Cinco de Mayo

Stalin died 60 years ago, and he’s still dead. That’s something to celebrate.

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21 Responses to Cinco de Mayo

  1. Yes, but there are some in Russia, and elsewhere, keeping the flame alive. Anyway, in what manner should we celebrate?

  2. Sid says:

    You must be from an alternate timeline. Stalin died on March 5th, 1953 in this universe.

    How far did he go with the Doctor’s Plot? Did he deport the Jews? Liquidate his entire staff? Start a nuclear war? No one in this world is quite sure what he was planning to do.

  3. Gorbachev says:

    Capitalist imperialist misogynist racist. Probably a Freemason, too.

  4. Toddy Cat says:

    I don’t really care when Stalin died. He’s still dead, and that’s good enough for me. Mao may have killed more, and Hitler may have only been getting started, but alone among the three, Stalin enjoyed mass murder. A really nasty piece of work.

  5. dave chamberlin says:

    Russians in the good old days were a light hearted slap happy bunch, Stalin being the perfect example. People living today can’t possibly wrap their minds around what complete assholes people were in Russia,or in nearby Georgia, circa 1900. Here is what they were like, “the more you beat the old women, the tastier the soup” is a russian proverb. If after a hard day of serfing you sit down to a bowl of bland soup, well then it’s time to give that wife of yours a right and proper beating. Might as well beat the kids as well while you are at it. Stalin’s left arm was crippled most likely because of a vicious beating from his dear old dad. Hitler was plumb crazy but Stalin was just pure mean.

    • gcochran9 says:

      Evidently because of a carriage accident. not a beating.

    • Chris says:

      The book Young Stalin does a great job revealing the culture you are describing. Loved that book. It made me admire Stalin for his abilities but he never is a sympathetic character.

      • Toddy Cat says:

        Oh, he had abilities, all right…No one ever said that old Joe was either stupid or lazy. You don’t kill that many people by being a stupid lazy slob.

  6. Stalin says:

    Why you hate me so much friend, what I do?

  7. Jim says:

    Stalin was not Russian.

    • Greying Wanderer says:

      Significantly so imo given the dominance of Caucasus mountaineers in organized crime in Russia (or so i’ve read).

      If the US had had a communist revolution in the 20s would the eventual winner from the internal battle for power have been a Sicilian? Comrade Capone?

  8. Discard says:

    Might as well celebrate Stalin’s death on the 5th of May. Nothing else happening worth while.

  9. Stalin? Dead? There is hardly a dead man more alive. We live in a thoroughly Stalinist culture. Don’t take my word for it, just ask James Watson.

  10. athEIst says:

    I was reading about the impending population collapse in Ukraine. You know Uncle Joe would love to be alive to see how it’s actually done.

  11. Half Man- Half Amaing says:

    In Conversations with Stalin, Djilas reports Stalin drank vodka with a splash of red wine. Don’t know why I will never forget that. And I think Conquest wrote somewhere that he personally signed some 40,000 death warrants. History can really freak you out if you think about it.

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