This Russian film from two decades ago depicts the murderous zealotry of Marx's communist ideal.
The film takes place in about 1920 in a Russian town unnamed. There the local Chekist at the head of the local branch of the Soviet state security organization created by Lenin to crush "counter-revolutionary" activities, oversees the systematic execution of hundreds or more of his fellow countrymen.
After the execution of Tsar Nicholas and his family, the revolutionary bolsheviks went after mostly aristocrats, mercantile-types, and clergymen. Many of the murdered in "The Cheklist" are well-dressed bourgeois types representative of this target group.
With utter and drama-free Russian bluntness, this film illustrates what happens when an entire civilization is pissed off about something. Not to sound extreme, but it's almost like there is something healthy in the early soviets' designs to change society.
In the West today, the rage that broils just below the surface of every Western people, has for a long time been falsely diverted towards pseudo-threats such as global warming, obesity, second-hand tobacco smoke, seatbelt enforcement and road safety, etc..
Whereas in reality, the biggest threat to the West today is painfully and obviously to all Those Who Can See, strictly demographic in nature.
When in London over half the population is now foreign-born, and where the most popular name for newborns is Muhammed, and where close to 80% of all births are to non-white, non-British mothers, then clearly we have a serious problem. Especially when this pattern repeats itself in virtually every "Western" country on the planet !
But instead of concentrating on the real source of the Decline, Western elites direct the natural, surging rage of their people into such safe haven issues as child safety seats, minority uplift, animal rights, prosecution for possession of pornography, etc ect.
With the film "Chekist," somehow it is deeply reassuring - while at the same time being horrible beyond comprehension - to realize that not even a century ago, Eastern Europeans went to insanely extreme lengths to ensure the supremacy of their ideals.
"The Chekist" (1992)