08/27/19

It’s Not Enough to Be Pro-Freedom; We Must Also be Actively Anti-Communist

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

Cover of the “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party,” a collection of editorials that catalyzed the Tuidang movement and outlines its philosophy. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

A recent NBC report criticizing The Epoch Times repeatedly emphasized the publication’s anti-communism, with the clear implications that its stance was anachronistic, paranoid, or unwarranted. Unfortunately, such views are commonplace in today’s West, certainly on the Left, but also on much of the “Right.”

The NBC article included the amazing paragraph: “In 2005, The Epoch Times released its greatest salvo, publishing the ‘Nine Commentaries,’ a widely distributed book-length series of anonymous editorials that it claimed exposed the Chinese Communist Party’s ‘massive crimes’ and ‘attempts to eradicate all traditional morality and religious belief.’”

Multiple reputable sources, including the famous “Black Book on Communism,” written mainly by academic ex-communists, assert that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is responsible for at least 65 million deaths during its seventy years of bloody reign. This adds to the full death toll of communism, which the authors show was at least 100 million.

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08/27/19

DSA Conference Builds Closer Ties to International Communist Movement

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

Democratic Socialists of America holds a rally in New York on Oct. 30, 2017. (Working Families Party/CC BY-NC 2.0)

The recent Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) national convention in Atlanta proved two things:

A. The DSA is definitely a communist organization.

B. The DSA is rapidly becoming an integral part of the international communist movement.

Since cutting decades-old ties to the Socialist International in 2017 (SI is way too moderate for the new breed of DSA comrade!), the DSA has built extensive ties to radical socialist and communist groups in the Muslim world, Latin America, Asia, and Europe.

The international guest list of the DSA national convention reflected both the organization’s far-left turn and its commitment to worldwide socialist revolution.

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