When Adolf Hitler rose to power in 1933, Clara Zetkin had to flee to the Soviet Union for safety. However, not long after arriving, she succumbed to old age and died at 75 years old. Her remains were interned into the Kremlin Wall – such was the value of her life work.
1917 was a momentous year in Russian and world history. This was the beginning of the Russian Revolution that would lead to the world’s first Workers’ State.
Of course, a Russian colleague of mine thinks that this story might well be a modern invention designed to denigrate the reputation of modern Russia by referring to a corrupt Soviet past. The point is that the alleged Soviet sleep experiments are nothing but an unscientific and ahistorical myth, designed to keep a poorly educated Western workforce in a state of fear and opposition against the very Socialist ideology that would free it from the horror of capitalist oppression.
Lenin ‘rejected’ capitalist Taylorism because of its oppressive nature, but nevertheless was of the opinion that a liberated workforce could produce so much more because it was ‘free’ and engaging in what amounted to voluntary work for the betterment of humanity.
In the meantime, individuals can choose to progress human evolution by deciding to think beyond the current socially accepted limitations of perception. This may not be easy – as sometimes the powers that be will attempt to oppress any progress in a certain direction that might deprive a privileged minority of their power and influence. In reality, progression requires bravery, insight and resolve.