Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The White House declares November 7, 2017 National Day for the Victims of Communism

 Thank you for recognizing the over 100 million victims of communism.
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary

National Day for the Victims of Communism

Today, the National Day for the Victims of Communism, marks 100 years since the Bolshevik Revolution took place in Russia. The Bolshevik Revolution gave rise to the Soviet Union and its dark decades of oppressive communism, a political philosophy incompatible with liberty, prosperity, and the dignity of human life.

Over the past century, communist totalitarian regimes around the world have killed more than 100 million people and subjected countless more to exploitation, violence, and untold devastation. These movements, under the false pretense of liberation, systematically robbed innocent people of their God-given rights of free worship, freedom of association, and countless other rights we hold sacrosanct. Citizens yearning for freedom were subjugated by the state through the use of coercion, violence, and fear.

Today, we remember those who have died and all who continue to suffer under communism. In their memory and in honor of the indomitable spirit of those who have fought courageously to spread freedom and opportunity around the world, our Nation reaffirms its steadfast resolve to shine the light of liberty for all who yearn for a brighter, freer future.



  1. It's kind of ironic that Trump never criticizes China or Vietnam for their human rights abuses despite singling out Cuba and Venezuela for abusing their citizens. It's ironic that Ronald Reagan never made China part of the evil empire (because he saw China diverging from the USSR in its foreign policy outlook), and Jimmy Carter never discussed with Deng Xiaoping Beijing's detainment of a Chinese activist who was jailed for suggesting a "Fifth Modernization" of political reform to augment Deng's "Four Modernizations".

    1. What you are describing Davidow is political intrigue and there is a long history.