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Monday, November 06, 2017

Williams: Liberals, Progressives and Socialists

In Europe, especially in Germany, hoisting a swastika-emblazoned Nazi flag is a crime. For decades after World War II, people have hunted down and sought punishment for Nazi murderers, who were responsible for the deaths of more than 20 million people.

Here's my question: Why are the horrors of Nazism so well-known and widely condemned but not those of socialism and communism?

What goes untaught — and possibly is covered up — is that socialist and communist ideas have produced the greatest evil in mankind's history. You say, "Williams, what in the world are you talking about? Socialists, communists and their fellow travelers, such as the Wall Street occupiers supported by our [former] president, care about the little guy in his struggle for a fair shake! They're trying to promote social justice."

Let's look at some of the history of socialism and communism.

What's not appreciated is that Nazism is a form of socialism. In fact, the term Nazi stands for the National Socialist German Workers' Party. The unspeakable acts of Adolf Hitler's Nazis pale in comparison with the horrors committed by the communists in the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the People's Republic of China. Between 1917 and 1987, Vladimir Lenin, Josef Stalin and their successors murdered and were otherwise responsible for the deaths of 62 million of their own people. Between 1949 and 1987, China's communists, led by Mao Zedong and his successors, murdered and were otherwise responsible for the deaths of 76 million Chinese. The most authoritative tally of history's most murderous regimes is documented on University of Hawaii Professor Rudolph J. Rummel's website, at, and in his book "Death by Government."

Whether it's the academic community, the media elite, stalwarts of the Democrat Party or organizations such as the NAACP, the National Council of La Raza, Green for All, the Sierra Club and the Children's Defense Fund, there is a great tolerance for the ideas of socialism — a system that has caused more deaths and human misery than all other systems combined.

There's much more 'forgotten' history here..


Anonymous said...

GULAG ARCHIPELAGO should be required reading in high skool.

Anonymous said...

So Hitler was socialist and not facist? He had social in his party name that's true but explain the Democratic people's republic of Korea. Must be democratic..

Anonymous said...

We thought we won WWII, when in fact the victors were the Communists. Took some time to reach our shores, but we are witnessing the rise of Socialism and the corresponding decay of American values.

lmclain said...

Al, of that stuff is racist, bigoted, and whatever else is currently a bad thing. Immigrants who swam to the USA yesterday are already is spams of agony because that article was posted and thousands of tender college kids are crying and looking for a counselor to help them deal with all this pain.
It's also not taught anymore.
There was more historical knowledge in those few paragraphs than some kids see in four years of high school.
The debate is OVER.
Socialism and communism DON'T WORK. At least for the average person. The rulers (yeah, even in Denmark) live high on the hog and so do their friends and family. The PEOPLE?? Not so much.
In theory, great idea. In practice? MILLIONS DIE.
Teach that.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Downtown Salisbury !!!