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  • Pope: Why didn’t Allies bomb railway lines to Auschwitz?

    06/21/2015 9:56:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 203 replies
    Francis laments that world powers did nothing to save Jewish, Christian, gays from Nazi death camps.ROME — Pope Francis on Sunday denounced what he called the “great powers” of the world for failing to act when there was intelligence indicating Jews, Christians, homosexuals and others were being transported to death camps in Europe during World War II. He also decried the deaths of Christians in concentration camps in Russia under the Stalin dictatorship, which followed the war....
  • Hollywood Traitors Supported Hitler and Stalin: An Interview with Allan Ryskind

    05/13/2015 6:46:25 PM PDT · by TigerTown · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May, 13, 2015 | Brett M. Decker
    Hard-core Communists in Hollywood, and by that I mean those with party cards and whose allegiance was to Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union, not the United States, made a major effort to take over the movie industry and nearly succeeded. The much-maligned House Un-American Activities Committee, as even liberal Hollywood historians Larry Ceplair and Steven Englund acknowledge, uncovered over 200 party members in Hollywood. My dad, Morrie Ryskind, one of the few outspoken anti-Communist screenwriters in Hollywood, said the number was closer to 300. They were part of a broad conspiracy of subversives who had penetrated America’s most critical...
  • Hemingway, Hounded by the Feds

    07/03/2011 8:22:29 PM PDT · by Palter · 37 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 01 July 2011 | A. E. Hotchner
    EARLY one morning, 50 years ago today, while his wife, Mary, slept upstairs, Ernest Hemingway went into the vestibule of his Ketchum, Idaho, house, selected his favorite shotgun from the rack, inserted shells into its chambers and ended his life. There were many differing explanations at the time: that he had terminal cancer or money problems, that it was an accident, that he’d quarreled with Mary. None were true. As his friends knew, he’d been suffering from depression and paranoia for the last year of his life. Ernest and I were friends for 14 years. I dramatized many of his...
  • Hemingway revealed as failed KGB spy

    07/13/2009 8:37:50 AM PDT · by FromLori · 54 replies · 2,518+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 7/9/09
    Up till now, this has been a notably cheerful year for admirers of Ernest Hemingway – a surprisingly diverse set of people who range from Michael Palin to Elmore Leonard. Almost every month has brought good news: a planned Hemingway biopic; a new, improved version of his memoir, A Moveable Feast; the opening of a digital archive of papers found in his Cuban home; progress on a movie of Islands in the Stream. Last week, however, saw the publication of Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America (Yale University Press), which reveals the Nobel prize-winning novelist was...
  • Book Accuses (Ernest) Hemingway of Spying (For the KGB)

    07/10/2009 10:37:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies · 911+ views
    UPI ^ | 7/10/09
    A new U.S. book claims Ernest Hemingway was a not-very-effective spy for the KGB during the 1940s. The Nobel prize-winning author is listed in "Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America," Yale University Press, co-written by John Earl Haynes, Harvey Klehr and Alexander Vassiliev from notes Vassiliev took in Moscow archives. A former KGB officer, Vassiliev was provided with access in the 1990s to Stalin-era files, The Guardian reported. In the book, Hemingway is referred to as a "dilettante spy." His file says he was recruited in 1941 before he went to China, the book claims. He...
  • The Red and the Black The end of the myth of the Spanish Civil War

    01/12/2005 10:52:22 AM PST · by robowombat · 56 replies · 14,553+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | July 16, 2001 | Stephen Schwartz
    July 16, 2001/Vol 6, Number 41 The Red and the Black The end of the myth of the Spanish Civil War By Stephen Schwartz The Spanish Civil War—the conflict from 1936 to 1939 between the mainly socialist and anarchist militias defending the Spanish Republic, and the right-wing forces headed by General Francisco Franco—is often described as the last purely idealistic cause of the twentieth century. Certainly this is how the intellectual tradition of the Left remembers it. For radical writers, theorists, and activists in America and England, nothing looms larger than those days when pure-hearted idealists from around the world...
  • Orwell's Bad Republicans

    08/12/2007 9:29:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies · 1,159+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/7/2007 | Hal G.P. Colebatch
    The Last Crusade: Spain 1936By Warren Carroll(Christendom Press/ISI Books, 240 pages, $15) WHEN THE HEROICS of the Spanish Civil War come up -- Orwell's Homage to Catalonia, Hemingway's fictions or the effusions of various poets -- there is a very large and usually unremarked elephant in the room: Orwell, who actually fought, and Hemingway who wrote about fighting, were on the wrong side. The strategic point is simple: had the Stalinists won war, then during the period of the Hitler-Stalin pact from 1939 to mid-1941, they would have allowed Hitler to cross Spain and seize Gibraltar. Had this happened, the...
  • Communist Leader Asks Russian Culture Minister to Open Stalin Museum

    05/03/2015 11:44:39 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | May. 01 2015 14:20 | The Moscow Times
    Russia's Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov has appealed to the Culture Ministry to establish a "full-fledged" museum honoring Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, a news report said. Zyuganov, the head of Communist Party and its parliamentary faction, asked Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky for help in overcoming objections by a "liberal public" to create a museum in honor of Stalin, the Izvestia daily reported Friday, citing a copy of the letter.
  • All Time Favorite World War II Cartoon (For lack of a Better Phrase)

    04/20/2015 9:24:46 AM PDT · by lbryce · 44 replies
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  • Poll: Nearly Half of Russians Believe Stalin’s Terror Was Justified

    04/01/2015 1:40:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/01/2015 | Mary Chastain
    According to a poll by the Levada Center, the enormous economic progress under Soviet Union dictator Josef Stalin justified all the “sacrifices” made by Russians, including the genocide of his own people. The independent center polled the same question two years ago, but only 25 percent agreed. The latest poll is up to 45 percent.
  • The Shocking Truth About Blacklisted Hollywood Screenwriters

    03/11/2015 1:20:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Aleteia ^ | March 11, 2015 | Ray Keating
    Regnery History Hollywood is not exactly known for accuracy when portraying historical figures and events in the movies. Perhaps we shouldn’t be all that surprised then when Hollywood gets its own history wrong. That’s been the case with the blacklist of assorted industry communists during the early years of the Cold War. For nearly seven decades, leftists in the entertainment industry have peddled the idea that blacklisted screenwriters–especially the “Hollywood Ten”—were innocent, naïve standard bearers for First Amendment rights who unjustly suffered for their political beliefs at the hands of fascists in Congress and the movie business amidst a period...
  • Che Guevara’s Daughter Delighted with Obama’s Cuba Policy

    02/21/2015 5:28:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    Che Guevara’s daughter Aleida is in Canada this week whooping up president Obama’s opening to the Stalinist regime her father co-founded, and saying he’d certainly approve.She’s absolutely correct. Aside from her father, few people knew from first-hand experience how easily U.S. officials can be snookered. To wit: “I am not a communist and have never been a communist. It gives me great pain to be called a communist. (Ernesto “Che” Guevara” in the New York Times, Jan. 4th 1959.) Then—like now—The New York Times served essentially as press agency for the U.S. State Department.Oh, I know, I know, your professors,...
  • Obama goofed around with a selfie stick on the same day Kayla Mueller confirmed dead

    02/13/2015 9:46:51 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 13, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    we might soon come to regret enabling the world’s most powerful narcissist by handing him a selfie stick. Those who are concerned that Obama’s antics – mugging into a smudgy mirror, failing to successfully dunk a cookie into a glass of milk, and pantomiming free throw shots for no particular reason, all in the hopes of increasing the number of young Obamacare enrollees (with BuzzFeed’s complicity) .. ... this video was shot mere hours after the United States government confirmed that another of its citizens, Kayla Mueller, died in ISIS custody. The day that this video was shot, February 10,...
  • Stalin, Muhammad and Obama

    01/27/2015 1:46:17 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 10 replies
    Foxnews ^ | January 23, 2015 | Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (ret.)
    Pundits agonize over President Obama’s resistance to calling Islamist terror “Islamist terror.” How can he not see the obvious? How can he ignore the overwhelming and ever-increasing evidence? How can he insist that his subordinates continue their buffoonish insistence that Islamist terror has nothing to do with Islam and that they—secularized Christians and non-observant Jews—know Islam’s character better than Muslims themselves? It’s easy. President Obama and his commissars fit the longstanding pattern of behavior (insistence, denial, castigation) that the hard left has embraced for generations. In the mid-20th century, leftists, bereft of God and desperate for a new faith, insisted...
  • MLA Ignores Victims of Communism

    01/26/2015 10:03:32 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 23, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    The fall of communism and socialism have “robbed” the “post-Sovietized world,” Noemi Marin of Florida Atlantic University suggested at this year’s Modern Language Association (MLA) conference in Vancouver, Canada. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the world has ignored the “traumatic coloniality” and the resulting “trauma had been going on for forty-five years before now,” Marin alleges. The new focus of the debate should be “between communist studies and postcolonial studies” and create “subjective constructivist ideas about identity,” she avers. Herta Mueller, who won the 2009 Nobel Prize for literature and grew up in Romania under communist rule, offers...
  • Remember When Communism Was All the Rage?

    12/31/2014 10:41:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Happy Birthday to the Soviet Union! In 1922, in post-revolutionary Russia, a bunch of commies got together and officially established the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine and the Transcaucasian Federation called a meeting, and created the world’s first union based on Marxist Socialism… It shaped up to be such a rousing success, Joseph Stalin celebrated by killing 50 million fellow countrymen. During the Russian Revolution of 1917 the Bolsheviks managed to win over the hearts and minds of their fellow commie forces using their message of Hope and Change; which lead to a pretty clear direction for...
  • Josef Stalin and the Problem of Political Opposition

    12/27/2014 5:36:38 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 6 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 27, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the Problem of Political Opposition... In the Declaration of Independence, our Founding Fathers declared the only legitimate purpose of government: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness… that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…” So, this was not just the plan for the United States. This part of the Declaration comes before the listing of our Founders’...
  • When 'Justice' Trumps Accuracy, Journalism Loses

    12/15/2014 7:53:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    JOURNALISTS, SAYS Jorge Ramos, shouldn't make a fetish of accuracy and impartiality. Speaking last month at the International Press Freedom Awards, Univision's influential news anchor told his audience that while he has "nothing against objectivity," journalism is meant to be wielded as "a weapon for a higher purpose: justice." To be sure, he said, it is important to get the facts right — five deaths should be reported as five, not six or seven. But "the best of journalism happens when we, purposely, stop pretending that we are neutral and recognize that we have a moral obligation to tell truth...
  • Prince David Chavchavadze - obituary

    11/10/2014 9:21:55 AM PST · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 9, 2014
    Prince David Chavchavadze was a CIA agent during the cold war who was descended from Tsar Nicholas I of Imperial Russia and became friendly with Stalin's daughter Prince David Chavchavadze, who has died aged 90, was descended from the royal families of both Russia and Georgia, and served as a cold war case officer with the CIA for 25 years; he later made his mark as a writer and historian... Prince David Chavchavadze, born May 20 1924, died October 5 2014
  • Sudden silence from the left on Israel

    10/23/2014 3:33:50 PM PDT · by Chuckmorse
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | Oct.23, 2014 | Chuck Morse
    After spewing the most vile Jew-Hating propaganda during the summer 2014 Gaza war, the left-wingers at Counterpunch, AlterNet and Nation Magazine to name a few along with camp-following radio hosts such as Thom Hartmann and fellow-traveling George Soros financed Jewish groups like J Street have suddenly gone silent. Their deafening silence regarding the Israel-Arab conflict is entirely situational. Certainly conscience or concern for human rights has nothing to do with it. Otherwise they would be shrieking about the slow motion Holocaust against Christians in Arab countries and the atrocities committed by ISIS, Boko Haram, the Taliban, or any number of...
  • Five books on WWII and Soviet subversion that challenge Ken Burns’ ‘The Roosevelts’ documentary

    09/29/2014 9:58:31 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 21 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-09-29 | Benjamin Weingarten
    The major thrust of the books on West’s list — namely that Roosevelt’s cabinet and much of the federal bureaucracy was filled with Communists, fellow travelers, dupes and “useful idiots,” and that at the very least this influenced an FDR agenda that proved heavily favorable towards “Uncle Joe” Stalin and the Soviet Union, enabling its expansion and increasing its sphere of influence well beyond its borders — leads to a total paradigm shift when thinking about the World War II era. It bears noting that in “American Betrayal,” West herself seeks to draw a parallel between the modern-day whitewashing of...
  • Ernest Hemingway’s Grandsons Continue Their Granddad’s Disgusting Legacy

    09/27/2014 7:22:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Can you imagine the reputation of a literary figure surviving the disclosure that he worked (however briefly and ineffectually) for Hitler's Abwehr? Yet Ernest Hemingway worked for Stalin’s KGB and nobody (among the “smart set”) seems to bat an eye. According to KGB defector Alexander Vassiliev "the 42-year-old Hemingway was recruited by the KGB under the cover name "Argo" in 1941, and cooperated with Soviet agents whom he met in Havana and London. This comes from a book published in 2009 by Yale Univ. Press (not exactly a branch of the John Birch Society.)"Castro's revolution," Hemingway wrote in 1960, “is...
  • Is Putin Worse Than Stalin?

    07/25/2014 8:22:48 PM PDT · by duckln · 102 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 7-25-14 | Pat Buchanan
    In Ukraine, Putin responded to a U.S.-backed coup, which ousted a democratically elected political ally of Russia, with a bloodless seizure of the pro-Russian Crimea where Moscow has berthed its Black Sea fleet since the 18th century. This is routine Big Power geopolitics.
  • What "Progressives" don't want to know.

    07/25/2014 7:02:31 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 11 replies
    30 Worst Atrocities of the 20th Century ^ | 1998 - 2004 | Matthew White
    I was checking out WW2 stats, and came across research on the 30 greatest atrocities of the 20th century. An estimated 55 million died in WW2. In addition, 20 million died under Stalin, 40 million under Mao Zedong, 1.65 million under the Cambodian Khmer Rouge, and 400,000 under North Korea. The combined 62 million total tops WW2 by 7 million. The kicker is that, with the current U.S. population approaching 320 million, that figure of 62 million, if applied to the United States, would mean that 1/5, that is, 20% of us, would have perished!
  • Moscow metro marks its 79th anniversary

    05/14/2014 5:38:53 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies
    Itar Tass ^ | 05/15/2014 | Itar Tass
    MOSCOW, May 15, 3:30 /ITAR-TASS/. Moscow’s Metro marks its 79th birthday on Thursday. Regular service along the first underground section of 11.2 kilometres from the Sokolniki station to the Park Kultury station was launched at seven in the morning on May 15, 1935. Back then, Moscow’s Metro had only 13 stations. Today, Moscow’s Metro has 194 stations and more than 325 kilometres of tracks. It is the world’s second metro system in terms of the number of passengers after Tokyo’s. The network of the Moscow Metro is still being expanded. In terms of the volume of construction of metro lines,...
  • Is Vladimir Putin Another Adolf Hitler?

    04/17/2014 3:50:14 AM PDT · by Siegfried X · 117 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/16/2014 | Paul Johnson
    As Mein Kampf makes clear, Hitler sought to unite all the people of German speech and culture into one state, or Reich, preferably by peaceful negotiation, otherwise by war and conquest... Today’s drift toward war with Russia seems like a replay of the past. Putin is a Russian nationalist, who believes in a strong Stalinist state. His goal is to reverse the events of 1989–the end of the Soviet state and dissolution of its enormous empire... ...to wield against the various weak states that were part of the U.S.S.R... All have ethnic Russian minorities, who speak the language, boast of...
  • What Putin is rebuilding

    04/16/2014 9:08:34 PM PDT · by dangus · 95 replies
    4-17-14 | Dangus
    No, Putin isn't re-building the third Reich: Chamberlain isn't a historic villain because he did nothing after Hitler seized neighboring German-speaking territories. He's a historic villain because he did nothing after Hitler blamed Christianity for poisoning Europe with weakness, swore to destroy the Jews, build a master race, set fire to the Reichstag, seized all police powers, built concentration camps and THEN invaded German-speaking lands. No, Putin isn't re-building the Soviet Union: He has implemented a flat, low tax rate, struck the authority of local commissars to impose taxes, decriminalized tax disputes, decentralized agriculture and industry, seen the numbers of...
  • Reagan Rediscovered

    06/08/2004 3:25:08 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 8 replies · 170+ views
    TAS ^ | 6/8/2004 | Paul M. Weyrich
    WASHINGTON -- This may shock you. During the eight years of the Reagan Presidency I was not his biggest fan. I looked not so much at what he accomplished but what he didn't accomplish. My expectations were that government would get smaller under President Reagan. It didn't. I was disappointed. I looked at the agencies left in place -- the National Endowment for the Arts, the Legal Services Corporation (which has done so much damage) and A.I.D. -- and I felt that the Reagan Administration did not make a real effort to curtail them. I was disappointed. Also there was...
  • Here Are The Two Soviet Propaganda Posters Hanging In The White House Press Secretary's Home

    04/14/2014 7:42:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 11, 2014 | Hunter Walker
    Here Are The Two Soviet Propaganda Posters Hanging In The White House Press Secretary's Home Washingtonian MOM magazine's spring issue has a profile of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney's wife, ABC News contributor Claire Shipman, that features a picture taken inside their home. In the background of the photo, you can see two framed Soviet-era propaganda posters. One of Carney's posters is a version of this iconic design by artist Dmitry Moor with a soldier pointing his finger alongside text that says "Have YOU Enlisted?" in Russian: The other poster features a female factory worker. According to this eBay...
  • Don’t Go There, Buddy!

    04/11/2014 8:52:39 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-11-2013 | MOTUS
    “The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves.” – Vladimir Ilyich LeninWhat Eric Holder actually said: (bold added) “And since the day I became Attorney General in 2009, I have been proud to stand alongside you in supporting efforts to advance the cause of justice that has always been at the center of this Administration’s work.I’m pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and lasting reforms – even in the face of unprecedented, unwarranted ugly and divisive adversity. And if you don’t believe that, you look at the way …forget...
  • Anti-gay-marriage donations are rare in the Valley

    04/04/2014 6:26:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 4, 2014 | By Kristen V. Brown
    On the heels of the news that Mozilla’s CEO-for-a-minute Brendan Eich has resigned following criticism over a Proposition 8 campaign donation, Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight decided to look into just how rare similar donations are in Silicon Valley. It turns out that they are pretty rare. Silver mined a Los Angeles Times database of contributions for and against the anti-gay-marriage proposition, hunting for donors working at Silicon Valley tech firms listed in the Fortune 500. The list included Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Cisco Systems, Apple, Google, Sun Microsystems, eBay, Oracle, Yahoo, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Symantec. Among those 11 companies, 83...
  • Putin uses Olympics cash to start Soviet-style fitness program

    03/27/2014 1:27:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:22pm EDT | Alexei Anishchuk
    President Vladimir Putin launched a program to improve the physical fitness of Russians on Monday, using funds from the Winter Olympics to revive a Soviet-era plan. Speaking at a meeting with officials in the Kremlin, Putin said that reinstating the plan, first introduced in the 1930s under Joseph Stalin and known in Russia by the acronym GTO, would “pay homage to our national historical traditions”. […] Putin frequently harks back to the Soviet era to appeal to nostalgic Russians. …
  • FDR & Stalin The Subversion of FDR's Govt

    03/20/2014 11:25:33 AM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 5 replies
    HaciendaPublishing.com ^ | 2-3-14 | HaciendaPublishing.com
    Stalin's Secret Agents — The Subversion of Roosevelt's Government was written by two experienced authors and recognized authorities on the Cold War, M. Stanton Evans and Herbert Romerstein. Evans is a veteran journalist and former broadcaster, as well as the author of Blacklisted by History (2009), a biography of Senator Joseph McCarthy, and other momentous books
  • FDR to Stalin: “I Would Give Saudi King 6 Million Jews”

    03/11/2014 6:45:22 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    http://www.frontpagemag.com ^ | march 11, 2014 | daniel greenfield
    This isn’t really new, but some of the most interesting material comes from Rafael Medoff’s demonstration of how the material was buried and misreported by historians sympathetic to liberal presidents. When FDR endorsed quotas for Jews in the US and even North Africa, liberal historians claimed that he was being “practical” or actually trying to help Jews. And then there’s the story of the efforts to bury and lie about FDR’s exchange with Stalin about the Jews.
  • Fascism and Socialism: Still Not Opposites

    02/22/2014 2:49:10 PM PST · by Sherman Logan · 98 replies
    National Review Online ^ | FEBRUARY 22, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    The Eurasian movement of Putin and his allies draws from both Nazism and Stalinism. Dear Reader (Including the trenchcoat-wearing FCC minister with breath like he’s been sucking a urinal cake looking over my shoulder, tapping his BIC pen on his glass eye, and sighing every time I write something he doesn’t like), I’ve got to bang out this “news”letter pretty quickly. I’m sitting in a too-small fake wicker chair at the coffee shop at the Broadmoor (one of my favorite hotels, btw). The time difference here puts me two hours behind at six in the morning. Plus, I don’t want...
  • Is the left forgetting how evil communism was?

    02/18/2014 7:33:56 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 55 replies
    Rare ^ | 2-18-14 | W. James Antle III
    Is communism making a comeback? On its face, the question seems more than a little absurd. The Berlin Wall came down over 24 years ago. We are more than 22 years removed from the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. All that remains are the Stalinist museum pieces of North Korea and Cuba, the former an isolated country known mainly for its absurd dictator and starving population, the latter a beautiful island stuck in a 1950s time warp due to backwards economic and social policies. Even China, the one major power still ruled by...
  • 11 Shocking Revelations From Highest Ranking Soviet Defector – KGB Attacking US

    02/11/2014 7:00:11 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose.com ^ | 2/11/2014 | Rick Wells
    Yesterday “TheBlaze” published an interview with Romanian Lt. Gen Ion Pacepa, a discussion which arose around the publishing of his work, “Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism.” Pacepa is a defector to the United States, but not just any run-of-the-mill defector. He is the highest-ranking Soviet intelligence officer to ever defect. He crossed over back in 1978 and was given political asylum by then President Jimmy Carter. He has made a practice since that time to write in defense of freedom while living his life under threat of assassination, hiding out...
  • Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony 'to Hail Stalin Era Industrial Revolution'

    02/07/2014 6:13:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    International Business Times ^ | February 7, 2014 | Vasudevan Sridharan
    Locals who have had a sneak peek at the Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony claim there is a separate section to celebrate Russia's industrial revolution during Joseph Stalin's era, which cost millions of lives. Although the exact details of the ceremony have been kept under wraps, some likely features are emerging, and it appears Russia will ape the homage to industrial history which underpinned the opening of London 2012. The opening ceremony is being orchestrated by Russia's high-profile director at the country's Channel One Konstantin Ernst and millions of dollars are being splurged on the event. However, despite the glamour...
  • Pete Seeger, Marxist minstrel

    02/03/2014 8:38:42 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 28 replies
    Center for Vision and Values ^ | February 3, 2014 | Paul G. Kengor
    Pete Seeger’s death at age 94 is a cultural catharsis for the American left. The New York Times accorded his passing the kind of space normally reserved for the death of a president. Such was Seeger’s special place of reverence among liberals. The media is hailing Seeger as a “social-justice” crusading “progressive,” a voice for the poor, the downtrodden, the working man, and the environment. He’s also being portrayed as a victim of wild-eyed McCarthyites who maniacally searched for a red under every bed. Well, the full story is a little different. Pete Seeger had in fact been a Marxist,...
  • Marxist minstrel

    02/03/2014 12:51:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | February 1, 2014 | Marxist minstrel
    Pete Seeger died last week at age 94. The media are remembering Seeger as a “social-justice” crusading “progressive” who gave voice to the poor and the working man. He's also being portrayed as an unfortunate victim of wild-eyed McCarthyites who madly searched for a red under every bed. Well, the full story is a little different. Pete Seeger was in fact once a communist, a committed one at the height of the Stalin era. Interviewed for a 2008 episode of the PBS series “American Masters,” Seeger openly conceded he had been a communist. He first joined the Young Communist League...
  • Elton John rubbishes Vladimir Putin's claims he has 'gay friends'

    01/23/2014 9:41:28 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | January 23, 2014 | Simon Tomlinson
    Elton John has spoken out against Russia's ban on homosexual propaganda by dismissing Vladimir Putin's claims he is welcoming to gays and saying the law had legitimised homophobia. The pop star's stinging attack come days after the Russian President claimed he had gay friends and praised the 'personal achievements' of homosexual celebrities like John whom he called 'extraordinary'. In a 500-word statement, John said: 'What I heard reinforced all the media stories that have been circling since the propaganda bill became federal law: that vicious homophobia has been legitimised by this legislation and given extremists the cover to abuse people's...
  • Left-Wing Support Group

    01/22/2014 8:09:47 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 17, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It’s odd watching a group of left-wing academics buck up each other’s spirits after they’ve encountered the cold, cruel world outside academe. Such a gathering was on display at the Modern Language Association’s annual meeting in Chicago this month whenever the Radical Caucus of the MLA met. “The failure of communism did not result from Lenin, Stalin and Mao,” Grover C. Furr of Montclair State University told the group. “These were some of the greatest men in the world.” “Socialism preserved the contradictions of capitalism, such as differentiations in pay. We should abandon the term ‘socialism.’ Marx and Engels did...
  • Russian Orthodox Church Slammed For Stalin Calendar

    01/09/2014 8:49:27 AM PST · by aimhigh · 4 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | 01/08/2014 | Claire Bigg
    A calendar published by the Russian Orthodox Church in honor of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin has sparked indignation from bloggers. The 2014 calendar is advertised "an excellent gift for veterans and history buffs." The Russian Orthodox Church is under fire for publishing a calendar devoted to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. Pictures from the 2014 calendar have been making the rounds on the Internet, sparking a barrage of criticism and prompting a lively discussion on the Moscow Patriarchate's troubled ties with Stalin. The calendar, published by the printing house of the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius Monastery in Moscow, presents photos...
  • Obama taking ‘similar path’ as Hitler and Stalin: Illinois bishop

    04/17/2012 3:15:21 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/17/12 | Patrick B. Craine
    PEORIA, Illinois, April 17, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a stunning homily on the weekend, an Illinois bishop slammed President Obama for his “radical pro-abortion and extreme secularist agenda” and said Catholics must line up against that agenda at the ballot box in November or else lose all her dearly-held institutions. “This fall, every practicing Catholic must vote, and must vote their Catholic consciences, or by the following fall our Catholic schools, our Catholic hospitals, our Catholic Newman Centers, all our public ministries—only excepting our church buildings – could easily be shut down,” said Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria at a...
  • NSA methods reminiscent of those used in USSR under Stalin – Lavrov

    12/18/2013 4:43:05 PM PST · by kronos77 · 9 replies
    Russia’s Foreign Minister has compared the way NSA obtains permission for its surveillance with the way Soviet people received sentences in Stalin-era courts. Sergey Lavrov said the judicial entities which gave permission for NSA surveillance reminded him of “troikas,” or extrajudicial bodies that existed in the Soviet Union during the Great Purge of 1937-38. They consisted of only three people who passed sentences very quickly, based on very scanty evidence. "Without any control, they just dropped their signatures on inquiries the NSA representatives brought them,” Lavrov said, while speaking Wednesday at Russia’s upper house of parliament, the Federation Council, Interfax...
  • Speech delivered by Joseph V Stalin, February 9th, 1946

    11/16/2013 7:29:49 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    Wilson Center ^ | February 9, 1946
    Speech Delivered by Josef Vissarionovich Stalin at a meeting of voters of the Stalin Electoral District, MoscowFebruary 9, 1946Comrades! Eight years have passed since the last elections to the Supreme Soviet. This has been a period replete with events of a decisive nature. The first four years were years of intense labour on the part of Soviet people in carrying out the Third Five-Year Plan. The second four years covered the events of the war against the German and Japanese aggressors -- the events of the Second World War. Undoubtedly, the war was the main event during the past period....
  • Stalin: The collective method proved to be an exceedingly progressive method

    11/16/2013 7:32:13 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 27 replies
    In a speech to the Russian people on February 9th, 1946, Joseph Stalin explained the following: Secondly, by the policy of collectivizing agriculture. To put an end to our backwardness in agriculture and to provide the country with the largest possible amount of market grain, cotton, and so forth, it was necessary to pass from small peasant farming to large-scale farming, for only large-scale farming can employ modern machinery, utilize all the achievements of agricultural science and provide the largest possible quantity of market produce. But there are two kinds of large-scale farming -- capitalist and collective. The Communist Party...
  • Ukraine’s Genocide by Famine

    11/09/2013 5:53:14 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 29 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ON LINE ^ | 11/9/2013 | ALEC TORRES
    STALIN - UKRAINE'S GENOCIDE BY FAMINE Eighty years later, there’s no denying the Soviet atrocity. By Alec Torres NRO 11/9/2013 ‘We went to a field. We had nothing to eat. Everything was taken from us. So my mother decided we would go to the field, find some half-frozen potatoes, some kind of vegetables, to make a soup. At that time the Soviet Union was teaching people to report on each other, to spy on each other. Somebody saw that we came with some vegetables, half-frozen, and they arrested my mother. That was the last time I saw her.” So Eugenia...
  • Revising Stalinist Genocide Up

    10/15/2013 10:31:59 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 106 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 15, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    “In 1934 a high-ranking member of the Communist Party, Sergei Kirov, was assassinated,” Cornell historian Holly Case wrote in The Chronicle Review. “His death, likely orchestrated by Stalin himself, was used to initiate a mass persecution that would result in over a million imprisoned and hundreds of thousands killed.” “Actually, she’s a bit off on the casualty count,” we observed. ... “The late Alexander Yakovlev, the lifelong Soviet apparatchik who in the 1980s became the chief reformer and close aide to Mikhail Gorbachev, and who, in the post-Soviet 1990s, was tasked with the grisly assignment of trying to total the...
  • Greenfield: The Obama Blockade

    10/10/2013 5:19:34 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 42 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, October 10, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, October 10, 2013 The Obama Blockade Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog In the spring of ’48, the collision of wills between the free world and the red slave empire of the east came to a head in Berlin. The Communist strategy had been to push forward, to violate the spirit of the agreements and then the letter of the agreements while always claiming to be the aggrieved party. The Allies had treated the Soviet Union as if it were a credible partner that wanted to work together with them on rebuilding Europe. The Soviet Union...