The report in the Wash Free Beacon summarizes it thus:
“August 23 is the day that we hope in the future many more Americans and members of Congress will use the opportunity to commemorate the victims of totalitarianism in Europe,” he added. “Of course it’s focused on Europe, but communism is an ideology that still governs people’s lives. It lives on in five existing communist states and in those five countries roughly 1.5 billion people, or 20 percent of the world’s population.”
“Both ideologies are terrible, but one is largely gone and one lives on,” Smith said [ESH emphasis].
As usual, our criminal drive by state run media totally ignored this 75th anniversary of Europe’s marking the 100+ millions exterminated and liquidated (the latter is the commie preferred term) at the hands of totalitarian regimes, due to the Molotov-Ribbentrop agreement of pre-WW II Germany and the Soviet Union.
Eventually, Hitler stabbed the commie Soviets in the back and invaded their country, with poor outcomes. He was greedy and went south first to the land of the South Slavs, so-called Jugoslavija, in April 1944, causing untold damage on top of the revolutionary war going on there between the good guy Home Guard and the commie partisans.
That little delay caused Hitler’s troops to come into western Russia late in the year, trying to take Moscow in the winter, something NO invading army has ever done in known or recorded history, at least since the founding of Ki’iv-Rus in the 900s AD.
More than 100+ million–mostly Christians–died at the hands of the communists in the 20th century, far exceeding the oft-stated 6 million of the holocaust. Many groups suffered and none but those with communist religious fervor were untouched, even Molotov suffered from the paranoid frequent Soviet purges
August 23, 2014 marks the 75-year anniversary of a pact between Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin that ignited the Second World War, an agreement of non-aggression that allowed the fascist and communist regimes to divide up Europe.
The Black Ribbon day now serves as a reminder of the dangers of totalitarianism, and an opportunity to educate the world about lesser-known details of what became the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.
“In the 1980s, in the US, South America, Australia and in Western Europe there were refugee communities from the captive nations of Europe, the Baltic countries, Poland, Czech, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenija, Hrvatska (Croatia), Srpska (Serbia) and others, who began to use August 23 as Black Ribbon Day as a day to protest the commie Soviet Union and to make the point to Americans and Westerners that the people living behind the Iron Curtain were living under totalitarian regimes,” Marion Smith the executive director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation stated.