Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The Commissar Vanishes

I got my undergraduate degree in Russian Studies, specializing in 20th Century Soviet history and politics. I actually did my senior thesis on the use of propaganda during the period of collectivization, which gives me an excellent background to talk about the 9/11 "truth" movement.

There is an interesting little coffee table book called "The Commissar Vanishes" that I have (on my coffee table ironically) which is about the Stalinist practice of "disappearing" your enemies. When a political opponent falls out of favor (also known as killed), you simply airbrush his face from the history books, and pretend he never existed.
















What does this have to do with 9/11 "truth". Well, this is apparently what happened to the Loose Change forum. Some people spoke out, they were purged, the entire forum was erased, and now it is back, like nothing ever happened. Although now it appears you have to register just to view it.

Like it never happened at all...

24 Comments:

At 18 October, 2006 14:05, Blogger tym said...

The sad thing is.....people still won't look at him any different or maybe question the shit he's shoveling

For a bunch of geniuses who claim to have opened their eyes, they aren't very perceptive.

 
At 18 October, 2006 14:15, Blogger CHF said...

Equally funny is how they latch onto bullshit "whistleblowers" and then toss them away like a grenade when the truth is revealed.

 
At 18 October, 2006 14:36, Blogger Manny said...

What I don't know yet whether it's funny or not is if he was able to carry over to the new board the dozens of IP his staff had established or if the first 200 members will be from JREF.

 
At 18 October, 2006 14:49, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are tumbleweeds blowing through that forum right now. I wonder how long it's been up.




Sort of an obligatory link to the youtube of the (classic?) 80's song

don't turn around... oh-uh-oh.

 
At 18 October, 2006 15:00, Blogger Yatesey said...

Burke, you said it. Not much going on over there. Most of the posts in the main forum are all comments on how the new forum looks.

 
At 18 October, 2006 15:31, Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like they're back to debating the hard-hitting evidence:

the apollo moon landings:fact or fiction?

 
At 18 October, 2006 15:37, Blogger CHF said...

I love that about 9/11 CTs.

Those who believe something so retarded will usually fall for other things equally retarded.

Hense the moon-landing hoax believers and Holocaust Deniers that seem to make up much of their ranks.

 
At 18 October, 2006 15:40, Blogger Yatesey said...

I remember seeing a Weekly World news photo of the moon landing where they were like "You can see the lights hanging in the studio!"

As if everyone in history whom had seen this photo had missed all these lights hanging there. Hilarious.

 
At 18 October, 2006 16:19, Blogger shawn said...

And then afterwards you can watch video of Lenin and Stalin and whenever Stalin comes into frame, a soldier has been edited over him.

 
At 18 October, 2006 16:30, Blogger default.xbe said...

I remember seeing a Weekly World news photo of the moon landing where they were like "You can see the lights hanging in the studio!"

i love the weekly world news, lol, last year they had a picture of an alien skull they said they found in anatarctica

however, the picture was of a halloween decoration (the same exact skull adorns my desk year round, lol)

 
At 18 October, 2006 16:49, Blogger Lying_Dylan said...

We should all deny that the forum was in fact shut down and deny the existance of a new forum.

 
At 18 October, 2006 17:14, Blogger Yatesey said...

Batboy was just sighted in NYC, and Redneck Aliens are taking over the planet.

I wonder if they had their findings published in the WWN, would they claim the "mainstream" media is onboard with them?

 
At 18 October, 2006 17:46, Blogger Malcolm said...

Believe it or not, I've been looking for a book just like "The Commissar Vanishes". Thanks for mentioning it.

 
At 18 October, 2006 17:47, Blogger Malcolm said...

Believe it or not, I've been looking for a book just like "The Commissar Vanishes". Thank you for mentioning it

 
At 18 October, 2006 18:22, Blogger Dog Town said...

Alles klar, Herr Kommissar?

 
At 18 October, 2006 19:28, Blogger Simon Lazarus said...

I posted on that hilarious forum under an assumed name. When I deigned to question those fools about having actual proof of their allegations, I was tossed.

Leftist thinking to the bitter end, eh?

 
At 18 October, 2006 22:29, Blogger James B. said...

Coming soon, the Screw Loose Change book club. We'll be bigger than Oprah. ;-)

 
At 18 October, 2006 22:38, Blogger roger_sq said...

You got it. Russia c 1920. Why the people will never actually control a fucking thing.

Dylan is the biggest asshole on the planet, hands down.

Dylan- You little wannabe fucking Stalin- you sucker of satan's cock- eat shit and die you little worm.

 
At 19 October, 2006 03:45, Blogger Safe-Keeper said...

Awesome book! I "read" it (well, it's 75% pictures, so "read" seems like a wrong word to use) when I was a library assistance back at Westside High in Houston (lived there for three years). Awesome and pretty spooky title.

Are book recommendations a new feature of SLC, or is this just a single case;)?

 
At 19 October, 2006 05:56, Blogger Swing Dangler said...

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At 19 October, 2006 10:22, Blogger JoanBasil said...

My goodness, you're delicate. This happens all the time on internet forums, from dailykos to free republic to lucianne.com to the courttv message boards. Forums get to be politically correct minefields. If you posted something about Ted Kennedy killing Mary Jo Kopechne on dailykos, you'd get it deleted and if you posted something about Laura Bush killing Michael Douglas (yup, thats the name) on Lucianne.com, you'd get it deleted.

Its nice that you don't delete here, james, and a credit to you. But I can't take this seriously and I don't think you do, either.

 
At 19 October, 2006 11:49, Blogger Alex said...

Why is it that Joan NEVER gets the point?

*sigh*

OK, I'll explain this to you also Joan:

Getting one post deleted because it's inappropriate is quite different than getting everything you've ever posted deleted because someone suddenly decides that you should never have existed. One is censorship based on inappropriate comment. The other is an attempt to make an entire segment of history disappear.

 
At 21 October, 2006 07:57, Blogger BIGDOG said...

Cant handle real disussions over there huh???

 

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