File spoon-archives/french-feminism.archive/french-feminism_1999/french-feminism.9901, message 16

Date: Sun, 18 Jan 1998 07:44:29 +0800
Subject: Re: Paris-SubStance-UWO (fwd)

>Many American industrialists couldn't wait to see Hitler destroy the
>thriving economy of the Soviet Union in the 30s so that socialism would
>not be seen as a successful role model for other nations.

I believe this is incorrect; or should I say rather, "it may be correct but
this is only a partial truth."  For it was the supporters of SOCIALISM who
desired the destruction of the east European and Soviet economies in order
to gain political control over these zones.  If you study marxist theory,
you will see that it is necessary to destroy thoroughly the old regime and
its infrastructure in order to make way for the new one (socialism).  Any
remaining infrastructure from the old regime is considered an encumberance
to the forward march of ideological socialism.

This view, of course, resulted in a centralisation of the economy, as in
the Soviet Union, which Gorbachev was forced to dismantle for its
ineffectiveness in replacing an older less centralised approach.

However, undoubtedly, it was the socialists who saw advantage (and a means
to "progress") through the onwards march of that National Socialist,
Hitler.  *They* had more to gain from it than the American industrialists.

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