How Stanislav Lem Became a Communist

Stanislav Lem – Communist Intellectual

Poland was never part of the USSR, but it was part of the Communist Bloc from 1939-1941, and again from 1944-1990 (until the Trotskyite Solidarity movement destroyed Communism in Poland). When the Nazi Germans ‘invaded’ Western Poland in late 1941 (September 1st), many Polish people welcomed them, with Polish military units refusing to fight against Hitler’s troops. The Soviet Union ‘liberated’ Eastern Poland on September the 17th, (formerly a part of Russia prior to its annexation in 1920), where many of the ethnic Russian Poles welcomed the Red Army. The UK went to war with Nazi Germany because of its invasion of Poland – ignoring the extent of the collaboration of Poles with Germans – and concocting the myth of ‘Polish resistance’ to Nazi Germany. Yes, certain elements of the Polish military did put-up a resistance, but this was far from intense. Churchill had the pro-Nazi German Polish Government flown to the UK for the duration of war, where its members lived in relative opulence whilst spending its time issuing anti-Soviet decrees which it had no power to enforce. Whilst thousands of Poles collaborated with the Nazi Germans by joining its military or assisting in the Death Camps, tens of thousands of others joined the Soviet Red Army or travelled to the USSR to join special anti-Nazi German ‘Red’ units. The family of Stanislav Lem, were of course of (affluent) Jewish descent. Coming from the Lviv area of Eastern Poland, and whilst living amongst a staunch Roman Catholic population, were exposed to anti-Semitism on the one-hand (as the Roman Catholic Church supported Mussolini and Hitler and directly assisting in the Holocaust), and Polish ultra-nationalism on the other. When the USSR ‘liberated’ Eastern Poland in 1939, Stanislav Lem, being a young bourgeois, rebelled against the new Socialist society and exhibited Polish nationalist bias.
This is only natural when society radically changes. However, when the Nazi Germans invaded Eastern Poland in 1941, the sheer scale of their brutality shocked Stanislav Lem into taking-up arms and joining the pro-Soviet Partisans. As the Nazi Germans and Catholic Poles were united in attacking the Polish Jewish community, as an ethnic Jew, Stanislav Lem had no choice but to join the Soviet anti-fascist forces. This is how the circumstances of his life led him onto the path of becoming a Communist. He realized that Polish Nationalism was racist in nature and excluded all Jews from its membership (as does all fascist paths), whilst Socialism was ‘internationalist’ and welcomed everyone. Stanislav Lem’s use of language is highly developed and a prime example of Marxist dialectics in operation. In this respect his body of work, (particularly his book entitled ‘Memoirs Found in a Bathtub’), is reminiscent of the intellectual output of Jacques Derrida (Spectre of Marx), with his novels penetrating the capitalist West as ‘Entertainment’, but in reality, offering a genuine Marxist-Leninist interpretation of reality. In this regard, the work of Stanislav Lem is the exact opposite to that of the Trotskyite George Orwell in the West, which is used in the capitalist school system to turn young minds against Socialism (and the Soviet Union).
As a prominent advocate of Communism in the Polish language, Stanislav Lem’s reputation is something of a problem for the neo-Nazi Authorities now running modern Poland. For these Polish neo-Nazis, the Nazi German invasion of their country in 1939 was nothing short of a miraculous ‘liberation’, whilst the Soviet invasion is viewed as being evil and destructive. This is generally dealt with by concocting bogus historical texts in English which are designed to lie to the general public and mislead the youth. The Wikipedia pages are a prime example of this disinformation, but in Russian language sources it is well known that Stanislav Lem was a supporter of Communism, and that al his books and novels are nothing less than a very sophisticated examination and interpretation of reality as viewed through the filter of Marxist-Leninist dialectics. Stanislav Lem grew as an individual and an intellectual from 1939 onwards, and his exposure to Socialism was the engine that powered this transformation. Western interpretations of his life (until proven otherwise) are false, as are modern Russian language translations of said disinformation. Even amongst modern Russians who have been brought up with no practical experience of the USSR, it is common knowledge that Stanislav Lem was a Communist Futurist very much along the lines of Vladimir Myakovsky. He believed that the best organization of society was through the Communist system as this optimized the potential for individual and collective growth. Communists must continuously ‘counter’ capitalist propaganda that seeks to destroy true Communist heroes!

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