By Paweł Piotr Styrna, November 13, 2017
In part, this recharacterization of communism is a transparent attempt to shift the blame for the undeniable crimes and atrocities committed by the Reds from Marxism/socialism onto somebody/something else – preferably nationalism or anything that can be labelled right-wing. However, it also demonstrates that the modern-day neo-Marxist radical left, such as Antifa, believes the chief problem with the communists was that they weren’t sufficiently radical!
One hundred years ago this fall – on October 25 (Old Style)/November 7 (New Style), to be exact – the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia, an anniversary which communists throughout the world have been celebrating. Since then, communism has subjected large swaths of the globe – from Europe to Asia, and from Latin America to Africa – to terror, mass murder, famine, and repression – all in the name of a supposedly noble ideal.
The death toll surpassed even that of the German Nazis: over the decades, according to The Black Book of Communism, the Marxists-Leninists murdered or led to the deaths of 100 million human beings. Other estimates (some lower, some higher) exist as well, but, in any case, we are talking about millions of human lives brutally snuffed out; not to mention additional millions of lives destroyed and entire countries economically ruined. And yet, since then, the radical left has learned nothing and forgotten nothing..........Bernie Sanders – a radical socialist who honeymooned in the Soviet Union and defended Castro and communist food lines during the 1980s – almost won the Democratic presidential nomination and continues to be extremely popular among millennials. ............Read More