European Parliament Adopts Resolution Assimilating Communism to Nazism


The single party that governs Italy and the European Union has approved a resolution (yet another) that aligns Nazism and Communism. This is not the first time, it had already happened in the past, in line with the hysteria launched in the countries of Eastern Europe, where in the last twenty years an attempt has been made on several occasions (in some cases they have succeeded) to outlaw trade unions and communist organisations, in a real witch-hunt that obviously did not concern, however, those who have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in the ranks of Nazi and fascist organisations that have subjugated the continent. On the contrary, the case of Ukraine shows how the return to power of openly Nazi organisations is accepted and defended by the EU institutions. 

It is not surprising, therefore, that this umpteenth statement, nor the implicit incitement to the removal of monuments to Soviet soldiers (paragraph M, point 18, which states that their presence “paves the way for the distortion of historical facts about the consequences of the Second World War and for the propagation of the totalitarian political system” of the Second World War, as well as the propagation of totalitarian political regimes’), despite the fact that these initiatives have already led to clashes and popular uprisings in Estonia and are preparatory to the removal of an unequivocal historical fact, namely that without the very high human price paid by the Soviet Union (more than 25 million victims) it would not have been possible to free the extermination camps and defeat Hitler.

But this resolution has the virtue of exposing the genuine nature of the European Union. 

“European integration – the resolution states in paragraph G –  has, from the start, been a response (…) to the expansion of totalitarian and undemocratic communist regimes in central and eastern Europe (…); whereas for the European countries that suffered under Soviet occupation and communist dictatorships, the enlargement of the EU, beginning in 2004, signifies their return to the European family to which they belong”. Stripping out the stupidity of a left-wing Europeanist and his illusion about the progressive possibility of this process of integration, created, says the resolution clearly, to contain the Soviet Union and the socialist countries. After all, it is enough to have a look of the documents and diaries of the much-vaunted “founder of Europe”, Altiero Spinelli, to find exactly these contents and political proposals.

It is precisely such propaganda, based on the assimilation of Nazism and Communism, that is considered a glue for the construction of Europe: “(…) recognising and raising awareness of the shared European legacy of crimes committed by Stalinist, Nazi and other dictatorships is of vital importance for the unity of Europe and its people and for building European resilience to modern external threats” (paragraph L). 

This statement does not hesitate to underline its neocolonialist and Eurocentric culture when it defines the Second World War as “the most devastating conflict in the history of Europe” which began as “the immediate consequence of the notorious Nazi-Soviet non-aggression treaty of 23 August 1939, also known as the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact” (paragraph M, point 2). The role played by Nazi Germany in supporting the colonial adventures of the Rising Sun in Asia is therefore cancelled even if they sealed the “Anti-Communist Pact” of 1936, which gave impetus to the brutal Japanese colonisation of China, which led to a massacre of unthinkable dimensions: the Asian holocaust at the hand of Japan caused between 14 and 20 million victims only China, twice the weight of the Nazi Shoah. Yet in the words of the resolution of the European Parliament there is no trace.

Not only that: in this absurd pretence of equality between Stalin’s Soviet Union and Hitler’s Germany, one is pretended not to remember that in the process of enslaving the peoples of Eastern Europe to build his colonial empire, the German fürer referred precisely to the colonial tradition of the West (not of Soviet Russia, his consequent enemy) and to the model of colonial expansionism of the British empire and American racial politics.

The nature of the European Union is made evident when it is stated that (paragraph M, point 13) “European integration (…) is the result of a free choice of European peoples, who have decided to commit themselves to a common future (…)”. And this despite the fact that the majority of the European peoples were not called upon to decide and choose this process of European integration and, when this happened (Referendum in France and Holland in 2005) was strongly rejected. 

Finally, another fundamental aspect of the European capitalist integration process is highlighted, namely its Atlantic subalternity through the coincidence between EU and NATO membership (paragraph M, point 14) and its previously deeply anti-Soviet spirit and current anti-Russian attitude (paragraph M, points 15 and 16).

Among the parliamentarians who approved this unworthy motion were the representatives of the European Socialist Party, Identity and Democracy, The Conservatives and the Popular, all united in the historical revisionism and visceral anti-communism. To their contempt for the historical truth and to the cancellation of the responsibilities of the European chancelleries in the rise and victory of the fascist and Nazi regimes and in the crimes they perpetrate against humanity, in this absurd game of equality and compensation “between totalitarianisms”, which denies the fundamental role for the victory over Hitler of the Red Army, comes all our contempt. 


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Articles by: Francesco Maringiò

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