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December 28, 2008

Uncle Joe Gets Rehabilitated

Posted by Dave Blount at December 28, 2008 10:49 AM

Whether Obama is another Jimmy Carter or something even worse, he may well be remembered as a great leader, if this is any indication:

A nationwide Russian poll seeking to name the greatest-ever countryman is set to end Sunday, and former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin is in the running for No. 1…
The broader campaign to revive Stalin as a "hero" appears to be coming from the highest levels of government.
A new manual has been given to history teachers in Russia's schools, which says Stalin acted "entirely rationally," the BBC reported.

Equally rationally, the Communist Party wants Stalin canonized by the Orthodox Church if he wins the poll. The church was repressed under Stalin's nightmarish regime, which killed millions and subjected millions more to slave labor and prison camps.

If state-controlled education and a compliant media can whitewash Joseph Stalin, a genocidal dictator, it should be a cinch to spin Obama as something other than an unqualified cipher riding a tidal wave of empty hype.

Stalin's heroic handiwork.

On tips from Eoin and conservativeteen.