(Originally at http://www.themontclarion.org/archives/3747557/comment-page-1#comment-25748 )
Id like to respond briefly to some of those who posted comments here.
First: I strive to be objective in my research. I always ask for EVIDENCE.
When you insist on evidence, you discover , as I have, that all the stories of Stalinist atrocities, etc., are fabrications, falsehoods, lies at least, all of those I have investigated so far.
A few examples:
The Holodomor is a Nazi-inspired myth. There was no Holodomor meaning, deliberate famine to starve Ukrainians (or anybody else). There has never been a shred of evidence of any such thing.
The Holodomor is a falsification, an invention by pro-Nazi Ukrainian Nationalists. The notion of deliberate famine does not appear before 1953, when it is used by Ukrainian Nazi collaborators who fled to Canada and the USA.
There was a serious famine in 1932-33. There had been famines every 2-4 years in Russia for at least a thousand years. There was a serious famine in 1921-2, another in 1924, and another in 1928.
The famine of 1932-33 was not caused by the Soviet leadership in any way: not by collectivization, nor by the exporting of grain, and certainly not deliberately.
Collectivization of agriculture solved the perennial problem of periodic famines! After 1933 there were no more, except for one serious famine in 1946-1947, again not the fault of the Soviet government.
The Soviet collectivization of agriculture was one of the greatest triumphs of social engineering of the 20th century. If capitalists gave prizes to communists which, of course, they do not the benefits of collectivization would have won Stalin and the Soviet government the Nobel Prize. It unquestionably saved the lives of tens of millions of people who would have died in succeeding famines.
It also permitted the industrialization of the USSR and the defeat of the Nazis, thus saving Europe and all of us from Nazi genocide.
There is a major controversy over the Katyn massacre issue. It is very far from clear that the Soviets shot all the Poles, however many there might have been. Theres plenty of contradictory evidence.
This very interesting (and complicated!) controversy is simply not taught! In fact, it is taboo among anticommunists even to mention that it exists! You can find out more about it at my Katyn Forest Whodunnit page http://www.tinyurl.com/katyn-the-truth The problem is ANTI-communist propaganda!
As for Holocaust denier: the sober facts are the following:
There were no mass murders by the Stalin regime none that I have ever found, and I have investigated all the allegations -- so theres no evidence of any (for the Katyn case, see above);
However, the Western imperialist states the USA, the U.K., Belgium, France, for example were guilty of many mass murders in their colonial possessions. These mass murders are seldom discussed in history courses.
The Soviet Union, and the worldwide communist movement which it inspired and supported, were by far the biggest factor in fighting the imperialism of Western capitalist countries. By so doing the Soviet Union played the leading role in the liberation of hundreds of millions of people from colonial oppression and exploitation by the Western capitalist countries, and the Japanese.
Therefore, if you want to look for politicians to compare with Hitler, it is much more accurate to pick someone like Winston Churchill, a fervent racist and imperialist. The Hitler-Stalin comparison simply does not fit the facts.
The Victims of Communism memorial was sponsored by Nazi collaborators. Its an unintended compliment, therefore, since it was indeed the communists who defeated the Nazis and their collaborators, like these people, who have every reason to hate the communist movement.
Mr Yatsyuk is completely wrong. Not only did Stalin NOT kill more people than any other dictator -- I have yet to discover a single crime, a single mass murders, that Stalin committed. Many are claimed, but all such claims are fraudulent anticommunist fabrications.
Soviet history has indeed been heavily falsified. I am constantly surprised when I investigate allegation after allegation of crimes, mass murders, etc., only to discover that all are false, that the evidence does not support them.
Perhaps it is na´ve of me to be surprised. After all, a friend of mine told me, Why shouldnt the anticommunists lie about communism? That is a good point but I am still surprised every time I do serious research on yet another so-called crime of Stalinism and find that it is yet another fraud.
- Grover Furr