Voices from Russia

Friday, 10 November 2017

Brother Ajamu on the Great October

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The capitalist oligarchy that runs this state would rather that the people in this country not know that this is the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. The idea that ordinary workers could take power and run a state is an idea too powerful for the masses to know about.

7 November 2017

Ajamu Baraka

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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

7 November 2017. From the KPRF Website: The Light of October Guides Us to the Future!

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I saw something like this on the KPRF website’s homepage. I looked up the original image, edited it to be somewhat like the image on the website, and “Englished” the text. I may not have much free time, but I’m not forgetting the Great October. I AM translating Comrade Zyuganov’s message, I’ll have it up this evening or tomorrow.

The Light of October WILL guide us to the future!

BMD

7 November 2017. The Spirit of the Great October Still Lives… “Invincible and Legendary” in 1943 and in 2017

The October Spirit still lives on in the Donbass Peoples Republics… that’s why the oligarch-misruled USA hates them and tries to destroy them. Christianity and Socialism march together… a match made in heaven. In the USA (and in its Uniate junta in the Ukraine) false “religion” and crapitalism march together…  a match made in hell. You can choose the Reds or you can choose the crapitalists… choose wisely.

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The October Spirit lives on… especially, in the Army, which still considers itself the Red Army (it refuses to give up the Red Star and the Victory Banner). If you ask most real Russian people, they’d tell you that they respect I V Stalin. No… none of them (except for a few goofy nutters) believe him a saint. However, most Russians will tell you that Stalin was a great leader and that he was the man for that hour. No… people do know what he did. Yes… people do compare his accomplishments to his barbarities and conclude that he was, on balance, a great leader. No… not a good man… not a saint… perhaps, not an exemplar… but a strong man who got the country through one of the most-trying crises in Russian history. Remember this… Stalin passed that test… Tsar St Nikolai didn’t. Most Russians want Volgograd to revert to “Stalingrad”… as one told me:

We won the war at Stalingrad, not Volgograd. It’s time to undo that drunken Ukrainian’s [Khrushchyov’s] vandalism and historical revisionism.

Russia embraces ALL of its history… which includes the Great October. That’s healthy. The USA refuses to acknowledge its history. That isn’t healthy. I know which one I’d consider the more worthy… I confide that I’m not alone in thinking that…

BMD

Saturday, 4 November 2017

4 November 2017. Tuesday is the Centenery of the Great October

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Tuesday is the 100th anniversary of the Great October. Yes… Russia was on the Julian Calendar in 1917, so 25 October was 7 November according to the Gregorian usage. Russia was in chaos… the Upper-Middle class had thrown Russia into ungovernable convulsions due to their ill-advised putsch in February against the tsarist state. They had nothing to replace it… they were like Trump and his pack of ravening jackals. They acted without consideration for consequence… they had no ideology or weltanschauung to unite around. It was simply, “Off with his head”… one can tell the measure of the rebels by noting that they didn’t scruple at putting the state into free-fall during a time of war. One can say what you will about Lenin and the Bolsheviks. However, as Lieutenant-General A I Denikin (a leading figure in the anti-Bolshevik White movement in the Russian Civil War) recognised:

It turned out that this group of about 30,000 or 50,000 people were extremely passionate, sufficiently educated, and most importantly, had a dream; it relentlessly removed any obstacles in the way of making this dream a reality. This is why this group rescued everything from the grasp of total collapse and disintegration.

Whether one likes it or not, the Whites plunged the country into the abyss without thought for the future. You may hate V I Lenin… you may hate socialism… but you have to admit that Lenin’s foes had no programme nor did they have a unifying belief to rally the narod.  They imprisoned the tsar (whom they could’ve used as a unifying figurehead) and they decapitated the state. The White defeat in the Civil War was more spiritual than physical or military. They simply had no ideology… they were nihilists (like Clinton and Trump in our day). Like it or not, the Bolsheviks did have an ideal and the will to carry it out.

Whether one likes it or not, the Bolsheviks saved Rus for the future. For that, all future generations of Russians owe them thanks.

BMD

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