Saturday, May 22, 2010

Does Anyone Care About The Dark History Of Soviet Communism

A Hidden History of Evil: Why Doesn’t Anyone Care About The Unread Soviet Archives? -- The City Journal

In the world’s collective consciousness, the word “Nazi” is synonymous with evil. It is widely understood that the Nazis’ ideology—nationalism, anti-Semitism, the autarkic ethnic state, the F├╝hrer principle—led directly to the furnaces of Auschwitz. It is not nearly as well understood that Communism led just as inexorably, everywhere on the globe where it was applied, to starvation, torture, and slave-labor camps. Nor is it widely acknowledged that Communism was responsible for the deaths of some 150 million human beings during the twentieth century. The world remains inexplicably indifferent and uncurious about the deadliest ideology in history.

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My Comment: In Russia and in the former states of the Soviet Union, everyone knows how dark and evil Soviet Communism was. In my own case I will always remember the stories my father told me on how his neighbors would come by and beg for potato peels from his mother during the height of the Ukraine famine. Or how my father's best friend's most traumatic moment happened when he was 11, when Stalin's KGB agents came to their Moscow apartment to arrest and take away his parents. While taking away his mother, he realized at that moment that he will never see her again. He stayed in the apartment until the next morning, when his uncle came by to pick him up and bring him to his own home. An experience that stayed with him until he passed away a few years ago.

I have so many more stories .... but I guess you get the point. Communism is not hidden .... everyone in Russia knows about it .... and we are the final product of it.

As for the West .... that is a different story. Many liberals, socialists, communists, and fellow travelers are in denial of what happened during this era. I guess they have own agenda on what they want to believe .... and they are not going to change. Hell .... even the Dalai Lama admits that he is a Marxist.

Sighhh .... Lenin was right .... the West is filled with useful idiots.

Update: Claire Berlinski has a response to all those who commented on her above story.

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