"Enemies, in other words, could no longer be identified by their openly professed views. A later NKVD boss Laverenty Beria would also frequently quote Stalin, noting that 'an enemy of the people is not only one who commits sabotage, but one who doubts the rightness of the Party line.' Ergo, an 'enemy' could mean anybody who opposed Stalin's rule, for any reason, even if he did not openly profess to do so."  
Applebaum, Anne. Gulag : A History. 1st ed. ed. New York: Doubleday, 2003. pg. 102

When I Die

will i meet the truth? will she be curating a hallway, lining the walls with her exhibits for a mea culpa? my dream is to be hopeless “I want an answer.” “There never will be.” we want it, the ending to be so simple to be walking with Truth the finding out What you always […]