Бернард Шоу и коммунизм.xaliavschik@lj wrote
: On a tip
.From the speech
of Bernard Shaw
in New York (11 April 1933):
At all events you (U.S.) helped to establish Communism in Russia; and it is now very important to you that Communism should continue in Russia; for have you considered, ladies and gentlemen, what your condition would be if Russia, with all its new resources, were forced back into imperialist capitalism?
I ask the mischievously foolish short-sighted gentlemen who write in the American newspapers denouncing Russia, telling every sort of silly lie about Russia, pretending that Russian Communism is bankrupt and the people starving, what they think they are doing? Do they want the tsardom back again? Tsar or no Tsar, do they want to start a Russian capitalist régime to compete with our own capitalists for our markets? Do they want to dig up the White Bear from his Communist grave and resuscitate him with all his claws sharpened tenfold?
Fortunately, Providence, having a kindly eye on America, has made Russia a Communist State; and as long as it remains so you have nothing to fear from it. Your only anxiety ought to be as to what is going to happen in China; and I sincerely hope for your sake that China will settle its scattered affairs by developing its present nucleus of Communism over its entire territory, so that China and Russia will be Communist powers. Then every American can sit under his vine and under his fig tree, and none shall make him afraid. If you cannot appreciate American Communism, at least learn to appreciate the benefit to America of having other countries Communistic. Think of the United States with not only Japan capitalist, but Russia capitalist and China capitalist! You may well shudder.
I seriously advise you to wipe the slate and be content with having got rid of the three empires and set up Communism in Russia. It is very good value for your money.