Thursday, November 15, 2007

November 7th 2007- Moscow- 40,000 March to Mark the Russian Revolution

Congratulations to all those who braved the minus 5 degree temperatures to march through Moscow on the evening of November 7th, the march was organised by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF), and the video attached illustrates that for a substantial number of Russian citizens the Socialist Revolution of 1917 is still an event to be commemorated and celebrated.It is good to see that communists from other countries were also in attendance.

12 comments:

David Duff said...

I'm confused - so no change there, then!

One undeniable result of the Russian revolution was the death of millions. Personally I don't lose any sleep over it, but then again, I never pretend to be much bothered by what happens to other people if they're foreigners. You, however, would have us believe that as an internationalist communist you care very much about 'The People'. So why would you celebrate this human disaster?

And as every communist I have ever exchanged views with insists that the Soviet Union never achieved what they always call "true communism", why should you celebrate a revolution that, from your viewpoint, went down the plughole?

Gabriel said...

There were many bad things about soviet socialism, there were also many good things. I think that the video speaks for itself David.There are however things about capitalism which are irredeemably evil, since the system is based on private greed and not social need.

David Duff said...

Many good things about Soviet Communism.

Hmmmn! That made me stop and think for a bit. Think, that is, of anything that Soviet Communism produced that would not have come about gradually anyway; and also, if it did produce anything good, was it worth the price? You know, millions of dead people, that sort of thing.

Gabriel said...

excuse me....was'nt it the USA that dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki..Get off your pedestal you pompous oaf.

David Duff said...

Temper!

The subject, which *you* chose, is the Russian revolution which you seemed to imply was worthy of celebration. Fair enough, but it is not unreasonable for a reader to enquire the basis of this laudatory exercise for a historical event which, from the outside looking in, appears to have been an unmitigated disaster for everyone concerned, including latter-day, idealistic communists such as yourself.

My question, put politely not oafishly, stands: Can you think "of anything that Soviet Communism produced that would not have come about gradually anyway; and also, if it did produce anything good, was it worth the price?"

What America has to do with it I don't know, and I am certainly not here to defend them, although dropping the A-bombs on Japan was entirely right, one of the *smaller* benefits being that it dished Joe Stalin's crafty plan to join in the war against Japan at the last minute in order to reap some undeserved, because unfought for, advantages.

Anonymous said...

Nelson Mandela, Paul Robeson, Sylvia Pankhurst - three good reasons to be a Communist

But also the local CP members who fought every closure, cut and privatisation

thats why I am a communist

Anonymous said...

"undeserved, because unfought for, advantages"

Historical ignorance there David, you are so so quick to put your limited knowledge on display. The Red Army had already smashed the Japanese in Manchuria.

The October revolution was the first salvo, Cuba, Nepal, Venezuela, Vietnam, Philippines continue the fight. The CP of China has 73 million members - the 21st century will bring international communism.

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Liebmann said...

Many good things about Soviet Communism. Hmmmn! That made me stop and think for a bit. Think, that is, of anything that Soviet Communism produced that would not have come about gradually anyway; and also, if it did produce anything good, was it worth the price? You know, millions of dead people, that sort of thing.

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