This article, consisting entirely of quotes, is a response to an article we recently published by a writer known as ‘Lobro’. His pro-Stalin article is entitled “Lobro: Why I Admire Stalin”. Lobro’s article, together with all its mostly negative comments, can be read here in its entirety (JSM).
By DARKMOON WRITERS
Edited for brevity.
With a 1000-word addendum by Lasha Darkmoon
entitled “How Many Died Under Stalin?”
According to one Stalin cultist, not a single soul was put to death under the direct orders of the greatest mass murderer of modern times. Darkmoon writers discuss this mind-boggling new claim in a heated debate.
“Death is the solution to all problems. No man—no problem.”
— Josef Stalin
FRANKLIN RYCKAERT (to Lobro) :I suspect you venerate Stalin because you consider him as a great “anti-Semite”. Stalin never was an “anti-Semite”. He considered Jews just as one of the many ethnic groups of the Soviet Union. He only acted against some of them if he suspected them of treason.
EMMA K: The article Lobro has written on Stalin is embarrassingly bad. In fact, pathetic. It has “amateur” written all over it. It barely passes muster even as a comment.
BROWNHAWK: Stalin’s “Great Achievement” was in service of Rothschild and his Masonic masters who were behind the takeover of Czarist Russia upon which millions were killed . . . the stink is still there.
SAKI: As a boy, Stalin was found guilty of cruelty to animals. This included cruelty to a cat in the back streets of Gori, his birthplace.
In 1928 Stalin achieved supreme power in the Soviet Union after leapfrogging over the backs of his two most powerful rivals, the Jews Zinoviev and Kamenev. After that there was no one to touch him. His power as absolute dictator remained unchallenged for the next 25 years until his death in March 1953. It was during this period, in fact, that the major atrocities against the Russian people took place: the Great Terror, the Purges, and the man-made famines resulting in the death of millions.
It was on Stalin’s express orders that the peasants’ grain was confiscated and millions of Russians starved to death unmercifully. The grain was then exported to foreign countries for hard cash so that Stalin could use the cash for the Soviet Union’s modernization programs. Basically, Russian grain in exchange for tractors and farm machinery from the West. The peasants were ruthlessly sacrificed to collectivization and mass starvation. Don’t believe a word Lobro says. He either lies or, more likely, actually believes the garbage he has been fed by the Stalin Propaganda Factory.
Sure, Stalin modernized Russia and plucked it out of the Middle Ages into the 20th century, but he did so by sacrificing roughly 50 million people (according to Sozhenitsyn, 66 million). Many of my Russian ancestors died as a result of this savage brute’s merciless policies.
Robert Conquest and Robert Service, 5-star academic historians, have documented all Stalin’s crimes in voluminous books. Lobro dismisses them with a sneer as lying agents for world Jewry. This comes from a man who boasted on this website that he had himself never read a single Stalin biography and had no intention of doing so! Preferring to get his information from internet conspiracy theory sites and the Stalin Propaganda Factory.
The fact that there is a Stalin cult in Russia right now—see this picture of a Stalin cult member showing his adoration for the saintly serial killer—does not prove that Stalin was a Great Leader, as Lobro illogically concludes. It simply proves that vast numbers of simple Russians have been nicely brainwashed by the Stalin Cultists. Go to the source documents and you will find that Stalin was almost universally loathed and feared by most of his contemporaries. The peasants would spit every time they uttered the word ‘Stalin’.
I guess Lobro doesn’t know that — or wish to know.
BROWNHAWK: Lobro has this blind spot about Stalin that makes him look ridiculous, which is very sad…..alas
COBBER : Stalin was a bully and thug who began his career as an enforcer in Lenin’s gang of bank robbers. He blew up the Tsar’s stagecoaches, with Russian families in them, and took a sadistic pleasure in seeing the horses’ bodies torn to bloody shreds. He would lick the horses’ blood on his fingertips. This was when he wasn’t torturing cats in the back street of Gori, his hometown in Georgia. (That was when he was still a street urchin).
PETER: This author (‘Lobro’) commits a monstrous, communist lie by whitewashing what this mass murder Stalin did to the Russian people. My wife’s grandparents are Armenian and they come from Yeravan. Her grandmother had an older brother who was anti-communist. One day, in 1937, there was a knock on the door and the NVKD took him to Siberia, never to be seen again. Your wonderful hero Stalin (an asshole) was the biggest butcher in human history, next to Mao from China. Get your facts straight!
COBBER : He started young, Stalin did, developing his cruel streak in early childhood. This was because he was an abused child. His drunken cobbler of a father would take the strap to him every night and hit him so hard that one of Stalin’s arms remained shrunken and deformed for life. He also had webbed toes, which made him limp, giving him a huge complex about his hideous appearance. I guess he couldn’t help it, lashing out at others to compensate for all the abuse he’d received in childhood.
THALIN: You are absolutely right [about Stalin’s evil]. My mother-in-law’s uncle was in gulags and survived. He came back emaciated with most of his teeth gone and scared to death to even talk about what he experienced. I can’t stand these idiots who always need someone to worship. Stalin, Hitler, Trump. I grew up in communist country. You can’t bullshit me. I also know that we have both communism and fascism here in the US of A and dimwitted yoyos like Lobro might get their wish.
EMMA K (edited for brevity, with ad hominem obscenities removed) : Thalin, I don’t know who you are but you have my full respect and sympathy for stating the facts about Stalin as you see them: a psychotic mass murderer who killed his own people, mostly the Christian proletariat.
Given that millions of Russians died in Stalin’s gulags—many of them tortured to death cruelly ON STALIN’S EXPRESS ORDERS! —never mind the exact figure—anyone who fatuously claims, as Lobro does, that Stalin didn’t order the death of a single human being in the Soviet Union and was a paragon of moral integrity, has to be guilty of a moral obscenity so monstrous as to defy belief.
SAKI: Everyone knows that Stalin was total dictator in the Soviet Union from 1928 on until his death in 1953, with no checks or balances on his absolute power. So everything bad that happened in the Soviet Union for the next 25 years has his signature on it. He not only signed all the death warrants personally but also attended torture sessions in the dungeons of the Lubyanka and sat in a corner gloating at the screams and suffering.
I’m not going to waste my time giving “evidence” to Lobro who is not interested in evidence if it comes from Stalin detractors. Solzhenitsyn is full of descriptions of the horrors of the Lubyanka where he was himself a prisoner.
By the way, it was Solzhenitsyn who claimed that the Stalin regime killed 66 million people, so it’s hard to see how Lobro can defend Stalin.
Lobro is either an outright liar or he is suffering from some very strange brain disorder. I don’t know a thing about this guy, so I’ve no reason to hate him or gang up against him like he accuses most people here of doing who dare to point out the many gaps in his education and don’t like his nasty way of talking to people, especially to women.
FRANKLIN RYCKAERT : The following quotes are often attributed to Stalin :
# “For some people, four walls are three too many.”
(meaning: you only need one wall for an execution).
# “The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic.”
# “You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs.”
# “Death solves all problems – no man, no problem.”
# “We will hang the capitalists with the rope that they sell us.”
# “Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why would we let them have ideas?”
# “Quantity has a quality all its own”.
CB (to Admin) : Why did you publish this trashy article praising Stalin? Are you out of your mind?
“Stalin liberated Auschwitz!” So announced Afshin Rattansi on RT. Do all big-time gangsters in Mumbai sport a Stalin-like moustache?…
Alas, Adolf Hitler’s attempts to liberate the Soviet communist death camps didn’t succeed. Unlike at Dachau and Auschwitz, where the Jewish prisoners were found alive and well, it was a different story when the Germans, in 1941, entered Stalin’s NKVD dungeons in the city of Lviv in west Ukraine — part of eastern Poland in those days.
What did the Germans find in Stalin’s dungeons? Well-fed prisoners enjoying life? No, they found only mountains of emaciated corpses, including women and children, each with a bullet through the back of the neck.
Funny how Comrade Stalin, the greatest mass murderer of all times, gets to be a ‘liberator’, no less, while Adolf Hitler is being berated to this day for no other reason than military failure.
So where is the moral in this officially endorsed WW2 fable? In the gutter. Hitler gets the shame, and all the glory goes to the mass-murdering monster Stalin. The same man who laughed when told his Red Army was running riot in Germany and raping and torturing 2 million German women to death, hacking their breasts off and even raping geriatric women in hospitals and old bedridden nuns in their convents.
The author of this article, “LOBRO: WHY I ADMIRE STALIN” is a man beneath contempt. Respecting a man like this is impossible. He has to be a sadistic psychopath himself for suggesting brazenly on this website that this foul beast never even sanctioned the death of a SINGLE Russian in his gulags and torture dungeons.
I suggest that the Darkmoon site have nothing more to do with this dirty little pervert who has been accurately described here as “Stalin’s c***sucker.” That’s exactly what he is.
Goodbye! Shame on the Darkmoon site for stooping so low as to publish this foul and filthy trash.
“Most Russians like Stalin because he in fact never hurt any of their ancestors. What if it turns out that Stalin NEVER SANCTIONED KILLING EVEN ONE RUSSIAN?” — Lobro, ‘Why I Admire Stalin’
SAKI: (to Admin) : I’ve no idea why you published this ridiculous article—“Why I Admire Stalin”. Is this meant to be taken as a cruel satire? Anyone who believes Stalin never killed a single person in his gulags and torture chambers has to belong in a loony bin.
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How Many Died Under Stalin?
By Lasha Darkmoon
I have been persuaded by my editor to offer this end-note to the above article. It is high relevant to the subject matter under discussion and is basically a transcript of an email sent to a correspondent of mine (on 18 January) who had written to me about Stalin asking how many people in the Soviet Union Stalin had killed.
WRP (full name withheld) : I have only learned of this over the past two years and have been through quite a bit desperately trying to get the word out. In 2018, my own family took legal action against me for ‘wrongthink’. I’m an American from CA and I recently moved to the south to get away from them.
I’ve had people challenge me on the 66 million number, asking me to ‘break that down’. I’ve read it in many places. I think Solzhenitsyn is the original person to note this number. David Duke mentions it in his books and says it’s hard to know exactly but it’s definitely at least 20 million and possibly 100 million or more. Was wondering if you could help me with more information to break down the numbers?
Thanks so much for your time.
LD (Jan 18, 2020, 2:04 PM) : The question you ask is a valid one: how many native born Russians were killed as a result of the Bolshevik (or Russian) Revolution of 1917? The answer: there is no magic number on which all authorities agree. Sozhenitsyn’s 66 million figure is just one of many guesstimates and is not widely accepted by most conservative scholars. It is thought to be too high.
It is now widely believed by most mainstream authorities that a minimum of 20 million perished as a result of the bloodthirsty line taken by the part-Jew Lenin and his non-Jewish Georgian successor Stalin who was supreme dictator in the Soviet Union from 1928 to his death in March 1953. This 20 million figure is now seen by many as the lowest benchmark figure, with the actual figure being more than twice that. An acceptable figure, in my opinion, would be about 50 million from 1917 to 1953. And this is the figure cited in a prestigious British newspaper—I haven’t made it up. “Soviets admit Stalin killed 50 million,” The Sunday Times, London, April 17, 1988. (See below).
Then there is a controversial quote purportedly from Sozhenitsyn which mentions the 66 million figure. Highly committed extreme antisemites like Eustace Mullins like to quote this 66-million figure—see The Secret Holocaust— because it sounds impressively high. Most people who like bandying about the magic 66-million figure seem to have obtained it either from Solzhenitsyn or Mullins. I first saw the 66-million figure in the Mullins article which had a tremendous impact on me when I first read it many years ago.
Here is the controversial quote by Solzhenitsyn:
Is the quote genuine? I wouldn’t be surprised to learn it’s a fake quote. The overblown phrase “the blood maddened Jewish terrorists” doesn’t sound like something that would flow from the subtle pen of Solzhenitsyn, and yet the 66 million figure seems to be closely associated with him. If the figure is indeed Solzhenitsyn’s, we are still left with certain tricky questions: Where did Solzhenitsyn get his figure from? Why should we trust his figure? On what documentation is it based?
The best place for you to begin your research into this ticklish question is to read this key 6000-word article by Max Weber: The Jewish Role in the Bolshevik Revolution and Russia’s Early Soviet Regime. Scroll down to footnotes 34-35 (esp. 35). This discusses in detail the exact numbers killed in the Soviet Union in the terror-stricken years when Lenin and Stalin were in control (1917-1953). The fact that Weber makes no mention of Solzhenitsyn’s 66-million figure tells me he doesn’t regard the Solzhenitsyn figure as authentic or reliable.
Here are footnotes 34 and 35 in full:
n34. Review/article by Robert Conquest in The New York Review of Books, Sept. 23, 1993, p. 27.; In the “Great Terror” years of 1937-1938 alone, Conquest has calculated, approximately one million were shot by the Soviet secret police, and another two million perished in Soviet camps. R. Conquest, The Great Terror (New York: Oxford, 1990), pp. 485-486. Conquest has estimated that 13.5 to 14 million people perished in the collectivization (“dekulakization”) campaign and forced famine of 1929-1933. R. Conquest, The Harvest of Sorrow (New York: Oxford, 1986), pp. 301-307.
n35. Russian professor Igor Bestuzhev-Lada, writing in a 1988 issue of the Moscow weekly Nedelya, suggested that during the Stalin era alone (1935-1953), as many as 50 million people were killed, condemned to camps from which they never emerged, or lost their lives as a direct result of the brutal “dekulakization” campaign against the peasantry. “Soviets admit Stalin killed 50 million,” The Sunday Times, London, April 17, 1988.
R. J. Rummel, a professor of political science at the University of Hawaii, has recently calculated that 61.9 million people were systematically killed by the Soviet Communist regime from 1917 to 1987. R. J. Rummel, Lethal Politics: Soviet Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1917 (Transaction, 1990).
See infographic here.
Finally, an invaluable (and highly respected) source of information is “The Black Book of Communism”. This mentions far higher figures—100 million and more—but these figures cover a longer time frame, far beyond the death of Stalin and into the modern era right up to the collapse of Communism in December 1991. It includes Communist atrocities in China, Cambodia and other Asian countries.
For “Crimes of Communism: Estimated number of victims”, click HERE. (Note that this reiterates the conservative benchmark figure of 20 MILLION for the SOVIET UNION).
I hope I have provided you with a starting point for your research. Of one thing we can be certain: tens of millions of innocent (non-Jewish) people died during the Bolshevik Revolution and its aftermath, a revolution that was essentially Marxist in origin and driven forward mostly by an elite corps of fanatical Jews. That Stalin had a hand in the mass murder of millions of his own people between 1917 and 1953 is a fact that no sane person can doubt, and anyone who denies this must be out of touch with reality.