Several protesters interrupted President Donald Trump’s rally in Youngstown, Ohio, on Tuesday, including a man holding a sign for RefuseFascism.org, a communist website. Unsurprisingly, the crowd didn’t take kindly to the protester and he was removed by security.
But this week’s prize for “dumbest protester” most definitely goes to the young man who was waving a communist flag at the rally. He, too, was escorted from the event:
The presumably leftist protester, a young man wearing a “Hopeless” T-shirt, held the large flag up, causing a stir around him. Eventually, one of the Trump fans from a few rows back snatched the flag from the disrupter. The young man then moved up toward the guy who took the flag and the two appear to struggle over it, though exactly what was taking place is unclear from the video. That’s when security grabbed the protester and forcibly escorted him out of the rally amid chants of “USA! USA!”
This is just sad. I’m going to take a wild guess that the young man waving that hammer and sickle flag actually doesn’t know the first thing about communism or what it’s like to live under such an oppressive and miserable form of government. Under communism, he wouldn’t even have the right to wave that flag in protest in the first place, because there’s no such thing as “free speech” in communism. Furthermore, according to a graphic from Information is Beautiful bluntly titled “20th Century Death,” communism was the leading ideological cause of death between 1900 and 2000, killing a whopping 94 million people. By comparison, fascism – the new liberal boogeyman – killed 28 million over the same period.
There’s also this:
It gets worse when you look at the lower right of the chart—The Natural World—which includes animals (7 million), natural disasters (24 million), and famine (101 million). Curiously, all of the world’s worst famines during the 20th century were in communist countries: China (twice!), the Soviet Union, and North Korea.
I’ll take private property, free speech, and food over death, famine, and zero personal freedom, thanks.
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