July 11, 2014
The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs and Art in Stalin’s Russia, David King (Tate Publishing, new edition 2014) Who said the following?
We must carry along with us ninety million out of the 100 million of Soviet Russia’s inhabitants. As for the rest, we have nothing to say to them. They must be annihilated.
Was it Stalin? No, it was one of his victims, one of the commissars who vanished: Grigorii Zinoviev, described as “Lenin’s Mad Dog” in this fascinating and disturbing book. Zinoviev launched “the Red Terror” after Uritsky’s assassination and Lenin’s “close call” in 1918. Moisei Uritsky was the head in Petrograd of the Cheka, the murderous secret police that later became the OGPU, the NKVD and the KGB. Its first leader was Felix Dzerzhinsky and one of its chief torturers was Yakov Peters. This book describes how Peters “interrogated” the “Socialist Revolutionary” Fanya Kaplan, the woman arrested for the attempt on Lenin’s life. In response, Yakov Sverdlov promised “merciless mass terror against all enemies of the Revolution.” Sverdlov was another of Stalin’s victims, another of the commissars who vanished.
There’s an important pattern in the preceding paragraph. A negative one: although it describes a very important episode in Russian history, it does not contain a single ethnic Russian. Zinoviev, Uritsky, Sverdlov and Kaplan were all Jewish, Stalin was Georgian, Dzerzkinksy was Polish and Peters was Latvian. Lenin was half Mongol, a quarter German and a quarter Jewish. The Bolshevik Revolution is an example of what happens when paranoid, vengeful minorities win power over a majority with whom they do not identify and against whom they have historic grudges. This is exactly what is planned for the White inhabitants of Europe and the United States: they will be ruled by minorities who have been encouraged to hate and scapegoat Whites.
So here is one of the lessons I took from The Commissar Vanishes: it is very unwise to let minorities, especially minorities with historical grudges, gain control of your nation. But I’m sure that the author of the book did not intend anyone to think like that:
Published in 1997 by Canongate, King’s book was the result of three-decades obsessional search for the originals of photographs which the stalinist [sic] regime cropped, retouched and travestied. The “commissar” who vanished was Leon Trotsky. In naming his book after the leader of the 1917 insurrection, King made clear his commitment to the Russian Revolution. King’s politics are admirable. He was active in the Anti-Nazi League in the 70s and 80s, and helped design their propaganda. The ANL’s typeface and arrow owe their impact to King’s interpretation of the constructivist legacy of Rodchenko. (See Militant Esthetix)
As King points out, Trotsky was born Lev Davidovich Bronshtein. But King never identifies Trotsky or any other communist as Jewish. Perhaps the most important ethnic pattern in the Bolshevik Revolution goes entirely unmentioned in a book devoted to the falsification and concealment of historical fact. The closest King comes to admitting the truth is here:
Initially Dzerzhinksy packed the Cheka (the acronym stands for “Extraordinary Commission to Fight Counter-Revolution and Sabotage”) with non-Russians, especially Latvians, who were considered disciplined and not at all squeamish.
Dzerzhinsky was Polish. After he died of a heart-attack in 1926, he was replaced by Genrikh Yagoda, who was Jewish. Yagoda oversaw the execution of Zinoviev and Lev Kamenev, who were both Jewish, and was then eliminated in his turn and replaced by Nikolai Yezhov, who is said to be a Russian, but does not look like one. He was married to a Jewess called Yevgenia Feigenberg. Then Yezhov was eliminated and replaced by Lavrentii Beria, who was a Mingrelian from Georgia. After Stalin’s death, Beria followed his predeccessors into the execution chamber.
Before these men — all non-Russian apart from Yezhov — were eaten by their own revolution, they organized the torture, enslavement and murder of millions of Russians. Diversity meant death in the Soviet Union, but the Stalinist regime celebrated itself as a multi-ethnic federation: spread across pages 200 and 201 is the painting “Comrade Stalin Amid the Peoples of the USSR,” which was “published in a gigantic album from 1937 weighing in at five kilos.” Stalin is portrayed beaming and applauding the diverse faces of men and women who beam back at him. Another double-page is devoted to a photomontage called “All Honour to the Soviet Teacher, the Trainer of our Younger Generation” from 1940. Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin are portrayed in engraved profile above the diverse faces of Soviet teachers.
I’m reminded irresistibly of the modern European Union, which is so enamoured of diversity that it deliberately imports non-Whites and non-Christians from the Third World. By doing this, it is destroying Europe as a White Christian continent. No doubt the Euro-commissars would prefer to operate more openly and quickly, but they are handicapped by the need not to alert their intended victims. As the Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission stated, “Of course there will be transfers of sovereignty. But would I be intelligent to bring attention to that? … I am for secret, dark debates.”
“We decide on something, leave it lying around, and wait and see what happens. If no one kicks up a fuss, because most people don’t understand what has been decided, we continue step by step until there is no turning back.”
The would-be commissars of the Weather Underground, a revolutionary movement in 1960s America, were less reluctant to admit their true intentions. Larry Grathwohl, an FBI agent who infiltrated the group, described a meeting in which its leaders discussed the aftermath of revolution:
They also believed that their immediate responsibility would be to protect against what they called the counter revolution and they felt that this counter revolution could best be guarded against by creating and establishing reeducation centers in the Southwest where [they] would take all the people who needed to be reeducated into the new way of thinking and teach them how things were going to be. I asked, well, what is going to happen to those people that we can’t reeducate that are diehard capitalists and the reply was that they’d have to be eliminated. And when I pursued this further they estimated that they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers. And when I say eliminate I mean kill — 25 million people. I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people most of which have graduate degrees from Columbia and other well known educational centers and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people and they were dead serious. (see Patriot Larry Grathwohl, 65, Infiltrated Weather Underground, Indicted Bill Ayers)
The Weather Underground was a faction of Students for a Democratic Society. Like its progenitor, it was dominated by Jews, as one of its founders, the “political organizer” Mark Rudd, admitted in a paper he “presented at the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society” in 2005:
As a child I never fell for the seduction of patriotism. It seemed so arbitrary, who’s an American and who’s not. If my relatives hadn’t emigrated, who would I be? Since I was also at core an idealist and a utopian — another Jewish tradition? — I wanted to skip all that obviously stupid and dangerous stuff that gave rise to wars and racism. In 1965 I began to identify myself as a socialist and an internationalist. I still am an internationalist since old religions die hard. (Why were there so many Jews in SDS?, discussed also in Kevin MacDonald’s “Memories of Madison.”
Jews like Trotsky, Yagoda, Zinoviev, Kamenev and Sverdlov “never fell for the seduction of patriotism” either. That’s why they tried to turn the Russian empire into a socialist paradise called the Soviet Union. It turned into a slaughterhouse instead. The same would have happened in the United States if Mark Rudd and his fellow non-patriots had succeeded in their revolutionary aims. The minority rites portrayed in The Commissar Vanishes — lying, censoring, torturing, slaughtering — are still attractive to many very important and influential people in the West. It is very unwise indeed to let minorities, especially minorities with historical grudges, gain control of your nation.
It is very unwise indeed to let minorities, especially minorities with historical grudges, gain control of your nation.