Ted Cruz And The Great Terror | THE POLITICUS

Ted Cruz And The Great Terror

State Sen. Lee Bright (R), a member of Cruz's leadership team, said that removing the flag would dishonor the memory of those who fought for South Carolina during the Civil War, according to the Spartanburg Herald Journal. He added that the media was trying to create conflict by turning the flag into a wedge issue, characterizing the movement to do away with it and other symbols of the Confederacy as a "Stalinist purge."

Not only don't they know our own history but now they claim to know something about Russia's?

The Great Purge, also known as the Great Terror, marks a period of extreme persecution and oppression in the Soviet Union during the late 1930s.  While previous purges under Stalin involved the persecutions of kulaks (wealthy peasants), Nepmen (people who engaged in private enterprise during the New Economic Policy of the 1920s), clergymen, and former oppositionists, the Great Purge is characterized by imprisonments and executions not only of these usual suspects but of Communists leaders and party members, members of the Red Army, and the Intelligentsia in great numbers.  The Great Purge instituted a new type of terror in which the boundaries of those oppressed were practically nonexistent – any stain on the record, including mere association with a perceived enemy, brought one under suspicion of the NKVD, the Soviet secret police.  So-called enemies of the people were charged with treason, wrecking, espionage and more.  There were strong anti-elitist attitudes and persecution against those who practiced favoritism, bullied subordinates, developed their own “cults of personality,” and inappropriately used state funds.

Not only is the man a moron, but his whole campaign staff are too stupid for words.

to the US to avoid the Great Terror?

Really? You want to compare the objections to a repressive symbol to one of the most murderous repressions in human history?

Seriously?

You fucking morons.