Today is Victims of Communism Day. It is also “May Day,” where “useful idiots” march and demonstrate in free countries, while those who have to actually live under Communism are made to march lest they face dire consequences.
Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn recounted in the Gulag Archipelago an account of a local Communist Party meeting where an affirmation of Stalin was adopted. People stood up and started to cheer and clap like they were required to do. They clapped, and clapped, and continued to clap until their hands were raw and bleeding.
Finally, the Chairman stopped and sat down, with everyone else quickly following suite. The next day the chairman was arrested for being the first one to stop clapping… after over ten minutes. Test whether you could endure over ten minutes of clapping in celebration of a communist tyrant, and in protection of your own life.
A question for the “Berkeley Bolsheviks” and other lovers of Communism: Could YOU clap for over ten minutes in celebration? Go ahead, and test your loyalty to the proletariat, comrade. Prove that you are a true believer…