Hitler’s Germany wasn’t just another West-European, or “Western,” country. Hitler’s Germany was a slave country, no different socially from slave countries of many thousands of years ago.
Hitler capitalized on talent and genius, which had developed in Germany long before the Nazis took control of the country. The scientific developments, particularly in nuclear physics, had been started by German physicists when Germany was a free country.
Many of those physicists were Jewish, and the most famous was Albert Einstein, who became a lightning conductor for the hates and fears of right-wing Germans long before Hitler.
In 1933, 25 percent of Germany’s leading physicists were dismissed, and most left the country on their own or were expelled by Hitler. Most scientists today believe that the world scientific community is an ethical force. But when the Jewish scientists were dismissed in 1933, protests from German scientists were almost nonexistent.
Jewish physicists in exile knew that Germany had a lead in atomic research (although it had lost many of its best physicists), and they also knew the true nature of Nazism. That Hitler could develop an atomic bomb was their worst nightmare.
Einstein understood the danger and used his authority to alert President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who immediately went into action by creating the Manhattan Project and was the first to obtain the atom bomb.
In December of 1941, after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Nazi Germany declared war on the United States. To retaliate against Japan, the United States dropped two atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, whereupon Japan unconditionally surrendered.
Soviet propaganda never applied the word “emperor” to Stalin as it never applied the word “slaves” to us, his slaves. When Stalin was alive (he died in 1953), Stalin’s propaganda assured us that he was incomparably wiser than anyone alive or dead, just as Hitler was saying that he was more intelligent than anyone else, whether dead or alive.
Of course, “policeman” was renamed in Stalin’s paradise for “militiaman,” and a Soviet spy became “our scout,” etc. That is, in Stalin’s paradise, everything was made to sound as the most humane and the least evil or criminal, etc., just as according to Stalin’s propaganda, everything in the “capitalist world” was beastly, unjust, harmful, and doomed.
The Soviet propaganda told us that the new Soviet Russia differed from the old Russia as paradise from hell.
Actually, behind those newfangled names, the Soviet propaganda tried to hide the most politically backward absolutism as it existed thousands of years ago in politically backward countries.
How do politically backward countries like Stalin’s Russia and Mao’s “People’s Republic of China” function? As countries functioned many millennia ago. They exploit their slaves. It is from the sales of their slaves’ free labor at home and abroad that the owners of those countries get their wealth and money, upon which they build their military power.
Yet their progress is their growth until, as Marx prophesied, according to Mao, such a “socialist” society becomes global. Yes, “global socialism,” as it was declared by Mao.
Those “new,” unfree, countries will have some advantages in their global expansion. On the other hand, a considerable portion of the population of a free country is indifferent to its future or to their own destiny.
In the U.S. “general election,” a majority elected Obama, since he promised them he would improve their material conditions. The danger of becoming citizens of a country like
post-1917 Russia or like the “People’s Republic of China” does not scare those who voted for Obama because they do not know what it is like to live under those conditions.
We remember the panic of those “Soviet sympathizers” who immigrated to Soviet Russia and gave up their American citizenship. To go back? No, that was not allowed. To hear that was to them like getting a prison sentence for life.
But here in the United States we have found freedom, and freedom is infinity. My wife and I can live in the free West the way we love to live. And what is more important? I am writing my weekly columns, and my wife types them up and sends them to the publisher. What have we done to deserve this blessing?
We love and enjoy our real life in a free country. By writing about my experiences of living in Stalin’s closed society, I am trying to help the world to avoid disasters such as those that destroyed Russian nascent semi-democracy.
Lev Navrozov can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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