Yes, of course he was. Now that I have your attention, the real question is: How can anybody think that Lenin, Stalin and Mao were not bad, or even half bad? It has to do with marketing, called propaganda when it comes from the government.
|Stalin not so bad?|
Hence the tasks of the Communist Parties:
Firstly, to wage an unceasing struggle against Social-Democratism in all spheres -- in the economic and in the political sphere, including in the latter the exposure of bourgeois pacifism with the task of winning the majority of the working class for communism.
Secondly, to form a united front of the workers of the advanced countries and the labouring masses of the colonies in order to stave off the danger of war, or, if war breaks out, to convert imperialist war into civil war, smash fascism, overthrow capitalism, establish Soviet power, emancipate the colonies from slavery, and organise all-round defence of the first Soviet Republic in the world.
Such are the principal problems and tasks confronting the Sixth Congress.
These problems and tasks are being taken into account by the Executive Committee of the Comintern, as you will easily see if you examine the agenda of the Sixth Congress of the Comintern.
|An adorable Mao?|
Any lie was fine after that, like this one: Not until Germany’s tanks were on the borders of England and France did those governments ‘switch’ sides: now it was their imperialist domination being threatened. Bolding mine, least anybody miss the detail of absurdity that Socialists toss about.
In their attempts to draw a distinction between the "real" Socialists and those fake National Socialists, the Communist hive came up with a neat little checklist aimed at the National Socialists. One little problem with that, it describes the Soviet system to perfection. Quoting just the first point here, the rest is just as comical.
There are several fundamental characteristics of fascism, among them are:
1. Right Wing: Fascists are fervently against: Marxism, Socialism, Anarchism, Communism, Environmentalism; etc – in essence, they are against the progressive left in total, including moderate lefts (social democrats, etc). Fascism is an extreme right wing ideology, though it can be opportunistic.
12 million people can overshadow Stalin, a murderer of 20 million, or for that matter Mao, a murderer of 77 million as the worst human in history. Arguably, the runner up behind Hitler should be Lenin, with his Cheka murders knocking off about 0.5 million and intentional famine starving millions more. They are all bad, all horrible pieces of disgusting human filth. But not to the Left, who like to sport t-shirts with images like this:
|Heroes of the Left have the highest body counts.|
Still not convinced? Ever hear of Alexander Solzhenitsyn? He was a Gulag survivor who wrote a few good books. However, not until Soviet leader Khrushchev made a secret speech could his books about the Gulag could be published. At least the speech was supposed to be a secret. Israeli intelligence furnished the US Central Intelligence agency a copy, they in turn furnished the New York Times a copy and it was published. Immediate howling ensued from the true believers of Soviet Socialism, they likened any criticism of Stalin to "spots on the sun", partly because the news came from somewhere besides Moscow. Eventually Moscow did own up to it, but the speech was either ignored or used as evidence by Western Communists that Khrushchev destroyed communism.
No, Hitler's reputation as "worst ever" certainly has nothing to do with genocide, murder, or intentional starvation. The people of Finland, the Balkan States and Taiwan can attest that it has nothing to do with "totalitarianism" either. It is due to marketing of the worst kind.