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The Great Drunken Dictators: Napoleon, Stalin and Alexander

napoleon1 255x300 The Great Drunken Dictators: Napoleon, Stalin and Alexander

Drunk, Murderous and Completely Out of Control!

By Matt Goldstein

Napoleon Bonaparte: 

The great general and emperor of France exuded military dominance over all of Europe before his invasion of Russia turned into a complete disaster.  When Napoleon was forced into exile, the disgraced former leader was only allowed to take a few things with him.  Among these “few” possessions, was 200 bottles Courvoisier.  A fine Champagne Cognac was a must for Napoleon at all times, even during military campaigns and battles.  Along with the Courvoisier, was an even larger amount of wine.  Napoleon might have very well taken over a half of the world while being completely drunk.    

Yoseph Stalin: 

Perhaps the most murderous dictator in the history of the world, Joseph Stalin probably killed in excess of 22 million people, maybe more.  Yes, that’s almost twice as many people than were killed by Adolph Hitler.  During his 25 year reign as leader of the Soviet Union and his murderous and evil campaign, Joseph Stalin was completely stalin 280x300 The Great Drunken Dictators: Napoleon, Stalin and Alexanderhammered.  Joseph Stalin threw drinking parties every night.  Every single night!  Stalin’s drink of choice was of course Russian vodka.  This alcoholism most likely contributed to Stalin’s paranoia, brutality and severe hypertension.   

Alexander the Great: 

Known as the greatest military leader ever, Alexander of Macedonia conquered almost the entire known world of the times.  Alexander was also a raging alcoholic.  Night and day, Alexander was known to be drunk at all times, all the while being in charge of an empire that stretched from Greece to India.  According to a new book, “Alexander the Great: The Invisible Enemy,” ‘Alexander became increasingly unpredictable, megalomaniacal, and paranoid, followed by bouts of remorse.’  Apparently all of these symptoms are classic signs of Alcoholism.  Alexander even murdered one of his closest friends, Cleitus, during a raging drunken spell.  Cleitus had actually saved Alexander’s life during battle.  After realizing what he had done, Alexander went into severe depression.  I guess the Ouzo was a little too much for him.  Source: The Independent UK.  

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30 comments to The Great Drunken Dictators: Napoleon, Stalin and Alexander

  • En passant, si vous avez besoin d’un exterminateur fiable, je vous recommande http://ajsext.com/../fr/guide/cucujide.html.

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  • Steve

    Interesting, Stalin put on the front of a teetotaler, but he drank like a fish in private. But, three “solid” references disagree as to what he preferred, some say it was wine (preferred French), others say single malt-scotch, and others say vodka. So, he was a paranoid drunk, but this major inconsistency really raises a doubt about the credibility of the authors.

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    Matt Goldstein Reply:

    I hear what you’re saying about the inconsistency, but the history channel had a couple documenaries on this. Stalin’s drinking has been historically documented. There’s really no arguement against it.

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  • Morgenstern

    I’m impressed by all commentators except Matt ;) who doubt this theory he broadcasts of Stalin being a murderer of more people than Hitler.
    Maybe our grandsons will manage to live in a better world.

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  • Eventhough they are ruthless and cruel leaders. They are still the same people who molds our history without them our knowledge about the real world will not be complete.

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    Matt Golstein Reply:

    Ritz, I completely disagree. We can have knowledge about the world without mass murder and severe cruelty.

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    Morgenstern Reply:

    Ha-ha, thats why anglo-saxons mass murder other people. Nice try, hypocrit.

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    Matt Goldstein Reply:

    That doesn’t even make sense. What is your point here?

  • Hi Matt:

    Thanks for mentioning Vessels of Rage.

    Here’s the amazon.com link for anyone who wants to read some other reviews.

    http://www.amazon.com/Vessels-Rage-Engines-Power-Alcoholism/dp/0963024221/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256780089&sr=1-1

    The book’s been translated into Spanish, Finnish, Romanian, Hungarian and Czech. I’ve tried to interest the Russians but no success so far.

    (I found the commenter who claimed Stalin didn’t drink highly amusing. Fortunately people who actually witnessed the drinking like Khrushchev and DeGaulle wrote books that I read and quote in my own book.)

    I’d be delighted to send you a comp copy but for that I’d need a postal address.

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    Matt Goldstein Reply:

    Is it a coincidence that the same people who clame Stalin didn’t drink are the same people that claim he didn’t kill anybody? This is historical fact that is not even in question. I can’t wait to read this book!

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    Morgenstern Reply:

    Stalin did drink and there is nothing bad in it, he did not drink as much as swine Churchill for instance, nor as his alcoholic father. It is wonderful that dumb jews like you, Matt, claim that Stalin murdered more than Hitler. Stalin saved you, jews, from extermination. Hitlers Wehrmacht, SS and nazi allies are responsible for murdering 27 million citizens of Soviet Union, 8 of which were military personnel who died in fights, from 2 to 3 million were starved, executed and used as slaves to death in nazi pow camps, since your beloved nazis did not count soviet citizens as people (and did not fulfil Geneve convention that Germany signed and fulfilled towards all pows except Soviet), you, as a jew should know what it means, if you had some brains remaining in your skull. All other victims were civilians, you could easily count their amount yourself.
    Speaking about victims of Stalin, number of those who were executed during his rule is not more than 800 thousand, as liberal propaganda claims those were the best people of Russia, trotskists, bandits and saboteurs, and your honest propaganda will always mourn them, as they could have helped to destroy Russia yet in 40s, but it happened only 50 years after.
    We could also add such victims as people who died in 1931-1932 famine, and those who ended their days in GULag, you realize that it was a correctional prison with 25 years as maximum detention sentence with ability to cut it with labour, not a concentration camp, right? So we could add 5 million of dead in famine and about 1.5 million who count as dead in imprisonment(mostly during the war), speaking of which, prison population in Stalins USSR was lower than in modern Russia with lower overall population, you could also ask yourself a question why chinese prison population is smaller than american while chinese population is times bigger than american. I bet its because ‘democratic’ societies love people a lot.

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    Morgenstern Reply:

    ‘and used as slaves to death in nazi pow camps’… sure they were not used as slaves in pow camps, but for various hard deadly labour.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BChlviertler_Hasenjagd
    this link is for your self education about typical nazi attitude to disloyal soviet pows aswell as civilians.

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    Matt Goldstein Reply:

    Well Morgenstern, as soon as you call me a “dumb Jew” your intellectual authority has been surrendered here. Second, this is basically historically documented, not Western propoganda. Has the Soviet Union or Russia ever denied these numbers? Exactly. Stalin killed much more than Hitler and it’s not even close. This isn’t even an arguement.

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  • Clancy

    Let’s not forget the Queen Mother (Queen Elizabeth’s Mother) who reportedly used to polish off a bottle of gin a day and lived to be over 100.

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    Don Reply:

    Hi chauncey

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    Clancy Reply:

    Chauncy says- reooowwww

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  • Matt Goldstein

    For those that think I need to do my homework and site sources.

    http://www.james-l-drush.com/jd/alcoholism.htm

    Here is a link to a review of a book entitled, VESSELS OF RAGE, ENGINES OF POWER: The Secret History of Alcoholism, by James Graham. This book documents Joseph Stalin’s alcoholism and basically blames his alcoholism for murdering 25 million people.

    Also, if you google, “How many people did Stalin kill?” You will get estimates as low as 20 but sometimes as high as 35 million people from all kinds of credible sources. If your going to attack me, please know WTF you’re talking about first.

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  • Willy

    Matt Goldstein would better do his homework before he writes articles.

    Statistical numbers are always very difficult to attain when it comes to ideological issues. With all likelihood there died 100,000s in the Russian civil war and in the work camps for criminals and political prisoners. Numbers that go into the millions were most likely faked by the USA after 1947/48. The Gulag produced an estimated 1.6 million casualties from 1929 to 1953, but these numbers include dedicated criminals. Most Gulag inmates were not political prisoners, although the political prisoner population was always significant.

    Still, 1.6 million too much.

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    Matt goldstein Reply:

    Stalin killed at least 20 million people. At least! Google it. Some people even site over 30 million.

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    Tizzle Reply:

    I agree with Willie, Stalin was great. The 5 year plans did more good than bad. People did not fear the government for the most part. Farmers did not mind giving up their land and farms to the government. And collectivism out produced united states by far. This alcoholism business is just a clear way to further smear his name

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    Matt Goldstein Reply:

    Those 5 year plans of industrialization did help Russia defeat the Nazi’s in WWII, however, I disagree with Marcus’s assessment that if it wasn’t for Stalin we’d be speaking German. We could have just dropped the bomb on Berlin like we did Tokyo.

    But Willy’s assesment that Stalin only killed about 1 million people is completely outrageous. Those 20 million plus killed numbers were not made up by the U.S. but rather years and years of scholars, war and historical analysts. Afterall, Russia agrees with those numbers as well. If the numbers weren’t true, why wouldn’t Russia just deny it? Wake up people.

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    Morgenstern Reply:

    Matt, maybe you would give us info where you get those 20 millions if you are so sure, such things like google tells us or everyone knows its true do count only in hypocritical liberal discussions.
    Willy gives number of GULag prisoners who died, and says numbers that were proved by archives, what you say is just cheap american propaganda for idiots, though i used to be such idiot myself before i researched a bit, it doesnt take that much time really, it needs just one thing – quit thinking with stereotypes.
    Speaking of bomb you’d drop, most likely it’d be Hitler who’d drop bomb on you, if there was no Stalin and Soviet people.
    Russia never agreed with those numbers, if clown researchers like those who tell about 20-30-100-1000000 millions killed by Stalin with his Nagant in Katyn, there is no wonder they say such, as system Stalin built was the most fair for majority of people, which depresses elites, especially western, as if people of the world would demand fair society it would be somehow like Stalins USSR more or less, with working day limited with 7 hours, with fair salaries, without explotation of hired workers by anyone for his profit, without private property on means of production and resourses, and surely with constantly growing cultural level and life standarts of all strates of society.
    Russia doesnt deny nazi crime of executing polish officers, even faked archive documents. But i never head of Russia admitted officialy that Stalin killed 20 millions or more. As i said before we could add numbers of natural deaths that occured during Stalins rule to those 700 thousand + 8 million of german nazis and their collaborants into victims of stalinism, then, maybe we will get your 20 millions. Would you like to operate such lame numbers, considering nazis as victims of Stalin – i doubt a lot.

    Matt Goldstein Reply:

    Morgenstern, you are forgetting one small detail. If the U.S. and England were’nt fighting on the Western Front, Russia would have been completely overrun by the Nazis. Both sides, all of the Allies, deserve credit for defeating the Nazis.

    Good job using a Wikipedia quote, as that has so much credibility. But since you don’t like “dumb Jews,” I’m gonna quote the Jewish Virtual Library.

    “Under the pretext of constructing `socialism in one country’, Stalin terrorized large segments of the Soviet population, such as the Kulaks, a term for prosperous farmers who were disinherited when agriculture was collectivized. He also orchestrated a massive famine in the Ukraine in which an estimated 5 million people died. It is believed that with the purges, forced famines, state terrorism, labor camps, and forced migrations, Stalin was responsible for the death of as many as 40 million people within the borders of the Soviet Union. According to former National Security Advisor to US President Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Stalin murdered an estimated 20 million people.”

  • marcus

    W/O stslin we would all be speaking german/ cheers to that

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    marcel Reply:

    Not only that, Stalin didn’t even drink vodka! There is a good reason why this “writer” doesn’t source the statement: IT’S B.S.!

    Yes, Stalin through dinner parties at night and some of his guests drank. Stalin would occasionally sip a light Georgian wine. He didn’t like consuming large amounts of alcohol.

    I won’t even touch on how the 25 million statement and trying to make Stalin worse than $hitler is a complete falsification of history and an anti-communist attempt at white washing fascism.

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    Matt goldstein Reply:

    I’m sorry Marcel but you are wrong. Google it and get back to me.

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    Tizzle Reply:

    All I can say is wow.

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    Matt goldstein Reply:

    There are no words really.

    sarah Reply:

    Ok… for starters, as a person who comes from Poland, and has grown up hearing the horrors and disgust that comes up every time Stalin is mentioned, I can tell you it’s a wide known fact that Stalin is responsible for 22 million lives of his own people, while Hitler killed approximately 6 million. Both were monsters, but you’re just being stupid and naive- go read a book.

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    Matt Goldstein Reply:

    Technically, Hitler killed 12 million total; 6 million Jews and 6 million others. But yes, these guys are complete idiots.

    Stalin was probably the biggest murderer in history.

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