Contrary

The peasant

One day in 1919, a mud-covered Russian peasant watched a Bolshevik cavalry column crossing the Russian countryside during the Russian civil war.

The Bolshevik commissar called out to the peasant, “Come join us, comrade, and fight the Mensheviks!”

“What are you fighting for?” the peasant called back.

“We fight so that there will be no more rich people!” yelled the commissar.

The peasant glanced at his muddy clothes and considered the tiny hut he lived in. Then he called back, “Commissar, come recruit me when you are fighting so that there will be no more poor people!”

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September 24, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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