Survival was a moral as well as a physical struggle. A woman doctor wrote to a friend in June 1933 that she had not yet become a cannibal, but was “not sure that I shall not be one by the time my letter reaches you.” The good people died first. Those who refused to steal or to prostitute themselves died. Those who gave food to others died. Those who refused to eat corpses died. Those who refused to kill their fellow man died. Parents who resisted cannibalism died before their children did. -Timothy Snyder, The Bloodlands
Communists prefer bullets and barbed wire to ballots. Every communist nation in the history of the world has been a police state. All communist rulers murdered their way into power and murdered and jailed opponents to stay in power. -Michael J. Totten
“I doubt whether in any country in the world…have the mind and the spirit ever been less free, more bent, more terrorized over and indeed vassalized than in the Soviet Union.” -Andre Gide
Liberal, Narrative, Oops, Fascism, Communism
The National Socialist-Labor Party, of which Adolf Hitler is a patron and father, persists in believing Lenin and Hitler can be compared or contrasted in a party meeting... Last night, Dr. Göbells tried the experiment in Berlin and only police intervention prevented a repetition of the Chemnitz affair. On the speaker’s assertion that Lenin was the greatest man, second only to Hitler, and that the difference between communism and the Hitler faith was very slight... -Harry's Place » From the Vaults: New York Times, 1925
Why Is Miami Celebrating?
Why Miami celebrating? Ppl like my friend, Claudia Puig. Her dad killed by a Castro firing squad. Her uncle was a political prisoner 25 yrs.— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) November 26, 2016
November 2016: Fidel Castro Becomes A Good Communist
One can measure level of socialism by the number of lives wasted, humiliated or destroyed by a centralized government that is pursuing its agenda and control. Some people don't need to hit the wall to understand reality. Being brainwashed from childhood, I had to personally experience real life as an adult in the Soviet Union to have my illusions and naiveté about fairness shattered. -Svetlana Kunin, America Is Going Down The Same Road As The Old USSR - IBD
Liberal, Union, Character, Degeneracy, AntiAmerican, Protest, Communism
Former Amalgamated Transit Union local 689 president Mike Golash, now an “Occupy” movement organizer, was caught on tape Sunday revealing his political goals: overthrowing capitalism in the United States and instituting a communist government. “Progressive labor is a revolutionary communist organization,” Golash said during an Occupy DC “People’s Assembly” on August 19. “Its objective,” he added, “is to make revolution in the United States, overthrow the capitalist system and build communism.”
Government, Incompetence, Oops, Communism, Murder
China’s Communist Party has reiterated its official verdicts on the Cultural Revolution and the Tiananmen Square crackdown of 1989. That is according to a new historical resolution adopted by its top leadership last week, only the third such resolution in the party’s 100-year history.
The resolution, according to the full text released by state news agency Xinhua on Tuesday, states that the party never swerved from its rejection of the Cultural Revolution, which plunged China into a decade of chaos and violence from 1966... the new resolution, which describes the Cultural Revolution as “a catastrophe” and “10 years of turmoil”, and holds Mao responsible for it.
There were mistakes before the Cultural Revolution as well, including the “Great Leap Forward”, “the people’s commune movement” and the excessive scope of the anti-rightist struggles, the document says.
Funny, Science, Crazy, Communism
CARACAS (Reuters) - Capitalism may be to blame for the lack of life on the planet Mars, Venezuela's socialist President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday. "I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilization on Mars, but maybe capitalism arrived there, imperialism arrived and finished off the planet," Chavez said in speech to mark World Water Day.
"I fired a .32 caliber bullet into the right hemisphere of his brain which came out through his left temple. He moaned for a few moments, then died." -Che Guevara
Some 10 million children, from just past the nursing stage to the age of 16, became collateral victims of Stalin’s regime of deliberate terror. When not claimed by relatives, these children entered the horrendous world of state orphanages for warehousing and reeducation. Until Stalin’s death in 1953 they were saddled with the stigma of descent from “enemies of the people.”
We first learned about their fate in Semyon S. Vilensky’s blood-curdling documentary compilation Deti GULAGA, 1918-1956 (2002) and its English-language equivalent, Children of the Gulag, published (together with Cathy A. Frierson) by Yale University Press in its Annals of Communism series.
Liberal, Crime, Degeneracy, Education, AntiAmerican, Communism, Ignorance
MIT Press is out with a new book that teaches children the tenets of Karl Marx with fairy tales. Communism for Kids, written by a German author who specializes in political theory and "queer politics," was released last month. The thesis of the children's book is that communism is "not that hard," but has not been implemented in the right way.
"Once upon a time, people yearned to be free of the misery of capitalism. How could their dreams come true?" a plot synopsis for the book reads. "This little book proposes a different kind of communism, one that is true to its ideals and free from authoritarianism."
The book is full of cartoon drawings of "lovable little revolutionaries" that help navigate kids through the "evils" of capitalism.
As Paul Johnson notes in Intellectuals, Marx “has himself, in the person of God, say: ‘I shall howl gigantic curses at mankind’,” in one of his savage early poems.
The man was touched, not by the magic fire that has inspired so many great artists but by a diabolical rage against truth, order, light, and beauty that characterizes Satan in Milton’s Paradise Lost, and has the same object of hostility: humanity.
WARSAW, Poland – Former Polish president and anti-communist leader Lech Walesa unveiled a statue of Ronald Reagan on an elegant Warsaw street on Monday, honoring the late U.S. president for inspiring Poland's toppling of communism.
"Because I think he so clearly demonstrated some of the most malign and malevolent tendencies of the American Left. Corruption, drug use, Communist sympathies if not Communist party membership." -Michael Medved on Ron Dellums
But the Nazis exterminated 11 million innocents; the Communist death toll surpasses 100 million. Nazi power lasted from 1933 to 1945. The Communist nightmare began in November 1917, and continues to this day. -Jeff Jacoby
Communism equals murder. Everywhere. Always. -Jeff Jacoby
As a spy chief and a general in the former Soviet satellite of Romania, I produced the very same vitriol Kerry repeated to the U.S. Congress almost word for word and planted it in leftist movements throughout Europe.
Jeffrey Leonard of the World Wildlife Fund concluded that "pollution was part and parcel of the system that molested the people in their daily lives."
He was too busy thwarting American plots to stop sending his citizens to prison for being gay—Castro stopped short of actually apologizing.
A United Nations human rights panel believes it has received many credible reports that more than 1 million ethnic Uighurs in China are being held in what resembles a "massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy."
The Chávez Frías family in Venezuela has "amassed a fortune" similar to that of the Castro brothers in Cuba.
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, authors of The Communist Manifesto, would be appalled by the misery endured by Cuba’s ordinary citizens and shocked by the relatively luxurious lifestyles of those who keep the poor down by force. -Michael J. Totten
How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin. -Ronald Reagan