So today marks Victory Day – the 67th anniversary of when the Soviet forces crushed the fascist imperialists of Nazi Germany during WWII. And while many of my comrades, I’m sure, are celebrating this day as a historical reminder of what’ll come to the rest of the fascists left in this world, as will I, I also wish to celebrate this day by reminding others what several Communists went through, and fought against, during that horrid time period, from when the Nazis first led a coup in 1933, to when they tried invading and conquering Soviet Russia.
I’ll celebrate this day by linking back to an article I had written in 2010, giving remembrance to an event long never told in the history of U.S. textbooks regarding WWII; an event in which started before all the horrible stories we were told of the Nazis rounding up Jews into death camps; an event in which marked itself as a prototype for what awaited many more after. It is also an event in which spoke of red resistance against the fascists, even when Nazi Germany had the upper-hand at times:
“First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Communist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew,
Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me.”
~Pastor Martin Niemoller
By BJ Murphy
Many during the 1950′s that lived in the “Land of the Free” feared not the idea of Communism altogether, but the idea of what may happen to those that were found to have been a Communist. As the years increased, the paranoia against Communism decreased as if the event during the 1950′s never happened. Though, it remains a part of history that is forever remembered upon by many, and some to this day that still…
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