Stalin, Churchill and Truman Comparison to Hitler | Who Is A Lesser Evil?5 min read
Let’s Start: Is there a parameter to judge a bigger evil or a lesser evil? The parameter of humanity works on the principle the number of lives saved or taken in case of those whom people look
Hitler’s anti-Jew mentality overshadowed Stalin’s anti-human mentality. Hitler’s paranoid reign eclipsed Truman’s horror show in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Hitler’s ideology concealed Churchill’s draconian act on people of Bengal in Bengal famine during the British rule in India.
Numbers can’t be a framework to define an evil personality. A life killed forcefully is abuse to humanity. Here, we are talking about millions and millions of people killed to satisfy inhuman wishes of dictators. There were many eccentric rulers in the history but Stalin, Churchill
Enlightening on Stalin’s card against humanity. Stalin rose to prominence with Lenin in the Bolshevik revolution. He came to power after Lenin’s untimely death in 1924. Stalin’s collectivization policy proved fatal for the people of the Soviet Union. Lenin’s idea of nationalizing the lands was half finished. Stalin took the initiative and ordered collectivization in 1929. All the peasants’ lands were taken away to produce in the name of the state. Stalin also took away peasants’ agricultural pieces of equipment and ordered as he felt satisfying. Peasants were left with nothing.
In 1930, peasants’ blood and sweat farming-production were collected by the Red Army. Peasants attempted to hide granary and hence met with severe punishments by the regime. The Soviet famine in 1932-33 caused by Stalin’s draconian laws killed 6-13 million people out of which 4-7 million died in Ukraine. Children were reduced to skin and bones. Stalin’s man-made demographic catastrophe made people cannibals. People started eating corpses. It became even worse when kids were kidnapped by people to eat. Stalin turned human beings to savage animals. The Gulag prison was another feather on Stalin’s cap. 25 million prisoners were imprisoned in Gulag from 1928-53. Historians believe 20 million people were killed by Stalin’s regime. Was he not an evil to put on a trial for murdering people?
Many believe Harry Truman’s cowardly order to nuke Japan was right. It brought an end to World War 2.Truman’s predecessor Franklin Roosevelt even thought to nuke Germany but his death couldn’t fulfil his evil ambitions. President Truman was advised not to invade Japan by his advisers to take the revenge of Japan’s attack on the US’s pearl
Winston Churchill was another prominent figure during the World War. He is always shown as a fearless man who took on Hitler. The brutal reality was that he waited for Roosevelt’s America to enter WW2. The day America announced its entry in the WW2, then Churchill announced Britain’s entry in WW2. Churchill was known to lead with an iron fist. The Bengal famine of 1943 in British ruled India killed 3 million people. It was a genocide engineered by the British evil heads. Churchill said and I quote, “I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion. The famine was their own fault for breeding like rabbits.” He diverted the medical aid and food supplies sent to famine victims to soldiers of Europe. The British government in Delhi informed him about the horrible devastation and the number of deaths caused by famine. His response and I quote “Then why hasn’t Gandhi died yet?”. This xenophobic man is revered by the people. Was he not an evil to put on a trial for murdering people? The same question continues to this evil head too.
Jews were mercilessly killed by Nazis. They have gone through the worst. The world would have not imagined in their wildest of dreams that Jews would be treating the Palestinians like Nazis treated them. Israel’s occupation in Palestine created unrest in Palestine. Israeli soldiers’
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