Communists spent most of their efforts shooting one another.
And I should give a rat's elbow because...?
Every time a Commie dies an angel gets its’ wings.
Thanks for posting these links.
The communists in Spain were truly horrific. I don’t think many people have any idea just how bad they were.
Rot in Hell, comrade.
Especially your second link is a good read. Allow me to quote from it:
More than 6,800 Catholic clergy were slaughtered, including 13 bishops, more than 2,360 monks and friars, 4,172 diocesan priests and seminarians, as well as 283 nuns. Thousands of churches were destroyed... Most of the intense killing occurred in the first six months of the conflict, but by the end of the war about 20% of the nations Catholic clergy was dead.
...The Republicans [the communists] were just utterly unrestrained. Whole convents were killed. Whole orders. It was very nasty, said Royal. The Vatican tried to defend people as well as they could, but there was little they could do against increasingly radical forces controlling the government...
...He described how thousands of people mostly military personnel and Catholic priests, but also doctors, lawyers, professors and writers were taken from Madrid by bus to fields near Paracuellos del Jarama, where they were systematically executed for three straight days, and their bodies were dumped in mass graves in November 1936...
That's when I say, "oh, they were commies, eh?"
The Spanish Civil War was supposed to be a great moment in communist history. Actually, the Republican Army and its efforts were pretty much a big farce.
From your 2nd link I got this;
“Some people might know that the idealists were actually a fiercely anti-religious alliance of socialists, communists and anarchists.”
Change “idealists” to “Progressives” and you have our leftists today and they called themselves ‘Repubilcans’.
I guess the flag goes to half staff again.