The October Revolution reaches 100

What have socialists ever done that would make anyone think they care about other people? For myself, I cannot think of a thing. Socialist ideas have never, not in a single instance, not at any time in the whole of its history, improved the lives of the communities they ruled. Other than for its leaders, socialism has only caused misery for anyone who has been trapped inside a socialist regime.

This post is a reminder of what cannot be denied other than by liars or those with not a shred of historical memory, written in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Russia’s still celebrated October Revolution which was once the centre of a worldwide faith in a glorious future, that is, a glorious future once the tens of millions of regime opponents had been eliminated, driven into the gulag, or terrorised into silence. And while it was the “October” Revolution, that was old calendar, but in the new calendar that is the date we have now reached.

October Revolution, also called Bolshevik Revolution, (Oct. 24–25 [Nov. 6–7, New Style], 1917), the second and last major phase of the Russian Revolution of 1917, in which the Bolshevik Party seized power in Russia, inaugurating the Soviet regime.

Socialists seek political power by pretending they have answers to genuine problems but never do; they only make such problems infinitely worse. We will never be rid of problems, nor will we ever be rid of people who will tell you that if only they are put in charge, our problems would go away. Any community in which the majority of its population are unaware of this massive danger to their future lives is in perennially danger of falling into the abyss of a socialist governing clique taking power.

Here is the reality. The socialist left is filled with people whose lives are driven by envy and hatred for the productive, contented and self-reliant. Ruining their lives makes no one better off but does lay to waste the lives of everyone involved, other than those who take power. No one can any longer be unaware that every socialist so-called solution to our existential and economic problems has been disastrous for everyone but those who seize power. Every socialist leader is a Stasi agent lying in wait.

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34 Responses to The October Revolution reaches 100

  1. stackja

    Stalin, Mao, Fidel, a legacy written in blood applauded by today’s intelligentsia.

  2. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Don’t forget October 1895.

    Twenty-two years prior the Fabians opened the doors to the London School of Economics. Not a single shot was fired.

  3. Greg

    And those who seize the power initially will be replaced by others who wil purge them. So believing that being in the vanguard places you in a position of power is a short term delusion.

  4. rickw

    100 years later, vast piles of bodies later, and contemporary politics is full of socialists.

    Their every need having been provided for successfully by capitalism.

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    It’s fascinating that the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is in the same week as the 100th anniversary of Communism. The former was for truth and love, the latter is for propaganda and hate.

    An enduring feature of Communism, and its modern comrades Socialism and Green-Progressivism, is that under them Christianity is always persecuted.

  6. Entropy

    Sure Bruce. An all powerful state hates a competitor to its authority.

  7. Up The Workers!

    As a wise man once said: “You don’t make a poor man rich by making a rich man poorer.”

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  9. Baldrick

    Happy days around TheirABC staff water cooler as memoirs of past and current campaigns to inflict socialism on Australia are shared.

    Peace, Land and Bread comrade!

  10. gbees

    “Socialists seek political power by pretending they have answers to genuine problems but never do; they only make such problems infinitely worse”. Sounds like the current crop running the joint in Canberra led by Chairman Maol.

  11. manalive

    The German Government arranged for Lenin and fellow obscure fanatics to travel across enemy territory in a sealed train from exile in Zurich to Petrograd hoping they would ferment further unrest in an already unstable situation in war-weary Russia and it worked.
    The next generation of Germans had reason to regret it.

  12. True Aussie

    The (((Bolsheviks))) holocausted more people than the nazis and yet history is silent on them.

  13. duncanm

    As a wise man once said: “You don’t make a poor man rich by making a rich man poorer.”

    except in today’s definition of ‘poverty’ (OECD, Australia), that’s exactly what you do.

    If we dragged everyone down to soviet standards of the 70’s (of Venezuela of today), we’d eliminate poverty. Yay socialism!

  14. Diogenes

    I wouldn’t characterise it as a revolution, but more of a palace coup.

    The Bloshies only had real support in Petrograd.

  15. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Socialism comes in many forms, but all with the same ultimate failures. People are fooled into thinking they are simply voting on their impulse for goodwill towards others, whereas they are actually voting for changes that go far beyond what the voters’ goodwill could comprehend. Please bring back decent history into our schools; without it goodwill is so amenable to socialist hijack.

    Same Sex Marriage is a case in point. Many have goodwill towards gays, why shouldn’t they marry? – but they don’t see the cultural Marxism that lurks behind the desire to legitimate change to our most fundamental social institution: the family. Socialism is no friend of family life. There is always a version of the Stasi Youth for your child.

  16. Dr Faustus

    As a wise man once said: “You don’t make a poor man rich by making a rich man poorer.”

    True. But that was never the objective.
    Fairness: the warm glow socialists feel when they reach the lowest common denominator.

  17. notaluvvie

    Every socialist leader is a Stasi agent lying in wait.

    No, every socialist is a Stasi agent in waiting. Every Socialist leader is a Stalin lying in wait.

  18. Robber Baron

    “Capitalism has failed” is the new spin. It’s the latest spin since the “market failure” distraction in economics. Socialism has failed, has always failed , will always fail. Never let the comrades forget that.

  19. Harry Newman

    And then there was Plato. Of course the whole root of socialism was explained by Plato in his Republic. The tyranny of Sparta and the exploitation of the helots by the elite was glorious to Plato. No irony that Augustine infused this wonderful socialism into his Christianity, think elite priesthoods, along with Marx who was infatuated by the success of the Christian elitist platonic institutional model (according to Bertrand Russell), and even the Nazis who had the hots for the Spartan model. Wonderful bedfellows, and surely the cats will recognize more of these miscreants.

  20. Tim Neilson

    Peace, Land and Bread comrade!

    That’s so last century. “SSM, “climate justice” and open borders, comrade!”

  21. Andrew M

    A laborite said this a few days ago about the Nbn :

    “When Labor came to office in 2007 Australia was a broadband backwater. We needed to do something then we knew the market would continue to fail.

    This was in discussion over the doubt that Nbnco will ever receive more money than it has spent.
    Making an economically rational decision is supposedly a “market failure “.
    How has communist internet worked out? Rudd touted fibre to the premises. Now the new internet czar has practically said “let them eat cable ” as the technology has been downshifted to lower cost options.
    Given how few things can be done with Nbn that could not be done before the Nbn, you have to wonder what it has all been for. Torpedoing Rupert Murdoch’s stranglehold on hd television seems to be the only significant effect, which to a Progressive is clearly reason enough to commandeer big globs of OPM.
    Consider that Foxtel and Telstra laid cable across the cities subsidised not by taxpayers but by revenue from newspapers and television advertising. The first group to pony up the cash to do this had a first mover advantage in a Country with low population density. The so called market failure was simply the market adapting to local circumstances which do not exist in places like western Europe, USA, or Korea.
    High speed internet was available at a high price. This was no more of a market failure than Lamborghinis being available only at a high price.

  22. jjf

    I worked with a guy who grew up in the USSR and came to Australia after the fall of communism in 1991.

    He said that Russians were shocked when Pravda published the menu list that Lenin dined on and were surprised to see he drank champagne everyday despite pretending to live the Spartan life like all citizens.

  23. Speedbox

    Every one of the people I know or am related to (by marriage) who toiled under the former USSR, is implacably opposed to socialism. They lived it, they worked under it, they were part of the expendable masses whose only role in life was to serve the State.

    To a person, they love Mother Russia but recognise the fearfulness, suffering and death that socialism wrought on their country.

  24. Mother Lode

    Socialists reduce humans and society to simple, mechanical components that are capable of a few established movements – like a lever that moves easily and predictably up and down in one plane, but not in the others. They also believe that these components’ fulfillment comes from these carrying out these reciprocating motions. Using a lever as a lever will guarantee it smooth operation and a long life. Try to use it for rotation will destroy the lever and the machine.

    They then construct in their mind a gigantic engine made up of these simplified components and think they have a blueprint for perfection. All the richness and depth of humanity has long since been lost in these configurings of parts. Aspirations, curiosity, joy, love – the individual motivations of individual people – none of that is considered because they are not mechanical.

    So the socialists manage to get their hands on the political tools to build their machine. Every component will be forced into place. They may have to be jemmied and forced into place, and some are just not going to work so they must be disposed of. But all will be well when the machine is assembled.

    But when the gears grind, the wheels don’t turn, rods snap, the frame shudders, rivets pop, and jets of steam break out everywhere – whose fault is it?

    A rhetorical question. The answer has been written in blood since the beginning, and the ink has never ever been dry.

    That is because socialists are afflicted with an inhumanly large ego. There is absolutely no way their machine can be flawed in conception or design.

    And with their ego is an unplumbed depth of contempt for everyone else – that they are mere cogs and that the deepest currents and whorls which quicken them can be accounted for and dismissed in a puff of intellectualism.

    Socialists comport themselves as saviors who will become greater than the Gods they expect to surpass. In fact, they are maniacal sociopaths who think the millions they will rule over are worthy adornments to their grandeur.

  25. Kneel

    “This was in discussion over the doubt that Nbnco will ever receive more money than it has spent.”

    Not only that, but it is also important to remember that the Telstra proposal for improved internet services was… FTTN. They got told “not good enough”, so they walked away – to howls of protest and the usual name-calling when the political elite are given the rare enough dose of reality.

    This model for NBN made perfect sense. Upgrade everyone to the equivilent of zone 1 ADSL2+ – viz, up to about 20Mbps, or even better. Make sure the back-haul has enough bandwidth for that and has the capacity in place for Gb FTTP. Only then go back and do FTTP, if as and when you can justify the expense.

    Studiously ignored by the Labor/Green blob “heroes”, who insisted FTTP was required. At least until the costs were shown to be 4 times the allocated funds. So stop part-way through the roll-out and downgrade the upgrades to FTTN.

  26. rickw

    When Labor came to office in 2007 Australia was a broadband backwater. We needed to do something then we knew the market would continue to fail.

    The market didn’t fail, it was avoiding a vast pit into which money could be poured with little effect!

  27. Russell Potter

    It’s been pointed out to me the Scandinavian countries as an example of successful socialism, although I would suspect that this success is despite socialism. not because of socialism: other words, I can imagine many other, larger factors at play (the vast oil wealth of Norway, for starters, in itself offering a high standard of living to offset the its deprivations), and it all comes at a cost … an example that comes to mind is a recent, generally glowing 60 Minutes report on the extraordinarily generous paternity leave offered in these these countries: only at the end in passing is it mentioned that the income taxation rate sits at between 40% and 60% (!): affordable only by the gentrified (and often, not co-incidentally. “progressive”) layer of society …

  28. Kneel,

    further to that — FTTN would enable wireless access points to quickly surpass any node to home copper limitations.

    Fibre has failed at every large volume / consumer target application it has been tried in — due to cost and complexity every time.

  29. True Aussie

    It’s been pointed out to me the Scandinavian countries as an example of successful socialism, although I would suspect that this success is despite socialism. not because of socialism

    Scandinavian countries are successful because of the genetic disposition of the Scandinavian people. Scandanavians, like all Northwest Europeans, are both high trust and future orientated. They may be the most trusting people in the world. In what may be considered a modern tragedy of the commons Scandanavians have extended that trust to foreigners who are genetically disposed to violence, low trust, and lack of foresight. You only have to look at Monty’s favoured holiday destination of Malmo to see the future of Scandinavian countries if they continue treating non Scandinavians like Scandanavians.

  30. Makka

    No one can any longer be unaware that every socialist so-called solution to our existential and economic problems has been disastrous for everyone but those who seize power. Every socialist leader is a Stasi agent lying in wait.

    The high morality of “freeing the people” and taking care of the worker was quickly discarded by Lenin and crew in order to implement a brutal , violent and despotic regime whose main objective was to wield it’s power over the vastness of Russia. No form of cruelty was left unused. This was and is Socialism – pure unadulterated hate perfected by a deranged State. That’s what the Socialists of today want, the power to act out their psychopathic urges.

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