man in this interview is stupid because they
or he believe that there are committed terrorists who "drink, sleep, eat and pee to think about ways of destroying the average american.",
Nechayev's doctrine serves as a testament and indeed, an insistence that this is the exact sort of behavior necessary for a successful revolutionary
Regardless of the "zombie like" appearance of the person in the video the belief that there are those that are so committed to bringing down a
society such as the United States that they spend their every waking and sleeping hour consumed with that commitment is not such a stupid belief. Of
course, one of the primary goals of terrorism is to engender fear in the populace so that they will demand stricter controls upon the populace in a
Faustian bargain of sacrificing liberty for the notion of safety. Such a bargain will, in the end, foster revolt.
[edit on 3-12-2009 by Jean Paul Zodeaux]