According to Wikipedia's article on the Soviet Union, "In Soviet law, the 'freedom to hold religious services' was constitutionally guaranteed, although the ruling Communist Party regarded religion as incompatible with the Marxist spirit of scientific materialism. In practice, the Soviet system subscribed to a narrow interpretation of this right, and in fact utilized a range of official measures to discourage religion and curb the activities of religious groups." Christianity had been the dominant religion in the Russian Empire prior to communist rule, Islam was significant in the Asian part of the empire. Jews were a minority, but played a major role in the Russian Revolution. I think wikipedia’s description of religion in the Soviet Union applies similarly to many or most western countries, to varying degrees. Freedom of religion is guaranteed, but it’s not encouraged by governments or the media. Forbidding Christmas display’s in many towns and cities across the USA is one example of how things are.
Historian Mark Weber wrote:
With the notable exception of Lenin (Vladimir Ulyanov), most of the leading Communists who took control of Russia in 1917-20 were Jews. Leon Trotsky (Lev Bronstein) headed the Red Army and, for a time, was chief of Soviet foreign affairs. Yakov Sverdlov (Solomon) was both the Bolshevik party's executive secretary and -- as chairman of the Central Executive Committee -- head of the Soviet government. Grigori Zinoviev (Radomyslsky) headed the Communist International (Comintern), the central agency for spreading revolution in foreign countries. Other prominent Jews included press commissar Karl Radek (Sobelsohn), foreign affairs commissar Maxim Litvinov (Wallach), Lev Kamenev (Rosenfeld) and Moisei Uritsky.
Lenin himself was of mostly Russian and Kalmuck ancestry, but he was also one-quarter Jewish. His maternal grandfather, Israel (Alexander) Blank, was a Ukrainian Jew who was later baptized into the Russian Orthodox Church. 1
Discussing the Soviet Union’s concentration camp system, historian Valentyn Moroz wrote:
The gruesome record is well documented. Nobel prize-winning author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn has detailed the horrors of the Soviet concentration camp system, which held up to fifteen million prisoners at a time. In The Great Terror, British historian Robert Conquest cautiously estimated the number of Stalin's political victims at 20 to 30 million. (Stalin once privately admitted to Churchill that some ten million kulaks had been killed for resisting the confiscation of their farms.)and
Stalin's single most horrific campaign was perhaps the organized mass starvation of 1932-1933, which he used as a weapon to totally crush peasant resistance to the forced collectivization of agriculture. Soviet military units confiscated all available food in vast areas, condemning the inhabitants to death by hunger. As Conquest points out, this is perhaps the only case in history of a purely man-made famine. He estimates that the campaign claimed five to six million lives, including more than three million Ukrainians. Other historians have put the number of Ukrainian famine victims at six or even seven million. 2
In the following discussion on Jeff Rense’s radio program (January 15, 2013) Gilad Atzmon spoke about the Spanish Civil War (1936 - 1939) fought between Republican Armed Forces (backed by fascists) and the leftist government (backed by communists).
Mr. Atzmon said the sons and daughters of the Lincoln Brigade are the Neo-Conservatives that are blowing up the Palestinians and the rest of the middle east in support of Israel today.
Speaking of the communist forces Atzmon said the following:
1) "Twenty five percent of the foreign divisions was made of Jews"
2) "More than 50% of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and the vast majority of the Russian Brigade" were Jews.
3) "The Russian Brigade burned twenty thousand churches in Spain. They killed around seven thousand clergymen, three hundred bishops, they slaughtered Spanish people" He stated these estimates requires further verification.
In view of what Germany did in the 1930’s and 1940’s, or what historians think they did, someone might say that Germany had no right to criticize anyone. But one thing is for sure, with a population of about 500,000 Jews in 1933, Germany did not kill millions of Jews before the outbreak of war in 1939. The worst occurrence of violence against Jews in those years was Kristallnacht in 1938, which according to Wikipedia took the lives of “at least 91 Jews.” This was a crime, but nothing on the scale the propaganda in those days or even today that the media would have people believe. In this speech Josef Goebbels discusses “the murder of priests and rape of nuns” in his warning that the same forces want to bring this to the rest of Europe. In Peter Robinson's interview with Patrick J Buchanan: "Suicide of a Superpower” three American presidents were quoted:
Woodrow Wilson (1913 - 1921): "America was born a Christian nation"
Harry Truman (1945 - 1953): "This is a Christian nation"
Barack Obama (2009 - today): "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation"
In this interview the American born Zionist Barbara Spectre says Jews will lead the transformation of Europe into being multi-cultural countries. It appears to be obvious she has one standard for Jews and another for Europe: Like many or most people, I believed that multiculturalism would bring people together, promote understanding and prevent future wars. I’m not sure that without promoting multiculturalism people wouldn’t be interested in other cultures, travel, making friends, etc. I have to wonder if this isn’t a ruse to destroy the different cultures of the world.
1. Mark Weber, The Jewish Role in the Bolshevik Revolution and Russia's Early Soviet Regime , 1994, http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v14/v14n1p-4_Weber.html
2. Valentyn Moroz, Nationalism and Genocide: The Origin of the Artificial Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine, 1986, http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v06/v06p207_Moroz.html
3. Peter Robinson interviews author Patrick J. Buchanan, Suicide of a Superpower, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GG1rFA_QEk