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BA Deere
Honored Advisor

The Kulak & the Prom Queen

History rhymes 

https://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/genocide/stalin.htm  

snip: 

Stalin also imposed the Soviet system of land management known as collectivization. This resulted in the seizure of all privately owned farmlands and livestock, in a country where 80 percent of the people were traditional village farmers. Among those farmers, were a class of people called Kulaks by the Communists. They were formerly wealthy farmers that had owned 24 or more acres, or had employed farm workers. Stalin believed any future insurrection would be led by the Kulaks, thus he proclaimed a policy aimed at "liquidating the Kulaks as a class."

Declared "enemies of the people," the Kulaks were left homeless and without a single possession as everything was taken from them, even their pots and pans. It was also forbidden by law for anyone to aid dispossessed Kulak families. Some researchers estimate that ten million persons were thrown out of their homes, put on railroad box cars and deported to "special settlements" in the wilderness of Siberia during this era, with up to a third of them perishing amid the frigid living conditions. Men and older boys, along with childless women and unmarried girls, also became slave-workers in Soviet-run mines and big industrial projects.

Back in the Ukraine, once-proud village farmers were by now reduced to the level of rural factory workers on large collective farms. Anyone refusing to participate in the compulsory collectivization system was simply denounced as a Kulak and deported.

A propaganda campaign was started utilizing eager young Communist activists who spread out among the country folk attempting to shore up the people's support for the Soviet regime. However, their attempts failed. Despite the propaganda, ongoing coercion and threats, the people continued to resist through acts of rebellion and outright sabotage. They burned their own homes rather than surrender them. They took back their property, tools and farm animals from the collectives, harassed and even assassinated local Soviet authorities. This ultimately put them in direct conflict with the power and authority of Joseph Stalin.

Soviet troops and secret police were rushed in to put down the rebellion. They confronted rowdy farmers by firing warning shots above their heads. In some cases, however, they fired directly at the people. Stalin's secret police (GPU, predecessor of the KGB) also went to work waging a campaign of terror designed to break the people's will. GPU squads systematically attacked and killed uncooperative farmers.

11 Replies
sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

Re: The Kulak & the Prom Queen

When you study history and read about the mongols conquering Muslim cities and executing 100's of thousands in a day. They had a system were each man was assigned 100 people to behead.

Or you read about Alexander and realize hitler was an amateur in comparison.

Genetically we are those same people.   What separates us from them is a very thin line of civility.  When you read about how many were shot in NY just this week you wonder how thin that line is.

IH3719492
Senior Contributor

Re: The Kulak & the Prom Queen

There is no separation in the flesh.  The only separation is our society is mostly based in the belief of the blood of Jesus Christ.  Anything less and the flesh rules the day.  

The cabalists have worked hard to erase our heritage and any connection to that very basic moral corner stone.  

cmilligan1958g
Senior Contributor

Re: The Kulak & the Prom Queen


@IH3719492 wrote:

There is no separation in the flesh.  The only separation is our society is mostly based in the belief of the blood of Jesus Christ.  Anything less and the flesh rules the day.  

The cabalists have worked hard to erase our heritage and any connection to that very basic moral corner stone.  


Spot on. Most of the population of the world will be dead within ten years. These are the very last of the end times. Everyone will go on existing in the next life, in one of two places. Those that have the Son of God as their Savior will exist in Paradise. Everyone else will exist in torment for ever and ever. 🔥🔥🔥💀🔥🔥🔥

rsbs
Veteran Advisor

Re: The Kulak & the Prom Queen

BA, good title, and spot on and timely essay.

"hate" might be too strong of a word.....maybe "detest" is a better choice.....but those two twin doofuses that post here....I think everyone knows the twain of which I speak, ( bj and nutz...whoops...I gave away the answer) would say what on earth is wrong with taking all the possessions of these Kulaks, and for that I detest them absolutely.

People that have benefited all of their lives from a capitalistic society, and managed to piss away any chance they had as individuals to get ahead, and now resent their successful neighbors...are detestable.

 

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: The Kulak & the Prom Queen

The initial mistake was when the Czar freed the serfs a few decades before. Similar to Louis XIV doing some modest reform, which went bad for XVI.

For a number of historical reasons, a lot of the Kulaks were descendants of Mennonites and others who Catherine the Great settled in the Ukraine and S. Russia to feed the empire because the feudal system, Cossacks etc. were bad at farming.

You should just be happy every day that your ancestors won the lottery and picked the right place to emigrate to. 

Becoming terrorists is not called for.

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: The Kulak & the Prom Queen

Like, say, Cuba, Russia was a somewhat deficient society ante revolucion.

And Russia remains so, under the bootheel of a dictator and his oligarchs. And a Potemkin church.

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: The Kulak & the Prom Queen

I suppose the sclerotic Romanovs would have hung on for a few decades more had the war not weakened their position. Perhaps the inevitable would have been yielded to in a less terrible form.

But anyway, now that we won that one and actual communists are like wooly mammoths, it hasn’t slowed Birchers down a bit.

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: The Kulak & the Prom Queen

One of the issues between the Bolsheviks and the Mennonites was that Catherine had promised to honor their pacifism in perpetuity.

The Bolsheviks demanded universal conscription*, like the libertarian Confederates.

*unless you owned 10 slaves.

BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: The Kulak & the Prom Queen

Yep, about 240-250 years 

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