Communism is defined as a political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned. Each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs determined by an all-powerful state. Currently it is one of the most prevalent ideologies in the world with a long history of the mass murder of its own citizens. America is no exception to the ability of communist radicals to infiltrate the basic culture forming organizations, such as education, media, corporations, and especially churches via social justice issues. The popularity of communist Bernie Sanders and his strong support by our young people shows how easily they get seduced to the communist utopian message that has historically led to the mass murder by the state of its own citizens.
The real tragedy is that our leaders, both legislative and church, are asleep at the wheel. These ideas have been brought into the education systems of America and are making their way down to the elementary level. The communists have literally taken ownership of our universities, the media and much of the corporate world. Many church leaders have swallowed the poison of this ideology and are helping to spread it within their areas of influence. Social justice is the seductive message used by communist radicals to win over these cultural leaders.
The following book and video describe the mass murder and extent to which our church leaders have become allies in promoting this ideology.
Already famous throughout Europe, this international bestseller plumbs recently opened archives in the former Soviet bloc to reveal the actual, practical accomplishments of Communism around the world: terror, torture, famine, mass deportations, and massacres. Astonishing in the sheer detail it amasses, the book is the first comprehensive attempt to catalogue and analyze the crimes of Communism over seventy years.
"Revolutions, like trees, must be judged by their fruit," Ignazio Silone wrote, and this is the standard the authors apply to the Communist experience―in the China of "the Great Helmsman," Kim Il Sung's Korea, Vietnam under "Uncle Ho" and Cuba under Castro, Ethiopia under Mengistu, Angola under Neto, and Afghanistan under Najibullah. The authors, all distinguished scholars based in Europe, document Communist crimes against humanity, but also crimes against national and universal culture, from Stalin's destruction of hundreds of churches in Moscow to Ceausescu's leveling of the historic heart of Bucharest to the widescale devastation visited on Chinese culture by Mao's Red Guards.
As the death toll mounts―as many as 25 million in the former Soviet Union, 65 million in China, 1.7 million in Cambodia, and on and on―the authors systematically show how and why, wherever the millenarian ideology of Communism was established, it quickly led to crime, terror, and repression. An extraordinary accounting, this book amply documents the unparalleled position and significance of Communism in the hierarchy of violence that is the history of the twentieth century.