"How do you tell a Communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin."John J. Miller writes today about a worthy effort - the construction of a monument to the victims of Communism.
This monument needs to be built. Earlier this year, a small memorial to those who died trying to escape across the Berlin Wall was destroyed. The monument consisted of a small field, with a number of simple wooden crosses, one for each life lost. They were bulldozed to make way for a new gallery. There is no plan to replace the monument.
The history of the Cold War is being lost, partly out of the forward march of time and partly out of deliberate neglect. There are those who do not want the ills of Communism remembered, despite the fact that the only legacy of Communism is the accomplishment of reaping more human misery and death than any ideology in human history.
It should be remembered, so that we and our successors do not try it ourselves.