Over on the Blog at Mises.org:
It is just too much
Statues of Joseph Stalin have been torn down all over Europe. I have witnessed how happy Lithuanian youth were peeing on his fallen monument in the Park of Fallen Foibles in their capital Vilnius in 1991. Stalin killed more people than Lenin, Hitler, Mao, Castro and led the world in the worst socialist crimes.
To commemorate his “part of our history”, a statue of Stalin is included in the National D-Day Memorial dedicated in Bedford, Virginia, this Sunday, June 6. It is unbelievable how the idea of putting up a monument to a monster would come to anyone’s mind and – especially in Virginia – the cradle of our freedom! Sure enough erectors of the Stalin’s bust are soliciting funds from Obama and Virginia Governor Kaine to defray the cost of the monument to the mass murderer who exterminated millions of innocents in Europe and Asia and hated this country with such a passion that under his watch thousands of Americans were also killed in the dreadful Gulag. How can we void this?