Reminder that intellectually and as an administrator, Stalin was absolutely no match for Trotsky.
It is only due to Stalin's power hunger that he got to his position. Trotsky was his intellectual superior, Lenin's rightful heir, Stalin knew it and resented it. He was a short sighted brainlet that indirectly caused ww2, wasted the chance to turn Germany (and undoubtely Europe) socialist, betrayed Catalonia and irredeemabñy tainted Communism's image.
lmao, like it was up to Lenin to decide an 'heir'. The soviet union was a socialist democracy organized along the lines of democratic centralism. I love how trots screech about Stalin being a dictator then turn around and state that this is the default state of things, and it is how the soviet union was managed, oblivious to how soviet organization actually looked.
But I'll give trots the benefit of the doubt and assume this is really shitty bait, because it stinks like it.
Ignore the Trot cultist and he'll go away. Please, they've caused enough damage to communism already.
lmfao, Lenin hated Trotsky.
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You mean sham democracy.
They've caused a fraction of fraction as much damage as Stalin did.
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Do you have any argument for that besides his okay-ish performance as commander in the Civil War and the Polish-Soviet War (which was lost)? Stalin was a great pragmatist, he knew Russia in and out, he knew politics (where as Trotsky was naive concerning politics, he missed every opportunity and thought he's gonna go back in power with one great speech).
Stalin wasn't power hungry, he tried to resign four times. Stalin got into his position because the people arround him trusted him to be the best choice.
Trotsky might have been a better public speaker, that's about it, his writings are in no way better written than Stalin's, or in any way more impactful.
First off, Lenin shat as much on Trotsky than he did on Stalin, secondly, the USSR is not a fucking monarchy. You are the same type of person who would denounce the DPRK for being a monarchy but at the same time would have wanted Lenin to groom his crown prince.
How was he short-sighted when he went out of his way to end the NAP and collectivized and industrialize despite the whole thing being risky? Yet he went through with it and established socialism because he knew that eventually, capitalist invasion will come to destroy them. He might not have foreseen Nazi Germany, but he was 100% right about the invasion. Also, brainlet? He had very good grades in school and read tons of revolutionary literature at the age of 17. Witnesses described him as witty. Stalin was probably an intellegent individual.
Yeah, I need a good explanation for that.
Seriously? How did he missed the chance? By the time the Spartakus uprising was already defeated, the USSR was still involved in a war. After that there was never a realistic chance for communists to take over.
Again, not receiving free stuff from the USSR isn't the same as "betrayal". Also, didn't Trotsky crush the Free Territory? Hypocrite.
Because perpetual war with the rest of the world would have surely done the opposite.
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Name a non-sham democracy.
kotkin's new biographies demolishes the argument that trotsky was intellectually or managerially superior to stalin. in fact, stalin was an accomplished revolutionary and marxist thinker in his own right, and perhaps a better administrator in some important ways.
Also, Trotsky had the social skills of a Holla Forumsack.
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trots are the kind who show up to your left-wing event wearing all black while frowning constantly
Came here to shout this. Trotsky just expected everything to fall into his lap without doing any of the work involved in building the party. If you leave it up to Stalin to direct the setting up of all the local party infrastructure, you should not be all shocked and chagrined when said local party representatives don't end up supporting you, the snide and pompous diva that never deigned to interact with them.
aww, come on! that's just mean!
He appeased other brainlets in party, and they put him in position because he reminded them of them, and what could /theirboy/ do wrong afterwards? And they got gulag'd shortly afterwards.
Today is Stalin's birthday by the way. He would be 139 years old.
Trotsky was way better than Stalin regarding art. Stalinists SUCK at art, no one can deny that. inb4 someone posts socialist realism kitsch
Yeah you're probably right about that.
Wish people would stop posting these, they're not funny anymore.