I have a story that might be of some interest to you guys. Or maybe it's a trivial blog post but still I think it should be interesting to you.
I wont bore you with history too much. Just as much as it is needed for the story. It's about my grand granpa. He was an ethnic Russian, "kulak". Kulaks were one of the fiercest class enemies in Soviet Union, and they were (relatively, comparatively) rich and successful peasants. So they were "bad guy number two", right after the city/industrial "bad guy number one", capitalists. According to bolshevik theory, the rich and successful are all unproductive exploiters….
Anyway, in this village of log houses, my granps had a brick house. This made him a "kulak", and so he was deported into much shittier village, with nothing but clothes on his back. There, he started working very hard, and now in this village of 1 story houses, he built himself a 2 story house. Got declared a "kulak" again, got deported with no tools again. In this third village, he started all over. Here he managed to build himself some sort of a mill. With his efficient mill, one year later he bought a tiny bit of extra land and also few cows.
This convicted him of being an extreme kulak, not only did he own a tiny bit more land now, but he also owned extra cows AND complex machinery (mill) A N D he engaged in commercial activities.
Now comes the fun part. He got put into a penal labor colony, off to Siberia, not a shitty village, but extreme wilderness, without any tools or help, with some other "extreme kulaks". Out of sight and out of mind. It was a form of execution, they were sent into a sure death, so there was no supervision.
These men built one of the most prosperous villages in the Soviet Union. Soviet Famine was starting everywhere else. Despite all Socialist laws, leftist economy, leftist philosophy, men like my grandpa were prospering while all other socialist villages were eating shoes and each other to survive.
So yeah basically my grandpa and men like him are heroes and stark reminders and physical embodiments of why leftist philosophy and politics are awful and only bring horror, and the West is forgetting their message in its self dPost too long. Click here to view the full text.