Wednesday, January 27, 2010
"The Soviet Story"
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about progressives and how they want to change our history and traditions. Since then I have learned a little more about how socialists change history and traditions. Edvins Snore, a Latvian filmmaker, wrote and directed a documentary entitled "The Soviet Story". After his film was released in Russia, this man was burned in effigy on the streets of Moscow by young hoodlums who blamed him for rewriting the nation's history. He wrote a special article for Glenn Beck's newsletter, from which the following information came. He made his documentary film because he wanted "to show the world the history of those nations, millions of people, who lived behind the Iron Curtain, under Soviet occupation." The current Russian text books apparently depict Stalin as a successful manager, but they fail to note that under his "successful management" there were 7 million Ukrainians who were "intentionally starved to death." Under his management "whole nations and ethnic groups were wiped off the map." In 1940 the Soviets invaded the three Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia and deported all the people to Siberia. Then millions of settler from Russia moved into the Baltic States. The Soviets did much the same thing in the Ukraine. In 1944 the Soviets deported the whole Chechen nation - men, women and children - to Central Asia. The people were loaded into cattle trucks and moved in one day - February 23, 1944. Only 80 percent of the people survived the move. The impact of the Soviet actions in these nations is evident today. The former Soviet republics are free democracies now, but their societies are divided in both their ethics and ideals. These divisions increase the risks of conflict and instability. This documentary shows footage of the renowned British playwright Bernard Shaw calling for extermination of "parasite classes" in the 1930s. It also includes footage of the Soviet-Nazi friendship during the early part of World War II.