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July 24, 2004  -- The Most Amazing Thing About Communism

July 24, 2004 --  The Communist Conspiracy Was a Mess

July 24, 2004  -- The Greatest Victory Ever Won in Political Warfare Will Never be Recorded


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                                    The Most Amazing Thing About Communism                                    

As always, nobody but me ever notices the most incredible thing about Communism.  It is such an enormous elephant in history's living room that no one will ever notice it.
Communism never accomplished ANYTHING.  In Russia, an average population of two hundred million people over a period of seventy years did not produce one single thing.   After Five Year Plan after Five Year Plan, the Russian economy today is about half the size of the economy of the Netherlands.  The Russian economy of 1913 could have competed better in the world than the one Russia was left with when Communism fell.
There is not one single consumer good that anybody wants that came out of seventy years of Communism.  Every single one of their "scientific" accomplishments came from their spies in the West.
Liberals hate that.  What happened is very simple: a bunch of "intellectuals" like Lenin and Trotsky took over Russia and ran the economy according to "plans" made by people exactly like the leftist professors who rule our campuses today.  What happened was what exactly what any rational person would know would happen.  It was laughable.
Conservatives hate this.   They want Communism to have been a great threat.  It was, but not for the reasons a conservative is allowed to talk abut, as I will explain in the next article.
Conservatives need for Communism to have been a great ECONOMIC power.   In the early 1950s I was studying economics, and all the CIA reports showed how enormous the Soviet economy and how it was growing.   This was Allen Dulles' CIA, there was nothing leftist about it.
A tiny group of economists fought this nonsense.  One of them was my professor of Russian economics grad school, Dr. Warren Nutter.  When I was there the University of Virginia graduate school was one of the most famous on earth.  It was a sanctuary for conservative economists, so they got the best.   Nutter was not one of the two in my graduate faculty who later got Nobel Prizes, but he was world famous.
One major reason I did not finish my dissertation was that the new dean who took over when I went off to teach had sworn he would clean out that nest of right-wingers.  He did, so my professors went and won their Nobel Prized elsewhere.
But the total, no, the predictable and hilarious failure of Communism, a bunch of dumbass leftist college professors trying to do something, was a secret only we knew.
The CIA error was repeated by everybody.  As I explain in detail in Why Johnny Can't Think: America's Professor-Priesthood, the CIA distortion was what liberals wanted to believe, so there were ten thousand professor ready to line up to swear it was true.  The left and the right were both solidly behind this nonsense.
The only thing stupider than the left is the middle of the road, and Communism's great economic achievements was truly the middle of the road.
But we slowly won the argument.  Even the CIA finally backed down and admitted how laughable Communist "economics" was by 1980.  Finally, when the Soviet empire collapsed overnight, we saw the pitiful results.


                                        The Communist Conspiracy Was a Mess                                       


At the end of World War I it looked as if Communism would very soon own Europe.   The people were desperate, actual starvation was everywhere.  In that insane War, every traditional institution in Europe had totally discredited itself.  The Communist thugs owned the streets.
Then various kinds of fascists took back the streets.   They were called "nihilistic" because they did not back any ideology.  They were a pure reaction to the Reds.  Remember, every institution in Europe, businessmen, the church and all the rest had backed this pointless and insane disaster.  At base, the fascist groups were nothing but a nose-to-nose confrontation with the Reds on the streets.
But soon Mussolini and the Hitlers and Francos and the Salazars began to turn these anti-Communist reaction is into ideologies.
According to conservative, a well-oiled machine called the Communist Conspiracy now wheeled into position to fight back the threat.    With over forty years knee-deep in this kind of political warfare I can tell you that's not the way it worked.
The Communist Conspiracy was a mess.   This fascist reaction caught the Communists totally by surprise.  Professional Communist intellectuals said not to worry abut it.   It was just blip on the screen in the inevitable march of the proletarian revolution.   No one did more than Russia to help the German military machine avoid the restriction of the Versailles Treaty and keep up Germany's military power.  German forces trained in Russia.
If you think the Communist Conspiracy is a well-oiled ingenious machine, you really need to read the books written about the Soviet Union saved German military strength after World War I.  We are dealing with a movement run by a bunch of dumbass college professors and bookish revolutionaries like Lenin and thugs like Stalin who never did a thing in their whole lives that would teach them about reality.
Once again, what you read in whitakeronline is not even on the same planet with what you are used to reading about the whole history of Communism.  What you hear from the left is that there were no Communist agents inside the United States and all over Europe working for the Soviet Union.  So there could have been no worldwide Communist movement to undermine those fighting Communism.
On the right, you hear that the Roosevelt Administration was heavily infiltrated with Communists.   Conservatives say that the whole political left in America and Western Europe was almost entirely dedicated to aiding Moscow.
Lenin openly referred to his legions of "useful fools" in business, but he also referred to them throughout the political left.  He used them like puppets.  Some of them knew it, some of them didn't.
When the KGB files opened after the fall of the Soviet Union, we found that the conservatives were righter than even Senator Joseph McCarthy had imagined.
In fact, even in the 1960s hundreds of thousands of Americans announced publicly that they were Communists all through the highest levels of academia and all the places McCarthy had been denounced for saying there were Communists.
So were the conservatives proved right?  No.
What the conservatives were wrong about was certainly not the legions of Communists and Communist Front groups and "useful fools."  What they were wrong about was the perfect machine called the Communist Conspiracy which took direct orders from the political geniuses in Moscow.
The CIA thought those dumbass professors could run an economy.  Conservative thought those dumbass professors could run a Conspiracy.

          The Greatest Victory Ever Won in Political Warfare Will Never be Recorded        


Fascism grew in Europe and the Communist reaction to it was exactly wrong.  No historian will ever mention it, but Communists put Adolf Hitler into power.  After the 1932 German elections, the Communists and the Nazis had a majority of the German Parliament, the Reichstag.  No government could be formed without either the totalitarian Communists or the totalitarian Nazis.
In 1932 the German Communists could have prevented Germany from becoming a one-party anti-Soviet country if they had concentrated on that and not demanded power. They told Germany, "You must choose, Hitler or Communism."
The Communist "intellectuals" had struck again.  So Germany became Nazi.  Hitler announced his plans, again, of making Russia into German Lebensraum.  He and Japan signed the anti-Cominterm Pact.
And the brilliant, perfectly coordinated, ingenious, well-oiled International Communist Conspiracy STILL didn't get it.
God, I feel for the sane Communists of those days!   They were looking straight at the destruction of their whole system and the Leftist Homeland, and their geniuses and experts didn't see a damned thing.
Remember, no one in the whole multibillion-dollar complex of Soviet Analysis had the slightest idea in 1985 that the entire Soviet Empire and the Soviet Union itself would disappear in five years, and no one has had the slightest criticism of that fact.  You NEVER become an expert by being right.
But out in the sticks, some Bob Whitaker types on the far let were doing something about it.   I cannot put a lifetime of experience into a book, let alone an article, so let me tell you in comic form what happened.  One of these days, this is going to be how history records what happened.
All that stood between Hitler and Russia was Poland, a country which had been divided between different countries in Europe so many times they had lost count.   It had been put back together by the Versailles Treaty in 1919, and it lay between Stalin's USSR and Hitler's German Reich.  By 1938 the Versailles Treaty had fallen apart and everybody knew Poland was going to go back to being German territory or Soviet territory.  After World War II it became Soviet territory.
Soviet survival hung by a thread.  And what were revolutionary Geniuses in Moscow doing?  They were still working with Hitler.  There is a bizarre bit of Marxist theory that explains this, but we don't have time.
In that decisive moment, someone had been grooming Stalin's savior.  There was a guy named Winston Churchill.  He was a big name in Britain and had been personally responsible for the total insane disaster of Gallipoli in the First World War.  His father had been a big man in the British Government and had ruined himself by quitting the Parliament because he was upset.    They never asked him back and he lost all power and retired from politics.
Winston Churchill had just done the same thing.  He was in retirement, his political career ruined.
Talk about a "useful fool" let me tell you about this Churchill guy.  Everybody could see that America towered over the world to the west of Europe.  International Communism was a major power in every country in Europe and the Soviet Union was ready to take over Eastern Europe if they could get Hitler out of the way.
So how did Churchill view the whole situation?  Churchill was obsessed by the "Balance of power" in Europe.  This "balance of power" was the theory Britain had adhered to when Europe was master of the world.  It was why Britain spent twenty years defeating Napoleon.   As far as Churchill was concerned, the only real problem was this new Napoleon over in Germany.
Churchill said, "I would ally myself with Satan Himself to defeat Napoleon, I mean Hitler."
This was the guy who could save the Leftist Homeland!
It was a VERY close call.  If Churchill had not demanded war against Hitler, and Hitler alone, after Hitler and Stalin divided up Poland, the entire German Army would have been all the way to Siberia in a couple of years.    The Japanese would have met them somewhere in Siberia.
There is much more to the story.  Hitler's ambassador in Japan was a Stalinist, and he had more to do with destroying the Third Reich than any of the Moscow Geniuses.  The daughter of the American ambassador to Berlin in the 1930s was a Stalinist.  These two facts have been a matter of public record since the 1940s.  Even the most liberal historian will not deny them.
With all this on their side, the Experts and Geniuses of the Communist Conspiracy not only didn't save the Soviet Union, they stood in the way the whole time.  It's one hell of story.
And it will never be told.




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