BUT NOT ISLAMIST HATE PREACHERS OR COMMUNISTS
Flushed with his manspeak performance pointing his finger at and scolding Sky News political correspondent Olivia Caisley for daring to interrupt him, our Federal Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has now focused his attention on Nazis.
Anyone performing the Nazi salute or caught trading memorabilia from Hitler’s Third Reich now faces one year in prison.
It is also unlawful to publicly display Nazi hate symbols, according to new counter-terror legislation.
In a statement, Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus said the legislation will ensure no one is allowed to glorify or profit from acts and symbols that celebrate the Nazis and their “evil ideology”.
“There is no place in Australia for acts and symbols that glorify the horrors of the Holocaust and terrorist acts,” he said.
The legislation to criminalise the trade and display of Nazi symbols comes after several neo-Nazi rallies in Victoria last year.
While very few people would disagree with the need for Nazism to be condemned, you have to wonder why Islamist hate-preachers are still allowed in Australia to publicly condemn Jews as “descendants of pigs and monkeys” and call for them to be killed?
What’s the difference between the Nazi holocaust and the Islamist demand for eradication of Israel – “from the river to the sea” – and its Jewish population?
Moreover, why isn’t Dreyfus equally condemning communism given that communist regimes have killed far more people than the Nazis ever did?
Communist regimes have killed an estimated 100 million people around the world compared to approximately 25 million killed by Nazis.
Communists killed 70 million people in China, more than 20 million people in the Soviet Union (not including about 5 million Ukrainians), and almost one out of every three Cambodians.
And communists enslaved entire nations in Russia, Vietnam, China, Eastern Europe, North Korea, Cuba and much of Central Asia. They ruined the lives of well over a billion people.
So, why doesn’t communism have the same terrible reputation as Nazism?
Reason Number 1: There is, simply put, widespread ignorance of the communist record. Whereas both right and left loathe Nazism and teach its evil history, the left has never loathed communism. And since the left dominates academia, almost no one teaches communism’s evil history.
Reason Number 2: The Nazis carried out the Holocaust. Nothing matches the Holocaust for pure evil. The communists killed far more people than the Nazis, but never matched the Holocaust in the systemization of genocide.
Reason Number 3: Communism is based on nice sounding theories; Nazism isn’t. It’s based on heinous sounding theories. There hasn’t been nearly as much attention on the horrific actions of communists as they have on the horrific actions of the Nazis.
Reason Number 4: Germans have thoroughly exposed the evils of Nazism, have taken responsibility for them, and have attempted to atone for them. Russians have not done anything similar regarding Lenin’s or Stalin’s horrors.
To the contrary, Lenin, the father of Soviet communism, is still widely venerated in Russia. And as regards Stalin, as University of London Russian historian Donald Rayfield puts it, “People still deny, by assertion or implication, Stalin’s holocaust.”
Even less so has China exposed the greatest mass murderer, Mao Zedong. Mao remains revered in China. Every Chinese currency note has his picture on it.
Until Russia and China – and Vietnam, and Cuba, and North Korea – acknowledge the evils their countries committed under communism, communism’s evils will remain less known than the evils of the German state under Hitler.
Reason Number 5: Communists murdered mostly their own people. The Nazis, on the other hand, killed very few fellow Germans. Society tends to consider the murder of members of one’s own group far less noteworthy than the murder of outsiders.
That’s why, for example, blacks killing millions of fellow blacks in Africa elicits almost no attention while whites murdering blacks receives total condemnation.
Reason Number 6: In the view of the left, the last “good war” was World War II, the war against German Nazism and Japanese fascism. The left does not regard wars against communist regimes as “good wars.”
For example, the American war against Vietnamese communism is regarded as immoral, and the war against Korean communism – and its Chinese communist backers – is simply ignored.
Until the left, and all the institutions influenced by the left, acknowledge how evil communism has been, we will continue to live in a morally confused world.
Hopefully, Mark Dreyfus will now introduce legislation banning anti-Semitic hate speech and imprison Islamist hate preachers for at least the same amount of time as decreed for Nazi sympathisers.
He should also enable legislation banning communist acts and symbols that celebrate communist atrocities.
But don’t count on that happening given how many lefties there are in Albanese’s Labor-Greens government and the unions that control it.
Early communist leaders: Marx – Engels – Lenin – Stalin – Mao
Thanks to Dennis Prager (PragerU.com) and 9NEWS for their input to this article