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Thread #161905   Message #3851348
Posted By: robomatic
19-Apr-17 - 11:36 PM
Thread Name: BS: Mass murder of defenceless civilians
Subject: RE: BS: Mass murder of defenceless civilians
JC:
I'm aware of Koestler's dodginess. I've had a high time with him in other forums regarding other books he wrote. But I think "Darkness at Noon" was a great work in which he tried to understand what went through Party-Members' minds when they themselves got put on trial for 'crimes' they could not themselves dream of, yet to which they confessed. Mind-rape indeed. I think Stalin being idolized by many of his citizens is as chilling an example of mind-rape as has ever occurred. I suppose it has applied to Chairman Mao and is being applied to Kim even now.
Meanwhile are you going to consider the simple question I asked you regarding S.Korea vs N.Korea?