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Thursday, August 28, 2003
I Visited The Museum of Communism, And All I Got Was This Lousy Bust Of Stalin...
TheAgitator.com's Radley Balko has a column up at FoxNews about the need for a museum that does for communism what the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. does for the Holocaust. He brings up several excellent points, and makes a very poignant observation that illustrates well how communism does not get the reaction it deserves from the average person:
"Most of us are justifiably revolted at the sight of a teenage kid wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a swastika. But glimpse the same kid in a shirt featuring a sickle and hammer, or a portrait of Che Guevara, and many of us will find him quaint, perhaps idealistic -- at the very worst, naïve and misguided."
Indeed. People almost universally regard Nazis, the swastika, and Hitler as the worst possible group, symbol, and human being ever, while communism's miserable, corpse-lined track record is glossed over with a half-hearted, "Well, they didn't do it exactly right." Go read Radley's column.