The first Netflix film produced by former President Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company won an award on Sunday during the Oscars and, while accepting the award, the filmmakers recited Karl Marx’s Communist manifesto.
Julia Reichert of “American Factory” received the award and said: “Working people have it harder and harder these days – and we believe that things will get better when workers of the world unite.”
The term “workers of the world unite,” comes directly from the communist manifesto and was widely noticed by media critics.
How woke! How Hollywood!
Producer Julia Reichert cites the Communist Manifesto because… well, we all know why.
“Workers of the world unite." pic.twitter.com/kl64TC0uNh
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) February 10, 2020
Obama praised them, writing on Twitter, “Congrats to Julia and Steven, the filmmakers behind American Factory, for telling such a complex, moving story about the very human consequences of wrenching economic change. Glad to see two talented and downright good people take home the Oscar for Higher Ground’s first release.”
Congrats to Julia and Steven, the filmmakers behind American Factory, for telling such a complex, moving story about the very human consequences of wrenching economic change. Glad to see two talented and downright good people take home the Oscar for Higher Ground’s first release. https://t.co/W4AZ68iWoY
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 10, 2020
Communism is an ideology of evil and was estimated to be responsible for the deaths of 100 million people last center.
The Wall Street Journal reported in 2017:
Such convictions set the stage for decades of murder on an industrial scale. In total, no fewer than 20 million Soviet citizens were put to death by the regime or died as a direct result of its repressive policies. This does not include the millions who died in the wars, epidemics and famines that were predictable consequences of Bolshevik policies, if not directly caused by them.
The victims include 200,000 killed during the Red Terror (1918-22); 11 million dead from famine and dekulakization; 700,000 executed during the Great Terror (1937-38); 400,000 more executed between 1929 and 1953; 1.6 million dead during forced population transfers; and a minimum 2.7 million dead in the Gulag, labor colonies and special settlements.
To this list should be added nearly a million Gulag prisoners released during World War II into Red Army penal battalions, where they faced almost certain death; the partisans and civilians killed in the postwar revolts against Soviet rule in Ukraine and the Baltics; and dying Gulag inmates freed so that their deaths would not count in official statistics.
If we add to this list the deaths caused by communist regimes that the Soviet Union created and supported—including those in Eastern Europe, China, Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam and Cambodia—the total number of victims is closer to 100 million. That makes communism the greatest catastrophe in human history.
Responses varied online with the far-left praises the speech and everyone else either mocking it or expressing shock or outrage.
Far-left activist Adam Best responded: “The Obamas now have a movie that won at the #Oscars and Trump is still mad over never winning an Emmy. Imagine he’s having a hissy fit right about now.”
Daily Wire podcast host Michael Knowles responded to Best by writing, “Do the Obamas also get credit for the filmmaker’s quoting the Communist Manifesto in her acceptance speech?”
Do the Obamas also get credit for the filmmaker's quoting the Communist Manifesto in her acceptance speech? https://t.co/KtbN5VUG1m
— Iowa Caucus Winner Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) February 10, 2020
Commentator Jordan Schachtel wrote: “The 100 million victims of communist regimes would like to have a word.”
The 100 million victims of communist regimes would like to have a word.https://t.co/aKTBr4VrjA
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) February 10, 2020
Columnist Jonah Goldberg wrote: “I love that most of my twitter feed thought the big game away from her speech was ‘go Buckeyes’ not the opening line from the f***ing Communist Manifesto.”
I love that most of my twitter feed thought the big game away from her speech was “go Buckeyes” not the opening line from the f***ing Communist Manifesto. https://t.co/zHiHVfuoCE
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahDispatch) February 10, 2020