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Thread #161905   Message #3851025
Posted By: Jim Carroll
18-Apr-17 - 11:28 AM
Thread Name: BS: Mass murder of defenceless civilians
Subject: RE: BS: Mass murder of defenceless civilians
We now live in a world totally dependent on our getting on with our neghbours, both for peace and for trade, so "our own population" has to be humanity as a whole if we are to survive as a species.
However Mao and Stalin regarded their people, those who they replaced cared even less
The "Soviet Gulags" were long in existence before the Bolsheviks took power.
Russia was a number of semi-feudal States run by a family who regarded their subjects with less interest than they did their animals - a peasant was replaceable, a good horse was not.
The Russian people had two alternatives, stay in a war that was slaughtering millions or take another road
Whatever the mistakes and betrayals - those countries moved from feudal repressive states to world leaders, despite a civil war and another world war
China was the same - go read William Hinton's, 'Fan Shen' to see how well off the peasants were under feudalism
Much of what went wrong can be traced back to outside interference - as Churchill and others put it so eloquently "New Germany (under Hitler) will serve as a barrier to the threat of Bolshevism"
Jim Carroll