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Communism on Parade? High School Marches to Marx and Lenin

Earl Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 7:02 AM
It was a high school band. The Russian Revolution was a sweeping event. Horrible, exciting, depressing, energizing, deadly, and at the time hopeful. It is a period filled with vivid characters: the weak-willed Nicholas II, his strong-willed wife. Alexandra, battling for the surival of their sick son, the evil and menacing monk, Gregory Rasputin who dominated Alexandra. There was a host of politicians from socialists to democrats to would-be dictator generals. There were all kinds of revolutionaries and some really great music! At Grove City College, the "Internationale" could be heard blarring from my classroom before class! Yes! Grove City..where Paul teaches. The Revolution was an exciting time. Grasp the excitment!
Frank391 Wrote: Sep 29, 2012 7:52 AM
Why not the French revolution of the late 1700's?
gsw Wrote: Sep 29, 2012 2:22 AM
You poor demented fool. Life is not a movie or a best selling novel. When is is full of death, misery, cruelty and untold suffering it is anything but exciting. What an idiotic statement.
Wumingren Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 6:07 PM
I guess you were also caught up in the excitement and hope of the Arab Spring. I was not that gullible and predicted that the Muslim Brotherhood would take over sooner or later. They actually took over sooner than even I thought possible, as I had believed the Egyptian Army would have stood longer. Alas! The MB had infiltrated the army quite thoroughly.
AKFred1 Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 5:55 PM
Spoken like someone that has seen war.
Don664 Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 7:39 AM
Why not France 1917? As stirring a time, and a better subject. Why glorify an era that has brought such misery on the world? Karl Marx is as great a villian as can be conjured up.
Editor’s note: A version of this piece first appeared at

“What do you think of this?” So began a phone call from Todd Starnes of FoxNews radio. Starnes asked me for a comment on a shocking story: A band at a high school near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania performed a halftime show titled, “St. Petersburg 1917,” a musical commemoration of the Bolshevik Revolution, replete with hammers and sickles, military uniforms, and red flags.

“No way,” I responded. “Are you sure this wasn’t a joke, a parody?”

It wasn’t. And parents of the students aren’t...