CHART: People Who Support Communism All Have One Thing In Common
Robert Gehl writes that a century ago, one of history’s greatest tragedies befell the earth.
Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin overthrew the provisional Russian government and established the first Communist state.
Sympathy with socialism was at its height in the western world. Unions were forming, Communist and socialist parties in the US were gaining traction and – especially after the Great Depression hit – people began to feel sympathy with Marxism.
It didn’t last long. After the Soviet Union – and Communism – was exposed as the murderous ideology it was, Communism lost any traction in the United States and faded into obscurity.
Unless, of course, you’re an effete New York intellectual or Social Justice and Human Rights graduate student at Arizona State University.
If that’s the case, then The New York Times has a series of articles for you.
In a series titled “Red Century,” these articles claim to explore “the history and legacy of Communism, 100 years after the Russian Revolution.
While acknowledging the evils of the Soviet Union, they lament the demise of Communist ideology in the United States.
The first article “What’s Left of Communism” asks the question “can a phoenix rise from the ash heap of history?”
It claims that Communism is only lying dormant, waiting for the evils of capitalism to ravage the earth before saving humanity.
There are several like this … how “Moscow lost its Luster,” as if it ever really had any – to a piece describing Ayn Rand – who escaped the horrors of Communism – as an impediment to the “nation’s thinking class” (yes, they actually claim a thinking class) who saw Communism as a “sign of hope,” (which shows how much they actually were thinking, right?)
The latest piece, “When Communism Inspired Americans” might be the silliest one yet. When, exactly, did Communism inspire more than a handful of academics and pacifists in New York City and Hollywood? It never did – not really.
The author describes an America in the late 1940s as a hotbed of Communist ideals:
It is perhaps hard to understand now, but at that time, in this place, the Marxist vision of world solidarity as translated by the Communist Party induced in the most ordinary of men and women a sense of one’s own humanity that ran deep, made life feel large; large and clarified. It was to this clarity of inner being that so many became not only attached, but addicted. No reward of life, no love nor fame nor wealth, could compete with the experience. It was this all-in-allness of world and self that, all too often, made of the Communists true believers who could not face up to the police state corruption at the heart of their faith, even when a 3-year-old could see that it was eating itself alive.
No … that world never existed. That America never existed. Not really. Not in the hearts and minds of the millions of ordinary Americans who were right about the evils of the Soviet Union and Communism.
The elites were wrong, and they still won’t admit it.
HILARIOUS! The Statues Are Fighting Back…
Brian Thomas reports former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee told Fox News that tearing down Confederate monuments without public discourse is comparable to pro-lifers tearing down abortion clinics. Cities across the U.S. are rushing to remove Confederate memorials, while some people take matters into their own hands and illegally tear them down.
Public figures such as Al Sharpton even call to remove Washington and Jefferson monuments, as they owned slaves, leaving many to wonder how far the removal of historical sites that offend will go.
Fox News reports:
Huckabee said on “America’s Newsroom” that some monuments help to understand history, even “hideous” points in American history.
“Where does it stop?” he asked, adding “anarchists” cannot be allowed to show up and knock down statues, as they did on Monday in Durham, N.C.
The former Arkansas governor said that tearing down historical statues that might offend people is not the answer.
“There’s something to be said for looking at our history – the good, the bad and the ugly – and being reminded of that which we never want to repeat again,” said Huckabee, relating a story from a recent visit to Russia.
He said state and local governments should make decisions on monuments in their own communities.
So, what if we avoid due process and public discourse, as we’ve seen done with Confederate monuments?
That, Huckabee says, in anarchy, where everybody gets to decide what’s really offensive and take matters into their own hands.
Speaking to Fox News this week, Huckabee said “nobody would justify” pro-lifers storming an abortion clinic and burning it down.
The Daily Wire reports:
“Anarchists go and just tear down the statues [of Confederates and historical figures who were slave owners] because they are impatient with politicians doing it,” Huckabee said. “… that is not acceptable behavior, it is vandalism, it is anarchy, and it would be like me saying ‘I don’t like abortion clinics, so I’m going to go to tear them down because I find them offensive.’”
His comments were hypothetical, since all mainstream, non-fringe whacko, pro-lifers condemn violence toward abortion clinics and providers. We respect the rule of law, even one as cruel as Roe v. Wade.
“Nobody would justify that, including me,” Huckabee said.
Huckabee warned that if we don’t do something now to ensure that state and city governments make their decisions with public discourse and due process, then anarchy could follow.
The Daily Wire continues:
Huckabee warned that America is on the borderline of anarchy if it does not stop the marauders.
“We are bordering on anarchy,” he said, “having a select group of people tear something down because it offends them personally.”
As to whether or not the Confederate statues should stay, Huckabee rightly asserted it should remain a subject for public discourse. If the trend continues, “Where does it stop?” he asked. He added, “Al Sharpton is calling for the destruction of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington. You have a pastor in Chicago asking that Washington Park have that statue there removed because George Washington owned slaves.”
Is Capitalism The Real Problem? – REBUTTED!
Are you ready to consider that capitalism is the real problem? Are you ready to hear Stefan Molyneux tear apart leftist sophistry? Stefan Molyneux discusses a recent Fast Company article which blames undefined “capitalism” for inequality within society.
German Journalist Sentenced To Prison For Showing Muslim Leader Shaking Hands With Nazi
A German right-wing journalist has been sentenced to six months in prison for posting a historically accurate photo that Germans have deemed criminally anti-Islam.
Unlike the U.S., Germany has no First Amendment, and anything that promotes the Nazis, Hitler or the National Socialist Party is strictly banned. They also have laws against denigrating Islam. Apparently, this includes posting actual news photos of Palestinians shaking hands with Nazis.
Posted by Michael Stürzenberger, the photo in question shows an unnamed member of the Nazi party shaking hands with Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem from 1922 to 1937.
The quickest slide into
is to criminalize the past
Along with the posted photo, Stürzenberger wrote a review of an article about the Nazis’ admiration for Islam and their policy of trying to develop friendly relationships with the Muslim world. This is well-documented and part of the historical record.
Apparently, this was too much for the German government and they found Stürzenberger guilty of “disseminating the propaganda of anti-constitutional organizations,” and sentenced him to prison
He was accused of “inciting hatred towards Islam” and “denigrating Islam” by publishing the photo. A superficial onlooker, the prosecution argued, could not know that this black and white photo in Stürzenberger’s timeline was a historical document.
But it is.
Here’s Stürzenberger’s post, translated:
The realization that Islam is a fascist ideology was made presentable two years ago by the Egyptian political scientist Hamed Abdel-Samad with his book Islamic Fascism. Even though this was already clear to former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (“The Koran is the Mein Kampf of the Prophet Mohammed”), but political correctness has long prevented this fact from being openly stated. The Bavarian interior minister Joachim Herrmann has now also jumped on that train and compares Mein Kampf with the warlike announcements of the Islamic state that can be read on the Internet. From there to the Koran is only a small step, which he doesn’t dare yet take. The Süddeutsche Zeitung, in an article on Friday, describes the Nazi pact with Islam and also quotes important statements by Himmler and Hitler. More information at Politically Incorrect.’
For that, he got six months in prison.
The quickest slide into fascism is to criminalize the past. Ignore and ban any representation of our history and we are doomed to repeat it.
You knew the Nazis learned a lot from Stalin, but did you know that they also took many of their genocidal ideas from American Democrats? pic.twitter.com/9ZPUeE0khl
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