Friday, May 12, 2017
The Big Red Machine
It is an amazing irony to me that, in this the year marking the 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution, I have heard precious little about what was, beyond a shadow of a doubt, one the most important events of the 20th century.
The fact that the Russian Tsar had committed to enter WWI against Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany could have significantly shortened that nightmare. With the assassination of Nicholas, the troops bound for the Eastern Front, dropped their weapons 'en masse' and returned to Mother Russia to face there own horrors that lasted until 1989.
Now, they have to live with the ghosts of Stalin, Lenin, Trotsky, Khruschev and the rest, who must stalk the halls of the Kremlin shaking their heads and wondering where it went so wrong. They should be aghast at how the current brand of 'oligarchic capitalism' could have routed the 'supreme soviet socialism' that they preached.
Moreover, my guess is that they would have abhorred the 'Little Czar' Putin with his 'Brooklyn thug' swagger and his 'macho' manners. But, that being said, they would probably admire his aggressive, brutal 'reunification' efforts, his unapologetic slaughter of the innocent and his inroads into destroying the confidence of All Americans by acquiring 'friends in high places,' through his use of his recently successfully tested 'cyber-weapons.'
The really tragic irony is that, "Prince Vlad" has amplified his own importance by assisting the installation of someone in the White House, the like of whom has not been experienced since Stalin sealed his Berlin bunker in 1945 with his charred remains in it.
For a man weaned on the Socialist ideal, it must be at least somewhat daunting that he has unleashed another Fascist on the World. Stay tuned for the showdown, Amerika! It IS coming. Zeig heil, Vladdy!