Lies Getting Louder
And More Shrill
By David Truskoff
21 June, 2007
statue purported to be a memorial to victims of Communism worldwide
was unveiled on June 13,2007 In Washington D.C. The propaganda show
kicked off a barrage of lies that would even make the wild eyed claims
of the Hearst press and the New York times of 1933 seem mild.
Cal Thomas, Tribune Media
Services, wrote on June 15, 2007.
"The Black Book of Communism:
Crimes, Terror, Repression" by Stephan Courtois, Nicolas Werth,
Jean-Louis Panne, Andrzej Paczkowski, Karel Bartosek and Jean-Louis
Margolin lists by country the number of people murdered under communist
regimes: 65 million (and counting) in China; 20 million in the Soviet
Union, 2 million (and counting) in North Korea, 2 million in Cambodia,
1.7 million in Africa, 1.5 million in Afghanistan, 1 million in Vietnam."
Other hysterical screaming followed; "Who knows that the communist
holocaust has exacted a death toll surpassing that of all of the wars
of the 20th century combined."
President Bush at the unveiling
said, "In short, communism, an evil ideology unlike any the world
has seen, is responsible for the slaughter of more than 94 million human
beings. It tops all plagues, natural disasters, crime, and other political
ideologies, probably combined. According to the best scholarly estimate,
Communism took the lives of tens of millions of people in China and
the Soviet Union."
In Moscow Communist leader
Gennady Zyuganov who narrowly lost the 1996 Russian presidential election
to Boris Yeltsin, was quick to respond. He called the memorial an "attempt
to distract the attention of world opinion from the bloody evils of
American imperialism as a whole."
Since the Russian Revolution
of 1917 the US media propaganda barrage of anti-communism was steeped
in lies and hypocrisy, but today it has reached a new level of hysteria
and sophism. A brief look at truth and real history shows that in the
early thirties America was in the throes of the Great depression. Millions
were out of work and there was no safety net for the poor and hungry.
Thousand died for lack of proper nutrition and health care. Socialism
and the radical labor movements were forming in the States. It was,
the conservatives thought, imperative for the media to try and distract
Americans and steer them from the left by claiming the famine in Russia
was a Communist plan to kill millions of their own people. For years
they hammered away at that lie and the lie took on a life of its own
growing like the puppet's nose longer and longer.
The 1932-1933 Ukrainian famine
had many causes. The main cause was the anti Communist effort led by
the kulaks and those who wanted to return to the days of the Tsars.
They fought against giving up their land and their oppressive hold on
the peasants. In the face of losing their power they began a system
of slaughtering their cattle and horses in preference to having them
collectivized. The result was a blow to Stalin’s idea of collectivization.
He felt the shared machinery and free workers could produce more Soviet
agriculture, Kulaks slaughtered tens of thousand of live stock. Some
armed themselves and joined the anti-Semitic Black hundreds and murdered
officials, burned the property of some of the collectives, and even
burned their own crops. What followed was the horrible famine of 1933.
Add to that the terrible
drought that hit the area causing more sickness and death in the remote
areas. ANOTHER FACTOR overlooked by the US media was the disruption
following the Russian revolution by the ruthless 15,000 troops the US
sent to Murmansk, Archangel, and Vladivostok as part of an Allied force
in opposition to the Bolsheviks. Until the late thirties many other
attempts were made by covert operatives to overthrow the Soviet Government.
Yes, through all that chaos, many died. It must have been the most difficult
situation to try and raise crops in. By 1934 the Russian famine was
ending, but the US needed ten years and World War 11 to recover from
the disastrous economic bust the robber barons of the twenties created.
In September of 1947, the
Russians proposed at the UN a mutual withdrawal of USSR and US troops
from the peninsula of Korea. The UN in 1947 declared that elections
should be held throughout the entire country to choose one government
to unify the country. The US rejected the proposals. The south under
the advice of the US held its own election and created an independent
Republic of Korea with Dictator Syngman Rhee as its leader. Rhee Threatened
to "annihilate the north" prompting the civil war.
U.S. President Truman authorized
the use of American land, sea, and air forces in Korea. On 7-1-1950.
The Army's 24th Infantry Division became the first US troops to arrive
in Korea. That intervention into a civil war led to American battle
deaths that totaled 33,629 and another 20,617 deaths from other causes
making a total of 54,246. The number of wounded came to 103,284. Almost
half a century later the US still has 37 thousand troops stationed in
Korea. The gunboat diplomacy that FDR rejected and the ignoring of a
democratic election was the criminal act resulting in that disaster.
The people of Vietnam took
the opportunity to establish their own government lead by Ho Chi Minh
after the Japanese withdrew. However, at the end of the war the Allies
gave back South Vietnam to the French while the North was left in the
hands of the non-communist Chinese The Russian didn’t invade Vietnam
in 1954, we did. There was an election, but once again America refused
to recognize a democratic election. The result that time was approximately
3 to 4 million Vietnamese on both sides were killed in addition to another
1.5 to 2 million Lao and Cambodians who were drawn into the war. More
than 58,000 Americans died and another 304,000 were wounded.
This month America has again
refused to recognize a democratic election in Gaza. These deceitful
machinations have taken their toll on the frustrated American public
who feel they have lost their hold on their own country.
One needn’t wonder
why the Communist bogeyman has been resurrected. America’s Gunboat
diplomacy of the last fifty years has fueled anti America and leftist
movements all over the world, but as the US ship of state begins taking
on water the screaming liars intend to go down with the ship.
Sadly, I do not see any FDR
type savior on the horizon to throw us life jackets and save our ship.
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