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Happy to answer but, what do you mean exactly?
Originally posted by Leftist
reply to post by SilentThundersGF
Do you regret your past involvement?
I am just curious. Don't answer if you don't want to.edit on 3/30/2012 by Leftist because: (no reason given)
-Nothing I did changed anything! It was all stupid and meaningless, it was silly adolescence but the consequences are forever in my life.
Originally posted by SilentThundersGF
reply to post by IgnorantSpecies
It is an interesting point.
Sometimes I think about the 1905 revolution in Russia versus the 1917 one. The former was a failure, small, largely condemned by the people as well as the royals and upper classe. The 1917 in contrast was the founding of a nation. There was no so much less oppression of the lowest in society between 1917 and 1905. But there was a difference. What was the difference? "The conditions were not correct in 1905" is the Marxist orthodoxoi answer. What were these "conditions?" World War I happened, and involved most normal people in Russia in some loss and suffering. War seems to be one reason for popular revolution. (I consider the American revolution to be aristocratic revolution more than popular revolution). Or situations like famine before the French revolution.
But the question remains: Would 1917 be possible without 1905? It is an interesting point. We should all think carefully about it.
Regardless of the answer I am sure we are closer to 1905 than 1917 in terms of "conditions." Although it might take less than 12 years to change this time.
edit on 30-3-2012 by SilentThundersGF because: (no reason given)