For John, BLUF: The CNN crowd seems to have no comprehension of history. Nothing to see here; just move along.
By Ms Pam Key, at Breitbart, 7 February 2018.
Yes, this is three weeks old, but I wonder if News analyst Jake Tapper has repented of his attitude toward his fellow human being, President Donald Trump. The is, after all, Lent.
Here is the lede:
Wednesday on CNN’s “The Lead,” host Jake Tapper said President Donald Trump is continuing to erode the “basic lines of human decency.”The sin, cited in the next paragraph, by Mr Tapper, is that the President tried to keep an even hand over the problems in Charlottesville. Like most in the media, Mr Tapper condemns the Klan and Neo-Nazis, but fails to provide equal condemnation for the Stalinist Antifa folks who were at the same location, spoiling for a fight.
Let there be no mistake, the Klan is an organization with an evil past. The current Klan doesn't seem much better. And those who in any way try to excuse the National Socialists are not only wrong, but willfully wrong. That said, a Stalinist organization, such as Antifa, is covering for one of the great murderers of the last century, Comrade Joseph Stalin. From Wikipedia:
Stalinism is the means of governing and related policies implemented by Joseph Stalin. Stalinist policies and ideas as developed in the Soviet Union, included rapid industrialization, the theory of socialism in one country, a centralized state, collectivization of agriculture, cult of personality and subordination of the interests of foreign communist parties to those of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union—deemed by Stalinism to be the leading vanguard party of communist revolution at the time.No mentioned in this short paragraph is the murder of millions of people in the Soviet Union. Not mentioned in this short paragraph is the Leninist approach of killing those who were leaders in any way in the old regime. Not mentioned in this short paragraph were the over one million who died in the Ukraine in order to try out the idea of collectivist farming. Not mentioned in this short paragraph is the fact that true socialism ends up stunting an economy and impoverishing a people.
So, the President tried to be even handed and it was thrown back in his face.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff