Voices from Russia

Saturday, 11 November 2017

G A Zyuganov: “Their Cow Can Moo, But Yours Must Be Silent”

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On 7 November 2017, the administration of the US President issued a statement with the lurid title “National Day of Victims of Communism”. However, it was unclear whether the “national day” was American or Russian. Nevertheless, it was very significant that the White House couldn’t ignore the 100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution, which the entire planet observed over the past few days. At the same time, it seems that American politicians still have a weak knowledge of history and geography. In Washington, they live in an artificial world, in which America represents everything good, and Russia is the embodiment of evil.

Outrageous unsubstantiated allegations and outright lies fill this document. Full of the baleful spirit of the Cold War, the White House talked about “the dark decades of oppressive communism, a political philosophy incompatible with freedom, prosperity, and respect for human life”. Meanwhile, even Russia’s enemies recognise that the seven decades of Soviet power were the period of the greatest prosperity of our country. Even the harshest critic would have to erect a monument for the victory over fascism, the pioneering steps into space, and the creation of nuclear parity. As the ardent opponent of communism Winston Churchill put it figuratively, “Stalin took over Russia with a plough and left it with an atomic bomb”. This followed tremendous breakthroughs in the development of education, science, and industry.

Once again, the participation of 132 delegations from all over the world in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution proves once more that the world assesses the Russian Revolution in a completely different light than Washington does. Through their historical experience, the peoples of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America know that the Great October brought them real liberation and social progress. The outstanding achievements of the Soviet state, such as free education and healthcare, affordable housing and the absence of unemployment, and low prices for food and medicine, are still an unattainable dream for most of the world’s population. By the way, the USA and Europe largely copied their social policies on the experience of the USSR… to forestall an “October” in the countries of the West. Meanwhile, White House officials, without batting an eye, claim:

In the last century, communist totalitarian régimes destroyed millions of people and subjected countless people to exploitation, violence, and unprecedented impoverishment.

There’s nothing new in this kind of statement. As Nazi propaganda honcho Goebbels claimed, the bigger the lie, the more willingly they believe it. It creates the feeling that the White House took an anti-Soviet Russophobic drug and completely lost the sense of reality. Everybody knows that if you use such a pill, even in small doses, it takes away your ability to think. As for their assertions about the “victims of communism”, as our ancestors rightly said:

You can’t blame the mirror if the reflection is crooked.

It’s no secret that the USA hasn’t shown much mercy or regard for human rights since its inception. The wholesale extermination of entire nations, if they stood in the way of the greedy American ruling class, has long been a notorious phenomenon. They began with the destruction of the Native American peoples and the ruthless exploitation of African slaves. Then, they went on to the genocide of multitudes of Koreans, Vietnamese, Iraqis, Serbs, Libyans, and Syrians. The list goes just on and on. Moreover, remember the atomic nightmare they brought down on the heads of the inhabitants of Hiroshima and Nagasaki!

Today, American troops occupy three sovereign states, take part in 20 bloody conflicts, and have more than 700 bases in dozens of countries around the world. Of course, all this, as the White House claims, is a manifestation of “a firm determination to bear the light of freedom for all who aspire to a brighter and free future”. In general, all know that the Americans carry the “light of freedom” with bombers, assisted by bloody terrorists and endless provocations. As they say, “Save us, O God, from such friends; we can handle our enemies ourselves!”

I’d like to remind the White House gentlemen that one of their great predecessors, President Franklin D Roosevelt, during the war, always congratulated I V Stalin, the head of the Soviet state, on the anniversaries of the October Revolution and the birthday of the Red Army. Such genuinely statesmanlike thinking is clearly not characteristic of the present inept American establishment. Learn history, gentlemen! It’s useful…

G A Zyuganov

Head of the KPRF faction in the RF Gosduma

Chairman of the TsK KPRF

10 November 2017

KPRF.ru

KPRF official website

https://kprf.ru/party-live/cknews/170545.html

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Friday, 10 November 2017

Religion Isn’t a “Problem”… Neoliberal Crapitalism is the Problem

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Some think religion is a “problem”. We disagree. Faith is a matter of personal choice. People of faith want a new society too. The CPUSA stands for unity between believers and non-believers. Join us in the fight against the Trump Agenda.

11 January 2017

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Editor:

This isn’t the antitheistic Communist Party of the 20th-century. That party and that era are gone, absolutely and irretrievably. This is a new era… communists have learnt from their errors, for they believe in the dialectic. That is, “thesis confronts antithesis, leading to a new synthesis”. The old party-line of antitheism simply didn’t work and was actually counterproductive. It left out people who could’ve been friends of the Party (even good members of the Party) and the Party stupidly froze them out of society. That is, the Party made needless enemies.

Communists are nothing if not practical and pragmatic. Believers are now welcome as comrades. As Comrade Zyuganov put it:

Christ was the first communist!

Defined that way, I’m proud to be a leftie.

BMD

Sunday, 27 August 2017

27 August 2017. There is No Equivalence Between Right and Left

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Charlottesville showed us the ugly face of the Hard Right. Such people don’t typify most people who identify as “conservative”. However, do note that the authorities treated them far more leniently than they would Native Americans or blacks. If armed blacks or Natives had confronted police, I fear that fighting would’ve broken out. The Hard Right and Marxists aren’t equivalent. The Hard Right are the children of fascism… that group ran brutally-efficient killing factories that murdered millions over a short space of four years. The Left (there is no “anti-fa”… that’s a media invention) are the children of Marxism… a group that ameliorated the lot of millions. Yes… they ran labour camps… but not “death factories” as the fascists did. You could survive the GULag (and most did), but you didn’t survive an extermination camp… they killed virtually all new arrivals.

No… Marxists and fascists (and their American analogues) aren’t equivalent. However… do note that many American “conservatives” won’t distance themselves from the armed Hard Right and from armed thieving thugs like the Bundy family (who used public land as though it was their private property). That’s disturbing…

BMD 

27 August 2017. What Trickles Down Is NOT Prosperity…

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We all know what trickles down… it smells horrible, it makes an ungodly mess, and it’s BROWN. What gushes upwards? It’s the value of our labour, going into the boodle bags of the oligarchs and their upper-middle minions. However, a spectre is haunting Mar-a-Largo… more and more young people are waking up to the fact that they’re screwed, stewed, and tattooed by the oligarchs. You can’t stop it… you can delay it… you can hurt it… but you can’t stop it. Comrade Karl was right after all…

We have nothing to lose but our chains…

BMD

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