Stalin or Lenin. Well, what about the suppression of the Kronstadt rebellion?

Jason Cohen jcohen at pen.k12.va.us
Sun Jun 9 12:08:55 MDT 1996



Greetings from Wei En Lin
to all comrades who support the slogan:

ALL POWER TO THE WORKERS !!!

Lenin came to power on the slogan "All power to the Soviets."  The
original soviets were democratic bodies elected at the factory or
workplace level--BY THE WORKERS, THE SOLDIERS, AND THE PEASANTS.  After
the civil war ended, and the communist party consolidated its power, the
Kronstadt sailors, who were heroes in 1917, decided to strike.  They
were urging the Party to fulfill its promise and return power to the
soviets.

Lenin and Trotsky both worked to smash the Kronstadt sailors, and so
destroyed the possibility for genuine workers' control of the means of
production.

NO supporter of Leninism or Trotskyism has answered this question to my
satisfaction.  How can the smashing of the movement to give power over
to the Soviet committees of workers and peasants be justified ?   The
civil war had ended. Russia's internal and external enemies had been
defeated. Until this question is addressed, neo-Marxism risks becoming
neo-Stalinism.

Sincere Greetings,


Wei En Lin.





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