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How Cultural Revolution and the Legacy of Communism Turned Europe's Left into the Right

How Cultural Revolution and the Legacy of Communism Turned Europe's Left into the Right

The revelation that Google’s YouTube subsidiary has “quarantined” an official video, produced by the conservative government of Poland, on Europe’s migration crisis—headlined with grim wit by Breitbart News as the “Goolag Archipelago,” that being a reference to the Gulag Archipelago, a term for the network of camps for political prisoners in the old Soviet Union—provides with a stark reminder of an emerging phenomenon: The East is now more conservative than the West.

And in the Information Age, that sway matters a lot—as the news about the politically correct suppression of the Polish video reminds us.

Yet, tragically, Hungary made a morally disastrous and geopolitically calamitous decision to side with Hitler in World War Two; in 1945, Hungary’s defeat in that conflict brought the communists back into power—this time at the bayonet point of the Soviet Red Army (Although Kun, the old Bolshevik, was not able to be a part of this Red Restoration; years earlier, Stalin had ordered him shot.

So we can see: The EU is a hybrid mix of bureaucracy, corporate power, and progressive ideology, all helixed together, working against the interests of a conservative nation-state such as Poland.

Most obviously, rich countries, like rich parents, have a way of producing spoiled brats.

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