On Tuesday, the White House declared November 7, 2017, the “National Day for the Victims of Communism,” in recognition of the 100 million people killed around the world by the totalitarian ideology. This apparently didn’t sit too well with Blake Montgomery, a writer for Buzzfeed who covers “tech and protests.” According to Montgomery, the entire “victims of Communism” thing is nothing more than a “white nationalist talking point.”
The White House announcement read:
Today, the National Day for the Victims of Communism marks 100 years since the Bolshevik Revolution took place in Russia. The Bolshevik Revolution gave rise to the Soviet Union and its dark decades of oppressive communism, a political philosophy incompatible with liberty, prosperity, and the dignity of human life.
Over the past century, communist totalitarian regimes around the world have killed more than 100 million people and subjected countless more to exploitation, violence, and untold devastation. These movements, under