With one notable exception, this thread has been interesting and stimulating to me. The article linked by snowbird about the NK guards under threat of execution is valid information that I appreciate. You don't have to respond at all, you know.Just a suggestion. It's not meant to tell people what to do. I think the past several pages have made it pretty clear whether trying to respond to/educate/argue with a troll is successful.
That's true. Some border guards and soldiers were killed while trying to cross the border and East German border guards were under orders to shoot people crossing illegally but the guards would not be shot for not doing so. They would just have been put in jail.
Tragic. Punitive psychiatry is alive and well, I see.The origins of what would soon become the KGB, and Cuba today. http://blog.victimsofcommunism.org/the-cheka-lenins-tool-of-terror/ http://victimsofcommunism.org/despite-promised-reform-cuban-regime-still-assaults-dissident-artists/
On that note:Tragic. Punitive psychiatry is alive and well, I see.
Interestingly, Democrats are currently trying the same strategy on Trump. Alan Dershowitz (Hillary voter) recently noted the parallel, quite angrily."It's a purely Soviet procedure. Make accusations and then end things by locking someone up in a psychiatric facility."
Take the agitprop elsewhere please
How many times must it be pointed out: Lenin's Bolsheviks did not overthrow the Tsar! Tsar Nicholas II abdicated in March 1917; a Provisional democratic government was set up under Alexander Kerensky. Unfortunately Kerensky made the very unwise decision to have Russia continue involvement in WWI. Russia was in the midst of an ongoing civil war, which the Bolsheviks took advantage of and seized power in October. That is what the Bolsheviks overthrew, a burgeoning democracy that was stifled in it's infancy!I think it is always so: if one starts a revolution against something bad (against dictatorship, for example), he can't be sure that he fights for something good.