Archive for the ‘communism’ Category

We don’t need proof to execute a man

December 10, 2011

We don’t need proof to execute a man. We only need proof that it’s necessary to execute him. A revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate.

Judicial evidence is an archaic bourgeois detail…“We execute from revolutionary conviction.

-Che Guevara, January 1959

Oo, he’s so nice I want to get a picture of him on my T-shirt

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Che Guevara’s Hatred of Christ

March 30, 2011

In fact, if Christ himself stood in my way, I, like Nietzsche, would not hesitate to squish him like a worm.

Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara

all the (counter-revolutionary) targets were ordered to kneel and kowtow to a huge portrait of Mao at the back of the platform

November 17, 2009

…all the (counter-revolutionary) targets were ordered to kneel and kowtow to a huge portrait of Mao at the back of the platform. While the others did as they were told, my father refused. He said that kneeling and kowtowing were undignified feudal practices which the Communists were committed to eliminating. The Rebels screamed, kicked his knees, and struck him on the head, but he struggled to stand upright. “I will not kneel! I will not kowtow!! he said furiously . . . “I have committed no crime. I will not bend my head!” . . . Several large men jumped on him to try and force him down, but as soon as they let go he stood straight up, raised his head, and stared defiantly at the audience . . . the hysterical crowd screamed that he was “anti-Cultural Revolution . . . ”

Jung Chang, Wild Swans, 1992, Flamingo, London, pp. 439–40

 

 

The life of a single human being is worth a million times more than all the property of the richest man on earth.

November 14, 2009

The life of a single human being is worth a million times more than all the property of the richest man on earth.

Che Guevara

Presumably he forgot this noble sentiment when he was putting counter-revolutuionaries against the wall…

Every word of Chairman Mao’s is universal absolute truth, and every word equals ten thousand words

November 14, 2009

Every word of Chairman Mao’s is universal absolute truth, and every word equals ten thousand words.”

Deputy Commander Lin Biao

If you get rid of God you don’t necessarliy get rid of faith – even blind faith.

Wherever I go they prepare for me. I can’t find out the truth

November 14, 2009

Chairman Mao often travelled Chinato find out first hand how things really were. he complaineed however, “Wherever I go they prepare for me. I can’t find out the truth.” Bodyguard Li Yinqiao commented, “On the one hand Mao wanted to discover the truth but on the other hand he could not tolerate anyone who dared to tell the truth.”

Harrison Salisbury, The New Emperors

The human condition is like that: we want truth and authenticity but we aren’t always prepared to face the hard truths about ourselves, others and our condition.

The decision [to kill the imperial family] was not only expedient but necessary. The severity of this punishment showed everyone that we would continue to fight on mercilessly, stopping at nothing

November 11, 2009

The decision [to kill the imperial family] was not only expedient but necessary. The severity of this punishment showed everyone that we would continue to fight on mercilessly, stopping at nothing. The execution of the Tsar’s family was needed not only in order to frighten, horrify, and instill a sense of hopelessness in the enemy but also to shake up our own ranks, to show that there was no turning back, that ahead lay either total victory or total doom This Lenin sensed well.

Trotsky’s Diary in Exile, 1935

Trotsky was later killed himself at Stalin’s behest. Trotsky has been painted as a martyr by Trotskyites pedalling the myth that the Russian Revolution was ‘betrayed’. The fact is, Trotsky himself fell victim to the brutal logic unleashed in the ‘Revolution’ that brooked no opposition and was accountable to no standards beyond its own success at whatever cost. Trotsky’s murder was as much a useful tool to ‘shake up our own ranks’ as the Tsar’s – it’s just that he wasn’t in the ‘in crowd’ any more. Stalin ‘stopped at nothing’ to use Trotsky’s words.

26.3 million Chinese were killed during the regime of Mao Tse Tung betwen the years of 1949 and May 1965

October 11, 2009

26.3 million Chinese were killed during the regime of Mao Tse Tung betwen the years of 1949 and May 1965. the Walker Report published by the U.S. Senate Committee of the Judiciary in July 1971 which ‘placed the parameters of the total death toll within China since 1949 between 32.25 and 61.7 million’.

In the USSR, according to Guinness, ‘Nobel Prize winner Alexander Solzhenitsyn estimated the loss of life from state repression and terrorism from October 1917 to December 1959 under Lenin, Stalin and Khrushchev at 66,700,000.’

The worst genocide as a percentage of a nation’s total population happened in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge. According to Guinness, ‘More than one third of the 8 million Khmers were killed between 17 Apr 1975 and January 1979.’

During that time towns, money and property were abolished. Economic execution by bayonet and club was introduced for such offenses as falling asleep during the day, asking too many questions, playing non-communist music, being old and feeble, being the offspring of an undesirable, or being too well educated. In fact, deaths in the Tuol Sleng interrogation center in Phnom Penh, which is the capital of Kampuchea, reached 582 in a day.

Gregory Koukl (from The Guinness Book of World Records)

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If only we could get rid of God, then the world would be so much better

October 11, 2009

According to the evidence released from secret archives since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, during 1937 and 1938, when the Great Terror was at its height, the security organs detained for alleged “anti-Soviet activities” 1,548,366 persons, of whom 681,692 were shot–an average of 1,000 executions a day. (For comparison, the tsarist regime between 1825 and 1910 executed for political crimes 3,922 persons.) In 1941, when Germany invaded the USSR, camps run by the Gulag, their main administrative body, held 2,350,000 inmates, or 1.4 percent of the country’s population. The slave laborers performed important economic functions, being employed on large construction projects and forced to cut timber in the far north. No one responsible for these crimes against innocent people was tried after the Soviet Union collapsed; indeed, they did not even suffer exposure or moral opprobrium but continued to lead normal lives. Censuses revealed that between 1932 and 1939 – that is, after collectivization but before World War II – the population of the Soviet Union decreased by 9 to 10 million people. This orgy of destruction defied rational explanation. Black humor told of a new prisoner arriving at a hard labor camp. Asked how long a term he had drawn, he replies, ‘Twenty-five years.’ ‘For what?’ ‘For nothing.’ ‘Impossible,’ he is told, ‘For nothing you get ten years.’

Richard Pipes, Communism: A History, New York: Modern Library, 2001, p. 66-7

Religion is a kind of spiritual intoxicant, in which the slaves of capital drown their humanity and their desires for some sort of decent human existence

October 7, 2009

Religion is the opium of the people. Religion is a kind of spiritual intoxicant, in which the slaves of capital drown their humanity and their desires for some sort of decent human existence…The class-conscious worker of today, … leaves heaven to the priests and bourgeois hypocrites and fights for a better life for himself, here on earth.

Vladimir Lenin, Religion, New York: International Publishers, 1933, p. 48).

Doesn’t this language sound so old fashioned now in post-Christian Europe? Nowadays cocaine, TV and other endless distractions are the opium of the people.