Staunton, Nov. 15 – Today’s communists have gone so far to deny the crimes that their predecessors committed, that historians have documented and that the Soviets acknowledged and denounced that they are now “more red than the red” and are pushing the notion that “any anti-communist is a Russophobe,” Igor Druz says.
The Moscow commentator, who earlier fought with pro-Russian forces in the Donbass, says that this trend has been growing for some time and is now in full flower as the latest anniversary of the October 1917 Bolshevik revolution has been taking place (stoletie.ru/vzglyad/krasneje_krasnyh_577.htm).
It is striking how people who “almost religiously respect the triad of the founding fathers of their doctrine, Marx Engels and Lenin,” fail to note the “unconcealed hatred of the three to the Russian World” and how the Bolsheviks who did follow the teachings of these three took anti-Russian actions again and again, Druz continues.
In the version of history the neo-communists offer “the Bolsheviks practically did not take part in the February revolution, they were patriots and state supporters except perhaps for the Trotskyites … and [they insist that] the Bolsheviks strengthened Russia by freein git from the cursed bourgeois government which they hated for its pro-Western liberalism.”
These people argue that the Bolsheviks had nothing to do with the start of the Civil War and that they not only won the Great Fatherland War but “almost constructed communism,” the Moscow political analyst says. And they deny the existence of the Great Terror, the GULAG, and all other repressions the Soviets visited on the Russian people.
Even Soviet leaders eventually admitted to what the neo-communists now deny. And they were too aware of the country’s shortcomings to uncritically claim what their successors do, that “in Soviet times, there was social justice and now there is not.” They were aware that “under the Soviets, many citizens were subjected to discrimination” and those at the top give benefits.
The neo-communists, however, “accuse critics of the Great October of blackening out history and accusing all Russians living in the Soviet period,” Druz says. “But this is nonsense. What is being accused is the bloody regime and not the people who were compelled to live under its power.”
“With equal success,” he concludes, “one could declare critics of the Mongol yoke Russophobes. Under Mongol rule, the talented Russian people also achieved a great deal: it built cities, conquered new lands, and painted beautiful icons, but this was not because of the yoke but in spite of it.”