Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity-Martin Luther King, Jr.
It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance-Thomas Sowell.
Joseph Stalin.. “Who is he?”, non-historians ask. How ignorant of Weltpolitik! I mean who doesn’t know Joseph Stalin. Uncle Joe was the person who detained 1,548,366 persons, of whom 681,692 were shot – an average of 1,000 executions a day.. That’s not too bad is it? We can easily and clearly see why the Putin refuses to further declassify Stalin’s documents to be released to the general public. This is was not just any ruthless leader he was and still is the world’s second most ruthless dictator. This is the man who said:
Death is the solution to all problems. No man – no problem
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
Short introduction to Stalin (only takes up 4 minutes of your entire life):
But this post will focus more on the unknown side of Stalin. The side where the horrors of child abuse and poverty in Georgia still played in Stalin’s mind every day and night. This was where the darkness of the abyss had resided in Joe’s mind. Stalin or his real name Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili used to be a criminal (of course this was before he turned nuts and killed millions of people) – armed bank robberies was his gig. But what had caused him to be so violent in nature? I mean he was arrested and exiled a couple of times by the Tsar’s Secret Police but this had not deter him one bit. Why? Simple. CHILD ABUSE. “His father a drunk who enjoyed battering his mother while giving painful lashes to his son, Stalin”, claims an Oxford Russian history lecturer.
This website basically sums up the entire life of Uncle Joe. From the moment he was born, year by year, until the very moment he died (alone in his bedroom). He was celebrated all around the USSR for being the man who stopped his nation from being occupied and annexed by Nazi Germany.
Lastly, this post will introduce 1 more video that might take a bit of time to watch. However, I promise you the knowledge gained from this video will be invaluable. It was aired by BBC 2 in 2003. Some of the commentaries are given by Robert Service, Russian History lecturer at the (none other then) University of Oxford! Enjoy and delve into his extensive knowledge: