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Thursday, April 21, 2011

AMRITSAR MASSACRE (1919)

When terrorists were better known for being White...Anglo-Saxon...and Protestant!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

MARCHING THROUGH GEORGIA (let's do it again!)

☭ THE MIDDLE PEASANTS ~LENIN ☭ (text below video)

For those who think the famous photo of Lenin with his cat was doctored, see footage beginning at 1:15.

The most important question now confronting the Communist Party, the question on which most attention was concentrated at the last Party Congress, is that of the middle peasants.

Naturally, the first question usually asked is, what is a middle peasant?

Naturally, Party comrades have often related how they have been asked this question in the villages. The middle peasant, we say in reply, is a peasant who does not exploit the labour of others, who does not live on the labour of others, who does not take the fruits of other people's labour in any shape or form, but works himself, and lives by his own labour.

Under capitalism there were fewer peasants of this typo than there are now, because the majority of the peasants were in the ranks of the impoverished, and only an insignificant minority, then, as now, were in the ranks of the kulaks, the exploiters, the rich peasants.

The middle peasants have been increasing in number since the private ownership of land was abolished, and the Soviet government has firmly resolved at all costs to etablish relations of complete peace and harmony with them. It goes without saying that the middle peasant cannot immediately accept socialism, because he clings firmly to what he is accustomed to, he is cautious about all innovations, subjects what he is offered to a factual, practical test and does not decide to change his way of life until he is convinced that the change is necessary.

It is precisely for this reason that we must know, remember and put into practice the rule that when Communist workers go into rural districts they must try to establish comradely relations with the middle peasants, it is their duty to establish these comradely relations with them; they must remember that working peasants who do not exploit the labour of others are the comrades of the urban workers and that we can and must establish with them a voluntary alliance inspired by sincerity and confidence. Every measure proposed by the communist government must be regarded merely as advice, as a suggestion to the middle peasants, as an invitation to them to accept the new order.

Only by co-operation in the work of testing these measures in practice, finding out in what way they are mistaken, eliminating possible errors and achieving agreement with the middle peasant-only by such co-operation can the alliance between the workers and the peasants be ensured. This alliance is the main strength and the bulwark of Soviet power; this alliance is a pledge that socialist transformation will be successful, victory over capital will be achieved and exploitation in all its forms will be abolished.

Paul Robeson - Old Man River

Monday, April 18, 2011

CHICAGO CUBS 1945

1906 CHICAGO CUBS

BAY OF PIGS (THE BUCK STARTS HERE)

How amazing that Fidel Castro has succeeded in resisting for over 50 years the American obsession with controlling the island's affairs. Annexation of Cuba was on congress' to-do list in 1860, being waylaid by our Civil War.

Friday, April 1, 2011

THE LAST BATTLE (Okinawa April-June 1945)

This 45 minute History Channel offering will auto load or can be surfed at your pleasure. Certainly, Eliot's opening line of "The Wasteland," "April is the cruelest month," was true, beginning on April Fool's Day 66 years ago.