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  • Moscow Snuffs Out Religious Liberty in Eastern Ukraine

    04/25/2019 8:18:05 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 48 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | Apr 2019 | Doug Bandow
    Ukraine has had a tortured political existence as an independent nation, but it has respected freedom of conscience. In 2014 the Orthodox Church, both the Moscow and the Kiev patriachates, made up more than half of the religious organizations in both Donetsk and Luhansk. But there was an abundance of other faiths and churches. For the first time in decades, people enjoyed liberty in faith. However, that changed when the separatists took control. They sought to eliminate dissent, any hint of backing for the Kiev government. And they claimed that the Russian Orthodox Church had been oppressed, encouraging creation of...
  • Lenin's Back on Jagger and Healthcare

    04/07/2019 9:08:06 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6 Apr 2019 | Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
    D0 not be alarmed, comrades, that I, V. I. Lenin, here again so soon from mausoleum after first time to address you. Once you back from what people's author Raymond Chandler call "Big Sleep," it become difficult to stop self-commenting affair of day. And we have extreme serious counter-revolutionary problem, tovariches -- almost as bad Stalin rescind my New Economic Policy for idiot Five-Year Plan, doomed to failure before start. He was dumb as AOC. But never mind. Real danger today come from skillionaire -- almost as rich Elton John -- libertarian (although he hide from public) graduate of London...
  • There’s A Vladimir Lenin Statue In Seattle, and Republican Lawmakers Want It Gone

    02/27/2019 6:12:09 AM PST · by eyeamok · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 27, 2019 | Brock Simmons
    In the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle (because, duh, it’s Seattle) stands a 16 foot tall statue of communist revolutionary and innovator of mass starvation and firing squads, Vladimir Lenin. Republican lawmakers in Washington have now introduced a bill “to study and make recommendations on an appropriate historical figure to replace the statue of Lenin, and to represent the state of Washington.”

    02/14/2019 12:33:17 PM PST · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    American Partisan ^ | February 11, 2019 | Jesse James
    Atheism is a natural and inseparable part of Marxism, of the theory and practice of scientific socialism. – Vladimir Lenin Religious, as indeed any other, ideas being born out of the soil of the material conditions of life and above all the soil of class contradictions, only gradually clear themselves away and then live on by the force of conservatism longer than the needs that gave birth to them and disappear completely only after the effects of serious social shocks and crises. – Leon Trotsky If I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of...
  • Lenny! It's your great grand-daughter, Alexandria! AOC visits Lenin's Tomb

    02/09/2019 7:39:34 AM PST · by poconopundit · 31 replies
    Free Republic ^ | February 9, 2019 | Pocono Pundit
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (aka AOC, Occasional Cortex, and Flashdunce) paid a fake visit to Moscow where she visited Lenin's Tomb.  A brief conversation ensued: Alexandria: Lenny!  It's your great grand-daughter, Alexandria!  Glad to finally meet you! Boy are you a sight for sore eyes.  How long has it been?  1924?  Why that would be 95 years! You're looking mighty chipper there, Lenny. Hey, Cousin Bernie and Jane send their best.  Remember how they visited you a few decades back when they honeymooned in Moscow? All the history department profs at BU (Bolshevik University) thought you were so cool.  You were...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: Latinos Can’t Be Illegals Because They’re ‘Descendants of Native People’

    02/07/2019 2:57:28 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 209 replies
    Ocasio-Cortez: Latinos Can’t Be Illegals Because They’re ‘Descendants of Native People’ BY: Cameron Cawthorne Follow @@Cam_Cawthorne February 7, 2019 4:31 pm Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Thursday criticized U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and argued in support of undocumented Latinos in the United States, saying the latter cannot be "criminalized" on "Native" U.S. land because they are "descendants of Native people." The self-described Democratic socialist spoke on Thursday alongside several liberal groups, including MoveOn and United We Dream, a pro-immigration group that calls for ICE to be abolished. She repeatedly slammed ICE, claiming it "repeatedly and systematically violates human...
  • The Kulaks Must Be Liquidated as a Class

    01/30/2019 7:34:43 AM PST · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | January 25, 2019 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks at an event in Claremont, N.H., January 18, 2019. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) Elizabeth Warren is not proposing a tax; she’s proposing asset forfeiture.History is very short, if you look at it the right way. The American Revolution seems like it was a very long time ago, but looked at with the right kind of eyes, it was the day before yesterday: The revolution of Washington and Jefferson inspired the French Revolution, which unhappily perverted the classical-liberal principles of the American Founders and created instead an ersatz religion purporting to be a cult of pure reason —...
  • Poll: Russian nostalgia for Soviet Union reaches 13-year high

    12/24/2018 11:48:29 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 42 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Dec 20, 2018 | Reuters
    MOSCOW - The number of Russians who regret the break-up of the Soviet Union has risen to its highest since 2005, amid rising economic concerns and nostalgia for the Soviet welfare system, the Levada pollster said on Wednesday. President Vladimir Putin famously dubbed the 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union the greatest catastrophe of the 20th century and he and many Russians have long lamented the blow its demise dealt to Moscow’s great power status. In the survey, 66 percent of Russians said they regretted the Soviet break-up, a level not seen since 2005 when Levada recorded 65 percent and...
  • ‘Learn some history, boy!’ Young Communist MP under fire for calling Gulag a ‘good thing’

    12/04/2018 4:52:41 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 23 replies
    RT ^ | Nov 2018
    The Gulag forced-labor camps in the USSR were “a good thing” as prisoners worked there to the benefit of the state, a 23-year-old local MP in Yekaterinburg said, and was slammed online as a “monster” in need of a history lesson. “Gulag is, actually, a good thing. Previously, the people were sent to work under supervision – at least, there was some benefit from them. But now, the inmates – rapists and murderers – just drink builder’s tea and do nothing, while we waste our money on them,” Andrey Pirozhkov, a recently-elected Communist Party MP in the Yekaterinburg’s local parliament,...
  • Ukraine tore down its Lenin statues. The hard part is filling the spaces left behind.

    11/19/2018 2:57:21 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov 16, 2018 | Anton Troianovski
    Four angels and the Virgin Mary mark the spot where the Communist used to stand. “We used to get drunk next to the Lenin,” a 45-year-old mechanic named Volodymyr said as he passed by. “Now it’s a sin to drink there, I guess,” his friend Yulia said. Five years after the start of Ukraine’s pro-Western revolution, the once-ubiquitous figure of Vladimir Lenin has been eradicated by law. So have other symbols of the Soviet era — gone from the country’s squares, streets and buildings. But Ukrainians are still searching for meaning — and identity — in the spaces left behind....
  • Putin Celebrates Centenary of GRU Spy Agency

    11/03/2018 1:42:21 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 21 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Nov 3, 2018 | Reuters
    At a ceremony marking the centenary of Russia's military intelligence agency, Putin, in comments likely to be seen as provocative in the West, saluted its operatives for carrying out daring special operations and said they provided a model for a future generation. The GRU has been in the spotlight since two men whom London blames for the Skripal poisoning admitted on Russian TV they had been in Salisbury on the day of the attack, but said they had only been there to see the city's famous cathedral spire. The GRU was founded as the Registration Directorate in 1918 after the...
  • Why Lenin's Corpse Lives on in Putin's Russia

    09/30/2018 3:02:32 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    The Russia File ^ | 2017 | Alice Underwood
    It’s not every society whose ideals are embodied by a corpse. But in the Soviet Union, the never-decaying body of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was meant to freeze his ideals in time: a promise to citizens that they were on the collective path to the bright communist future. Opened to visitors on August 1, 1924, his mausoleum became a key symbol of Soviet power, from the saint-like aura around Lenin’s remains to the Politburo’s tradition of standing atop the structure on holidays. Today, the unburied body remains a lingering element of the Soviet legacy, representing Russia’s inability or unwillingness to bury...
  • Stalin's continuing, disputed legacy

    09/06/2018 8:19:09 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Eurozine ^ | 17 August 2018 | Daria Khlevnyuk
    The memory of Stalin’s Terror is now receiving more attention in Russia than at any time since the 1980s. The Stalin epoch’s influence on Russia is undeniable. Present-day Russians mainly live in a country inherited from the Stalin-era Soviet Union, not least in terms of infrastructure, architecture and social institutions. However, scholars, intellectuals and journalists agree that Russian society has yet to thoroughly work through the totalitarian legacy of Stalin’s era. According to a recent Levada-Center poll, Stalin’s popularity is actually rising. Around 40 percent of respondents expressed positive attitudes towards Stalin, while around one third agreed that Russia now...
  • Don’t be fooled – Karl Marx was a hate-filled totalitarian whose ideas killed millions

    09/05/2018 7:08:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07.09.18 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    The thought of Karl Marx, a German political agitator whose theory of “scientific socialism” wreaked havoc on the world for most of the 20th century, would seem to have been consigned to the ash heap of history following the fall of the Eastern Bloc communist regimes from 1989 to 1991. After decades of mass murder claiming tens of millions of victims, as well as the totalitarian oppression of hundreds of millions more, the reputation of Marxism had been destroyed almost completely, seemingly assuring its final demise.However, a resurgence of interest in Marx’s thought has been ongoing since 2008, when the...
  • Seattle Mayor: Confederate monument and statue of Lenin need to go

    07/07/2018 7:56:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 8/18/17 | JOHN SEXTON
    The removal of offensive monuments took a unique turn in Seattle. Mayor Ed Murray asked a cemetery to remove a Confederate monument erected in 1926 but also requested the removal of a large statue of Vladimir Lenin. From the Seattle Times: The monument, erected in 1926 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Lenin statue are both on private property. Still, Murray said, he believes they should be removed. “Not only do these kinds of symbols represent historic injustices, their existence causes pain among those who themselves or whose family members have been impacted by these atrocities,” Murray...
  • Happy Earth Day! Here's the story of the co-founder who killed, then composted, his girlfriend

    04/22/2018 4:13:46 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 34 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/19/2018 | Harpygoddess
    Nicknamed the Unicorn Killer because his last name means "one horn" in German, Ira Einhorn jumped bail and evaded arrest for 23 years, but eventually the "she went to the neighborhood co-op to buy some tofu and sprouts and never returned" story fell apart. Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk... After 23 years, he was finally extradited to the United States from France and put on trial....
  • India crowd pulls down Tripura Lenin statue after Communist defeat

    03/07/2018 1:33:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | 6 March 2018
    Supporters of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have been accused of pulling down a statue of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin in Tripura state. Monday's incident happened days after the party swept elections in the north-eastern state, dislodging the Communist government after 25 years. The five-year-old statue in Belonia town was removed with the help of an excavator as supporters cheered. There have been clashes between BJP and Communist party workers in the state. The NDTV news channel quoted eyewitnesses as saying the excavator which brought down the statue was hired by BJP workers.
  • Russian Communists Assault Moscow Deputies Over Lenin Statue

    02/02/2018 7:59:54 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 40 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Feb 2, 2018
    A fight erupted between communist party members and local municipal politicians in Moscow this week over a proposal to move a statue of Vladimir Lenin. "It was a special unscheduled meeting, we didn’t invite anyone and were very surprised that a whole horde of them had gathered," the RBC business portal cited local council member Dmitry Maksimov as saying. Maksimov reportedly filed a police complaint after suffering a head wound in the incident. The Communist leader Suraikin denied attacking the deputy and accused local authorities of "attempting to insult the entire Soviet past." Footage on state-run television showed Suraikin gesticulating...
  • Putin: Communist ideology similar to Christianity, Lenin’s body like saintly relics

    01/14/2018 4:08:06 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 85 replies
    Russia Today ^ | January 14, 2018
    Maybe I’ll say something that someone might dislike, but that’s the way I see it,” Putin said in an interview for the documentary Valaam, an excerpt of which was broadcast on Russia 1. “First of all, faith has always accompanied us, becoming stronger every time our country, our people, have been through hard times. “There were those years of militant atheism when priests were eradicated, churches destroyed, but at the same time a new religion was being created. Communist ideology is very similar to Christianity, in fact: freedom, equality, brotherhood, justice – everything is laid out in the Holy Scripture,...
  • "Can a Christian be a Communist?" - Sermon by Martin Luther King Jr.

    01/12/2018 3:39:25 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 63 replies
    Martin Luther King Papers Project ^ | September 30, 1962 | Martin Luther King Jr.
    Now, let us begin by answering the question which our sermon topic raises: Can a Christian be a communist? I answer that question with an emphatic “no.” These two philosophies are diametrically opposed. The basic philosophy of Christianity is unalterably opposed to the basic philosophy of communism, and all of the dialectics of the logician cannot make them lie down together. They are contrary philosophies. Now, there are at least three reasons why I feel obligated as a Christian minister to talk to you about communism. The first reason grows out of the fact that communism is having widespread influence...