Comrade Stalin is highly respected because of the steady hand he guided the USSR with; he guaranteed it survival, prosperity, and liberty. The USSR was not affected by the market crashes that affected the West, the life expectancy continued to make leaps. education was prioritized and he rendered the USSR to be the first nation on Earth t practically eradicate illiteracy. Under his guidance, each person was guaranteed a job, housing, and food. Stalin's five year plans industrialized a chiefly agrarian state quickly and with no resemblance to the industrialization that took Capitalists countries through hell and back...so to say.
The matter of 'authoritarian' and 'libertarian' exist chiefly in bourgeois-sympathizer terminology. It imposes a POV and attempts to exploit it into an umbrella of ethical analysis--which is what Marx himself chastised (Mao, too); these terms are used by socially displaced 'intellectuals' (which garner respect simply for achieving arbitrary tasks) to reinforce the ideas of brutality under a Socialist leader. Every human wishes to be free, so by establishing the idea of Capitalism being 'Libertarian' and Socialism being 'Authoritarian' it creates a predisposed disposition on the topic itself. As for it being opinionated, well, everyone has different ideas of what freedom is, and what oppression is.
tl;dr: Stalin made great strides, and carried on the spirit of Lenin's revolution. Using 'authoritarianism' and 'libertarianism' as classifiers is practically opening the door to all the ridiculous claims about Socialism.
The fact is, is that post-revolution, there will be a large, new government. The Communist Party will simply have to reorganize society, guide us through our Socialist tenants, and defend the revolution. They will assure the Dictator of the Proletariat is upheld, and will safeguard us from outside forces. This sort of government is necessary after any revolution period; socialist ones, or not.
Also, dictator? Stalin gradually relinquished power--even when the people did not want him to! Stalin protected Socialism, and kept it alive. He was a marvelous man.
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