Tuesday, August 14, 2012
... Why are the horrors of Nazism so well-known and widely condemned, but not those of socialism and communism? What goes untaught -- and possibly is covered up -- is that socialist and communist ideas have produced the greatest evil in mankind's history.Williams then recites the enormous death tolls of the Communist regimes of Russia and China during the twentieth century -- regimes that too many intellectuals have an affinity for despite their essential resemblance to Nazi Germany -- before making the following pithy observation:
You say, "Williams, what in the world are you talking about? Socialists, communists and their fellow travelers, such as the Wall Street Occupiers supported by our president, care about the little guy in his struggle for a fair shake! They're trying to promote social justice."
Let's look at some of the history of socialism and communism.
Today's leftists, socialists and progressives would bristle at the suggestion that their agenda differs little from those of Nazi, Soviet and Maoist mass murderers. One does not have to be in favor of death camps or wars of conquest to be a tyrant. The only requirement is that one has to believe in the primacy of the state over individual rights.None of this is news to regular readers here -- see the Salsman link. Nevertheless, it is encouraging to see that it stands a good chance of being heard by those who might need to hear it.