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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.

Zipphy, r/communism101 7 Comments [9/9/2017 3:31:18 AM]
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Shepard Solus

Comrade Stalin is highly respected because of the steady hand he guided the USSR with; he guaranteed it survival, prosperity, and liberty.

he guaranteed it survival, prosperity, and liberty.

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.



The Soviet Union lasted just 69 years, was plagued by famine and was best known for how brutally and openly it punished wrongthink, you dumb bastard.

9/9/2017 5:54:02 AM

SomeApe

Writes tl;dr:, then doubles up on the textwall.

9/9/2017 7:37:36 AM

Indicible

Prosperity, maybe, but only for those who survived and licked the tyrant's arse.
As for guaranteeing the survival of the USSR, the moron had the best generals of the Red Army arrested or killed because they were well-loved. The lony reason Stalin is still considered a hero is because he won the war. Had he not, he would be denounced in the same breath as Hitler (along with Mao and Pol Pot, if there was any justice).

9/9/2017 8:00:04 AM

Anon-e-moose



I for one welcome our new Fusion Reactor overlady.

9/9/2017 9:12:36 AM

Pharaoh Bastethotep

Comrade Stalin is highly respected

No, he is not.

9/9/2017 9:18:06 AM



I'm pretty sure Russians don't even respect Stalin. There's a reason his body was removed from Lenins mausoleum.

9/9/2017 9:29:38 AM

The Angry Dybbuk

Stalin was a monster, same as Hitler. The only difference is the latter tried to industrialise mass murder, while the former just went fucking bananas and killed - or ordered actions that would kill - with complete fucking abandon.

Come ON! This happened a mere 75 years ago, or so, and these guys are already that removed from the facts. This irritates me in ways I couldn't express without...fuck the wall...a whole sky-scraper of text.

I'm starting to think watching this shit circle around again is part of the debt...except, now, the debt for permitting another round of this belongs to any and every person who won't speak out against it.

9/9/2017 10:15:45 AM

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