Buzzfeed writer: ‘Victims of Communism’ a ‘white nationalist talking point’

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A Buzzfeed writer claimed that a “National Day for the Victims of Communism” is a “white nationalist talking point.”

On Tuesday, the White House declared November 7, 2017, the “National Day for the Victims of Communism,” in recognition of the 100 million people killed around the world by the totalitarian ideology.  This apparently didn’t sit too well with Blake Montgomery, a writer for Buzzfeed who covers “tech and protests.”  According to Montgomery, the entire “victims of Communism” thing is nothing more than a “white nationalist talking point.”

The White House announcement read:

Today, the National Day for the Victims of Communism, marks 100 years since the Bolshevik Revolution took place in Russia. The Bolshevik Revolution gave rise to the Soviet Union and its dark decades of oppressive communism, a political philosophy incompatible with liberty, prosperity, and the dignity of human life.

Over the past century, communist totalitarian regimes around the world have killed more than 100 million people and subjected countless more to exploitation, violence, and untold devastation. These movements, under the false pretense of liberation, systematically robbed innocent people of their God-given rights of free worship, freedom of association, and countless other rights we hold sacrosanct. Citizens yearning for freedom were subjugated by the state through the use of coercion, violence, and fear.

Today, we remember those who have died and all who continue to suffer under communism. In their memory and in honor of the indomitable spirit of those who have fought courageously to spread freedom and opportunity around the world, our Nation reaffirms its steadfast resolve to shine the light of liberty for all who yearn for a brighter, freer future.

But Montgomery apparently saw racism in the announcement, writing on Twitter: “‘Victims of Communism’ is a white nationalist talking point. Trump just made Nov 7 Natl Day for Vics of Communism.”

The tweet was deleted, but was captured for posterity by Twitchy and can be seen above.  The tweet was also archived and can be seen here.

Naturally, his tweet didn’t sit too well with many.


Another person told Montgomery:

Apparently, he can…  As I’ve said before, Twitter is becoming the place where intelligence, reason and logic all go to die.

One person asked Montgomery:


Apparently so.

Montgomery later said:

Dumb, indeed.

One person sarcastically observed:

Another added:




Something tells me he wouldn’t have lasted that long.

Another person told Montgomery that incidents like this is why many no longer trust the media.


If Montgomery had simply spent a few minutes on Google before writing this tweet, he may have had a different point of view.  But then again, if worms carried shotguns, birds probably wouldn’t try to eat them.


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