Communism

What's The Holdup? Ban China's TikTok App

Our friend Rachel Bovard recently gave us a heads-up that, while American policymakers are aware of the security issues related to Chinese Communist social media apps, such as TikTok, the United States is dithering while India has already acted to ban dozens of Chinese mobile apps over concerns the apps "are beholden to the [Chinese Communist Party] under Chinese law" and "extensions of the Chinese state."

Bernie Sanders: Russia's ideal socialist-communist candidate

Cal Thomas, Washington Times

Democrats have always needed a bogeyman to run against. Recall “The Gingrich who stole Christmas” line disparaging then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich on a Time magazine cover in the 1990s. Democrats have also demagogued Republicans for not helping the poor and for being racist. That is a harder sell with the African-American unemployment rate at record lows and wages rising for virtually all groups. According to the Census Bureau, the poverty level is as low as its been in 11 years. Russia has become the default bogeyman of the left. That is what makes Bernie Sanders the ideal candidate for Russia and the other socialist-communist states he has praised, because in his heart he is at one with them.

Maybe the Coronavirus Will Teach Millennials the Dangers of Communism

Melissa Mackenzie, The American Spectator

Maybe now millennials and those younger will wake up to the reality of totalitarian, communist regimes. Even supposedly advanced ones like China revert to type when under stress. A people’s paradise is created through force. Through the regime’s desire to save face, their hiding of information and punishing the truth-tellers may have inflicted a new, deadly virus on the world. Will younger people wake up to the dangers posed by the tyranny needed to produce socialist/communist governments? Unlikely. The only thing wrong with socialism, it seems, is that it hasn’t been done right. Bernie Sanders will save them, they believe, and bring a world of fairness and equality. Like China, but better!

Is America Becoming Sinicized?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Why are we becoming more like China than China is like us? China does not fool around. China always channels the victimization myth that supposedly oppressed nonwhite peoples cannot themselves be oppressors. There wasn’t a single major Western politician who warned the world of a frightening, Chinese-dominated future — one in which the West turned into China rather than China into the West. The single figure who finally issued such a warning, brash Donald Trump — without prior military or political experience — was as loudly and publicly damned as he was privately and quietly admired for doing so.

How Long Before Hong Kong Suffers Bloody Communist Crackdown?

Demands by Hong Kong citizens for freedom and government accountability represent an existential threat to the system of social credit-imposed conformity that now undergirds Communist Chinese society. The United States must be prepared to confront the Communist Chinese strongly and firmly if and when the much-anticipated crackdown comes.

Celebrating 200 Years of Communism

Two hundred years ago Karl Marx was born. He belongs in a small but important category: people who should never have existed. Unfortunately, we can’t retroactively erase him from history. But we shouldn’t treat his life like something to celebrate.

Missing Man Formation

Tomorrow will mark my first Veteran’s Day without my father, a “greatest generation” veteran who served during World War II and the Korean War. These veterans not only saved America and the world from Nazism and Communism, they also taught three generations of Americans how to live.

Trump Joins Churchill And Reagan With Warsaw Speech

Communism and Nazism were stymied in the 20th century by Churchill and Reagan, and when President Trump said, “every foot of ground, and every last inch of civilization, is worth defending with your life,” the Warsaw speech made clear that, after eight years of appeasement by Barack Obama, the enemies of liberty will be opposed in the 21st century by Donald Trump.

Viktor Korchnoi: Chess Grandmaster, Soviet Defector, Pugnacious Competitor

Viktor Korchnoi never was a compliant Soviet citizen. Stubborn, uncompromising, even rude, he was no Communist model. Eventually Moscow denied him permission to travel abroad to play chess and promoted his great rival and former friend, Anatoly Karpov.

Propaganda Posters Document the Madness of Chinese Communism

American politics has been ugly of late. But political attacks in the U.S. cannot compare with those in modern China. This tumultuous process is captured by changing Chinese poster art. President Xi Jinping has been taking down powerful opponents, so-called “tigers.” However, he has not revived propaganda posters, once a pervasive political weapon.

Cruz: Obama Gave Castro 'Economic Lifeline'

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Cruz joined other '16 contenders in bashing O's flip in Cuba policy. “Fidel & Raul Castro have just received both int'l legitimacy & a badly-needed econ. lifeline from Obama. But they remain in control of a totalitarian police state modeled on the Soviet Union."

Communists Win The Day

Erick Erickson, Red State

After a week of libs bellyaching about the US “torturing” terrorists, we have bowed to the terrorists of N. Korea and bailed out the Cuban regime that jails gays, Christians, & dissidents and engages in physical torture. The leftist outrage is more about hating the U.S. than hating human rights abuses.

Obama’s Betrayal Of The Fight For Freedom In Cuba

What Obama has agreed to will not “normalize” relations with Cuba, because the murderous Castro regime is not a “normal” state. 

KGB's Old Headquarters of Lubyanka Glowers at New Russia, Much Like the Old

Despite the frenzied push in Washington for economic sanctions and military threats, the success of Putinism is well beyond America’s control.  The U.S. certainly should not promote military confrontation with nuclear-armed Moscow over an issue of limited importance to Washington.

Russia Should Bury Lenin’s Body and the Rest of Communism

Burying Vladimir Lenin would be a powerful symbolic gesture to close an era. That still might not help the West understand what Vladimir Putin is, but it would emphatically show what he is not. And that would be no small feat at a time of dangerously rising tensions between Russia and the West.

When Liberty Knocked Down the Berlin Wall

We should celebrate a quarter century after the collapse of communism.  The events of 1989 represent a massive increase in liberty, a fantastic triumph of the human spirit.  With so little bloodshed everyday people ousted a gaggle of tyrannies.  They have given hope for future generations, and themselves, that freedom can emerge against seemingly impossible odds.

Pat Roberts Warns of Nat'l Socialism Taking Root

Cheryl K. Chumley, Washington Times

Sen. Pat Robert took on a campaign buddy, former Sen. Bob Dole, at a recent Dodge City event to raise money to keep his Kansas seat, warning those in attendance that it’s not long before America turns the corner on the Constitution and takes on a more permanent socialistic feel.

Obama’s New Containment Policy vs. Reagan’s Doctrine of “We Win, They Lose”

If Obama’s policy of “containment” of the Islamic State prevails, then we have just witnessed the first battles in a long war that will last until a President with Ronald Reagan’s courage stands up and decides that we win and they lose.

China Should Bury Mao Zedong, the Greatest Mass Murderer in History

Maoism is dead. However, the Chinese people remain in chains, though their fetters now are gold and silver.

Finding a Way Back From the Brink in Ukraine

The only thing worse than a completely unnecessary conflict in Ukraine would be a completely unnecessary conflict involving America. Even in the worst case the U.S. has no cause for military intervention.  Who controls the Crimea ain’t worth a possible nuclear confrontation.