Catallarchy has a very good series of post on horrors of communism. If only MSM had highlighted this as much as horrors of Nazi and other tyrants! Instead, publications like New York Times were busy whitewashing the crimes:
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
While Stalin’s was forcibly collectivizing Ukrainian farms and sealing off its borders by using starvation as a political weapon,
while 25,000 people were dying daily, while mothers in the countryside
were throwing their babies onto train-cars headed to the cities in
hopes of alleviating their hunger, and while the government was
printing posters that read, “Eating your children is an act of
barbarism,” Walter Duranty - principal NY Times correspondent in the USSR - was denying the existence of a famine to the Western world.
Read the whole thing! It is amazing that NY Times still continues to proudly display the Pultizer prize won by Walter Duranty!
Link: Catallarchy � May Day 2005: A Day Of Remembrance.