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  • How socialist governments deal with unemployment: GENOCIDE

    07/12/2016 6:59:51 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball and Reuban Ben Abraham
    One of the biggest arguments made by liberals in favor of socialist government is the lack of unemployment. Unemployment levels according to liberals was zero in the USSR under Stalin and in Germany under Hitler. You would think, "Gosh! All I have to do is give up my constitutional liberties and let the state take care of me and my problems are over!" But not so fast! It never occurred to supporters of socialism just how they were able to do it! They didn't do it by giving everyone a job that paid. They did it through the enslavement and/or...
  • Responsible citizens have to choose

    06/20/2016 2:43:58 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/20/2019 | Hugh Hewett
    It is a binary choice — that is obvious at least to every active duty member of the American military. Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be their commander in chief. Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will select the secretary of defense. Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will select the secretaries of the Army, Air Force and Navy, the service chiefs, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the nine heads of the Combatant Commands. ---------------------------------------------- Civilians, it seems to me, shouldn't sit out an election because they don't like the choices, not while American...
  • Mikhail Gorbachev: Putin Is an Obstacle to Progress

    05/30/2016 11:15:17 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies
    time.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Mikhail Gorbachev
    ...Speaking on Echo of Moscow radio, I said I considered Vladimir Putin’s decision to run for a third presidential term to be a mistake. A regular changeover, a periodical renewal of the political establishment was essential and Putin could have set an example. “New people would appear who could move the process on. He would be leaving a legacy with much that was positive.” Oh, dear, that put the cat among the pigeons! United Russia stalwarts, rancorous Internet trolls, professional political fixers, the whole motley crew took as one to berating Gorbachev, as if I had said something subversive and...
  • Commie Student To Former Soviet Citizen:“Socialism Throws People Like You Into Labor Camps!”

    05/18/2016 11:00:13 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 34 replies
    Ironically I was having a discussion this morning about Franco, Pinochet and Diem with two of my employees as to whether or not it was right to support them and other dictators simply for being anti-communist. After watching this movie, we all agreed it was for the best.
  • Kim Philby, British double agent, reveals all in secret video

    04/11/2016 10:59:07 AM PDT · by No One Special · 36 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 4, 2016 | Gordon Corera
    In the previously unseen footage, Kim Philby gives a seminar to East German spies A previously unseen video of one of Britain's most infamous spies describing his career as a Soviet agent has been uncovered by the BBC. The tape is of Kim Philby giving a secret lecture to the Stasi, the East German Intelligence Service, in 1981. It is the first time the ex-MI6 officer can be seen talking about his life as a spy from his recruitment to his escape. He describes his career rising up the ranks of MI6 whilst providing its secrets to the Soviet Union's...
  • The Piltdown Warning: Sometimes "settled science" has a way of turning out to be a complete fraud.

    12/21/2012 5:21:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/21/2012 | Bruce Walker
    The left loves to muster the armies of official "science" to discount conservative values and principles. Man-made global warming, of course, is one example. Natural cycles of warming and cooling are indisputable. When Europe was cooler, 10,000 years ago, Britain was not an island, and what would become the English Channel has been called Doggerland, a land bridge between Britain and mainland Europe. Doggerland vanished about 6,500 years ago as natural global warming melted the oceans enough to cause the sea to rise. Later, in the Little Ice Age, Britain endured a natural cooling which caused many crops to fail...
  • Stalin and the Purim Miracle

    03/22/2016 10:24:28 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 21 replies
    Aish HaTorah ^ | Undated | Barbara Penn
    Jewish holidays are not merely a commemoration of an event in time. The time of year in which the amiracle occurred was an opportune time for the conception of that miracle. As we make our way toward the Purim holiday, we are entering a time zone in which the all the Haman's of the world can fail and Jewish redemption is born. The death and downfall of Stalin is an example of a miraculous, yet untold, modern day Purim story. Joseph Stalin, tyrant of communist Russia dubbed the invincible “man of steel,” who murdered approximately 20,000,000 of his own people,...
  • Stalin’s granddaughter is an all-American badass

    03/19/2016 10:17:48 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 59 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 4/19/16 | By Yaron Steinbuch
    Stalin’s granddaughter is an all-American badass By Yaron Steinbuch She’s got her dedushka’s eyes — but this gun-toting, punk-rocking gal is as American as apple pie, although she does love to cook borscht. Tattooed Chrese Evans, 44, of Portland, Oregon — a Buddhist who runs an antique shop — is far removed from her notorious grandfather, Joseph Stalin, the former Soviet Union’s ruthless “man of steel.” Svetlana Alliluyeva, Stalin’s only daughter, defected from the Soviet Union in 1966 and married Evans’ future father, architect William Wesley Peters.
  • Beware The Ides of March

    03/15/2016 7:30:37 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-15-2016 | MOTUS
    There is more than one reason to be wary today. It’s Super Tuesday II and, yes, it is the Ides of March - the day Julius Caesar was assassinated by a coalition of his friends and family. Butt that’s not the only significant political take-down that took place on March 15; in 1917 Czar Nicholas II was forced to abdicate his throne thus ending the 304-year-old Romanov dynasty that ushered in Bolshevik rule. He and his family are taken captive and later executed before a firing squad.So a little heads up for politicians and proletariats alike: when the people finally...
  • John Kasich Touts Voting for Assault Weapons Ban on The View

    03/13/2016 5:51:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/7/15 | The View
    John Kasich Touts Voting for Assault Weapons Ban on The View Video at link
  • Just sayin...

    03/01/2016 6:27:01 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 28 replies
    Freep | 3/1/2016 | CharlesOconnell
    Trump as Hitler is ridiculous, but pay attention to his media mastery, especially the lawsuits for content he doesn't like. Hitler & Stalin first of all, carefully groomed their domestic media images--Stalin is still popular in Russia. Charlie Chaplin's "Great Dictator" & Spike Jones' "Der Fuhrer's Face" give us a false idea of Hitler, he was a master propagandist, wielded almost psychic control over his audience. Free sci-to about Hitler as psychic, "The Leader" by Murray Leinster, select, right click, go to. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A7FE4LI/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?ie=UTF8&btkr=1
  • Religions are the Cause of Most Wars

    02/28/2016 6:31:28 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 53 replies
    2/28/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    A certain current trend in auto-brainwashing is to assert that "All Wars Are Started by Religions!"But consider the actual record of killing by the messianic, atheistic, secular humanist regimes of the 20th century, as recorded at the University of Hawaii's Freedom, Democide, War, Power Kills website.Mao killed 70 million, Stalin killed 60 million, Hitler killed 20 million, the 30 Years War, brought to you by "the people who start all wars", killed: 5.75 million, 3.8% of the Big Three 20th century total.But all this is infinitesimal in comparison with the incalculable death toll of the innocent unborn—if they're not Persons,...
  • What Is Sanders Hiding?

    02/20/2016 12:32:23 PM PST · by TBP · 66 replies
    New York Sun ^ | Seth Lipsky
    It’s long been known that the only self-professed socialist in the Senate spent time on a kibbutz, or communal farm. Nothing wrong with that. But so tight-lipped has Mr. Sanders been about it that the Israeli daily Haaretz put its reporters on the mystery. “One of Israel’s best-kept secrets” is how the paper described the name of Mr. Sanders’ kibbutz. At one point it thought it had found the senator’s name in a kibbutz archive, but it turned out to be a Bernice Stamder. Haaretz finally solved the mystery last week, with the discovery, in its own files, of an...
  • Live Thread Democrat Debate on PBS (keep your enemies close)

    02/11/2016 6:05:32 PM PST · by Yaelle · 264 replies
    PBS ^ | 02/11/16 | Self
    Anyone have strong enough stomach and information junkie brain to dare watch with me?
  • Putin ally says opposition should be tried as enemies of the people

    01/17/2016 12:39:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:31am EST | Andrew Osborn
    One of Russian leader Vladimir Putin's most high-profile allies has accused the opposition of trying to exploit the economic crisis to destabilize the country, using Stalin-era rhetoric to suggest unnamed individuals be put on trial for sabotage. Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed leader of Chechnya, called the liberal opposition, which has only one lawmaker in the 450-seat parliament, enemies of the people, a phrase recalling language used during the reign of terror unleashed by Soviet leader Josef Stalin in the 1930s. ...
  • Obama's plan to tighten gun laws sets up rematch with powerful gun rights group NRA

    01/02/2016 9:57:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 2, 2016
    The National Rifle Association, the country's most influential gun-rights supporter, is challenging President Obama's new plan to use his presidential power to tighten firearms laws, calling it a "political stunt" that fails to increase public safety. President Obama said this weekend that he'll meet Monday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss his "options” toward curbing gun violence, after ordering his White House team several months ago to identify "new actions" that he can take. The president also said that he's taking action because Congress has failed to act. He is expected to use so-called executive orders to tighten federal...
  • Russia's forgotten role in the creation of Israel

    12/16/2015 9:15:44 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 17 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 12 Dec 2015 | Jonathan Adelman
    Many people have been surprised by the level of cooperation these days between Russia and Israel, two seemingly very different countries. Yet this relationship is not just based on current parallel needs but on the history of the creation of Israel in which Russia played a major, if often forgotten, role. The fact that the creation of Israel owed a lot to that well-known anti-Semite, Joseph Stalin, is truly ironic. For Stalin launched the black years of Soviet Jewry (1948-1953) in which thousands of Jews were assailed as "rootless cosmopolitans" and lost their jobs. In 1952 he promoted the vicious...
  • At the United Nations, the Curious Career of Maurice Strong

    02/07/2007 7:12:44 PM PST · by RKV · 29 replies · 1,384+ views
    Fox News ^ | Claudia Rosett and George Russell
    NEW YORK — Before the United Nations can save the planet, it needs to clean up its own house. And as scandal after scandal has unfolded over the past decade, from Oil for Food to procurement fraud to peacekeeper rape, the size of that job has become stunningly clear. But any understanding of the real efforts that job entails should begin with a look at the long and murky career of Maurice Strong, the man who may have had the most to do with what the U.N. has become today, and still sparks controversy even after he claims to have...
  • "The Inhuman Reign Of The Lie": Why Donald Trump's Words Haven't Hurt Him

    12/05/2015 1:49:27 PM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 5, 2015 | John Nolte
    One of the most insightful things I have ever read about human nature comes in the epilogue of Boris Pasternak’s “Doctor Zhivago”: And when the war broke out, its real horrors, its real dangers, its menace of real death were a blessing compared with the inhuman reign of the lie, a relief because it broke the spell of the dead letter.
  • #You May Be A Communard If...

    11/13/2015 11:42:59 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    The Peoples' Cube ^ | November 12, 2015 | "Comrade Torcer"
    You May Be A Communard If ... Definition of "communard" 1.1 (Communard) historical. A supporter of the Paris Commune. Origin Late 19th century: from French, from commune. #YouMayBeACommunardIf ... * You feel that you have the "right" to not be offended. * You think that you have the "right" to "feel safe" * You feel that you have the "right" to free healthcare * You feel that you have a "right" to a free college education. * You feel that you have the "right" to free housing * You feel that you have the "right" to enslave others * You...
  • UKRAINE: History, Identity and Holodomor Denial: Russia’s continued assault on Ukraine

    History, Identity and Holodomor Denial: Russia’s continued assault on Ukraine Holodomor Memorial in Washington D.C. as final touches are made in preparation for its official opening on November 7. (State Dept./D.A. Peterson) 2015/11/07 • Analysis & Opinion, History, News, Op-ed On Saturday November 7, a long-awaited memorial to a little-known modern genocide will be dedicated in Washington D.C. It will be accompanied by an exhibit at Union Station aimed at raising awareness among Americans of what Ukrainians call the Holodomor, literally “death by hunger,” an engineered famine which took the lives of anywhere from 4 to 10 million Ukrainians in...
  • Academic Stalinism Still Thriving

    10/20/2015 7:03:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    There are many opinionated people on each side of the political spectrum, including me, but I haven't heard of any conservatives trying to muzzle leftists. Liberals on the other hand? Ha. Man-made global warming liberals ridicule skeptics as corrupt or brain-dead deniers, and their advocate in chief, President Obama, habitually derides conservatives for rejecting his hysterical narrative on climate change. Don't assume they do this solely for political advantage. It can be far more serious than that. A claque of 20 climate scientists, in an open letter, urged Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch to use the federal Racketeer Influenced...
  • When Dad Is the Devil

    10/02/2015 2:13:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2015 | Mona Charen
    The bride, Edda, was 20, glamorous and well connected. The groom came from a prominent family. Their wedding was Italy's social event of the year in 1930. If the occasion was marred in any way, it was through the inability of the bride's father to part gracefully with his first-born daughter. He was so distraught that when the couple drove off for their honeymoon on Capri, Dad followed them for miles in his own car until Edda finally stopped, marched back to his car, and told him he had to turn around and go home. That is our introduction to...
  • Robert Conquest, Seminal Historian of Soviet Misrule, Dies at 98

    08/05/2015 10:10:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 4, 2015 | BRENDA CRONIN And ALAN CULLISON
    Anglo-American historian and poet who chronicled Stalin’s excesses dies in Palo Alto, Calif.Robert Conquest, an Anglo-American historian whose works on the terror and privation under Joseph Stalin made him the pre-eminent Western chronicler of the horrors of Soviet rule, died Monday in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 98 years old. Mr. Conquest’s master work, “The Great Terror,” was the first detailed account of the Stalinist purges from 1937 to 1939. He estimated that under Stalin, 20 million people perished from famines, Soviet labor camps and executions—a toll that eclipsed that of the Holocaust. Writing at the height of the...
  • 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 · 49 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, naďve 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...