Russia, the Utopia in Chains

Russia, the Utopia in Chains

Russia, the Utopia in Chains

Russia, the Utopia in Chains

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The Government of Russia is a militaristic dictatorship by a few forceful and arbitrary leaders of a highly-organized and fanatical so- called Communist Party (with a total membership representing less than 1¼ per cent. of the population) who, as unscrupulous opportunists, have usurped ruling power by brutal, inhuman violence and relentlessly hold it by terrorism. This dictatorship is supported by the ranks of so-called proletarian or manual urban labor, organized as trade or labor unions, which are led by a few fanatical proletarian revolutionists and bigoted radical theorists of the so-called intelligentsia and make a privileged class (or pseudoaristocracy) out of certain relatively ignorant, old factory employees, who, with proved proletarian ancestry and full acceptance of an anti-democratic and atheistic "confession of faith," are accepted as members of an exclusive and uniquely privileged Russian Communist Party.

The revolution of the Bolsheviks in Russia, following the collapse of despotic Czarism, with its inhuman serfdom and cruel, social injustice (while that nation was presumably fighting with the Allies "to make the world safe for democracy"--the irony of militarism--and the fiasco of Kerensky's weak, social democratic government), was a victory of blood and iron over a war-weary, hungry, and essentially ignorant people. Lenin and Trotzky, quite . . .

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