I have been rereading Winds of War by Herman Wouk. I read it many years ago and remembered liking it. I was struck by the story of a WWII German submarine attacking a British Royal Navy compound at Scapa Flow at night, sinking a British battleship. I didn’t recognize the name Scapa Flow, so did some investigating and found that the event was real, as were the entire details of the event. As I’ve moved through the book, I’ve continued checking names and events and find that the book is solid historical fiction. At my place in the book now, Germany violated their pact with Russia in 1941 and put the Soviets underseige, where eventually Germany lost. This brings me to a video-documentary that I found online – free, about the the Russian people and their yearning for ‘people power,’ a false hope that decimated the country under Communism.
The website linked below, has a long list of documentaries. One that caught my attention is pertinent to today’s politics and the book I am reading. For three years we have listened to Obama drone on-and-on about equality, spreading the wealth, a fair playing-field, a level playing-field, and becoming more like Europeans. His background is deeply meshed in Communism, and the video I watched is, wait for it…Communism.
Obama’s father was an ardent Communist; his boyhood mentor Frank Marshall Davis, an ardent Communist and his idol as a young university student and still today, Saul Alinsky – an ardent Marxist/Communist. All, including Barack Obama, advocate for a type of ‘people power’ as the answer to all problems, especially poverty, but anyone paying attention knows ‘people power,’ without a republican democracy, means only ‘power in the hands of one brutal man.’
Communism is a series of several videos. The first centers on the Soviet Union and what we consider modern-day Communism. Russians who were young at the time of Lenin and Stalin, tell the story of the hopes of ‘people power’ with the rise of Communism and the demise of the Russian Tsars.
No matter where Socialism/Marxism/Communism is embraced around the world, we know as a certainty, none has ever worked for the good of the people, or brought prosperity to anyone, anywhere in the world.
You’ll find the documentary Communism – Part 1 Red Flag, a sober refresher course in what you already know: people suffer mightly under Communist rule. In the video, you will hear a Russian saying: ‘we thought Communism meant democracy.’
Visit Documentary-Log’s homepage here, see their long list of hundreds of videos here, and find Downloads under the banner. I recommend Winds of War. It isn’t great literature, but it is a fascinating look into the timeline of WWII, following a family head, a Naval attache and sons serving as a Navy aviator and Navy submariner.