Posted by Ilse on August 01, 2000 at 04:24:59:
In Reply to: Re: For all those who ponder the castingof stones- Italy and Stalin posted by Elaine on August 01, 2000 at 00:40:26:
: Interesting ... you said there is much about this era that is not talked about. I agree & wonder why that is.
: Regarding Stalin; could it be that we (of the western world) are uncomfortable acknowledging the depravity of Stalin's Russia because we have our alliance to think of? Did/do we flinch from a graphic account because we see Stalin as the lesser of two evils chosen & therefore prefer to overlook what was occurring during that time frame? Is 20 million Russians killed an accurate figure?
This reminds me of an interesting article I once read, talking about the limits to freedom in human actions. It stated that in the case where we are catapulted on by extreme happenings such as WWII, we found that, in order to escape today's devil, we had to align ourselves with tomorrow's. Dilemma's, dilemma's...
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