“For two decades the supporters of Bolshevism have been hammering it into the masses that dictatorship is a vital necessity for the defense of the so-called proletarian interests against the assaults of counter-revolution and for paving the way for Socialism. They have not advanced the cause of Socialism by this propaganda, but have merely smoothed the way for Fascism in Italy, Germany and Austria by causing millions of people to forget that dictatorship, the most extreme form of tyranny, can never lead to social liberation. In Russia, the so-called dictatorship of the proletariat has not led to Socialism, but to the domination of a new bureaucracy over the proletariat and the whole people. … What the Russian autocrats and their supporters fear most is that the success of libertarian Socialism in Spain might prove to their blind followers that the much vaunted "necessity of dictatorship” is nothing but one vast fraud which in Russia has led to the despotism of Stalin and is to serve today in Spain to help the counter-revolution to a victory over the revolution of the workers and the peasants.“ - Rudolf Rocker, The Tragedy of Spain (1937)
alt-right fascists: fuck sjws. especially those ugly manhating lesbians
sjws: fuck fascists. especially those ugly transmisogynistic lesbians
it reminds me of what i read about ww2 where nazis were calling homosexuality a “degeneracy of sexual Bolshevism” and communists were calling homosexuality a “bourgeois decadence” and “capitalist degeneration”. always painted as a social disease and as a result of bad politics.
“Liberalism, then democracy, then subsequently socialism, radicalism, and, finally, Communism and Bolshevism, appear in history as no more than degrees of the same evil, stages in which each prepares the next in the totality of the process of downfall. And the beginning of this process stands at the point at which Western man broke his ties to tradition, denying every higher symbol of authority and sovereignty; he claimed for himself as an individual a vain and illusory freedom; he becomes an atom rather than a conscious part of the organic unity and hierarchy of a whole. And the atom, in the end, had to find, opposed to himself, the mass of other atoms, other individuals, and to be involved in the emergence of the reign of quantity, of the pure number, of the materialized masses and not having another God outside of the sovereign economy.” — Julius Evola, Orientations
Parvus (left) with Trotsky (center) and Menshevik leader Leo Deutsch (right).
March 25 1917, Bad Kreuznach–The revolution in Russia opened up hope for the Germans that Russia, no longer expecting a great imperial victory, could be removed from the war diplomatically. However, the first indications out of the Provisional Government were that they intended to honor their commitments to the Allies and continue with the war. In fact, some Germans incorrectly believed that the revolution had been organized by British agents to remove the unpopular Czar and put the war effort on a stronger, more democratic footing.
A Marxist revolutionary, Alexander Helphand (codename Parvus) was working for German intelligence in Copenhagen. He had been friends with Lenin since 1900, and thought that now would be the perfect opportunity to send Lenin back to Russia from exile in Switzerland. He told the German ambassador in Copenhagen that Lenin was “much more raving mad” than the leaders of the Soviet or the Provisional Government, that he would create “the greatest possible chaos,” seize power himself, and conclude a separate peace with Germany.
The German government was soon convinced, though they took little interest in Lenin or Bolshevism itself; copies of his articles sent to Berlin were never read. The question now was how to get Lenin to Russia, which would almost necessarily require transit through German territory. On March 25, after meeting with Parvus, Ludendorff agreed to send the Bolsheviks in Switzerland by train through Germany to the Baltic coast, from where they would then travel to Russia via Sweden. Lenin, however, still took some convincing, insisting that he be sent on a “sealed train” so that there would be a legal fiction that he never legally entered Germany and thus did not collaborate with the Germans; he ultimately agreed on March 31, and would depart Switzerland on April 8.
This is intro comic to a series of mini comics I wanted to do about Soviet Union’s famine of 1921 and America’s relief efforts.
So Hoover is mainly known for the depression but in the early 1920’s Hoover was seen as a very capable hard head humanitarian. He was the head of the ARA and was known as the master of emergencies because he he knew how to move men and food to helped feed millions starving in war torn countries. One of his greatest challenges was Soviet Union
One reason was that Soviet Union
was weary about America’s intentions. They didn’t understand why America was suddenly giving them aid. Sure most of it was because ARA wanted to help those who where in need but Hoover also saw Bolshevism as wicked and evil and did hope to use the food as a political weapon. So they where right to be suspicious.
The superficial distinctions of Fascism, Bolshevism, Hitlerism, are the concern of journalists and publicists; the serious student sees in them only one root-idea of a complete conversion of social power into State power.
Pictured - Lenin meets with Swedish socialists while stopped over in Stockholm.
Lenin and thirty-two colleagues left Zurich on a special train bound for Petrograd on April 8, 1917. In exile for over a decade, now the Bolshevik agitator’s journey had been approved and coordinated by the German and Austro-Hungarian governments as a way of exacerbating revolutionary tension in Russia and destroying its alliance with the Entente. He would arrive there eight days later on April 16.
The Kaiser approved of the stratagem, but his young counterpart Emperor Karl of Austria-Hungary warned that Bolshevizing the Russian Revolution could have disastrous consequences for all European monarchies. Five kings had already been “dethroned in this war,” wrote the Dual Monarch - although all five of those sovereigns, from Belgium, Serbia, Romania, Montenegro, and Albania had been dethroned by the Central Powers.
the really scary hypothetical is the world where Hitler didn’t invade Poland or France, but just acted as the stalwart ally against Bolshevism that Britain desperately wanted and quietly committed genocide inside its own borders.
would the rest of the world have gone to war over that? I’m guessing not.
perhaps in 2k17 the Holocaust would be like the Armenian genocide: something that everyone knows happened, but politely avoids mentioning so as not to make a scene.
Civilized people of the world, listen and come to our aid, not with declarations, but with force, with soldiers and arms. Do not forget that there is no stopping the wild onslaught of Bolshevism. Your turn will also come, once we perish. Save our souls! Save our souls!
Peoples of Europe whom we helped for centuries to withstand the barbaric attacks from Asia, listen to the tolling of Hungarian bells warning against disaster.
Civilized peoples of the world, we implore you to help us in the name of justice, of freedom, of the binding moral principle of active solidarity. Our ship is sinking. Light is failing, the shadows grow darker every hour over the soil of Hungary. Listen to the cry, civilized peoples of the world, and act; extend to us your fraternal hand.