Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Why Isn't Communism As Hated as Nazism?

By Dennis Prager for Prager University, Guest Columnist

When people describe particularly evil individuals or regimes, why is it that they use the terms “Nazi” or “fascist,” but almost never “communist?” Given the unparalleled amount of human suffering communists have caused, why is “communist” so much less a term of revulsion than “Nazi?”

Communists killed 70 million people in China, more than 20 million people in the Soviet Union (not including about 5 million Ukrainians) and almost one out of every three Cambodians. They enslaved entire nations in Russia, Vietnam, China, Eastern Europe, North Korea, Cuba and much of Central Asia. They took or ruined the lives of well over a billion people. So why doesn’t communism have the same terrible reputation as Nazism? 

Reason Number 1: There is, simply put, widespread ignorance of the communist record. Whereas both right and left loathe Nazism and teach its evil history, the left – and I’m talking about the left, not traditional liberals like Harry Truman or John F. Kennedy – has never loathed communism.  And since the left dominates academia, almost no one teaches communism’s evil history.

Reason Number 2: Nazis carried out the Holocaust. Nothing matches the Holocaust for pure evil. The rounding up of virtually every Jewish man, woman, child and baby on the European continent and sending them to die is unprecedented and unparalleled. Communists killed far more people than the Nazis, but never matched the Holocaust in the systemization of genocide. The uniqueness of the Holocaust and the enormous attention rightly paid to it has helped ensure that Nazism has a worse name than communism.

Reason Number 3: Communism is based on nice sounding theories; Nazism isn’t. It’s based on heinous sounding theories. Intellectuals in general – including, of course, the intellectuals who write history – are seduced by words – so much so, that they deem actions less significant than the words which provide cover for them. For that reason, they have focused far less attention on the horrific actions of communists than on those of Nazis. They dismiss the evils of communists as perversions of “true communism.” But they regard Nazi atrocities (correctly) as the logical and inevitable results of Nazism. 

Reason Number 4: Germans have thoroughly exposed the evils of Nazism, have taken responsibility for them and have attempted to atone for them. Russians have not done anything similar regarding Lenin's or Stalin's horrors. To the contrary, Lenin, the father of Soviet communism, is still widely venerated in Russia. And as regards Stalin, as University of London Russian historian Donald Rayfield puts it, “People still deny, by assertion or implication, Stalin's holocaust.”

China has also failed to expose the greatest mass murderer and enslaver of them all, Mao Zedong. Mao remains revered in China. Every Chinese currency note has his picture on it. Until Russia and China, Vietnam, Cuba and North Korea acknowledge the evils their countries committed under communism, communism's evils will remain less recognized than those of the German state under Hitler. 

Reason Number 5: Communists murdered mostly their own people. Nazis, on the other hand, killed relatively few fellow Germans. “World opinion” – that largely meaningless and amoral term – deems the murder of members of one's own group far less noteworthy than the murder of outsiders. That’s why, for example, blacks killing millions of fellow blacks in Africa elicits almost no attention from “world opinion.”

And Reason Number 6: In the view of the left, the last “good war” was World War II, the war against German Nazism and Japanese fascism. The left does not regard wars against communist regimes as “good wars.” For example, the American war against Vietnamese communism is regarded as immoral and the war against Korean communism – and its Chinese communist backers – is simply ignored.

Until the left--and all the institutions influenced by it--acknowledge how evil communism has been, we will continue to live in a morally confused world. 

In the meantime, all good people owe it to the victims of communism to learn what happened to them. Even worse than being murdered or enslaved is a world that doesn’t even know that you were.

Prager University helps millions of Americans understand the fundamental values that shaped America and provides the resources to articulate them. See the video “Why Isn't Communism As Hated as Nazism?” at PragerU.com.  Published with permission.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

3 teens arrested after armed threat to kill McDonalds employees when food was not ready

The following article appeared onwjla.com on September 23rd

From ABC7 news

CHANTILLY, Va. (ABC7) — When their order was not ready as fast as they wanted, three men argued with McDonalds employees and one showed a gun and threatened to kill the employees, police say.

The three men went into the McDonalds in the Chantilly Shopping Center at about 9 p.m. Thursday. When their food was not ready, an argument broke out. One man pulled up his shirt to show a gun in his waistband and threatened to kill the employees, according to a statement from Fairfax County Police.

After leaving the restaurant, the three men were arrested nearby.
Kyle Emmanuel Harris

Kyle Emmanuel Harris, 19, of Chantilly was charged with brandishing a weapon, simple assault, possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct.

Erisk Cruz, 18, of Centreville was charged with possession of a controlled substance and disorderly conduct.

Brian Abrego, 18, of Manassas was charged with disorderly conduct.

Ed.  Now that these sub-humans have been “ratted-out,” the question becomes what will they do to the McDonalds employee who called police?


The following piece appeared onFox2now.com on September 22nd

St. Louis honors Anthony Lamar Smith with resolution

The city of St. Louis passed a resolution to honor Anthony Lamar Smith Friday. His mother and her husband were there to accept.   Jason Stockley, the white ex-police officer whose Friday acquittal in the death of Smith sparked days of protests. 
Stockley left, Smith right

Alderman John Collins-Muhammad introduced the resolution and presented it to Smith's mother, Annie. "I invited her here today to let her know the city of St. Louis and the Board of Aldermen shares her pain, her frustration, and her deep dissatisfaction with the turnout of everything that has happened."

Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed read the resolution before the legislative body and addressed Annie Smith.

"I'm a father of four so I can understand how difficult this is for you. You have my heartfelt condolences. We stand with you at this time," Reed said. "This resolution is the highest honor that this board can give to any organization or individual. When you look back at history, at this time, and you see the changes that has happened so we have a criminal justice system that is fair to everyone that comes in contact with it and we have a police department that works better with its citizens. You're going to see amongst those records, your son's name. Know that he ushered on some change in our city and across this nation. This is going to be a better nation because we won't forget what happened on the streets of the city of St. Louis. Lets give them a big round of applause."

Annie's husband explained that she lost her voice after the board unanimously passed the resolution. He accepted it on her behalf. Mayor Lyda Krewson and Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed hugged Annie Smith after the ceremony.

Ed.  Words fail me. But note the way in which the principal actors are portrayed, with Jason Stockley appearing in a quasi-mug shot while the heroin dealer appears with his daughter. Yeah, he was a good boy...

Jim Jones Pal and Pedophile to Get Own Postage Stamp

The following article appeared on Frontpage Magazine

By Daniel Greenfield

California Dems Protect Child Rapists and Fight Trump

What are California lawmakers up to these days?

Author Daniel Greenfield:  “In addition to the multiple gratuitous legislative attacks on President Trump, which are as bizarre as they are unprecedented, there was a bill, introduced by Senator Scott Wiener of San Francisco, to remove sex offenders from the sex offender registry. Wiener claimed that the sex offender registry was homophobic. The bill, which passed, will allow child rapists to be removed after 20 years, and gives child pornography distributors a pass after 10 years. 
Harvey Milk stamp

A spokesman for Governor Brown, whose former pal Jim Jones would have been thrilled by the legislation, spoke glowingly of the bill. But this is a state in which a statue of another Jim Jones ally, Harvey Milk, the Democrat pedophile who lured runaway teens, decorates San Francisco City Hall.”

For those who don’t remember Harvey Milk

The following article appeared on Frontpage Magazine on October 28th, 2013

Milk told him, “Don’t tell your parents.”

If only Jerry Sandusky had come out of the closet and become a gay icon, he could have gotten his own postage stamp. Just like this guy.

Gerard Dols told of how – as a physically disabled teen – the “very nice” Harvey Milk had encouraged him in 1977 to run away from his Minnesota home and come to San Francisco.

According to Dols, Milk told him, “Don’t tell your parents,”

In his glowing book “The Mayor of Castro Street,” Randy Shilts wrote of Milk’s “relationship” with the McKinley boy: ” … Sixteen-year-old McKinley was looking for some kind of father figure. … At 33, Milk was launching a new life, though he could hardly have imagined the unlikely direction toward which his new lover would pull him.”

Years later McKinley committed suicide.

If that doesn't deserve a postage stamp, I don't know what does. Harvey Milk's pedophilia makes this all the more ironic.

The bill instructs the governor to proclaim a “Harvey Milk Day” and designates “that date as having special significance in the public schools and educational institutions” and encourages them to “conduct suitable commemorative exercises.”

I guess having sex with older men would be a suitable commemorative exercise.

But Harvey Milk, deceased politician and gay icon, didn't just limit himself to molesting underage boys.  It was much worse than that.

“Rev. Jones is widely known in the minority communities here and elsewhere as a man of the highest character, who has undertaken constructive remedies for social problems which have been amazing in their scope and effectiveness,” Supervisor Milk wrote President Jimmy Carter seven months before the Jonestown carnage.
"Rev" Jim Jones

The purpose of Milk’s letter was to aid and abet his powerful supporter’s abduction of a six-year-old boy. Milk’s missive to the president prophetically continued:

“Not only is the life of a child at stake, who currently has loving and protective parents in the Rev. and Mrs. Jones, but our official relations with Guyana could stand to be jeopardized, to the potentially great embarrassment of our State Department.”

John Stoen, the boy whose actual parents Milk libeled to the president as purveyors of “bold-faced lies” and blackmail attempts, perished at Jonestown.

Harvey Milk was part of a political establishment, that included Jerry Brown, that  politically benefited from Jim Jones' Communist cult and protected his abuse of children.

December 17, 1978 - New York Times - Determined to help elect politicians friendly toward his People's Temple, the Rev. Jim Jones ordered what former temple members say was an organized campaign of fraudulent voting practices that included importing busloads of illegal voters to cast their ballots in this city's 1975 municipal elections.

Among those named by some of Mr. Jones's former followers as recipients of his political support were Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, both of whom were shot and killed in their City Hall offices, three weeks ago, allegedly by an enraged former city official.

Voter fraud isn't a problem. Just ask any Democrat.

Milk had used Temple volunteers, wrote endorsement letters, and, in a hand-written note, told Jones "my name is cut into stone in support of you - and your people."

In stone.

None of that stopped Obama from awarding the Medal of Freedom to Harvey Milk. Bob "Filthy" Filner wanted to name a Navy submarine after Milk. And now the bankrupt post office will be giving Milk a stamp.

Why not?

What's a few dead and molested kids between Democratic pals?