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I think there is something to be said about Mao; I'm no expert, but he seems to be less... problematic than Stalin and Lenin and at least offered some worker's organization in the earlier years.

if you defend lenin or stalin eat my ass though

and probably mao too when someone replies to this explaining why mao is just as bad


ziq OP wrote (edited )

I think there is something to be said about Mao

True. He was very good at inciting mobs into going on killing rampages against everyone outside of the mob.

...And then inside the mob.


sudo wrote

I love Lenin. Stalin and Mao I'm undecided on. I need to do more reading up on them (from reliable sources, not Robert Conquest) before making a decision. But really, I'm far more interested in the strategies and tactics of the communist parties of the past, not the individuals who led them.


DissidentRage wrote

I think anyone who takes figures and actions out of the Black Book of Communism at face value isn't any stripe of honest leftist, and throwing the baby out with the bathwater isn't useful. They've all done bad shit, but it doesn't invalidate everything they've done. It's just demonstrates that having a central figure lead the revolution is a bad idea.