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Cognitive Dissonance

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Submitted by BB King (United States), Jan 13, 2012 at 20:12

Ianus you seem to love the Jews and love Stalin simultaneously. Do I detect cognitive dissonance on your part? The two are mutually-exclusive.

Stalin hated Jews and persecuted them.

"Stalin's attitude [towards the Jews] seems to have been based in part on what he took to be Hitler's successful use of anti-Semitic demagogy. It was certainly also due to his increasing Russian nationalism, to which he felt, most, or many, Jews were not truly assimilable. And the idea of a special Jewish predilection for capitalism is of course to be found in Marx. He especially opposed Jews who were Bundists, or religious activists, or 'cosmopolitans,' or secessionists, or Zionists, or were agents of American-Israeli organizations."

And,

"Meanwhile unpublicized arrests [of Jews], especially of writers in Yiddish, continued, and there was a general growth of public anti-Jewish pressure. Among those arrested at the end of 1948 was Polina Molotov.

Her husband made no comment or protest to Stalin as his wife was carried off into the Siberian gulag."

http://www.jewishhistory.org/stalin%E2%80%99s-anti-semitism/

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