WHO IS THE BEAR, AND WHO ARE THE SHEEP?
by Don Hank, blogging at http://laiglesforum.com/european-court-imposes-immorality-on-russia/1973.htm
(Oct. 24, 2010) —
Thus from about the 1860s, Russia was shepherded into a European-style socio-political revolutionary mindset that paved the way for the actual revolution in 1917.But as with all revolutions, unexpected consequences set in. In retrospect, the revolutionaries should have seen it coming. Older Russians, even those sympathetic to the revolution, always had a disdain for the French and their moral depravity, as evidenced in the works of authors like Tolstoy and Turgenev.
Very shortly after the revolution, this titillating sexual apéritif that had provided a kind of euphorigenic drug, numbing the masses to the otherwise less-palatable realities the blood baths and internecine warfare that led to the murder of thousands, including the czar and his family, was quickly swept away, supplanted by a rigid totalitarianism intolerant of the young idealists and their romantic notions of free love and Parisian-like communes.
Anyone nourishing hopes of restoring the cherished libertinism was crushed. Some went to prison, others were murdered, others simply disappeared…