Victory in the Cold War

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on delicious
Delicious
Share on digg
Digg
Share on stumbleupon
StumbleUpon
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp
Share on email
Email
Share on print
Print

Historian Andrew Roberts reminds us of our victory in the Cold War.  Today when so many idiots, especially among the young, seem eager to embrace socialism, it is good to remember the crimes committed by the Communists, the foremost advocates for socialism on the globe.  The Communists slaughtered 100 million of their fellow humans in the last century in their attempt to bring about world wide socialism.  If so many people had not died, it would be a matter of farce that a politico-enomic system with so little success, is so widely regarded among our elite universities.  It was said by the Greeks that whom the Gods would destroy they first make mad.  I rather suspect that those hell bent on destruction, God ultimately allows to have their way for a time, and in that time it is a short trek to murder and madness.

More to explorer

Lies, Damn Lies and the New York Times

These communities, by their representatives in old  Independence Hall, said to the whole world of men: “We  hold these truths to be

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Pope Pius X

Truly we are passing through disastrous times, when we may well make our own the lamentation of the Prophet: “There is no

PopeWatch: Australian Justice Loses Appeal

  Incredibly the conviction of Cardinal Pell has been affirmed on appeal by a 2-1 vote.  The dissent of Justice Mark Weinberg,

11 Comments

  1. A warning about trusting what surveys claim the young think:
    We are living through the result of the third generation of kids being left in the tender care of power-mad twerps who are totally willing to punish you for speaking the truth if it runs counter of what they want to hear, or it makes them look bad.
    Most folks didn’t have folks like my mom, whose response to the various “wait a minute, but (science fact)” moments by myself and my siblings was “Well, why did the science teacher bring it up if he didn’t know what he was talking about?”

    (Note, not even a diss on most parents– my mom is scary, my mom has a teaching degree, and we were a small school. 30 years ago. Probably wouldn’t work now. Unless she’s REALLY scary.)

  2. Today when so many idiots, especially among the young, seem eager to embrace socialism, it is good to remember the crimes committed by the Communists,

    Probably not a very thought out statement. In the front lines of the Cold War fight against Communism were — (drum roll) — the Socialists! The parties of the Socialist International and the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) were leading partners in opposing Communism. There was a leadership of Willy Brandt, Mayor of West Berlin, Chancellor the Federal Republic and President of the Socialist International. There was Lane Kirkland and Gold Meir. And there was — well, myself, who once worked for a left wing, CIA funded anti-Communist organization.

  3. Some honorable people on the Left did oppose the Communists Kurt. I will always honor the memory of Orwell for example. Far more were fellow travelers, at best useful idiots and at worst traitors.

  4. Foxfier-And the todalitarians even want to abolish motherhood and moms. [not misspell-yes, use “tod” – as in Party of Death democrats] My good friend RIP “Thud” pilot, over 5 years in the Hanoi Hilton [there tortured before and after Jane Fonda’s visit] – his Mom told him once, “Son, you want sympathy? You can get sympathy in the dictionary, you’ll find it between shit and syphillis.” This hero survived the commies and got home. So wish he was alive today to tell these fools that they want to Make America Venezuela, Soviet Russia, Cuba, East Germany, current day Viet Nam, and Chicom China; to tell them what Orwell said at the end of Animal Farm:

    “”The creatures outside looked from pig to man and from man to pig and from pig to man again:but already it was impossible to say which was which.”

    Guy McClung, Texas

    ps-paraphrase also using Orwell and substitute “priest, prelates, perverts and predators” for “pigs.”

  5. In the front lines of the Cold War fight against Communism were — (drum roll) — the Socialists!

    Kurt, you had eight socialist parties in Eastern Europe during the period running from 1944 to 1948. Six of them were suborned by the local communist party and a seventh certainly co-operated with the communists. To the extent there was vigorous opposition to the communists’ destruction of a free public life in Eastern Europe, it derived from the agrarian parties, not the socialist parties.

    Now look at Western Europe. Communist parties were electorally significant in Finland, Sweden, Iceland, France, Belgium, and Italy. Finnish political parties – stem to stern – truckled to the Soviets for reasons of state. The local socialist party was swallowed whole by the local communist party in Iceland. The Socialist Party in Italy cleaved in two in 1947 and the larger successor party was in a formal alliance with the Communist Party until 1963. From 1963 to 1983, they were in alliance with the Christian Democratic Party in national government and in alliance with the Communist Party in local government.

  6. Some honorable people on the Left did oppose the Communists Kurt.

    I’m sure that comment was meant to me and I thank you for it.

    On the anti-Communist Left you have the Socialist International and the ICFTU. Between them more than a hundred million anti-Communist leftists. If there were a greater number of fellow travelers, that doesn’t leave much room for popular support on the Right.

  7. Priests and prelates excommunicate themselves when they become predators. Even as they give consent to sin and crime they excommunicate themselves. God does not extend mercy to predators unless they repent and reform.
    Pigs on the other hand are dumb animals.
    Man who sins and excommunicates himself falls beneath the animals to the level of devils and demons.
    Some souls enjoy being in helll, Helll is a very ordinary place except that it is eternal. So, if you like assaulting and battering another human being through sodomy, murdering innocent people, and serving the demons, you will fit right in.
    No one in heaven or on earth will remember or miss you. The souls in hell are not remembered.

  8. “On the anti-Communist Left you have the Socialist International and the ICFTU. Between them more than a hundred million anti-Communist leftists. If there were a greater number of fellow travelers, that doesn’t leave much room for popular support on the Right.”
    Socialism places the authority of the state over the sovereignty of the citizens who institute the state. By its very definition “socialism” is unconstitutional. Socialism violates every sovereign person for whom the sovereign state is instituted, at least according to our Founding Principles. Principles must be judged. People must be loved.

  9. On the anti-Communist Left you have the Socialist International and the ICFTU. Between them more than a hundred million anti-Communist leftists. If there were a greater number of fellow travelers, that doesn’t leave much room for popular support on the Right.

    What are you talking about? Church-and-country conservatives, Christian Democrats, agrarians, and social-liberals formed between them a majority in all but a few European countries with an open public square.

  10. What are you talking about? Church-and-country conservatives, Christian Democrats, agrarians, and social-liberals formed between them a majority in all but a few European countries with an open public square.

    then the membership of the SI and the ICFTU, plus a greater number (as you claim) of the forementioned elements, does not leave enough of humanity left for the fellow travelers to outnumber the anti-Communist socialists. I appreciate your assertion that Donald is incorrect.

  11. then the membership of the SI and the ICFTU, plus a greater number (as you claim) of the forementioned elements, does not leave enough of humanity left for the fellow travelers to outnumber the anti-Communist socialists. I appreciate your assertion that Donald is incorrect.

    You’ve uttered nothing minimally coherent.

Comments are closed.