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Окончательные итоги

По стихотворному зачету прошли (5 из 5) nedosionist, _moss
cn_mangetsu не оправдал доверия.

Таким образом, nedosionist тоже получает ЗАЧЕТ, а переходящую заклепку (по востребованию) получает трехкратный ленинский зачетник: _moss. Он помещается на Вечную Доску Почета в этом журнале.

PS: Хотя победителей не судят, рассуждения были предложены не совсем убедительные. Хо Ши Мин, разумеется, писал про горы  (см. мой комментарий). Мао менее элегичен, у него все какое-то действие происходит. И про птичек писал,  - ласточек.
http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/poems/poems36.htm

Как правильно было отмечено, мыслить надо было зоогеографически.

У Маркса полно сопливых сочинений и тяжеловесных баллад в духе Гитлера
http://homepages.which.net/~panic.brixtonpoetry/marxpoetry.pdf

Вообще, лучше бы они поэзией занимались.
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Breaking a tie

As we have two equally strong contenders for LENINSKY ZACHET and only one prize, we need the final selection round.

Everyone is welcome, too. This is going to be devilishly hard.

1- Stalin, 2- Mao, 3- Hitler, 4- Marx, 5- Ho Chi Min

(a) When your name each syllable must confess,
When you lend each note melodiousness,
When no breath would stray from the goddess?
’Tis because so sweet the dear name sounds,
And its cadence says so much to me.

(b) The lark has sung in the dark blue,
Flying higher than the clouds,
And the sweet-sounding nightingale
Has sung a song to children from the bushes.

(c) For ten thousand miles the landscape
Spreads out like a beautiful brocade.
Gentle sunshine. Light breezes. Smiling flowers,
Hang in the trees, amongst the sparkling leaves,
All the birds sing at once.

(d) Mountain, I whip my quick
horse and don't dismount
and look back in wonder.
The sky is three feet away.

(e) When her eyes so dear and trusting
No more, at once, look forward brigthly.
When her weary, falt'ring feet
No longer carry her step lightly-
Then give her a helping hand.

Good luck!

12:30 time out a4 b1 c5 d2 e3
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O некоторых итогах ленинского зачета

6 из 6 не сделал никто, но 4 из 6 сделали _moss, cn_mangetsu, halomea, larisaka

По итогам двух заседаний:

ЛЕНИНСКИЙ ЗАЧЕТ: _moss, cn_mangetsu
ЗАЧЕТ: halomea, larisaka, leblon, philoxena, rwalk


Молодцы!

Отличникам ленинского зачета готов при личной встрече вручить приз: заклепку, сделанную из стали, сваренной во время Великого Прорыва. Материал собран в 1958-м году братом моей бабушки во время дружественного визита в КНР по обмену металлургическим опытом. Заклепка одна, и ее придется делить попалам, что непросто, т.к. сталь по композиции соответствует чугуну.

Но вскрылось и отвратительное явление. Известный обществовед arbat не явился на зачет и согласился участвовать в ленинском зачете только после проработки ячейкой, после чего набрал нуль. Он получает НЕЗАЧЕТ. Красные бригады давно говорят, что реакционера пора послать на перевоспитание. Несдача зачета делает оргвыводы неизбежными.

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Match the tyrant. 2

Perhaps the previous puzzle was a bit too easy: there were many ZACHETs (my congratulations to all who passed).

How about LENINSKY ZACHET? No googling, comrades! This is not going to be easy.

1- Castro, 2- Hitler, 3- Trotsky, 4- Mao, 5- Lenin , 6- Stalin

(a) To let things slide for the sake of peace and friendship when a person has clearly gone wrong, and refrain from principled argument because he is an old acquaintance, a fellow townsman, a schoolmate, a close friend, a loved one, an old colleague or old subordinate. Or to touch on the matter lightly instead of going into it thoroughly, so as to keep on good terms. The result is that both the organization and the individual are harmed. This is one type of liberalism. To indulge in irresponsible criticism in private instead of actively putting forward one's suggestions to the organization. To say nothing to people to their faces but to gossip behind their backs, or to say nothing at a meeting but to gossip afterwards. To show no regard at all for the principles of collective life but to follow one's own inclination. This is a second type.

(b) Now that the positions of both factions in the struggle have become determined with complete clearness, it must be said that the minority of the National Committee is leading a typical petty-bourgeois tendency. Like any petty-bourgeois group inside the socialist movement, the present opposition is characterized by the following features: a disdainful attitude toward theory and an inclination toward eclecticism; disrespect for the tradition of their own organization; anxiety for personal “independence” at the expense of anxiety for objective truth; nervousness instead of consistency; readiness to jump from one position to another; lack of understanding of revolutionary centralism and hostility toward it; and finally, inclination to substitute clique ties and personal relationships for party discipline.

(c) We must not commit the mistake of underestimating the enemy. We will correctly estimate his power and do what is necessary to be victorious in our battle. We want to know every moment what they are planning, what they are doing and how to combat it, as we are doing right now in denouncing their hysteria and how to combat it, as we are doing right now in denouncing the hysteria they are creating about the base, and the reports about our attacking the base. That is why it is good for many books to be published and for us to continue to study. All of us have the duty to learn, to know, and to teach. The opportunity must be taken to learn of the problems. Otherwise we will never be more than bachelors of revolution; we will never become doctors of revolution.

(d) The first ally, our principal ally, is the proletariat in the developed countries. The second ally is the oppressed peoples in the under-developed countries, which are oppressed by the more developed countries. Comrades, they constitute an immense reserve for our revolution. But they are very slow in getting into their stride. They are coming directly to our help, but it is evident that they will not arrive quickly. We have a third ally, intangible, impersonal, but for all that an extremely important one, namely, the conflicts and contradictions between the capitalist countries; they cannot be personified, but they certainly render our regime and our revolution very great support. That may seem strange, comrades, but it is a fact.

(e) Hence it is the highest task of the organization to make sure that no inner disunities within the membership of the movement lead to a split and hence a weakening of the movement's work, further, that the spirit of determined attack does not die out, but is continuously renewed and reinforced. The number of members need not grow infinitely; on the contrary: a movement which endlessly enlarges its organization would inevitably be weakened some day as a result. Organizations, in other words, membership figures, which grow beyond a certain level gradually lose their fighting power and are no longer capable of supporting or utilizing the propaganda of an idea resolutely and aggressively.

(f) The proletariat in all the advanced capitalist countries has already formed its vanguard, the Communist Parties, which are growing, making steady progress towards winning the majority of the proletariat in each country, and destroying the influence of the old trade union bureaucrats and of the upper stratum of the working class of America and Europe, which has been corrupted by imperialist privileges. The petty-bourgeois democrats in the capitalist countries serve today as the mainstay of capitalism, since they retain an influence over the majority, or a considerable section, of the industrial and commercial workers and office employees who are afraid that if revolution breaks out they will lose the relative petty-bourgeois prosperity created by the privileges of imperialism.

10:30am time out: a4 b3 c1 d6 e2 f5
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Match the tyrant. 1

Can you match the quotes with their authors without looking them up?

1 - Lenin, 2 - Robespierre, 3 - Mao , 4 - Stalin.

(a) It is generally recognized that no science can develop and flourish without a battle of opinions, without freedom of criticism. Exchange of thoughts is a constant and vital necessity, for without it, it is impossible to co-ordinate the joint actions of people in the struggle against the forces of nature, in the struggle to produce the necessary material values; without it, it is impossible to ensure the success of society's productive activity, and, hence, the very existence of social production becomes impossible.

(b) We wish in our country that morality may be substituted for egotism, probity for false honour, principles for usages, duties for good manners, pride for insolence, magnanimity for vanity, the love of glory for the love of money, merit for intrigue, genius for wit, truth for tinsel show, the grandeur of man for the littleness of the great, a people magnanimous, powerful, happy, for a people amiable, frivolous and miserable.

(c) In playing the piano, all ten fingers are in motion; it will not do to move some fingers only and not others. However, if all ten fingers press down at once, there is no melody. To produce good music, the ten fingers should move rhythmically and in co-ordination. Wherever there is a problem, we must put our finger on it, and this is a method we must master. Some play the piano well and some badly, and there is a great difference in the melodies they produce.

(d) We are marching in a compact group along a precipitous and difficult path, firmly holding each other by the hand. We have combined, by a freely adopted decision, for the purpose of fighting the enemy, and not of retreating into the neighbouring marsh, the inhabitants of which, from the very outset, have reproached us with having separated ourselves into an exclusive group and with having chosen the path of struggle instead of the path of conciliation. And now some among us begin to cry out: Let us go into the marsh! And when we begin to shame them, they retort: What backward people you are! Only let go of our hands, don’t clutch at us and don’t besmirch the grand word freedom, for we too are “free” to go where we please, free to fight not only against the marsh, but also against those who are turning towards the marsh!

12am next day: a4, b2, c3, d1
ZACHET cn_mangetsu, leblon, _moss, philoxena, rwalk