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White House marks National Day for the Victims of Communism


By Daniel Greenfield

Collusion is all the rage now.

But long before the left’s current obsession, its leaders were collaborating with Russia. They were the ones who flew to Moscow to receive their awards and who wrote fan letters to the butchers in red.

While the media writes its own fond nostalgic pieces on Communism, the White House is commemorating the National Day for the Victims of Communism.

National Day for the Victims of Communism

Today, the National Day for the Victims of Communism, marks 100 years since the Bolshevik Revolution took place in Russia. The Bolshevik Revolution gave rise to the Soviet Union and its dark decades of oppressive communism, a political philosophy incompatible with liberty, prosperity, and the dignity of human life.

Over the past century, communist totalitarian regimes around the world have killed more than 100 million people and subjected countless more to exploitation, violence, and untold devastation. These movements, under the false pretense of liberation, systematically robbed innocent people of their God-given rights of free worship, freedom of association, and countless other rights we hold sacrosanct. Citizens yearning for freedom were subjugated by the state through the use of coercion, violence, and fear.

Today, we remember those who have died and all who continue to suffer under communism. In their memory and in honor of the indomitable spirit of those who have fought courageously to spread freedom and opportunity around the world, our Nation reaffirms its steadfast resolve to shine the light of liberty for all who yearn for a brighter, freer future.

What a difference an American administration makes.

This article first appeared at FrontPageMag.