Why Are Communist Atrocities Ignored?
ACAT recently posted this question at Quora.com. It drew this response:
- They are not. The atrocities of putative “capitalist” countries are the ones selectively ignored by the media. Need I list them? Here are just a few….
To which ACAT responded:
I asked why communist atrocities are ignored. After an unsupported three-word denial (“They are not”), Paul Donahue tried to change the subject and talk about something else. What is it with the Left? They always try to change the subject. Are they master propagandists or just congenitally unable to stick to the point?
Here are a few examples of communist atrocities being ignored:
- There are lots of Holocaust movies (Sophie’s Choice, The Zookeeper’s Wife), but not a single feature film with big Hollywood stars on Soviet gulags. Name me one, just one.
- The New York Times’ infamous Walter Duranty knowingly lied about widespread engineered famine in the USSR and Ukraine in 1932-33.
- Obama White House official Anita Dunn publicly bragged that Mao was one of her favorite political philosophers, even though Mao killed tens of millions in his engineered famine of the Great Leap Forward.
- Bill Ayers’ communist Weather Underground bombed public buildings, but he was rewarded with a professorship at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
- Violence by white supremacists at the 2017 Charlottesville protest got played up extensively in the press, but the violence of the Antifa communist protesters was ignored.
- Communist atrocities are generally not taught in schools.
So I ask once again, why are communist atrocities ignored?