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Stalingrad: 1943 and 2013

Illbay Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 4:30 PM
This is the thing that most Leftard denialists don't get. It's all very well to talk about the fact that Nazism and Communism are both "socialist." But there are theoretical differences. Nazis are NATIONAL Socialists. Their political ideology might be statist and collectivist but their SOCIAL views are heavily nationalist. Communism on the other hand is supposed to be strictly about "class warfare." It's about championing the downtrodden worker against his capitalist exploiter. It has nothing to do with race or nationality in theory: "Workers of the world, unite!" But the reality is quite different. In particular with regard to the Soviet Union, overt nationalism was ALWAYS a trump card that could be played to prod the "liberated"...
Illbay Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 4:32 PM
...worker of Russia. And ask the subject vassal-states of the Soviet Bloc just how "equal" their workers were to their Russian masters. The East Germans in particular chafed under the hegemony of Slavs they considered their inferiors.

So when a Leftard argues with you about "Nazism" as a "conservative" ideology, engage him (if possible, some have small vocabularies). Get him to tell you the definition of "fascism," etc.

Enlighten him. Mr. Obama would call that a "teachable moment."
Feb. 2 marked the 70th anniversary of the end of one of World War II's most decisive and utterly destructive battles, the five-months of slaughter in the Russian city then called Stalingrad.

In 2012, this column revisited several major battles of 1942, including Midway and El Alamein. Midway destroyed Japan's strategic offensive capabilities. El Alamein began the Western Allies' long drive to Berlin. Winston Churchill saw Britain's North African victory as, "perhaps, the end of the beginning."

Subsequent allied victories on the Western and Eastern fronts proved Churchill correct, with Stalingrad the eastern end of the beginning.

However, the defeat Adolf...