Monday, May 01, 2017

May Day – Victims of Communism Day

Alberto de la Cruz asks,
What better way to commemorate May Day than to remember and honor the billions who have and continue to suffer under communism and the tens of millions who have been murdered in the name of this vile and heinous ideology.

May Day began as a holiday for socialists and labor union activists, not just communists. But over time, the date was taken over by the Soviet Union and other communist regimes and used as a propaganda tool to prop up their [authority]. I suggest that we instead use it as a day to commemorate those regimes’ millions of victims. The authoritative Black Book of Communism estimates the total at 80 to 100 million dead, greater than that caused by all other twentieth century tyrannies combined. We appropriately have a Holocaust Memorial Day. It is equally appropriate to commemorate the victims of the twentieth century’s other great totalitarian tyranny. And May Day is the most fitting day to do so….
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