It happened a long time ago. It was the 1930’s and all of the oh-so Smart and oh-so Educated and oh-so Progressive were infatuated with “Strong Government”. H.G Wells wrote about the concept of “Liberal Fascism” and Margaret Sanger viewed her new organization, Planned Parenthood, as a mechanism to remove defective genetics (black Americans) from the gene pool.
Hitler was just coming to power, but the Bolsheviks had been running the Soviet Union since about 1918. There were rumors coming out of the USSR about horrible things happening there. The New York Times had a reporter by the name of Walter Duranty in Moscow from 1922 through 1936.
Don’t forget, Wikipedia has a strong liberal bias. You can’t trust them on this subject, however it does outline Duranty’s biography. The Truth is NOT Wikipedia’s most important product!
He reported on a famine in the Ukraine, see here first:
Here are some quotes by Duranty in the New York Times. The famine was the prelude to the Great Terror. It was a government-created famine that murdered , by Duranty’s estimates, some 10,000,000. And this is what he said about it:
“There is no famine or actual starvation nor is there likely to be.”
–New York Times, Nov. 15, 1931, page 1
“Any report of a famine in Russia is today an exaggeration or malignant propaganda.”
–New York Times, August 23, 1933
“Enemies and foreign critics can say what they please. Weaklings and despondents at home may groan under the burden, but the youth and strength of the Russian people is essentially at one with the Kremlin’s program, believes it worthwhile and supports it, however hard be the sledding.”
–New York Times, December 9, 1932, page 6
“You can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs.”
–New York Times, May 14, 1933, page 18
“There is no actual starvation or deaths from starvation but there is widespread mortality from diseases due to malnutrition.”
–New York Times, March 31, 1933, page 13
I particularly like the quote where he compared the murder of 10,000,000 human beings to the “breaking of eggs”.
The New York Times won a Pulitzer Prize for the above reporting. And it was all lies. Hitler hadn’t come to power yet, so this was the greatest mass murder to date. And they covered it up.
The BBC, of all people, just did a radio documentary of these people who Lenin reportedly called “Useful Idiots”.
Now, the Questions:
Is what the New York Times did just stupid or Evil?
People that still read the New York Times, are they simple “Useful Idiots” or are they Evil? Or perhaps pathetic self-important fools trying to appear “intellectual”?
Whenever I go into Starbucks and see the NYT, I ask myself: “Do these people know that by supporting the NYT, they are supporting a propaganda machine that was complicit in one of the greatest mass murders in history?
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