Free Trade Doesn't Work: What Should Replace It and Why,
"In the Russian context, White had three connotations:Translation: 6 years suppressing resistance to his brutal totalitarian regime - the "Whites" being conservatives, liberals, Socialist-Revolutionaries, Mensheviks, and just plain anyone with an ounce of conscience and humanity left.
Political contra-distinction to the Reds, whose revolutionary Red Army supported the Bolshevik government;
Historical reference to absolute monarchy, specifically united under Russia’s first Tsar, Ivan III (1462–1505), styled “Albus Rex” (“White King”); and
Sartorially, some White Army soldiers wore the white uniforms of Imperial Russia."
"Stalin pushed for more rapid industrialization and central control of the economy, contravening Lenin's New Economic Policy (NEP). At the end of 1927, a critical shortfall in grain supplies prompted Stalin to push for the collectivisation of agriculture and order the seizure of grain hoards from kulak farmers. Nikolai Bukharin and Premier Alexey Rykov opposed these policies and advocated a return to the NEP, but the rest of the Politburo sided with Stalin and removed Bukharin from the Politburo in November 1929. Rykov was fired the following year and was replaced by Vyacheslav Molotov on Stalin's recommendation"Not true. The NEP continued until 1929, and Stalin was a huge proponent of the NEP, as a tactical, temporary move - in contrast to some resistance from the less pragmatic Trotsky. From contemporary writings of Lenin, it is 100% clear that the "Stalinist" collectivization and industrialization was the eventual goal.
By the way, the NEP, with the State controlling everything but allowing a good deal of private and cooperative business activities is very similar to the economic setups of the Fascist and Nazi polities. And the convergence continued, when the Nazis had declared their Four-Year Plan and made Goering an economic dictator in 1938. We will never know, but the mixed socialist economy ("military Keynesianism") of the early Nazi period could have been just a phase, like the NEP, on the way to the Soviet-style State domination.
I am talking about "Left" as defined by the actual experience of the 20 century. Everybody agreed, for decades, that the Soviets and their client regimes around the world are "the Left". Now out of sudden they are "not representative", event though the polities they have created had embraced 95% of all people who ever called themselves (sincerely or not) "Left".
What I don't understand is, why does the Left put up with billionaire/multi-millionaire liberals? Shouldn't you all be earning the exact same wage, with nice big, fat, healthy tax rates on your pay stubs?
American "liberals" are not liberals. We, so-called libertarians, are.