What is the point of a long quote from American communist John Reed.
Somebody didn't like the illustration of history, and some like to tweek it
You evidently have not studied the severe difficulties the Bolsheviks in Moscow had in installing communism in Ukraine. You evidently ignore the severe difficulties the Bolsheviks had in installing communism in Moscow. It is called "the Russian Civil War."
Communism was forced onto Ukraine at the ends of bayonets from the Red Army attacking the Ukrainian National Republic from Russia in 1918-21. This is the Winter Palace. What's those pointy things they are carrying?
I look forward to seeing more cartoons from the Bolshevik propaganda archives (like the storming of the Winter Palace by heroically-looking masses armed with rifles) and you calling them "history."
so I thought an eyewitness account was in order. You can dispute or discount it, but while doing so, do provide documentation of your "view."
Anyone familiar with the Bolsheviks know they forcefully seized power in Russia.
Then why your contrast "Communism was forced onto Ukraine at the ends of bayonets from the Red Army attacking the Ukrainian National Republic from Russia in 1918-21...the severe difficulties the Bolsheviks in Moscow had in installing communism in Ukraine"?
I think the whole point that was being addressed was that those Bolsheviks were mostly Russian. Period.
Most of the Empire was Russian. Period. The Czar was Russian, Kerensky was Russian, Patriarch St. Tikhon was Russian. Lenin was a Russian, Stalin a Georgian, Trotsky a Jew, as was Kamenev. Dzerzhinsky was a Polish szlachta.
And the Whites were Russian.
Not all of them.
But the Russian Reds beat the Russian Whites.
What did the non-Russian Reds do to the Russian Whites?
The point was Berdyaev pointing to the origins of Russian communism in the Russian messianic spirit, the nihilism propagated by revolutionary Russias in the 19th century, etc.
Did I miss your answer to the question?
So did he distinguish between Great and Little Russians?
Did Berdyaev make a distinction between Great and Little Russians? Didn't he become a Marxist in Kiev?
Berdyev was kicked out on the Philosopher's ship in 1922. He was born in Kiev in 1874, went to Kiev University in 1894.
Are you claiming Bolshevism wasn't supported by any Russians?
No, I'm documenting not all Russians supported Bolshevism, and not all Bolsheviks were Russian, for instance, not all Ukrainians were against communism, and some Bolsheviks were Ukrainian.
Btw, since it hasn't been explained (and Fr. V. demonstrates he hasn't a clue on this) and will be coming up, who is a Ukrainian?
You mentioned Bela Kun, and Bavaria, but the point there was that Communism did not succeed.
Bela Kun was crushed by the invasion and occupation by the Kingdom of Romania, and Bavaria was crushed (and brought back into union with Germany) by Berlin sending in the Freikorps returning from WWI.
It only succeeded internally in Russia.
And Belorussia, the Transcaucasian Federation, Odessa, the Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Republic, the Far Eastern Republc, the Soviet Republic of Ukraine, etc..
Russia's President Putin lays flowers at the grave of Denikin at the same time he posts official Russian stamps honoring the Soviet Secret Policemen of the 1930s like Vsevolod Balitsky who was head of the N.K.V.D. in Ukraine during the Holodomor. So the current regime in Russia seems to be laying claim both to Red and White Russia in some kind of amalgam.
Sort of like Ukraine disclaiming its Soviet past, but claiming its Soviet borders.
The point however is that Bolshevism came to power in Russia proper and stayed there and spread at gunpoint from Russia. Why is this so difficult to comprehend?
Like most simplistic ultranationalist rewrites of history, it is not difficult to comprehend at all.