People who hold this almost religious reverence for the Constitution and treat it as some god-given, unquestionable set of commandments instead of a document written by rich, slave-owning white men to advance their interests are the fucking worst.
Nazis are scum
National Socialists are scum
Stalinists are scum
Fascists are scum
Capitalists are scum
Scum scum scum.
Stalinists are literally butt buddies with any form of marxism-leninism really
I am from this point forward going to buddy my butt to any marxist-leninist who’ll have it.
Whenever someone is called a Stalinist, it’s generally a caricature or an epitaph.
The people who could be considered Stalinists don’t identify as such, because Stalinism is an era of soviet history (like parallely but not metaphorically Reaganism is for America), not a philosophy in and of itself.
"Stalinist" is what most ultra-leftists and Trotskyists call genuine Marxist-Leninists.
how ahistorical do u have to be to develop a hatred for something like “stalinism”
Anonymous asked: Is it true that Stalin made people work 12 hours a day in order to industrialize Russia? I've also heard that workers who didn't meet their very high quotas were punished by taking a 10% cut in their wages.
The working day was reduced to seven hours for almost all workers under Stalin’s rule, which is noted in the 1936 Constitution (which you can view here http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/stalin/works/1936/12/05.htm ). The quotas for the first several five-year plans were actually generally quite over-fulfilled, and at the time the USSR experienced the spontaneous Stakhanovite movement which actually resulted in increased wages for many workers. Additionally, soviet workers at the time held a significant amount of power over factory directors. This was exemplified by the courts which only workers could use to take directors to (and not vice versa) to report abuses, the trade unions (which acted as day-to-day administrators and could nullify decisions made by directors to reprimand workers) and also by the efforts of the party during the Great Purge to encourage the criticism of directors by workers. In general, it was the factory directors (who had far less power than they had responsibility to meet plan quotas) who received punishment for not meeting production quotas, for example:
" The Soviet enterprise director (or plant director) under socialism was held personally responsible and accountable for the organization of the production process in its human, technical and bookkeeping dimensions. Responsibility was concentrated in the individual, in accordance with the principle of "one-man management" advocated in the early 1920s by Lenin along with the other measures that made up the first stage of NEP. It was a principle designed to overcome the confusion, evasion of responsibility and production breakdowns that were all too frequent in the early period of spontaneous factory seizures and primitive workers’ "self-management" and it was preserved and even to a certain extent reinforced in the period of planned economy. The director’s responsibility under the system was in fact even heavier than that of a plant manager under capitalism, because the Soviet director was bound both technically and legally by the economic plan which prescribed in considerable detail what was to be produced and when. As Stalin emphasized in a speech at the 15th Party Congress in 1927, "Our plans are not forecast plans, not guesswork plans, but directive plans, which are binding upon our leading bodies… ." (Works, Vol. 10 p. 335). This meant that a director who failed to fulfill the plan was violating the law, could be brought before a court and if found guilty of conscious misdoing, sentenced to death as a saboteur."- Nicolaus, Martin. Restoration of capitalism in the USSR. Chicago: Liberator Press, 1975. Print.Edit: Oh and I know the post you’re referring to (the comment on one of marxism-leninism-maoism’s post) and the commenter is a literal shit-for-brains.
things about capitalism people take for granted:
if you don’t prove your worth (and not to society at large, but specifically to the people who already have the money), you’ll literally fucking die. this is considered totally normal and not at all evidence that the system is evil