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August 31, 2007

Swedish Moonbats Suppress Knowledge of Communist Genocide

There's a reason 90% of Swedish students aged 15–20 don't know what a gulag is, despite living in the neighborhood of the former Soviet Union. Swedish moonbats openly hold that knowledge of communist atrocities must be suppressed, lest people develop conservative views:

A recent opinion piece in Biblioteksbladet magazine (a periodical for Swedish librarians) denounced the government's plan to spread knowledge to students about the horrors of communism.
In the article, two school librarians write that informing students about the crimes of communism would be wrong as it would risk making the pupils' views more right-wing.

Kjell Albin Abrahamsson, who worked as a foreign correspondent in communist countries, was enraged by the piece, noting that by its own admission the Russian government killed 32 million "counterrevolutionaries" during the Soviet era. (The total number of people killed by their own communist governments during the 20th Century is estimated at over 100 million.)

Nonetheless:

Support for communism, both hidden and visible, is still quite prevalent among many groups of intellectuals, such as journalists, librarians and those writing in the culture pages of the daily papers. Indeed, outright supporters of communism can be found not only in the Swedish Left Party but also in the Green Party and in the ranks of the influential Social Democrats.
One symptom of this tendency is the widely believed myth among Swedes that Cuba is a relatively prosperous welfare state, offering a decent quality of life and fantastic healthcare to its citizens. Few bother to question the official statistics from a communist country where thousands of citizens have lost their lives whilst attempting to escape on rafts to the United States. Cuba might have gone from being the richest country in Central American to being the second poorest due to Castro's rule — but this has not stopped Swedish intelligentsia from spreading a positive view of his policies.
Similarly, Swedish journalists seem more interested in pointing out that Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is a morally superior socialist standing up to the vile Americans, than looking at his dubious moves towards a socialist planned economy and authoritarian rule.

Moonbats who continue to advocate communism aren't slow learners who haven't yet caught on that their ideology invariably leads to oppression, misery, and death. They know what they want: evil.

For evil to triumph, truth must be suppressed. This is why leftists flock to careers in journalism and academia that put them in positions to keep the good in ignorance, the better to corrupt them.

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Stalin's handiwork.

On a tip from Freedom Now.

Posted by Van Helsing at August 31, 2007 2:02 PM

Comments

That Swedish paper as a bunch of other interesting articals too. Put it on the favorites list.

Posted by: forest at August 31, 2007 4:43 PM

Sheesh, I wish I could make a donation or something to help spread the truth about communism. The author of that article, Nima Sanandaji, has my admiration for exposing the stupidity happening in Swedish schools and news media.

Posted by: the thinker at August 31, 2007 5:54 PM

I'm not right winged, I'm not left winged; theres stupidity on whenever place we can find a strong radicalism surrounding an ideology (communism or capitalism). And living in Venezuela, I have experienced a little bit of that.

Posted by: Julia_1984 at August 31, 2007 6:18 PM

Julia its akin to a Venezuealan historian in the year 2050 only teaching about the coup against Chavez and never mentioning Chavez's own coup attempts or his awful government.

Posted by: Freedom Now at August 31, 2007 7:02 PM

Support for communism, both hidden and visible, is still quite prevalent among many groups of intellectuals, such as journalists, librarians and those writing in the culture pages of the daily papers. Indeed, outright supporters of communism can be found not only in the Swedish Left Party but also in the Green Party and in the ranks of the influential Social Democrats.

And as you alluded we have the same thing here in the States just substitute Democratic party for Swedish Left and there is no difference.

Posted by: Oldcrow at August 31, 2007 9:33 PM

Do Swedes forget that one of their own greatest heroes, Raoul Wallenberg, was killed in a Soviet prison after World War II?

Posted by: mustafa p at August 31, 2007 10:17 PM

mustafa p (very amusing) it's more likely that they're taught he "died" there without actually mentioning how.

Posted by: Archonix at September 1, 2007 3:58 AM

>>...a relatively prosperous welfare state...

I can't debate with Lefties because my brain often shuts down after hearing or reading idiotic statements like this. I am just over-whelmed by such insane ideas.

Posted by: KHarn at September 1, 2007 7:43 AM

"two school librarians write that informing students about the crimes of communism would be wrong as it would risk making the pupils' views more right-wing."

Soooo...these enlightened libarians don't care that pupils may grow up be good "progressives" and turning a blind eye to atrocities like the Cultural Revolution, the Soviet Gulags, the killing fields of Cambodia, the mass starvation in N. Korea?

Posted by: dpt at September 1, 2007 12:56 PM

What could possibly make such Regressives believe that revising history books to eliminate the history of Communist oppression like these gulags, the total loss of civil rights and unlawful executions can be justifible?

If Conservatives were to advocate the elimination of any mention of Jim Crow laws from history books because such events could foster sympathy for left-wing ideology... would that be any more justifible?

Self-righteous bastards!!!!!!!!!! This is why there will be a swing to the right. Such lunacy will create a reaction.

Posted by: Freedom Now at September 1, 2007 4:49 PM

So the socialists practice censorship. Gee willikers. That's a total surprise.

So Sweden wants to create and retain servants of the state vs. free will-thinking citizens. Ya know, I'm a "right-winger" (oh wait, folks like me used to just be called Christians), and I absolutely do NOT support censorship regardless of how many degrees it departs from my own beliefs. Why? Because free will requires that we all form our beliefs based on whatever we can get our hands on and then let the chips fall where they may. Burning books and withholding facts from people only delays the inevitable...either a society of brainwashed neurotic "Borg" will come about, or a revolution will be born consisting of very many pissed off people who discovered what was previously withheld from them. Either way Sweden, payback is hell.

Posted by: fellowes at September 1, 2007 8:24 PM