I saw this one a few days ago but haven’t had time to write about it. As the headline reads, some moron with a degree thinks Josef Stalin was maligned and didn’t ordered the deaths of millions of people.
The story, as you might expect, received no coverage from the Obama Steno Pool. I found it on Right Wing News written by Gabriella Hoffman.
A professor at a public university recently denied Soviet Union Leader Joseph Stalin was responsible for the murder of millions, saying he has “yet to find one crime – one crime that Stalin committed.”
“I know they say he killed 20, 30, 40 million people,” continued Grover Furr, a professor in Medieval English at Montclair State University.
Professor Grover Furr of Montclair State University1 said he has yet to find “one crime that Stalin committed.”
Obviously, Grover Furr didn’t look very hard, or at all. Even the Russians admit that Stalin butchered millions of people during his reign, far more than Hitler’s Nazi’s did during the invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. Now what brought on this idiotic statement?
Furr made the comments at a campus debate featuring three individuals supposedly representing conservative, liberal, and libertarian political views.
Following the debate, a student pressed Furr on his comments reminding the professor that most historians believe “100 to 150 million people [were] killed by communist regimes.”
The professor, however, doubled down on his original comment.
“What you said is bullshit,” said Furr. “It’s wrong. It’s a lie.”
“The history of the Soviet Union is the most falsified,” he added.
Only the most die hard Stalinist believes this drivel2. Here is the video of this guy, so you can see for yourself what he said.
The consensus among most historians whether liberal or conservative, is that Stalin was responsible for the persecution and execution of millions in the Soviet Union. A Soviet weekly newspaper put the total dead as a result of Stalin’s repressions at about 40 million people.
Even the Nazi’s only managed to kill between 12 million and 20 million people from all causes. (The Holocaust, other non-Jews murdered in the camps and combat deaths) Of course, the Nazi’s only had 12 years. Stalin had 30 years and the “Great Patriotic War3” to commit his crimes. (You don’t think the Nazi’s killed all those people do you? They had help from Beria’s4 NKVD5)
A recent book authored by Stanford Professor of History Norman Naimark even argues that Stalin committed multiple genocides.
“It’s a horrific case of genocide,” said Naimark. “In some cases, a quota was established for the number to be executed, the number to be arrested.”
I’ve read that Stalin would literally read through a list of names and decide who lived, who died and who was sent to the gulag. So who is this idiot Furr anyway?
Furr, who has authored several books on the topic of Marxism, also insisted that the United States has the lowest standard of living among industrialized developed countries.
This moonbat is a professor and teaches this malarkey to young skulls full of mush. I surfed around the net a bit to see what I could find out about him. I found his home page, and it looks like something written by a 14 year old…in the 90’s. The only thing missing was the BLINK tag. I wasn’t able to determine if he was a tenured professor at Montclair, but it wouldn’t surprise me. It’s obvious that he is a Marxist and an apologizer for Stalin. This is the same mindset that says Hitler and the Nazi’s didn’t murder 6 million Jews as well as millions of others in the death camps.
I don’t know if this clown can be terminated from his position, (If he’s tenured, forget about that happening), but he should be removed from the classroom. He is obviously unfit to teach. If he wants to write and publish his pro-Stalin propaganda, let him. I don’t have to read it. This bozo is just another Ward Churchill6 without the academic fraud.
It’s obvious he hates the United States and everything it stands for, but like most moonbats, is to much of a coward to leave and immigrate to those countries that still practice his political beliefs. I think North Korea may be the closest to pure Stalinism. He won’t leave, since that would mean giving up his comfort and privileges that he gets as a member of the Academic Moonbat Brigade. Maybe, with enough pressure, he might be shamed into resigning.
Naaah. That would require shame and this scumbucket has none.
~The Angry Webmaster~
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