Communism was the leading ideological cause of death between 1900 and 2000. The 94 million that perished in China, the Soviet Union, North Korea, Afghanistan, and Eastern Europe easily (and tragically) trump the 28 million that died under fascist regimes during the same period.
In the mind of liberals, mass killings and oppression under communist regimes have somehow become “cool”. Â The Occupy Wall street movement is a perfect example of this. Liberals sported Communist propaganda and held signs that read, ” Capitalism doesn’t work”. We have all seen hippy college liberals wearing theÂ Che Guevara shirt, as if he is a role model. Che Guevara was actually nothing but a mass murderer. HeÂ helped free Cubans from the repressive Batista regime, only to enslave them in a totalitarian police state worst than the last.
This warped way of thinking has become so out of control that now a High School is giving their own kind of tribute towards communism.
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) â€“ Theyâ€™re calling it â€œprom-munism.â€Â Seniors at an Albuquerque school want their prom to have a Communism theme.Â Seniors at Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School near I-25 and Paseo del Norte voted online this week for the theme of their prom this year.
â€œThey wanted prom-munism, so thatâ€™s what got voted for the most,â€ said senior Sarah Zachary.
She voted for â€œA Night in the Reef,â€ because the prom is expected to take place at the Albuquerque Aquarium on April 25.
â€œWe have a lot of jokesters in our grade, so they wanted it to be funny and a lot of them are really intense with politics,â€ Zachary said.
However, students who asked to remain anonymous donâ€™t believe Communism is a joking matter.
â€œI would hope Cottonwood would realize the seriousness of having a very powerful and destructive idea as the theme for a prom,â€ one student wrote.
Another said, â€œWhile the seniors meant no harm in their choice of theme, it is not appropriate.â€
â€œOur students are in the International Baccalaureate program, so they are very academically focused,â€ said Sam Obenshain, executive director at Cottonwood. â€œOne of the classes they enjoy the most is a world history class.â€
Obenshain said, despite the vote, this is not a done deal. He said he plans to talk with the students about it next week.
â€œWe want to make sure we honor the studentsâ€™ voices but at the same time we use this as a learning experience for them,â€ Obenshain said.
At this point, he and many students arenâ€™t even quite sure what â€œprom-munismâ€ is supposed to look like.
I have a feeling that if these kids were to actually see what communism looked like, they wouldn’t want to be making it a theme at their prom.