37 Burst results for "Stalin"
Fresh update on "stalin" discussed on Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis
"Night. I was checking out a new TV show on prime called Utopia. Probably gonna comment on that later. When I find out more about it, I watch more and I was up pretty late. You know how it is. When you're binge watching a TV show just stuck in continue to watch more You do. It's like it becomes an addiction. But I came to my senses and that no, I better click this office, you know, starts getting late, very late, But four in the morning. You're thinking Why am I still watching TV when I could be in bed sleeping? So I clicked it off. And what was interesting is that I decided that wanted to go through the news channel before I went to bed just to make sure everything was okay. So I watched him CNN. Of course we're talking about covert 19th. CNN is covert 19 all the time. I went to Fox news, and it was weird because They were saying, we are officially going into the election cycle of the debates are happening on Tuesday. They are already set up. No way we're here, you know, ready for the debate in the two days away. They're all right, you know, getting the excitement. I thought, Oh, my God. You know, this is this is the signal. This is the time. This is when you know everything starts happening and things start falling apart and you know, they cut away to special announcements about the debates. They cut away to commentary. This is what you get. In this Would you get on the radio? That's what you get in TV. And it's hard to be a moderate voice. In the midst of all the dysfunctional politics. And this is unfortunate. I mean, because this is what defines our country at the moment. It's difficult to say that both sides are dysfunctional without someone crying foul When they you know whether he has the emotions that invested in political movement itself. I say something about about one of the other immediately get all kinds of complaints. Any people treat politics like they do a sports team. And there the cheerleaders for their own demise. Simply put, that's how I see it. And I've become suspicious of those that respond to political antics like they would a reality show. They see. Politics is entertaining, but they're distracting and disingenuous and they're ugly. An ugly political theater is like a bad horror films diabolical, full of sound and fury. Yet in the end, it doesn't satisfy. In some cases, it's laughable. But lately there's nothing to laugh about. What is happening in the United States right now, with regard to politics is grim, and it makes me sick. You think just how dysfunctional weaves a country have become politically. I don't care what party you belong to. If you're participating in politics without questioning motives behind the actions of these political parties, no matter what they are, who they are, You're contribute to an even bigger problem, and that's despotism. I know the despotism is so alien to the American mind. We foolishly believe that we banned it all together. We've outgrown it or if we've you know, eliminated like slavery or horse drawn carriages weeping a smallpox, But it's some forgotten relic of a distant past, like Nazism, or or or or Franco fascism or even Stalin communism. But you know, you need to think about it again and again, and always remember that the very form of government we have. The United States is not going to eliminate those who wish to bring about despotism. I know it's contrary to our national mythology is to say so. But despotism is everywhere in human relations have not uniform. It can appear in the workplace. You see in relationships, Seton family situations. We're so used to it. Would it appears that our government we tend to accept it as a necessary evil. However, allowing it to continue creates a whole group of problems. We're now hearing about despotic groups as they're now appearing in the main street. We're about antifa we hear about black lives matter were about all these groups and we say to ourselves, what do they represent? And all we see is the violence. All we see is the hate. All we see is the segregation. All of these things that when we were growing up, we didn't even participate in and what's scary is they're being supported by the mainstream by governments as helping for democracy. And while some free speech is taken from outspoken radicals, others have given carte blanche. That his cart blast destroy things and destroy cities. This is Outright criminal. The inaction of the people is unprecedented. We're courting with dangerous ideologies in the United States is seeing what could be called a scorched earth policy being carried out because of it. Voices of reason are being shut down. The debate becomes heavy on one side and you will be getting a neutral view. Truth tellers will become a casually on this great reset unless you support them. When we look at the political dog and pony show We know the script changes week after week after week. Each new, horrible script follows on the heels of the last and there's never any let up already relieved from the cost of melodrama. The players come and go the protagonist in attacking the street places the audience members were quick to forget past mistakes move onto the next spectacle. What we're seeing here is a different kind of drama that's unfolding in the dark backstage hidden from view by heavy curtain. The elaborate stage, says colored lights parading actors the way we prop people up, make them say the words. It was like that whole idea gave you about thie image of Yancy Remember Philip K. Dick they had their candidate who is just nothing more than a virtual candidate who basically spoken was rebooted like Nancy Pelosi was the other day when she says Good morning. Good Sunday morning. Remember that? Salt, programmable, right. It's all rebooted ble, right? And if we don't like it, we can always re program it rebooted just like they can with the United States of America, right? What inspired this programme? Let me just say what inspired this show tonight I was actually at a diner with my wife having breakfast and this song came on the radio is, of course, the classic rock station. It was a song that came on the radio was by the guests who I know if you remember it's a really good song. Listen to this. Have you been around? Have you done your share a common way. Mothers and sisters who can about what's gonna happen to you giving away talking about Get away when way together talking about together.
Fresh update on "stalin" discussed on Pat Thurston
"Then there's Stalin, Joseph Stalin. One of the things that occurred to me is is kind of odd that these three tyrants all rose to power in in a very close to one another the same era of history. I mean, Stalin was after World War two. I believe Right? No. Yes. Well, Stalin comes to power Well before World War two. In fact, he killed millions of people before World War Two even begins. Stalin. Of course. The Russian revolution occurs from Ah, during World War one and continues long after really gains his power in the 19 twenties, which is around the same time that Mussolini is gaining power in Italy. They certainly all came out of The turmoil that was going on in Europe in the aftermath of World War I. And that's one of the reasons that we study history to see the connections between one period and the next that things don't happen in a vacuum. I know people like to say History repeats itself. That's not always the cat. That's not always the case. But history is sometimes, like a stone dropped in a pond. And the ripples go out for a long, long time. Certainly World war which we Talked about a great deal in the past when we spoke about my previous book, more deadly than war about the Spanish flu in World War One World War one with a cataclysm that changed the face of Europe. Mussolini comes to power, in part because Italy is among the victors in World War one but feels it's been denied. They get turned away in their requests, and the country is in adult absolute shambles after World War tremendous losses from both Spanish flu and fighting in world War I, and they felt that they came away with nothing. So Mussolini was able to take the anger and confusion and chaos in Italy and say I alone can fix this. All of these men. These strong men come into power, saying there this is a catastrophe. This is a cataclysm. We need a strong central leadership a national leader to make this problem go away. All of these men share that that common theme as well. Don't they also share extreme nationalism. Extreme nationalism eyes, certainly part of what these autocrats all dio, and they transfer in a way the nationalism to themselves that Mussolini is the state. Hitler is the state's Alan is the state Now is the state and this is what we call the cult of personality, Another very typical aspect of all of these men and one of the ways that comes to pass. If you see the public images of them become broadcast or or plastered all over the place. They become the face of the country. This interesting that this goes back to the very roots off one of the first strong man in history. Three Julius Caesar, one of the things that as Caesar was coming into power, he hadn't didn't have full power yet, but one of the things he did with decide to put his face on the money, and that's one of the things that really frightened the members of the Roman Senate. And that's one of the reasons that ultimately leads to his assassination. They understood that by Caesar putting his face on money, he was creating that cult of personality, and that's just one step away from the Occassion that thing I'm not only the leader of the country, I'm a god and you have to have complete safe and loyalty in me and put all your trust in me and many people are willing to accept that Hitler Stalin. Mussolini. All of these men could not accomplished these things without many, many willing accomplices, and in many cases, cheering crowds who thought that this these men provide the answer to their problems? Yeah, that that seems so apparent. There's also the idea of the persecution of a particular group of people, Italy and in Germany. We know about Jews. It was more than Jews in Germany. But of course that was the worst. And is this true with all of these strong men that they place blame on a single group at which could be a foreign threat? It's often a foreign threat, or it's a minority group. Or it's AA group of Ah, a particular special interest. I mean, for for the Communists, Of course, in China, and and in in Russia, what became the Soviet Union. They were placing the blame on the capitalists and that often had a AH tinge. Certainly in Russia of anti Semitism to it, Germany certainly the sense of the Jews. In the centre of the problem, and the Semitism was less of an issue and Italy it became so later on on. It was always coursed through Italian fascism. It later emerged when Mussolini actually adopt Hitler's Nuremberg laws in Italy and Italian Jews are also rounded up taken away and many of them sent to Auschwitz. So this was Ah, you know something that Mussolini didn't talk about it first, but came Later, Mussolini used more of a sense of nationalism. Not so much of AA group had doubt downtrodden the Italians but that the Italians were a great race and the other powers had kind of put them down. And Italy deserved to be returned to being the great Empire. It once wass the glory of Rome, and he uses a lot of those images of of ancient Rome to make that case. In fact, first thing he Does Ah, theatrically and it doesn't he doesn't even have to do it is declared. There's going to be a march on Rome, recalling Julius Caesar marching into Rome when he took over and 40 46 bc, But Mussolini then took images and ideas of ancient Rome and made that part of his appeal. So the very word fascism comes from an image from ancient room. The fascist was a bundle of rods that were tied together. Other usually with an ax in the center, and it was a symbol of power, legitimate power that was carried around by Roman officials during the Roman Republic. Mussolini understood that he could bring back these symbols and make that a part of making Italy great again. And if you go to Milan beautiful city in the north of Italy, there's a train station..
The rise of Poland's far right has important lessons for Americans
"Of Donald J. Trump. We in the United States have become accustomed to a degree of fabulous. Um I've done more for black Americans than anybody. With the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln, the president, self aggrandizement provides the framework for his alternate reality. We have one of the lowest mortality rate way had 900 Deaths in a single day. You have the numbers place because I heard we had the best mortality number one low mortality, right? We are being given something I can't recall in my lifetime, a choice of realities. One that is mostly regarded as evidence based and one that you might call faith based that faith being in Mr Trump In either case, you have a sizable cohort to back you up. Truth has been displaced in many quarters by rage and fear. Over the past four months, we've had many opportunities to observe the impact of paranoia. When deployed by a fantasist in the White House in Arizona Man died after taking Clara Quien, his wife said that they heard about it from Trump's briefings. Are you gonna allow the government to tell you you have to wear a mask? Some believe these mask orders go against their freedoms will protect. All right, I will know asked me and I will not pay for antibiotics. Conspiracies of Sena numbers swell on Facebook and doctors warn, if left unchecked, they could undermine an effective vaccine. The death toll from the Corona virus pandemic has surpassed 150,000 in the United States. That's the highest number of fatalities in any nation by far. And accounts for nearly 1/4 of the recorded global. Told immediately after the 2016 election, I spoke with New York ER writer Masha Gessen, who, after having lived long under Vladimir Putin had some advice for anxious Americans trying to navigate the so called new normal. She explained that for the would be authoritarian, the lying is the point that the ability to create a reality flagrantly staring down conspicuous fact. Is a crucial component of building and sustaining power. And last fall boxes, David Roberts noted bluntly, where such a strategy left unchecked, could lead this sort of cultish, increasingly authoritarian movement takes over the country. In Russia and Turkey and Poland. Right's a disturbingly longer and longer list. We see countries that we thought were democracies devolve into this. In the U. S. So much has happened in the last few years that we thought would never happen. I think we should really loosen up our imaginations as to what can happen when a movement that is convinced that everything it knows and loves is in danger of falling apart movements that's thinking like that unconnected anymore to fax or reality. And got its hands on the power of the federal government is the basic recipe for democracy is falling apart. And so last fall on, the media producer Leia Feder reported on one of those places Poland, a young democracy teetering on unstable ground and where it's far right Nationalist government is intent on rewriting the nation's painful history. For almost a decade, Poland has been in the grip of a conspiracy theory what really happened when a plane crashed in a forest in western Russia, killing Poland's president and dozens of other government officials. The plane had been on route to commemorate another Polish tragedy, a massacre that had occurred in the very same location in 1940. 1973 documentary explored the mystery While the German army is advancing from the West, the Soviets crossed Poland's eastern front court in a method of Polish army collapsed, Um, surrendered. The victors, divided the country down the middle and imprisoned every soldier they captured. Russia took a 215,000 Poland officer Corps were never seen alive again. Many. What die near Smolensk, in a forest called catching after decades of opacity and suspicion on investigation in the early nineties, confirmed finally, that it was not Hitler. But Stalin, who had ordered the massacre. And so when, on April 10th 2010 a delegation of 96 Polish politicians and officials traveled from Warsaw to Smolensk. It was in service of remembrance and reconciliation. But what happened instead compounded the national pain. Poland's prime minister burst into tears when he heard the news today that his country's president was killed in a plane crash pilot tried to land in a thick fog at least twice missing the runway. And ignoring the control tower's direction to divert to another city. Not just losing the president of that country. The first lady, the ahead of the army chief of staff, the National Security Office head deputy Parliament speaker, the deputy foreign minister. It was a devastating national tragedy. What's more, the symbolic layering was undeniable. Ah, longstanding tragedy finally solved and a new one appears in its place. And yet, in the immediate moments and days after the crash, there was a kind of common shock. An Applebaum is a journalist and academic beast in Warsaw At the time of the 2010 crash, her husband was minister of foreign affairs in the Polish government, and there was pretty straightforward reporting. About what had happened. What was immediately clear There were people on the ground who saw the crash. So there was a kind of concensus initially about what had happened that it was a terrible Accident and that you know many people of value to the nation had died. But the story started to shift is the investigation into the crash proceeded. Investigators say pilot error was mostly to blame. It became clear that one of the causes of the crash was the fact that the pilots were under pressure to land. The president's delegation had arrived late for the plane. They were running behind schedule as they got closer to smell lens, which was even really an airport. It was a kind of airstrip in the forest. They began to be worried about the fog and the pilots weren't sure they could make the narrow landing. But according to black box recordings, Polish President Lech Kaczynski, head of the opposition party directed the pilots to do it was meant to be the launch of his reelection campaign. So there were cameras there which he knew, and he was very anxious to go under pressure, the pilots tried to make the landing. Instead, they hit a tree, killing all 96 people on board. The president's twin brother, the head of the nationalist right political party in Poland, same parties, the president He didn't like this story. It made the president look bad, more to the point. This is a terrible crash very near to a place where a Nurlita generation of poles were murdered by the Soviet state. Because of that eeriness. People immediately began to speculate that there was actually a different, deeper story that perhaps the Russians caused the crash. Perhaps there was a bomb on the plane. And conspiracy theories began to proliferate online. The president's brother, Nijinsky began openly alluding to them. Kaczynskis Law and Justice Party made unraveling the Smolensk conspiracy. It's key campaign promise once you had bought into their idea that there is a secret conspiracy, possibly involving the Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk. Possibly involving the Russians, and that lots of people high up in the state were implicated in some great big secret plot to kill the president. If you believe that Then you can believe a lot of other things. The point was to get people to believe in a kind of alternative reality to doubt institutions to doubt that the government was telling them the truth, and that was absolutely an attempt to help win an election, But it did more than carve out a new electorate. It created new divides in Polish society. Where one's Polish politics were split between Communists and anti communists around economic policy. Now it was over a vision of history. It was how you see Poland's place in the world. And whether you think secret dark forces air trying to undermine your country and whether you know you need to elect a government of Patriots in order to make sure that doesn't happen. Where you fell on that dividing line affected how you would vote and how you would understand politics for the next several years, And so when line justice one in 2015 it spawned a new kind of power a power based on the willingness to embrace the myth. They fired large numbers of Polish civil servants. Polish members of the foreign service. All kinds of people who work for the government also leaders and board members of state companies and they replaced all of them with people whom they were sure we're loyal. And one element of the loyalty test was belief in this Molinski myth. Smolinski conspiracy implied that there were dark, mysterious forces continuing to try to manipulate and undermine the Polish nation. It also drawn the larger story of a Poland continually attacked by outsiders and the valiant Polish resistance to threats past and present line Justice Road that narrative electoral victory. And then wrote its electoral victory to further consolidation of that narrative in service of Polish nationalism.
The rise of Poland's far right has important lessons for Americans
"Election of Donald J. Trump. We in the United States have become accustomed to a degree of fabulous. Um I've done more for black Americans than anybody. With the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln, the president, self aggrandizement provides the framework for his alternate reality. We have one of the lowest mortality rate way had 900 Deaths in a single day. You have the numbers place because I heard we had the best mortality number one low mortality, right? We are being given something I can't recall in my lifetime, a choice of realities. One that is mostly regarded as evidence based and one that you might call faith based that faith being in Mr Trump In either case, you have a sizable cohort to back you up. Truth has been displaced in many quarters by rage and fear. Over the past four months, we've had many opportunities to observe the impact of paranoia. When deployed by a fantasist in the White House in Arizona Man died after taking Clara Quien, his wife said that they heard about it from Trump's briefings. Are you gonna allow the government to tell you you have to wear a mask? Some believe these mask orders go against their freedoms will protect. All right, I will know asked me and I will not pay for antibiotics. Conspiracies of Sena numbers swell on Facebook and doctors warn, if left unchecked, they could undermine an effective vaccine. The death toll from the Corona virus pandemic has surpassed 150,000 in the United States. That's the highest number of fatalities in any nation by far. And accounts for nearly 1/4 of the recorded global. Told immediately after the 2016 election, I spoke with New York ER writer Masha Gessen, who, after having lived long under Vladimir Putin had some advice for anxious Americans trying to navigate the so called new normal. She explained that for the would be authoritarian, the lying is the point that the ability to create a reality flagrantly staring down conspicuous fact. Is a crucial component of building and sustaining power. And last fall boxes, David Roberts noted bluntly, where such a strategy left unchecked, could lead this sort of cultish, increasingly authoritarian movement takes over the country. In Russia and Turkey and Poland. Right's a disturbingly longer and longer list. We see countries that we thought were democracies devolve into this. In the U. S. So much has happened in the last few years that we thought would never happen. I think we should really loosen up our imaginations as to what can happen when a movement that is convinced that everything it knows and loves is in danger of falling apart movements that's thinking like that unconnected anymore to fax or reality. And got its hands on the power of the federal government is the basic recipe for democracy is falling apart. And so last fall on, the media producer Leia Feder reported on one of those places Poland, a young democracy teetering on unstable ground and where it's far right Nationalist government is intent on rewriting the nation's painful history. For almost a decade, Poland has been in the grip of a conspiracy theory what really happened when a plane crashed in a forest in western Russia, killing Poland's president and dozens of other government officials. The plane had been on route to commemorate another Polish tragedy, a massacre that had occurred in the very same location in 1940. 1973 documentary explored the mystery While the German army is advancing from the West, the Soviets crossed Poland's eastern front court in a method of Polish army collapsed, Um, surrendered. The victors, divided the country down the middle and imprisoned every soldier they captured. Russia took a 215,000 Poland officer Corps were never seen alive again. Many. What die near Smolensk, in a forest called catching after decades of opacity and suspicion on investigation in the early nineties, confirmed finally, that it was not Hitler. But Stalin, who had ordered the massacre. And so when, on April 10th 2010 a delegation of 96 Polish politicians and officials traveled from Warsaw to Smolensk. It was in service of remembrance and reconciliation. But what happened instead compounded the national pain. Poland's prime minister burst into tears when he heard the news today that his country's president was killed in a plane crash pilot tried to land in a thick fog at least twice missing the runway. And ignoring the control tower's direction to divert to another city. Not just losing the president of that country. The first lady, the ahead of the army chief of staff, the National Security Office head deputy Parliament speaker, the deputy foreign minister. It was a devastating national tragedy. What's more, the symbolic layering was undeniable. Ah, longstanding tragedy finally solved and a new one appears in its place. And yet, in the immediate moments and days after the crash, there was a kind of common shock. An Applebaum is a journalist and academic beast in Warsaw At the time of the 2010 crash, her husband was minister of foreign affairs in the Polish government, and there was pretty straightforward reporting. About what had happened. What was immediately clear There were people on the ground who saw the crash. So there was a kind of concensus initially about what had happened that it was a terrible Accident and that you know many people of value to the nation had died. But the story started to shift is the investigation into the crash proceeded. Investigators say pilot error was mostly to blame. It became clear that one of the causes of the crash was the fact that the pilots were under pressure to land. The president's delegation had arrived late for the plane. They were running behind schedule as they got closer to smell lens, which was even really an airport. It was a kind of airstrip in the forest. They began to be worried about the fog and the pilots weren't sure they could make the narrow landing. But according to black box recordings, Polish President Lech Kaczynski, head of the opposition party directed the pilots to do it was meant to be the launch of his reelection campaign. So there were cameras there which he knew, and he was very anxious to go under pressure, the pilots tried to make the landing. Instead, they hit a tree, killing all 96 people on board. The president's twin brother, the head of the nationalist right political party in Poland, same parties, the president He didn't like this story. It made the president look bad, more to the point. This is a terrible crash very near to a place where a Nurlita generation of poles were murdered by the Soviet state. Because of that eeriness. People immediately began to speculate that there was actually a different, deeper story that perhaps the Russians caused the crash. Perhaps there was a bomb on the plane. And conspiracy theories began to proliferate online. The president's brother, Nijinsky began openly alluding to them. Kaczynskis Law and Justice Party made unraveling the Smolensk conspiracy. It's key campaign promise once you had bought into their idea that there is a secret conspiracy, possibly involving the Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk. Possibly involving the Russians, and that lots of people high up in the state were implicated in some great big secret plot to kill the president. If you believe that Then you can believe a lot of other things. The point was to get people to believe in a kind of alternative reality to doubt institutions to doubt that the government was telling them the truth, and that was absolutely an attempt to help win an election, But it did more than carve out a new electorate. It created new divides in Polish society. Where one's Polish politics were split between Communists and anti communists around economic policy. Now it was over a vision of history. It was how you see Poland's place in the world. And whether you think secret dark forces air trying to undermine your country and whether you know you need to elect a government of Patriots in order to make sure that doesn't happen. Where you fell on that dividing line affected how you would vote and how you would understand politics for the next several years, And so when line justice one in 2015 it spawned a new kind of power a power based on the willingness to embrace the myth. They fired large numbers of Polish civil servants. Polish members of the foreign service. All kinds of people who work for the government also leaders and board members of state companies and they replaced all of them with people whom they were sure we're loyal. And one element of the loyalty test was belief in this Molinski myth. Smolinski conspiracy implied that there were dark, mysterious forces continuing to try to manipulate and undermine the Polish nation. It also drawn the larger story of a Poland continually attacked by outsiders and the valiant Polish resistance to threats past and present line Justice Road that narrative electoral victory. And then wrote its electoral victory to further consolidation of that narrative in service of Polish nationalism.
Alex Halberstadt: "Young Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Memoir and a Reckoning"
"In the course of my reading. I found a recently published book by a writer who frequently appears in The New Yorker New York magazine in many of the glossies. He's a wonderful writer. His name is Alex. how number stat? He was born in the Soviet Union when it was the Soviet Union and he's written. A cross between memoir and history called Young Heroes of the Soviet Union. Since I, am myself of Russian descent and I know some little about what it was like to grow. Walk in the Soviet Union. I found the book. Fascinating. When learned. In its first stone ten pages. Than Alex Humber stance grandfather was one of Stalin's personal bodyguards. That he in this book would travel to the Soviet Union. To meet this previously, UNMET! This grandfather once combed his hair and gave him a bath. How old were you? Then I was three months old Michael. and. You had barely spent time with your biological father because he stayed in the Soviet Union while you and your mother and your mother's parents came to America. Yes, that's right, Michael? How old were you then? I was nine years old. And where did you lands? How did it go? Well we left Moscow in the fall of nineteen, seventy nine, and after about six months Austria in Italy. We ended up in Queens County New York. In addition to all the other things. I have in common with the writer of the spoke Alex. Halberstadt I grew up in Queens to not the same part of Queens and you grew up in the projects. Yes, I did I grew up in the ravens, wood houses, which were part of New York City public housing. Your family was helped to America by an agency. Whose what would you call it? Specialties central issue was helping Russian Jews to leave Russia. Yes, that's correct. It was called highest the Hebrew International Aid Society, and it's still it's still going strong and actually doing a lot of activism right now, behalf of immigrants and refugees now. Wake my audience up. What is it like for? Alex Halberstadt to wake up and find himself in America having grown up near to Moscow. was. It was wonderful. I'M NOT GONNA lie, you know as as a nine and ten year old I thought America was amazing. It was every every kid's dream. You know unlimited consumer goods based. Professional wrestling on television now it was really it was. It was a wonderland. You grew up. In Russia what did the Russian novel mean to you control? It was a huge. Influence on my life does go ski in particular but Tolstoy, so tell me about your relation to the Great Russian literature. I think my relationship was a little ambivalent I tried to read. And I think, I have read most of tolstoy industy upscale entered. In, Russia which took. Eventually started to take a lot longer than it did in English and I loved reading those books. But it kind of you know. I found that also a little confusing because it kind of. I think in some ways overlapped with my experience of having grown up in Russia and kind of taught me about kind of the version of Russia that I was that I only got to know through books. I lived there in the nineteen seventies during the heyday of Soviet Union. You know surrounded by. Socialist realism and this was kind of a rush that I was only getting to know through books innocent I? Think one the things that fascinates me about your book young. Heroes of the Soviet Union it's an memo R- and reckoning the subtitles The You Come. To consciousness. After the death of what I was taught growing up was the great solve fullness of Russia. The Soviet Union. With the secret police and the thongs. parentally, your grandfather was a murderous thug. he certainly was. Who was himself. Murdering Jews and the other so headed your family. Your mother's side was Jewish. Yes, yes, so what happens then to the Russians so? The Russian soul. Well, you know it's funny. A part of writing this book was kind of trying to reckon a I think it's subtitled reckoning because. It was an attempt to reckon with what that country means. WHOA, how Howard was formed, and it's also a nation of readers, a nation of people who? Love jokes anecdotes, and you know they are indeed a very soulful. People, but also simultaneously it is a country that has an uninterrupted history of despotism of cruelty of. Secret Police of. The government that treats its people essentially as vassals, and you know so it is, it is a very. Confusing and ambivalent legacy, you
Firefighters Quickly Quell Shed Fire in Mid-City Area of Los Angeles
"Out a shed fire in the mid city community. The fire broke out shortly before 11 this morning on West PICO Boulevard. Smoke filled a one story role of commercial buildings because of the detached shed in the back. But if I wre officials say the fire did not spread into the building that settle Stalin
Referendum In Russia Passes, Allowing Putin To Remain President Until 2036
"The Kremlin said Russians had shown how much they trusted. President Vladimir Putin with a nationwide vote that gave him the right to run for two more times while people wondered on Thursday whether he really would stay on another sixteen years, announcing final results of the week long votes, officials said nearly seventy eight percent of voters had backed changes to the constitution, allowing Putin who's fourth term as president ends in twenty, twenty, four to run for two more back to back six year terms. This means the sixty seven year old former KGB officer, who has ruled Russia, over two decades as either. Either President or prime. Minister could be in power until he's eighty. Three go loss say non governmental organization that monitors elections said it had recorded numerous irregularities during the vote, including ballot, stuffing and widespread cases of employers, forcing staff to cost a ballot already the longest serving leader in modern Russian history since Joseph Stalin Putin has said he has yet to decide on his political future, but wanted officials to avoid getting distracted by the question of who one day might succeed him. Opposition activists have called the vote illegitimate and said it was designed to legalize a Putin presidency for life. Only, one of Russia's eighty-five regions, remote nenets was recorded as having voted against the constitutional changes amid discontent there over a plan to merge it with another region.
Pelosi pushes for removal of Confederate statues
"House speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday demanded the removal of Confederate statues occupying the U. S. capitol has remained silent on her father's role in overseeing the dedication of the Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee monuments while serving as Baltimore's mayor in nineteen forty eight now face a true Stalin's revolution Nancy Pelosi would be called to account because her blood was involved in promoting the confederacy doesn't matter she was or not that's your blood that's one generation ago she hasn't even been confronted by the media on this hasn't even been confronted except by Breitbart posted this week formally requested the removal of Confederate statues occupying the U. S. capitol dismissing them as monuments to men who advocated cruelty and barbarism to achieve such a plainly racist and the demand comes as angry protesters across the nation take matters into their own hands vandalizing in some cases beheading statues and monuments memorializing the civil war era and beyond I'm surprised they don't have a guillotine as I've said before the halls of Congress or the very heart of our democracy the statues in the capitol should embody our highest ideals as Americans expressing who we are and who we aspire to be as a nation Pelosi said in her letter to committee chair Roy blunt and vice chairs Alaska monuments to men who advocated cruelty and barbarism to achieve such a plainly races center grotesque affronts to the ideals she said our ideals their statues pay homage to hate not heritage they must be removed well then her father's a real SOB he's a real **** he's a real racist and a hater Thomas Dallesandro that's her maiden name oversaw the dedication of such a statue in Baltimore's Wyman park the Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee monument is mayor of the city in nineteen forty eight mark that's way back in nineteen for who cares we're going way back to three hundred years now at the time the speaker's father said people can look to Jackson Lee's lives as inspiration and urged Americans to emulate Jackson's example and stand like a stone wall against aggression in any form that would seek to destroy the liberty of the world he said what was wanted to found the north and south fighting for a common cause the general ship in military science displayed by these two great men in the war between the states lived on and were applied in the military's plans of our nation in Europe and the Pacific areas he's right about that Alexander said of the dedication the Baltimore sun continued today with our nation beset he said by subversive groups of propaganda which seeks to destroy our national unity we look for inspiration to the lives of Leah Jackson to remind us to be resolute determined in preserving our sacred institutions and goes on city crews remove the statue in August twenty seventeen on the direction of the city council close his office did not respond to Breitbart's request for comment on the
"stalin" Discussed on Blind History
"Could you position installing start to feel it, but I think the timing was incredible because Lennon started I think he had three strokes, and you'd really had his first stroke and linens wafts started to speak out against Arslan. And installing phoned her and colder syphilitic whole a to. The phone. And Linen heard about this, and they basically said to him. Look if you do not apologize and make things clear. I think it's the end of the line between you and me and the next day he basically at the worst stroke, and died just off of it and I think stolen spent a bit of Tom. Making Shea squashed that discussion, it's famously been recorded that Stalin and crew Skyer who is linens? Wife were not best of friends, and she actually released a whole lot of linens letters, which purport to say that Stalin is not a great guys got bad manners to coast. He's too rough. He's vulgar. He's rude and that he shouldn't lead. But a lot of people say that she might have written these letters I think in the end they have lost and unfortunately. If you didn't have a good relationship with Stalin, you're dead and nothing gets. You ended up like that, so he took over then often linen, but it was by no means an easy job because he had to make alliances with some dodgy people, and then break those alliances later on ultimately with the goal of establishing himself at the center of things he was not interested in. You know a communal decision making body. He wanted to make the. You're one hundred percent. A dictators, what is the was and I think it was quite easy. Because Trotsky was looking at the mocks collective in the whole world, it started with sanctity supporters. Look, we're looking at. It decided union and say he got strong. Support Trotsky didn't get the support that he thought he would get him in Lenin's wife Tipper Party and try to go against Stalin. And that was the ultimate demise of Trotsky. He was sent into exile later on Stalin Sin Somebody to met him with. Another famous death but I do WANNA breeze quickly through the years before World War Two, because that's what's stunning, really came to aggregate immense power around himself, but he went through a number of crises I mean the one that's most well known as that feminine and the collectivization of farming where he murdered the cool lax and the great terror as it's cold also. Also, which was the execution of some seven hundred thousand people who we know about? There are many more that we don't know about. Their mass graves all over Russia of people who he called detractors need liberals..
Leon Trotsky assassination attempt - May 24, 1940
"APP on Apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your podcast. This Day in history class is a production of iheartradio. Hey y'all I'm eaves and welcome to this day in History Class. A podcast for people who could never know enough about history today is may twenty fourth twenty twenty. The Day was may twenty fourth nineteen forty Mexican artists. W fosse GAYDOS and Stalinist agent. Gula Vich along with a crew of hitmen attempted to donate Leon Trotsky Trotsky was a Soviet revolutionary and Marxist threats who was a leading figure in the Bolshevik movement under Vladimir Lenin after Lennon died in nineteen twenty four and Joseph. Stalin rose to power in the Communist Party in Soviet Union Chomsky emerged. As one of Stalin's main critics and opponents Trotsky was against the increasingly bureaucratic Soviet state and called for more democracy in the Communist Party. He thought that the Stalinist policy of socialism and one country would hinder efforts for World Revolution in Nineteen Twenty Five. Trotsky was removed from his post in the war commissariat. The next year he was dropped from the Polit Bureau and in nineteen twenty seven he and his supporters were expelled from the Communist Party. In January of Nineteen Twenty eight Trotsky was exiled to a tie and Soviet Central Asia. He lived there for a year before he his wife and their son were expelled from the Soviet Union and sent to Turkey but he continued to write and criticize Stalin as well as people who had opposed Stalin but has settled for the regime. Trotsky settled on the Turkey island of principle where he stayed for four years. He completed his autobiography and his three volume history of the Russian revolution some of his supporters volunteer to serve as his bodyguards but in nineteen three Chomsky and his family were offered asylum in France soon enough. He was no longer welcome in France either and he moved to Norway then Mexico where he had been granted asylum skis settled in Koya con area of Mexico City at the Blue House the home of painter Diego Rivera and free to Carlo and he continued to write completing the revolution betrayed in one thousand nine hundred eighty six but in a series of trials in the late. Nineteen thirties many so-called old bolsheviks were found guilty of treason and imprisoned or executed many of the defendants confessed to having plotted with Trotsky to kill Stalin and other Soviet leaders Trotsky was found guilty of treason in absentia and sentenced to death on May twenty fourth. Nineteen forty Stalinist agent. Iosif Grigorovich
Who Was Karl Marx, and What Were His Philosophies?
"With glance at Karl. Marx's curriculum vitae says a lot economist philosopher journalist sociologist political theorist historian. Add to that socialist communist in the original meaning of the word and revolutionary and. That's just a start. Karl Heinrich Marx was one of the most respected minds of the nineteenth century. His meditations on how societies work and how they should work have informed and challenged humans for more than one hundred and fifty years. Yet to the uninitiated marks may be only a bushy mugged symbol of revolution the father of communism the hater of capitalism. He's considered by many especially in the West as the man whose ideas spurred authoritarian communist regimes in Russia China and beyond that again is selling the man short. Because it's not entirely right in his book Karl Marx. A nineteenth century life author. Jonathan Sperber wrote viewed positively. Marks is a far seeing profit social and economic developments an advocate of the emancipatory transformation of state and society from a negative point. Marks is one of those most responsible for the pernicious and features of the modern world. If nothing else marks was a keen observer of the human condition he was deep finger with bold ideas about how to make life better we spoke with Lawrence Talmon who teaches a course on marks and philosophy at the University of Chicago and is the CO author of a chapter on Marx and Marxism in the rootlets. Handbook of philosophy and Relativism domine said Marx himself was first and foremost kind of scientist. He was a student of reality but he himself struggled throughout the course of his career. How exactly to put his ideas to politics. It's important to note that despite his one time lofty standing in what was then the Soviet Union marks was born in tier in the Kingdom of Prussia in eighteen eighteen. That's what's now known. As the Rheinland area of western Germany. After the failed German Revolution of Eighteen. Forty eight marks fled to London where he eventually died in eighteen eighty three. He's buried beneath a large tomb in London's highgate cemetery. Inscribed with the words workers of all lands unite but marks grew up privileged the son of well off and liberal parents in an ancient town that had been racked for decades before his birth by Warren Revolution that upheaval cultural religious and political shaped his parents and was a big part of young. Marx's upbringing later marks attended universities studying law and philosophy where he became engaged to and later married a Prussian baroness it was well studied philosophy and law that marks introduced the works of German Philosopher Yard Ville Helm Friedrich. Hegel whose ideas he used to later. Form his take on Communism Marx began a career. As journalists early twenties writing for radical newspapers in Cologne and Paris the route he consorted with other liberal minded philosophers and by his mid twenties met and collaborated with one of the major influences in his life. Friedrich Engels it was angles who convinced marks that societies working class would be the instrument to fuel revolutions and bring about a more fair and just society in eighteen forty eight the to published a pamphlet. That would be the basis for a new political movement. The communist manifesto in eighteen eighty three after Marx's death engels summed up the main idea in the communist manifesto like this quote that economic production and the structure of society of every stoorikhel epoch necessarily arising therefrom constitute the foundation for the political and intellectual history of that epoch the consequently ever since the dissolution of the primeval communal ownership of land. All history has been a history of class struggles of struggles between exploited and exploiting between dominated and dominating classes at various stages of social evolution. That this struggle however has now reached a stage where the exploited and oppressed class. The proletariat can no longer emancipate itself from the class which exploits and oppresses it. The bourgeoisie without at the same time forever. Freeing the whole of society exploitation oppression and class struggles domine explained marks was always concerned to understand the real underlying causes of social phenomenon the events and institutions that kind of shape the social world marks wanted to kind of dig down beneath the appearances and see what was really going on early on in his career. He thought that the best arena to do that in was philosophy and then as time went on he transitioned more into the social sciences. What's most important about marks is that he very much had a kind of engineering mentality about society he wanted to know. What makes it work? And how if we want to change it do we change it. What are the levers that we have to pull? Marx's eighteen forty seven economics work capital a critique of political economy a takedown of capitalism that decried the exploitation of the working class crystallized debate one that continues today between the West's ruling social and economic theory capitalism and Marx's idea of communism too many. It's a fight that hits rich versus poor bourgeoisie versus proletariate ruling class versus workers. And it's even more than that to those who debate it. It's right versus wrong. An argument about the best path to a perfect society. But that of course is very simplistic and doesn't get Marx's thinking right the Allman said above all else the association the people have with marks is that he some Utopian Pie in the sky dreaming a perfect world that is free of all the nastiness we live in now really that couldn't be further from the truth. Marks had a kind of engineering mindset. He was probably of all the major figures in the history of political thought the most practical the most realistic he was the most concerned with what is really possible. In the real world what marks to find as communism boiled down society that produces goods only for human need not for profit and in which there is no master slave royalty peasants owner worker relationship and therefore no need to overthrow. Anybody certainly clashes with the materialism of capitalism. But it's a long way from what many today see is communism to after the Russian revolution of nineteen seventeen and later under Joseph Stalin's reign some of Marx's ideas along with those of Ladimir Lennon were used to build a new empire. Millions were killed along the way similarly millions died in China under the rule of Mao. Zedong's Communist Party domine acknowledged. It's hard to even talk about what marks out of communism without dragging in all the weight from Soviet Russia and Communist China and obviously a lot of people hold marks responsible for that or -tarian rules like Stalin's and malls were not what Marx had in. Mind it's important to note too. That Marx did not hate capitalism. He actually saw some virtue in the system. He saw it as a necessary precursor to communism and he envisioned some of the technological challenges automation unseating workers for example. That are true today. Domine explained marks was very impressed with the kind of progressive character of capitalism by forcing people from all different walks of life into the same workplaces capitalism. Kind of breaks down. The old divides between communities and so things like race and gender religion. Divide people less. The more people are forced to see each other as equals in the workplace. Marks recognized marveled at the economical and technical growth the capitalism begets and saw it as an improvement from previous societies. Later in life. Domin says mark suggested that a growth capitalism might be a way to move toward communism instead of all out revolution but he still saw communism with no master slave dynamic as the end goal in that way and in others. Marx's idea of communism was far from the atrocities that have been committed in the name of communism elsewhere and his ideas are still perhaps strangely many a beacon and a search for a better way of life in that this practical and deep thinker of the nineteenth century still has relevance in today's world. Dahlman said marks was so committed to giving a kind of rational criticism of everything not just the enemy but to himself in everything he was willing to criticize the old modes of life and show how capitalism kind of improved on them but he was also willing to criticize capitalism and show how we could foresee improvement coming in the future. That is still hopeful vision.
Travel to Tbilisi and Eastern Georgia
"The traveler. I'm your host Chris. Christensen let's talk about Georgia. I like to welcome back to the show. Tomo and Mexi from food FUN TRAVEL DOT COM who've come to talk to us about the Republic of Georgia's we're gonNA start with intimacy and head east. Tomo it makes me welcome back to the show. Hey thanks as always glad to be on the shore tomorrow makes me Williams. I didn't say your last name. Yes that's not married since we love to see you thank you. I didn't mention that I think because I not used to referring you'd as the same last name and someone makes me. We're on the show once previously in Philippines wherever the Yucatan Mexico you could join. That's right that's right. The more recent episode we have on the Yucatan merita excellent will. Why are we talking about the Republic of Georgia well? We actually moved to Tbilisi about a year ago. It's our third time living here the second time where here. We got married here a few months after that we decided we actually wanted to live here permanently and now we do so. We used to live in Merida Mexico for a while. That's why we talked to you about that a couple of years ago and now we live Tbilisi so when you say permanently. This is permanently from the context of a travel blogger which means more than a couple of months. I think this is more permanent than decisions. Cassia already almost a year and we've got no intention of leaving at this point. And why should someone else come to the Republic of Georgia? I would say the main draw here is firstly. It's quite undiscovered. It's a little bit out of the way for most travelers but it's beginning a huge amount of press internationally recently especially because of the food and the wine. It is the birthplace of wine according to the most recent archaeological evidence. And but yeah and that's eight thousand years old eight thousand years ago. They found pottery stained with wine from eight thousand years ago so at a definitive evidence that it was actually going on. People were making wine and drinking wine interesting. And what kind of itenerary are you going to recommend for US? So obviously there will be some wine to try but there's also a lot of history here because we're right in the e east-meets-west sort of area. We are nestled between the Caspian Sea and Black Sea with Russia to the north and Turkey to the South West and on Mesnier and Azerbaijan to the south and the east. So there's been a huge influence of all these different coaches for the itinerary. We're GONNA start off in the capital Tiblisi and it is quite a big city with a lot of history so this was founded in the fifth century. Ad. So it has been around for a long time. There's lots of different things to see when you fly in on the first day the flights that come in from the US and via Turkey or quite early. Morning arrivals cold yes. So we'd say the first day that you'RE GONNA be here. It's probably going to be a solid half day of recovering and sleeping and then you have like a half day in the afternoon to go out and see some things and then enjoy the evening and then have a secondary Tiblisi. It's quite a fun city and there's a lot to do here day. Three we'd be heading east towards Kakheti. Which is the primary Wine Region? But of course it's also a very historic region that changed hands between different cultures the Persians Arabs. And of course the Jordan's at the moment firstly we'd be heading to the hill town. Well it's a mountain town of Cigna guy the city of La City of love actually a town. But it's very beautiful nestled on a little hilltop with views down the valley and towards the Caucasus Mountains in the distance the next day staying in the wine region and moving too quickly which is right down in the valley. It's like a very central part of the wine region down there where the river valley runs through where the river runs through the Amazon Valley is the name of the valley and then day five heading north through the valley towards to Lavi which is the capital of Kakheti region. Kakheti actually used to be an independent state for a while as well with separate from Georgia. Now it's integrated with Georgia Day six. We'll be heading back towards Tiblisi through Tiblisi. And then there's a number of important historic sites just north of Tiblisi which include the ancient capital before Tiblisi. Which is called mosquito and also hopeless. Which is an ancient cave town slightly to the west of mosquito and also towards. Gori which was the birthplace of Stalin. And this will wind in that area for people who are real wine lovers. You can have some different wine region. They different groups in different regions. Definitely thinks to explore and then heading back on the seventh day towards Tbilisi so that people can catch they're flying out or if people flying out of Kutaisi. Which is the other main airport then heading from gory towards Kutaisi. Which is about a three hour drive so this couple of flexible options bad us the refinery excellent and we'll go back through that in more detail so before we get into that we should say that although it may be undiscovered it's not undiscovered on amateur travellers to other episodes of the first one at least ten years ago and the second one more recently and so we'll put links to those in the show notes and Tillman makes me have listened to the most recent one of those two so some of the things that are mentioned in there they may skip over. We'll see how that works for time but you started us in Tiblisi. Yeah so let's talk about. Maybe doing a walking tour covers some of the attractions. A few of these mentioned in the previous episode. But it's definitely worth mentioning a few of them again just briefly so that people get a general feel for it. Yes I mean generally in Tiblisi. It's this really vibrant city to visit. You can go out almost any time of day or night. And they'll be people out and about doing stuff in a good wholesome way. There's like restaurants that are our opinion as Baas. The repin sort of dining really is a little bit anytime. A food and wine is exceptionally important. Culturally he'll and as I mentioned earlier. It is surrounded by all of these really strong cultures. But when you actually come to Georgia and come to Tbilisi you'll realize just how unique the culture is here as well so there are definitely influences from those other places but it is very very strongly George into the core. They have their own alphabet one of the unique alphabets of the world. Always done that. Okay so some people say that has some similarity to Amin but when you look at it really doesn't lie. The symbols of very very different says a completely unique alphabet and lots of unique words and the way people pronounce stuff tight is one of the hardest languages to learn. For sure will. In one of the things I've always had trouble with with Georgia in on the amateur travellers site is I take every country and I- lump it into a continent and Georgia. I have placed in Europe. But you look at a map and it looks like I don't know what I'm talking about. Yeah exactly I think Georgia in particular would consider themselves Europe and I think visiting. Here's a country. I also would just architecturally and culturally. I would consider it Europe as well definitely like Eastern Europe. But as you said if you look on a map would probably consider it to be Asia. I sometimes have a hard time putting my time zones in I can never find Tiblisi in a time when I'm changing from different countries. It's because it's always like nestled in Asia. But I think I would definitely say Europe and if we head straight south would get to Armenia Iran and Iraq and so Armenia. I would also be one of those that I would put in Europe culturally but Iran Iraq. I was certainly not Oshawa. John is just to the east and Turkeys just to the West. But it's the usual part of Turkey's eight is one of those as you say regions where cultures meet. Yes and I think at least from that perspective. It's because of the Orthodox religion right the Docs Christianity. I founded in Armenia in the fourth century or late third century century earlier than that. Armenia was the first Christian nation the first nation where Christianity became the main religion so it predates Rome becoming Christian in the three hundreds in Georgia was the second country they took on not too long after that. The estimate is somewhere between three nine three twenty six. Ad Different people have different opinions. And that was when Georgia took on the Orthodox religion poorly Al mentioned a little bit about that when we talk about some of the important attractions that relate to that a bit later on.
Parking Lot Landing With Jeff King
"This was in two thousand are at that point in time. I would my Turkey six at that point. I had about four hundred dollars on that particular aircraft and I used it for business and personal travel so at that point it was in September. I was during the visit. My sister and we flew from Holland to troy. Michigan and troy is a kind of an urban airport little bit north of Detroit Michigan and it was an uneventful flight. We you know the Cheer King. Six has four fuel tanks. We burn down the first two fuel tanks and landed in the left hip tank. No issues there. We rode my bike to my sisters and then came back and decided to go back home. We were GONNA stop at Hillsdale to get fuel. That's another airport that I was based out of at that point in time. And when you say we jeff who was in the airplane with you oh. I'm sorry I'm a HAM radio operator. We use that word we sometimes so no. I okay got it. You were so low and flying over to see your sister who I know you shared with us was sick. And you're flying over to visit her and then your plan was to visit her for a bit and then turn around and depart for home. That same evening is that right. That's correct come home that evening. So we wrote our bike back to the airport and Dinner run up and everything seemed fine. I had been doing short field takeoffs to says as a habit even though this was not really a short field and that was about a thousand pounds under gross so we didn't take off the twenty degrees flaps What up pretty fast. We pitched over from V. Ecstasy Y and immediately after that with the answer starts to stumble and then we lost power. It was of course it was nighttime. At that point we were on the eastbound runway runway nine and two seven at that particular report and started a turn it back to the field and then all of a sudden Stalin came on. And we're at roughly three hundred feet at that point. In time at that point you would your engine fails or I head engine stumble with Cherokee six four take aircraft and if you're going to get any kind of range out of it you would run out of fuel at altitude and the engine would star. Bill. Would I talk about that? You're eight ten thousand feet up. Always have something picked out ahead of time so your your heart would always flutter. I Dunno if anyone's ever not changed a tank purpose or not in for your heart flutters. Well this time. It wasn't on purpose this time. I wasn't ten thousand feet. This time. I was up three hundred feet. So you got that moment where you. Oh my gosh. A couple seconds elapses. It seems like a couple of minutes. So short field takeoffs techniques who knows is relatively high you're climbing out at Vx SPEED. You're just beginning to push over to capture V. Y. and your engine stumbles and then very shortly thereafter. You see the stall light right so at the airport when Stalin came on thankfully might training. At least I feel like my training kicked in at that point. My instructor be if our instructor. Jason Dyson from years past always messed around with me. I guess this lack of a better where we would fail the engine on me and he'd always tell me if you lose your engine on takeoff. The Insurance Company owns the airplane. What he meant by that was that you worry about yourself. You don't worry about your airplane. You worry about yourself so when that stall I came on I just pushed the forward. I didn't see what was outside. I didn't I didn't even look outside of this. Pushing forward was at a fairly aggressive. Push Jeff relatively hard or Takasu. Assume that that push. Yeah you have to understand. This whole series of events probably was fifteen to twenty seconds for the time I rotated to the time the engine baby ten fifteen seconds so there. There was a lot going on in a very short period of time so I would say the push was relatively hardware pushed it forward. Yeah where I was pitching over the top. I dropped flaps out as well. I took a twenty degrees. I dropped in ten when I went to wide and then I immediately pulled some flaps in his well once I was pitched down because I knew there was there was not a lot of space in front of me and I was correct. There wasn't so I'm I'm pitch down. I'm seeing portion of the Walmart parking lot in front of me and then a feel beyond their. I just pushed it down. I think one of the witnesses said he went into a dive and I did because I did not have a lot a lot of space to land the point. Jeff how is the visibility here? So you said you're up about three hundred feet when it stumbles. You're pushing over so now you can see over the knows. I mean you only had a couple seconds to make a decision here on where to go was visibility. An issue for you at all. Visibility was on an issue. The only thing with this particular field was I. My in-laws lived in the area. My sister lived in the area side using air for quite a bit so I knew there wasn't a lot a lot of choices to go if she had a problem. Yeah that looking at where you were in. That era means basically the Detroit Metro area. It's pretty crowded around that airport for sure. It's a industrial a mixed industrial commercial retail area. Yeah any Cherokee. Six has a relatively long nose. So when you're pissed up like that in a short field takeoff you pitch over visibility over the nose for at least a little bit can be an issue but you pitch over to start capturing glider really. You weren't interested in capturing a glide you're religious interested in preventing the stall at that point at that point it was just it was just muscle memory. I guess for lack of a better word. Where then you're training kicks in and you're doing things you're supposed to be doing and not thinking about it. So I I just I saw that stall icon and I thought about departure stalls. I mean again. It was such a limited period of time. I remember on the way down. The properties rotating slowly probably from the wind are not sure that the NTSB thought possibly the engine starting to catch again. And there's always coming down but at that point I stopped doing any of the checks doing and I just committed to the landing in trying to retain control the aircraft and was the Walmart parking lot straight ahead. Did you have to make a slight turn to get there? Where was it in relation to the attitude of your airplane while it was laughed and I started to do a turn when the ancient stumbled to try to come back to the field so call them turn right when that style came on. I I gave up. I know I've got to save myself fly. The airplane fly the airplane. Fly that Europe Lane. What I saw my windshield again was pretty surreal. I saw a white van. There was a very narrow strip of the parking lot that was free of cars. I saw white van ahead of me. Turning the left it turned out it was a white car but from that altitude looked like a white van and I just basically all my gosh. I hope he turns. I hope he turns. Because that's the only option. I have a whole bunch of parked cars and to the right of me. It was dark. I really couldn't see to the right of me. I had to go where I could see. Thankfully he turned. It probably wouldn't have been an issue for him anyway. She was so far away. But still if you saw the photographs that I sent there was like an alley behind a row of buildings and I was kind of aiming for the alley. That alley was behind a strip mall behind. The store is a Walmart. I was passing over. Then there was a parking lot. Anyth- me then a strip mall that had a alley behind it. I was trying to turn to edge between there and the feel Birla's again that turn was roughly from the time your engine sputtered. You start turning you. Were turning back with a sputtering engine then Pretty Soon. You realize the engines had quit. You're about to stall you push over and so that was About a ninety degree. Turn away from runway heading to head towards this parking lot. Is that about right arm? Say about sixty to seventy degrees but yeah right okay so laughing more or less north okay and you really have limited options. You pushed down to prevent the stall you seeing the only real open spaces parking lot. So you're pushing to keep flying airspeed into get into this parking lot. Did you have any ability as you came down for lateral control to miss? You know lighting or cars or anything like that or you pretty much really minimally guiding the airplane at this point I had enough control to put a heart slip in also to try to get down Got It okay. Yeah you can see the parking lot for quite well but as far as being able to see what's around you you really couldn't like I hook theon right main landing gear on a shopping cart corral when I was flaring and I didn't even see that yeah. I saw that in the video. You sent by the way for our listeners. We'll have the pictures that Jefferson and the short video clip from the parking lot that shows a portion of a crash up on our website. So That is interesting so you turn it. You see the parking lot but you're too high so now you're into a pretty good slip to try to lose that altitude to get down to the parking lot and then you come in and take it from there so I'm pushing down hard starting to flare and I didn't see the shopping cart crowd but it hooked my right main as I said. Toilet the right main often it went shopping. Carts went flying in the air. I guess the at this point it starts to become I mean the whole thing was surreal but then it becomes extremely surreal at this point. I guess the first impression layer craft landed pretty hard Cherki sixes glide like a brick and of course I lost my right man. I didn't know it but I lost my right main. Sorry hit down pretty hard. I was a little bit stunned for a moment. When I hit the ground then became really surreal. Like I said I imagine yourself on the expressway. Drive your card about maybe seventy miles an hour and you go through a bunch of shopping carts. I mean they're flying up all around the airplane That was pretty bizarre. Then I'm sliding across the parking lot in this aircraft you know. I don't have any control. I mean there's no steering control all I mean I don't my right man I I. I was hoping to go between the Strip mall and the right side of the parking lot but the plane started to go to the right because there was no right it was dragging thankfully to the right was there was nothing to the right other than the embankment. Another parking lot about a five foot drop roughly so I'm sliding along okay. I think I'm going to live at this point. I'm shook it up but you know all my body parts are attached the cabins and tech which I got to say about Piper Cabin was was stayed intact through the whole accident so all of a sudden I'd see this bright white lights on my right side I go by. What is this all about? You know that lasted for about a second. And I'll get back to the moment. And then I shout over the parking lot over the embankment which is about a five foot drop that was on their big bump and then finally came to stop at the edge of the second part right the field or back to that white light as they say. I'm not really a religious person but apparently that was the tip tank getting sheared off on the The curb of the of the first part is that went over the embankment the Cherokee six has a fiberglass tank on it so it totally open it I at seventeen gallons in the right tank and totally open the tank up before an accident. And there's a number of things you're supposed to. Todd opened the door up. Turn the electrical off well. I didn't turn electoral off. I had incandescent lightbulb on the right tip. But as soon as the tip take opened up and of course Saddam flight broken immediately caused a fireball. Well thankfully the fireball and the gasoline got left behind and I kept going so I I come to a stop I look out my right window and the right. There's a small fire in the right wing. I didn't know I'd lost all my fuel. It was what was left so I- scramble out of the airplane I literally You can see one of the pictures where the right. Meanwhile sitting next to the right wing I literally had to dodge the right. The right wheels bouncing across the parking lot heady get the airplane. I had to either dodge it when I got on the airplane. As you're playing was a small fire the right wing. I didn't know the fuel situation there was you know. And of course I saw a huge fire behind me. I just got away from the airplane at that point so you survived the crash. You step out dodge. The right landing gear still bouncing down the pavement towards you and then what was your next action from there you're standing there looking at this Wreck of an airplane and thankful that you survived it. Thankful that the airplane protected you and then would you do jeff. Well at that point I ran up the embankment back onto the main Walmart. Parking Lot and there was a few people there. I I guess one of them did you. They asked me if the pilots okay and I said well I was the pilot. I'm okay everything's trying to register at that point and I asked to call nine one one. They already had called nine one one and we just waited for the police to get there and so forth. What an interesting deal. That happens so quickly. From your estimation from the time you release breaks till I don't know maybe thirty seconds forty five seconds later you're standing up on that embankment looking at your
"stalin" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"To make his own study group dedicated to fucking shit up as well as reading the first outlet for his youthful rage would be a particularly aggressive seminary priest nickname black spot for a hideous molen his head in eighteen ninety seven dollar had. I've been caught thirteen times reading banned books and as a result blackspot launched a crusade to break up the secret reading circles. He would search boys footlockers dirty laundry. Over the Muncie grew obsessed assessed with catching Stalin. And I'M GONNA quote again from young stolen at prayers. The boys had the Bible Open on their desks and red marks plucking off the sage of Russian Marxism on their knees in the courtyard stirred a huge pile of firewood. In which Stalin Era Micheli would hide. The band works in where they would sit and read them. She'd say who's blackspot waited for this and then and sprang out to catch them but they manage to drop the books into the logs. We were locked up in the detention cell at one sitting late into the evening and darkness without food but hunger maintenance rebellious. We banged on the doors until the among brought us something to eat. Stolen grew his hair out long as an act of protest deliberately targeting blackspot when the priest demanded he cut it. Stalin thumbed his nose at the man. This prompted the priests to to crack down harder and one night. He finally succeeded in catching the reading circle in the act writing filthy jokes in a notebook. The priests leapt into the room and grabbed the journal out of Stalin's hand and Young Stalin. Stalin refused to give it up and they wound up fighting over the book. The priest one black spot march stolen back to his room and force the boys to soak their journal with Wax and light it on fire after this he continued stocking stolen catching him again. A few nights later reading forbidden books. This was enough to get a letter sent home to kick a who road to immediately to talk with her son. They had what Joseph called their first argument over this at one point told him my son. You're my only child. Don't kill me. How will you be able to defeat Emperor Nicholas the second? Leave that to those who have brothers and sisters hurt by his mother's pain and fear. Joseph a shared her that he was not a rebel called this his first lying. Yeah Yeah Yeah it was. Joseph's behavior continued to degrade and his grades finally slipped to. He was still one of the best students at the seminary but was no longer at the top top of the class seminary journals note that he declared himself. An atheist refused to pray talked in class and would not take his hat off as a sign of respect to the monks he received eleven mornings things in the space of a few days which prompted blackspot and his fellow priests to searches possessions Yeah so he's he's he's You could say the acting out at this year I mean he's being radical yeah he's he's been radicalized that he's acting out. Yeah so this this all kind of comes to a head with you. Know sort of a fight between Stalin and this monk the blackspot who is like his his like really the guy who pushes stolen stolen out of you know what might be considered a normal path in life and kind of on this revolutionary course. His head was leading them there but this is the guy that he sort of love binds all of those feelings of frustration. Up In right. It's like yeah you go to college and you read and learn and you like find these groups of people people but you don't have. Yeah this sort of like this. You like uniting figure. Yeah pushes you. Yeah even Farther Abashidze the blackspot this this this priest kind of becomes the symbol of everything. That's wrong with society right. Yeah and I'm going to quote one more time. The Book Young Stalin about sort of the last fight they have in the seminary. They sprinted back into the seminary just in time to see the Inspector Force Open Stalin's trunk and find some Forbidden Works Wchs Abashidze grabbed them and triumphantly bearing his prize up the stairs. When one of the group charged in Ram the monk almost loosening his grip on the books but blackspot held on valiantly the boys jumped on him and knocked the volumes out of his hands Stalin himself ran up seize the books and took to his heels? He was banned from visiting town and cal and his friend who had charged them. Priest was expelled yet. Ironically so-so schoolwork seemed to improve. He received very good for us for most subjects in a five for logic even now we still enjoyed his history lessons indeed. He so liked his history teacher feature the only seminary teacher. He admired that he later took the trouble to save his life. Meanwhile the blackspot had lost control of Stalin but could not restrain his own obsessive pursuit of this malcontent. They were getting closer to the breaking point. The monk crept up on him and peaked at him reading yet. Another Forbidden Book. He then pounced taking the book from him but Stalin simply wrenched it out of his hands to the amazement of the other boys ways within rent on reading it. Abashidze was shocked. Don't you know who I am. He shouted stolen rubbed his eyes and said I see the black spot and nothing else he had crossed the line. Um Yeah. Joseph was expelled in May of eighteen ninety nine. The official cause was non-appearance at exams. But this is not entirely accurate for years. Josefa claim that he'd been expelled old from Marxist propaganda his mother however claimed that he'd been taken out of school against his will by her when he caught pneumonia. But the real cost seems to be more painful than either of these the blackspot spot raise the tuition rates. Just high enough that he could no longer afford to pay for Joseph to stay enrolled in. This seems to be what forced him out of seminary interest but this it was not a great tragedy for Young Stalin. He long ago decided he was never going to become a priest. According to Sebastian Montefiore blackspot had perversely turned Stalin into an atheist Marxist exist and taught him exactly the repressive tactics surveillance spying invasion of inner life violation of feelings and Stalin's own words that he would recreate and his Soviet police state. And that cody takes us up to Stalin's adulthood. Oh what fun hood baby. Yeah a little baby Joe. Doing crimes learning lessons having Shit right having secret clubs. Yeah Seger Club Book Club eating eaten up teachers. More enemy is pre putting on his fight close but getting getting kidnapped a couple couple of times kidnapped more times than any of the other students. We've talked subjects. We've talked about. He really got kidnapped a lot. Well and I mean you you know usually get kidnapped once and that's Kinda that's that's the one Did Shit Yeah Cody. Change your opinion of our old buddy Jay install at all. I wouldn't say it's changed. I would say it's more robust. Some illuminations yeah Yeah I mean sort of every step of the way like Oh yeah that makes sense okay. He took that he took that with them. Carried that with them for a long that one stayed with them while sort of every action he took in every action taken against like. Yep All right there you go that's yeah very illuminating. cushite cushite Cool Shit Well County has convinced you to start your own. Marxist Utopia in the steps of Russia convinced me more. Yeah We're GONNA fight days. We're GONNA just going to be fight kidnapping children. I learned the opposite lesson. There are that I've learned. That can having good so it is good. This is always been a pro kidnapping pod okay. That's okay I didn't I didn't I didn't want to presume so no sophie. We're we're sponsored by the concept of kidnapping right. I mean yes sir. Number one sponsors the concept of kidnap from code do it code good excellent. Do It exclamation point x Ray Promo Code Kidnapping at the new APP kidnapper with Nowy. Take the children dot com take children DOT COM. Oh boy cody you WanNa plug you plug. Ables can't wait and so I won't do it now Yeah got a show called. Got Some more news. You can check it out on Youtube We got a twitter. My personal twitter's Dr. Patrick Cody We've PODCAST COZ Katie. Stole even more news going another podcast with Mike Katie. Stole and other Co host Robert Evans called worst year. Ever on and good. It's pretty good It's terrible in terms of The subject matter and the time in which it's recorded And Yeah our Patriot. Dot Com more news. Want to support that and I don't know what's up guys. How you doing in the Democrats are losing the impeachment as we speak because the Democrats are losers? Ah Yeah the Democrats what. Joseph Stalin wouldn't have done is taken no for an answer from Congress. But that's not a good thing in reaction maybe not something they should do so by the time. This episode comes out on Thursday because the Senate's voting on Wednesday the biggest losers a bunch of losers lost the the witness vote today. Our only hope is that the corona virus makes it into a really nice. DC Steakhouse MHM Congress a little bit like this other things that can happen. nope that don't involve that. Is it feel like I feel like that happens in this spread more. Maybe maybe it won't be contained to just a few members of Congress that we wanted to go away. NOPE nope all right. That's IT Promo Promo Code and your only hope is to listen to more behind the bastards. You can find us on the Internet along with the sources for this episode at behind the Bastards Dot Com. you can find me on twitter at I right okay. You can find us on twitter and Instagram at Bastards Pot You know that's the that's the episode out into the world and remember the most important lesson of Joseph Stalin regularly fistfight. All of your neighbors then catapulted cow the catapult the hell out of the cow. Wait wait I'm Brooke shooter. I'm America's number one gossip columnist. I want to tell you about my new celebrity. podcast Naughty but nice with rob shooter every Monday Monday through Thursday. I'll be joined by some of my fellow gossip reporters and maybe even a celebrity or to to serve up the freshest T. Listen and subscribe on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your favorite shows available now from Iheart a new series presented by t mobile for business the restless ones join me. Jonathan Strickland as I explore the coming technological revolution with the restless business leaders who stand right on the cutting edge. They know there is a better way to get things done and they are ready. Curious excited cited for the next technological innovation to unlock their vision of the future in each episode. We'll learn more from the restless ones themselves and dive deep into how the five Oh gee. Revolution could enable their teams to thrive. The restless ones is now available on the iheartradio APP. Or wherever you listen to podcasts..
Does killing Soleimani really change anything in the Middle East?
"For a generation Iran's May General Sulejmani he was a consequential Fica League in the Persian Gulf for the Americans in the region Sunnis? He was a terrorist mastermind for the Iranians the Assad regime in Syria Hezbollah in Lebanon. Sulejmani was a hero who protected the Shia cresent in the region. So it's no wonder the Iranian generals death via a drone attack attack in Baghdad. That was a huge news story. Earlier this month cast into the money rainy and military commander assassinated in the US drone strike on mm struggling marks a huge escalation coming just days at was revered by Iran supporters in proxies being blamed for the deaths of hundreds of Americans in the Middle East over the we took took action last night to stop a war. What comes next? What's the broader strategy? Here we did not take action to start a war. Your since the American killing of Sulejmani Tehran launched a missile strike on your spices in Iraq and in the process mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian Ilana carrying one hundred seventy six passengers something. The Mullah's had initially denied responsibility but crucially the Iranians signings avoided killing Americans. which was the red line? The president trump has drawn. US military response. So we'll this episode. Leave Iran Ryan stronger or is tyron now more isolated than ever and what is the showdown between Tehran and Washington Maine for Iraq the US military Tori prisons there and Iran's nuclear ambitions. Danny Applica- is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington and Co host of the AAAGH. Ah podcast what the Hell is going on. Making sense of the world get identity. Hey Tom and I'm in. Sokoll is author of Iran Rausing the survival and and future of the Islamic Republic and CO author of Islam beyond borders the Oma in world politics. Welcome back to Iran. How good morning now? Also Amani abetted genocide in Syria to keep the Assad regime in power. He's responsible for the deaths of many American troops. He armed Hezbollah in. Lebanon with rockets is to attack. Innocent Israelis killed many innocent Sunnis in Iraq. So I mean isn't the world better off without Sulejmani. Were president trump. I think so. And also quite a number of American allies in the region Probably I think the same way but at the same time demand was a national hero and in fact that he was the one of the top strategic brains behind Iran's overseas operations and expansion of eight onion influence in the region. I will just support related to the fair that it only leadership has about the possibility of an American attack or an Israeli attack on a combined and attack. But let me see this Tom that nobody is commendable. dimitris full of commanders. Top commanders into the Nobel Prize winners and so on General money is being replaced And I think e to the debt is a widespread view in the West. That if you bump one or two individuals isn't the situation is going to get better We duty cold in history that take for example a Prime Minister Anthony Eden go around the nineteen fifties and calling for the elimination of Jamaa Nasser as the national president of Egypt and has was that this man is removed from a then. Everything will be fine. Nothing died in nine hundred. Seventy and a situation has not improved a cold and and at the same thing was said to be so I mean the point though. Is that knocking off Salomon. He's not going to make a great deal of difference. But also can I just add to this Dani salamone and these Iranian backed Shia proxies. They did help inadvertently into why help. America Islamic state. So does it worry you that people cheering the loudest about this. Guy's death other suny jihadists in there are slighted areas in the desert and the mountains of Iraq and Syria. I don't think they're the ones who are cheering the loudest I. I think you heard pretty loud cheering from here. I think you heard some plenty of loud cheering in In Iraq and Lebanon and and elsewhere throughout throughout the region. Look you know. I think it's important to acknowledge that. That as the head of the cuts force Qassem Soleimani was a very powerful folks very influential very strategic and very effective leader and he brought that effectiveness to things. That would terrible And the arming of Hezbollah. The murderer of half million Syrians. The arming of mass. The arming of in Yemen. We could go on for a while here but but But he did all of those things but when when the challenge was from Sundays you had is. He helped set up and guide ride. The hoste. Shabby the popular mobilization units in Iraq that That that ended up being part of the battle to to defeat Isis. The problem here is that every situation in the region is is more complicated than the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Just because Stalin Fort with us to defeat Nazi Germany did not make stolen a good guy. And if you look at these anti-regime protests some and. I've been breaking out in Iran since Tehran admitted that its military military shot down. A Ukrainian passenger Ilana have the Iranians overreached because despite the Iranian successes in Iraq Syria and Lebanon on on their rule out officials sites there on stable they print across he so have the Iranians overreached. There's no doubt that many Iranians feel about the Ashim and today have protested over the last few months in order to bring about A structural reforms today as a system of governance and economy which is setting enormously under represent- trump's sanctions but has the Iran overreached. What are I pointed out earlier I mean Iran does fear a a very strongly as possible American that much Israeli combined attack and therefore what update on your the humans done his belt reasonable security and press such for itself which would really want? Shepherdess Arafat at all costs but that does not necessarily Saudi mean that Iran is only Aggressive power in the region aggressive actor in the region. I mean. Let's not forget that that that the destabilization Iraq really started the two thousand three. US invasion of that country. Okay so the. The American invasion of Iraq helped Iran on because it overturned the suny state and it created a Shia majority Stein. I saw a natural law with the Shia brethren in Tehran following following on from that Danny shortly a problem about striking at pro Iranian sheeham paramilitary groups as trump has done is the now part of the Iraqi state. So is it any wonder. Washington's increasingly modulation is part of the world. First of all. I think it's offensive talk about Shiites. As if they're all some sort of monolith. The share of Iraq are Arabs. The Shia of Iran are Persians. These these are different people this. These two countries Shia versus Shia fought a bloody war for eight years in which there were one million casualties casualties in the nineteen eighties. The notion that somehow Iraq is a natural satellite or or or or slave to Iran is wrong Iran has chosen to try to dominate that country and demonstrations throughout the central and southern part of Iraq. Over the last month have been against Iranian domination the Iranian consulate in Jeff was burned to the ground at the end of last year not by Sonny's he's not by Sunni jihadis not by Isis not by Kurds but by Shiites carrying placards yelling out to out for Iran. Get Out of our country and I think that that is absolutely right to suggest that Iran has gained more influence in Iraq since the demise of Saddam Hussein. I I guess I I'm just not that big a fan of Saddam Hussein and the and the stability that he brought to Iraq. I wish that the United States had done more in the aftermath of the wall. I think thinks that we I think that we failed miserably. In many instances I think it was absolutely fatal in two thousand eleven when at a time of genuine stability in Iraq Iraq. President Obama withdrew troops and really provided the opportunity for Isis. To rise up again. My guest Daniel Placate from the American Enterprise Institute. And I'm in Sokoll. He's the author of Iran rausing and Islam beyond borders. I mean how would you respond to all of this. Because we've got these tensions here between Tehran Iran and Washington and the Iranian backed Shia politicians released most of them in Baghdad. I support if not closer ties with Tehran. They want the the Americans out of Iraq. But don't the sooners and the Kurds fee for the Iranian intrusion in Iraqi sovereignty. I absolutely and of course sir. The APP is not only the president of the American so who'd be which are being the opposed to in Iraq but also the presence of eight onions there. No question Ah about that but at the same time if we know that the majority of the Iraqi population is made up of the Shiites and some powerful elements among the Shiites have got the value equals relationship and relationship. What they don't know in the meantime ago? The Iraqi parliament release the iranian-backed Majority Shia legislators I support the withdrawal of US troops Danny now given trump's ambivalence about the region and the fact that he was elected impact to get the US out of the so-called forever awards isn't a US military withdrawal from Iraq. Just what trump and many war-weary Americans want. Well it's kind of funny. Isn't it because we start off talking about the you know the Iranians and what they want and and of course. The number one goal is to get the Americans out of the region and that is in fact the instruction is that has gone out to all of their proxy groups. All around the region. Is You need to step up activities to get the Americans out. Then we've got the president of the United States. It's who dearest and fondest goal is to get American troops out of the region so so a couple weeks after killing Kassim Sulaimaniyah. We have this unbelievably in coherent bizarre response. Where we where we're doing exactly what the around him one let? This is what Donald Trump has to sort out. He has to sort out whether he's the president. He's the kind minded president who who leads in a forthright fashion against men like costume ceremony. Who Seek to destabilize the region and extend Iran's hegemony Germany or he is going to be the kind of president that like Bernie Sanders like Barack Obama wants to turn around and high tail fin is to the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump's uh-huh Washington energy independent America Stein fought these endless wars danny well A? They aren't endless wars. We have lost fewer people in these. This was than than than we lost a single day in World War Two so while they are conflicts that have continued on and off to a certain extent. You know the notion Shen that we've been sold that somehow we've still got one hundred and fifty thousand troops on the ground and losing them at a rapid pace is just wrong. We lost six in Syria. I I mourn every single one of them but the Kurds lost eleven thousand in their fight against Isis. So what what. What is the reason? We'll tell you very straightforwardly woodley because every time we turn tail every time someone says let's get out of that bloody Middle East. Let's pay attention to something fun. Like Asia and you'd like that. Tom Would now but hang on your way but every time we say that we end up being dragged back because the dynamics in the region of the ones that bring us back we need. We need a long-term solution that lets us. Stay away for good rather than one where we run away. Anita did it come back every single decade I mean the two thousand fifteen nuclear deal Provided tyron with as much as apparently one hundred fifty billion dollar windfall. Aw and certainly many people who are skeptical of the deal side that the Iranian spent lavishly arming the Shia militias across the region. So what it was trump right to pull the US out of the deal and instead impose maximum Prussia built around these economic sanctions on Iran. I think he was totally wrong and and I can care. There has been a backlash president. Trump's would would you withdrawal has a basically a provoked said that on Not to really go for the for police. Speed to in order to rebuild that they have nuclear program and. I think you're going to really do that. And of course that also carries the risk of a possible confrontation from tation between the United States and Iran possibly Israeli attacks on Iran and that could easily dissolved in a regional warfare. That at the end nobody may may be able to control it Danny. Any I mean a lively debate. Thanks so much for being back on. ABC
"Welcome to dictators a new park cast original. I'm Richard and I'm kate with this series stories. We want to go deep into the minds of some of history's most hated despots. We all know about the atrocities committed by the likes of Hitler. And and Stalin in the United States were familiar with longtime American adversaries such as Fidel Castro and Kim Jong Hoon on dictators his will trace the psychological cultural and spiritual influences that transformed these individuals. Either they were born psychopathic or they were hardened by circumstance without fail each went from wanting to save their country to destroying it you. You can find all episodes of dictators and all other park has two originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream dictators for free on spotify. Just open the APP and type dictators in the search bar at podcast. We are grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're listening? It really does help for our first six episodes we're starting with a bang As we explore the lives of World War. Two's three worst dictators Benito Mussolini Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. Today today we'll see how Mussalini harness disparate social elements such as socialism nationalism and future ISM to forge a new belief leave system fascism. This hateful ideology would be his chief tool in portraying himself as the ideal Italian man Dan and it would go on to inspire an even greater evil next week. We'll see how an alliance with that greater evil no not see Germany led to Mussolini's downfall. Mussolini is often thought of as Hitler's incompetent lackey his fellow fascist. Who Lost the war in Italy and died a day earlier on April twenty eighth nineteen forty-five his body hung the square and spit upon? But that is the modern perception in his time. Mussalini was considered a swashbuckling heartthrob heartthrob a master politician. He rose to power in Italy years. Before Hitler became the face of totalitarianism despite destroying civil liberties in his country and exiling thousands of Italian Jews to concentration camps Mussolini's people loved him mm-hmm and some still do. But how could the people of any time view a monster in such a romantic light and how has there's his global reputation fallen from that of the ultimate leader to the ultimate stooge in order to answer these questions. We must trace Mussalini his time as a socialist agitator in Switzerland to his years as a newspaper man to his crafty rise to prime minister. Aw Mussolini's entire life was a self defeating journey to fulfil a masculine ideal. He was born on July twenty ninth. Eighteen eighty three his father allesandro. Mussolini was his first role model. According to Spark Educational Mussalini once told a reporter after I come of peasant stock. My father was a blacksmith. He gave me strength. A young Mussalini would work the forge with his father sweat dripping sparks Sinjin. His skin researcher Andrea Son Giovanni describes the traditional image of Italian steelwork doc as a completely masculine world where the natural characteristics of man strength courage leadership honor aggression are praised to excess. Mussolini picked up on this learning to be strong to a fault to express only the most dominant reported himself. He was taught that a man worked hard that he and his father were the laboring peasantry and across the country in Rome there was was a king and a church that reaped the benefits of their labor and didn't work at all even worse. There were Austrian kings to the north who ruled old overland and people that were rightfully Italian. Young Mussalini imagine these rulers like fantasy despots almost inhuman every day at the forge. His father filled his mind with ideas about a revolution of workers just like them. Men like them mm-hmm strong workers who made up the real Italy. who would one day inherit the earth? Mussalini loved his father and he wanted nothing. Nothing more than to live up to these ideals. This belief system socialism with a little bit of nationalism would entrance and beguile him and throughout the rest of his life but as much as he admired his father he was also confused by him he talked about strengthened honor but but Mussalini gradually became aware that allesandro didn't exactly personify those things his father's main focus in life life was not on his work or his family but his mistress who we often spend money on while Mussalini his two siblings and his mother lived in a small home eating very basic meals this engendered toxic dichotomy within the young boy. He had a father telling him how to who act like a man but had no strong male role model to actually show him what that looks like and so he would spend his life trying to decide for himself. Mm Self how a man should act while nursing a selfish streak that would topple a republic because of his own father wasn't going to look out for for the young Mussolini and who would. His mother noticed growing anger inside of him in eighteen. Ninety Ninety two when Mussolini was nine she sent him to Catholic Boarding School in the hopes that the priests would be able to calm him. The opposite was true. To the Catholics were largely anti-socialists they took out their political beliefs on miscellany the son of a socialist this included withholding ending food from him and forcing him to sleep in the dog Kennel. His selfish streak deepened as he felt that truly the whole world was out out to get him at the same time. Some of the masculine ideals he had picked up from his father were being reinforced. Catholic doctrine emphasized is the differences between men and women how men were meant to be masculine leaders and Women Feminine Mothers. This idea was driven home by the simple fact that it was an all boys. School with male only teachers Mussolini's growing toxic masculinity famously boiled over one Sunday in the school yard when Mussolini stabbed a classmate in the hand and so his picture of the ideal man continued to fill out the ideal man was a strong hard worker like his dad had taught him but as he had picked up from Catholic school. Aggression was a vital a piece to the puzzle. He would never forget how the anti-socialist priests had treated him there pettiness. There need to exert control all over. A child was anything but masculine.
Russian PM and entire government quit.
"Putin has embarked on a sweeping reshuffle of Russia's leadership accepting the resignation of prime minister Dmitry Medvedev and proposing constitutional amendments that would enable him to hold onto power even after leaving the presidency in twenty twenty four in a surprise move. Russia's entire government said it would resign in full just hours after Putin announced plans for a national referendum. That was shift power away from a success to the presidency. The president is laying the groundwork and work because he prepares for a transition. In twenty twenty four the town analysts say will likely see him abandoned the presidency but remain Russia's dominant politician in in a beefed up role such as Russia's prime minister or in the government State Council instead the sixty seven year old has in effect ruled Russia since two thousand thousand him the longest serving leader since Stalin and what he plans to do in two thousand twenty four remains the most important political question in the country in a televised speech before senior officials Putin suggested amending Russia's constitution to limit a future president to just two terms in office. He has served four tightening residency requirements for presidential candidates and letting parliament choose candidates for prime minister and the Cabinet in effect weakening the presidency. Shortly after the speech Medvedev said that Russia's government would resign in full allowing Putin to appoint new new ministers Medvedev who also announced his intention to step down was appointed to a new position as the deputy chairman of Russia's Security Council which is headed headed by Putin Russia's media reported that government ministers were blindsided by the decision to resign
Greta Thunberg is Time's 2019 Person of the Year
"Fun with it how do you feel about this Greta Thunberg being time magazine piece person of the year I have thought about it yet I just all I don't I don't know I look at it I get it because if you look back in time some of the people who've won over the last hundred years now yeah some of them you scratch your head I mean how absolutely Hitler absolutely anti Stalin you're like what was weird I don't know but I guess it's somebody who galvanizes a movement or captures the conversation of the people I guess that's fitting well and I think that's the other thing we have this image of white person of the year sure right right means right and it doesn't really mean what we tend to
"stalin" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast
"Our December theme on which is dictators. Yes that's there's so many that we've talked about covering and it was like but but there's so much to talk about that it couldn't be your yeah episode. No it couldn't be one episode and in fact it was hard to really narrow down the dictators. Just spirit upsetting. Yeah it's actually. It's not great great. I mean first society so many to choose so many to choose from and we decided to forego the heavy hitters. Yeah because you guys I mean this month is going to be a bummer. I'm going to be honest with you. That's why we ease you into December with the Cannibal episode. Yeah so after you listen to that. I'm sure you were like nothing. Can Be worse than this. And maybe I don't know Yup find out. Yep so today we're talking about a real a real shithead. We're going to be saying ETTELAAT. Today's called man of steel heart of Ice Joseph. Stalin Tari unless you know about Stalin. Stalin was a gorgeous as Alan Young. Yes that's that's about.
Trump Impeachment Inquiry: A Quick Recap
"More as Democrats and Republicans on the house intelligence committee ended what is likely their final impeachment hearing chairman Adam Schiff asserted president trump's conduct went beyond Watergate this president believes he is up all the law beyond accountability ranking member Devin newness called the hearings a show trial the latest attempt by Democrats to oust the president from office and their Russian dossiers and investigations fail to do the job they moved to plan B. the Ukraine helps those closing statements as this impeachment inquiry prepares to move to the house Judiciary Committee followed almost thirty three hours of witness testimony it began with ambassador bill Taylor who tried to show the importance of Ukraine to America's national security premiums or fighting Russians and counted on not only the training and weapons but also the assurance of U. S. support Taylor said in a regular policy making channel had taken over in Ukraine view reinforced by ambassador Marie Evanovich who questioned whether president trump was listening to people with interest be on national security they found Americans willing to partner with them and working together they apparently succeeded in orchestrating the removal of the US ambassador and colonel Alexander vin men raised alarms about making diplomacy personal is improper for the president of the United States to demand a foreign government investigate a US citizen and a political opponent and then came ambassador Gordon saman central assertion Mr Giuliani's requests were a quid pro hello for arranging a White House visit for presidents Lynskey and that brought us to David Holmes and Fiona hill to normally unseen players want a career foreign service officer the other a national security analyst they entered the spotlight and provided a cinematic finish to the public impeachment hearings I could hear the president's voice through the ear piece of the phone isn't voice was loud and recognizable David Holmes called it a distinctive experience to over here president trump on the phone with ambassador Gordon Solomon I dinner president trump ask so he's gonna do the investigation master Stalin replied that he's going to do it adding a presence Lynskey will do anything asked him to do when the call ended home stole democratic staff attorney Daniel Goldman he asks on then for his impression of the president's view of Ukraine what ambassador son one say to you it is it doesn't really care about Ukraine use
UK election kicks off: Johnson compares rival to Stalin
"Campaigning in the UK's general election officially gets underway today off to parliament formally closed down overnight the leader of the opposition labor party Jeremy Corbyn is promising what he called real change but to the prime minister Boris Johnson says that voting for mystical been will further delay brexit Jessica Parker reports Boris Johnsons message on the day of the conservative policy launch may already sound rather familia he's pledging to get rex it's done and deliver on a roll off of spending priorities in for example education and to the NHS and of a showing of making waves the prime minister has accused the labor policy of pointing their fingers at rich individuals with the vindictiveness came to Stalin's persecution of the queue lacks the close of a fluent Russian peasants Jeremy Corbyn dismissed the comments is the kind of nonsense the super rich come out with to avoid paying a bit more
Help I'm Surrounded By Naked Posh Boys
"I'm more deal deal your more dire yes in my all my God we we have a producer on his feet here he's just shelter power was shot so ben is back from his holiday on his own shut so foul of his CIA and yeah the good one that's one of the best ones shall we have already started a a needs to stop all this I don't Santita them Tom Yes please I had been kicking around for smells like just monitor that been that's an I think that's on the turn anyway two just depending on punching smells like a pro sandwich sandwiches so I think one right who we tasting today to tell us to bonfire night phone finite finite finite it's fine I mean I prefer it to Halloween Halloween is Halloween has celtic origins is predominantly the American T. fast whereas at least bonfire night is a bit of historical clout to it because of the boom fine this time of year is a young challenge the best isn't it CALC- phone plays it was very important test for my mother because the the local council have agreed to build four hundred and fifty houses in the fields opposite talk family house and everybody said Oh the bloody who oh I feel for the about every been knocking on every door around yours get petitions going on yes him over that with a white long gloves darling Washington Cold Sarah Good Sarah from thirty two and so Sarah from I love that that you think we live in a house that has a number oh well she cows go oh yeah just give out the address darling it's just Hanson manner I can and do the best Williams Darling and Saturday from hunts and monitor I'm so sorry to knock on your door like common but I've I've heard that building four hundred yes stalling four hundred and fifty houses across the field from US would you like to sign my petition and please Dahlan can have a stiff if one I need a drink it's only August ten right so let's move on j James Williams President listened to the podcast I'm sorry I'm jokin actually caught wait to meet you wound up meeting team and I can't believe I've known that you moment that what does that says a lot about our friendship you keep me hidden away I'm like a secret boyfriend audio moving even know about me so if you want to help with something you can take y you can send your towns of trepidation to help my don't come rude you you can send out I can't believe they do know view do they I've never met them I don't right now on the edges I just worry what you'll say yeah but don't let what you say on might yeah but don't forget like when when we do the podcast I play update wind you all the time like you really don't really are like this in fact this is a sanitized tossed as I went to tell you I went to a little bit longer than what Williams like where have you been sorry I dropped the kids off also and you'll say that to my parents because you'll think hilarious and that you see you find it funny Sara sorry I just dropped kids off in downstairs downstairs Lou they don't tell you about two piston not trump darling come to notice darling trump trump darling get your mother never drank it's ten o'clock in the morning darling I WanNa meet my they love you because you brought them to show I talked about y'all tax darling it's so nice to meet you Jordan tally me whereabouts in the country are you from darling okay how's your week pinch has been really good actually I've been back home back home that's nice he's just a really good time your parents have moved yeah like you know just check the handgun yeah got stuff to do okay okay good didn't you get recognized on the train when you come back up North Oh yeah is in a peculiar way I'm GonNa say well it would have to be peculiar recognized you yeah it was really because I also think with with radio presenters when you recognize radio presenters mean I would say probably two thirds of the people that listen to you don't know what you line thank because radio yeah you have to actually have gone onto the website or follows you on a social media platform to no you look like and that third is automatically clean wit so for us to be recognized you all being recognized generally by Weirdos some of us that do t television it's relevant feel like we've changed as a sous he's got on always talk about Al how great career anymore officer this anyway but yes you got nine right first of all it's very what you said and when people see me for the first time they say they expect me to look like Ashley from Konate History got from this England fat really skinny and Ginger it was really weird so on the train speaking this lovely go and when you say go what she was sixteen sorry a lovely lady called Hannah she was titled Lady She's Lady Offer Oh I if I was next to a woman on the pitching train who had a dog with a call the dog the dog was called Noman is he sir Norman Norman Norman the dog she's actually a lovely lady she really nice and we were just chatting away about less than our intelligence I was reading reading my book and she was ready Tonight Volk and she said Oh you're at just look after Norman I said yeah sure and I looked hope on this pogo she'd gone a shade of white she was Paler than you you want to talk she looked like a ghost and I've seen it goes before a gay ghost ghost like k. and she she was shade of uh-huh set your eyes feel really sick and she can't travel quits but it was really busy we facing backwards well why did she sit there because there's Nova seats it's available okay so I had I went to shop and bought a bottle of water and it got some very kind of you got some keep the receipt bloody two pound hound up those balls of war and and you know those paper bikes they wanted you to six six hundred pounds overdrawn all those paper bags that they put you yes in the shop so it's not that and she started being in sick no given the wall and I should be sick she was like Avon's watching and I was like your eye she turns me mouth went oh my God he's your baby Oh yeah that's me yes you do lou itself as I after you've been sake yeah but it's not the first time I've been recognized that waist really yeah just before on weird look weird just before started working on said radio station England then how can how can I explain why I know this story I think you're about to say I had to go for a routine checkup a routine gene check hope and this specialist right east straight out Younis is not much older than me and I got that will make you could smalto he could tell you a nervous fellow bill so I'm talking to him I don't like making the most awkward small talk about the weather about the cycling in all this kind of thing that he says right in its papillon occur and I'm gonNA give you a prostate exam I said yeah that's fine totally fine he said just get you down to your knees and putting as t- chest I am that Canadian behind in the global literally like a fulfilled in this league and he's finger we still talk about impeaching cycling in the weekend all would smalto opens boom shake soon as he sticks his finger up it goes I agent radio at the weekend I went the joke an air lock down that these days I capability he's having a full on chat with me about radio one career while he's fingering me ours so what does the girl on the train it's the BBC and if you do guys have any problems get yourself checked out I was at the doctors over the summer and everything was fine it was I remember I was there and I I thought I was being recognized derived checked in went to the to the Lou and came out in this young ish guy came up to me uh-huh and when excuse me you will and I only here we go properly poku snow like one of ours and puff chess down yes yeah you've been cold because how dare he can try my name did I tell tell you what else told about me when is it not rocket fan dot com with my face on the bag yes basically at a car was examined local the name on the side of the car and it was in the gym anatomy I'd phones in this gill short do you work for them off off the I'm sweating me now you've left you break because rolling down literally finish Mr Foe Watson yourself you all have you ever had prostate takes them not sufficiently speaking of doctors and is it ever okay 'cause I do this all the time and way moves is that what okay to rip the pages of my no is out without permission mission of the of the receptionist thing I always say stuff magazine's knitting patterns I'm starting to mood board Oh I'm buying a house in the New Year are oh you why have you and I'm I'm talking about this later I'm starting a mood board for like I did some some medical and my interior on a sofa magazines ripped out a written out really loud noise and everybody waiting room we're looking the council Christmas with that I was going what was was the page it really inspiring a cellphone off from DFS the fabric leather fabric it was my skin like scandi style right yeah this woman Game Eagles giving me looks like a lot well so we all thanks thanks Linda Balka so anyway how how's your week been it's all about me Joe Weeping yes fine I guess what I went and so for the fourteenth time we've just been told you don't need to keep this bit long so he's going to be guess what I saw for the fourth time Mary pissing poppins Yes yes I am I was having a very bad day last week and I wasn't planning to see it and I was in town and walk past the print side with hr and I walked into space you happen to have any Stacy's returns and they said no but come back in a few hours we might do so I did and and and they did they had one so I bought it it's cheap and not telling you so not any and it it was it was in the stools let's put it that way and that's you know the Labor bitch about the seat I mean there could but it was pretty good and I found myself sitting next to Mary poppins mother this was the mother of the actress playing Mary poppins when I saw it the week before on its opening I have noticed that Mary during two scenes drinks tea from a teacup and had been holding a teacup with little finger extended which we don't do is we Do because as I think I have explained on this podcast before can you remember it's because they used to do it in the fridge olden days what was it the Court of Louis Fourteen fifteen sixteen and it meant that you had the club if you get drunk you take a little pinky oh P- yeah it was a code for saying I've got the KLOPP up you've got the club yeah we can have into 'cause well yeah you it was not polite to sleep someone without letting them know that you had syphilis so you put your little finger out when drinking tea at court of an evening the other school of thought because that particular strain of syphilis was so strong at the time it made your joints stiffen up so you physically couldn't wrap your fingers round so either way gets it's syphilis related so I was having chat with easy Stalin's mother and during the interval and we were chatting about one or two things and she said Oh some of the costs went shore if they they should be saying mammal mom and I said Oh it's definitely Ma'am and she don't we do not get things rights and at that point I thought well here is my opportunity Yep so I said I just point point one other thing out could you pass this along I don't think we want to syphilis Mary and I think we probably want the little finger touch and I explained to her and she was she was made all the right noises so very interesting when I go and see it next week to see if that fingers touching how can you go and see a show so I honestly got gingy visit stress how obsessed this Mondays
What Polls Show About Impeachment Views in 6 Swing States
"All right back to this New York times piece because it's it's interesting she give you a lot of help too because you know they're very much did not want to run this once they got their numbers but here we are this survey that they had conducted your time Siena college survey where they got these numbers from depicts a deeply divided electorate in these battleground states a year from the election with the president's core supporters and opponents exceptionally energized and unified it at the same time a crucial sliver of relatively moderate voters just seven percent of the electorate support the angry with out backing Mr trump's impeachment and removal from office the findings suggest that public opinion has stabilized and shifting quickly against the president elated September leaves American politics where it's been for some time deadlocked with neither side likely to face severe political cost for its position on the president I don't agree with that if they run a solid campaign if we all do what we need to do the left will pay a price particularly with their knuckle heads vying for their nomination Democrats have long feared that impeachment what alienate moderate voters but in the pivotal states of Pennsylvania Florida Michigan Wisconsin North Carolina and Arizona majority voters support the angry self described dependence back the angry fifty one to forty three percent but they do not support in actual impeachment and not removal from office support for the impeachment increase is largely consistent with recent national surveys which show registered voters backing the angry by an average of nine points over the last three weeks our margin of four points higher than the one in the time CNN poll twenty sixteen the six battleground states were about four points more favorable to Mr trump than the rest of the country was a pattern that persisted in the twenty eighteen mid term election so he's not losing any ground in the states apparently the results suggest the president continues to be stronger in the top battleground states that he is nationwide this is keeping is narrow path to reelection alive an insulating him in his party from national political opinion to an extent keep in mind the relentless ideological monopoly media in this country day in and day out pounding away on the president national surveys have been less consistent about the issue of removal if you high profile national surveys including a fox news poll criticized by the president show a majority of voters supported pitchman and removal but many surveys have not shown support for removal the problem was that whole that fox did used forty eight percent Democrats a much too big sample an NBC wallstreet journal poll for instance found that adults opposed impeachment removal by six point margin forty nine to forty three percent nearly the reverse of the fox result a fifty one to forty three percent others Marist college Quinnipiac CNN S. S. R. S. and Monmouth college also found more opposition then support for impeachment and removal the time Siena results are fairly consistent with those survey so oddly enough the fox Paul was the ALR a group that could be crucial to shifting the balance of public opinion is voters who say they support the increase but are not ready to support removing the president so this seven percent slicer respondents tends to be younger thirty three percent rating at thirty four nearly half are self identified independence and they can prove tough for Democrats to convince fifty one percent say the president's conduct is typical of most politicians perhaps suggesting they hold a jaded view of politics that would tend to minimize the seriousness of the allegations against them well perhaps there right Mr trump supporters for twenty sixteen or nearly unanimous in their opposition to removing him overall ninety four percent of respondents who said they voted for him four years ago said they oppose his impeachment and removal it's possible the trump voters who have soured on him are less likely to divulge their twenty sixteen preference to a pollster now that's wishful thinking by the New York slimes no evidence for that whatsoever trump voters are not convinced that the president's conduct was a typical for politicians in Washington only eleven percent of Mr trump's twenty sixteen supporters believe that is Ukraine related conduct is worse than the conduct of most put the politician seventy five percent say it's typical Democrats and self reported Hillary Clinton voters strongly support impeachment and removal but they're divided by ideology in levels of political engagement and of course they're not they want to remove the president because they don't like because they lost same with the media overall eighty three percent of Democrats and eighty five percent of Mrs Clinton's voters said they supported impeachment and removal from office compared with ninety three percent of Republicans who oppose yes seventy five percent a moderate and conservative Democrats say they support impeaching removing Mr trump twenty one percent are opposed very Liberal Democrats on the other hand ninety three percent are in favor of course they are they're not like I said how much of the hesitation among Democrats comes from voters who say they aren't following the news about impeachment very closely of these voters twenty one percent oppose impeaching removing Mr trump new developments could sway public opinion as well of course the more time doesn't guarantee a shift in public opinion but this is not what the Democrats are hoping for two things more time more leaks more one sided process then all of a sudden they drop all their findings on the American people great drama in the media with all their you know music in orchestras in the background celebrating at the worst president ever a racist and misogynistic corrupt disloyal on American you know all the rest of it all of a sudden the drama of witnesses coming forward if there's a line up all their ducks they learned well from Joseph Stalin but time doesn't guarantee a shift in public opinion writes the New York slimes the rapid increase in support for impeachment after policies announcements of the opening of the increase last month this clearly slowed and perhaps even ground to a halt this is why they're slowing down this in because they want the Senate to be bogged down in a trial during the general election hopefully they feel knocking off some of the Republican senators but how from the media and running against trump is an impeach president facing a trial and so forth and so on that's what they're doing this is a complete bastardization of the impeachment provision complete bastardization thank Los attention doesn't ensure that voters will reside remove the president either from voters who say they're following the impeachment news very closely oppose impeachment removal from office ninety seven percent at you ninety seven percent so the Democrats are potentially vulnerable here we have to keep telling them the miscreants and reprobate said they are for the system that they're employing for the way they are undermining a legitimate impeachment process hi cheers about this
"stalin" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Some believe it was poison slipped into his evening wine. We may never know for sure. But on that day in early March, the tyranny of Joseph Stalin was over. He died at seventy three over but not forgotten. He contributed to a legacy of tyranny that would shape the world in many ways, the red scare and McCarthyism from nineteen fifty to nineteen fifty four turn the United States upside down as people were accused of being communists. This resulted in the persecution of several individuals. It was a modern day, witch hunt. Stalin's involvement and Korea's political affairs contributed to the Korean war communism which she had helped expand spread in many nations and we can't forget about his death count. It is estimated that due to Stalin's labour camps, the great famine and his ordered execution. He's responsible for at least twenty million deaths, but historians have calculated his number of victims, meaning those not only killed, but also those exiled or deported at more like forty million. That number is unbelievable, and perhaps even overlooked. It seems that Stalin's crimes are often overshadowed by Hitler and his atrocities considering the happened around the same time overshadowed maybe, but not to be ignored Timothy Snyder in an article from the New York review posed the question who was worse Hitler stolen at the top of the article. He answers with this quote, Hitler was worse because his regime propagate. It'd the unprecedented horror of the holocaust, the attempt to a radical, an entire people on racial grounds. Yet Stalin was also worse because his regime killed far far more people, tens of millions. It was often claimed in the endless waste of the gulag in quote, it's nearly impossible to come to a conclusion because of the scope and depth of the atrocities. No answer could ever be satisfying when you're discussing so many innocent lives lost due to one man's inability to look past his nightmares of conspiracy as Stalin said, quote, I trust no one, not even myself..
"stalin" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Soon after US president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, British Prime minister Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin met in Crimea to discuss the state of the world post war. The three came to the agreement that after Germany's official surrender, they would divide up the nation into fours zones. Each country plus France would occupy one of those zones to establish social and economic unity. Postwar. However, all four nations knew where the power lay Germany's capital city Berlin. Whoever took control of that would have the most control over Germany at the conference. Stalin agreed to allow. Free elections in Poland, which would reflect a more democratic government. When World War Two came to a close in Europe US president, Harry s Truman who succeeded FDR after his death gave a speech announcing the good news, solemn glorious. Our. Has had live to witness this day generalizing har- informs me that the forces of Germany has surrender to the United Nations, flags of freedom, fly all over Europe. Another meeting between the three nations took place in San Francisco in April, and this resulted in plans for the creation of the United Nations which was formed in October of nineteen forty five. The goal of the United Nations to establish and maintain peace and security fight for human rights and help resolve international economic social and political conflicts. By this point, Truman and Churchill were not happy with Stalin's actions. He had broken his promise of free elections in Poland. As tensions rose American and British ties to the Soviet Union began to disintegrate. This was the start of the Cold War America's approach. For preventing stolen expansionism and hostile takeover was deemed containment. Nineteen forty eight stolen tried to take full control over Berlin with military force, stall and trap the citizens inside the city. The US responded by airlifting supplies. So Stalin decided to try and one of them again, desiring to become the world's one and only superpower in began the construction of an atom bomb to rival that of the US q.. The famous arms race after the Soviets tested their bomb in nineteen forty, nine president, Truman sanctioned the creation of an incredibly destructive atomic bomb. In response, the hydrogen bomb, this began the tents and terrifying threat of nuclear destruction. The potential for third World War living in a state of constant fear. People built bomb shelters and had plans in place in the event of nuclear war. At any moment, the decimation of the world could commence. It was an anxiety ridden time for the world and especially for Joseph Stalin by nineteen fifty three, the seventy three year olds health began to decline with his paranoia. On the rise, he rejected his doctor's orders to rest more and work less so much so that he had his doctor arrested for even suggesting it stolen surrounded himself with a tight knit group of advisers. If he got the slightest whiff of suspicion, he would have no problem removing them from their posts or worse, and he made sure they were aware of that paranoia and suspicion became Stalin's default status, and he was planning another purge similar to that which occurred in the nineteen thirties, this concerned his advisors, they may have questioned Stalin's ability to continue leading the Soviet Union. On the night of February twenty eighth nineteen fifty three stolen summoned his men, including LeBron Lavrinic Beria the head of the secret police and Nikita Khrushchev of valued member of Stalin's inner circle. They watched a movie had a meal and discussed plans for extracting confessions from suspicious individuals. They finished around five or six in the morning crew shift later recalled quote, we said goodbye to comrade Stalin and departed. A remember that when we were in the entrance hall, Stalin came out as usual to see us off. It was in a jocular mood and joked a lot. We left in good spirits. Those dinners did not always end on a happy note the next day, none of the inner circle had heard from Stalin. It wasn't until ten thirty in the evening that someone went to check on him either a guard or a maid entered his private quarters to check stolen was on the floor in his pajamas lying. In a pool of his own urine. He wasn't moving. Doctors were eventually called and they found that Stalin was unresponsive. It appeared. He had suffered a stroke, but he was still alive for now. But on March fifth, nineteen Fifty-three stone began vomiting blood from stomach hemorrhage. He died soon after what would have caused the bleeding in his stomach..
"stalin" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Despot in town or near town. A man who would go down in history as the most notorious dictator to ever live Adolf Hitler. Stalin was watching Hitler at his actions closely. He used him as a model for leadership. He liked how Hitler manipulated the population and eliminated political opponents, and he saw how successfully Germany invaded Austria and Czechoslovakia acting out of fear or perhaps just being proactive stolen decided to ally with Hitler. He expected to gain territory the Baltics and half of Poland. The Soviet Union and Germany signed nonaggression pact in August of nineteen thirty nine in the summer of nineteen forty. The Nazi troops were in full swing and actively taking over Europe and Hitler got greedy. We'll return to our story in just a moment from the park cast network. And now back to the story sixty three year old. Joseph Stalin was allied with Nazi Germany in nineteen forty one towards the middle of World War Two. He. He genuinely believed that they were both fighting on the same side. There were suspicions that the Germans would invade the Soviet Union. Next by Stalin didn't consider this a real threat. They had the peace pact, but on June twenty. Second nineteen forty one German troops crossed into Russian territory. Stalin's interpreter at the time later recalled how quiet stolen became when he heard the news, he was shocked speechless. It didn't take long for Russian cities to fall under attack Stalin had spent so much time and energy purging the military of its leaders and commanders that there were not enough forces for the Soviet Union to defend itself. And then the war became especially personal for stolen German troops captured his firstborn son Yakov, who is serving in the Red Army. He was now thirty six years old. Once the Germans discovered who he was they told stolen. They would return Yaacov alive in exchange for one of their own prisoners of war. Frederick Paulo. Who's a German field marshal if stolen said, yes, he would have his son back, but what was his answer? Quote, I will not trade a martial for a Lieutenant. One theory as to why stall in didn't trade Paulos for his son was because of the damaging precedent. It might start if stolen traded a German military leader for his son. What about all the other Russian sons who were prisoners of war right at may have been easier to avoid the trade completely, which is what Stalin did as cold and calculating as it was. By this point, it seemed that Stalin's heart had become so hardened, not even the potential death of his son could soften it and it didn't on April fourteenth nineteen. Forty-three German troops shot Yaacov at the internment camp. They claim they shot him as he was trying to escape, but it's more likely that they executed him. Yakub had tried to kill himself several years earlier, but only ended up with a wound. Now, Stalin's firstborn. Son was dead and Stalin had crossed the point of no return. Meanwhile, sixteen year old, spent Lana had fallen in love with Alexia cobbler, a Jewish filmmaker more than twice her age Stalin sent cobbler to a labor camp earnings fed lawn as rage. His family was falling apart at the seams as World War Two raged on stolen, became disappointed with his troops. He said his sights on protecting one city in particular, the city named for him. Stalingrad German troops were already initiating takeover. And if they were successful, it would cut off Soviet transport to the south. Plus this was stolen city. If it fell in the hands of Hitler, it would be a loss on many levels. So Stalin had to protect it. But German bombs were coming down from the sky and tearing through buildings and monuments. There was no better time for a counter-offensive. The Soviet Union had plan codename operation, urine as the attack shocked the German troops by destroying the weaker flanks. This was a major turning point during the battle of Stalingrad something no one could have expected and overtime. This offensive began to tear down the German forces, but retreat was not an option for Hitler. So he ordered his men to remain and fight yet. There was one thing he hadn't anticipated the harsh Russian winter. To make matters worse. Nazi troops were low on food and medical supplies, which weaken their forces considerably on February second nineteen, forty-three German troops, surrendered to the Soviets Stalingrad was back in the hands of its people that battle change the course of the war..
"stalin" Discussed on Historical Figures
"To increase coal production by one hundred eleven percent iron production by two hundred percents in electric power production by three hundred thirty, five percent other some numbers. His justification for this. If the Soviet Union did not industrialize rapidly, it would be defenseless against western capitalist countries. There's more Stalin plan to motivate workers with a controversial caveat labors would no longer receive equal pay. Instead, the harder a man worked. The more he was rewarded. How was this measured by the output of product? This differed from the previously established principle that all men contribute to the workforce and receive the same amount for doing. So to make matters worse, the food shortage became an even larger problem and stolen began enforcing collectivisation in which individual funds were consolidated into government farms, Stalin blame the peasants for the shortage, accusing them of hoarding grain and ordered communist members to raid the rural areas and bring back as much grain as they could. He instituted a. See that required peasant farmers to hand over their extra grain. The coup lacks a group of wealthy farmers who owned land and could afford to hire help resisted Stalin's law. And so he considered them enemies of the state. This however, did not solve the food shortage so stolen called for something even more drastic. He ordered the destruction and the cool ax as a class stolen divided the cool axe into three groups which would determine their fate deportation, imprisonment or death. Regarding this policy stolen actually wrote quote, we must break the back of the peasantry because of this millions of peasants and farmers, starved and event, which was deemed the great famine. It was so horrible that some even turn to cannibalism after the cool act deportations began opposition against stall and his policy became rampant. One of these opponents was martinian recruiting who organized a group in Moscow this group set their sights on removing stolen from leadership review, ten even went further writing a manifesto opposing stolen and seeking democracy that reflected the political system of the west. As you may have guessed this greatly angered Stalin he called for the man's execution because of this stall on and his protege, Syria cure offs relationship began to change because key off argued openly against the death penalty in nineteen thirty to fifty three year old Stalin had rootin- arrested expelled from the communist party and sentenced to ten years in prison. He couldn't get the support from his base for the execution that same year during a political gathering on November ninth nineteen thirty to Stalin's young wife. Dedaj criticized Stalin's policies in front of several of his colleagues stolen then began flicking cigarettes at her. Perhaps a warning that something worse might becoming or maybe he just intended to humiliate her. She eventually left the table and returned to her room. There. She ended her life. She was thirty one years old Nme has made claims that Stalin had actually killed his wife, but that was never confirmed for the accusation. The made received three years imprisonment, eleven year old Vassili and six year olds. Spent Lana took their mother's death pretty hard, spent long, especially she felt a real sense of abandonment in part because she no longer had the affection and support of her father, his quest for alternate control of the Soviet Union consumed him. In may of nineteen thirty four. He commanded the central committee of the communist party to rewrite Russian history to make Russians proud of their heritage which meant changing the truth about how the people felt about czarist oppression. He had schoolbooks rewritten to exclude the rebellions in general social Malays of the people, but it was also to make Stalin look good. This is when the propaganda began in the Soviet Union, massive posters and portrait's of Stalin line the streets. He appeared in newspapers every day. The man was portrayed as a savior of his people, a God. Even he took credit for the revolution, providing for the needs of his people and protecting them from the corruption of the west. In a nutshell, Stalin didn't agree with the west democratic policies. He wanted more control over his nation, which is probably one of the reasons he arranged the formation of the n. cave e. d. the new car. Communist secret police. This organization would carry out any and all of Stalin's commands, however heinous in invasive they were. But would he go as far as assoiation perhaps the people responded well to Stalin's former protege, gay cure off his eloquence, enthralled them Stalin did not have the same effect and he felt threatened by this..
"stalin" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Joseph Stalin, you know, the name, it reverberates with gravitas and also terror. The man was a Russian Bolshevik. Revolutionary turned politician who ruled the Soviet Union from nineteen twenty five to nineteen fifty three. The year he died. Stalin was depicted on posters as broad shouldered and big boned towering even a dark, mysterious, powerful juggernaut. But would you believe that he was actually only five feet four inches? That's crazy crazy, but true and one of his arms was shorter than the other due to a childhood injury where he was hit by a carriage, his face forever. Pockmarked by smallpox cars was rugged, terrain. That surrounded what some have referred to as tiger is and who could ignore that thick bushy moustache above a stern and rigid upper lip. I know I never can, but there's more to Joseph Stalin than his mustache and his falsely intimidating stature. Much more. He was a prisoner many times throughout his life and an exile. He was a devoted and tunnel vision revolutionary fighting for communism and against czarist rule. But he was also a dictator and murderer. Many times over these are all accurate and defining words for the various stages of his life and political career. But now let's get to know the man behind the red curtain. In order to do that. We must look at the world into which he came. The year was eighteen seventy nine. Russia was the largest country in the world with a landmass larger than the United States and Europe combined Russia's borders, included the Ukraine, extending all the way to Siberia. It was under the rule of czar. Alexander the third of the famous Romanoff dynasty which had been in power for around three hundred years, like all royalty, he and his family lived a rich and privileged life, but ninety percent of the population, sadly did not. The country was mostly made up of peasants and lower class workers, earning meager wages and living in simple villages. One of these villages was the town of Gori in the province of Georgia on December twenty. First in a modest house on a stretch of rural land. A baby was born his name Josef Dzhugashvili. Try saying that three times fast. It's not easy. I'm sure his mother. Ekaterina eighteen at the time of his birth was a housewife and washer. She had married at the young age of fourteen and had three children before Joseph, but they had all passed away during infancy..
"stalin" Discussed on Uncommon Knowledge
"Brief sure blunders mistakes limited horizons but he was able to do it he was a dictator of immense aptitude and they saw that firsthand that he was advancing the cause he had no harum few mistresses he was utterly devoted to the destruction of capitalism sure a big story is what how what the costs are the tremendous costs of eliminating markets and private property and how what we think would some left this is the solution is worse elimination of markets in property doesn't get you to freedom that's part of the story but for stalin it was necessary historically for those around him they share that view with him and they were in off his power i am also i don't have very much admirations for stalin many ways he was this murderous mendacious murderous amended are to to interview begin to describe what he's like but if you're interested in paul you're interested in how powers accumulated an exercise what the consequences the subject of stalin is just unbelievably deep it's bottomless i've learned so many lessons about power evil power power that kills when power that also was motivated by ideals and those around him look like opportunists cynics but they too believe in this dream of a better world it was a false god full street and the world wasn't better and we know that now and some of them figured that out along the way but in the meantime this guy stalin was carrying all of this on his back stephen kotkin the all author of winning for hitler nineteen twenty nine thousand nine hundred forty one thank you for part two of our conversation by the way i said that was less questions not what's the publication date of all three you will right the previous question was the last stephen thank you thank you for uncommon knowledge and the hoover institution i'm peter robinson.
"stalin" Discussed on Uncommon Knowledge
"And and if he doesn't the troops will invade so the black male theory so let me capture stone so the book the book ends i have one more which is dear to me because i really want to hear what you have to say about i want to get to one last question in part two of our conversation with the book ends is wonderful part from anything else highly dramatic but in the collectivisation part and then the section on the great terror you be you can begin to get the feeling that this man is just on but but as the book closes and he's confused by the german disinformation and he's believing what he wants to believe yes you see a human being uncertain well trapped so to speak but his own patterns of thought yes he's not i'm not and he's about to real as volumes three otis but here my last my last couple of questions about volume to stalin waiting for hitler question he pushes the country through famine collectivisation then comes the great terror when he eliminates over eight hundred thousand kills over eight hundred thousands people who are with him is how does he do it at the human level and i have two two two specific examples yeah just love molotov molotovs own wife is arrested and she sent into turn legs l and she stays there until stalin dies stalin keeps her in internal exo viacheslav molotov remained stall loyal to stalin's and to stalin's memory molotov is one of the last of the old bolsheviks to die he lives until nineteen ninetysix and never utters a word of regret or disloyalty to joseph stalin you're right stalin's personal assistant the one who sits in the room controls was going to go into see him shiv thank you for pronouncing it alexander post scroll bishop you got it stalin permits his wife ro schoolby chefs wife to be imprisoned and executed and post shiv remains loyal to stalin during the second world war he's working twenty hours a day with and again he dies dies in the sixties as i recall not a word of regret not avoided disloyalty this is just incomprehensible how is to us it's very difficult to understand but let's remember once again stalin is a communist he's midwife ing historical necessity he doesn't have time nor should he the vote himself to worries about morality pangs of conscience individual victims who will forgive him if if the revolution is overthrown we will forgive him if he fails to build a communist state he will be guilty before history for having failed in his stoorikhel duty so everything becomes subsumed to this and mass murder becomes justified because it's part of the movement of history and the supposed greater good of humanity we don't have any documents that show second thoughts that show stalin wondering if he should have killed so many people or feeling guilt about the peasants who start the documents we have and they're very voluminous are about stalin not wanting to fall short in building a great communist power and being angry at those who criticized him for doing so his minions they weren't off him stalin had capabilities that they didn't have he had a diligence he worked long hours he read hundreds of documents day he was in charge of culture the economy the political regime international relations imagine if you will responsible for washington dc new york city in hollywood all at the same time one purse and he was able to put in the time to be on top of his.
"stalin" Discussed on Uncommon Knowledge
"The most troops it had the most tanks and planes not all of them however were up to date heart of soviet militarization because it had started so early in the early nineteen thirties was that they had an obsolete tank park and obsolete planes meaning they had been built years earlier the technology had improved but they still had those older ones in their tank park or on their airfields nonetheless he had prepared to fight a war however he was afraid he was afraid of the german army he had watched them overrun poland overrun like you said the low countries and then smash france six weeks rance fell here stalin's thinking the germans are gonna beat come embroiled in a war in the west after world war one lasted for years in a couple of months the idea that this would happen in six weeks that a great power like france france was great power with gigantic military and great technology the idea that france would full so quickly was really unthinkable stall so things had shifted on him and the pact was no longer as brilliant after the fall of france the entire thing was predicated on all the capitalists remaining at war for a long period of time destroying each other but instead the germans destroyed their french enemy and we're still fully intact and began to move their troops to the eastern border with the soviet union let's remember when stalin's borders moved west in all that land he acquired the result was now a border with nazi germany and the german build up was bright it was impossible to conceal and soviet intelligence reported on the build up the storing of gasoline near the border the movement of tanks towards the border the number of troops up and down the board uses information stolen was receiving you have you have a document photocopy document here where stalling receives an intelligence report that there's trouble coming that the germans are moving and he writes across it in the top you can send this tell this your your officer that this send it to his and then there's a expletive mother yeah this he's not this is not information disinflation one of the things about intelligence is that it's always contaminated with information which is not true known as this information right so we sweep up electronically everything imaginable in russia today and we think that that electron ix avalance of their cell phones in their internet and their landlines we think that that's firsthand knowledge but the russians are deliberately pudding false information into that stream in order to confuse us and a little bit of disinformation can distract from accurate information that you've acquired so this is what the nazis did to stalin his well they inserted obviously full information into the intelligence so he was getting unbelievably good intelligence dolon was but it was contaminated by falsehoods that he could recognize and so this led him to disbelieve the veracity of the entire report he couldn't pick out what was the distant for mation and what was the accurate information this contamination process was extremely successful on the german side moreover the germans planted fake stories that were plausible knowing stalin psychology how to explain the troop buildup the first explanation was that it was there on the soviet eastern border in southeastern europe in order to attack british positions in the middle east because the british had still not capitulated they couldn't dislodge nazi germany from the continent from the occupation of france but the germans couldn't invade across the channel so the british were holding out so the germans told stalin by implanting the information let's remember the soviets had the best spy network in the world which the germans suspect it and so by allowing whispering of information they knew that it would get back to stalin so they told stalin that those troops in southeastern europe on his border or not to attack him but they were to attack the british positions in the middle east on the mine force british capitulation that way then they came up with a second story the second story was that all there won't be an invasion there's gonna be blackmail the troops are there to intimidate so that hitler can get what he wants without fighting so for example he wants ukraine stalin will have the hand over the breadbasket an industry of ukraine.
"stalin" Discussed on Uncommon Knowledge
"Cleared war on nazi germany so stalin head his intro imperialist war it couldn't have been more brilliant from his point of view he would gain just as you rightfully said new territories which czarist empire had controlled but he had lost the soviet union had lost during the revolution and civil war they became independent the three baltic countries part of poland that part of what became romanian known as bessarabia he recovered all those territories moreover there was an economic dimension to the pact whereby stalin would trade raw materials like grain and oil and manganese and other minerals metals to nazi germany in exchange for the latest prototype so the best weapons germany was producing so stalin was getting a corn acopia of machine tools armaments which he could then reproduce in his own factories reverse engineer sometimes even got the blueprints and he didn't have to reverse engineer so the pact was extremely beneficial to stalin hitler had given up his leverage in negotiation he wanted to invade poland and britain france had said that they would defend poland sovereignty so hitler was facing the possibility of a coalition against himself of britain france on one side and the soviet union on the other which would have been a two front war so hitler desperately needed to eliminate that possibility and he gave stalin of wonderful neil stalin essentially dictated terms the big gain of all the gains was that france and britain became the object of nazi invasion of nazi warfare so stalin looked like he won in the packed a great geopolitical victory and so from communist point of view peter it does make sense preventing the all capitals coalition turning the capitalist war against themselves and then standing on the sidelines waiting to benefit because the destruction will enable a socialist revolution in the west hitler moves west he invades he goes through belgium he takes france drives the british expeditionary the movie dunkirk presents that retreat across english channels great british victory in fact it was a retreat been driven from the continent of europe but then the game the game shifts at least hitler's thinking shifts and he decides he's going to open a second front after all and of course as we know this book this book ends on june twenty first nineteen forty four deep into the night hours just a few hours before the nazis invade which was chris will open volumes three we want that volume quickly please so we know as we read this book we know what's going to happen this nazis going to put three million troops against the soviet union there three different going to go to drive to the self drive straight at moscow they'll drive up toward leningrad and stalin will real and real and real and twenty million soviets are going to die in this conflict we know all that with this book shows is that stalin misses all the signals we know what's going to happen he misses the signals close again it's absolutely fascinating and thrilling although disley annoying that you can't turn the page and get onto the invasion we have to wait for volume three but you close with the night before the invasion and you make the german invasion of the soviet union and you make the point stalin his almost grudgingly his commanders see all kinds of german activity and he grudgingly permits the commanders to to raise the combat readiness of his troops but under strict instructions to avoid anything that might serve as a provocation for the nazis and a few hours after the germans give the signal to deploy and begin the invasion there's a soviet train that crosses the border carrying supplies for the germans how did stalin miss it we have to remember that's a great question and it's very difficult we have to remember though that stalin built a military power he spent a lot of time in his office known as the little corner inside the kremlin meeting with fficials about military factories about new arm man's about the latest and the greatest tanks and planes and artillery and even small arms and so he had prepared this was the greatest military in signs of any the soviet military in nineteen forty one in history and had.
"stalin" Discussed on Uncommon Knowledge
"And much of the rest of the thirties stalin is competing with chamberlain or hitler's good graces explain that these we have to go back momentarily briefly to recite treaty of nineteen nineteen which is the treaty the main treaties not the only one semaine treaty from world war one and that treaty is harsh punitive treaty towards germany which is labeled the aggressor in the first world war and has to pay punitive damages and many restrictions put on germany the size of its army is very small can't have this can't have that the soviet union is not a party to the treaty at all they don't even invite them to the treaty negotiations so you have this anomalous moment the only time post bismarck since the unification of germany that both germany and russia are flat on their back that's why the british and the french along with the americans are able to impose this for side treaty on germany without any russian participation this treaty can't last even if the british and the french have the willpower to enforce it it's gonna come at some time it's going to happen that germany and or russia rises up from it's back again and becomes a power it so happened that both of them germany and russia has the soviet became great powers again within a single generation so here's the problem what do you do with the treaty that was imposed at this anomalous time and now you have these two great powers that were either not part of the treaty at all or were the object of the tree and they want to revise the treaty so the british spend the entire into war period attempting to revise their own verse i trading the french are opposed to the revision and this complicates the factor the french live next to germany and suffered most of the damage of world war one which was fought not on british soil on french soil and then hitler comes into the picture in nineteen thirty three and further complicates the story because he begins to violate the verse i restrictions and what are the british gonna do they themselves have been trying to get germany inside a european security agreement a kind of new deal where germany is motivated to be part of this they're incentivized the behave properly and help opole.
"stalin" Discussed on Uncommon Knowledge
"One thousand nine hundred eighty nine hundred twenty nine thirty it gets lucky rain is good the conditions are good there's a first ever collectivisation there's a there's a lucky harvest but then you get to three bad harvests in a row famine five to seven million people starve to death yes another fifty to seventy million are malnourished they starve with somehow survive yes in the kazahkh region where the form of life had been nomadic yes now under collectivisation they're tied to the land of fifth of of the population dies and in the ukraine again it's village after village after village simply starves to death yes and within the police bureau what's happening people are saying comrade stalin i told that we have a catastrophe here does what how does he manage to hold it together and work through this charnel house that he's looking into which he's turned the also astonishing the famine is very substantial it's in more months in the polar north it's in georgia in the semi tropical south it's in parts of siberia the ethnic causa population about a third of the ethnic cossack population parishes in that's just an astonishing number the whole wheat belt which is the richest soil the best part of the country's economy before this the whole wheat belt suffers mass starvation and mass death when thinking of that as southern russia ukraine the coupon for example the don river israeli horrific and stalin is getting reports about this now he's making some concessions for example he reduces the quotas the delivery quotas of how much grain each region is supposed to give to the state their grudging concessions too little too late but he does concede he allows some food aid to be reduced to be taken from the warehouses and spread to the famine areas once again grudgingly too little too late but he knows the catastrophe is happening he's got quite a lot of information about he doesn't know the exact size of the harvest because the officials are over estimating it so he actually thinks there's more grain in the country than there is this is something that most of the historian griffey has missed but anyway a bunch of officials begin to whisper that this guy stalin is ruining the revolution they weren't anticommunist they were communists but they feared for communism's fate and they whispered and they gathered in some of them actually wrote a treatise about the horrors of stalin's dictatorship the regime being what it was people informed behind the backs of those were whispering the whispers were arrested and sentenced for essentially political crimes for speaking the truth and stalin survived he survived because his inner circle closed ranks around him out big roughly are we talking about a dozen people in this yes dozen we're talking about of a little bit around the dozen a little bit fewer and they saw that despite the catastrophe that was unfolding that none of them could lead the country they saw stalin was able to carry this regime on his back deal with international relations yield with the culture deal with the secret police stalin had tremendous.
"stalin" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"So here's how those purchase worked for the first trials of stalin's 'great purge stalin would force public trials on people he hedy brought kind of trumped up charges against and people who you know he was concerned about rebelling prior to trial they be tortured other families will be threatened air they'd be interrogated until quote unquote confessions were signed and then they're admission of guilt will be paraded in the trials were you know did she pure propaganda just for show stone wish saving the country from another war at the hands of treasonous rebels who wanted to destroy their beautiful nation full of all this bountiful drain after a few initial public trials private trials and continue at length now we're torture threats you go on to get those professions many of the criminals us started a as old prominent bolsheviks that stalin just needed out of the way stalin's secret police led the way for this under his very watchful eye and effectively just a limited anyone who may have thought anything challenging earth a thought about challenging him and all this happened in two short years from nineteen thirty six to nineteen thirty eight the the big part these purchase first on his crew came after deal bolsheviks than the military officials than government officials the moved on to wealthy farmers artists intellectuals foreigners minority scientists anyone that pistol enough you know or or pissed off member of a secret police in the end he killed or imprisoned everyone in this country who could have radically most helped him lead to success his extreme paranoia just deleted experts in academia agriculture military crippling his own goals the official number of purge victims stands at one million five hundred forty thousand three hundred sixty six detained person of which whom six hundred eighty one thousand six hundred ninety two were shot an average of one thousand executions a day of various historians claim that the real number of victims could be twice that much as so much killing so much killing the first purse trial was in august nineteen thirty six three prominent bolsheviks who helped in the october revolution mic guys who helped get fuck installing into power and thirteen codefense were accused of joining leon trotsky in creating a terrorist organization to unseat stalin and stalin pinned assassinations onem was telling probably likely been involved in himself actual actually.
"stalin" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"Is is grew a stalin's group organizes and has their biggest heist steals a two hundred fifty thousand rebels uh or robles excuse me i guess i was george georgian monetary unit or three hundred forty one thousand rubles equivalent to around three point eight six million dollars in a two thousand seventeen now two thousand eighteen money being transported to the imperial bank at lot a no one knows whether stalin took part in the actual execution of the attack in the highest which has team lobbed grenades at the bank stage coach and has mounted escort from the tops of nearby buildings opened fire on guards killed up to forty guards and some civilians as well as number of horses according to contemporary reports so you know forty plus people die but none of from his group so uh win for stalling man that's like i don't know if you remember that will movie heat with uh oh man it was it it was a dhaka doc holiday from a bell kilmer area is one of her vouch hormones within like big shootouts the staff he's bank robbers the segment he was doing that real life okay some interested party members their angry about the bigger you know robbery confrimed valid the attack but he denies it all and then stolen has to grieve a death that affects him greatly his new bride cato contracts typhus dis on november 22nd ninety no seven and he is beside himself so much to other friends worry he will commit suicide and watch them closely he loses composure throws himself on kedo's coffin before he sees a secret police approach and his wife's funeral escapes unable to give his son a normal life due to the whole wanted by the government situations in he he leaves his son in the care of kedo's family eire's wellknown quote about the event nobody could believe sosa was so wounded the funeral was held at the church where they had married stalin palin tearful spoke to joseph you're initially another childhood friend this creature he said gesturing at the open coffin softened my heart of stone she died in with her dyed my last warm feelings for humanity.
"stalin" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Cinema Show
"The sound of joseph stalin coughing and collapsing to the floor an event that ignites a ferocious and darkly comedic race for power in the new film from director amado in new jersey the death of stalin is dead on his general secretary is lying in a bottle of indignity those field well i want to make a speech my father's fuel ethical aspects practically what i said no problem what are men waugh's no problem ignore me the pungent odor of power and its toxic effect on those who scramble for it hardly new themes in modern political satire but in the death of stalin the protagonists are swearing bumbling buffoons the sitting is stalinist russia and the material is adapted from a series of french graphic novels unsurprisingly those in russia who have spoken publicly about the film haven't being a quite as celebratory as the reviews here in london one politician that nikolai starikov leader of the fringe nationalist party expressed outrage that the death of a great leader had been mined for laughs and ironically claims that the film is clearly part of an anti russian inflammation wall in truth of course the death of stalin isn't about mocking rush on its people cultural or even its government it's a satirical portrait of the games the take place in the holes of power that could have just as easily being set in westminster in the days following brexit or conversely in washington in the aftermath of the 2016 election.