Saturday, February 15, 2014
Collective Guilt For Communism?
After Communism fell in Hungary, all of the old Soviet statues were dumped in a park just outside Budapest. So now there is a graveyard of creepy Communist statues. I found the place to be fascinating.
One of the things I learned was how the leading Communist figures were not ethnically Hungarian.
As Louis Birinyi observed,
The personnel of the "government" were selected from the ranks of the agitators, about 95% of "whose names tell us that they were of Jewish origin." The country then was divided into districts, and a commissar was installed as the head of each district. It was not uncommon for the Bolsheviks to appoint janitors of Jewish synagogues as commissar with power over life or death of the people in their districts. Terror squads were organized, and the "red terror" was in full swing.
The Communist government was toppled in 1919 and Kun ran off to the Soviet Union. He later went to Germany in the 1920s and attempted to overthrow the German government.
During Kun's reign of terror, thousands of Hungarians were executed for being "counter revolutionaries". Ironically, Kun himself was executed on the orders of Stalin. His crime? He was convicted of being a counter revolutionary. It is hilarious as the Left devours its own.