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Personal translation of extracts from article “Un Peuple est Devenu Fou“ par Alfred Savoir, published in French newspaper *L’Illustration* on July 31, 1920 about the incident and the general Red Terror in Soviet Russia ‘original French version available [here](https://secondeguerremondialeclairegrube.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/russie-guerre-civile-de-1917-1922/)):
>However, I submit to your satisfaction, to your astonishment, the execution of the Polish Captain Rosinski, executed at Orscha in 1918 on the orders of the Commissioner of Soviets, Mr. B .. (purposely I do not publish his name very honorably known). In this inhuman document you will find something more terrible than torture, it is the attitude of the crowd. Look at these figures: they are bored! A horse falling Avenue de l’Opera provokes in the Parisian public more reflexes, more comments. Here, what placidity, what indifference! The savages, at least, dance in front of the people they scalped. > >*[…]* > >I would like to talk to you again about Mr. B …, People’s Commissioner, who ordered this nice show. > >I knew him not long ago; he was a charming teenager with an ironic wit and joker. He was rubbed with French culture, he admired the novels of Barres and he quoted willingly poets that I did not know quite. He was also a great dancer, a great flirteur and a good bridger. He often came to Paris, and he amused himself. > >Today, this bourgeois benevolent and skeptical, this happy boy is impaling people. Understand who can!
Similar atrocities occured during the Russian Civil War, done by all sides, [Reds](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Terror) as well as [Whites](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Terror_(Russia)), along with unorganised bandits.
Maybe I’m a bit dense but who is Mr. B (or M.B)?
I wasn’t expecting actual porn in this subreddit
What happens when you see your political opponents as subhuman . You become subhuman yourself .