James Bartholomew and the communist museum of terror

James Bartholomew is best known these days as the man who popularised the term virtue signalling by using it to describe left wing posturing and posing in their support of “good causes” like saving the planet from carbon dioxide.

He is spending this month as a resident scholar at the Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney and one of his concerns is to conduct interviews with survivors and refugees from communist regimes. These will end up in the Museum of Communist Terror in London.

The Museum of Communist Terror aims to keep alive knowledge and understanding of the deaths, terror and economic failure that took place under Communist regimes, primarily in the 20th century. The strategy is to do this through social media, this website, talks and films for schools and universities, lobbying for improvements in the teaching of the history of Communist regimes, events and the creation of one or more small museums leading up to the development of a full-size museum in London. Video interviews are being made with people who have survived Communist oppression or whose lives have been affected. We are seeking to acquire artefacts for the Museum.

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22 Responses to James Bartholomew and the communist museum of terror

  1. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    When does the equivalent open in Australia?

  2. Up The Workers!

    “When does the equivalent open in Australia?”

    It already has.

    It is known as “Victoriastan”.

    (State election coming up in a couple of months).

  3. Nob

    They’d better not ignore all the third world countries trapped in poverty because of Communist imperialism.

    “exporting Revolution” lol .

  4. Peter

    The one in Prague is worth a visit.

  5. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The one in Prague is worth a visit.

    The “House of Horror” – the Museum of the secret police – in Budapest is also worth a visit. There’s a – presumably replica – T54 TANK in the foyer, and on the walls are the photographs of those killed in the 1956 uprising.

  6. Howard Hill

    When does the equivalent open in Australia?

    Wouldn’t current day Australia be an excellent exhibit in other countries?

  7. Nob

    “Occupation Museum” in Riga too.

    The museum’s stated mission is to:

    “Show what happened in Latvia, its land and people under two occupying totalitarian regimes from 1940 to 1991

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_of_the_Occupation_of_Latvia

    also:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_of_Occupations

    Australia’s left hated “The Balts” – immigrants from these occupied socialist countries.

  8. Dave of Reedy Creek, Qld

    One has to wonder exactly how many people died last century because of communism. Then one should also ask how are things shaping up for the Venezuelan people plus new stats show their inflation ran at nearly 500,000% in September. The brain washed young in our universities should take a crash course in reality and have a look at these places mentioned in the story instead of embracing Marxism/communism/leftism.

  9. Howard Hill

    The brain washed young in our universities should take a crash course in reality and have a look at these places mentioned in the story instead of embracing Marxism/communism/leftism.

    But Australians are way smarter than Venezuelans, well get it right this time.
    I mean with the ALP gangsters running the country and the incredible wisdom of their ABC and SBS, how could we possibly fail?

    Wow! Even libertarian blogs are censored in this country, what a time to be alive!

  10. mareeS

    Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Pen is instructive as a communist execution centre. It was a school before Pol Pot, and they photographed all of the people the regime murdered, including some western sailors, one of whom was the father of our daughter’s friend, arrested as a spy at Sihanoukville while delivering a yacht from Sri Lanka to Australia in 1983.

    The entire inhumanity of communism is on display in those thousands of faces photographed and kept as records of success. The Stasi did the same record-keeping in East Germany, whence Angela Merkel originated.

  11. Mother Lode

    No doubt, when the museum is opened, there will be a shouting mob of ferals wearing bandanna masks, crowding around and standing over anyone who even looks like going in, denouncing the fascist monsters who would open a museum even suggesting that the left would employ violence, coercion, and control of what people may see or think.

  12. 2dogs

    We need a day of remembrance every year for the victims of communism.

    I nominate 1st May – take their own day from them.

    PalaceChook already made it a holiday in Qld.

    So, how about it Cats – meet up next 1 May to remember the 100+ million dead?

  13. Up The Workers!

    At least the A.L.P./rabid Left are even-handed when it comes to murderous, vile totalitarian regimes who repeatedly commit vast acts of genocide against their own people as well as their neighbours.

    Like the music played at “Bob’s Country Bunker” in the movie “Blues Brothers”, the A.L.P. likes both kinds of Socialism – Nationalist and Communist – and both were staunch allies at the outbreak of the Second World War.

    As for the mere peasants whose worthless peasant lives are routinely lost in the path to glorious socialist totalitarian power, well, you know what they say about making omelettes. The bigger the omelette, the more eggs that need to be broken.

  14. mareeS

    Communism/totalitarianism is just the most disgusting abuse of personal rights. How do these people ever get off the starting blocks?

    The will to over-ride individual rights seems to be eternal in our human situation.

    I just want not to be bothered. Leave me be.

  15. Petros

    I like it 2dogs. Victims of Communism Remembrance Day. Every Labour Day.

  16. stackja

    Leftists don’t like reminders of the past.

  17. iain russell

    I wasn’t inside China during the late 70s, but I interviewed many mainlanders who had walked barefoot and bare legged through oysterbeds to get into HK. One fellow had lost both his forearms falling from the pig trains into Hong Hom ( a popular means of entry) but kept coming back. ‘Why did you come?’, we asked one chap. He unfolded a letter from his brother in Tsimsi and it read ‘you can buy an orange in the streets’. Heaven indeed.

  18. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Pen is instructive as a communist execution centre.

    There’s a rather chilling stand, in the main yard, explaining how those being tortured, should conduct themselves.

  19. Rob

    We need a day of remembrance every year for the victims of communism.

    I nominate 1st May – take their own day from them.

    A great idea. The state broadcaster could be taken over for the day, interviewing survivors, showing footage of people being massacred and inviting leading apologists for communism to actually apologise for it.

    Can we have another day to celebrate Islam?

  20. md

    I hope he will be documenting the activities of our Human Rights Commission.

  21. mareeS

    It’s not a populist revolt, it’s a return to reason.

    The Left has failed, as it always does. It has happened three times in my life of 62yrs, first with the Labor split of the 1950s that my father was involved in on the right, then the Whitlam debacle, and now the post-Turnbull disgrace.

    The Left has always failed, because of high ambition and low values, especially when it comes to values related to individual rights and freedoms.

  22. Rob:

    Can we have another day to celebrate Islam?

    Now that’s an idea. A museum for the Crimes of the Islamic Religion.
    I’ll put in an application for a grant from the gubbermint…

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