While the world cringed at the brutality of Adolph Hitler, another hidden drama was taking place. In fact, it had been taking place for nearly twenty years before Hitler's mental train went off the rails. In 1917, a group of men decided they could save the world from capitalism by creating utopia on the steppes. Lenin's strokes in 1923 and death in 1924 eliminated a monster from the world stage, but it brought to power an even greater threat. Joseph Stalin had earned his spurs as Lenin's administrative genius, but he soon learned, and practiced, the art of mass death.
Stalin's cruelty not only blessed the people of Russia but extended to Western Europe. Most surprisingly, his malfeasance was ignored, (no, embraced!), by the intellectual and entertainment elites of America and Europe. Those victims who screamed that Stalin was the prince of murder were laughed off as crackpots. One observer who took the matter seriously was a German corporal who eventually set the continent aflame. Adolph Hitler's scyth cut down millions by 1945, but his accomplishments paled in comparison to those of Stalin. Nonetheless, the Russian's crimes are still hidden from the public by those whose dedication to socialism trumps their devotion to humanity.