The 20th Century saw the irruption of three major totalitarian impulses, leading to massive war, genocide and death. Nazism, Marxist-Communism, and Islam. All three cooperated with each other towards their shared goals of global conquest, even as they also fought against each other. One of them is gone, but two more remain with us, continuing their slaughter and global trouble-making.
Of the three, the youngest one -- Nazism or National Socialism -- was destroyed upon its effort to conquer Europe. Most people will know and loathe the Nazi movement, and are glad it is gone. I fully agree.
However, the philosophy of Marx-Engels, which in fact always was a totalitarian impulse, and which led to a slaughter of human life maybe four times as great as that of the Nazis, hardly gets any criticism at all. In some faux-intellectual circles, Communism is "fashionable", chic! and something the coffey-house revolutionaries will have "interesting conversations" about, even as they hungrily devour, believe and recommend to others the primary modern propagandists for hard Red Fascism -- such as Howard Zinn or Noam Chomsky. But the excuse is always made, the wonderful ideas of Marx and Engels were perverted by a bad Stalin and bad Mao. And Trotsky tried to stop Stalin, and would have been different if he had got the power. Those also are Marxist lies. Marx and Engels knew fully well that bloodshed and violence would be necessary to institute their Communism, and they wrote about this issue explicitly in their lesser-known articles and papers. The primary "Ten Points" of their Communist Manifesto
, which is perhaps the most widely-read of their publications, could never be implemented on a voluntary basis, and would by their very nature require mass killings and dictatorship. (Read it for yourself, here
, if you haven't, and then realize how YOU would be turned into a worker-bee at gunpoint, by non-working hooligans-in-government.) And Trotsky, who came later, showed his true soul by taking the job as Lenin's executioner, as Top Generalisimo of the drunken mob of pistoleros known as the Red Army, who slaughtered, on his orders, not just hundreds of thousands of "counter revolutionary agitators" but anyone who dared to resist their communism, including their families and children. As with the Kronstadt sailors, who supported Trotsky, but in the end finally realized what a monster they had created. Too Late!! Every Marxist-Communist state which ever has been established was forced to shoot its way into power, and then to liberally use the gun to stay in power. They knew "Revolutionary Terror" (their term) was "the way", even as "peace-Marxism" was the propaganda.
The facts on this are now out and known, thanks to the marvels of internet. The old "rumpled suit" scholars whom everyone ignored over decades now have a voice, to counter the Red-supporting revisionism as it comes from the beauty-masked Hollywood stars, and Red-inspired textbooks. Some aspects of global Communism were defeated when brave souls in the old East Block and Soviet Union finally stood up and said "Enough!" But we still have Red Fascism in the slave-states of Mainland China, SE Asia, North Korea, and Cuba, with parts of Latin America sliding precariously close to the same. And many in Europe and North America hungrily want Marxism as well.
Islam is the oldest of the three totalitarianisms, more clearly Saharasian in formulation and impulse. While its largest organized expression -- the Ottoman Empire -- was swept away and destroyed after WW-I, the diverse nations created from that rotting corpse remained in unified spirit through the repressive cement of global Islam. Islam was the central ideology and organizing principle for Ottoman dictatorship, by virtue of the claimed mantle of authority over the global Islamic Umma, or Caliphate. Today, under the organizational structure of the Muslim Brotherhood and its dozens of splinter terrorist groups, Islam is reconstituting the Caliphate even as the various "Nationalist" institutional structures remain in place as a facade, to acquire foreign aid and technology from the very infidel nations they seek to overwhelm. It is expansionist and aggressive, creating havoc and murder along their borders, and just as with Nazism and Communism, hungry for conquest of new territory.
The evidence for this configuration is overwhelming, for those who have eyes to see, and ears to hear. But of course, reliance upon the mainstream media is tantamount to eating the free fodder in the stockyard, but never casting a gaze towards the slaughter-house. The Awful Truth, reported daily with depressing regularity, is typically found here:
For today, however, the history lesson is about global Communism only.
Here are two excellent documentary DVDs, which provide a summary of the problem.
The Soviet Story, directed by Edvins Snore, is an even more heavily documented review of the role of Marx-Engels ideology in the later Lenin-Trotsky-Stalin genocides. Here's a descriptive blurb from the producer:
This award-winning documentary by director Edvins Snore and tells the story of the Soviet regime and how the Soviet Union helped Nazi Germany instigate the Holocaust. Other subjects covered by the film include: - The Great Famine in Ukraine (1932/33) - The Katyn massacre (1940) - The SS-KGB partnership - French Communists and the Nazis - Soviet mass deportations - Medical experiments in the GULAG. The Soviet Story was filmed over 2 years in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, France, UK and Belgium. The film includes recently uncovered archive documents as well as interviews with former Soviet Military intelligence officials. As a result, The Soviet Story presents a truly unique insight into recent Soviet history, told by people, once Soviet citizens, who have first-hand knowledge of it.
Here's a 4 minute YouTube introduction:
The full movie of 110 minutes is available for purchase as a DVD from the OBRL bookstore, here:
The Revolutionary Holocaust -- this one is posted free on internet. It is a documentary organized by the conservative radio-talker and Fox News opinionater, Glen Beck. Regardless of what you think of him on other issues, the Revolutionary Holocaust is accurate and substantial, developed through consultation with world-class experts on the subject material, and I highly recommend it. He draws heavily upon the materials gathered by Edvin Snore in "The Soviet Story" above, but it contains much additional material.
Here's a summary video:
And a website where the full program can be viewed:
Also here's a page where you can review the sources and backgrounds of the contributing authorities.
Both of these documentaries carry quotes from Marx and Engels, Trotsky, and other leading liberal-left-socialists of the WW-II period, which are indistinguishable from those of Gobbels or Hitler. They document how the left-communists in fact implemented their slaughters and genocides for a period of around 20 years before the Hitlerites came to power, and then made happy alliances with Hitler in united opposition against the world's liberal democracies, or emerging democracies. The Left-Socialists rode the coat-tails of the originally largely peaceful Russian Revolution, and then stepped in with the gun to throw out the moderate Kerensky, shooting their way into power, betraying everyone, and doing so exactly in the manner as Marx and Engels boasted would be necessary and desirable. They -- the socialist left-wing and communists -- not merely blandly expressed the view that large numbers of people, including entire ethnic groups would have to be exterminated in order for the "Revolution" to succeed, but once they got the chance, they actually began doing it. This "philosophy" started at the earliest periods of their organizations with Marx and Engels, and is not something which merely appeared later on, with Stalin. We all know Stalin and Mao were mass-murderers, but the role of Marx-Engels in laying the plans and being the architects for the "Revolutionary Holocaust", and that of Lenin as well as Trotsky in implementing the programs of slaughter well before Stalin gained power, has been systematically obscured by Marxist and Left-sympathetic writers. These documentaries help blow the lid off that cover-up.
I strongly suggest, do not watch these documentaries with children in the room. They are simply too brutal. But make sure any older teens who flirt with Marxism, or wear Che Guevara t-shirts, or whose teachers are recommending they read Red propaganda as a substitute for authentic history, get a complete look.
Here's a few alarming but lesser-known quotations from the "founding fathers" of communism, which go to the core of the problem:
"... the very cannibalism of the counterrevolution will convince the nations that there is only one way in which the murderous death agonies of the old society and the bloody birth throes of the new society can be shortened, simplified and concentrated, and that way is revolutionary terrorism". - Karl Marx, "The Victory of the Counter-Revolution in Vienna," Neue Rheinische Zeitung, November 7, 1848.
"Among all the nations and sub-nations of Austria, only three standard-bearers of progress took an active part in history, and are still capable of life -- the Germans, the Poles and the Magyars. Hence they are now revolutionary. All the other large and small nationalities and peoples are destined to perish before long in the revolutionary world storm [or "revolutionary holocaust" J.D.] For that reason they are now counter-revolutionary. Š these residual fragments of peoples always become fanatical standard-bearers of counter-revolution and remain so until their complete extirpation or loss of their national characterŠ [A general war will] wipe out all these racial trash [Völkerabfälle] down to their very names. The next world war will result in the disappearance from the face of the earth not only of reactionary classes and dynasties, but also of entire reactionary peoples. And that, too, is a step forward." - Friedrich Engels, "The Magyar Struggle," Neue Rheinische Zeitung, January 13, 1849
"As for us, we were never concerned with the Kantian-priestly and vegetarian-Quaker prattle about the 'sacredness of human life.' We were revolutionaries in opposition, and have remained revolutionaries in power. ... this problem can only be solved by blood and iron." - Leon Trotsky, Dictatorship Vs, Democracy (Terrorism and Communism): A Reply to Karl Kautsky, London: Workers Party of America, NY, 1922, p.63 (Reprint from a c.1920 London edition with the alarming title: In Defense of Terrorism) Reprint publication from Cornell University Library, Digital Collections Edition, NY, 2009.
Got that? See any difference here from Hitler or Gobbels? This is the unmasked face of Marx, Lenin and Trotsky, well known to the central committee cadres of every Marxist- Left- Communist- Socialist organization on the planet, but concealed from their clamoring mobs of camp-followers and "useful idiots" (their term). And these are only three such quotes out of literally dozens of others, many far worse, overflowing with race-hatred, advocating black slavery and expressing Jew-hatred, etc. For added details on that see:
Marx and Friends in their Own Words:
More to come .....