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Anatomy of the Red BrigadesThe Religious Mind-set of Modern Terrorists$
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Alessandro Orsini

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780801449864

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801449864.001.0001

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The Purifiers of the World in Power

The Purifiers of the World in Power

Chapter 6 The Purifiers of the World in Power
Anatomy of the Red Brigades

Alessandro Orsini

Cornell University Press

This chapter examines the thoughts and political practices of other revolutionaries, namely Lenin, Mao Tse-tung, and Pol Pot. Lenin is considered the greatest purifier of the world known to history. He achieved power and set about regenerating humanity. His political actions have enabled the effects of the gnostic recipe to be verified “in the field.” The Bolshevik Revolution also demonstrates what happens when professional revolutionaries gain power. Mao Tse-tung was one of the staunchest critics of bureaucracy, the new state bourgeoisie, corruption, and betrayal. Similar to Robespierre, Mao stood for radical catastrophism, the binary-code mentality, the obsession with purity, the identification of the Devil, and the doctrine of purification, according to which your enemies can only be exterminated. Pol Pot was a firm supporter of the Leninist organization of the Khmer Rouge. He was convinced that only a political party based on a rigid hierarchy and a fierce ideological determination would be able to transform the present world.

Keywords:   Lenin, state terrorism, Bolshevik Revolution, Red Brigades, revolutionaries, revolutionary gnosticism, Mao Tse-tung, Pol Pot

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