We now have a memorial to the millions of victims of communism:
President Bush, attending Tuesday’s dedication of a memorial to an estimated 100 million victims of communist regimes, compared the fight against radical Islam to the Cold War battle against totalitarian communism.
The ceremony was held on the 20th anniversary of President Reagan’s speech at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, in which he implored Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” Two years later, the wall fell.
The Victims of Communism Memorial is a bronze Goddess of Democracy statue. It is a replica of a replica – a reproduction of the papier-mache statue that Chinese students modeled on the Statue of Liberty and carried into Tiananmen Square during pro-democracy protests in 1989.
What amazes me is that there are still people in this country who are advocates for such a murderous and failed economic/political system. A survivor of Russian communism when asked what he thought of “trying to do it right this time” said something to the effect of, “There are 100 million corpses from the previous efforts. Do you want to donate your body to the next attempt?” That was a pretty good verbal response. Numerous non-verbal responses come to mind as well but such hand signals can cause you to be talked about.