Leon Trotsky

Lev Davidovich Bronstein (Leon Trotsky) was an Ukrainian-Russian freemason and political puppet, trained to play a role in the Russian Revolution with Vladimir Lenin to impose marxist communism. He met with Vladimir Lenin and Julius Martov in London and worked with Alexander Parvus of the German Socialist Democratic Party. In 1907 he moved to Austria. Adolph Joffe helped him edit Pravda, while studing psychoanalysis with Alfred Adler.

In 1914 he moved to France and published Our World with Vladimir Antonov-Ovseenko (played in October of Sergei Eisenstein), funded by Christian Rakovsky, a friend of Wilhelm Liebknecht (father of Karl Liebknecht of the Spartacist League). He attended the Zimmerwald conference in Switzerland.

In 1917 he moved to NY.

From 1923 he led the Left Opposition within the Russian Communist Party, in opposition with Stalin and Lev Kamenev (married to his sister Olga).

After Joseph Stalin came to power, he was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1929.

Stalin used the murder of Sergei Kirov as excuse to start the Great Purge (Valerian Obolensky) to gain dictatorial powers after similar to Hitler's rise to power.

He was used as a villain for the antisemitic White movement of Kyrill Vladimirovich.

In 1930 during his exile in Turkey he wrote his autobiography My Life.

His daughter Zinaida committed suicide in 1933. He was a friend of Franz Pfemfert, who published German left wing magazine Die Aktion (Vladimir Lenin, modernist artists Hugo Ball, George Grosz, Ernst Kirchner, André Gide, Peter Kropotkin, Rosa Luxemburg, Egon Schiele, Pablo Picasso).

In 1936 the Moscow trials were held as a global media ritual, to condemn Grigory Zinoviev, Lev Kamenev (Leo Rosenfeld), Nikolaj Bukharin as conspirators against Stalin.

In 1937 John Dewey (The New School, ACCF) and Trotsky supporters like Sidney Hook set up the Dewey Commission to 'investigate' the Moscow trials. Stalin and his policy was promoted in the US by The New Republic, the leftist magazine of Walter Lippmann, who often debated Dewey in the media. The Dewey Commission was the inspiration for the fake Nuremberg trial.

In the 50's City College of NY became a center of Trotsky supporters (the Left Wing Church).

In Mexico he met with Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.

He was assassination in Mexico City by Ramon Mercader (cousin married to Italian movie director Vittorio De Sica).

After his death, his wife Natalia Sedova and Victor Serge worked on his biography. Isaac Deutscher (The Economist, British New Left) wrote another biography.

His murder was the subject of The Assassination of Trotsky (1972) with Richard Burton as Trotsky and Alain Delon as Mercader, Romy Schneider, Valentina Cortese, based on a screenplay of Nicholas Mosley, son of fascist Oswald Mosley.

Astrological chart

born 11/7/1989, date Albert Camus, d Leonard Cohen.

Asc: Leo, mc: Taurus. Leo (Lust), Taurus, Scorpio - Neptune, Sun, Moon.

Houses 4, 10, 1. 4: Sun in Scorpio, Mercury in Sagittarius, 10: Pluto, Mars, Neptune in Taurus, Lilith in Gemini, 1: Moon in Leo. 2: Uranus in Virgo, Venus in Libra, 7: Jupiter in Pisces.

died 8/21/1940, date Carie-Anne Moss.