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Re: [DC-DSA] Who is a Marxist? Do you agree with me?

From: Ludwik K.
Sent on: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 5:26 PM
Peter Bolton and Andy Feeney posted valuable comments. The major  
problem here is that different people assign different meanings to the  
same words. Physical scientists, by contrast, define topics before  
debates. All of them, for example, know that force, work, power and  
energy are different words; they do not interchange them. Yes, I am a  

Some people define communism as "paradise on earth;" others define it  
as "hell on earth." The first definition is often used to seduce--all  
problems will easily be solved after our next proletarian revolution,  
according to Marxists. The second definition is a description of what  
actually happened in the Soviet Union. And now again Marxists promise  
that problems like exploitation, wars, poverty, alcoholism, anti- 
semitism, racism, and all other forms of injustice will disappear in  
classless society.

But what about pollution, limited natural resources, overpopulation of  
the planet, global warming, etc.? Would they also disappear  
automatically in a classless society? If not then communism will not  
be a paradise on earth. The Soviet Union, by the way, probably became  
more polluted than the US. I am thinking about the sea of Azov  
disaster, and about Siberian rivers carrying radioactive waste to the  
Polar seas.

What evidence do we have that Russians benefitted from proletarian  
dictatorship? They would probably be better off today if Russia had  
been allowed to develop like other Western-European countries. So much  
suffering for nothing ...

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Ludwik Kowalski, a retired nuclear scientist and the author of a free  
ON-LINE  book entitled ?Diary of a Former Communist: Thoughts,  
Feelings, Reality.?


It  is an autobiography illustrating my evolution from one extreme to  
another--from a devoted Stalinist to an active anti-communist. This  
testimony is based on a diary I kept between 1946 and 2004 (in the  
USSR, Poland, France and the USA).

Why am I distributing these books on-line, instead of selling them for  
profit? Because I want to share what I know and think about communism.  
The more people know about proletarian dictatorship less likely will  
they experience is. Please share the above link with those who might  
be interested, especially with young people, and with potential  
reviewers. Unfortunately, no one helps me to promote this book. A  
review, either good or bad, would be better than silence. Thank you in  

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