Old and New Gods

by eradican

The 20th century saw every quality of life metric surge upward across the world. The era had its horrors as well but overall it was a period of widespread prosperity. Some believe the 21st century will be like the 20th except in reverse. In other words the gains of the period will decline and disappear. That process has already begun as we all can see and feel.

An education system that amounts to nothing more than propaganda. Declining standards of living and rampant unemployment. Women preferring harems with elite men. Banks too big to fail and bankers too powerful to jail. Rich Hollywood homosexuals raping young boys with impunity. I could go on endlessly but you get the point. I’d contend the situation today is partially worse than previous eras due to …

…the disintegration of family, collapse of social cohesion, and toxic culture as well. There is nothing redeemable about Murka only decay, corruption, and darkness from top to bottom.

What then separated the 20th century from earlier periods of history? The 20th was not the first to enjoy good living but it was a period where prosperity was shared broadly. To answer that question we must first understand the nature of human social organization.

Humans are instinctively a hierarchical species. They form hierarchies in everything. Humans are also a predatory species ruthlessly attacking lower ranking members of a hierarchy to assert their dominance and social superiority. The reason people get viciously bullied is because they signal weakness and sometimes violate their place in the hierarchy by being “creepy” (expressing romantic interest in a girl who considers them unworthy). Kumbaya has no basis in human social dynamics only status and power. Power is never given only taken. Even after its seizure power must be defended from others who seek to take it as well. It’s a life of permanent vigilance and unending battle but that is the price of freedom.

The single greatest driving force of the 20th century was Marxism the label given to the ideas of German-Jewish philosopher and historian Karl Marx. His work (together with Frederick Engels) was revolutionary. It proposed that class struggle and economic factors did more to shape history than political events. Marx argued that class consciousness and solidarity is formed when members of a class become aware of their exploitation and conflict with the ruling class. A class then realizes their shared interests and common identity finally taking action against class enemies. Humanity began as a matriarchy where women dominated all aspects of society with males as their servants. The first class victory was the overthrow of this system with the establishment of male rule over women through private property, religion, and organized warfare. This began civilization as we understand it 5000 years ago. Much later after the slave based warrior society was overthrown feudalism emerged. Feudalism was dominated by the aristocracy, church, and monarchy which itself was overthrown by a rising new elite consisting of merchants, bankers, lawyers and other professionals. These bourgeois revolutions began with the Renaissance and culminated in the Enlightenment. Revolutionary victory against their class enemies then formed the basis of the western democracies. The capitalist mode of production was their economic engine creating enormous wealth/innovation. Russia was the first country in history to advance the class war beyond the bourgeois stage. The Cold War technically began after WW2 but in reality started with the Bolshevik seizure of power.

Another component of Marxist theory is the base and superstructure of a society. America was founded by lawyers and the judiciary has the most power. Iran is a theocracy founded by clerics and the religious elites rule. Britain was and remains a monarchy with aristocrats dominating parliament. These elite factions created the base with a societal superstructure built around it but not from the bottom up but the top down. In other words it doesn’t really matter what time or place you live in the “ruling classes” set the agenda no matter what. When the productive forces of society clash with the ruling hierarchy then social revolution may occur creating a new foundation and superstructure. Attempting change within the framework of existing power structures without the consent of the ruling classes is therefore impossible.

Class antagonism doesn’t always have to be violent or even overt but is always present according to Marx. New ideologies and religions are invented to protect and promote the class interests of the elites. A religion doesn’t have to be metaphysical either secular religions can also exist. Patriotism was identified by Marx as a secular religion distracting from class struggle with imperialist wars abroad being the highest form of self serving enrichment by a dominant class. Even in our own era the capitalists (elite) and bourgeoisie (middle class) overwhelmingly supporting liberalism to the detriment of the proletarian (working class) is a form of class warfare.

Too often bourgeois liberal SWPL faggots are maligned as “Marxists” but that’s pretty far from the truth. They have little in common except popularity with the intelligentsia. The intelligentsia is a class that includes Marx and people like us; writers, free thinkers, bohemians, political radicals, etc. SWPL vaguely hate the rich but only because their own lifestyles aren’t luxurious enough. They’re also gatekeepers to power controlling schools and serving as a priesthood for the ruling class. They’re class enemies of the proletarian from their worship of MLK to their snobbish condescension towards labor. The lumpenprole is lowest and most degraded form of the proletariat. This class designation is given to vagrants, criminals, idlers, and scum. The negro and beaner are lumpenproles. They are also class enemies of the proletarian but often align with the elite to attack the bourgeois as well. The bourgeois has the most potential for revolutionary action having both numbers and affluence but their conformity and subservience to capitalism make them unreliable allies. To be a real Marxist thinker and revolutionary requires brains, balls, and a radical political outlook. The three greatest Marxists of the 20th century were Vladamir Lenin (Russian), Joseph Stalin (Georgian), and Leon Trotsky (Jewish). Tsarist Russia was a feudal entity slowly crumbling under pressure from modern forces. The monarchy refused to give up power but only accepted limited reforms igniting a powder keg in the future. Lenin was born into minor nobility and educated as a lawyer who by a stroke of fate became a revolutionary after the execution of his brother by the Tsar. Drawn to the revolutionary winds of the age Lenin was captivated by Marxism. Lenin used his wealth, connections, and talents to build a legitimate party and movement devoting his life to the cause of a revolutionary vanguard. Lenin once disparaged the electoral system saying it gave the masses an illusion of power by voting in different cliques of millionaires with the help of subservient bourgeois campaign managers. I sincerely doubt quotes like that will make it on CNN or anywhere else considered “respectable”. Despite his background Lenin was a hero of the working class.

Lenin traveled, debated, wrote, and socialized in Marxist circles for years/decades building up a movement and organization. He was part of the Russian Social Democratic Labor party which hoped for a peaceful victory over Tsarism. There were many discussions on how to move forward with internal strife and party politics leading to factionalism and splits. Russia had capitalism but development was limited to a few major urban areas and wealthy enclaves. Tsarist industry was advance in railroads but otherwise Russia remained underdeveloped. Aristocrats and businessmen enjoyed the finer things in life from opera to yachting while most Russians were landless and impoverished. Peasants moving to the cities for work became the small industrial proletariat from which Lenin hoped to build a support base. Unfamiliar social relationships, the rigors of factory discipline, low wages, and unsafe working conditions fueled discontent and worker strikes. Marxist revolutionary ideas were unappealing to most as they retained their traditional Tsarist views. Workers marched on the Winter Palace in Petrograd (Saint Petersburg) the capital of the Russian Empire by the thousands to petition the Tsar but were ruthlessly fired upon and bayoneted by Cossak soldiers. Hundred perhaps thousands were killed/injured in the bloodbath marking a turning point in Russian history. This massacre became known as Bloody Sunday with many urban workers bitterly asserting they had no Tsar. A wave of strikes, protests, violence, and chaos swept Russia but the Tsarist police arrested, imprisoned, and executed many to restore order. Socialist agitator, political radical, and international revolutionary Leon Trotsky participated in these events making charismatic speeches. Russia was also falling behind the world and its humiliating defeat in the Russo-Japanese war during this period prompted the Russian Revolution of 1905. This was only a partial bourgeois democratic revoultion and the feudal order largely remained intact. Political parties were legalized, an imperial duma was established, and free speech was permitted however. This didn’t solve the problem and escalating discontent/violence particularly against the government continued. The ultra nationalist Black One Hundreds consisting of clergy, land owners, rightists, and supported by the Tsar murdered reformers and instigated pogroms against Jews. Tsarist officials including the few sincere reformers like Pyotr Stolypin were also assassinated.

Stalin was a ruthless killer but considered himself a champion of the people. Stalin mostly committed atrocities (in his mind at least) to protect the Russian Revolution from its enemies. However even from his early life Stalin was traumatized by his abusive alcoholic father. He also grew up in a lawless area rife with crime and gang warfare hardening him personally. His mother wanted a better life for “little Joey” educating him in church schools hoping he’d pursue a career in the Orthodox Church then one of the most powerful and affluent institutions in Tsarist Russia. A life changing moment occurred in childhood when he witnessed a badly botched Tsarist execution. The slow and agonizing deaths he saw along with the political nature of the crimes involved cemented his hatred of the Tsar. After dropping out of school due to poverty he joined the Russian Social Democratic Labor party and later its Bolshevik faction led by Lenin embracing atheism much to his mother’s dismay. He worked menial and low paying jobs but they allowed time to engage in revolutionary activity. He organized and participated in worker strikes but was often fired in retaliation yet his belief in Marxism never wavered.

One strike saw imperial Cossack soldiers massacre hundreds of workers at the behest of management. It was then he realized peaceful politics wouldn’t work so he organized daring bank robberies and train car heists sharing the proceeds with other Marxists. His scores generated millions of dollars in funds for party activity. One botched robbery ended in a massive shootout and gun battle killing/wounding dozens. The Bolshevik party never approved of his criminal activity but recognized his talents nonetheless. When Stalin’s homeland (Georgia) fell into chaos during the various upheavals many years before the overthrow of the Tsar in 1917 Stalin organized protection rackets. Stalin became an almost legendary gunslinger and desperado in the Caucuses. Stalin’s connections to the criminal underworld made him extremely useful to an otherwise soft and intellectual movement. He was arrested and imprisoned multiple times with the Bolshevik party supporting his legal bills and living expenses. He was frequently on the run and escaping the police as well. The imperial Cossack commander who led the worker massacre years earlier was shot and killed in an assassination by Stalin himself. He rose quickly as a man of action and entered into Lenin’s inner circle. Appreciating his devotion to the party but disliking his ruffian ways he was given the job as editor of Pravda the Bolshevik paper where he wrote profusely. Pravda is still in circulation today but as a general Russian news and opinion website/newsletter. When Lenin was declared a wanted fugitive by the state he went underground. There was also a price on his head with numerous assassins and organized criminal elements hunting him too. Lenin needed a miracle. It was Stalin who hid Lenin during this period and smuggled him safely out of the country.

Lenin had lived and traveled overseas before building an international network of support which included wealthy friends, businessmen, and financiers. He never let a crisis go to waste and the biggest human conflict in history up until that point created a new strategic partnership with Russia’s foreign enemies. Russia was an Allied nation battling against the Central Powers during WW1. The conventional view of the war was very different than Lenin’s perspective. He saw imperialism as the highest form of capitalism. The war was a search for new markets by monopoly capitalism after the domestic one had reached its growth limit. The brutalization and disruption of WW1 gave revolutionaries across Europe their opportunity to seize power. The Tsar of Russia had ruled for centuries and was perhaps the wealthiest man in Europe but his armies were starving, impoverished, and defeated. The masses also demanded land, bread, and peace. The Tsar was unmoved and surrounded himself with vile advisers like the mystic holy man Rasputin. The economy was crashing and the government itself was also falling apart. The Russian Army still kept Germany occupied diverting resources and manpower badly needed elsewhere. Major funds were transferred from the German government through Swedish banks to Russian dissidents with the hope of toppling the Tsar. Germany also sent Lenin back to Russia in secrecy from Switzerland in a protected train car.

Leon Trotsky’s rise to power was incredible even by the standards of the day. Born and raised into a Jewish farming family his parents were illiterate but prosperous landowners from the Pale of Settlement an area designated for the segregation of Jews within the Russian Empire. He overcame the challenges of his background through raw talent. He didn’t have a university level education but had a high quality Lutheran church education. He loathed the Tsar and the semi-feudalism Russia embodied from superstitious backwardness to antisemitic pogroms. A member of the Russian Social Democratic Labor party he switched between its competing factions over the years. He endured arrests, imprisonment, and exile but never wavered in his commitment to Marxism. His contacts in the Jewish diaspora who were interested in funding political reform in Russia were valuable. He founded the Petrograd Soviet and was also a self taught soldier studying German military writer Carl von Clausewitz. Trotsky believed in force and was willing to take risks Marxism was his lifelong calling.

The masses marched on the Winter Palace once again but unlike Bloody Sunday this time troops didn’t open fire instead joining the demonstrators. The Tsar was no more and the February Revolution of 1917 was a success. This was a bourgeois democratic revoultion establishing a new Russian Provisional Government. The victory over Tsarism was complete and people celebrated. Telegram communications buzzed across the world but one key question remained Russia’s commitment to the war. The Provisional Government would stay in the fight but on every other front it was a new beginning. All political prisoners were amnestied, local elections were held, basic rights were granted to all citizens, titles of nobility were abolished, and a new Russian constitution was on its way. The optimism of the period faded however as the war dragged on and with no end in sight the new government became increasingly unpopular. Russian industry was advance in areas like locomotives and shipping but was unable to meet basic wartime production. The Tsar bungled his way into war and the Provisional Government continued the disaster. Crime, danger, and disorder spread culminating with a wave of mutinies/desertion across the military provoking an attempted coup by nationalist army generals which failed. Provisional Government troops assisted by the Petrograd Soviet and its militia the Red Guard won the battle saving the revoultion. The Provisional Government was weak though and its legitimacy evaporating as wartime disruption, hardship, and losses mounted. The Petrograd Soviet and its leader Leon Trotsky shared power with the Provisional Government gaining access to more weapons, resources, popularity, and manpower for the Red Guard while secretly plotting his own takeover. The time to strike on behalf of the working class everywhere was approaching.

The upheaval and destruction of the October Revolution hardened Stalin even further. It was during the subsequent civil war when he served in the Red Army he was instructed to attack Ukrainian and Polish nationalist armies. Stalin was assigned plenty of manpower and resources to handle the task but failed. To be fair he never believed the plan itself was realistic. Having to answer to the Red Army high command for his failures humiliated Stalin personally driving his quest for revenge. Ukraine which was eventually conquered by the Red Army suffered a starvation genocide called the Holdomor when Stalin later ruled the Soviet Union. Poland which captured many of Stalin’s troops leaving them to rot in dungeons dying of starvation, disease, and exposure had their entire political, cultural, and military elite exterminated decades later by the Soviet NKVD in the notorious Katyn Massacre. In one of life’s twisted ironies the entire Polish elite perished again at Katyn when their plane crashed in Russia on their way to commemorate the anniversary of the massacre in 2010. Stalin’s most paraphrased quote and lifelong motto; “When you kill one it is a tragedy. When you kill ten million it is a statistic”.

Leon Trotsky was a Marxist revolutionary, founder of Pravda, chairman of the Petrograd Soviet, mastermind of the Bolshevik seizure of power, Commissar of Foreign Affairs, perhaps most importantly founder and first leader of the Red Army. Russia was descending into lawlessness and upheaval for years but the First World War was the debacle forcing the abdication of the Tsar and later overthrow of the bourgeois Provisional Government by Trotsky. The Soviets immediately ended Russian engagement in the imperialist war. Lenin as leader of the Soviet government and Trotsky as Commissar of Foreign Affairs worked closely during the tense diplomatic standoff. Trotsky’s statesmanship allowed millions to return home from the front but at a high cost. Afterwards however it was anarchy, chaos, and carnage. Armies, gangsters, warlords, and terrorists all emerged battling for power. Foreign armies also began invading Russia. A massive civil war was now underway. Trotsky as Commissar of War was the supreme commander of the Red Army during the Russian Civil War (1917-1923). One of the most destructive wars in history tens of millions were killed, injured, displaced, and adversely effected. Machine guns, artillery bombardment, radio transmitters, armored vehicles, horse cavalry, and even poison gas were extensively used but unlike the static warfare of WW1 fighting in the Russian Civil War was dynamic and highly mobile. Every region of Russia saw conventional/guerrilla battles and massive casualties. No war but the class war was the Soviet rallying cry.

Against seemingly impossible odds Trotsky organized the Red Army into a massive and professional fighting force which included volunteers, conscripts, imperial era soldiers, and ex-Tsarist officers. He not only defeated the anti-Bolshevik White Army (which also had many professional soldiers) but numerous other enemy forces in the civil war as well. Trotsky’s armored train car took him to nearly every battlefront throughout Russia. The White Terror often refers to atrocities committed in Bolshevik areas conquered by the White Army (looting, gang rapes, torture, ethnic cleansing, and mass murder). Massacres occurred on all sides and Trotsky simply repaid the favor. He personally approved mass terror against all counterrevolutionaries including whole population groups. The Red Army defeated and ruthlessly slaughtered White Army forces sparing no one not even their civilian supporters and top generals. War communism was the militarization of the economy through capital controls, fixed prices, nationalizations, and asset seizures by Trotsky. Soviet requisition squads exterminated anyone who opposed. Harsh but a wartime necessity to fund, feed, and support the Soviet government. All factions used coercion to maintain their operations but unlike their enemies the Soviets lacked international support. The Soviets were highly motivated however as fighting men came first during food rationing. Trotsky’s legendary armored train car nicknamed The Black Crow inspired fear and awe. A key factor in Soviet success was Trotsky simply recognizing talent and promoting them as well. Trotsky also created the notorious Soviet blocking detachments in the Red Army and Cheka specialized troops whose only purpose was to block unauthorized retreats. These units prevented setbacks from becoming defeats by maintaining order during the chaos of battle. They mostly held the line by intimidation and arrest but also gunned down cowards when necessary. Factories under Trotsky’s control were ruled with military discipline with labor infractions punishable by death. All income generated by the Soviet government paid for weapons, ammunition, foodstuffs, gasoline, uniforms, medical supplies, and even a few wartime luxuries like tobacco.

Trotsky had earlier raised millions in start up capital with the help of overseas financiers. He was even treated to a luxury apartment and chauffeured limousine while in New York. Woodrow Wilson personally approved his US visa despite misgivings by the State Department. Trotsky was a representative of political reform in Russia. This money was to aid the Provisional Government which the Petrograd Soviet was partnered with but Trotsky had double crossed them all. Stalin once wrote in Pravda that much had been achieved by the Russian bourgeois and Marxists must be patient. Lenin berated him for publishing that rubbish forcing him to retract it. The Tsarist vaults were looted of all their remaining valuables, cash, and bullion and sent as repayment. That didn’t stop foreign military incursions into Russia but their hatred burned less bright. Trotsky was condemned as an ogre of international subversion by the bourgeois press. Winston Churchill personally loathed Trotsky as the Jew military dictator of the Red Citadel (Petrograd). Lenin and Trotsky moved the Soviet capital to a more secure location in Moscow. With their debts cleared the Soviet government defended their power with an iron fist.

The destruction and collapse of the established order during/after WW1 both in Russia and elsewhere gave the Bolsheviks their opportunity. The Soviet Union went on the offensive reconquering the former Tsarist empire hoping to expand the revolutionary war further west into Europe and ignite a global revoultion. The Soviet invasion of Muslim north Caucuses, Islamic central Asia, and parts of the far east including Siberia and Mongolia had the same aim. The class war recognized no border as borders themselves were changing rapidly as all sorts of political forces filled the power vacuum. The Soviet military juggernaut overwhelmed their mostly feudal enemies as a tidal wave of violence swept away the status quo. It was a scary, turbulent, and brutal period but Lenin and Trotsky were highly astute politicians who capitalized on the once in a century opportunity they had to reshape the world. They were agents of history and Russia would never be the same. Red October and the Soviet Union was their legacy.

The Soviet war effort wasn’t without its defeats from the Soviet-Polish War to the fiasco with the Czechoslovak Legion. The latter were formidable fighters and part of the Tsarist army during WW1 but were now trapped between warring factions in the Russian Civil War. They maintained neutrality and were leaving Russia but had to cross thousands of miles to the contested port city of Vladivostok. The Soviets distrusted their motives fearing they would establish an Allied base of operations in the Russian far east. Trotsky promised them safe passage but when he learned the bulk of their troops were leaving with vast sums of gold bullion he ordered their arrest and disarmament but Soviet police forces were beaten back. Trotsky took an unnecessary risk and now the Legion joined the Whites and Allies. Trotsky ordered the execution of all remaining Czechs in Soviet custody and military reprisals against areas that had quartered them. The Legions scored major victories but as the Red Army grew much stronger they were eventually defeated fleeing Russia but agreeing to leave most of their gold behind to the Soviet government in exchange for safe passage. Unlike before the peace terms were kept now.

Soviet partisans battled the White Army behind enemy lines disrupting the rear and overstretching their supplies. The White Army’s most elite troops were in cavalry divisions but despite their ferocity the Whites lacked a strong logistical support base. The Whites were experts at naval warfare however dominating the seas with the support of the Allied powers. Soviet Russia was under naval blockade and bombardment but revolutionary sailors had seized the naval fortress of Kronsdadt which was a gateway to Petrograd helping secure the Soviet government. The Whites lacked a coherent ideology but exterminated all who opposed them and were even more hated than the Soviets in many quarters. They made concessions only to landlords, factory owners, international investors, and foreign governments including Japan. Anyone suspected of opposition sympathies were crucified and mutilated. Even factions who were otherwise at war with the Soviets refused alliances with the Whites battling them instead and assassinating their leaders. White Army punitive detachments were brutal and spared no one. An American general leading the US Army task force in Russia commented that in the areas controlled by the Whites he had never known a regime in history that took life at a cheaper price.

White armies were isolated from each other by vast distances enabling the Soviets to fight them individually rather than battling them all at once. Bombings and assassinations were harder to defend against with key Soviet leaders being eliminated. The Soviet capital was a fortress but enemy infiltration, espionage, sabotage, and assassination remained an ongoing threat. Lenin was nearly killed by anarchists and the German ambassador with whom Trotsky had ended WW1 was assassinated. Soviet police operations and reprisals targeted relatives of suspects confiscating property and burning down their homes. All political opposition was banned, many were viciously persecuted, and execution quotas established. Felix Dzerzhinsky a Polish Bolshevik, founder of the Cheka, Soviet spymaster, and leader of Soviet law enforcement worked closely with Commissar of War Leon Trotsky. During war communism the offices of Russia’s largest life insurance company were seized and the Lubyanka building converted to the secret police headquarters. The Moscow military district was the headquarters of the Soviet armed forces. The Kremlin palace was under tight guard and Lenin remained there for the duration of the war. Its rooms were also used as apartments for revolutionary leaders and their families. Stalin was chief of party security and later celebrated his wedding with a gathering held at the Kremlin but Trotsky didn’t attend unconcerned with social trifles. Even when things were going well revolution and the situation at the front was all that mattered.

Wars are campaigns with political fronts and that means fighting the battle of ideas. Winning the population over to communism was an enormous undertaking. Pravda writers, editors, and cartoonists worked tirelessly during wartime. Newspapers, posters, and pamphlets extolled the importance of the Soviet cause. Lenin and Trotsky agreed that abstract ideas had their limits and tangible gains like land reform were essential. The major landed estates were broken up during the war either by attrition or seizure. The Soviets strung up and lynched tyrant landlords leaving their bodies on display. Peasants who had been accustomed to bullying and humiliation raised their heads for the first time. This deprived their enemies of grassroots support with most anti-Soviet factions viewed as representing the past. Lenin also exploited long standing ethnic and regional tensions skilfully bringing otherwise hostile areas and militias to the Soviet side.

Foreign intelligence operations funded and armed counterrevolutionary activity against the Soviet government. There were even hit lists targeting key Soviet officials including Lenin. One ringleader was captured by Soviet border troops, tortured by the Cheka, and later personally thrown out of a window by Felix Dzerzhinsky. Anti-Semitic pogroms raged across Russia sometimes fueled by propaganda casting Trotsky as the Jew Bolshevik devil. Trotsky was highly sensitive to antisemitism as a weapon of reaction making it counterrevolutionary crime punishable by death. A notoriously brutal and murderous Cossack warlord was killed by a mortar strike and hastily buried during a retreat. Trotsky learned the grave location then had the Red Army desecrate the corpse beheading it as a trophy. Anti-Soviet Islamic fundamentalism was also supported from abroad with Soviet agents being dispatched to Istanbul, Persia, and elsewhere in the middle east to neutralize the threat. Soviet troops now backed by limited air support dynamited mosques, burned crops, and bombed infrastructure, with the resulting starvation forcing most to surrender. There were many uprisings against Soviet rule both large and small but all were successfully put down with force.

Trotsky wasn’t opposed to forced labor in all circumstances. Mass conscription into labor armies by gunpoint and taking relatives hostage was militarily useful. Trotsky demanded rivers of bourgeois blood to strike fear into class enemies. Some were even forced into menial labor. Lawyers, factory owners, and priests were also stripped naked and beaten for humiliation purposes. Trotsky encouraged the use of poison gas through artillery shells with chemical payloads against “bandits” and nearby rural villages. In urban areas whole neighborhoods were encircled, razed to the ground, and fleeing survivors machine gunned. Trotsky in memorandum authorized the first Soviet concentration camps called kontslagers incarcerating the massive POW populations. When wartime famines killed people Trotsky was pitiless viewing famine as most useful in destroying Russia’s faith in God. Trotsky also founded the Red Army’s commando/spy network GRU specializing in military intelligence, reconnaissance, and special operations. Trotsky’s armored train and mobile headquarters was assaulted several times over the course of the war but was equipped with massive firepower. The Red Army’s most elite troops were also assigned to his protection. Trotsky was vital to the Soviet war effort but their enemies were bogged down battling each other as well. Trotsky capitalized on these divisions consolidating gains elsewhere. Anti-communist hatred and violence was increasingly popular throughout Russia. Soviet requisition squads were frequently murdered. The Green Army, Tambov Rebellion, Black Army, and Kronstadt uprising were crushed. Some factions had real grievances while others were foreign pawns but none could be permitted to exist. This was war it’s kill or be killed.

Trotsky imposed decossackization throughout Russia viewed by some as the first Soviet genocide. The Tsar and his family were also executed by the Soviets to demoralize their enemies. Trotsky didn’t give the order but he recognized there was no going back. The Soviets would either triumph or be annihilated. Trotsky’s organizational genius, iron discipline, personal charisma, and superb officer corp outmatched the White Army despite their aristocratic wealth, foreign support, military victories, and numerous allies. With millions of casualties on all sides and the country mostly destroyed the remnants of the defeated White Army fled abroad when the Red Army was victorious. That didn’t stop them from being pursued by the Bolshevik espionage and police force Cheka later NKVD. Enemy leaders abroad were often assassinated or kidnapped and smuggled back to the USSR for torture/execution. Police units of the Cheka secured the rear hunting spies, traitors, and insurgents while military divisions of the Cheka were also under Trotsky’s command embedded in the Red Army on the front lines. Warlord armies and smaller military formations were defeated and exterminated by Trotsky. Criminal groups and members of secret societies were rounded up and sent to the firing squad by the tens of thousands. The Orthodox Church closely aligned with the Tsar and White movement had its vast wealth violently confiscated and top hierarchy killed. Anyone opposing Soviet power from combatant to civilian was arrested, beaten, terrorized, or executed by Trotsky’s order.

The Red Army also defeated over fifteen intervening foreign armies including the United States, France, Canada, Japan, Germany, China, Ottoman Empire, and the United Kingdom. These armies weren’t simply a token force they guarded key areas, supplied weapons to their allies, evacuated their supporters, battled the Red Army, and even deployed chemical weapons on Russian territory. The major powers were all anti-Soviet but otherwise had separate agendas and were even at war with each other. The Allied Intervention in particular suffered from all sorts of setbacks and divided objectives while the Red Army demonstrated its superiority winning on multiple fronts. The Soviet Union was headquartered in a highly defensive region of Russia giving them dominant access to railways enabling speed and coordination which again proved decisive. The Allies controlled the borderlands, coasts, and ports but in a massive land country like Russia that meant little. The Imperial Japanese Army in particular suffered heavy losses while the others wisely retreated sooner realizing the Red Army was nearly unstoppable. The Soviet Union which began as an unrecognized government controlling 1-2 cities with enemies on all sides (foreign and domestic) was transformed into a Eurasian empire. The Red Army won every inch of territory with blood and bullets. Trotsky’s achievements make him perhaps the greatest military leader of the 20th century.

Even after the civil war Trotsky’s top officers became the new commanders/marshalls of the Red Army leading the Soviet Union to victory in several smaller scale battles/wars cementing Soviet power, expanding Soviet territory, and securing Soviet borders. The decrepit, unmotivated, corrupt, and incompetent military that served the Tsar and aristocratic Russia became the most effective and experienced army in the world. Belief and leadership matter. The Bolsheviks fueled by class hatred had a purpose and were driven to succeed. They believed rightly or wrongly they were forging a better country and an empire unlike any that came before it.

However Trotsky wasn’t just a soldier but also a great thinker describing how morality was a social construct but this wasn’t pothead babble but genuine critique of social control systems. He wasn’t in favor of anything goes morality but that morality should be shaped around the class interests of the proletarian (as opposed to bourgeois morality) and that the ends justify the means in pursuit of proletarian victory. Trotsky also argued for world revoultion asserting that for the Russian Revolution to succeed it needed to keep going. The biggest what if in history is a Soviet Union controlled by Trotsky instead of Stalin. The dream of the Russian Revolution may have been realized because once in exile overseas Trotsky was Stalin’s biggest critic abroad. He penned numerous articles, essays, and books discussing the Soviet Union often attacking Stalin calling for his overthrow. Trotsky also wrote his autobiography My Life to worldwide acclaim. He was even asked to testify at a session of the US Congress House Un-American Activities Committee but the invitation was rescinded when the committee learned he would use it as a platform to defend Marxism. Trotsky was also the earliest critic of Adolf Hitler and the rise of European fascism. Trotsky was the first and only person to correctly predict the demise of the Soviet Union via capitalist restoration. Trotsky devoted his entire life to revolutionary struggle battling enemies with words and action until being assassinated in Mexico by the NKVD on Stalin’s orders in 1940.

“Nothing great has been accomplished in history without fanaticism.” – Leon Trotsky

All religions have a devil mythology and the old/new right isn’t any different. Karl Marx is the devil creature that’s the source of all evil in the world. Apparently nothing bad ever occurred until the publication of Das Kapital. Cultural Marxism (whatever that means) is the newest form of Satan. First just call what it simply is; liberalism. I’m aware old school liberals weren’t like that but times and people change. Everything has been corrupted by decline and decadence in Murka. However even after liberalism’s destruction is achieved a paradise reward is mystical. Our enemies must be eradicated but victory is always momentary. There will be new battles and wars for new eras. Periods of peace and prosperity are great but when prolonged lead into lapses creating the conditions that allow new threats to build strength and rise once again.

In 1922 with the Soviets controlling the majority of Russia they began rebuilding their destroyed country. Marxist ideology was set aside and market based economics were embraced when war communism had reached its end. Unwilling to mercilessly oppress people and driven by pragmatism private enterprise was allowed again. Productivity exploded and reconstruction was underway although heavy industry, banking, and foreign trade (deemed strategically important) remained in state control. The Soviet government also rewarded their few international partners with highly lucrative business. These reforms were dubbed New Economic Policy (NEP) which had broad support throughout the Bolshevik party. Soviet modernization projects such as electrification brought light to a mostly dark country, educational expansion saw literacy blossom, modern labor standards were created, food production soared, transportation networks were rebuilt, industrial output recovered, commercial construction boomed, artistic/literary endeavors thrived, the Soviet automotive industry was born, a nationwide public school system was started, new Soviet millionaires dubbed NEP men made fortunes as entrepreneurs in the retail trade/restaurant business, foreign companies opened offices throughout the capital, the Soviet ruble was created replacing the Tsarist currency, rural development was heavily subsidized, a national pension system was established, local/regional autonomy was permitted, Soviet international recognition increased, and discrimination/ethnic conflict (rampant in the Tsarist era) was outlawed. Lenin’s consensus based “one party democracy” promoted a harmonious culture of debate within the party itself. With the exception of religion and the Orthodox Church which were aggressively persecuted and destroyed overall it was a promising place. A socialist utopia? Perhaps.

Lenin was a busy man the leader of the Soviet government was under heavy guard at all times but only Trotsky and Stalin could meet him without an appointment. The hope for a worldwide communist revoultion had not materialized but the Soviet Union was victorious and triumphant on the international stage. Red October was an overwhelming success and now a growing economy and soaring tax revenues allowed the USSR to rebuild itself. The Soviet administration grew increasingly complex and sophisticated as the challenges of running a major country lay ahead. Lenin rarely left the Kremlin palace except in his armored limousine to visit friends. Lenin and his wife Nadezhda Krupskaya never had children of their own instead spoiling others with gifts. Kremlin parties were always joyous events with Lenin insisting children be present. The enormous stress Lenin endured during the revoultion and the nearly fatal wounds he took irreparably damaged his health. He later retreated to his luxury dacha in the countryside for rest and relaxation. Trotsky widely viewed as Lenin’s heir went away months at a time to recoup writing novels on literature and revoultion. He also regularly vacationed in the Black Sea resort town Sochi escorted by an armed entourage of military police. Stalin however plotted and built alliances visiting key power brokers including Lenin regularly. The Soviet secret police had Lenin under heavier guard away from the Kremlin. Lenin was reminded daily about the immense power he wielded. In his absence key decisions were left to the central committee of the communist party (CCCP) but Lenin a political animal still kept himself well informed. Lenin would soon pass away becoming a Soviet martyr revered more as a symbol than as a man. Before his death Lenin penned his testament where he gave his opinion on major topics.

Comrade Stalin, having become Secretary-General, has unlimited authority concentrated in his hands, and I am not sure whether he will always be capable of using that authority with sufficient caution. Comrade Trotsky, on the other hand, as his struggle against the C.C. on the question of the People’s Commissariat of Communications has already proved, is distinguished not only by outstanding ability. He is personally perhaps the most capable man in the present C.C., but he has displayed excessive self-assurance and shown excessive preoccupation with the purely administrative side of the work.

In 1928 after Lenin’s death Stalin took power beating Trotsky in the struggle to succeed Lenin. Trotsky had declined previous opportunities to be made leader of the Soviet government during Lenin’s time but Stalin picked up the slack instead. Trotsky was the hero of the October Revolution but Stalin was a highly cunning politician who understood the bureaucracy. Trotsky’s supporters dominated the security services and armed forces but Stalin was general secretary of the communist party apparatus. Many suspected Trotsky would seize power establishing a military dictatorship. Trotsky was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1929 and afterward Stalin was the undisputed ruler although he remained fearful of Trotsky. Stalin promised moderation and vowed not to rock the boat but he abandoned all that. Trotsky understood the age of mechanized warfare was on the horizon aggressively courting foreign industrial investment. Trotsky had also campaigned on the need for rapid industrialization, farm collectivizaton, and five year plans but many disregarded his ideas as too ambitious including Stalin yet suddenly Stalin embraced them. The Soviet Union needed to industrialize and rearm quickly. Numerous domestic and foreign enemies threatened the revolution. Stalin viewed state security as his biggest prerogative. He wasn’t entirely wrong the whole international community opposed them even invading Russia in support of their local/regional allies hoping to destroy their revolution. The Red Army and Cheka beat them back crushing all other major military opposition but small guerrilla resistance continued and the Soviet Union itself was still dangerously vulnerable.

The Soviet Union was also cut off from the international financial system. The only way to quickly raise funds to purchase foreign industrial technology and advisory expertise was the wholesale seizure of assets. Returning to Trotsky’s war communism the liquidation of private property was mostly concentrated in regions which opposed the Bolsheviks. Anything and everything was taken by security forces and all who opposed were shot. The economic disruptions had the added benefit of creating food shortages starving millions to death with many more suffering food insecurity. Stalin didn’t care they were all counterrevolutionaries, idlers, and thieves. The NKVD sealed the borders so nobody could escape and all attempts at help from the outside were rejected. The terror famines were concentrated in population groups deemed “enemies of the people”. The state security apparatus also arrested millions sending them to slave labor camps. The totalitarian state kept growing because more arrests meant more slaves for resource extraction, major construction projects, industrialization, and factories. The NKVD deported whole population groups from highly sensitive border regions of the USSR and internal passport systems limited movement. Soviet police sweeps elsewhere targeted criminals, vagabonds, and other socially undesirable elements. Nearly half of the railway traffic in the USSR was to feed the vast Soviet prison industrial complex. This was all pretty horrific but there was a logic to it however twisted. Free labor is still vastly more productive than slave labor so the Soviet work force was not entirely slaves. The latter just had the riskiest and hardest jobs in the most unforgiving regions of the country. Many were worked to death but despite that they still had to incentivize them somehow so rewards like better food gave forced laborers some excuse not to die too soon. The Soviet GULAG had both punitive and economic goals. Its existence also frightened and disciplined free society. The Soviet Union’s worst practices were borrowed by Nazi Germany when they began their campaigns of conquest and extermination.

Collective farms were established with coercion albeit nowhere near the scale as the labor, torture, and execution camps. Originally associated with Trotsky the basic idea behind the large state farms was to get people away from small land ownership and expand the cities for urban population growth. They also moved agriculture beyond subsistence farming and small scale enterprises to the factory farm model of today. Despite the initial hardships collective farms removed uncertainty and risk which had long plagued small farmers. The pooling of labor and application of modern agricultural technology reduced working hours while also increasing harvests. Collective farming was very unpopular but only women could get away with protest, riots, and assaults on officials. Women were generally viewed as harmless and prone to irrational tantrums but if men expressed discontent the punishments were severe. The collective farms were divided between salaried areas with freedom of movement and feudalism type farms with tight control. Which category you belonged in was dependent on which side your region supported during the Russian Revolution. Another factor behind Trotsky’s farm nationalization was that near monopoly power over the food supply guaranteed the state a lucrative source of revenue. Surplus foodstuffs could also be sold and exported abroad helping build up foreign exchange reserves. These changes however radical contributed to the Soviet Union becoming a massive industrial behemoth. The billionaire Republican Koch family (one of the wealthiest in the world) made their fortune contracting with the Soviet Union during this period. The Soviet Union was an untapped petrochemical goldmine. The Koch family expanded their wealth from other more wholesome ventures later but their core oil and natural gas refinery/pipeline business hit the jackpot thanks to Stalin.

With Soviet industrialization came more resources for universities and the extension of medical services. Soviet health infrastructure was state of the art for the era. Major vaccination campaigns were undertaken by the Soviet government eliminating most common diseases. State enterprises running budget surpluses reinvested profits into parks and recreation. While wages were low most employers provided dining halls and dormitories for workers. Their children benefiting from communist youth groups like Komsomol and Young Pioneers creating social mobility for the underprivileged. Mandatory school uniforms eliminated class distinctions among children. All non-agricultural workers were guaranteed thirty days paid vacation as well. The Soviet corporate and state sector worked with holiday resorts on the Black Sea which were privately managed but heavily subsidized by the government as exotic vacation destinations. Advances in engineering sciences directly led to the formation of military design bureaus specializing in weapons research. Stalin’s personal library contained all sorts of engineering manuals keeping him informed on the topic. The NKVD was tasked with economic security and state security punishing workplace laziness, negligence, mismanagement, and sabotage. They also protected the Soviet gold reserves together with the Finance Commissariat. Stalin had a fascination with grandiose projects but was strongly anti-corruption demanding discipline from top subordinates, government agencies, state factories, and private contractors. Stalin was a highly talented manager and ruthless administrator. Soviet anti-religious campaigns continued as well. Police and military academies including officer schools bore the names of fallen revolutionary heroes. The new Soviet man/woman was the cultural ideal. Trotsky in exile praised all that recognizing Stalin’s positive achievements but also insisted they were the results of state planning.

On the international front the Soviet Union’s closest partners were the United States and Republic of China. The Roosevelt administration was by far the most pro-Soviet government in US history. The newly formed Republic of China led by the nationalist Chiang Kai Shek also had close ties. All three were very progressive for the era as well. They still had tensions, disputes, and conflicts but other priorities came first. International trade, diplomatic recognition, and mutual security concerns particularly surrounding Japan. Key to this alliance was the USSR not embracing an aggressive foreign policy. Stalin even dropped support for the Chinese communists in exchange for closer relations to the nationalist government. Trotsky viewed this arrangement with contempt as he felt the Soviet Union had far more to gain by going on a global offensive against capitalism. By challenging their enemies abroad through proxy wars, international revoultion, and military attack foreign threats could be eliminated proactively. New communist states would also become Soviet allies reshaping the global balance of power. Nazism in Germany could potentially be wiped out in its cradle while the nationalists in China were also vulnerable. Stalin realized the upside but didn’t want to bungle his way into conflict preferring to build up the USSR instead. In the final analysis Stalin was very cautious and unwilling to take risks but with the benefit of hindsight Trotsky was correct. Both understood the USSR couldn’t remain isolated but approached the problem very differently.

The NKVD was powerful perhaps too powerful their empire included foreign intelligence, state security, law enforcement, and prison administration. They also had their own military divisions embedded in the Red Army. Later the NKVD was a major force in the Soviet economy as well controlling key economic assets. The Red Army by contrast was powerful but maintained only their armed forces role. Soviet troops now had tank divisions, naval gunboats, fighter aircraft, and armor penetrating weapons. Their top officers pioneered Deep Battle an innovative highly aggressive military doctrine. The NKVD and Red Army leadership briefed each other regularly on national security matters. The Soviet bureaucracy managed day to day government business while Soviet diplomats represented the USSR abroad. There was opposition to Stalin within the communist party from all quarters but his political skill and cunning outmaneuvered them all. Years earlier Stalin’s wife committed suicide shooting herself in opposition to his policies devastating him personally and humiliating him politically. To Joseph Stalin however the Soviet Union came above all else. Soviet GDP was massive during this period partially due to Stalin’s policies nevertheless he was mistrustful, suspicious, and paranoid rarely leaving the security of the Kremlin except to attend state dinners, award ceremonies, and the October Revolution parade.

All the luxurious palaces, mansions, and dachas of imperial Russia were now state property enjoyed exclusively by the new USSR elite. Their apparatchiks and enforcers shared in the loot being awarded the best apartments/housing throughout the country especially in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. For some perspective Russia’s biggest cities nowadays command the highest real estate prices in the world. Stalin’s own mother was personally uncomfortable with the aristocratic accommodations he provided her. Marvelous new skyscrapers were created throughout the capital, brand new cinemas/theaters opened across the Soviet Union, luxury hotels were built in every major city, even the beautiful Moscow metro system was a project directly overseen by Stalin. Despite devotion to the “working class” many revolutionaries now had overseas bank accounts in Switzerland, Australia, and Hong Kong. The much maligned government cars were for the masses only separate factories existed to produce Rolls Royce caliber luxury cars and limousines for the powerful. Unlike other assets private homes, bank deposits, and government bonds could be owned in unlimited quantities. The Soviet ruble was a valuable currency Soviet elites often took holidays abroad sometimes owning foreign properties. Private holdings took possession of the Tsarist art collection, vintage firearms, and other treasures as a form of gift politics. The finest food, caviar, liquor, and women belonged to these new ruling classes as well. Trotsky in exile abroad and writing in The Revolution Betrayed observed the unprecedented scale of his comrades murderous atrocities combined with the glitz and wealth stolen from the Russian people surpassed even the Tsarist era tenfold. Trotsky never doubted his role in the establishment of the Soviet Union stating that the revoultion itself was won and what came next was the morning after. Trotsky would ask if Marx failed to predict this outcome in his analysis but on this question Trotsky was ambivalent only stating that tyrants Tsarist and Bolshevik alike must be opposed. The Soviet Union was a degenerated worker state.

Adolf Hitler came to power because unlike Americans Europeans were paying attention to what occurred on their doorstep. Elites across the world were terrified by Marxism. Marxism was public enemy number one in Germany and Marx being a German-Jew only cemented their worldview. A Russian text dubbed The Protocols of The Elders of Zion also shaped Nazi ideology. It was published during the various upheavals of the late Russian Empire. It asserted that a Jewish world conspiracy for power existed and its main weapon was corrupting the morals of gentiles. For being an authority on this “conspiracy” it was rather vague beyond that. It also just happened to be popular with aristocrats, industrialists, and other elites. Henry Ford even circulated it throughout the USA. That’s not to say Jews aren’t pursuing their self interests but shouldn’t that be everyone’s goals? Banking and warfare (often linked to Jewish power) goes back all the way to the Crusades. The Knights Templar were an elite Catholic military order that marauded across the middle east. They had to reinvest their looted wealth/treasures and began providing banking services being the first financial conglomerate of the era. Then you had the Medici of Italy bankrolling wars centuries before the House of Rothschild. The Cayman Islands, Switzerland, and Shanghai neither of which are kosher are havens for international money laundering. The Vatican bank and its international real estate holdings have also long been tied to organized crime. Drug cartels and terrorist networks cannot operate without the modern banking system; money is the oxygen of the economy.

Trotsky once said ideologies are invented by classes to seize and defend power. However fascism wasn’t an ideology according to him but a process where the most reactionary elements of the bourgeois degenerate into barbarism. Germany’s other problems which shouldn’t be underestimated also made them ripe for revolution. The Nazis were genuine populists with grassroots middle class support but nevertheless had substantial backing from monied interests as well. Nazi Germany unlike the Soviet Union was supported by the international community. They dissolved the Weimar Republic defaulting on treaty imposed war reparations and were permitted to industrialize and rearm with impunity. Nobody cared how repressive they were so long as it remained within their borders and traditional sphere of influence central Europe (to be fair much of their atrocities were committed during WW2). The international community wanted Nazi Germany to invade and eradicate the Soviet Union. Hitler wasn’t just a politician but a rock star featured on the cover of major magazines with fawning coverage. Nazi Germany was Europe’s defender against Jew Bolshevism. The papacy even blessed the holy crusade against the godless enslaver empire. Only when it was clear Nazi ambitions weren’t just aimed at the Soviet Union and annexing traditionally German areas (but total continental supremacy itself) was it deemed necessary to oppose them.

In Spain during the Spanish Civil War the Red Army and NKVD serving in combat, intelligence, and advisory positions on behalf of the Spanish Republic were defeated by the Spanish nationalists led by Fransisco Franco together with a coalition of fascist powers. This was a proxy war between communism and fascism although the two primary belligerents had little interest in continental politics. Most countries in western Europe were neutral but the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, and foreign arms trading companies recognized a lucrative opportunity for expansion. Foreign volunteers and adventurers were also drawn to the war. This was the first major conflict where both sides deployed modern mechanized forces against each other. Spanish republican and fascist troops clashed fiercely with Soviet and Nazi backing. The Soviet Union earned five hundred million in arms sales paid through Spanish gold reserves. Adjusted for inflation ten of billions in weapons poured into Spain but despite massive assistance the republican factions kept losing with many turning on each other. They were more interested in factional politics and power struggles than defeating fascism. The inexperience and challenges associated with mechanized warfare were also significant although the fascists had the same problems as well. The USSR was the only country that came to the aid of the Spanish Republic but Soviet policies were contradictory, meddlesome, and self defeating. Nazi Germany was victorious against the USSR and now had a thirst for blood. Trotsky cited the causes of defeat as insufficiently challenging property relations and subordinating revolutionary aims within bourgeois limits. The conquest of power needed mass mobilization, revolutionary fanaticism, and a united front all of which were lacking in Spain. He also warned that fascism particularly Nazism represented the capitalist counterrevolution against the USSR.

Nazi Germany’s star shined bright across Europe having rebuilt itself from the ashes of the First World War. Through military Keynesianism an economic model which combined the corporate and state sector they had one of the the fastest economic recoveries in modern history. Nazi Germany’s extravagant political and military parades captured world headlines dominating newsreels. Economic achievements like the autobahn also fascinated the world’s imagination. They even hosted the Summer Olympics in Berlin and were the toast of the world. Nazi ideology believed in worldwide racial struggle (much like Marx’s class struggle). Racial superiority of the Aryan race over all others (including inferior Europeans) was their supreme ideal. Their jackboot was placed on all who opposed them and one of their primary targets was Poland. Having annexed territory throughout central Europe Poland was the next step. Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union even signed a non-aggression pact to conquer Poland together and divide the spoils of war. This was an international outrage as Poland was a western ally and had valiantly fought the Soviet Union during the Russian Revolution. Terrorizing Poland and betraying her to Stalin’s lust for revenge was an act of war against the west itself. Stalin hoped to build trust and cement his alliance with Hitler but the Nazis were just buying time. Ideologically they despised communism and coveted the Soviet Union’s landmass and vast natural resource wealth.

Stalin’s murderous leadership purges in 1937 before the war aimed at the most senior levels of power left the Soviet Union exposed and vulnerable to attack. Stalin consolidated his rule and eliminated all threats to his personal power. The military collegium of the USSR supreme court created by Leon Trotsky is where all the show trials and kangaroo courts were held. The damage to the Soviet government was immense. While many were technically “purged” most were simply expelled from the party and dismissed from service. Some were later allowed to return while most retired permanently. The people who actually died were few in number perhaps the top 10% of the Bolsheviks, NKVD, and Red Army but they were also the cream of the crop. World imperialism celebrated as the Soviet Union cut its own throat. Stalin launched another purge again in 1941 during the war itself crippling the Red Army once more. Without their most talented and senior officers the Red Army was in complete shambles. Unprepared, unorganized, demoralized from top to bottom, and no match for the Wehrmacht. The invasion of the Soviet Union was codenamed Operation Barbarossa. The invading German conquerors unleashed massive death and destruction during their blitzkrieg assault. Tens of millions of Russians were killed, injured, and fleeing for their lives. Outside experts gave the Soviet Union three months until defeat. Stalin himself had numerous panic attacks and breakdowns during this period. Russians were Slavic/Asiatic sub-humans “tainted” by Jewish philosophy designated for slavery and extermination. No mercy was to be shown to the enemy only their head stomped into the ground. Stalin’s first son and highest profile German POW was later executed in a Nazi prison camp. Major German victories even put the Wehrmacht within reach of Moscow. Their good fortune was not to last however. What began as an easy triumph turned into a hellish nightmare.

World War 2 the biggest war in history featured slaughter on an unimaginable scale. Artillery bombardment, aerial bombardment, tank warfare, landmines, small arms, naval battles, anti-aircraft guns, rocket technology, light infantry warfare, urban sieges, air to air dog fights, anti-tank weapons, sniper duels, guerrilla battles, and billions of rounds in ammunition. Mass mobilization of people, industry, land, resources, money, and manpower were all required. A highly centralized and effectively coordinated plan of action by major governments was vital. This was an industrial and mechanized age but still medieval and cruel with mass carnage. Even on the modern mechanized battlefield intelligence/counterintelligence still mattered. Knowing when to strike, where to strike, and when to avoid being struck could be the difference between life and death victory and defeat. The military leadership mattered most of all and would make the difference because no matter how advance the technology became “human technology” was irreplaceable.

The western front was a gentleman’s war but the eastern front was a battle of annihilation. The biggest and most decisive turnaround ever was led by Georgy Zhukov. After catastrophic Soviet losses Stalin feared arrest and execution by the Red Army but they staged a semi-coup during the war instead. Stalin was told that if he didn’t get his act together and stop interfering in military affairs he was on his own. Stalin understood the severity of the situation agreeing to their demands but henceforth was a wartime figurehead. During this period the NKVD amnestied GULAG inmates in exchange for military service. Soviet propagandists also embraced Russian imperial history including lifting the ban on the Orthodox Church. Heroic imperial and bolshevik imagery framed the struggle as The Great Patriotic War. They weren’t simply fighting for a tyrant but for the motherland itself. In their darkest hour they had something to believe in again. The Soviet Union successfully defended their last major strongholds under Marshall Zhukov surviving the Wehrmacht siege and launching the biggest counterattack in history destroying the invaders sent to eradicate them. The Red Army would avenge their fallen countrymen and comrades by finally going on the offensive against Nazi Germany and their allies. The invading Red Army killed, raped, looted, and terrorized tens of millions across eastern Europe. The Wehrmacht itself was in permanent retreat and finally destroyed at the Battle of Berlin. Nearly all of Nazi Germany’s defeats and casualties were at the hands of the Red Army. Zhukov now added the entire German high command to his trophy collection securing their full surrender. The Red Army together with the NKVD made sure not a single woman in Germany and especially Berlin was spared from rape. For added humiliation their husbands, fathers, and brothers were often made to watch before being gruesomely murdered themselves. No need to feel sorry for them you live by the sword and you die by the sword. The Berlin elite never wept for anyone murdered in the Soviet Union. The suicide of Adolf Hitler and his inner circle can be attributed to Zhukov. Hitler feared Soviet capture more than anything fully aware of the horrors Joseph Stalin had awaiting for him. The other rats on the sinking ship were also aware of the Soviet Union’s reputation preferring capture by western armies instead.

Zhukov himself came from a peasant family and was a career soldier from the Tsarist era. He was one of the many disillusioned veterans of World War 1 who joined the Bolsheviks in the October Revolution of 1917 serving with distinction in Trotsky’s Red Army. Zhukov eventually became the most decorated soldier in Russian history. Stalin’s purges devastated the Soviet government on the eve of WW2 but it was career soldiers and middle ranking officers like Zhukov who rose to the occasion crushing Nazi Germany sending their empire into the dustbin of history. Stalin unlike Hitler also realized when he made mistakes. Stalin’s industrialization finally bore fruit as well and deserves credit it mass produced essential war material including some of the most advance armaments and munitions of the era. Had there been no leadership purges the Soviet Union would have been victorious even sooner and likely without breaking a sweat.

After WW2 a Cold War began between east and west pitting the NATO alliance against the Soviet Union. Zhukov’s service to the people didn’t end with The Great Patriotic War however. The Stalin regime continued to rule the USSR until the early 1950s but Zhukov’s support for Nikita Khrushchev in the power struggle following Stalin’s death and possible assassination proved decisive. After a night of partying with his inner circle including Khrushchev Stalin was found dying in agony having suffered a severe stroke perhaps via poisoning. Despite being paralyzed in a puddle of his own urine many hours went by until medical help was finally called. Stalin was also a victim of his own intrigues because his personal doctors were all in prison being beaten on his orders as part of the doctors plot. By the time aid arrived Stalin was beyond help and nearly dead. Several successors and factions battled for the throne but the Red Army led by Zhukov seized power installing Khrushchev. The real battle was between the Red Army and NKVD however. The secretive operation to seize power was spearheaded by the Red Army’s most elite troops including GRU. They then arrested and executed the top masterminds/henchmen of the Stalin era including Stalin’s heir apparent, director of the Soviet atomic bomb project, and longest serving secret police chief. His top deputy was a GRU asset betraying him and by extension the whole NKVD. After NKVD headquarters was captured by the Red Army the Minister of Internal Affairs was stripped naked, beaten for humiliation purposes, and tortured to death along with the execution of his top associates, subordinates, and colleagues. The NKVD was on maximum alert but with the head of the viper cutoff the rest of the feared NKVD meekly surrendered to the Red Army. The NKVD itself was massively purged the few who escaped immediate execution and later Red Army tribunals aided the coup defecting to the Zhukov and Khrushchev faction. The Red Army freed nearly all the inmates held in NKVD jails ironically tossing the jailers in the cells instead. The Red Army also seized key NKVD installations and bases including the Soviet atomic weapons program. Many more regime henchmen were fired from their jobs, stripped of their ranks/titles, imprisoned in maximum security facilities, or quietly executed dying of “natural causes”. Some fled abroad in fear of reprisals causing international incidents. Stalin’s family was also prosecuted with his princeling son dying in prison.

Khrushchev’s thaw refers to the massive reforms, freedoms, and rehabilitations, initiated during the period of de-Stalinization. This marks the official end of all the horrors associated with the Soviet Union. The two men most deserving Nobel peace prizes were Zhukov and Khrushchev but given the politics at the time it was unrealistic to expect such recognition. They were still communists and cold warriors after all. They were also part of the Russian Revolution from the start. As members of Stalin’s inner circle they were even involved in some of his crimes as well. Khrushchev undeniably owed his career to Stalin himself and hardliner factions within the upper levels of Soviet power often mumbled that privately. It’s somewhat understandable why their heroism is overlooked by western history but much like Trotsky before them Zhukov and Khrushchev are also proof that Marxism doesn’t automatically lead to Stalinsm.

The Soviet Union was already the most powerful nation in the world from 1917 onward but during the first half of the Cold War (1953-1975) it was undeniable. Their armed forces, spy services, educational system, industrial capacity, space program, and armaments were the envy of the world. Their political power, economic might, and military supremacy was indisputable. Perhaps the potential for greatness was already present in the Russian people but potential unrealized is wasted. Marxism for good and bad brought glory to the motherland with the Soviet Union far surpassing the Russian Empire.

In the far east the Republic of China had been rife with unrest and upheavals for decades. China in one form or anther had been dominated by foreign powers for centuries. European world domination would see China brought to its knees. The Europeans ran the biggest narco state in human history in the orient. Men, women, and even children were all opium addicts. Seedy opium dens were on every street corner and getting high all day was a national pastime. This lucrative drug market was a goldmine for dealers, producers, financiers, gangsters, corrupt bureaucrats, foreign investors, and overseas powers.

During the various wars and power struggles wrecking an already destroyed country would rise Marxist Mao Zedong. He was member of the intelligentsia who loathed the warlord, aristocrat, and criminal classes who ruled the Republic of China with an iron fist. Born to a relatively affluent peasant family during the last Chinese emperor’s reign Mao never got along well with others. His parents viewed his obsession with politics as useless and Mao was largely left on his own to pursue his passion. He read voraciously everything from Chinese philosophy to Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations. Due to his peasant background and rural accent he was ridiculed and excluded from popular social cliques throughout his schooling. He would socialize with like minded individuals who shared his interests instead. It was through them he was introduced to Marxism but however intriguing the material he wasn’t convinced yet. It was only during the upheavals of the Russian Revolution that he became fascinated by the ideas of Karl Marx and Vladamir Lenin.

Mao originally believed he was better than people of working class and peasant backgrounds because of his association with the intelligentsia. It was Marxism that awakened him to class solidarity. When he officially became a Marxist he pursued peaceful politics but the system still never budged. No matter how factually correct or morally righteous your cause only power calls the shots. Worker strikes and peasant organization were met with reprisals from the police, private thugs, and gangsters. It was either push back or get pushed around. Mao and his Marxists began seizing lands and businesses in the countryside by force compelling reforms. The success of this approach emboldened him and created a rural following. The lawlessness and upheavals throughout Imperial China and later Republic of China enabled Mao and his communists to operate. Mao was also a vocal anti-imperialist viewing outside powers both European and Asian as murderous capitalist exploiters. Some talked a good game while others didn’t but in all cases their power came from the barrel of a gun.

The Chinese monarchy finally collapsed under the weight of its own failures. The vile Empress Dowager concerned more with court intrigues and eunuch favorites became the scapegoat. In reality the historical process Marx outlined came to fruition with a Chinese bourgeois revoultion. Later Chinese nationalists represented by the Republic of China would successfully battle foreign domination and crackdown on the lawlessness throughout the country. Drawing on the support of businessmen, landlords, and international investors they reestablished a central government creating a new modern China. Capitalism which benefited the coastal regions and urban areas created enormous wealth which the nationalists hoped would expand elsewhere. The nationalist Kuomintang now led by Chiang Kai Shek were originally partnered with the communists led by Mao. This had support from Mao and others but communism rampant in the impoverished countryside was not to be tolerated either. Bourgeois nationalists were quite merciless slaughtering tens of thousands in their eradication campaigns. The Chinese communist party was betrayed and wiped out in urban areas. Much like earlier it was once again time to step up or step aside. A major guerrilla war and peasant rebellion in the countryside ensued. The Chinese Red Army was formed to battle corruption, gangsterism, drug peddlers, foreigners, tyrant landlords, and bourgeois nationalists.

Revolution is not a dinner party, nor an essay, nor a painting, nor a piece of embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.” – Mao Zedong

Brutality, mass murder, and Asiatic despotism was nothing new to China. What made Mao different was that he and his forces were ruthlessly effective as opposed to just ruthless. They survived even thrived in the countryside through looting, banditry, and confiscating land. The cities were still controlled by the Republic of China and their allies. They made incursions into each others territory usually being beaten back. Mao also had major setbacks as his subordinates didn’t like the hard life of a guerrilla army. They wanted to control cities and sit in comfortable office buildings like a conventional army. Mao was deposed from the leadership and fighting to conquer cities directly began. They won early fights but rather than being great at what they did they preferred being a weaker version of their enemy. The Kuomintang decimated them in conventional battle. Mao began to regain his influence after the disaster. Barely escaping encirclement the Chinese Red Army was in retreat and nearly wiped out during their Long March a several thousand mile retreat into the most remote mountains of China. The Long March is now regarded as one of the greatest retreats in history and a turning point in Chinese communism.

There were also numerous other warlords, criminal groups, border disputes, economic matters, and foreign threats occupying nationalist concerns. The biggest of them all however was the Empire of Japan. Their invasions were especially barbaric slaughtering and raping millions. Their cruelty has never been forgiven or forgotten even today. Their assaults on major population centers were incredibly destructive. They tested biological warfare against the Chinese population but their preferred means of execution was beheading and burying people alive. Japanese sex slavery also destroy the lives of many Chinese girls dubbed “comfort women”. Even when they ceased military expansions they extracted enormous tribute from the rest of China just to avoid their wrath. The Japanese Black Dragon Society was an ultra-nationalist paramilitary and mafia linked to the Imperial Army operating spy networks and covert hit squads across Asia. Originally conceived to battle the Russian Empire/Soviet Union they continued battle in lawless China when the military formally stopped.

Tens of millions died during the upheavals, civil wars, Japanese invasions, and WW2. During the Second World War many of the warring factions inside China agreed to a truce uniting to battle their common foe Japan. Only the Republic of China and some of the more powerful warlords were truly capable of winning the fight. It was only with the help of the United States and Soviet Union however that Japan was destroyed in nearly every theater of Asia. The most powerful men in America, China, and the Soviet Union agreed to pool their resources against the Axis powers both in Europe and Asia. Foreign funds, weapons, and support rejuvenated the Chinese resistance. The Japanese faced a united conventional opposition led by the nationalists while the communists attacked their rear disrupting supply lines. Once the USSR and Japanese non-aggression pact ended the Red Army began their assaults. The American air raids on Japan firebombing Tokyo and finally dropping the atomic bombs gave the Japs a taste of the horror they so enthusiastically inflicted on others.

After the end of WW2 the civil war resumed but the Republic of China and other major factions were exhausted and crippled from their earlier battles with Japan. The economy was also in collapse eroding Chiang Kai Shek’s support in urban areas. Mao’s guerrilla movement concentrated in the countryside and unable to do much anyway mostly sat on the sidelines during WW2. They were rested, experienced, organized, well equipped, and battle hardened now. The start of the Cold War signaled a shift in the Soviet Union as well lending major political, economic, advisory, and military support to Mao. The United States continued to back the Republic of China and its allies. The landscape of China now was vastly different too. Prolonged stalemates were over and advances in Soviet military firepower from WW2 greatly assisted. The Chinese Red Army now dubbed People’s Liberation Army conquered region after region destroying enemies large and small. Their new battlefield prowess was a big turnaround transforming them from a guerrilla movement to a proper army.

The Republic of China was the last force capable of stopping the PLA but their capabilities had been too heavily degraded. The defeats, setbacks, and slaughters they endured had them in retreat everywhere. US military advisers and support were no match for their Soviet counterparts a key difference being the Soviet Union and China sharing borders. The Republic of China finally fled the mainland for their last stronghold the island of Taiwan.

Mao would declare the People’s Republic of China in 1949 while the Republic of China is merely called Taiwan today. After a major Cold War defeat the US directly threatened to attack PRC and aid Taiwan should PRC invade. The Soviet Union later responded by placing Red China under its nuclear umbrella. Mao had no need to invade anyway he had the mainland while they only had an island although tensions between the two remain high. The Kuomintang still claimed to represent the real China and even planned several attempts to retake the mainland but they never materialized. Mao later demanded atomic weapons and supported an aggressive foreign policy hoping to launch a worldwide communist offensive. Red China became a major force throughout Asia battling US interests across the far east.

Mao then began an extermination campaign against counterrevolutionaries, criminals organizations, and class enemies. Their leadership usually fled abroad but the population groups which resisted the PLA weren’t so lucky. Following the Soviet model mass executions, torture chambers, slave labor camps, and famines were all deployed. Millions were persecuted, imprisoned, beaten, mutilated, starved, enslaved, and executed in what Mao dubbed The Great Leap Forward. Mao justified much of this as critical to Chinese industrialization, securing power, and removing threats to “peace”.

Mao did the remarkable by eradicating drug addiction across China. Through treatment plans, amnesties for dealers, ruthless suppression of suppliers, large scale destruction of opium dens, and mass executions the Chinese finally got sober. State imposed atheism and “proper” education intended to destroy superstitions (religious and otherwise) also succeeded. Mao understood the class war continues even after the revoultion. Recognizing that reactionaries were regaining ground in China Mao launched a revolutionary mass uprising against the party and governmental elites led by the Red Guard dubbed the Cultural Revolution. Perhaps Mao’s greatest achievement was the Chinese atomic bomb followed by the even more powerful hydrogen bomb. After centuries of backwardness, poverty, foreign domination, humiliation, drug addiction, and defeat China came roaring back at the end of the 20th century. China has changed a lot since the Mao era but unlike the now dissolved Soviet Union remains a knight of the proletarian. Although Putin’s Russia represents a 21st century pro-Soviet entity and opposing the west in defense of traditional proletarian values is simply a new battle in an old war. Red China is set to be the most economically powerful nation on Earth shortly. Much like Russia during its communist era China also emerged as a superpower from Marxist revolution. That shouldn’t have happened according to all the bourgeois pseudo experts. After their revolutionary upheavals the Soviet Union and People’s Republic of China were safer, more wholesome, and traditional than Murka has been in decades and especially today. You know what works by what’s vilified and nothing is more attacked and denigrated than the ideas of Karl Marx. Was he right about everything of course not but neither is anyone else. Nobody has a monopoly on truth and no ideology has all the answers either.

The highly authoritative compendium The Black Book of Communism estimates that nearly 100 million people died directly and indirectly from Karl Marx’s work. When you adjust that figure for “human inflation” the scaled death toll from the early to mid 20th century is likely even higher. The ugly truth is that peace is easy. Just submit to tyranny and go on about your way. Taking action, fighting back, seizing power, eradicating your enemies is all hard and messy. Class warfare is very real and it’s no coincidence the 21st century is looking so gloomy. As humanity entered the dawn of the new century the demise of Marxism was heralded as a victory for all but its dormancy has proven that without threats of violence, upheaval, asset seizure, and revolution the elites will embrace tyranny again. The 20th century proved prosperous for many reasons. The ocean of blood which drowned Europe and Asia scared the shit out of the rich and powerful everywhere creating better conditions for all of humanity to enjoy. Mark my words Marxism will make a comeback when, where, how, and in what form I can’t say but old gods never die.

59 Comments to “Old and New Gods”

  1. Good work, Eradican. This is a very contrarian view of Communism. It will be a big step for most. They have been taught that communism is all evil, and that they are worse off than the capitalists.

    • Indeed. There has been an active suppression of this knowledge in my view.

      It’s a disservice to the historical record but there are a lot of agendas at play.

      • Wouldn’t take much suppression today. There aren’t the people to ask questions.

        I find that simply inversion works. Whatever the Americans hate, that’s what works. Communism works against America. Who has successfully resisted the US?

        Cuba, North Korea, China, USSR, Vietnam. It’s kryptonite against Murka. Communist, Islamic wns should be very effective.

        How’s your morale? Blogging is just part of wn. You should increase your level in PU and PT. I have been studying the CIA and NSA’s training methods. A properly trained, old school PUA could beat them man for man. PU used to require study and memorization.

        This is our training standard:

      • I don’t like these types of emotional outburst during training… The physics aren’t there and the environment doesn’t match… I like the zero face training of a fedor much more… I was a big “fan” of Arnold, Lou, Zane up to Haney, Dorian… But the faggotry inside that industry from the beginning is now an open secret… And I can’t help but see that in this display by Platz… Those are effing leg extensions after all…

      • The greatest American communist was ex-marine sharpshooter Lee Harvey Oswald.

        The man who killed Kennedy was a staunch supporter of the Soviet Union and Cuba.

  2. I just heard about this. You might like it, comrade. Remember the metal gear money thing? It may have been real.

    http://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2014/05/03
    http://www.proliberty.com/observer/20070119.htm
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Wanta

    • Nice links. Too much about the Cold War remains hidden even today and economic warfare is very real. The Soviet ruble was at parity and even worth more than the American dollar at times. The Soviet Union was a very wealthy country but too many people judge it only from its decline phase.

  3. Good stuff, Eradican…

  4. Excellent! Post more.
    You have much to teach; we have much to learn.

  5. Depressing stuff but thank you for the information.

  6. The People’s Republic of China is set to be the most economically powerful nation on Earth shortly.

    I could be wrong but I think this has as much to do with trade with the U.S. as it does with the revolution, yes?

    • The United States, Soviet Union, and Republic of China forged a new world order together after WW2. Each had separate interests but when China went red the USSR scored a major victory and powerful new ally. Together they were invincible and the United States had to lure China away somehow.

  7. Virtually every country on earth trades with the US but very few prosper from it.

  8. Great article.

    Most Russians I’ve met regard the indoctrination, pageantry, Lenin worship, etc. as kitschy and silly but there’s real nostalgia for many aspects of the USSR. Education was better, teachers were better and cared about their work, even if someone was a lowly factory worker he got an apartment, and professions like medicine and engineering had better prestige and pay. More social cohesion too.

    • Everybody hates Lenin, Bolsheviks, and the Soviet Union except for Russians themselves.

      It’s amusing that our corner of the internet adores Putin an unapologetic KGB communist.

      • This is because Communism, coupled with Capitalism, is a more perfect form of Socialism. In countries without coloreds and MINO contamination it becomes Nationalistic.

      • Communism is not an egalitarian ideology on the contrary it’s a highly divisive and violent one.

        Very few are aware coloreds are as Marx described lumpenprole enemies of the working class.

  9. Let’s not kid ourselves as to the real lesson to be learned here… European whites can be a most savage lot…

    Does this equal white Supremacy…

    The “enemy” would say “absolutely.”

    “White man’s” unrivaled ruthlessness, savagery, mass murdering and hate is “white supremacy.”

    That puts REAL white men on the ground in a psychological pickle.

  10. (fast forward to 2:43:00)

    Nikita Khrushchev: Have you thought about it? About what we’ll say after Stalin dies?

    Vyacheslav Molotov: About what?

    Nikita Khrushchev: His crimes?

    Vyacheslav Molotov: What crimes?

    Nikita Khrushchev: Millions…

    Vyacheslav Molotov: Nikita, you are too emotional. You talk too much. Who are we to judge Stalin?! Before him, we were a weak, backward country. Now look at us. We control half of Europe…the whole of China. We have the atomic bomb. We command respect. Without Stalin, it would have taken twenty years longer.

    Nikita Khrushchev: I don’t believe that! Without the purges, the arrests, the killings…without Stalin, we could have been a great nation.

    Vyacheslav Molotov: Our history required Stalin.

  11. Reblogged this on oogenhand and commented:
    Long read, good analyis. Impartial discussion of Marxism.

  12. The truth is always painful to read.

  13. Let’s not leave out of the equation a real desire amongst many in our “default elite” to simply lie about the inevitable emergence of China as superpower FOR SIMPLE PERSONAL BENEFIT…

    And lie they do…

    In fact, they have built whole cities that are completely empty and will be soon ripe for economic colonization due to unprecedented malinvestment.

    They have an incredibly large AIDS population in addition to an extremely large population of really poor peasants. These are structural issues that are never addressed in the cost analysis…

    Then there is their one-child policy… What does such an enforcement say about your average Chinese male and his personal imperial ambition?

    The US is mocked for not warring with Russian and China is lauded for not gobbling up Taiwan? Silliness…

    I got into the blogosphere arguing with the Chinese diaspora… They were a nasty lot… Tyrannical in mindset… Real animosity for the white Supremacist… Lackeys for the State even while enjoying Western life abroad… Like the Muslims in their midst… Another X factor while thinking about investing in China…

    And then there is the obvious…

    No concept of the freedom of conscience…

    Something totally incapatible with any essence of white man.

    That alone negates any alliance between “me” and China as there is simply good reason to ever trust…

    “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” is dead letter and it does not matter what the spin makers in Murka make of the Chinese/Russian “alliance.”

    It will shatter to pieces whenever one side decides to shatter it to pieces. That’s how “strong” is the “alliance.”

    What is the real end game.

    Are we not just desirous of an internal culling? Are we also beckoning an external culling?

    What’s the end game?

    And should those with no real white skin in the game outside themselves get to decide?

    • ^^^ That alone negates any alliance between “me” and China as there is simply [NO] good reason to ever trust…

    • China builds new cities for its people to enjoy someday while our cities are cesspools of squalor, crime, and misery. They weren’t hit with a neutron bomb but the nigtron bomb. The fallout is now reaching the suburbs as well. China’s AIDS population is also minuscule meanwhile Murka worships negroes and homosexuals the two primary carriers of HIV. Chinese aren’t suffering under their government on the contrary they have a bright future. Murka however will be unlivable within a few decades.

      • “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” is obsolete within the radically autonomous environment…

        Murka is prime example… Everyone is enemy until proving otherwise.

        No reason to slather “righteousness” and good grace upon Russia and China because one holds great animosity for Murka.

        “They” are all Allies until they are enemies. Things are absolutely fluid. Nothing is set in stone.

  14. Marxism is the most successful jewish religion since Christianity and Islam.

    You downplay the jewish role too much Eradican, American mainstream culture is wall to wall jewish.. Hollywood, “super-heros” comics, TV, Wall Street, Alinskyites and Neo-cohens… when Americans think they think jewish.

    • Ideas themselves are nothing without followers but the religions you listed are also offshoots of more ancient Mesopotamian belief systems. In some cases the stories are word for word plagiarisms. The superheroes are just repackaged myths as well. Marxism is the only authentic Jewish creation but Marx himself was an atheist. He also disparaged Jews as money grubbing hucksters. The Jewish question itself was a term coined by Marx.

  15. So much suffering throughout time might drive you insane if you were the sensitive type, but the masses don’t seem particularly bothered by the past.
    Also sea-level raising quantities of vodka must have been involved to dull the ennui of the command economy.

  16. 3rd paragraph – family and social disintegration are explicit communist goals. Class alliance doesn’t replace culture; it’s merely a politically neutered psychological placeholder for the excised part of the social psyche that communism demands be removed.

    6th paragraph – and when the central bank removes incentive for class conflict the people are perfectly controlled and have zero social nor political cohesion with which to effectively protest poor treatment. Class association is completely controllable by the aristocracy (free of Bourgeoisie checks and balances), cultural cohesion is not. An African tribesman can be a Swedish person’s perfect equal under communism, even though the tribesman can’t replicate Swedish cultural behavior and is much more instinctually prone to violence. Communism seeks to remove the cultural bonds that allow the Swede to advocate for his quality of life in defense against those who cannot or will not uphold it. Class cohesion is controllable with jobs and money printing. Under communism, the lone tribesman outlier will be disingenuously used to justify equality of all tribesmen to the Swede. Under a genuine racial movement, this is impossible. – – if female rule was the hallmark of precivilized man, then why defend a system that elevates woman to the equal of man? – – Feudalism bears a striking resemblance to communism, ignoring communism’s fantastical class equality utopic lip service. Yes, the industrial farm is new and religion is treated differently, but the flow of surplus is essentially the same. Just like feudalism was overthrown (feudalism being a continuance of the degraded path first marked by the foreign interest corruption of the originally racial/tribal king warrior – compare Netanyahu to Louis XIV), communism’s innate vulnerability to a foreign aristocracy without a Bourgeoisie class to act as a balance to power is inevitably exploited. Your problem isn’t class, but foreign corruption of society’s always inevitable class structure. Is it better to repress human exceptionalism by way of force and resource starvation, forever and ever, or to enact a national socialist state (ie: Israel) that prevents person’s with foreign interests in conflict with the proletariat from coming to power?

    7th – national socialism is also built ‘from the ground up’.

    8th – sweeping generalizations and overgeneralized assertions

    9th – SWPLs are generally in the intelligentsia class, at least superficially, because they generally have a University education. There are tiers of intelligentsia, but the lesser members effectively serve to reinforce the worldview of the greater members. Most of the worldview is SWPLs is gained at University or via University educated parents. SES isn’t enough to differentiate intelligentsia from SWPLs. If polled, you will find the worldview of the average bohemian and SWPLs close enough to dismiss distinction. Even if they don’t follow the bohemian lifestyle, SWPLs approve of it and present it as right perspective. However, the SWPL is the middle-beast between genuine Bourgeoisie class and its elimination. If liberalism is a genuine Bourgeoisie value, then where were all of the middle class white liberals until the 1960’s? SWPL political values will eventually see them reduced, at least insofar as the genuine achieving group is concerned. Affirmative action Bourgeoisie are invalid both culturally and politically. – – MLK was a known communist. I’ve never read about any racial distinctions within communism; on the contrary, the opposite. Negros and beaners may be innate lumpenproles, but like Christianity communism is ideologically open to (and readily so) racial equivalency under false pretense of unity and innate equality. If for nothing else, this is why communism is a dead end. If the Jews teach us one thing, it’s that anything less than genuine discrimination is vulnerable to ideological subversion. Of course, they’re able to hit just the right political note in their laws that no one really notices that they are and will continue to strive to be the most racially inbred group in the west.

    12th – cultural elite..hmmm…now why would communist’s wish the cultural elite be murdered if “cultural Marxism’ is just the modern day’s devil in the dark and cultural degradation (and the resultant family degradation) has nothing to do with communism?

    16th – The Bolshevik motivation is the mirror image of Nazi motivation, with the less politically effective class war substituted for the race war (the war waged by Jews). Remember, if you don’t know the rules of the game then you cannot hope to win.

    17th – Trotsky’s moral relativism is the same exact thing as Nazi moral relativism – they just disagree about what should unite a people. However, the sad result of communism is the mandate for cultural and family destruction. The happy mandate of National Socialism is the bolstering of culture and family unity.

    18th – Communism is absolutely liberalism. The easy proof is in the social politics (all politics is 99% social politics because all politics is, at its core, a relative degree of interpersonal co-operation – another reason why Marxism is meant to be a distraction from the real war, and thus is meant to politically disempower). Liberalism is individualism. Better said, liberalism is the coordinated dissolution of culture and family based social systems for false, politically neutered class unity. Under liberalism and communism, all group social bonds or cultural unity are deemed a threat. The only unity that is tolerated is the false (easily controlled) unity of class. All nationalism is cultural and family unity. Family and cultural unity lead to successful families, which leads to successful communities (large extended families), which leads to powerful national politics that ensure non-oppressive treatment of the community, the family, and the individual within the family unit or community (see Mormon and Jewish communities – two communities largely left alone to practice idiosyncratic value systems with little external harassment). Without this process, there is no incentive for leaders to not oppress the “proletariat” when it is in their interest to do so. Fascism is a growth of real community and therefore individual power (rewarded through fundamental cultural community co-operation). Without that specific seed, there is no real political power for anyone who doesn’t control an armed army.

    22nd – If Trotsky’s lament is genuine, then it represents a logical mistake that cost 100 million lives. Logically and structurally, all truly communist states are prone to usurpation by a hostile (likely foreign) elite. The flaw lies in the fact that there is no government in a communist state founded upon true political power of people, because all true political power is rooted in cultural unity that is extremely resistant to corruption (if the ethnochauvinist culture remains intact). Economic (class) based unity can be manipulated by adjusting numbers on a page with the flick of a pen. The middle class keeps the aristocracy in check. That is why communism is a tool of the aristocracy rather than the weapon against it that it is propagandized as. Remember, there always is an aristocracy in a real communist state, in contrast with the utopic theory. No Bolshevik equivalent is possible in a National Socialist state, because the National Socialist state is founded upon true bottom up power. There is no second iteration in National Socialism, save the more advanced thin veil of rabbinical racial-religious legalism in Jewish communities.

    23rd- Jews were well over-represented in power in Soviet Russia (and all 8 post-Soviet Russian Oligarchs are Jews), Marxist social individualism is anti-traditional gentile conservative morality, and the Protocols aren’t that vague. I’m not sure which copy you’ve read. In my mind, they say all that is required in a succinct guide. Another, similar document, if more focused, came out of Israel in the 1950s that similarly was a succinct rulebook for Jewish behavior in Russia at the time to agitate for maximum social discontent. Why are the Protocols not popular today with industrialists and elites? Could it be that we have a different ethnicity of elite that has different objectives? It’s amazing that in this world that is supposedly defined by class war, that people in the same class are behaving entirely differently than they were 100 years ago, despite ever-increasing class gaps. Everyone should pursue their self-interests in their own nations. Jews are a problem because they obviously pursue their self-interests to the detriment of the majority in their host nations, while denying such behavior and claiming victimhood when the majority objects. I’d think that a class warrior such as you would have more empathy for the majority in the face of an internal, hostile minority who happens to enjoy a higher average income than the majority in the USA.

    24th – Nazi continental supremacy was a defensive reaction against stated communist intent, and observed actions, to do the same thing. Who would leave defensive positions empty in the face of the Red Army? Every army uses nationalistic propaganda for motivation, even the communists as you have stated.

    25th – The Nazis saw much of the rest of Europe as their racial allies. As such, Hitler did not want war with Britain. According to Hitler, Europe racially ceased to exist at the Pyrenees. That all Europeans but the Nordics were subhuman, to the Nazis, is pure communist/anti-NS propaganda.

    26th – “Tens of millions of Russians were killed, injured, and fleeing for their lives”. This is a weasel statement if I’ve ever seen one written. At first glance, the average person will read that 10 million Russians were killed by the Nazis. Try rephrasing for rhetorical honesty. You disapprove of alleged Nazi atrocity mongering, but approve of actual mass rape by the Red Army as just desserts. Your nihilism seems about appropriate for a communist. Did the Red Army and their families not live by the sword? The rape of every woman in Berlin surpasses this axiom’s intent by a large margin. Revenge for these women will eventually be had. This extreme, unnecessary atrocity is well documented as are its provocateurs. Remember, the war that plagued Europe in the 20th century began in the Soviet Union. The necessary and predictable Nazi reaction is the fault of the communists. Don’t ask the Germans to cry for murdered violent extremists that initiated events that reduced the world’s population by well over 100 million.

    29th – Any ideology that is vulnerable to corruption will be corrupted. That is why communism cannot be trusted. It can lead to Stalinism, it did lead to Stalinism, and it can again lead to Stalinism. It is imperfect, because it is designed to be corruptible. It has no internally derived power other than that of the sword, and therefore whoever wields the sword will easily control the state. No political consistency is required. Whether or not communism “automatically” leads to Stalinism is absolutely irrelevant. What is relevant is how quickly it did lead to Stalinism.

    31-32 , 35 – communist propaganda

    42nd – Ah, yes, the communist heritage of grand mass murder. Again, remind me why the grand-scale murder history of this supposedly anti-elite ‘revolutionary’ communist force in the 20th century isn’t taught in school? Is it because damning a movement that is supposedly elite-hostile is not desired by the elites? Wait…

    43rd – What exactly and specifically are Proletarian values?

    44 – yes, and they only needed to embrace capitalism, imperialism, environmental disaster worse than anything imagined in the west,, and virtual slave labor where employees literally sleep where they work (in the worker’s paradise) to “race back”. Remind me again as to why the vast majority of the country remains in uneducated rural poverty, and at the same time has so many new millionaires, after the great leap forward? What: are the returns on mass murder, deep cultural destruction, and social destruction that slow?

    This blog is strange. It is attempting to distance communism form liberalism. However, anyone who knows what liberalism actually means, on a political-structural level, will be able to dissect that disingenuous nonsense quickly. Additionally, the racial aspect of this blog seems disingenuous. Marxism never made any concession for racial differences, and no known Marxist writer has done so in the last century . Correct me if I’m wrong,

    • What a load of opinionated drivel. I’m shocked Firepower even allowed it through moderation. I’m going to delete your post not because you disagree but because you need to get your own fucking blog if you want to write essays.

      • I assure you it is no betrayal of a fellow Eradican to let Frank’s comment stand.

        It is your duty to defend your own words, refute arguments with fact then maybe…even win new converts.
        If you cannot defend a position challenged by LOTB posters inherently sympathetic to our views, you will be in dire straits when wildly attacked by the likes of Manboobian Ranters or sophisticated, systemic attacks by SPLC nazis or Chris Matthews and their ilk.

        I relish such challenges because they are perfect examples of opportunity to further explicate to worthy opponents an emerging philosophy having harsh characteristics like ours. When somebody offers a soapbox – take it.

        It’s a fighter being groomed up the skill ranks from fighting pugs and palookas to becoming Championship material.

      • There is nothing to defend because the issues he presented have been mostly settled. He’d be better off as a blogger than a commentator. All the people you listed have their own platforms to rant and rave. I already proved my point because he falsely claimed elsewhere that I knew nothing about communism. I know plenty whether you agree with my conclusions is not the issue. The reality is he himself knew very little and is committed to that viewpoint.

        [ed note: then you have nothing to defend and should be satisfied, thus no anger]

      • Wow. Eradican, will you spend the next 2 years on that one defending yourself? Not all ground is worth defending, FP.

        I remember seeing “the spaghetti technique” before. Just throw out a whole pile of dirt, then make the other guy dig through it. Like the Gordian knot. The proper response is to draw the sword and cut it apart, as Alexander did.

        Have fun:)!

        And now to the real revolutionaries of this world. Allah Akbar!

      • au contraire…

        When hit with a voluminous Internet Indictment
        Focus only on the most inflammatory points
        …And (importantly) keep it brief

        Let your opponent
        Expend the greatest effort
        The most tired swimmer drowns…

        There’s the explanation of The Gordian Knot Stratagem

      • Action speaks louder than words and internet bloviating is indeed a waste of time.

        Rightists and reactionaries ultimately hate communism more than they value victory.

      • True.

        The internet is a modern propaganda tool; some is a waste and some, effective.

        Participation and follow-through determine worth b/c that’s the best measurement.

      • In response to whomever levies or agrees with the, in my opinion, invalid refutations of my comments that are summed up as “should be a blogger” and “too long” I offer this:

        1. Don’t post or have a bias toward the articles that have so much content that you would be offended at the length of a listed refutation of such. If you want succinct responses, then write succinct articles. Those that would hold my refutation to be too long are willfully ignoring the length of the original article. My refutation is indexed by paragraph for convenience. It’s not like it’s disorganized. Merely skip to the Eradican paragraphs that you wish to read me address and skip the Eradican paragraph’s that you don’t wish to read my comments on.

        Articles that do not invite a serious response are not articles but propaganda. Propaganda tells you how to think and rejects conversation. A political discussion is different. Good luck with the Right as far as what amounts to communist propaganda is concerned. To be fair, I originally took Eradican’s article as earnest and not propaganda. Perhaps I was wrong.

        Other comments:

        The Right is sensitive to rhetorical suppression. We aren’t allowed to have our true opinions heard in the mainstream on sociology, politics, nor religion. You won’t get far without engaging in a conversation that can win on the merits of your arguments. Claiming that an issue is “settled” as a means of escaping an argument is the worst type of ‘rhetoric’ of our enemies that we are well used to and which will lose you the most respect in the quickest amount of time. Most of the time, nothing is settled. Our opponents merely claimed victory and then suppressed the discussion. If you want to be taken seriously, then you have to make your arguments against our core arguments and make them well. If something is truly “settled”, then point to your primary source and be prepared for a rebuttal of that source. Traditional propaganda and avoidance tactics won’t work. If that is what you want, though, you are in good company with the mainstream.

        Firepower, I appreciate you keeping my comments up. I think that what you are doing is admirable with this blog in general, as far as I can tell, even if we may not agree on politics. Perhaps we have different views on the path to the same goal. I’m not sure. Whatever the case may be, the discussion is important if we are ever to resolve our politics to a just end for the world.

      • Frank wrote:
        Firepower, I appreciate you keeping my comments up. I think that what you are doing is admirable with this blog in general, as far as I can tell, even if we may not agree on politics. Perhaps we have different views on the path to the same goal. I’m not sure. Whatever the case may be, the discussion is important if we are ever to resolve our politics to a just end for the world.

        You are welcome.
        I don’t know where eradican is, but they can defend themselves…or leave the field to you; it’s their call.

        We likely agree on much, you and I.
        Consider that propaganda is best used as Leftists used it. Leftists won. They won it all: Government; education; family; sexual relationships; economics; race, etc.

        They won by lying, deceit and, frankly – nonsense. That is how we can win, for the bulk of our audience/targets is just as illiterate and dumbedown as theirs; both are edjummikated in the same skoolz. There’s a lot to be said for simplistic garbage. The “people” eat it up.

      • As long as this “discussion” doesn’t continue indefinitely.

        WN has fallen into the trap of infinite discussion. While they talk, the enemy acts. Guess who won?

      • For the record I kept your comments up NOT Firepower so save the gratitude. The last thing we need is to get bogged down in more mental masturbation so your reactionary comments aside Thordaddy summarized it best.

        Let’s not kid ourselves as to the real lesson to be learned here… European whites can be a most savage lot…

        Does this equal white Supremacy…

        The “enemy” would say “absolutely.”

        “White man’s” unrivaled ruthlessness, savagery, mass murdering and hate is “white supremacy.”

        That puts REAL white men on the ground in a psychological pickle.

    • I presume you don’t mean the blog in general, but this post. However, since you mentioned the blog, a few links will expound pre-existing points I’ve made

      Communism and liberalism are not static parties; both evolve. As they like to taint our US Constitution with the “living, breathing” qualification, so too do their movements modify, reflecting their changing membership.

      Deem it “Liberal Communism” if you will, but it’s far more than that now:
      https://eradica.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/five-fingered-fist-of-liberalism
      https://eradica.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/liberal-nazism/

      MINOism and race is the prime motivator in today’s Murka as class was to the Marxist and Russian peasant. When peasants developed class consciousness, the shift toward revolution began. The movement that shifted today’s Murka into what it now is (and will become) is not so much class consciousness as race consciousness. I call it MINOCon because it is the fulfillment of the reality that anyone who establishes such a grievance with the FEDS becomes empowered at the expense of their one true enemy.

  17. I’d accuse you of the same: mostly morally and politically biased historical POV, mixed in with factual history. Though, my post is mostly full of valid rhetoric and little historical assertion except where it corrects obvious historical POV or outright non-facts.

    You deleting my post is counter to firepower’s posting notice philosophy.

    My post isn’t an essay – it’s in a response format. I specifically numbered paragraphs for reference toward that end. You wrote the essay. I wasn’t aware that when you engage in conversation, which a blog is, that there was a limit on the length of reply – especially when it doesn’t come close to what was initially written. Usually such limits are an attempt to limit disagreement. Mainstream news sites are eliminating comments altogether toward that end. Perhaps start an article site instead?

    Upon your notice of deletion, I’ll take firepower’s cue and in response to your sulking call you “patsy”. It stinks to lose (not that I thought we were competing, but deleting my post is such an obvious notice of butt-hurt that taking it as such is unavoidable), I know, but please attempt to be more dignified about it next time. You could have at least have acknowledged that you just didn’t wish to reply (I didn’t post for a reply – but whatever), and left it at that. Your sulking was an added, but disappointing bonus I suppose. Come by Lion of the Blogosphere anytime and I’ll whip your butt there, where I can be assured any post that refutes your ideological inconsistencies and that you find too intimidating will be left up.

    Thanks!

    • Thankfully you didn’t write another essay. Try to keep your responses formatted succinctly. This isn’t your blog after all. As for deleting your comment in reality I was on the fence since you did take the time to read and reply after I invited you. I also warned you about tediously long posts at Lion’s blog as well so don’t act like this was a new complaint you wannabe internet tough guy.

      Your celebratory grandstanding aside you haven’t refuted anything.

      • Thankfully you didn’t write another essay, and hopefully you won’t write many more. I love how commies like to shut down arguments when they lose. Is it your blog?

        You warned me at Lion’s blog? I’ve been posting there much longer than have you, back to when he ran the half-sigma blog. You haven’t the clout to ‘warn’ me of anything and I hadn’t noticed that you did. I’m dubious as to whether you’ve warned me of anything. It’s ironic that you call me the internet tough guy yet you’ve apparently “warned me”. I only told you that I’d defeat you in argument. Projection much?

        You can keep shit-posting at LOTB but no one there is convinced. We all know what communism is.

      • White nationalism is a racial movement, not an economic movement. The communists are not our enemies.

        Capitalists have a lot to answer for. It has not been a bag of apples for everyone. The wealth inequality that Americans see today is almost incomprehensible. Obama’s dog handler makes more money in a year than any WN in this world.

        The only countries today that oppose the USA are Communist or Islamic.

        [ed note: WORTH REPEATING:
        White nationalism is a racial movement, not an economic movement. The communists are not our enemies.]

      • I posted at Half Sigma as well Frank albeit under my original name it doesn’t make you special. Capitalism creates mass immigration, radical feminism, negro worship, and deviant normalization. These things don’t exist in Russia, China, eastern Europe, and elsewhere at least not to the same extent; a fact that Lion and others actually agree with me on so I suggest you get a reality check.

        https://lionoftheblogosphere.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/were-russian-communists-more-conservative-than-american-liberals/

      • I thought eradicans’ disappearance was because she got kidnapped by a black rape squad.

  18. I think you would enjoy this, Eradican. http://home.alphalink.com.au/~radnat/spengler/prussianism.html Spengler thought Marx was hopelessly English in his view of man and society. The Englishman descended from the Norse pirate sees the goal of work as merely the acquisition of booty in order to escape work, compared to the Prussian for whom work is a sacred duty owed to the state. Spengler’s Marx arms the so-called proletariat only with its own desire for booty and a contempt for work. Hence the failure of Marxism in England, and the travesty of Marxism in Germany. For Spengler, the true socialist revolution in Germany occurred in August 1914. And it was not really Marxism that succeeded in the Russian revolution, but the Russian peasant’s hatred of the West and the Western city and Western culture and Western technology. Spengler was convinced the Russians would eventually throw off the alien growth of Marxism as they threw off the hated Western Petrine state and aristocracy. He didn’t live to see the Chinese revolution, but again, it was not Marxism that succeeded, and not the proletariat that ruled. Build socialism with Chinese characteristics, said Deng Xiaoping. That comes from an understanding similar to Spengler’s. National character is decisive. Or in Spengler’s language, blood, not ideology.

    Citizen as pirate, income as booty, disdain for work, and no solidarity — that describes our English inheritance here. A Prussian state wouldn’t suit us. But we do think a certain self-sacrificing honor among pirates is a possible basis for political relationships, so we don’t really believe there is no solidarity. The armed farmers of the Heimskringla appeal to the traditional American, and that model can be updated to include industrial and commercial armies. Spengler would dislike such small thinking as a betrayal of the Faustian calling to world domination. Maybe the traditional American is not really a Faustian after all, but hates urban schemes of domination, and yearns for the Apocalypse that will destroy them — just as Spengler’s Russian peasant does.

    City vs. country is a deep antagonism. Though a city-dweller, I side with the country. That may indicate a lack of self-knowledge, but it is a widespread one.

  19. Actually the gene pool of the English is more closely related to Spain. Seventy percent of the genes of the english are from that region. Do not get english people mixed up exclusively with Viking raiders . Modern genetic studies paint a different picture.

  20. Putin is a great guy. One thing about Putin is that he is an ideologue and that means no competition allowed from the Middle eastern ideology of Islam. Islam is a backward woman stoning genitally mutilating etc ideology and can be seen in its most accurate representation in the Islamic state.

    Now I am neither a communist or an islamic sharia advocate but if I had to choose I would choose Putin in a heartbeat. He is certainly is not a medieval savage and deals with islam with an iron fist in a glove. China goes on step further but I feel they understand that no competing governing ideology other than communism is allowed. This will save both China and Russia from the Middle East Jihad syndrome. The same goes to all the central asian stans of the former soviet empire. I can see the good communism has done for the modern world. And that good is worth it’s weight in gold. So Kudos to Stalin and Lenin too!

  21. I see you didn’t even try to get Trotsky’s dick out of your mouth.

    • Judging by your twitter profile you’re just a faggot White Russian monarchist.

      For the record I’m not the only one who recognizes Trotsky’s historical place.

      • Hi Eradican. I still owe you a response. The best I can do is recommend Arthur Schlesinger’s Age of Jackson. I just finished it. Very instructive on early 19th c. class struggle and theory of class struggle in America. Partisan and establishmentarian, but packed with info. Check out our pro-union, anti-bank, and anti-paper ancestors — very contemporary.

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