Sunday, April 03, 2005

"This Godless Communism"

Free Image Hosting at Free Image Hosting at Karol Jozef Wojtyla, better known as Pope John Paul II, passed away yesterday. Among many other things, CNN dubbed the late pope "a shrewd and unflinching opponent of communism". This blog is hardly a place to comment on the pope's legacy, but this whole story reminded me of the 1961 Treasure Chest: "This Godless Communism" comic book (hosted by The Authentic History Center).
Free Image Hosting at Now I've seen my share of tasteless and downright stupid Soviet as well as anti-Soviet pieces of propaganda, but nothing really tops this corny and hatefull comic book, which, by the way, was endorsed by none other than J. Edgar Hoover himself. Someone please explain to me, why in the country, which boasts to be as free and democratic as it gets, children's books have to be endorsed by the FBI Director?


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