[This article is reprinted from the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.]
“Everything that exists deserves to perish.”
[T]he more innocent they are, the more they deserve to be shot.”
–German playwright Bertolt Brecht
“In the years of independence, the Arabs have so far made no inventions or discoveries in the sciences or the arts.”
–British author David Pryce-Jones
In United in Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror, Dr. Jamie Glazov, managing editor of Frontpage Magazine, exposes the shocking history of the American Left and its support of a succession of totalitarian killing machines, such as Stalin’s Russia, Castro’s Cuba, North Vietnam, Mao’s China, Sandinista Nicaragua, and now, the vicious ideology of Islamic extremists. The Left’s utopian paradises repeatedly result in mass death and suicide instead of the human equality and “social justice” promised. The resulting death count to date is well over 200 million humans and climbing.
Prominent intellectuals such as George Bernard Shaw, Upton Sinclair, H.G. Wells, Bertolt Brecht, and Susan Sontag all applauded the mass murderers involved, such as Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Castro, and Ho Chi Minh, and excused their atrocities while blaming America for the crimes, states Glazov. Pulitzer Prize winner Walter Duranty, the New York Times’ man in Moscow during the 1920s and early ’30s, covered the Ukrainian famine. While Stalin starved millions of Ukrainians to death, Duranty lied to America and praised the Soviet dictator.
In the 1960s, a new generation of believers formed the “New Left” — with the same ideas and goals to develop true socialism that were used in the Soviet terror. As Glazov notes, this was the most privileged generation in human history, wanting for nothing. The new believers hated capitalism not because it failed, but because it worked. The father of the New Left, Herbert Marcuse, used the term “repressive tolerance” to describe the way capitalism supposedly enslaved people by making them happy and free. Leftist guru Noam Chomsky agreed.