Excerpt:Â Inspired by the paper machÃ© figure protesters paraded about in Tiananmen Square in 1989, the 10-foot bronze statue is modest by any standard. These words are inscribed at the base: "To the more than one hundred million victims of communism and to those who love liberty." Last week, 400 people gathered in Washington, D.C., to witness the unveiling of the Victims of Communism Memorial. The speakers mourned those who had died at the hands of Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot. And they warned of the threat of Islamo-fascism.
But little was said of the clear and present danger of communism itself.
Most people donâ€™t make a habit of visiting the website of the Communist Party USA. But if you do, in the upper corner youâ€™ll see the familiar hammer and sickle that symbolizes the union of the industrial workers and peasantry following the Russian Revolution of 1918.