Friday, August 23, 2019

Odd obscurantism over one observation II...

"Europe will not be united unless it is able to reunite its history, recognize Communism and Nazism as a common legacy and bring about an honest and thorough debate on all the totalitarian crimes of the past century" (Prague Declaration). It is a strong document.
"...millions of victims of Communism and their families are entitled to enjoy justice, sympathy, understanding and recognition for their sufferings in the same way as the victims of Nazism have been morally and politically recognized".

a.k.a. The European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism. [Wiki]

People navel gazing won't help.  I wrote back then that it "never ceases to amaze me how Nazism, Hitler, Nazi Germany etc are rightfully vilified yet the Soviet Communist regime is barely mentioned, a willful forgetfulness; they even call it Stalinism presumably to not taint 'Communism': I guess with so many left wing MPs and MEPs with their past in the Communist parties they feel another name is needed."

The Prague Declaration has not been without it's critics but "Those who neglect their past have no future".

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