Saturday, October 5, 2013

Joseph Stalin's Comeback

Actually, I don't think he's "poised" for a comeback. Shoot, he's rehabilitated for all practical purposes. It's just a matter of the continued raising of the proletariat's "revolutionary consciousness." The Democrat Party class warfare agenda is doing that right here at home.

More on that later.

Meanwhile, at WSJ, "Statue of Limitations Runs Out for Keeping Stalin Off His Pedestal: Hometown to Resurrect Bronze of Dictator, Move It to Museum; Mugs, T-Shirts, Vodka":
GORI, Georgia—Under cover of darkness here three years ago, municipal workers tore down a giant statue of this ramshackle town's most famous son: Joseph Stalin.

The 20-foot-high bronze sculpture of the former Soviet dictator, which stood on a 30-foot pedestal in Gori's central square for six decades, was dumped face down in an abandoned airfield 13 miles away. Georgia's government said the statue would be "consigned to the dustbin of history" and permanently removed from public display.

Now, "Uncle Joe" is poised for a controversial comeback.

Local officials this summer won approval from a Tbilisi court to resurrect the bronze ode to the man of steel, after petitioning Georgia's new government, which favors healing ruptured ties with Russia. The decision will see the statue restored on the grounds of Gori's Stalin Museum in time for his birthday on Dec. 21. The move has rekindled a decadeslong debate about the legacy of a man whose name has become synonymous with institutionalized brutality and oppression.

Many people are horrified in Georgia, a former Soviet state turned U.S. ally that boasts one of the world's only avenues named after George W. Bush. President Mikhail Saakashvili said the decision was "an unimaginably barbaric anti-Georgian, anti-national, anti-state act," that would place Georgia "in international isolation." But the former dictator's resurrection has been welcomed by many other Georgians and cheered in his hometown, where the Stalinist cult of personality remains intact.
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"Uncle Joe's" cult of personality.

Kinda like "Uncle Barry's" cult of personality. Lots of people cheer this stuff, otherwise you'd never see a return to respectability of one of the 20th century's most brutal mass murderers.

Never say "it couldn't happen here." It's already happening with the Democrat Party's statist-totalitarian agenda.