Successes of Destalinization in Latvia

It’s very easily to understand and implement any ideology with the prefix “anti” and “de.” You do not need to invent anything by yourself, to study philosophy, political economy and other boring sciences, simple negation is enough. You take the previously developed ideology without this prefix and do the opposite. This is simple, effective and accessible to a wide range of performers.

For example, the Soviet ideology assumed the priority of the public over the personal. The current anti-Soviet ideology easily overturns it, turning it into a personal priority over a public one. True, then you have to fight crime and corruption among the government, but this has no connection with ideology, right?

Or we take the socialist principle of payment according to work “who does not work, does not eat.” Accordingly, today everything is the opposite for us and people wonder why such a lower rank official has such large incomes and why such hard-working people sometimes have to live from hand to mouth?

The outdated Soviet friendship of nations is also absolutely necessary to be turned on its head and replaced with the priority of a single nationality, wherever possible. And then we have to hypocritically moaning over the “split society” and “the need for integration.”

The list can be continued for a long time, but I would like to elaborate in more detail on the main factor that determines the human nature and sustainability of the state as a whole – on material production. It must be admitted that here, too, our authorities successfully use this method and do everything strictly the opposite compared to what the brutal totalitarian authorities once did.

Take, for example, the statement of the bloody tyrant and destroyer of the people Stalin at the January 1933 plenum of the Bolshevik party about the outcome of the first five-year plan. And let’s compare it point by point with what our humane democratic power has accomplished, firmly following the path of de-Stalinization.

From the speech of Joseph Stalin in 1933What today’s Latvian anti-Stalin could say
Joseph Stalin on the platform of the Extraordinary VIII All-Union Congress of Soviets (November 1936)The collective image of today’s Latvian Anti-Stalin
We did not have ferrous metallurgy, the basis of the industrialization of the country. We have it now.We had the only metallurgical plant in the entire Baltic region – “Liepajs Metalurgs.” We don‘t have it now.
We did not have a tractor industry. We have it now.We had a huge modern merchant and fishing fleet. We don‘t have it now.
We did not have a car industry. We have it now.We had a car factory “Rīgas Autobusu Fabrika.” We don‘t have it now.
We did not have a machine tool industry. We have it now.We had a factory “Stanconormal.” We don‘t have it now.
We did not have a serious and modern chemical industry. We have it now.We had a Daugavpils Chemical Fiber Plant named after Lenin‘s Komsomol. We don‘t have it now.
We did not have a valid and serious industry for the production of modern agricultural machinery. We have it now.We had the Rigaselmash plant, which produced 27.7 thousand agricultural machines in 1986. Today, only a small private firm remains.
We had no aviation industry. We have it now.We had the famous Riga Aviation University. We don‘t have it now.
In terms of the production of electrical energy, we stood at the very last place. Now we have moved to one of the first places.In terms of electricity prices, we stood at the very last place in Europe. Now we have moved to one of the first places.
In terms of the production of petroleum products and coal, we were in last place. Now we have moved to one of the first places.In terms of gas prices for the consumers, we stood at one of the last places. Now we have moved far ahead and continue to raise prices for fuel and energy.
We had only one single coal-metallurgical base in Ukraine, with which we could hardly cope. We have achieved that not only raised this base, but also created a new coal-metallurgical base - in the East, which is the pride of our country.We had a leading machine-building production, the largest producer of electric trains, diesel trains and trams in the USSR – “Rīgas vagonbūves rūpnīca.” We have ensured that the plant went bankrupt, and we buy trains and trams abroad.
We had only one single textile industry base - in the north of our country. We have achieved that we will soon have two new bases of the textile industry – in Central Asia and in Western Siberia.We had a huge haberdashery factory “Lauma,” a cotton production association “Rīgas manufaktura,” now these are small firms. We had “Juglas manufaktura,” “Rīgas audums,” “Rīgas aditajs,” “Rīgas tekstils,” “Sarkanajs rīts,” now they are liquidated, like many other enterprises of the textile industry.
And we have not only created these new, huge industries, but we have created them on such a scale and on a size in front of which the scale and size of European industry turns pale.And we did not just destroy our enterprises and entire industries, but we made room for the development of the European industry, and gave the levers of control to our competitors.

So everything turns out fine with us, all the necessary paths for development and progress have long been open, we just have to do the opposite, in order to become a free, democratic and highly developed country in the modern world.