Churchill down, Lenin up? The loss of historical memory is the loss of the instinct for self-preservation: opinion

Allah's Willing Executioners

If someone in the 1990s, when we had a difficult time dealing with our communist past and becoming part of the West, would have told me that young people in Central Europe would later spray derogatory inscriptions on Winston Churchill’s statues while a statue of the mass murderer Vladimir Ilyich Lenin would be ceremoniously erected in Germany, I would not have believed him. And yet, it is our reality today.

According to current thinking, Churchill was a racist, imperialist and war criminal and, therefore, supporters of the radical left demand the removal of statues honoring him. At the same time, in Germany, specifically in Gelsenkirchen in North Rhine-Westphalia, a two-meter-tall statue of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin has been recently erected.

So up goes a statue of a mass murderer and the creator of the Soviet Union – the “evil empire” that history tells us inflicted such incredible suffering on so many…

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