i read some really interesting history today - transcripts from the 10th Congress of the Russian Communist Party:
The way the enemies of the proletariat take advantage of every deviation from a thoroughly consistent commu- nist line was perhaps most strikingly shown in the case of the Kronstadt mutiny, when the bourgeois counter-revolutionaries and whiteguards in all countries of the world immediately expressed their readiness to accept the slogans of the Soviet system, if only they might thereby secure the overthrow of the dictatorship of the proletariat in Russia, and when the Socialist-Revolutionaries and the bourgeois counter-revolutionaries in general resorted in Kronstadt to slogans calling for an insurrection against the Soviet Government of Russia ostensibly in the interest of the Soviet power. These facts fully prove that the whiteguards strive, and are able, to disguise themselves as Communists, and even as the most Left-wing Communists, solely for the purpose of weakening and destroying the bulwark of the proletarian revolution in Russia.
9 Preliminary Draft Resolution Of
The Tenth Congress Of The R.C.P.
On The Syndicalist And Anarchist Deviation In Our Party
1. A syndicalist and anarchist deviation has been definitely revealed in our Party in the past few months. It calls for the most resolute measures of ideological struggle and also for purging the Party and restoring its health.
2. The said deviation is due partly to the influx into the Party of former Mensheviks, and also of workers and peasants who have not yet fully assimilated the communist world outlook. Mainly, however, this deviation is due to the influence exercised upon the proletariat and on the Russian Communist Party by the petty-bourgeois element, which is exceptionally strong in our country, and which inavitably engenders vacillation towards anarchism, particularly at a time when the condition of the masses has greatly deteriorated as a consequence of the crop failure and the devastating effects of war, and when the demobilisation of the army numbering millions sets loose hundreds and hundreds of thousands of peasants and workers unable immediately to find regular means of livelihood.
3. The most theoretically complete and clearly defined expression of this deviation (or : one of the most complete, etc., expressions of this deviation) is the theses and other literary productions of the so-called Workers’ Opposition group. Sufficiently illustrative of this is, for example, the following thesis propounded by this group: “The organisation of the management of the national economy is the function of an All-Russia Congress of Producers organised in industrial unions which shall elect a central body to run the whole of the national economy of the Republic.”
this is a fascinating piece of history. this represents a point where the now-entrenched Bolshevik Party, of the supposedly worked-controlled economy of Russia, orchestrated a violent wrenching of control away from the proletariat they claimed to represent.
the Workers' Opposition were actually members of the Communist Party, composed of trade union leaders and administrators of industry. their demands were that direct representatives chosen by workers should by the ones to manage the economy - that the Communist Party should stop interfering in it. as the Kronstadt mutinies mentioned earlier in the document make clear, the Soviet economy had entered a state of severe disrepair - this same 10th Congress that had issued this document also implemented a new economic policy, with mild 'liberalization' (relinquishment of government control) of some parts of the economy, in attempt to address how destructive the government's role had become.
these events cut directly to the deception that the Bolsheviks had pulled over the eyes of Russia. notice how, in the quoted text, Mensheviks, the Kronstadt rebellion, and most insanely, anarcho-syndicalists, are painted as 'petty bourgeoisie', 'whiteguards', and 'counter-revolutionaries'. Lenin and his writers were performing the classic political move of 'painting the oppressed as the oppressors'.
in fact, as the educated know (i love saying that), Lenin and his troops had overthrown Tsar Nicholas with arms and money supplied by Wall Street banks:
Russia had historically been a major battleground for their power structure, as shown by their attempts through their pawn Napoleon to gain control of Russia a century prior, in the 1812 invasion of Russia by the Napoleonic Empire:
which had failed in the end, giving way again to the 303-year rule of the Romanov dynasty. in the end, the Romanov dynasty fell to the Bolshevik revolt, in the name of popular justice against the bourgeoisie (upper class) oppressors. however, as is so often the case in history, the surface appearance was false. the 'popular revolt' had been orchestrated by rulers behind the scenes, who simply wished to use popular sentiment to overpower their rivals. the Romanov regime of Russia gave way to the Rothschild regime of Russia. people will believe what they will about who was responsible for orchestrating the oppression of the U.S.S.R., but one thing is for absolutely for certain - Lenin and the Bolsheviks never seriously believed that they were using their powers for the good of the people. they stooped so low as to describe anarcho-syndicalists, people who are for the total democratization of wealth, as puppets of the 'bourgeoisie', a lie that simply cannot have been believed by anyone in political power who spoke it.
and so, at the 10th Congress of the R.C.P., the total lie that the 1917 October Revolution was supposed to supply the citizenry with economic justice was fully revealed - Lenin and his ilk only wished to continue perpetual dictatorship by themselves, in the name of a 'dictatorship of the proletariat'. workers were denied even corruptible representation, and were made - by force - to accept the economic system of the Communist Party.
this is a crystal-clear depiction of the principle narrative of history - the wants of the ruling class taking precedenec over the wants of the people, and the total lie that nails that injustice in place.
"Doctor Zhivago" (1965): workers march in Stalinist Russia