The fiftieth anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall has brought out the red in a handful of Germans nostalgic for the good old days when people trying to flee the East German dictatorship were shot down like dogs and left to bleed to death. Some Left Party delegates refused to observe a minute of silence for the 136 innocent people brutally murdered at the Wall by the dictatorship from which the Left Party descends.Reports the UK Guardian:
A far-left newspaper added to the controversy by printing a front page saying “thank you” to the wall for “28 years of keeping the peace in Europe” and “28 years of plentiful crèche and kindergarten places”.
Communism and Nazism were the two great evils of the twentieth century — they were the most murderous ideologies the world has ever seen. They shared a hatred and suspicion of liberal capitalist democracy; their heirs share that hatred today. Decent people need to keep a watch on these thugs and loons. They would like nothing more than to return to power somewhere and plunge the world yet again into oceans of misery and blood.