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Sep. 1st, 2005 @ 11:54 am Empires are born, and they die.
Current Mood: stressedFearful.
Current Music: Radiohead.Kid A. Idioteque

I wrote this as a warning.....Our nation is weak right now, and no one seems to even notice. These next few months will serve as an indicator of the American Resolve.

Our Administration is slowly leading us into a realm of despair...

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Apr. 10th, 2005 @ 05:15 pm Some calrification.
Okay, I am sick and tired of people confusing this:

and his form of communism, with THIS:

Blasphemic Garbage.

V.I. Lenin is the most misunderstood leader of the 20th century. Why, you ask? American society still associates everything related to the USSR as evil, vile scum. WAKE UP! There is good in everything; Lenin had a much different vision for Russia than his successor. I think Lenin came closer than anyone else in regards to formation of the ideal Communist nation. Thanks a lot, Stalin. Vladimir Lenin's name will always be tarnished, because of you.

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Apr. 10th, 2005 @ 01:08 pm Propaganda posters

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Apr. 9th, 2005 @ 09:59 am Joseph Stalin: The ruination of a legacy.

The Following is an excerpt from my (32 page!) paper I wrote in McMartin's HWW-hn class:

After his first stroke, Lenin published a number of papers indicating future directions for the government. Most famous of these is Lenin's Testament, which warned the people of the rise of Joseph Stalin, who had been the Communist Party's general secretary since April 1922, claiming that he had "unlimited authority concentrated in his hands" and suggesting that "comrades think about a way of removing Stalin from that post".(29) Many of these papers were suppressed for decades as Stalin and his supporters gained control. This marked the end of the Bolshevik party, and the revert back to oppressive rule.(30)

Here's another one, from the analysis section:

Lenin actually kept divergent opinions in the Soviet Government, in order to give a sense of tolerance. Unfortunately, with Lenin’s Assassination (he was poisoned by a fringe member of the Stalin regime), the Russian people would lose their only true advocate, and in turn, would lose everything they had fought and died for. The Rise of Stalin meant a new kind of Autocracy: An "accepted leader through forceful coercion". Josef Stalin Mixed all of the worst traits of the Russian Czars (Ivan the Terrible, Alexander III) and used a new form of control: "Association Propaganda". After the death of Lenin, Stalin suppressed records that showed Lenin begging the people not to let Stalin come into power. "This", Lenin said, "would destroy everthing our people have died for". How right he was. In the shadow of Lenin, Stalin erased the rights of the Russian people, right underneath their noses. The lesson learned from this is simple: no one person can have control of a government. The rights of the people must be represented in order for that government to be legitimate. Finally, we must not disclose any sort of information of governmental activity from our people. If these are not followed, the governement will never survive, and will crumble, just like the Berlin Wall.

Yes, Stalin is a motherfucker. He was the basis for Big Brother in Orwell's 1984.

Although Lenin was nominally in charge, his failing health soon left his ministers to fight over the resulting power vacuum. By 1928, Stalin's ascendance was complete. He had assumed the reins and most of his enemies were either dead or in exile.

In 1929, Stalin expelled his chief rival and harshest critic, Leon Trotsky. Trotsky fled to Mexico City, where he wrote books and newspaper articles denouncing Stalin and his regime. In rebuttal, Stalin ordered his assassination. Trotsky was finally killed in 1940 after several unsuccessful attempts on his life. The assassin was the recipient of the Order of Lenin (Orden Lenina) upon his release from a Mexican prison.

Then Stalin deliberately engineered a famine in the Ukraine. In 1932 he ordered all of the granaries emptied and their contents hauled off for export. In the spring of 1933, seven million people died of starvation in the nation's breadbasket. It was genocide on an immense scale. (Of course, this figure was later dwarfed by China's Great Leap Forward.)

Which is right about the time that Stalin kicked the Gulag system into high gear. It was a constellation of forced labor camps, dispersed across the USSR. Criminals, dissidents, and anybody who pissed off the wrong person got shipped off to lay railroad tracks, dig canals, build dams, or extract ore from the mines. They toiled under inhuman conditions. Something like 50 million people died in the gulags; more than seven million between 1934 and 1938 alone.

When Stalin wasn't busy killing off large segments of his own population, he was dabbling in statecraft. In August 1939, he and Hitler inked a nonaggression pact. In retrospect, it seems that Hitler may not have been clear on the terms of their agreement. Buried way down in the fine print of Article I was some legal mumbo jumbo about the two countries not waging war on each other.

In June 1941, Hitler launched a sneak attack on Russia. Three million German troops crossed the border at 3:15am. The incursion paralyzed Stalin. Subordinates handled the Nazi onslaught while he sat on his thumb, stupefied.

There had been warnings. An agent in Tokyo reported in May that Hitler was preparing an imminent invasion of Russia. The information had been presented to Stalin, who chose to ignore it. For whatever reason, the man who had personally backstabbed countless friends and cohorts in his rise to power somehow believed that Hitler would never break their treaty. Go figure.

One of Stalin's spymasters put it this way:

The generalissimo preferred to trust his political instinct rather than the secret reports piled up on his desk. Convinced that he had signed an eternal pact of friendship with Germany, he sucked on the pipe of peace.

And he would have been sucking on more than just that pipe if only the Nazis had packed some cold-weather gear. As it happened, the Germans were counting on their blitzkreig strategy to effect sudden and decisive victory, leaving the Soviets no option but surrender. Consequently, they didn't bring their long underwear. Soon the Wehrmacht found themselves stuck in the Russian snow -- just as Napoleon had, more than a century earlier.

After Hitler's betrayal, Stalin was eager to join the capitalist nations fighting against Germany. For the remainder of the war, the USSR suspended their extreme loathing for the West and maintained an uneasy detente with the other Allies. This evaporated immediately after the Japanese surrender.

The Russians were driven to develop an atomic bomb of their own. President Truman had made an offhard reference to the weapon during the Potsdam Conference in July 1945. During which time, Stalin feigned ignorance. As Truman recalled in his memoirs:

On July 24 I casually mentioned to Stalin that we had a new weapon of unusual destructive force. The Russian Premier showed no special interest. All he said was he was glad to hear it and hoped we would make "good use of it against the Japanese."

Year later it was revealed that the Communists had actually been receiving periodic intelligence updates from Klaus Fuchs, a physicist working on the Manhattan Project. Stalin sent a telegram to Kurchatov after Potsdam, ordering him to rush their own atomic bomb program, which had been underway for years. The first Russian A-bomb was finally detonated in 1948.

When the tyrant finally croaked from a cerebral hemorrhage in 1953 -- some have theorized that it may not have been from entirely natural causes -- the country breathed a collective sigh of relief. A large number of gulag prisoners were granted amnesty and allowed to return home. Of the many thousands of citizens who waited hours in the snow to file past his body, it seems likely that nearly all of them just wanted to make certain he was truly dead.

The Yalta Conference

Winston Churchill:  who invited HIM?

FDR: He kind of invited himself, actually

Stalin: Comrades! Brewski! Kill Fascist Pig! He lie to me!

Churchill:  I really don't like that guy.

FDR: He gives me a bad feeling below my waist...oh, wait.

Stalin: (hic) *pokes FDR's legs* Can you feel dat, comrade? Dis is fun! HAHAHAHAHA

FDR: *whispers* After the end of the Reich, I'm totally fucking this guy up.

Churchill: *whispers* Not if I do it first.

FDR: *suprised* Why, you dog!


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Apr. 5th, 2005 @ 06:00 pm Pol Pot: The Cambodian Menace

An attempt by Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot to form a Communist peasant farming society resulted in the deaths of 25 percent of the country's population from starvation, overwork and executions.
1975, the U.S. had withdrawn its troops from Vietnam. Cambodia's government, plagued by corruption and incompetence, also lost its American military support. Taking advantage of the opportunity, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army, consisting of teenage peasant guerrillas, marched into Phnom Penh and on April 17 effectively seized control of Cambodia.

Once in power, Pol Pot began a radical experiment to create an agrarian utopia inspired in part by Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution, which he had witnessed, first-hand during a visit to Communist China.

Mao's "Great Leap Forward" economic program included forced evacuations of Chinese cities and the purging of "class enemies." Pol Pot would now attempt his own "Super Great Leap Forward" in Cambodia, which he renamed the Democratic Republic of Kampuchea.

He began by declaring, "This is Year Zero," and that society was about to be "purified." Capitalism, Western culture, city life, religion, and all foreign influences were to be extinguished in favor of an extreme form of peasant Communism.

All foreigners were thus expelled, embassies closed, and any foreign economic or medical assistance was refused. The use of foreign languages was banned. Newspapers and television stations were shut down, radios and bicycles confiscated, and mail and telephone usage curtailed. Money was forbidden. All businesses were shuttered, religion banned, education halted, health care eliminated, and parental authority revoked. Thus Cambodia was sealed off from the outside world.

All of Cambodia's cities were then forcibly evacuated. At Phnom Penh, two million inhabitants were evacuated on foot into the countryside at gunpoint. As many as 20,000 died along the way.

Millions of Cambodians accustomed to city life were now forced into slave labor in Pol Pot's "killing fields" where they soon began dying from overwork, malnutrition and disease, on a diet of one tin of rice (180 grams) per person every two days.

Workdays in the fields began around 4 a.m. and lasted until 10 p.m., with only two rest periods allowed during the 18 hour day, all under the armed supervision of young Khmer Rouge soldiers eager to kill anyone for the slightest infraction. Starving people were forbidden to eat the fruits and rice they were harvesting. After the rice crop was harvested, Khmer Rouge trucks would arrive and confiscate the entire crop.

Ten to fifteen families lived together with a chairman at the head of each group. The armed supervisors made all work decisions with no participation from the workers who were told, "Whether you live or die is not of great significance." Every tenth day was a day of rest. There were also three days off during the Khmer New Year festival.

Throughout Cambodia, deadly purges were conducted to eliminate remnants of the "old society" - the educated, the wealthy, Buddhist monks, police, doctors, lawyers, teachers, and former government officials. Ex-soldiers were killed along with their wives and children. Anyone suspected of disloyalty to Pol Pot, including eventually many Khmer Rouge leaders, was shot or bludgeoned with an ax. "What is rotten must be removed," a Khmer Rouge slogan proclaimed.

In the villages, unsupervised gatherings of more than two persons were forbidden. Young people were taken from their parents and placed in communals. They were later married in collective ceremonies involving hundreds of often-unwilling couples.

Up to 20,000 persons were tortured into giving false confessions at Tuol Sleng, a school in Phnom Penh, which had been converted into a jail. Elsewhere, suspects were often shot on the spot before any questioning.

Ethnic groups were attacked including the three largest minorities; the Vietnamese, Chinese, and Cham Muslims, along with twenty other smaller groups. Fifty percent of the estimated 425,000 Chinese living in Cambodia in 1975 perished. Khmer Rouge also forced Muslims to eat pork and shot those who refused.

On December 25, 1978, Vietnam launched a full-scale invasion of Cambodia seeking to end Khmer Rouge border attacks. On January 7, 1979, Phnom Penh fell and Pol Pot was deposed. The Vietnamese then installed a puppet government consisting of Khmer Rouge defectors.

Pol Pot retreated into Thailand with the remnants of his Khmer Rouge army and began a guerrilla war against a succession of Cambodian governments lasting over the next 17 years. After a series of internal power struggles in the 1990s, he finally lost control of the Khmer Rouge. In April 1998, 73-year-old Pol Pot died of an apparent heart attack following his arrest, before he could be brought to trial by an international tribunal for the events of 1975-79.

Pol Pot: an asshole.

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Apr. 4th, 2005 @ 09:34 pm (no subject)
Dear school,

Please end.

Thank you,
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Apr. 4th, 2005 @ 08:02 pm (no subject)
Alright, This is the first entry into Tyrant awareness. This site will be used to promote free speech and to defecate on anyone you consider a repressive tyrant douchebag. This can be anyone you wish, as long as there are no community wars. Also, post any vintage propaganda pics here. Here is a good one:

Mao Zedong: A real asshole. 80 Million Chinese dead (35 million by famine alone) during his reign.

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