On the Historical Perception – I

The difference between the Stalinist and Tsarist Ruᛋᛋia is only in the latter being less bureaucratic about recording its crimes. Were the Tsarist régime recording its victims, Stalin and his henchmen would look like pure infants that have accidentally committed a couple misdemeanours.
The failure to understand that makes one fail to understand the proper scope, function and role of terror in the Ruᛋᛋian history of the XX century.
The Stalinist policies targeted targeted on the peasants bear a striking resemblance to Stolypin's internal policies of the earlier time.
Only in this case the brutality was more or less documented and formalised: the dead were more or less counted, the famine could be seen by those who would never get that far in the 1900s and so on.
This is not to say that Stalin was not a criminal, whose policies killed millions. This is to show why the policies of famine and mass incarceration were not met with an uprising by the people of the country: the very level of violence to which the average Ruᛋᛋian citizen had been hitherto exposed was quite similar to what befell USSR in 1930s.

A Cool YT Channel: TIK History

A really cool YouTube channel I have been watching for three something years: YT: TIK History.

It is still mainly a historical channel whose author works with the WWII, but during the last two years, more Classical Liberal content started appearing there.

Since the author was diving into the innards of two totalitarian systems and refused to believe in the myths on any side, he finally discovered a really peculiar connection between Nazism, Fascism, Communism and the modern SJW agenda.

His attempts to untangle the modern mythology surrounding the present-day distinctions between the ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ (which are pain in the buttocks for analysing the historical literatiure) led him to Eric Vöglin's works and the analysis of socialism as a gnostic religion. And now he is more focused on some political philosophy content.

Pretty interesting stuff, I highly advise anyone interested in a fresh view on the modern culture war to watch it. And also, the ‘Battlefield Stalingrad’ series will be just a crazy interesting meta-analysis of the writings on one of the most important battles in the human history.