The media: Nazis are bad, therefore Communists are good?
I think this is how our overall media has educated us for decades. It is not a message that clear or direct, but I think the subconscious message is: Nazis are bad, therefore Communists are good.
One of the primary reasons I say this is because we constantly see reports and biographices about the horrors of the holocaust. We rarely see any similar reports or biographies related to Stalin, Pol Pot, and such. Not making enough emphasis on how bad Communism also was / is (yes, Communism is alive and being reborn for this exact same reason), has been leading MANY people to actually think Communism was good.
If someone today says: Long live Hitler, that person is damned.
If someone today says: Long live Stalin! Or... Long live Pol Pot! (or any of the other big Communist names), said person is fairly well accepted in society.
And I think it is wrong. Both the Nazis and the Communists were / are VERY BAD, and both should be strongly discouraged in our society.
But the media somehow seems to make heroes out of Communists. Out of groups such as Shining Path, FARC, people like Pol Pot, etc.
Ok I guess I explained my point... So, what do you think? Do you think the media in general has deliberately benefitted Communists?Update:
Howard: I was already around by the end of the Cold War. I have also lived in Communist / Pseudo-Communist countires AFTER the Berlin wall fall. Today more countries are walking back into being Communist or Pseudo-Communist. I think the Cold War is far from over. We are in what some call The New Cold War, with the aggravating factor that lots of people don't even know about it (yet).
Communism isn't over, and having the media act in an apologist way will only help make it grow back quick.
But anyways, today things are more complex too... But it isn't gonna be a good thing. Thanks for the reply anyways.