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Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Russian courts last Friday proved they’re in cahoots with the secretive oligarchs and billionaire business merchants by rejecting a libel suit filed by Yevgeny Dzhugashvili, the grandson of great leader Josef Stalin.

Indian Express said:

Stalin’s grandson Yevgeny Dzhugashvili demanded 11 million roubles in compensation for the comment made by journalist Nikolai Svanidze on a show aired last year on liberal Ekho Moskvy (Moscow Echo) radio station.

The journalist on May 21, 2010, show said Stalin “strangled small children,” but later pointed out he was speaking metaphorically.

Svanidze has long had a chip on his shoulder about Stalin and the Bolsheviks. Boris Yeltsin, the drunken destroyer of the united soviet socialist nations, made him chairman of  the All-Russia State Television and Radio Company from 1997 – 1998 where he admitted he was personally responsible for perpetuating myths about The Communist Party of the Russian Federation.

Stalin once said:

What would happen if capital succeeded in smashing the Republic of Soviets? There would set in an era of the blackest reaction in all the capitalist and colonial countries, the working class and the oppressed peoples would be seized by the throat, the positions of international communism would be lost.

Capitalist corruption, seizing the workers by their throats, is Svanidze’s meat and drink, and he continues to benefit from the high court’s anti-Communist propaganda.

 This isn’t the first time that Dzhugashvili has defended his Grandfather’s name – In September 2009 he sued Novaya Gazeta, a Russian newspaper, after it had published unsubstantiable claims that Stalin personally signed execution orders against civilians.

Dzhugashvili is a hero to Stalinism and Communism in Russia. He was included in the Stalin Bloc – a coalition of communist political parties in Russia running together for the 1999 elections of State Duma. The Bloc obtained 0.61% and 404.274 votes in the 1999 Duma Election.

According to Mikhail Pozdnyaev and Novye Izvestiaas, as of 2008, nearly half of Russians view Stalin positively, and many support restoration of his monuments dismantled in the past.

The Courts are against the people, at the beck and call of corrupt capitalists, and against Stalin at his most popular.

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According to Peter Thompson:

Marx’s USP was that his and Engels’ approach to understanding history was the first to be based on truly scientific socioeconomic analysis […] They argued that the theories of their rivals, the utopian communists and anarchists as well as the Hegelians and liberals, were based in idealist moral abstractions which dealt in notions of freedom, justice, fairness and equality in what they called the political superstructure of society, while theirs were based on an objective and scientific understanding of the real but largely invisible forces at work in the socioeconomic base.

On the National Question, and a Jewish language, Stalin once said of O. Bauer:

Bauer wanted to prove that “language is the most important instrument of human intercourse,” but at the same time he inadvertently proved something he did not mean to prove, namely, the unsoundness of his own theory of nations, which denies the significance of a common language.

Thus this theory, stitched together by idealistic threads, refutes itself.

What is unique to Marxism is the unremitting belief in a superstructure of society, which in turn is reinforced by a centralised state power.

Stalin, too, believed in such power – albeit modestly (he once said: “I trust no one, not even myself”) – as part of the pursuit of common language, as opposed to the whimsy of idealism opposed so much in Marxism, and adored so by such traitors as Bauer.

The state, acting as a coercive force, also must ensure traitors are kept at arms length from the levers of power. Stalin once said:

Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.

the State is an instution that exists to allow the corporate classes thrive- and the liberal left’s policies, while claiming to work towards a more fair and free society, are merely tinkering within the permitted parameters of the status quo.

We Stalinists should remind them state is an insitution which binds common language, scorns mere idealism, and removes the tyranny of the enemy.

So when the topic of the day is Libya, AV, or Marxist-Leninism and the Irish question, we cannot forget the original question, and its answer: do we need a state today? Yes.
 

A celebration of the Paris Commune
and its 140th anniversary

Presented by Steve Cook

Throughout the world, progressives of all hues are meeting around this time to commemorate the seizure of state power by the workers of Paris in the spring of 1871, ushering in the first dictatorship of the proletariat, the rule of the previously exploited majority over a parasitical class of industrialists, bankers and landlords. As we explore the background to the Paris Commune, we shall also be acquainting ourselves with its main leaders, with the key policies it pursued during its mere seventy-two days in power, with its heroic defence, and with its bloody – but inevitable – defeat at the hands of a vengeful French bourgeoisie and its German paymasters. Find out why Karl Marx felt able to write that the martyrs of the Commune “are forever enshrined in the great heart of the working class”.

Sunday 17 April 2011, 2-5pm

Kings Cross Neighbourhood Centre,

51 Argyle Street , London WC1H 8EF

[2 minute walk from Kings Cross Station, down Grays Inn Road,
take the 2nd turning on right, the block is a short way along on the right]

In the heady years of 1939, in a book called Council Communism, Paul Mattick, a sick man, once said:

Spontaneous actions of dissatisfied masses will, in the process of their rebellion, create their own organisations

Some eight years later he admitted:

As exciting as it is to recall the days of proletarian actions in Germany – the mass meetings, demonstrations, strikes, street fights, the heated discussions, the hopes, fears, and disappointments, the bitterness of defeat and the pain of prison and death – yet no lessons but negative ones can now be drawn from all these undertakings. All the energy and all the enthusiasm were not enough to bring about a social change or to alter the contemporary mind. The lesson learned was how not to proceed. How to realize the revolutionary needs of the proletariat was not discovered.

The question today is this: why do leaderless movements fail?

As Seymour says, such movements tend to become atomised, rather than strengthened. Throw in a reliance on social media, and the movement is glued to exclusivity and redundancy.

It’s not dehumanising language, hyperbole, looking dodgy, or links with counter-revolutionaries that will reduce anti-capitalist movements to dust. It is the pretence that excitement and left wing hedonism are all that’s needed to secure results.

The alternative

Stalin once said:

Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.

This being about education, perhaps the students should take note.

We use our education today at the coalition government, but we learn from history that left wing hedonism has never led to success in  politics. And if the council communist scum can learn that in 8 years, then the autonomist sidewinders can give it a go today.

Thank you for visiting.

This won’t be much of an introduction – I’m to remain anonymous. I am a British female, avowedly Stalinist, right wing communist working within a far left organisation in the UK. This blog will be exploring some thoughts I am able only to make with close comrades or to myself.

In the short term, I will be dealing with my antagonisms with anarchism, autonomism and left wing communism historically.

Leaderlessness in politics renders capitalist hegemony all-powerful. Rather than contributing to the good fight, many of these leftists merely make formal what our capitalist empire considers already existent.

My position is not usually raised in such debates, and I hope to contribute them anyhow on the blogosphere. I hope you’ll be able to contribute.

Yours,

.

Thank you for visiting.

This won’t be much of an introduction – I’m to remain anonymous. I am a British female, avowedly Stalinist, right wing communist working within a far left organisation in the UK. This blog will be exploring some thoughts I am able only to make with close comrades or to myself.

In the short term, I will be dealing with my antagonisms with anarchism, autonomism and left wing communism historically.

Leaderlessness in politics renders capitalist hegemony all-powerful. Rather than contributing to the good fight, many of these leftists merely make formal what our capitalist empire considers already existent.

My position is not usually raised in such debates, and I hope to contribute them anyhow on the blogosphere. I hope you’ll be able to contribute.

Yours,

.