Dagoth Ur wrote:@annatar1914: The worker works for the greatest nation of all, Humanity. Now before you get all "but culture..." on me, the USSR did more to preserve regional culture and custom (even saving languages on the brink of extermination) than any other nation to ever grace the surface of our dear womb of a planet. Really I'm just trying to stop you from falling for mysticism and ignoring the real conditions of the world. Fascism is just liberalism in combat mode.
@plaro: Comrade Stalin is incapable of failure. Comrade Stalin is a communist. Therefore communism cannot fail.
'Humanity' is a rather Chimerical 'Nation' to work for, and abstract without a Teleological framework that unites present, past and future into an organic whole. Indeed, history shows that 'Humanity' is more capable of universal progress when the Nations into which we are dispersed are left to contribute their own unique giftsto the larger world and not shoehorned into some ivory tower internationalist ideology divorced from daily life.
I would venture to say that with Stalin post WWII, and then afterwards, the USSR was in fact a kind of 'Red Fascist' State, in which the proper harmony between the Nation and Socialism was greater than that seen in many other countries at the time. However, prior to that, the Bolshevik break with History cost millions. Stalin learned to his undoing what an ideological fantasy 'Marxist-Leninism' is.
As I've discussed before with you, it is the very Materialism of the Communist system that nullifies the basis of action to commit to revolutionary goals beyond the lifetime of the particular revolutionaries in question. Fiery young men manning the barricades become bureaucrats lining their pockets out of egoism and hedonism in the face of the Eternal Night.
All that being said, 'South Sudan' has no future because it is as Historyless as the peoples behind it's illusory frontiers, rendering your analysis moot even from a Marxist-Leninist perspective.
But man is a fickle and disreputable creature and perhaps, like a chess-player, is interested in the process of attaining his goal rather than the goal itself.