The fact that there is no Victims of Communism Day shouldn’t prevent us from celebrating it. The SacBrie is celebrating it by reporting on how other people are celebrating it.
For instance, Vivian Gornick celebrates it by quoting her mother in an article for the New York Times: “America was fortunate to have had the Communists here. They, more than most, prodded the country into becoming the democracy it always said it was.”
In Havana, the capital of Communist Cuba, one person celebrated it by running around with an American flag while a few of his fellow countrymen celebrated by tackling him in the street. Patrick Oppmann CNN (@CNN_Oppmann) tweeted, “The protester at Havana May Day right before he was tackled.” pic.twitter.com/Hh5B53AH07
In Pyongyang, North Korea, Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un celebrated by singlehandedly winning a tug of war against an entire team of his grateful co-equal Communist citizens. Experts believe he was able to win because he starved them for weeks before the contest.
In Berlin, “several thousand far-left demonstrators” celebrated the deaths of 100 million victims of Communism by marching through the city “setting off smoke bombs and firecrackers.” The NY Daily News reported that “the ‘Revolutionary May 1 Demonstration’ was not registered with authorities as required.” German authorities celebrated by calling in some 5,400 police officers from across the country.
In El Paso, Texas, people celebrated by blocking the border crossing into Mexico and showing their love for Communist serial killer Che Guevara.
Many other celebrations were held around America and the world. But our favorite form of celebration is also the easiest and the least risky. All you need is a white piece of cloth that you can wave around in surrender. If you do this, no one will even know you’re celebrating the outcome of totalitarian philosophies in Russia, China, Cambodia, North Korea, Africa, or South America.