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§762 Personality Cult and Show-trials (1928-1940): III-26.

III-26 (§762):

Kings and princes shall set up their simulacra,
Shallow augurs elevated to the haruspices:
Horns, golden victims, and those of sky and of pickles:
[As such] [the accused] shall be interpreted [by] the soothsayers.

(Des roys & princes dresseront simulacres,
Augures, creuz eslevés aruspices:
Corne, victime d’orée, & d'azur, d'acre:
Inrerpretés seront les extispices.)

NOTES: Kings: Cf. « It shall be a King [Lenin] who shall give the opposite.» (§756, V-52).

Kings and princes: = « princes ignorants (ignorant princes) » (§757, IV-18). 

Kings and princes shall set up their simulacra: « As the essential arm of the success of the revolution, the personality cult was exploited already when Lenin was alive, and his portrait was posted up everywhere, even on the plates.» (
Trémolières IV, p.34); « The personality cult of Stalin was such that the communists of all over the world celebrated his anniversary. In France, the Communist Party organized in 1949, for the seventieth anniversary of the ‘builder of the peace’, a vast collection of presents.» (Trémolières IV, p.56). 

Aruspices: From the Latin « haruspex, a soothsayer, diviner (among the Etruscans) who foretold future events from the inspection of the entrails of victims
(Smith-Lockwood). 

Extispices: From the Latin « extispex, one who inspects the entrails, a diviner
(Smith-Lockwood). 

Augures, creuz eslevés aruspices: The construction will be as follows: Augures creuz eslevés [à] aruspices (Shallow augurs elevated to the haruspices), the preposition à having been elliptic for the sake of a prophetic embroilment (Cf. A l'Entrée des Prophéties, §5, Catégorie d: Ellipse de prépositions pour embrouiller prophétiquement).

Shallow augurs elevated to the haruspices: = Little gifted professionals and scholars shall be promoted to government offices through their loyalty to the Soviet Regime. As for the two analogous terms haruspice and extispice, they designate through their original meaning of ‘one who inspects the entrails those in charge of Soviet justice or secret police who inspect even people’s internal sentiment to get rid of the fear of counter-revolutionary elements, whereas that of augur concerns external crimes as its etymology teaches us: ‘a member of a college of priests at Rome, who foretold the future by observing the flight or notes of birds, the feeding of the sacred fowls, lightning, certain appearances of quadrupeds, and any unusual occurrences’ (
Smith-Lockwood).

« In May–July 1929 [sic] [1928] Stalin staged the first of his show-trials, against a group of Donbass mining engineers charged with ‘sabotage’. The script was written by the
OGPU official Y.G.Yevdokimov, one of Stalin’s creatures, and featured the twelve-year-old son of one of the accused, who denounced his father and called for his execution... » (Johnson, 1991, p.266); « On March 10, 1928, an exposure was announced about the ‘counter-revolutionary complot’ involving technical engineers and foreign facilities in Shakhty, Donbass mine.» (Wada, et al., 1997, p.147); « On May 18, 1928 in Moscow, an unexpected person having taken the seat of the chief justice, announced the court open. It was Andrei Vyshinskii [1883-1954], president of Moscow University, since assisting Stalin in the Great Terror. In the dock were 53 accused, the management and the engineers including the Germans of the Donbass mine, prosecuted for having organized an ‘underground counter-revolutionary group’ in conspiracy with foreign ‘anti-Soviet Centers’ and projected the explosion of coal mines, etc. This was the first of the show-trials. The outcome has been determined since quite before the trial just as the General Secretary of the Communist Party Stalin definitely spoke against them on April 13 at the party conference in Moscow. Stalin’s intent was to use the judges and prosecutors faithful to his designed ‘judgment’ and to make believe publicly its fairness. Vyshinskii was the fittest for the job, having delivered lectures on law appraising Stalin at Moscow University, inexperienced as a justice. His vocabulary, expressions, eloquence and logical discourse unique in deriving culpability fully satisfied Stalin. The second show-trial was staged in December 1930 against 8 persons, who had been close to the late Vladimir Lenin, involving the executive of Gosplan (State Planning Commission). Into the accused did get a collaborator of the investigating agency, who testified that a large range of personalities were projecting destructive activities in each economic section. The aim of these show-trials were not to punish the actual criminals, but to imprint a fear of enemies’ omnipresence upon the elite and the public and to show them to be duly sentenced. Thus it was Vyshinskii that exploited the route to the Great Terror by Stalin.» (Endo, XLVII, November 21, 2017); « Stalin promotes Vyshinskii indebted to him for his conversion from the Mensheviki to the Bolsheviki. Andrei Vyshinskii, who supported Stalin in his Great Terror as Prosecutor in chief and was famed for the public opinion that all but Stalin did fear him, had an unprecedented past among the leaders of the Bolsheviki. Vyshinskii and Stalin met in 1907 in a prison of Baku, in the southern Caucasus, about the end of the Imperial Russia. A Georgian Stalin was playing then an active part as a militant Bolshevik in the Caucasus, whereas Vyshinskii was belonging to the Mensheviki, a moderate Marxist group splitting with the Bolsheviki, but he was yet working sanguinarily among the nonpartisan militants. He was the only man who did not fear Stalin in their controversies about the revolution in the prison, which left a deep impression in Stalin. He was still a Menshevik, when he met again Stalin after the October Revolution of 1917 and was raised by Stalin as one of the administration of the Provision Commissariat of the People. In February 1920 when the Civil War was becoming serious between the Bolsheviki and their opponents, he was admitted to the Communist Party thanks to Stalin’s mediation. “ Stalin fully understood that « this event should have been left as a delicate pickle in the consciousness of an ex-Menshevik.»... Vyshinskii would be a slave to his master to crash his enemies.” Thus did imagine a Russian historian Arkajii Waksberg the mind of Stalin, a mediator of Vyshinskii’s late conversion. Even when the Mensheviki became a target of excessive oppression later, Stalin did not touch Vyshinskii himself and manipulated him freely in favor of his preponderance over him. ‘Wishing to join the foundation of a new system’, Vyshinskii became a lawyer and was elected president and professor in law of Moscow University going through a prosecutor of the Supreme Court. And he was charged with the justice in chief of the ‘coal mine trial’ of 1928. At this moment Stalin already intended to purge his political rivals. All the trials of 1930s against the old leaders of the Party such as Kamenev, Zinoviev, Bukharin, Rykov were plausible court-plays with Stalin’s prepared sentence staged by Vyshinskii, who was charged with prosecutor in chief of Russian Republic since 1931, then of the Soviet Union since 1935 [till 1940 when he was nominated the First Vice Secretary of Foreign Affairs]. ‘Confession is the queen of evidences’: this theory of jurisprudence by Vyshinskii left to his posterity an immeasurable negative heritage.» (Endo, XLVIII, November 22, 2017).

Corne, victime d’orée, & d'azur, d'acre: Inrerpretés seront les extispices
: These verses are to be interpreted as if we were analyzing a certain kind of entrails as follows: Horns, golden victims, and those of sky and of pickles: [As such] [the accused] shall be interpreted [by] the soothsayers: = The judges or the secret police shall interpret the accused as ‘anti-revolutionaries (horns)’, ‘bourgeois (golden victims)’, ‘idealists, anti-materialists (those of sky)’ or ‘harmful criticizers (those of pickles)’: « The most dreadful was the fact that the dwellers of the apartment were secretly informing against each other. At that time the secret information was recommended and it was guilty to neglect it. Anyone was condemned as ‘an anti-Soviet activity’, ‘ an enemy of the People’ or ‘a spy’ [horns].» (Endo, VI, September 30, 2017); « By 1929 Stalin had the all-purpose term Stakhtyites (wreckers) [horns] for anyone he wished to destroy. As he put it, ‘Bourgeois wrecking [golden victims] is an indubitable sign that capitalist elements are gathering strength for new attacks on the Soviet Union.’» (Johnson, id., p.267);

Those of sky: = « Those well versed in spiritual things » (§757, IV-18): Those well versed in spiritual things Shall be reproved by ignorant governors: Punished through the Decree, chased as criminals: « The most disturbing and, from the historical point of view, important characteristic of the Lenin terror was not the quantity of the victims but the principle on which they were selected. Within a few months of seizing power, Lenin had abandoned the notion of individual guilt, and with it the whole Judeo-Christian ethic of personal responsibility. The watershed was Lenin’s decree of January 1918 calling on the agencies of state to ‘purge the Russian land of all kinds of harmful insects’. This was not a judicial act: it was an invitation to mass murder. Many years later, Alexander Solzhenitsyn listed just a few of the groups who thus found themselves condemned to destruction as ‘insects’. They included ‘former zemstvo members, people in the Cooper movements, homeowners, high-school teachers, parish councils and choirs, priests, monks and nuns, Tolstoyan pacifists [those of sky], officials of trade-unions’ – soon all to be classified as ‘former people’. Quite quickly the condemned group decree-laws extended to whole classes and the notion of killing people collectively rather than individually was seized upon by the Cheka professionals with enthusiasm.» (Johnson, 1991, p.70).

« Immediately Zinoviev and Kamenev were dead [August 1936], Stalin ordered Yagoda to execute more than 5,000 party members already under arrest. This was the beginning of the Great Terror. Soon after this was done, Stalin sent from Sochi, where he was on holiday, the sinister telegram of 25 September 1936: ‘We deem it absolutely necessary and urgent that Comrade Yezhov be nominated to the post of People’s Commissar for Internal Affairs [Shallow augurs elevated to the haruspices]. Yagoda has definitely proved himself to be incapable of unmasking the Trotskyite-Zinovievite block [a sect]. The
OGPU is four years behind in this matter.’ This was followed by the systematic purge of the secret police, carried out by teams of two to three hundred party zealots secretly recruited by Yezhov. Next Stalin eliminated his old Georgian friend Ordzhonikidze, the last Politburo member allowed to call him by his nickname ‘Koba’ or to argue with him: he was given the choice of shooting himself or dying in the police cells. After February 1937 Stalin could kill anyone, in any way he wished. At the CC plenum at the end of the month, it ‘instructed’ Stalin to arrest Bukharin and Rykov. Bukharin pleaded tearfully for his life. Stalin: ‘If you are innocent, you can prove it in a prison cell!’ The CC: ‘Shoot the traitor!’ The two men were taken straight off to prison and death; Yagoda was later heard to mutter, ‘What a pity I didn’t arrest all of you before, when I had the power.’ (It made no difference: of the 140 people present, nearly two-thirds would shortly be murdered.) From the end of 1936 to the second half of 1938, Stalin struck at every group in the regime. In 1937 alone he killed 3,000 senior secret police officers and 90 per cent of the public prosecutors in the provinces.» (Johnson, 1991, p.300-301).
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