Communism turns 100, but where on Earth is the party?

By Bob Unruh

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Google “Oct. 25 Communist anniversary celebration,” and there are some results.

The first is about a meeting, described in a blog, in Minneapolis where the Freedom Road Socialist Organization recently marked the 100th anniversary of the 1917 October revolution in Russia.

Second was from a communist publication about how communists in the “antifa crowd” were marking the day, and third was how North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un remembered the day.

This deteriorated quickly then, with the fourth result a Japan Times article headlined, “No pomp as Russia revolution centenary nears.”

“A hundred years later, Russia still has trouble dealing with its revolutionary past,” the report said.

While during the Soviet years, there were events marking the day, “today the program is far more subdued.”

In fact, a traveler planning a trip to Russia asked on TripAdvisor what events would be going on to mark the Revolution anniversary, and the top response was, “[A]uthorities decided to abstain from massive celebrations due to the divisive nature of the event and unclear official viewpoint.”

Responded one person from Moscow, “You won’t believe it, but quite a few people here would like to know that too!”

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On the website of the Communist Party USA, it appeared there was not a single paragraph about any celebration of the anniversary.

Instead, its profiled issues were “Long Live May Day,” “The African American Liberation Struggle” “and “Remembering James W. Ford.”

It was on that October day that the communists in Russia finally had assembled their power and inflicted communism on the world, a few months after the last czar fled.

Inflicted, because the ideology has been tried over and over on different continents in different nations by many different leaders and the only uniform result has been … death.

Experts suggest that up to 140 million people have been destroyed, mostly by their own governments, under the rabid influences of the ideology.

Professor Paul Kengor, a Ph.D. whose works include “The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism” and “11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative,” and who has written for publications ranging from USA Today to the New York Times, told WND, “We should have learned that communism is the deadliest ideology in human history.”

He elaborated: “No ideology has killed as many people. The total deaths in communism governments in the 20th century was between 100 million and 140 million.”

There are other estimates that range near Kengor’s, but they are no less horrific. Harvard estimates about 100 million, as does the Epoch times. Quora guesses at 94 million. The University of Hawaii says 100 million.

Kengor said many of the lower figures likely underestimate those killed by Mao in China, and by the Kim clan in North Korea.

“I think we can safely say the death toll from communism probably is double the combined death toll of World War I and World War II,’ he said.

President Reagan, he noted, once referred to communism as a “disease,” but he said he’s been unable to identify any disease with such a record of killing.

He said it’s more likely a form of “insanity,” “when you consider the political pathology.”

The problem, he explained, is “education, education, education.”

Today’s society is simply not taught the dangers and damages from communism.

Leftist influences, he said, instead, praise the concepts and practices, even if they don’t call it communism anymore.

Those are issues such as “economic equality” and “workers’ rights” and more.

William Murray, author of “The Utopian Road to Hell,” noted communism “is not the only utopian villain of the 20th century.”

“The madness that drives individuals and sometimes entire societies to seek utopian solutions inevitably ends in failure, usually at great human cost…. The national socialism of Adolf Hitler was also based on a system of central planning …”

He continued, “As I detailed in my 2016 book, ‘The Utopian Road to Hell,’ the centrally planned attempts at Utopian government during the 20th century resulted in hundreds of millions of deaths and the imprisonment and torture of millions more. Most of the deaths were not caused in war, but by the governments themselves as their failed economic model forced entire societies into near or actual slavery.

“More people died at the hands of their own communist governments in the 20th century than died in all the wars in all the history of mankind,” he said.

Joseph Farah, WND founder and CEO, explains he was a “former small-c communist:”

“It’s amazing how little attention the 100th anniversary of Red October and the birth of the Soviet Union is getting this year. Some 60 million or more were murdered by this regime. Even the left doesn’t celebrate this nightmarish historical reality, nor talk about it. What that suggests to me is we haven’t really learned the critical hard lessons of communism. What an opportunity we have to make people understand there was another holocaust – one even bigger and longer than the Nazi Holocaust. Our motto should be the same: Never again,” said Farah, author of “The Restitution of All Things.”

At the Bolshevik.info site, “The tremendous impact of the Russian October Revolution was due to one irrefutable fact: the working class, for the first time in history, had captured state power and used it to overthrow the existing order and transform society and existing social relations.”

The site blames the later “rise of Stalinism” for the “eventual collapse.”

“Re-reading the writings of Lenin, Trotsky, and John Reed on the Russian Revolution one finds ideas that seem very modern when we consider the tasks workers and youth face today,” the organization said. “We are confident that this generation will see its own October, learn the lessons of the past, and move to fulfill the destiny that the Russian workers … left unfinished.”

It was Vladmir Lenin who, with his “leftist revolutionaries” assembled a mob, occupied government buildings and other strategic locations “and soon formed a new government,” in which Lenin “became the dictator,” 100 years ago.

Joseph Farah’s newest book, “The Restitution of All Things,” expounds on what few authors dare to approach, the coming kingdom of God. Available at the WND Superstore.

Source:: World Net Daily – World

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