". . . I'd like to see a scathing comparison of the Nizkor hate file collection (whatever they call it) to known instances of the same behavior in history.
Russia, especially following the Revolution; Mao's Red Guard; Cambodia's pre-teens running the re-education camps and serving as willing executioners; Eastern European German school children in Russian-controlled schools as Ingrid described in a recent Z-Gram; neighbors turning in neighbors as consorts with the Devil during Inquisition and witch-burning times. . . "
The second Zundel/Nizkor watcher takes this idea one step further:
"I think the suggestion above is a marvellous idea and (I) would like to offer something for consideration to cover the "Russian" portion: the story of that arch-stukach, Pavlik Morozov.
Here is the story.
To start with, you must understand what a "stukach" is (plural: stukachi). This is a Russian term for what the French call a "delateur", and in English, a stoolie or provocateur.
Amongst Russians and others, in a Soviet context, a stukach is the lowest of the most lowly and disgusting creatures that crawl on this earth and hide under rocks.
The text that follows comes from the soc.culture.russian newsgroup, but I can't recall who wrote it. I downloaded it sometime last November.
THE STORY OF PAVLIK MOROZOV
In the 1930's, Stalin attempted to eliminate independent Russian peasants by confiscating all of their grain supply and forcing them to become kolkhoz serfs.
Millions of peasants starved to death during this "collectivization".
Pavlik (Pavel Trofimovich) Morozov was born in 1918 in the village of Gerasimovka in Verkhne-Tavdinski rayon of Sverdlovsk (now possibly a different name) oblast'. Pavlik was the chairman of the pioneer organization in his school.
In 1932 the little stukach Pavlik Morozov denounced his own father to a representative of Communist Party raykom for hiding some grain that was supposed to be taken away ("khlebozagotovki").
Pavlik served as a witness at his father's trial and condemned him as a traitor. His father was executed by the Soviets.
At a general meeting in the village, Pavlik pointed out to the authorities other peasants who hid grain, and helped the OGPU search their homes.
On Sept. 3, 1932, Pavlik's own grandfather killed him with an axe. The grandfather and other family members were also executed by the Soviets.
Stukach Pavlik Morozov, who denounced his own father, became a hero to Soviet children. The "kolkhoz" organized in the village of Gerasimovka was named after Pavlik. Many schools and "Palaces of pioneers" were named after him.
I believe that Nizkor has done much to resurrect the vile tradition of the stukach Pavlik Morozov, in the service of the powers that stand behind them.
I understand that, for his sterling services, the Province of British Columbia awarded to Ken McVay (McVey?) something called Order of British Columbia. Since that momentous event, I see on alt.revisionism that he has been bombastically sticking an "OBC" at the end of his name.
So, a suggestion.
Why doesn't the Zundelsite confer upon him the Stukach Order of Pavlik Morozov, as a mark of contempt for the kind of services he and his fellows perform as stukachi extraordinary?
He could then be entitled to stick behind his name not only OBC, but a historically much more authentic recognition, the SOPM.
Thus, Ken McVay (McVey?), OBC, SOPM. And that's my contribution. . . "
Let me conclude this morning with this Thought for the Day with Emerson:
"I dip my pen into the blackest ink because I am not afraid of falling into my ink pot."
Quick, say a prayer for this scribe.
Back to Table of Contents of the Aug. 1996 ZGrams