Therefore, most Bolsheviks (including Lenin) possessed a dim view of the Scouting Movement – declaring it thoroughly bourgeoise and decadent in nature – and seeing it as a serious encumbrance to building a Socialist State! Furthermore, even at this time, paedophilia had raised its ugly head in the Scout Movement in Russia, (following the tradition developed throughout Western Europe), which saw older men in authority sexually abusing the young boys entrusted into their care. This reflected the tradition of child abuse prevalent throughout the Protestant and Catholic Churches in the West – which was well represented throughout the priesthood of the Russian Orthodox Church! Although the children of the rich were sometimes targeted – the establishment figures preferred to also to target the children of the peasantry knowing that their parents could do nothing about it!
This attitude is a total inversion of Marxist-Leninism! Indeed, it is a victory for a) predatory capitalism, and b) Trotskyism! What I find interesting is why modern ‘Russian’ adherents to Marxist-Leninism still insist on preferring a ‘Russo-centric’ (‘nationalist’) view of reality? Infiltrating ‘nationalism’ is one of the greatest betrayals of Marxist-Leninism and has been so successful outside of China that most European ‘Leftists’ take it for granted and see it as normal! Most post-1991 so-called ‘Communist Parties’ have abandoned ‘Internationalism’ as if such a pan-working-class attitude was an ideological mistake made by Lenin! The USSR is NOT a place but a concept.
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This creates the quandary in the Communist Movements of the West whereby we feel compelled to support Russia’s fight against Ukrainian fascism – but are ideologically opposed to Russia’s bourgeois system! For me, the situated is helped somewhat, in that I know what good work the Communist Parties of Russia, Lugansk and Donetsk are doing in this fight! This is the foundation from which I draw my ideological inspiration. We would all agree that ‘politicised’ and socially ’empowered’ religion is the problem and in no way is the solution!
Quite a few Communists (and Komsomol) Members participate in hostilities, being on the dangerous front-lines. In the rear, vital work is also underway to provide food and other humanitarian assistance to refugees and injured civilians.
Did the Soviet leadership understand the consequences of such actions? Most likely not, because there was a banal theoretical illiteracy. Unlike subsequent leaders, Joseph Stalin was well aware that the task of Socialism is to overcome marketability, and not vice versa. But subsequently the Soviet economy began to develop not in the Stalinist way, but in the Liberman way. At some stage, the form simply began to correspond to the content. It could not have been otherwise, because the goal of Soviet industry was to produce as many goods as possible. In turn, the strengthening of marketability is a mortal danger to Socialism.