Skip to comments.Jeremy Corbyn called for ‘complete rehabilitation’ of Leon Trotsky in Parliament
Posted on 08/15/2016 3:30:20 PM PDT by oblomov
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Wow, interesting piece of history!
Ok, getting late here. Good night to all.
Trotsky is bad enough, but we're just a few SCOTUS Justices from American Marxism speeding up to Gallopsky.
Scholars and the popular press put extremist ideologies on the opposite sides of the political spectrum because they had an emotional heat that more moderate and accommodating politicians didn't have.
It's good to get beyond the simplistic Nazis = right-wing, Communists = left-wing scheme, but if it's just replaced by a me = right-wing, everybody I happen to disagree with = left-wing scheme, there are still a lot of problems that haven't been ironed out.
What I am proposing is a primary axis based on individual rights versus the good of the state. Thus, libertarians are to the right of me since I believe in the need for a well functioning state.
There was a Rabbi who complained to Trotsky about the persecution of Rabbis under the Communist regime (Rabbi Kahane's, zt"L grandfather was nearly killed by them). Leon Trotsky responded to the effect that he didn't care and he was a Jew who was a major Communist party functionary. The Rabbi warned him that "the Trotsky's will make the Revolution and the Bronsteins* will pay for it." In 1940, Leon Trotsky found out what that Rabbi was talking about.
*Zev Bronstien was Leon Trotsky's real name.
Trotsky gave good, blowhard speeches, but he would leave the floor afterward. Josef Stalin worked the floor and was able to outmanuever Trotsky for power. Trotsky also said words to the effect that he would cut off the heads of his rivals even before he came to power. A tactically foolish remark if there ever was one and it was Stalin who became the leader.
Stalin’s hero was “Ivan the Terrible.” He even commissioned Sergei Eisenstein to make a film glorifying his hero.
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