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Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation Launches New Commission to Tell The Truth About Socialism

Gabriella Hoffman
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A premiere foundation telling the truth about communism and socialism has launched an initiative aimed at countering Marxist misinformation.

Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, which was established in 1993 by Congressional decree, recently announced the launch of the St. Louis Commission. Here’s more on the foundation:

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is an educational and human rights nonprofit organization authorized by a unanimous Congressional Act, which was signed as Public Law 103-199 by President William J. Clinton on December 17, 1993. From 2003 to 2009, President George W. Bush was Honorary Chairman of the Foundation. On June 12, 2007, he dedicated the Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The newly-created commission, called VOC-STL, is the first of its kind.

The city has a history welcoming immigrants from Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia who fled socialism. The selection of St. Louis to launch this commission was strategic, Victims of Communism says, after a store in the city was vandalized with communist symbols back in February 2018. The shop owner’s apparent crime? Hanging a flag in support of law enforcement outside her shop. Insane.

Here’s more context behind the selection of St. Louis:

In addition to its educational infrastructure and strong international communities, St. Louis is a growing location for start up and other innovative businesses and organizations.  Communism does not allow for the economic prosperity and political freedom required to support urban development. VOC-STL invites participation from the greater St. Louis community in support of this important effort to tell the truth about communism, to remember its victims and to commemorate its survivors.  

“One hundred million people have been killed by Communist regimes within one hundred years, and we are committed to making this known across the United States,” said Executive Director Marion Smith.

“Research indicates that American millennials are widely misinformed about communism and the crimes committed in its name.”

The commission will launch with billboards showcasing facts and testimonials from survivors of these totalitarian regimes.

VOC-STL Commission Director Kim McGrath, who will be in charge of day-to-day operations, added, “The St. Louis commission is a significant development, and the foundation is a sophisticated operation with a history of success and a distinguished leadership team.”

In a time where more Americans, especially young people, are inclining themselves to socialism it’s important to educate them. Supporting a deadly ideology that killed over 100 million people across the globe last century has ruinous implications. They must be known and shared far and wide.

We’ll continue to follow Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation’s work here at The Resurgent.


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