“We cannot expect the Americans to jump from capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of socialism until they suddenly awake to find they have Communism.” - Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev, 1959
The veracity of this quote is being questioned by the progressives all over the Internet, but I remember recently coming across this quote in print, cited from the memoir of some American journalist or politician (unfamiliar to me) who had a chance to speak with Nikita Khrushchev personally. This quote was part of the private conversation he described.
Whatever the case, it sounds authentic and I have no reason to doubt that Khrushchev might have said this. After he was replaced in a peaceful coup by Brezhnev in 1964, Khrushchev was officially maligned in the USSR as a clown and a blabbermouth; his very name became a joke. Like Joe Biden, he was prone to saying the damnedest things. He may have said this quote too; whether it was a tactical error or not, he meant every word of it.
No one can doubt he said "We will bury you" because the whole world saw it. He might have as well said "We will Barry you" - it would still be correct, although he shouldn't have been running his mouth about it before time.
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