i give it 6 months to a year before this is /leftypol/'s unironic line given how things are going
Gorbachev was a narcissist who wanted the Soviet Union to become a part of the western bloc or/and make the Soviet Union a warped version of modern "social democracy". Gorbachev's political program was based on Andropov's capitalist roadism. and Alexanders Yakovlev's counter-revolutionary ultra revisionism, that was designed to destroy Marxism-Leninism's hegemony and legitimacy. Gorbachev also abandoned his allied nations to imperialism, and did nothing to protect the gains of socialism, in the name of "universal human interests".
No sympathy for Gorbachev.
>>1682669>Gorbachev's political program was based on Andropov's capitalist roadism.
Yuri Andropov was pro-planning as I know?
yeah I'm going to agree with >>1682676
- Andropov wanted to improve the planning system as far as I know
>>1682649>not who was the last who actually TRIED for it??
and yet you bumped the thread
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Read the Epilogue of Gorbachev's Memoirs, how he claims that he gave the Russians freedom and that its their fault they didn't know how to use it. Absolute scum, the fact that he was allowed to the head seat and the fact that the Communists in the CPSU didn't even recognize him as being a traitorous bastard and not just a buffoon until 1991 demonstrates more than any Maoist rambling about "social imperialism" the catastrophic effects of revisionism.
wrong place, wrong time
Goddamn, I thought you were being hyperbolic.
"After the XX Congress, in an ultra-narrow circle of our closest friends and associates, we often discussed the problems of democratization of the country and society. We chose a simple – like a sledgehammer – method of propagating the "ideas" of late Lenin. A group of true, not imaginary reformers developed (of course, orally) the following plan: to strike with the authority of Lenin at Stalin, at Stalinism. And then, if successful, – to strike with Plekhanov and Social Democracy – at Lenin, and then – with liberalism and "moral socialism" – at revolutionarism in general… The Soviet totalitarian regime could be destroyed only through glasnost and totalitarian party discipline, while hiding behind the interests of improving socialism. […] Looking back, I can proudly say that a clever, but very simple tactic – the mechanisms of totalitarianism against the system of totalitarianism – has worked."
— Jakovlev, in the introduction to Black Book of Communism
this guy was the high level traitor in the cpsu western msm and cold war spy movies were rumouring about in the 80s. i wonder whether he was actually in contact with british or american glow, definitely wouldn't rule it out
Definitely had a lot of opportunities to forge connections with western intelligence agencies, during his 10 year time as the Soviet ambassador to Canada or even earlier, during his time as an exchange student in the Fulbright Program.
a profoundly retarded; incompetent buffoon that had hands in the self destruction and ruination of the USSR and partly responsible for the horror that followed. His betrayal of soviet allies and the socialist project mark him as a traitor who should have been shot
he didnt believe in communism at all, he was a lib with an incoherent worldview and he didnt understand shit
I would piss on his grave
>>1685863<"Looking back, I can proudly say that a clever, but very simple tactic – the mechanisms of totalitarianism against the system of totalitarianism – has worked"
I feel like this evidences where we can criticize how the burocratization of leninist structure produced a backlash, and how we may make a self-criticism on leninism to produce something better
I try not to think of him at all in fact
>>1685873>exchange student in the Fulbright Program.
well here we go. glowies and imperialist think tanks, foundations (i.e. porky's private glow) obviously use these exchange programs for recruiting (foreign) assets. so with that history i can't believe that yakovlev didn't drew maximum attention of the ussr's counter espionage units all the time, particularly when he started with the "glasnost" shit. honecker knew by the mid 80s that gorbachev was a traitorous cuck, infact he was already very suspicious of gorbachev's predecessor.
>>1682669> warped version of modern "social democracy".
They never abolished the capitalist mode of production so weren't they always this?
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