Just When You Thought Soviet Propaganda Was Dead


An issue that has been bothering me more and more in recent years, and which I have written about here American Exceptionalism Part 1: My View, here American Exceptionalism Part 2: So What!! Why Does it Matter? and here American Exceptionalism Part 3: The Case Against.  You guessed it, American Exceptionalism, or more accurately its opposite; the view of what Jeanne Kirkpatrick called the “Blame America First Crowd.”

It bothers me in particular when brought up in the context of Communism and the role of the United States in fighting this greatest scourge ever to infest the human scene. Oliver Stone’s latest entre’ in this matter is “Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States,” a book and Showtime television series.

I caught wind of this in this mornings (1/11/2013) Wall Street Journal, and have included links to several articles by one of Stone’s critics. I hope you can access either of both of them. I’ve also read some of the very caustic critiques on Amazon.com (the one star reviews in particular are good).
   (More to follow)


Just When You Thought Soviet Propaganda Was Dead
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323482504578229663495014162.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEFTTopOpinion

The Real Henry A. Wallace: The Truth About Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick’s “Unsung Hero.  http://pjmedia.com/ronradosh/2013/01/06/the-real-henry-a-wallace-the-truth-about-oliver-stone-and-peter-kuznicks-unsung-hero/?singlepage=true


So why am I so bothered by this ancient history?

To begin with the not so obvious, at least in this country, this scourge during its reign in the  now defunct Soviet Union, and in Communist China, Cambodia, Vietnam and elsewhere resulted in the death of some 100 million souls.  To put this in some perspective, the German Third Reich of Adolf Hitler killed some 18 million souls.

The socialist reign of Hitler is rightfully placed in the ash heap of history after being unconditionally defeated by war, it’s atrocities amply exposed and it’s mastermind dead like a mad dog at his own hand. When the death camps such as Auschwitz and Dachau were liberated, General Eisenhower forced the local German populace to walk through the camps and witness what was done in their name.  The Auschwitz Album here http://www1.yadvashem.org/exhibitions/album_Auschwitz/mutimedia/index.HTML documents partially what the Nazis left behind .

A similar fate was spared the Communist empires even though their evil matched and exceeded that of the Nazis. Rather, a parade of  Communist fellow travelers and actual Soviet agents infiltrated the US Government and many American University and media centers of influence. Mr. Stone is the latest such fraud as shown by those academics and historians who are stepping forward to debunk his dismal version of history.  For a glimpse of life inside the Communist empire take a look at A ‘Tribute’ to Communism” here: http://www.americanthinker.com/video/2012/11/a_tribute_to_communism_warning_graphic_images.html

Having lived through the Cold War, and having served in Vietnam, I was greatly relieved when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, and relieved that  my children were spared life under, or war against, such tyranny. But then to find out later that Communism had not died as Nazism died, but lived on in high political and academic places in America was a shock. The deadly influence of communism, it turns out, was not banished to the protected shelter of a few American universities, but lived in the lives of many prominent agenda setters. How many of you reading this are aware of the upbringing of young Barack Obama under the influence of his Communist mother and grandparents and a mentor Frank Marshall Davis, a card carrying member of the Communist Party USA?  Davis was influential in Obama’s life from the ages 11 to 18. How many of you reading this are aware of Van Jones, a self identified Communist working as a key “Green Czar” in the Obama White House.

An Oliver Stone is of tremendous influence among the young and impressionable in this country, make no mistake about it! His disciples  will attempt to complete the “fundamental transformation” that Barack Obama promised. They will try and may even succeed, but the consequences may well be catastrophic.

Don Johnson  — January 2013

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4 responses to “Just When You Thought Soviet Propaganda Was Dead

  1. Additional critiques of Oliver Stones work can be found in the Front Page magazine articles at: http://frontpagemag.com/2012/bruce-thornton/oliver-stones-left-wing-agitprop/

  2. I agree, Soviet Propaganda(Communist/Socialist) is not dead.
    It has been masked in a new name. Liberalism.
    According the Webster Dictionary, Libreralism is.. a ‘political philosophy’ based on belief in progress, the essential goodness of the human race, and the autonomy of the individual and standing for the protection of political and civil liberties; specifically: such a philosophy that ‘considers government as a crucial instrument for amelioration of social inequities’.

    The liberals of America have packaged Soviet style thinking in a new box and wrapped them it with a pretty little bow.
    How can the Christian Church today be so blind. How can this way of thinking not be an attack on the church of the freedoms won.

    Why does the Christian Church imbrace the ways of the world and not the ways of God!
    Why are Churches accepting New Age notions, libral ways and going against the Gods Laws.
    During the rise of Hilter, christian people listened and followed him.
    Hitler in many of his speaches quoted the Bible.
    An examlpe of this is during the 1920’s, Hitler’s German Workers’ Party “Programme” cited twenty-five points. (Nazi version of a constitution)
    Point twenty-four, clearly demonstrates, from the very beginning, their stand in favor of Christianity:

    # 24. We demand liberty for all religious denominations in the State, so far as they are not a danger to it and do not militate against the morality and moral sense of the German race. The Party, as such, stands for positive Christianity, but does not bind itself in the matter of creed to any particular confession. It combats the Jewish-materialist spirit within and without us, and is convinced that our nation can achieve permanent health from within only on the principle: the ‘common interest before self-interest.’

    We wonder how could peple be so blind!
    I thought we are to learn from the past so we don’t repeat it!
    Even today we have leaders in power who hide behind scripture. There intent is to distroy. Distroy what?
    Distroy freedom.
    Freedom that was fought for on given. It is not a gift. It was a sacrifice of men on the battlefield.

    Even Christ fought for us. God created a battle plan. Christ is that plan. The put His son up as a sacrifice.
    The moment we believe that Christ is ‘giving’ us salavation and we don’t have to be accountable to God and follow the Holy Scripture, then we are lost.

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