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Obama-Produced Film Wins Oscar, Producer Quotes Communist Manifesto In Acceptance Speech. Obama Praises.
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Mark Ruffalo with filmmakers Jeff Reichert, Julia Reichert, and Steven Bognar, winners of the Documentary Feature award for “American Factory,” poses in the press room during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California.
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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.


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.”

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?”

Commentator Jordan Schachtel wrote: “The 100 million victims of communist regimes would like to have a word.”

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.”

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