Red Bridges and Red Brigades:
Travesties is a play by Tom Stoppard.
The play centres on the figure of Henry Carr, an elderly man who reminisces about Zürich in 1917 during the First World War, and his interactions with James Joyce when he was writing Ulysses, Tristan Tzara during the rise of Dada, and Lenin leading up to the Russian Revolution, all of whom were living in Zürich at that time.
"......In all the heavy tomes written by Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the Soviet state
refers only once to the Society of Jesus. Interviewed by Wilhelm Herzog, a pseudonym
for the left-wing Julian Sorel, he mentioned - not at all negatively - the
Society'S founder. He credited him with inspiring his decision to learn Spanish:
At the end of our talk, I couldn't help ... observing that the Bolshevik
Party in its organisation and discipline ... was very similar to the Society
of Jesus ... At first I feared Lenin would take umbrage at my comparison
or think it completely unfounded. Instead, he said: 'That's strange. What
made you think of that?' 'I've studied Ignatius of Loyola a bit. An extraordinary
person and a first-rate mind.' 'I thought so too,' interjected Lenin.
'You know what I did as an emigrant in Zurich? I learned Spanish to read
him in the original. He was a fantastic organiser and a brilliant author.
Anecdotes like this explain why articles appeared in the post-perestroika gutter press
claiming that Feliks Dzerzhinsky, the son of Polish Catholic petty gentry, had the
Society of Jesus in mind when he created the Cheka, the forerunner of the KGB........."
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Above four images at the top of the post - 1) and 4): http://novoordoseclorum.blogspot.it/2012/04/marching-towards-enemy.html
2) central image of Loyola with Red Flag: http://continuingcounterreformation.blogspot.it/2008/06/buried-standard.html
3) In Geneva, Switzerland : http://avles-theamberpath.blogspot.it/2009/11/ecumenical-switzerland-florishes.html
(*) "....Stalin, on the contrary, had little good to say of the Jesuits. Describing his time
spent as a seminarian in Georgia, he condemned the 'Jesuitical methods' used by the
Russian Orthodox seminary administration. 'Don't the Jesuits have any positive
qualities?' a German interviewer asked the Generalissimo. 'Yes, they are systematic
and work steadily toward the realisation of bad ends. But their basic methods - surveillance, spying, peering into other people's souls, mockery - what could be positive
in all that?,21 It is ironic that precisely these 'basic methods' were among Stalin's
own favourites when liquidating class enemies........."
By the same source of the excerpt. That famous interview was simply implementing the later slogan "the media is the message" by McLuhan. This was due to divert the attention from the Jesuit order, the true mastermind of the religious massacre in Russia, on the Jews. If the media isa Jewish media, therefore the message is a Jewish message. Probably at those times the approach of Lenin with Jesuit order arose some problems, which were defused with an appropriate diversion on the Jews with that interview.
See also: http://www.arcticbeacon.com/greg/headlines/investigative-journal-june-16-2011-broadcast/------------------------------------------
(As I have no time, no resources, no money, no support at disposition, it is clear that what I wrote is affected by many errors and uncorrectness. I am not a prostitute lay journalist of this dirty Vatican 'tollerant' regime called 'democracy'. I have not the 51% of the Bank of America supporting my writings. I don't control the Casinò of Ostenda and neither Citroen and Peugeot as the General Superior did at least in 1958. So corrections and additions could appear in the future)