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Thread #161905   Message #3851375
Posted By: Jim Carroll
20-Apr-17 - 04:29 AM
Thread Name: BS: Mass murder of defenceless civilians
Subject: RE: BS: Mass murder of defenceless civilians
"I think Stalin being idolized by many of his citizens is as chilling an example of mind-rape as has ever occurred"
Over-dramatic nonsense that could be applied to anyone in history
The idolatry of Stalin had nothing to do with the individual - he was in the right place at the right time
The world had come through a massive and totally unprecedented blood bath in which entire generations had been slaughtered for the sake of Empire
Following this, the Germany entered a revolutionary period to overthrow the system that caused the massive slaughter - it failed, and Fascism gained a toe hold there.
Soviet Russia seemed to offer a solution and was heading for being the first worker's state - a guarantee that these bloodbaths would never happen again
THat's where adulation of Stalin came from - not some weird mind "mind-raping" process - it was a reaction to a failing Imperial system that had raped the planet and divided it up for centuries - a centuries old gang rape of the poorest nations by the wealthiest.
It has always been ignored that one of the excuses used for entering the obscene slaughter that was WW1 was the treatment of "gallant little Belgium" who had caused the deaths of up to ten million Congolese in the pursuit of rubber.
Why doesn't that count as one of your "chilling examples".
Stalin was adored, not just by the Russian people, but by the left, the liberal left and many more as a way out of a system that had become rabid - read clergyman Hewlett Johnson's 'Socialist Sixth of the world' or the Webb's 'Soviet Communism' to see the admiration for a new system to end all wars
That fact that Stalin's idol had clay feet didn't in any way alter the fact that the world needed changing - and still does.
Jim Carroll