In the 1930s and 40s, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime committed some of the worst crimes in some of the highest numbers that history records. Here in the United States, we share in the proud legacy of working closely with Britain to defeat the Nazi regime. It was arguably our finest moment as a nation, and it gave rise to the Greatest Generation — the generation of Americans who made the demise of Hitler’s Third Reich a reality.
But the Nazis were not the most productive murderers of the 20th century. The Russian Communists and Chinese Communists each killed far more of their own people than Hitler’s comparatively inept thugs. Cumulatively, the Communist regimes of the 20th century are verifiability guilty of more than 400 million murders.
It’s hard to tell who killed exactly how many because most of them were buried in mass graves. Many were bulldozed into the mass graves while alive because killing so many by hand was too difficult.
But despite the unimaginable horrors of 20th century communism, people still celebrate the likes of Lenin, Trotsky, Mao, and Guevara. Guevara, for example, enjoyed shooting young boys in the head with is personal military-issue revolver.
With the crimes of the 20th century’s greatest monsters in proper perspective, why do college students still wear t-shirts bearing their emblems and even faces openly- without fear of consequence? Why does no one unabashedly wear the face of Hitler? The answer is that the Left promotes communism, and they control the narrative.
Here’s professor Jordan Peterson with more.