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To: madrussian
The fact that the overwhelming majority of the Bolsheviks in Lenin's government were Jewish is sufficient to realize who were the main Bolsheviks supporters and ideologues.

That is like saying the fact that the membership of the National Black Republican Network are black means that most blacks are Republican.

Most Jews were not communist in 1917. National politics was a foreign concept to most Jews back then.

The Russian Revolution began in Moscow and St, Petersburg, places where there were virtually no Jews, rather than Kiev, Odessa or Minsk, or, for that matter, Poland, where Jews were numerous.

The places where Jews lived were not centers of resistance to the Provisional Government of Kerensky. There were Jews associated with Lenin, but there were also many Jews associated with Kerensky.

23 posted on 12/09/2001 3:42:48 PM PST by Inyokern
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To: Inyokern
That is like saying the fact that the membership of the National Black Republican Network are black means that most blacks are Republican.

For your analogy to work, Bolshevik government would have to be called Jewish faction of Bolshevik government.

Most Jews were not communist in 1917. National politics was a foreign concept to most Jews back then.

You mean members of a party? Of course not. Party members were always a minority. Sympathizing with destruction of Russia and perceiving it as their tribal revenge? Quite possibly. Tribal interests have always been paramount in Jewish community.

The Russian Revolution began in Moscow and St, Petersburg, places where there were virtually no Jews, rather than Kiev, Odessa or Minsk, or, for that matter, Poland, where Jews were numerous.

Jews were numerous in Menshevik and Bolshevik movements. History is often done by militant minorities, with majority being rather apathetic or not knowing better.

The places where Jews lived were not centers of resistance to the Provisional Government of Kerensky. There were Jews associated with Lenin, but there were also many Jews associated with Kerensky.

Provisional government was overthrown by Bolsheviks, and we know who were in charge there.

29 posted on 12/09/2001 4:36:35 PM PST by madrussian
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