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A New Communist Manifesto

After miss­ing the true nexus of recent events in Rus­sia, it should not be sur­pris­ing that the media have embraced the “good” side of the 1917 Com­mu­nist takeover.

Hav­ing spent a fair amount of time in Com­mu­nist coun­tries, I didn’t see much of this good side of Com­mu­nism, which is one, if not, the most evil polit­i­cal phi­los­o­phy in the his­tory of the human race.

Com­mu­nist sub­ju­gated peo­ple, stripped them of their dig­nity, and killed millions.

Nev­er­the­less, the media have found many pos­i­tive aspects of this crim­i­nal cul­ture in analy­ses of the 100 years since Lenin and his cronies took control.

Not sur­pris­ingly, DaTimes is the most egre­gious pur­veyor of fic­tion about the Russ­ian rev­o­lu­tion in its series called “The Red Century.”

Here is an excerpt from one story about how women in Com­mu­nist coun­tries had bet­ter sex.

Some might remem­ber that East­ern bloc women enjoyed many rights and priv­i­leges unknown in lib­eral democ­ra­cies at the time, includ­ing major state invest­ments in their edu­ca­tion and train­ing, their full incor­po­ra­tion into the labor force, gen­er­ous mater­nity leave allowances, and guar­an­teed free child care. But there’s one advan­tage that has received lit­tle atten­tion: Women under Com­mu­nism enjoyed more sex­ual pleasure.

Can DaTimes seri­ously argue that Com­mu­nist dic­ta­tors were respon­si­ble for major improve­ments for women, includ­ing edu­ca­tion, train­ing, child care, and work­ing envi­ron­ment? I sug­gest that DaTimes assign only one of Alek­sandr Solzhen­it­syn books to its reporters and columnists.

It should be noted that DaTimes still hasn’t returned the 1932 Pulitzer won by Wal­ter Duranty, the newspaper’s hack in the Soviet Union. He insisted the sto­ries of a Ukrain­ian famine that killed mil­lions were false.

DaTimes also describes New York City’s salad days as a hotbed of Com­mu­nism in the United States. The New Repub­lic put its crit­i­cism of the series well:

…when you read about how Amer­i­can Com­mu­nists and fellow-​travelers had the best of inten­tions and were on the right side of his­tory, bear in mind that these peo­ple were at best noble dupes and use­ful idiots for an evil empire.

Read more at http://​www​.nation​al​re​view​.com/​g​-​f​i​l​e​/​452410​/​n​e​w​-​y​o​r​k​-​t​i​m​e​s​-​c​o​m​m​u​n​i​s​m​-​s​e​r​i​e​s​-​r​e​d​-​c​e​n​t​u​r​y​-​l​i​e​s​-​a​b​o​u​t​-​s​o​c​i​alism

At least Bret Stephens, who seems to have lost his way since join­ing DaTimes, doesn’t fol­low the lock­step approach of his news organization.

Although he didn’t point the fin­ger directly at his employer, Stephens wrote last week:

An ide­ol­ogy that at one point enslaved and immis­er­ated roughly a third of the world col­lapsed with­out a fight and was exposed for all to see. Yet we still have trou­ble con­demn­ing it as we do equiv­a­lent evils. And we treat its sym­pa­thiz­ers as roman­tics and ide­al­ists, rather than as the fools, fanat­ics or cyn­ics they really were and are.

But DaTimes is not alone in its quest to res­ur­rect the good life of Com­mu­nism. DaPost tries to erase from the map a vari­ety of cur­rent Com­mu­nist coun­tries, such as China, Cam­bo­dia, Laos, Viet­nam, and Cuba because they no longer prac­tice “true Com­mu­nism.” Only North Korea still does.

It would seem that the prog­eny of the use­ful idiots who par­tic­i­pated in sup­port­ing Com­mu­nism dur­ing the Cold War have taken up res­i­dence at some of the nation’s news orga­ni­za­tions to rewrite history.

I sug­gest we toss Com­mu­nism ide­ol­ogy on the scrap heap where it rightly belongs and only remem­ber the evil it did.

After missing the true nexus of recent events in Russia, it should not be surprising that the media have embraced the “good” side of the 1917 Communist takeover.

Having spent a fair amount of time in Communist countries, I didn’t see much of this good side of Communism, which is one, if not, the most evil political philosophy in the history of the human race.

Communist subjugated people, stripped them of their dignity, and killed millions.

Nevertheless, the media have found many positive aspects of this criminal culture in analyses of the 100 years since Lenin and his cronies took control.

Not surprisingly, DaTimes is the most egregious purveyor of fiction about the Russian revolution in its series called “The Red Century.”

Here is an excerpt from one story about how women in Communist countries had better sex.

Some might remember that Eastern bloc women enjoyed many rights and privileges unknown in liberal democracies at the time, including major state investments in their education and training, their full incorporation into the labor force, generous maternity leave allowances, and guaranteed free child care. But there’s one advantage that has received little attention: Women under Communism enjoyed more sexual pleasure.

Can DaTimes seriously argue that Communist dictators were responsible for major improvements for women, including education, training, child care, and working environment? I suggest that DaTimes assign only one of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn books to its reporters and columnists.

It should be noted that DaTimes still hasn’t returned the 1932 Pulitzer won by Walter Duranty, the newspaper’s hack in the Soviet Union. He insisted the stories of a Ukrainian famine that killed millions were false.

DaTimes also describes New York City’s salad days as a hotbed of Communism in the United States. The New Republic put its criticism of the series well:

…when you read about how American Communists and fellow-travelers had the best of intentions and were on the right side of history, bear in mind that these people were at best noble dupes and useful idiots for an evil empire.

Read more at http://www.nationalreview.com/g-file/452410/new-york-times-communism-series-red-century-lies-about-socialism

At least Bret Stephens, who seems to have lost his way since joining DaTimes, doesn’t follow the lockstep approach of his news organization.

Although he didn’t point the finger directly at his employer, Stephens wrote last week:

An ideology that at one point enslaved and immiserated roughly a third of the world collapsed without a fight and was exposed for all to see. Yet we still have trouble condemning it as we do equivalent evils. And we treat its sympathizers as romantics and idealists, rather than as the fools, fanatics or cynics they really were and are.

But DaTimes is not alone in its quest to resurrect the good life of Communism. DaPost tries to erase from the map a variety of current Communist countries, such as China, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Cuba because they no longer practice “true Communism.” Only North Korea still does.

It would seem that the progeny of the useful idiots who participated in supporting Communism during the Cold War have taken up residence at some of the nation’s news organizations to rewrite history.

I suggest we toss Communism ideology on the scrap heap where it rightly belongs and only remember the evil it did.