According to a recent CNN story, the ice axe used to murder Leon Trotsky has resurfaced.
This was an interesting coincidence for me: a few days previously I had been discussing the very same topic with my good friend Wally Ballou. Whenever you read about the weapon, it is generally described as an “ice pick”, just as in the CNN story. As you can see from the photo below, it is indeed an ice axe. Wally is of the opinion that ice picks should be called “ice awls”, since that is what they resemble, and then ice axes could be renamed “ice picks”, since they certainly look like picks.
In any event, the ice axe turned up in the possession of the daughter of the late commander of the secret police, who had been in charge of a criminology museum where the pick was on display, and later removed it “for safekeeping”. The woman evidently wants to shop it around to the highest bidder, and Trotsky’s grandson is outraged.
The revelation comes just weeks before the 65th anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination on August 20, 1940.
But tests that could prove the weapon’s authenticity have been delayed by a dispute between the ice pick’s owner, who is shopping it around, and Trotsky’s descendants, who want it donated to a revolutionary museum — proving that the struggle between socialist ideals and capitalism is continuing. [emphasis added]
What caught my eye is the contention that “the struggle between socialist ideals and capitalism is continuing.” In whose opinion? CNN’s? Or that of Trotsky’s outraged grandson? And notice that only socialism has “ideals” — capitalism, of course, is not capable of such things.
Well, business as usual in the MSM.
“Trotsky” was a nomme de guerre; his birth name was Lev Bronstein. Like so many of the Old Bolsheviks, he was Jewish, a fact which was used by Hitler to characterize Communism as an “international Jewish conspiracy”. Strangely enough, Stalin did the same thing, and found himself having to purge all those dangerous Semitic conspirators from his inner circle.
And, of course, the Jews are still internationally conspiring. Even today their secret cabal controls the foreign policy of the Western Allies, and persuades young Muslims to blow up women and babies so as to discredit Islam. Clever fellows, those Jews.
It’s a strange world.