May Day 2006: A Day Of Remembrance

Welcome to Catallarchy's annual Day of Remembrance. Contrary to the promises of ideology, nations whose governments pledged to create a workers' paradise usually became places of rampant slave labor. The plight of the less fortunate became even less fortunate. Today, we chronicle a small part of their lives.

How Many Did Stalin Really Murder? by guest writer Professor R. J. Rummel

A Forgotten Odyssey by guest writer Romuald Lipinski

The Road To Hell Was Paved With Bad Intentions by guest writer Professor Bryan Caplan

A Different Kind of Soviet Labor Camp: Solzhenitsyn's The First Circle by guest writer Clara Magram

In The Proletariat's Paradise by guest writer Romuald Lipinski

The Berlin Wall by Randall McElroy

Trofim Lysenko: Ideology, Power, and the Destruction of Science by Matt McIntosh

The Treatment Of Homosexuals Under Communism by Rainbough Phillips

Re-Education In Vietnam by Jonathan Wilde

The Winter War by Randall McElroy

Remembrance by Jonathan Wilde

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A Day Of Remembrance
May Day 2006: A Day Of Remembrance, at Catallarchy. An American perspective on the horrors of totalitarianism.

May Day 2006: A Day of

May Day 2006: A Day of Remembrance
In remembrance of May Day, Catallarchy's contributors as well as some other guest writers speak to many of the historical evils done "for the people" by the government. Unfortunately for us all, history has too often been rewritten and too soon for...

Offshoring May Day

Offshoring May Day Blogging
Be sure to review Catallarchy's annual collection of posts dedicated to putting the correct perspective on May Day. Posts include:

--How Many ...

Blood Red At Catallarchy

Blood Red
At Catallarchy today, a compilation of essays to remember the victims of communism.

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Awesome! Thanks!! Isn't

Awesome! Thanks!!

Isn't tomorrow "May Day"..which is some socialist holiday?

Catallarchy's May Day

Catallarchy's May Day coveragw
Catallarchy continues their May Day Remmembrance tradition with lots of great articles about communism. Like last year there are lots...

International mass murder

International mass murder celebration day
As I’m writing this the social democratic party and lots of trade unions are celebrating their day not far from...

May Day May Day, the

May Day
May Day, the worker’s celebration. The day when the happy proles remember those who helped then cast off their shackles and then hope for more of the same to occur in the future. Slightly disappointing that they never quite celebrate

A tip of the hat to Brad the

A tip of the hat to Brad the Unrepentent Individual for reminding me what day it was by linking to your blog. I posted an article after reading yours.

http://tfsternsrantings.blogspot.com/2006/05/may-day-thoughts.html

Catallarchy’s May Day

Catallarchy’s May Day Remembrance
Brad Warbiany the Unrepentant Individual…who’s really the world’s second youngest curmudgeon no matter what he says, pointed the way to a great find.

Catallarchy, a community blog I’ve never heard of before, does a yearly re...

Truly excellent collection

Truly excellent collection of articles.

I posted my own thoughts here:

http://www.indiancowboy.net/blog/?p=140

Looking Forward on May

Looking Forward on May 1
Michael Giberson Catallarchy is hosting May Day 2006: A Day of Remembrance, to which Randall McElroy offers a commemoratory on the Berlin Wall. He quotes John F. Kennedy?s speech in Berlin: Freedom has many difficulties, and democracy is not perfect....

Catallarchy's May Day

Catallarchy's May Day Remembrance
Each year, Catallarchy does a May Day Remembrance. I can?t use the word ?celebration?, as it?s a somber occasion, remembering the 100+ million killed by Communism worldwide. When you argue with those who think socialism is the true ideal form of gove...

A day of Remembrance Our

A day of Remembrance
Our friends at Catallarchy are once again leading the way in marking May Day as a day of remembrance for the millions who perished under communnist and socialist regimes. They also remind us of those who continue to suffer to this day: "We have to con...

Never Again The guys at

Never Again
The guys at Catallarchy (current home of our old blog-buddy, Trent McBride) are doing their Annual Day of Rememberance for the 100,000,000 murdered victims of communism. There's some really good stuff there. Go check it out. And then go make

Day of Rememberance While

Day of Rememberance
While ANSWER tries to gather the illegal immigration movement under its Stalinist umbrella Catallarchy turns today, May Day, the communist...

[...] ty and slavery of

[...] ty and slavery of state socialism. A round up of everything on Catallarchy for today is in this post. Welcome to Catallarchy’s annual [...]

May Day Remembrance ...

May Day Remembrance

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A Day Of Remembrance In

A Day Of Remembrance
In constrast to those who celebrate May Day, Catallarchy has an annual Day Of Remembrance for the over 100 million--and counting--murdered by the ideology....

http://www.memorialcubano.org

http://www.memorialcubano.org/ListadelasVictimaseng.htm

Gracias

Why do you need to know

Why do you need to know world history?
So you can answer simple questions, like “why is Communism bad?”

Because it denies human nature, and
it ends up murdering people in large numbers.

Jews always say “Remember the Holocaust”. To that I add the words of Dennis Pra...

The decline of Communism

The decline of Communism (and associated socialism) is actually the biggest world event of the last 15 years, bar none.

This has also caused the number of deaths in war to drop exponentially. This is huge.

The decline of Communism

The decline of Communism (and associated socialism) is actually the biggest world event of the last 15 years, bar none.

This has also caused the number of deaths in war to drop exponentially. This is huge.

May Day Via Instapundit,

May Day
Via Instapundit, here's the perfect way to pay homage on May Day: Remember the victims of Communism...

May Day Happy May Day,

May Day
Happy May Day, comrades! Here's a link to help you re-live the glory of the people's revolution!...

Gratuitous Goddam Communists

Gratuitous Goddam Communists Posting
Catallarchy has a round-up of May Day rememberance posts. I kid you not that I once had a very bitter argument with a classmate in college over Dr. Seuss's Butter Battle Book. This classmate maintained that Seuss's story was a...

May Day My, there are an

May Day
My, there are an enormous number of celebrations that claim the first day of the fifth month as their own.  Right now, of course, we’ve got the rallies in support of illegal immigrants.  But that’s only the latest entry.
For lots of peopl...

[...] ion of links relating

[...] ion of links relating the rallies to IWD. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that Catallarchy is conducting a remembrance day for all those who& [...]

[...] hang them.”

[...] hang them.” ~Vladimir Ilyich Lenin UPDATE: A day of protest? Or a day of ignorance? Click here to know the full history behind the [...]

MAY DAY It is May Day today,

MAY DAY
It is May Day today, or International Workers Day. Although there is nothing against celebrating the worker - by turning today into a day of work for instance - we can all agree that this particular issue was hijacked by...

Monday Round-Up Adam Kushner

Monday Round-Up
Adam Kushner applauds the Darfur rallies but wonders: Why isn't Anfal included in the list of 20th century genocides?

Remembering Communism on May

Remembering Communism on May Day
It's unfortunate to see how easily the new generation takes for granted the current state of affairs in the world. They simply do not know or care that there was a time when the Soviet Union and other communist regimes exploited, oppressed, and even ...

Um, I hate to harsh your

Um, I hate to harsh your buzz, but May Day was started in the USA.

:shock:

By anarchists.

:shock:

Yes, it would be nice to co-opt it to slam communism, but in the end, that's not what it's about.

Sorry.

May Day The Catallarchy clan

May Day
The Catallarchy clan continues the site's admirable tradition of using May Day to remember the victims of communism....

May Day 2006: Another day of

May Day 2006: Another day of remembrance
Nonetheless, those who take today's apathetic communists for granted should themselves use May Day as a day of commemoration - a commemoration of communism's dead, and socialism's poor and downtrodden. Catallarchy's 2006 commemoration is here, with...

:furious: Michael at 5:56

:furious: Michael at 5:56 PM, “anarchism” is split along the economic divide. We have the anarcho-communists, and the anarcho-capitalists, and the only thing they have in common is the desire to abolish the state. The differences between the two groups are extreme, in that the ancoms view property ownership as thieft, while ancaps view outlawing private ownership is an act of coercion.

May Day is about the Marxian vision, you condescending twit, and you should be sorry.

Now now. The proper

Now now. The proper atmosphere on May Day is funereal and somber, not angry...

Michael, May Day was

Michael, May Day was co-opted by the Soviets and other State communists for many, many years. They celebrated it with parades featuring elaborate demonstrations of military force during the Cold War. Even today, the major promoters of the holiday are various socialist, communist, and non-anarchist labor groups all over the world.

That is why it is associated with communism - specifically, Soviet-style State Communism - by the Catallarchists.

Sorry Typewriter, but

Sorry Typewriter, but Michael is right. Check Kevin Carson's history of May Day here: http://mutualist.blogspot.com/2005/04/may-day-thoughts-individualist.html

Having attended a MayDay rally today in hometown of Sacramento CA, I marched with a mostly Hispanic crowd to protest HR 4437 and support the general idea of tolerance for individuals engaging in peaceful, mutually beneficial activities despite state created borders.

Here's what I saw: more American flags than Mexican ones; tons of Che posters and t-shirts (some with Frida Kahlo's face under the beret!); lots of signs declaring that the US is a nation of immigrants; traditional Indian costumes and dances; and ordinary people who could never possibly commit the crimes of Stalin nor aid in their execution.

There was one female speaker at the park where the march originated who managed to squeeze in the Iraq War and even the Palestinians in her rant, as well as an appeal to "people of color" to show solidarity, but that's typical campus stuff, and hardly some kind of smoking gun in the case to connect MayDay rallys - at least the one I went to - to support of Pol Pot, Stalin, Mao or anyone else. As for Che, yes, the mythology surrounding him sucks, but for most people nowadays he is a symbol of resistance to imperialism of both the classic Spanish and modern Anglo-American variety on behalf of central and south Americans.

In any case, I'm grateful for useful and informative links provided here today...

May Day Remembrance A bit

May Day Remembrance
A bit belated, since it's now the day after May Day here -- but it's still the First of May, the traditional day of Communist celebrations, in the United States, where this fine post originates. Welcome to Catallarchy's annual Day...

:wall: Dain, the entry you

:wall: Dain, the entry you used as a citation only emphasized my argument, that the lion's share of the holiday's originators were decidedly anti-capitalist. You did catch that part where the writer said "anarcho-syndicalists certainly predominated" in the organization, right? I don't think I'm being out-of-line in running with the assumption these types eventually ran with the Bolcheviks, thereby justifying Catallarchy's focus on Communists in this symposium.

:oops: Brian, I'm sorry about that. I keep addressing other comments, and not the post itself. Well, I'll try to read and review all the articles.

Catallarchy marks May

Catallarchy marks May Day
Over at Catallarchy, the May 1st remembrance is for those victims of totalitarianism: Welcome to Catallarchy's annual Day of Remembrance. Contrary to the promises of ideology, nations whose governments pledged to create a workers' paradise usually be...

That disintegrating Welsh

That disintegrating Welsh Corgi pic is too cute.

"I don't think I'm being out of line in running with the assumption these types eventually ran with the Bolsheviks."

These types? Eventually? A little too loose a connection in my mind. The union movement got along for decades without state backing, and the first MayDay took place in 1880s (1886 I think), many years before the Bolshevik coup.

May Day 2006: A Day of

May Day 2006: A Day of Resistance
Let us sink such differences as nationality, religion, politics, and set our eyes eternally and forever toward the rising star of the industrial republic...

May Day II May Day 2006: A

May Day II
May Day 2006: A Day Of Remembrance at Catallarchy: a list of links describing communism's victims....

Too Many Marx I trust

Too Many Marx
I trust everyone made it through the May Day protests alright? I didn't make it into Denver proper. Something about their doggie genocide & wanting to put me in jail because my magazine has too many cartridges makes me quite...

Communist

Communist "science"
Yesterday was May Day, and Catallarchy has posted its annual Day of Remembrance for for the victims of Communism. Of particular interest to readers of this blog is a rather extensive article about just what can happen when political ideology...

Happy Belated May Day It

Happy Belated May Day
It wasn't until about 4:00 yesteday afternoon that I remembered that it was May Day. My my, how the world has changed! I remember vividly the May Day rallies at Ohio University in the 1980s complete with faculty wearing red...

262 Million Dead As much as

262 Million Dead
As much as I cherish the Americans all over the world who'd love to come here, and those who've already risked life limb to get here, May Day simply is not the proper forum in which to commemorate this struggle. As I alerted you way back on May 1, 20...

You guys made it onto Cato's

You guys made it onto Cato's new blog. Do check it out!

Belated May Day Tribute