The Maddest of the Mad Out Of The Left Wing Groups
If you are looking for a group of Leftist misfits that are really ‘out there’, then the Socialist Workers Party, or the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) will surely be too tame for you. If you are looking for the ultimate in Leftist revisionism then what you need is The Stalin Society. Yes there is a society, based in Britain who truly believe that a dictator who murdered millions has been badly written up by historians.
The Stalin Society, a real group with real people that have real meetings (the next one is in Doncaster by the way) dedicate themselves to reclaiming the legacy of Comrade Stalin. According to their website::
“The Stalin Society was formed in 1991 to
defend Stalin and his work on the basis of fact and to refute capitalist, revisionist, opportunist and Trotskyist propaganda directed against him. “
They do this by publishing long apologias for Stalin and deny those crimes that occurred during his reign of terror. If the causes they were supporting weren’t so misguided and grisly, then some of the articles could almost be comical.
Treat yourself to the following dainties;
The Katyn Massacre according to the Stalin society was carried out by the Germans and it was partially the fault of the Poles for not wanting to be ‘liberated’ by Stalin.
Ukrainian famine, again according to the Stalin Society, this was nothing to do with Communism or Stalin but was all the fault of American journalists not telling the truth.
Basically according to the Stalin Society, any crime that is attributed to him, or the Soviet Union is a load of lies put out by the capitalists.
It is amazing how a group of people can so completely disregard evidence of the famines, the disappearances, the show trials, the gulags and the mass graves that characterise the rule of Stalin, and instead make him out to be a poor misunderstood champion of the workers.
Although the Stalin Society is a small extremist group following a discredited and embarrassing bit of Leftisim, the fact that they can ignore horrendous crimes if those crimes disrupt their particular worldview, should give people outside the left cause for concern. If a group of lefties can be so unrealistic as to rehabilitate Stalin what other ‘elephants in the room’ are the political left failing to see?
I’d advise a visit to the Stalin Society website because not only will you see good writers talking complete bollocks, but you also get the spectacle of a Communist group behaving in a very capitalist manner by selling paper copies of the website articles for up to a couple of quid a throw, which is a bit incongruous.
Surely the Stalin Society are one of the oddest groups on the political Left that can be found. It is interesting that even now there are educated people trying to convince others that Stalin is not a villain, but is a hero instead. Delusions don’t come much bigger than that.
The Stalin Society