If Ron DeSantis Hates Communism, He Shouldn’t Weaponize Victims of Communism

Source: Reason
by Fiona Harrigan

“In May, Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill establishing a ‘Victims of Communism Day’ in his state ‘to honor the hundreds of millions of people who have suffered under communist regimes across the world.’ ‘While it’s fashionable in some circles to whitewash the history of communism,’ DeSantis said in a statement, ‘Florida will stand for truth and remain as a beachhead for freedom.’ One would assume that promise would extend to migrants fleeing economic ruin and humanitarian turmoil in Venezuela, a country that DeSantis has decried for its ‘communist regime.’ But with DeSantis’ decision this week to fly around 50 Venezuelan migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, the governor’s commitment to supporting the victims of crushing left-wing regimes is questionable.” (09/16/22)