The House-Monument of the Bulgarian Communist Party

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Whoa, I just found out about this! What a spectacularly beautiful building! It looks like a flying saucer. This was built in 1981 and was used by the Bulgarian Communist Party for various types of gatherings including award ceremonies, educational and diplomatic events. Sadly, eight years later it was abandoned and now lies in a serious state of disrepair.

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Below are some websites that contain more pictures and information about the Buzludzha Monument as it is currently known. Ignore the negativity and enjoy the pictures and historical info.

Wikipedia – Buzludzha

The Buzludzha Monument

Daily Mail article

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Robber barons are not a thing of the past

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Should wage theft instead be called hyper-exploitation? First the capitalist steals the surplus value of a worker’s labor and then they steal the rest!

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White Genocide and You: The troubling truth.

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White genocide is a curious horror. If it were happening or possible within our lifetimes, it would be as atrocious as any mass murder. But with the world as it is, it comes to us only as a fanciful nightmare nourished by overwrought White supremacist imaginations. I recall a comedy routine by Louis C.K. concerning the benefits of Whiteness:

“I don’t want to go to the future and find out what happens to white people because we’re gonna pay hard for this shit, you got to know that. We’re not going to just fall from number one to two. They’re gonna hold us down and fuck us in the ass forever. And we totally deserve it. But for now, wheeeeeeee!”

One fact check, Whites didn’t exist in either of the years 2. The ancestors of the people we now consider White did exist, but they were far from ruling the…

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Redacted Tonight: Chris Hedges & Writer for The Daily Show J.R. Havlan

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What Should Communists Make of Khrushchev’s “Secret Speech”?

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Khrushchev – not my favorite Soviet leader.

A troubling event in the history of the USSR and communism was the so-called secret speech, formally titled “On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences,” delivered by Khrushchev at the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1956. The CIA was able to get its dirty hands on the speech by way of a penetration agent in the Communist Party and leaked it to the New York Times. This event led to the Khrushchev Thaw and the Sino-Soviet Split which caused a massive rift in the world communist movement and did permanent damage that ultimately contributed to the downfall of the Soviet Union.

Khrushchev denounced Stalin’s alleged promotion of his own personality cult and his purges of the 1930’s. What Khrushchev forgot to mention was that he was complicit in many of Stalin’s “crimes.” Grover Furr, the American academic, has written a book called Khrushchev Lied refuting practically all of his claims. Unfortunately, from my point of view, Dr. Furr and other anti-revisionists maintain that after Stalin everything fell off a cliff and all the leaders that came afterward were actively working to reinstate capitalism. Another book, Is the Red Flag Flying? by Albert Szymanski does a great job of refuting this claim.

The best I can figure is that Khrushchev was part of a peasant / petty bourgeois faction remaining within the Communist Party who resented Stalin because they bore the brunt of the purges. I believe Stalin was trying to protect the party and the working class from those who wanted to reinstate capitalism, or at least reintroduce some capitalist “reforms.” I don’t think anyone can say for certain what Khrushchev’s intentions were. I think it is entirely possible that he believed in communism, but had very different ideas from Stalin and others on how to get there; although, as the saying goes, the path to hell is paved with good intentions.

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