Since the rise of communism 100 years ago in Russia, over 100 million people have fallen victim to the cruel and harsh rule of communists worldwide.
Many people recall the Holocaust that took place at the hands of Germany’s Nazis that resulted in the deaths of over 6 million Jews, but note nearly as many people realize that Russia killed nearly 2 million people during the same time frame.
Over the past 100 years, communists have reportedly killed over 100 million people.
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump honored the 100+ million victims of communism during a ceremony to commemorate the National Day for Victims of Communism.
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It’s ironic that this took place on the day that many of America’s socialists were celebrating their gaining control of the House.
The Washington Free Beacon – President Trump marked a national observance on Wednesday for the millions victims who died as a result of international communism.
“On the National Day for the Victims of Communism, we honor the memory of the more than 100 million people who have been killed and persecuted by communist totalitarian regimes,” the president said in a White House statement. “We also reaffirm our steadfast support for those who strive for peace, prosperity, and freedom around the world.”
Communism, or Marxism-Leninism, is a political ideology whose adherents first seized power during the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Often referred to by the euphemism “scientific socialism,” communism sought to reshape societies through collectivist systems that seek to change human nature through labor.
A main feature of communism is an implacable hostility to capitalism, the economic system that has produced the most advanced and freest civilization in human history…
The differences between communism and socialism are few and minor as they both amount to pretty much the same thing.
Both communism and socialism force the majority of the people into submission and virtual slavery to the government.
Anyone who disagrees becomes a victim and the rest of the population cowers in fear.
If Democrats ever regain control of the Senate and White House as well as the House, many of us conservatives and Christians will become their victims.
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