250 Million people died in wars, mass slaughter and political murders in the 20th century. Why?
No one philosophy has inflicted such misery on humanity as Communism. Nazism was roundly defeated in just over a decade, but the virulent ideology of class warfare, murder and hatred still enjoys popularity today. It’s still not uncommon to see people wearing Che Guevera shirts, or the flag of the old Soviet Union. Occupy Wall Street had dozens of socialists, communists and leftist anarchists spreading the message that it was better to live in North Korea than South Korea.
One former Soviet citizen who escaped religious and ethnic persecution bravely confronted the protestors to ask them just exactly what it was about socialism that was so attractive. Vladimir Jaffre has become an internet sensation by videotaping himself asking communists tough questions on film.
Would you wear a swastika logo?
Then why wear the Hammer & Sickle?
Documentary filmmakers over the years have put pictures to the stories of the people who inflicted starvation and murder upon their people over the last century. Below is a showing of several excellent documentaries and videos that shine light into the bloody history of Communism.
The Lost World of Communism – BBC
In 1962 Ronald Reagan had begun turning away from Hollywood liberalism, and narrarated a documentary called “The Truth about Communism”. He would later go on to campaign for Presidential Candidate Barry Goldwater, giving his famous speech, “A Time for Choosing.” Here are both of those videos:
The Truth About Communism
Ronald Reagan: A Time for Choosing
Speaking of Communism, Reason Magazine has an excellent Mini-Documentary about Hollywood’s sick love affair with “The Butcher of La Cabana”, Che Ernesto Guevera. View it below:
Communism in Europe may have faded, but the tenets of Socialism still survive today in the anti business, big government philosophy of those who believe in central planning over individual initiative and civil liberty. Below are beautiful photographs that document the fall from grace of the Bulgarian Communist headquarters, now just a hollowed out shell of its former glory. Hopefully one day it will be sold to an entrepreneur or ground into the dustbin of history, where it belongs.