Sadly, the bad guys made more headlines in history this week than the good ones. Let’s start with April 20, 1889, when a particularly heinous character named Alois Schicklgruber came into the world. You’ll know him better by the pen name he adopted later, Adolf Hitler. As the world knows to its sorrow, he went on to become one of the most murderous tyrants in history.
Strangely enough, although Hitler was a left-wing extremist (the very name of his movement, Nazi, is a contraction for “national socialism”) somehow the Left has managed to turn the word into a pejorative against the right. It sure is easier to sell a lie when you dominate the mass media, isn’t it? (Not to mention most seats of higher leaning… er, learning.) If I had a buck for every time my colleagues and I have been called Nazis or fascists, why… I’d buy a lot more gold.
More than 100 years after Hitler’s birth, two demented high school students in Littleton, Colo., chose the anniversary of their hero’s birth to conduct the Columbine High School massacre.
Finally, on April 25, 1945, 45 countries convened in San Francisco for the founding conference of that international plot against individual liberty, the United Nations. The general secretary of the meeting was none other than the notorious Soviet espionage agent, Alger Hiss.
Hiss was not the only American involved in the formation of the United Nations who was later revealed to be a communist. In fact, of the 18 Americans cited by the State Department in 1950 as “the important men who shaped the UN,” all but one were later identified as communists. No wonder the U.N. is so inimical to traditional American values.