When the people knew about it they could not believe it, because they had never thought that this is going to be so. And then, soon, other things started happening. The churches had to be turned into hospitals, into schools, because the Communist Party does not have God – neither it believes there is a soul in man, nor does it believe there is anything in consciousness other than a combination of physical elements. Consciousness is a by-product, so killing a man is not different from dismantling a chair – it is all matter.
The poor people were not aware that they are making the revolution and dying for it to bring about materialism. And when their churches were closed they started fighting; when their Bibles were taken away from them they started fighting. And the ultimate result was that one million people were killed because they were not yet ready to accept the communist ideology of materialism.
But nobody will think of Stalin as a murderer – he will be remembered in history as a great leader. And ordinary murderers who may have killed one man are condemned by the society, by the law, by the court, and whatever they have done, the society does to them. It still lives in that Stone Age, millions of years ago, when the law was an eye for an eye – and if you throw a brick at me, I am going to throw a rock at you: that was the law. It is still the law, although these words are not used, but the ultimate result is the same.
Adolf Hitler alone killed six million people for a simple, stupid desire: to dominate the whole world. And you will not believe it…I received a letter in America from the president of the American Nazi Party threatening me that I am putting myself into danger by criticizing Adolf Hitler, “because Adolf Hitler was the reincarnation of the Old Testament prophet, Elijah, and whenever you criticize him it hurts our religious feelings.” Adolf Hitler is the reincarnation of Elijah, who killed six million people!
Never before were people killed in this vast number and with such scientific accuracy. He made gas chambers – one thousand people could be put in the gas chamber and just a switch had to be turned on and you would see from the chimneys that all those thousand people have disappeared in smoke within seconds. Only the bones remained, so they had miles-long ditches to fill with the bones. After the war, when those ditches were opened, nobody believed that any man could have done it.
But still there are people whose “religious feelings” are hurt! I had never imagined that criticizing Adolf Hitler is going to hurt somebody’s religious feelings so much that he will threaten me that if I do it again he is going to kill me.
Politicians, all the politicians of the world, have so much to hide because to reach to the fulfillment of their ambition, to become presidents, prime ministers they have done everything – legal, illegal, moral, immoral, does not matter. The means don’t matter to the politicians; only the end matters. If the end is achieved then all means are right.
Politicians certainly need exposure because, as far as I can see, humanity for the first time will be able to be free from politics if politicians are exposed completely.