Stalinism is a present tense - Stalinism is the cult of Stalin, obviously after his death, guided by belief that his actions were for the good of the nation and its people... Stalinists are a minority and gained most voice and followers after in the late 80's and early 90's - partially due to Glasnost but also when the new "democratic" nation turned its back on its elderly and let the nation go to thieves and chaos...
A Frenchman, Englishman and a Russian were asked what is happiness?
The Frenchmen said, happiness is having a wild one night stand with a
beatiful woman and then necer seeing her again.
The Englishman said, Happiness is drinking a hot tea at home, on a
cold rainy day.
The Russian said, Happiness is when there are nocks on your door at 3 A.M.
and men in uniform say "Boris come with us" and you say "Boris lives in apartment across".
Im gonna wait to see how many people say Stalin was real socialist, Marx really wanted all the suffering that son of a biatch caused and that they saw a lot of Stalinists the other day "cause them had them bloody SU flags and they were protesting war, wich means they were left, and Stalin was left, so obviously..."
Stalinism has little to do with political philosophy, least of all communism although; the public’s popular belief in the revolution is cultivated as a control for exploitation. Stalinism is simply a method of rule by a centralized, authoritarian faction with a brutal dictator at its lead who demands total subservience of all his resources. I say resources because a Stalinist doesn’t see people; they see only parts in the machine they control.
Was it a logical continuation of Lenin? Concerning Lenin’s philosophy I’d say no with Trotsky being closer to it but Stalin took care of him well enough. As a strictly political Russian continuation of Lenin, I’d say yes. I don’t think Lenin could sustain the vast Soviet population on revolution alone. It took a beast like Stalin to maintain the national identity coherent, focused and working like slaves to drag, kicking and screaming, into the 20th century in such a short time.
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