A timely reminder of why communism (and socialism which after all is ‘communism lite’) has brought nothing but death and misery to hundreds of millions of people around the world.
Seventy-five years ago, on August 5, 1937, one of the most horrific — and most ignored — episodes in human history began. “Operation Kulak” ("kulak" meaning rich peasants) was the Soviet Union’s effort to repress those farmers who had a little more than other farmers (according, at least, to the definitions of the Communist Party), and who resisted collectivization. Soviet dictator Josef Stalin (pictured) had begun the development of “Operation Kulak” the previous month, when he contacted all the regional Party leaders as well as the NKVD (roughly the Soviet equivalent of the Gestapo and SS in Nazi Germany), asking each person for an estimate of the number of kulaks in their area. The NKVD issued Order 00447, which required that all kulaks and other "criminals" — members of the clergy, former officials of the Tsarist government, former party members, and former members of opposing political parties in Tsarist Russia — be either liquidated or sent to the Gulag.
Click here to continue reading Bruce Walker’s Seventy-Five Years after Stalin's Great "Operation Kulak" Reign of Terror.
Just remember progressivism is just a trendy word for socialism and the path of socialism always finishes at the gate of communism.