Team Biden recently released a statement on the Holodomor, the horrific event where the thugs of the Soviets “liquidated” the kulaks in Ukraine to advance communism by terrorizing the population and wiping out the semi-wealthy and successful peasants and preventing people from having the energy to resist or revolt by depriving them of food.
The communists created hell on Earth, killing millions (and helped in covering it up by the New York Times) for ideological reasons, succeeding in eliminating the middle class and tightening their grip on the country.
Well, Biden left all that out in his statement on the matter, not even saying that the communists were the ones who created the conditions that led to the millions of deaths, instead making his commemoration of the tragedy all about the current war between Russia and Ukraine and “preserving democracy” in the Ukraine. Here’s what he said:
Even as the brave Ukrainian people continue to defend their democracy and freedom from Russia’s brutal aggression, we pause to also honor the victims of past injustices and horrors inflicted on Ukraine.
This November marks the anniversary of the Holodomor — “death by hunger.” During his regime, Joseph Stalin imposed harsh and repressive policies on Ukraine, including creating a deliberate famine in 1932-33 that caused millions of innocent Ukrainian women, men, and children to perish. We commemorate all the lives lost in this senseless tragedy, and we pay tribute to the resilience of the Ukrainian people who endured devastation and tyranny to ultimately create a free and democratic society.
This month, we remember the victims of the Holodomor. We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. And we honor the brave Ukrainian people who continue to courageously resist Russia’s assault on their democracy.
Biden should be given some credit for mentioning the Holodomor. At least he brought up what many on the left won’t even though it makes communism look about as bad to the average person as decades of “never again” talk have made fascism to most.
But it’s telling that he didn’t once say “communism”. That word was important here, as it was the ideology behind the Holodomor, the evil root at the tree of evil dripping in blood thanks to the acts of Stalin’s apparatchiks.
But Biden didn’t mention it. Instead, he said the Ukrainians should be cheered for defending “Russia’s assault on their democracy” and conflating modern, traditionalist Russia with the godless murderers running the Soviet Union.
The Holodomor was as horrible as Biden describes. But it was far from a “senseless tragedy.” Rather, it was an ideologically motivated attack on the middle class conducted by the communists to strengthen the communist regime and decimate its enemies. Biden should have said so and it’s telling that he didn’t do so when given the opportunity.