515: Universal Love and Struggle

Leo He Zhao

The main C-Realm Podcast has been in stasis for a few months, but KMO is back with a fresh installment. Leo He Zhao was born in Communist China, escaped to the West with his family, and grew up accepting the self-congratulatory story of Capitalist ideology. It wasn't until adulthood that he began to re-examine his views about Communism. Now, on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution Leo explains to KMO how the actual history of the Soviet Union has been systematically distorted in Capitalist propaganda. You can follow Leo's writing and interact with him and other people interested in radical political change in his Facebook Group, A Pluralist Accord of Differences United by Universal Love and Struggle.

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One thought on “515: Universal Love and Struggle

  1. I think it would have been helpful to have Leo define what he means (and doesn’t mean) by communism.
    In general, major historical events don’t have a single cause. There were undoubtedly many contributing factors to the Ukranian Famine (Holodomor). The fact the famine was predominantly confined to Ukraine (the Soviet breadbasket) suggests that there may have been political motivations.
    See also:
    There was no talk of nuking the Soviet Union when it began. Nuclear weapons were not invented until more than 20 years later.
    Britain (and other colonial powers) routinely chose different ethnic groups for different roles (military, police, civil service…). This kept the groups in competition with each other for influence. This might have contributed slightly to the partition of India at independence. More Muslims ended up in the newly formed India than the newly formed Pakistan.

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