Wall Street and the Bolshevik RevolutionHis pet theories have no credibility what so ever.
By Anthony Sutton
Anthony Sutton's book on the Skull and Bones society is his only pet theory of which I am aware.
I find that particular book of Sutton's useless as well, but the important question there is "so what?"
Anthony Sutton's detailed books on western financial aid to the Bolsheviks including German and American financial aid to Trtosky and Lenin have never been refuted as far as I am aware. The comments of a couple of famous americans is very interesting:
In his book Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era
, Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote:
"For impressive evidence of Western participation in the early phase of Soviet economic growth, see Antony C. Sutton's 'Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development: 1917–1930'
, which argues that 'Soviet economic development for 1917–1930 was essentially dependent on Western technological aid', and that 'at least 95 per cent of the industrial structure received this assistance.'"
Professor Richard Pipes, of Harvard, said in his book, Survival Is Not Enough: Soviet Realities and America's Future
"In his three-volume detailed account of Soviet Purchases of Western Equipment and Technology ... Sutton comes to conclusions that are uncomfortable for many businessmen and economists. For this reason his work tends to be either dismissed out of hand as 'extreme' or, more often, simply ignored."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antony_C._Sutton
You have so far given no reasons against Sutton other than insults.
Is this because you have no better refutation?
Edgar Sisson documented Germany's financing of Lenin in detail and wrote of his whole experience in his memoirs '100 Days in Russia'
Trotsky was a well known mass murderer and a hero to the advance of atheism.
Trotsky's (lack of) morality, legitimacy, and authority have the same basis as Stalin's. Power was weak and he seized it.
The only difference between Trotsky, Stalin, and Hitler is that Trotsky was the biggest hypocrite.
The social revolutionaries won the elections outright in 1918, but they were suppressed violently by Trotsky.
This was Trotsky's fascist coup.
Do you also ignore Trotsky's mass murder of millions of Christians?
Seeing all this, the Kronstadt Soviet did not want to be a part of such an evil system and wanted to withdraw.
Trotsky claiming that the city of Kronstadt's Soviet was a threat to the Soviet Union's security is like Dick Cheney claiming that Iraq was a deadly threat to America or a southern slave master claiming that free black americans had to be enslaved because they threatened his security.
Please don't tell us something we already know.
I have myself owned and read several of Trotsky's books. Some of his analysis on topics such as Spain, Britain, and Germany I actually like.
However, Trotsky is not an unbiased biographer of himself.
Don't tell me I am gullible or ignorant. I have taken the time to read Trotsky and his opponents and compared Trotsky to his enemies like Emma Goldman and Peter Kropotkin. I had honestly never heard of Kropotkin but find his books much more rewarding than Trotsky's rewriting of history to make himself look good.
Upon reflection, Leon Trotsky's life is in respects like the arguments of Bill Mayer.
I did not need Bill Maher to understand that George Bush was evil. I already knew that - thank you very much.
However, then comes the poison. Bill Maher's arrogant and dogmatic infidelity and his attack on our Lord Jesus Christ and his smears of nature and common decency in defense of sodomy.
Likewise, I do not need Trotsky to know that the Romanovs were evil.
The Bolsheviks capitalized on the Menshevik's success.
The Bolsheviks dispensed with Russia's Christian traditions. The Mensheviks were not guilty of this.
The Bolshevik dictatorship is a poor example with a horrible track record for anyone wanting to be a Christian protester or leftist.
The Bolsheviks are only a good example of atheism as a path to avoid.
Shall we follow God or the ways of atheism?
The way of Trotsky is slavery under a dictatorship.
Call me a nut job, but history is on my side.