Communism, Then and Now, is a Menace to the Free World

President Trump is currently visiting Communist China, hosted by a counterpart, Xi Jinping, who reveres and seeks to emulate his most ruthless predecessor, Mao Tse Tung.  Mr. Trump will soon visit another communist nation, Vietnam.  And, throughout his travels, he’s wrestling with the growing threat posed by a third such country, North Korea.

As it happens, the President’s travels coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia – the first place to be subjected to the horrors of Communism. By some estimates over 100 million people have been murdered by the practitioners of this totalitarian ideology in the course of the intervening century.

This history compels the Free World never to forget that governments that treat their own people so badly are unlikely to treat ours better.  It would be a potentially catastrophic strategic error to believe otherwise.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.