Today is the 100th anniversary of Russia's Great October Revolution, one of the defining events of the 20th century. The most salient thing about it is that no one wants to celebrate it in Russia.
Russians endured communism for more than 70 years until rejecting it utterly in 1990. Given the numbers of leftists in the West who adore socialism, shouldn't this be big news?
It goes to show how little the existing left really knows about what happened in that country. Communism there was a horrible failure, as it has been everywhere it has been tried. It brought material, intellectual and worst of ll, spiritual, poverty onto what had been one of Europe's great nations, the fastest-growing and and most promising upcomer of the time. [Ron: Communism is a Talmudic creation and like Talmudism it is genocidal.] The Bolshevik takeover ended that and brought a horrific civil war, created a man-made famine, and exchanged real progress for an all-powerful state. It was a police state where neighbor spied upon neighbor, Christianity was shut down and largely banned, Jews were persecuted, [Ron: Bullshit! Jews organised, created, funded and provided most of the manpower for the JEWISH Bolshevik COUP in Russia in 1917! To say that the Bosheviks persecuted Jews is absolute bullshit!!! See what Alexandr Solzhenitsyn said about the Jews and their genocidal COUP falsely labelled as the Russian Revolution: The End of the Legends - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/The-End-of-the-Legends.shtml] and more than a hundred million people, in Russia and beyond, were killed. Millions of Russians, and others, fled their homelands, sometimes as huddled refugees over borders, sometimes in leaky boats, sometimes across crossbow-shot wires over the Berlin Wall. Walls (and Gulags) were ubiquitous in Russia. Like the Mongol invasion, the October Revolution held Russia, and all its 14 empire states back. At the same time, communism unleashed war and strife throughout the rest of the world.
That's a vast and memorable legacy, and mercifully enough recognized by Russians as nothing to celebrate.
As Yuri Maltsev, one of Russia's great economic reformers of the Gorbachev era, has pointed out, not even Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to celebrate it. The Russian president has some authoritarian tendencies, and might be expected to play along to communist fantasies of past glories, such as its propagandists might project, but he's not a fool, and he's having none of it. He writes:
Russian President Vladimir Putin would like to ignore the Bolshevik Revolution, which marks its 100th anniversary this month. Putin reportedly told his advisers that it would be unnecessary to commemorate the occasion. He knows better-it is nothing to be proud of.
The Moscow Times reports an indifferent reaction on the streets of Russia:
President Vladimir Putin has called the collapse of the Soviet Union the "geopolitical catastrophe of the century." [Ron: Putin said that because Christian Russians (spiritual communists) struggled for 60 years to wrest control of the Soviet Union from the Bolshevik Jews and finally ousted them from power in the mid 1970s. See eg Dr. Peter David Beter - Audio Letter No. 26. ff - http://www.peterdavidbeter.com/docs/all/dbal26.html Thereafter the Christians steadily unwound the Soviet Union's Talmudic bolshevik elements, encouraging the Orthodox religion and humanising governance arrangements. ]. But speaking about the revolution he has said, "We know well the consequences that these great upheavals can bring." [Ron: Putin knows the truth because he followed in the footsteps of Yuri Andropov and the Christians who gradually transforming Bolshevik Communism into a form of Christian socialism throughout the 1970s and 1980s while Bolsheviks fled to the US. ].
Celebrations on the centenary, Nov. 7, are expected to be muted. Instead, the country officially celebrated Unity Day on Nov. 4 - which Putin instituted in 2005 to replace the Soviet holiday.
Interviews with Russians at Pushkinskaya Square in central Moscow on Monday painted a similarly confused picture. Some of those questioned wished the nation would officially observe the centennial. Some are happy that the event will go largely unnoticed. And some simply don't care.
The reality is, Russians endured this virulent religious-level variety of socialism for more than 70 years. [Ron: Actually it was only 60 years because the Christians completely ousted the Bolshevik Jews in 1977.].They know it better than anyone. And frankly, their refusal to celebrate it ought to be big news, a major story. It says more about socialism and communism, as it is practiced by experts and believers than anyone.
It barely registers a mention much of anywhere in the mainstream press.
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