Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Service's Trotsky

I am still in the very early stages of this book. Trotsky is in the ultimate Communiist club, prison.

1) Like Bill Ayers Trotsky was a spoiled self centered rich kid. The author stressed
he got good grades. What is noteable is a lack of close friends as revolutionaries tend to use people like cattle.

2) There is nothing Jewish in Trotsky's life. His parents briefy sent him for Jewish
education before packing him off to go to a Lutheran School.

3) Trotsky bullies his girlfriend in arguments before deciding to court her via long winded letters in prison.

Service paints a picture of a manipulative wretch with good grades, but no real friends who becomes a revolutionary on dad's dime. Sorry, but this story is too familiar. Even Rigoberta Menchu turned out to be wealthy by local standards.


Ducky's here said...

I really enjoy your site, Beak. For some reason it always reminds me of that scene in Godard's Masculin/Femenin where Jean-Pierre Leaud jumps up in the movies and yells "Shut up, you Trotskyite".

It's always been a favorite. Not as many commies in it as some of his other films so you might enjoy it.

beakerkin said...

I am enjoying a book that Trotskyites
have described as a second assassination. He really was rather self serving and very much a criminal.

The_Editrix said...

Beak, this is not a provocative or rhetoric question, but a serious one.

Where would you locate "evil" back in times pre-Karl Marx and the creation of modern political positions like left, right and center?

beakerkin said...


As a advocate of Constitutional Democracy evil would have been monarchist, theocrats and Utopians of all stripes. Monarchism is largely extinct in its classic form.

Communism is actually a theology and Service is quite clear that what young Trotsky was doing was semi religious in nature.

I am deadly serious when I state that the far left has done nothing
but damage society. Radical Islam is not Islamonazism it is Islamocommunism. Division of the world into believers and non believers, the state as a religious
entity, group rights vs individual
liberty. Communists can toss their
Manifestos for radical Islam and repeat 90% of their material.

The other reason we focus on Communism is Marxists are never held accountable for their history. At least David Irving attempts to deny the Holocaust. Commies merely yawn while they pretend they are the sole arbiters of justice on the planet.