Letts Do It! Actually, Lithuanians! EUSSR Gives (semi) Green Light to Reminders of Red Crimes
Today’s EUObserver gives good news, of sorts, in that ‘Lithuania on Friday managed to get the political backing of the other 26 EU member states for measures aimed at educating the public about all totalitarian regimes in Europe.‘
The Forest Brothers Fought Valiantly Against Red Evil
According to Simasius, the crimes committed by totalitarian regimes in Libya, Syria and “not so long ago, Bosnia” make it even more important that there is an accurate account of crimes committed by the Soviet and the national communist regimes in eastern Europe.
But the interesting, and perhaps the most telling, part of the article is the following.
The document, agreed Friday by EU justice ministers, refers only once to Communist and Nazi crimes with Simasius admitting that there was a “lengthy discussion” on the exact language around the different totalitarian regimes.
I’ll bet there was. The rulers of the EUSSR some years ago refused point-blank to impose a ban on the Hammer and Sickle symbol of totalitarian Communism similar to the ban on swatikas. They have long tilted towards Communism, even though it murdered far more innocents than Hitler’s National version of Socialism. But the polite Lithuanian didn’t go into detail on the debate which of course, like all EU schemes, went on behind closed doors, so the peoples of Europe won’t know where their laughably-styled ‘representatives’ had to say.
There are many reasons why. In some countries it was for a long time politically incorrect to speak about Soviet crimes, because of the heritage of World War II, when the Soviet Union was an ally of the West.”
Of course Stalin was hardly an ‘ally.’ He started WW2 as an ally of Hitler in their aggression against Poland, and he ended it by letting our lads, Brits and Yanks and Aussies and Kiwis, do all the work in the Far East, then ‘Uncle Joe’ took a last-minute lunge into the Japanese Empire to grab what he could and put the boot into China’s last best hope, Chiang Kai Shek. But the EUOb. does remind us of what life under marxism is all about.
. Mass deportations, imprisonments on political grounds and summary executions affected hundreds of thousands of people in the three small countries.(Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia)
These Baltic nations, small as they were, resisted heroically. In Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, long after WW2 ended, they continued to fight humanity’s common enemy. All praise to them.
“It’s strange, from our perspective, that we don’t have any international courts to deal with these crimes. But at least it is accepted, at an EU level, for countries to prosecute and sentence people guilty of such crimes.”
According to the EU council conclusions, “a fair treatment of the victims of every totalitarian regime as well as a proper prevention of such crimes should be assured.”
BUT! Remember it’s the EUSSR we’re dealing with…
When it comes to the denial of crimes committed under Communist regimes, ministers refrained from equating penalties with those for denying the Holocaust and said that “national circumstances and legal traditions, as well as freedom of expression” should be taken into account.
Why refrain from stating the obvious? They just cannot bring themselves to recognise that Communism is the worst evil ever to befall mankind.