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February 23, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin has been having a few difficult days in Ukraine. First, some of those democracy-loving people started tearing down the communist godfather’s statues in the former Soviet republic:

 

The first day Lenin began to come crashing down, the number stood at 16. By the next day, Ukrainians reported that more than 50 Lenins had fallen. They started keeping an interactive map:

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Today, a Kiev Lenin headed to his rightful home:

But he does still have a few friends — namely, in a pro-Moscow part of the east where deposed President Viktor Yanukovych may have fled.

 

Whatever, because thousands of Ukrainians are now having fun at Yanukovych’s personal playground, including touring his pirate ship.

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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Why in the world were those statues not torn down years ago?
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As soon as both the Ukrainians and the Russians actually try to get rid of not only Lenin's statues, but also Karl Marx's statues, then there's cause for celebration. Honestly, at least according to one brief scene in "2016: Obama's America," Russia still has at least one statue of Karl Marx (specifically, the one of him standing next to an armchair) intact and standing. They need to tear them all down if they are to truly get rid of Communism and Socialism, purge it from their country.

Oh, and while we're at it, tell those "democracy-loving people" to stop supporting Rousseau's lies.
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Loved the interactive map and the pirate ship!
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Basically, the problem with socialism is that it divides people into groups, and whoever's not a member of the right group is suddenly in mortal danger.

Now old Lenin finds himself a member of the wrong group.

Pardon me if my sympathy is somewhat constrained....
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The Ukrainians greeted Hitler as a Liberator at first. If only the Nazis had been better actors they could have had Russia and Stalin for pocket change. Thank God they weren't as smart as Bonaparte. They would have ended up like him anyway. Only it would have taken longer and the Holocaust would have gone on longer. God forfend. But I still fear for the Ukrainians. They like the Polish are at a fearful hinge of Europe between the Germans and the Russians and who is there to help them.
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Why in the world were those statues not torn down years ago?
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The first varmint did not get killed by his own because the American government sent grain to feed them in 1921 to save the Russian children that Lenin's incompetence was starving to death. Later the US helped Stalin with planes, trucks, weapons, etc. to defeat Hitler. If it wasn't for the bleeding hearts here most of those beastly tyrants would not last a day. In any case, good riddance. Lots of good granite, marble, iron, and bronze to put to better use than to honor a balding shortie who's responsible for the death of millions.
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I was talking about the dissolution of the USSR.

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Don't fall to pieces, Lenin.
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Oy :)
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Vey.
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