Remembering the Russian Revolution

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If you are wondering why our liberal media continue to pander to communists waxing nostalgic for the halcyon days of totalitarianism, you're not alone. The New York Times has been at it for months in its Red Century series, which explores "the history and legacy of Communism" with wistful stories on the sexy GDR and the promise that "we can reclaim socialism." With the hundredth anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution now upon us, the CBC has ferreted out Russian communists dutifully working for a Red restoration. "I want to say that communism has a bright future," a smiling 23-year-old Muscovite, Danill Zemlyanoy, tells journalist Chris Brown.  "The turning point of the entire 20th century was the 1917 Revolution—something that has brought the world equal rights, women's right to vote, a set working day and has created a social government that we know today. We still want the same things." The CBC piece includes a chilling photo of two young  children in Komsomol garb, saluting (see above). Here's a thought experiment for you youngsters likely to live until January 2033, the hundredth anniversary of Adolf Hitler's seizure of power in Germany. When that day comes, imagine our national broadcaster running chirpy stories about neo-Nazis pining for the lost ideals of National Socialism alongside brown-shirted kids giving the Nazi salute.