Political Interest wrote:In the old days we had Stalinist hardmen in the Western left.
Marxism-Leninism was first collectively popular in the Russian Empire.
Marxism-Leninism was a revolutionary product that came from the standards of the Russian Empire. Some of those standards are:
- Cultural masculinity (Aggressive rougher men, submissive fake women)
- Christian values (Coming from an Eastern Orthodox culture, Stalin was one for example)
- Family (Eastern Europe is more family oriented)
- Hostile views against casual sex, masturbation, and physical relief
Marxism-Leninism came out of a religious, Slavic Eastern European culture and society in the 1900's and 1910's. Many of the policies that Stalin presented in the Soviet Union that had some resemblances of those standards are:
- Conserving the family institution
- Conserving traditional men and women gender roles
- Going against masturbation and dis encouraging casual sex
- Manipulating men to be very masculine, thus making culture more rough and socially alienating
Marxism-Leninism is a scientific sociological tool that was used to get a religious, family oriented, Eastern culture towards gaining real consciousness. This was popular from the 1920's to the 1950's. Once a society like that starts to gain real consciousness, there is no point of having some of those values that dominated that society before socialism and Marxism-Leninism.
Eastern Europe is more conservative, more family oriented, more religious (or just has more religious values), and more masculine. The reason why Stalinist politics are not popular anymore is because the generations of today, and no earlier than the 1960's, did not come from a religious culture where values from before socialism still dominated their societies like how the Soviet Union was during Stalin's time.
English translated texts show at 6:50 in video, Stalin's claim that:
"However, it was not as difficult for "them" (Western British, French, etc.) to work,
As it was for Us RUSSIAN Communists,
in the period of TSARISM,
When even the SMALLEST STEP FORWARD was considered a SERIOUS CRIME
Even as early as the 1950's after the Second World War, Western socialist parties in Britain, France, Ireland, or Italy did not need Marxism-Leninism or Stalinist politics because they did not come from the conditions that the Tsarist government in the Russian Empire imposed on socialist parties from the 1870's to the 1910's.