THE SEXUALLY CONFLICTED
ARE PAWNS IN A LARGER GAME
The Soviet Union was a huge and diverse empire. It was also the control center of the International Communist Movement.
It embraced hundreds of ethnic communities, national identities, and racial groups. It was the very essence of multiculturalism.
Yet, on great state occasions, whenever you saw party leaders reviewing those dazzling Soviet parades of goose-stepping troops and sophisticated weaponry, who was standing atop Lenin’s Tomb?
A bunch of old, fat White guys.
No diversity. No inclusion. No sharing of power.
The Communist Party preached a universal brotherhood of the downtrodden masses — “Workers of the world, unite!” — but in reality it was a closed circle of Russian supremacy.
True, Lenin had German, Swedish and Jewish ancestors, and Stalin was an ethnic Georgian. But both of those monsters built their notorious careers on Russian culture and politics. The movement they created never diverged from that identity.
This aspect of Soviet Communism must have irked a lot of folks who’d dedicated their lives to world revolution, especially those who achieved significant responsibility within their local cadres.
The highest ranks would always be closed to them. No Kirghyz Communist official would ever be Party First Secretary. No Sandinista operative. No South African ANC revolutionary. No woman.
Communists made big promises, and they inspired great dedication and sacrifice. They raised many hopes around the world. But in reality, they just used people.
In our current era of corporate fascism, which draws heavily on the Soviet playbook for tactics and procedures, many parallels are clear.