Dear Gillian The right-wing (bourgeois) press in the UK reminds me of those confused people we see riding on the bus, Tube, or train, etc.
Translator’s Note: I suspect Lenin’s preferred pronoun was ‘he’ and ‘his’, etc. I do not mean that he would have expressed any negative opinion against
Gay people need to free their minds of bourgeois conditioning, and unite with the ordinary proletariat to fight fascist oppression and free the working class from capitalist oppression.
What both gay and straight people must remember is that around 40 million Soviet men, women and children died in the fight against Nazi Germany – and to put a stop to its holocaust against Jews, gays, Romany, the disabled, Communists and anyone consider racially or ideologically unfit.
As a consequence, during the Battle of Kiev for example, hundreds of thousands of Soviet men and women died or were taken prisoner trying to stop the Nazi Germans from occupying the land.
The Soviet Union was a Socialist State seeking to evolve society beyond its feudal and capitalist limitations, and into an advanced Communist System where class, religion and State would no longer be required for the maintenance of an optimum human society.