Skip to comments.The Man Who Had Funny Hands - Scarred Bodies, Broken Psyches under Soviet Communism
Posted on 10/11/2019 2:44:10 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I grew up among refugees. My parents had fled from Communist Hungary after the 1956 Revolution was crushed by the Soviet Union. We had many Hungarian friends, but also knew people from Albania, East Germany, and Poland. All had their stories, the one more dreadful than the other.
I remember one story among many, when we visited a couple, lets call them Joe and Cathy. When we were leaving, thinking they were out of earshot, I blurted out: Why does Uncle Joe have funny hands? My mother hushed me quickly and the whole thing was forgotten. But some years later, when I was old enough to be counted among the adults, the same Joe was telling some of his stories.
He had studied to be a priest but had left the seminary before finishing. I dont know why he left, it might have coincided with the Communist takeover, or not, I dont know. But he was arrested one day because of his ties to religion.
The Soviet goal was to initiate a Five-Year Plan aimed at undermining religious belief that was supposed to destroy religious thinking in two generations. They nationalised (stole) churches, lands, monasteries, and schools. They banned religious education, religious orders were dissolved, and some 1,500-2,000 people were formally sentenced on trumped up charges. One out of every four Catholic priests or monks were imprisoned.
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Socialism. What could go wrong?
I met a man once who walked with a limp, had his hair hopelessly askew, and slumped from broken vertebrae. He had been imprisoned by the communists.
If the Democrats have their way this will be our children and grandchildren’s future.
The goal of socialism is communism. Vladimir Lenin
Uncle Joe, as weve called him, was one of many people I knew who experienced the joys of Communism, who lived in the Workers State, and who was himself a real worker, but who experienced the reality of Marxism-Leninism. Thank goodness its all over and nobody believes in that claptrap anymore!
Uh... Wrong. There are lots of people that salivate at the idea of torturing "deplorables"...
.....the reality of Marxism-Leninism. Thank goodness its all over and nobody believes in that claptrap anymore!
Wanna bet? Beto wants to punish churches that dont sanction homosexuality. And Comrade Bernie is quite popular among young people. And then theres AOC.
I think he’s being sarcastic with his closing sentence.
Please see my #12.
It’s going on in China now, the torture, the camps, the punishment without a trial.
At this stage, China is more fascist than communist, but communist is what they call themselves. Big Brother in control.
We Have Been Harmonized is a book I will read when I can endure it.
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