When the Stalin Society of North America was formed, its founding members fully expected that we would be the focus of concerted attacks by reactionaries, liberals and anti-communists; but little did we expect the onslaught of outright lunatics and provocateurs that we would have to deal with. The most recent example of the latter came in the form of an article written by one Mr. Gearoid O’ Colmain in the June 29, 2016 edition of the American Herald Tribune.
We replied to Mr. O’ Colmain’s mixture of reaction, homophobia, pseudo-science, and Nazbolism in the article Reactionary Anti-Gay Article Posing as “Marxist” Advocates “Conversion Therapy” And Attacks the Stalin Society of North America.
It now appears that Mr. O’ Colmain wishes to continue the attack:
We are done with Mr. O’ Colmain, and ordinarily, we would scrape our shoe and march on; however, he has raised a couple of points that we feel we need to bring to the attention of our friends and supporters.
- In his latest hack-piece, Mr. O’ Colmain asserts that the events in Ferguson, MI in 2014 when the African-American and working class community rose up in anger and outrage over the murder of Michael Brown by a white police officer were “Soros-funded.”
- Mr. O’ Colmain, again in his latest piece, claims to support the legacy of Comrade Enver Hoxha and upbraids the Stalin Society of North America and others for supposedly “failing” to follow suit. Curiously, no party, organization, or international grouping which upholds the “Hoxhaist” tradition seems to have ever heard of him.
That said, we are done. We have said all there is to say on this matter. For, to paraphrase the great French Revolutionary, Louis Saint-Just:
With Nazbols one exchanges not words, but lead.
Courtesy of Stalin Society of Pakistan
In “April 1913 Trotsky wrote a letter to Nikolai Chkheidze, Chairman of the Duma Menshevik fraction, in which he said:
“And what a senseless obsession is the wretched squabbling systematically provoked by the master squabbler, Lenin . . , that professional exploiter of the backwardness of the Russian, working class movement. . . The whole edifice of Leninism at the present time is built up on lies and falsifications and bears within it the poisoned seed of its own disintegration”.
(L. Trotsky: Letter to Nikolai Chkheidze, April 1913, cited in: N.Popov,:, “Outline History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union”; Volume 1; London; n.d.; p. 289).
Sixteen years later Trotsky did not challenge the authenticity of the letter:
“My letter to Chkheidze against Lenin was published during this period (i.e., l924- Ed.). This episode, dating back to April 1913, grew out of the fact that the ‘official Bolshevik newspaper then published in St. Petersburg had appropriated the title of my Viennese publication, ‘The Pravda — a Labour Paper’. This led to one of those sharp conflicts so frequent in the lives of the foreign exiles. In a letter written to Chkheidze, I gave vent to my indignation at the Bolshevik centre and at Lenin. Two or three weeks later, I would undoubtedly have subjected my letter to a strict censor’s revision; a year or two later still, it would have seemed a curiosity in my own eyes. But that letter was to have a peculiar destiny. It was intercepted on its way by the Police Department. It rested in the police archives until the October revolution, when it went to the Institute of History of the Communist Party”.
(L. Trotsky: “My Life”; New York; 1970: p. 5l4-5)
NOTE: Complete transcript of the Letter (1913) can be found in “Revolutionary Democracy” Journal, Vol.XX, No.1 (April, 2014)
those sons of bitches
didn’t give me a chance to put on my coat
they shoved and jostled me out
one slugged me in the chest
another scumbag spit on me
they took me to a deserted street
near the railway station
in a police car van
and they told me now you can leave
I knew exactly what that meant
I should have yelled at them
but I died crying VIVA STALIN!
(Author unknown. Chile)
Caridad Mercader (far left, light hair), mother of Ramon Mercader, helping build barricades for the defense of Madrid in the Spanish Civil War.