Why is “#fascism” or “right-wing” an epithet, but “communist” or “left-wing” isn’t? Why do the media, even those considered conservative, use a phrase like “#extremeright” or “#hardright,” but seldom use “#extremeleft” or “#hardleft”? Why is Le Pen’s National Front regularly described with such epithets, but Communist Parties or radical #Green Parties rarely are?
In short, how has an ideology whose butcher’s bill is twice as large as fascism’s managed to stay acceptable? How do progressives in #America like #BernieSanders boast of honeymooning in the #SovietUnion, but do not pay a political price for admiring a regime that killed more innocents than #Hitler? How can a police-state like Cuba, which imprisons and murders and impoverishes its own people, continue to attract starry-eyed #European and #American #progressives who at home loudly proclaim their concern for #humanrights and #freedom and #equality? Why are tee-shirts that sport images of mass murderers like Mao or thugs like Che considered chic, while Hitler’s or Mussolini’s likeness is verboten? Why in #Europe can you wave the hammer-and-sickle flag of the defunct Soviet Union, but the swastika is forbidden by law? Why can the #NewYorkTimes write a headline reading, “When Communism Inspired Americans,” when we will never, ever see anywhere a story about fascism “inspiring” Americans?
Or how is it that, as Martin Amis writes,
Everyone knows of Auschwitz and Belsen. Nobody knows of Vorkutlag and Solovestky. Everybody knows of Himmler and Eichmann. Nobody knows of Yezhovand Dzerzhinsky. Everybody knows of the six million of the #Holocaust. Nobody knows of the six million of the terror-famine.
And why do there still exist legal Communist Parties in the West, and a superpower like China that still identifies itself as communist, but Nazism is a despised fringe cult that gets attention only because it’s a useful political demon for the left? More, here: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/266596/lefts-continuing-homage-communism-bruce-thornton #communism #divideandconquer #freespeech #topdog #rightwing #antiwhites #racist #communist #marxism #left