International Workers’ Day, also known as Labor Day in some places, is a celebration of laborers and working classes that is promoted by the international labor movement, socialists, communists and anarchists and occurs every year on the first of May. The day was chosen to honor rioters who killed seven policemen during the Haymarket affair and was promoted by the international communist or socialist movements which during the 20th century killed at least 94 million people.
That’s right during the 20th-century communism and socialism murdered at least 94 million people. Using both communism and socialism because they are both bloody and many Communist regimes claim they are Socialist.
Per the detailed analysis in “The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression” (which should be required reading by every student in America) the number of deaths caused by Communism and Socialism was estimated at 94,360,000, broken down as follows:
- USSR — 20 million
- China — 65 million
- Vietnam — 1 million
- North Korea — 2 million
- Cambodia — 2 million
- Eastern Europe — 1 million
- Latin America — 150,000
- Africa — 1.7 million
- Afghanistan — 1.5 million
- Communist and Socialist movements, parties not in power — 10,000
These estimates were made almost 20 years ago in 1997. Just imagine how some of the socialist and communist regimes have added to their total since (and some believe the estimates are too conservative). And let’s not forget the full name of Hitler’s Nazi party was; Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (National-Socialist German Workers’ Party). If you don’t believe they were socialists ask him.
Despite their record of murder, the previous Democratic Party President Barack Obama got his political start by running on both Marxist and Socialist lines. He even signed a contract to support the Marxist New Party. Yet anytime that background has mentioned the person who brought it up would be instantly attacked. In 2016 the Democratic Party came close to nominating a declared Socialist, Bernie Sanders for president. Then there is a rash of Democratic members of Congress who like Bernie call themselves “Democratic-Socialists.” Of course, the only difference between Socialists and Democratic-Socialists is that the Socialists take away people’s rights, and with Democratic-Socialists the people vote to give away their rights, not realizing they can’t get them back.
Despite the death toll of Communist and Socialist governments, no one in the MSM seemed to care.
High school social studies textbooks are reluctant to talk about the history of communism because when they speak about communism, they are speaking the history of the Left, which in the end has similar goals to communism.
When my son was in high school, for example, they used a textbook by McDougal Littell called “World History Patterns of Interaction.” The book sets up the Cold War period with the mistaken explanation that both sides were aggressors. On page 983 it gives the politically correct, “both sides believed that they needed to stop the other side from extending its power.” What it should have said was that it was a battle between the Soviet side wanting to expand its communist philosophy across the world, and the west trying to prevent the takeover.”
The textbook even lies about the fall of communism, it talks about Nixon and détente, then BOOM on page 991,” fiercely anti-Communist U.S. president, Ronald Reagan took office in 1991. He continued to move away from détente. He increased defense spending, putting both economic and military pressure on the Soviets.” And the result of Reagan’s policies? Tensions increased. That’s it! According to the textbook, an increase in tensions was the only result of the evil Reagan’s policies. But never fear, because there arose a leader in the USSR who knew not the cold war. The book explains later on page 991 ...” a change in Soviet leadership in 1985 brought a new policy toward the United States and the beginnings of a final thaw in the cold war.” Wow, look at that…out of the blue the USSR woke up and decided to play nice, instead of teaching our kids that thanks to the economic pressure placed on it by President Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, along with moral pressure from Pope John Paul II, communism collapsed. It couldn’t keep up because it was a deeply flawed system.
May 1, a day when many laborers think they are celebrating their contribution to society. In truth, they are celebrating a holiday created by a system that killed almost 100 million human beings. Instead of calling it “International Workers’ Day” we should consider it a memorial day for all those people killed by the Marxist philosophies of Communism and Socialism. And we should re-dedicate ourselves to teaching the truth of his murderous philosophy to our children. Because George Santayana was correct when he said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”