Comrade Bernie and 20th Century Russian Socialism

CFP:

Bolshevism destroyed everything in Russia

Does Bernie Sanders know Dmitri Volkogonov? Has he read any of his books? It seems not.

Volkogonov was once Commanding General of the Soviet’s Army’s Propaganda Department, the Director of the Institute for Military History, and, eventually, Defense Adviser to President Yeltsin from 1991 until Volkogonov died in 1995.  After Mikhail Gorbachev was deposed, Volkogonov was given free access to the Soviet military archives, Communist Party documents, and classified presidential files.  And he read, he learned, and he wrote.

Which means he forgot more about the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics than Bernie Sanders—a longtime admirer of the USSR—ever knew, or likely imagined.

Should you or a friend admire Bernie’s political philosophy, you might contemplate a sampling of Volkogonov’s conclusions, from his four main books, about the political system to which he dedicated his adult life.

LENIN: “Lenin, A New Biography,” ©1994, The Free Press, Chapter 6: The One-Dimensional Society, p. 326.

“Bolshevism destroyed everything in Russia, starting with the weak and ineffective Provisional government, followed by private property, the peasant commune and the Church. Everything connected with Lenin was anti-capitalist, anti-democratic, anti-liberal, anti-reformist, anti-human and anti-Christian. There can scarcely have been another man in history who managed so profoundly to change so large a society on such a scale.

Marxism in Russia developed in three stages: Leninism, Trotskyism and Stalinism

Perhaps the single most characteristic feature of the new society was its one-dimensionality, its uniformity. The infinite variety of social and intellectual life, culture, historical tradition and the creative potential of millions of people was reduced to the harsh, uniform, uncompromising ideological paradigm of Leninism. Dogmatic thinking, totalitarian bureaucracy, authoritarian and irrational fear became the characteristic features of the new society.”  

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6 Comments on Comrade Bernie and 20th Century Russian Socialism

  1. Hmm…Marx and Sanders…both committed to destroying healthy, Christian cultures. I wonder if they have anything else in common.

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  2. “Volkogonov was once Commanding General of the Soviet’s Army’s Propaganda Department…”

    It’d be a scream if there was a propaganda picture in the Russian archives of Honeymoon Bernie in a Soviet tank.

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  3. Listen, this is no mere political debate: what sanders is trying to do is enslave us in tyranny, with the usual fascist genocide. Murder aside, he is one of the most corrupt political figures in the US (as in: hillary clinton bought me my third house).

    What ever it takes, sanders: we’re on it against you.

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  4. Yep! But “they” own it. This is what Kruschev was talking about when he said, in 1956, “We will take America without firing a shot. We do not have to invade the U.S. We will destroy you from within….”

    Think how proud the (d)s, academia and the “news media” (pardon the redundancies) must be for having almost immediately “signed on” !

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  5. Bernie Sanders born and raised a Communist with a depraved Bolshevik mentality. @Anon, 3rdTwin, westray seem to know it, too. Three duplicate American cities in Commie Russia.

    “One of them is Racine Wisconsin, another is Burlington Vermont and I don’t know what the third is.
    The three cities were identical counterparts built in Russia, so Russians could grow up in them and then infiltrate the United States with a perfect recollection of their “home town”. Bernie Sanders is one of these infiltrators and this report that appeared in the Jewish publication “Forward” screwed up and revealed this fact, right at the bottom of the article, after joking about it above.”

    Footage Of Shirtless Bernie Sanders Drunkenly Singing With Soviets In ‘88 Surfaces
    January 28, 2019 By Jenny Singer
    “It’s true that in 1988 Bernie and Jane Sanders spent time in the Soviet Union immediately after their wedding, but Sanders was the mayor of Burlington at the time, and the trip, to Burlington’s Soviet sister city, Yaroslavl, was a part of his official duties. Sanders wrote openly about it in his memoir, jokingly referring to it as a “honeymoon.”

    The video, which somewhat hilariously features a shirtless Sanders belting out the lyrics to the Woody Guthrie classic with a table of apparent locals, does look like a good time. But, as Leonid Bershidsky wrote in Bloomberg of the alleged “honeymoon,” which was brought up during the 2016 primary debates to suggest that Sanders has Communist affiliations, the Soviet Union in 1988 was “hardly a place for an admirer of Communism to find comfort.””
    https://forward.com/schmooze/418282/footage-of-shirtless-bernie-sanders-singing-drunkenly-with-soviets-in-88/

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