An Irrelevant Death Throe
My source? None other than Pravda, the former mouthpiece of the international Communist movement.
The cause of the split? A gay rights parade (photo). Forgive the stilted Pravda-ese, but here's the story:
The world communist movement is currently facing a major scandal. The relations between the Russian and the French communist parties have been practically ruined. The reason of the conflict lies in the negative attitude which the leader of the Russian communists, Gennady Zyuganov, expressed against the recent gay pride parade in Moscow.
The outcome of the “free love parade” in Moscow is history now. Young communists and patriots violently attacked the homosexuals and defamed them. Delegates of the French Communist Party, who took part in all events organized by the Moscow gay movement, did not hesitate to express their reaction to that.
The French communists harshly reproached their Russian colleagues of being homophobic and betraying the Marxism-Leninism ideology. The Socialistic Party of France (the country’s second largest party) supported the communists of France too. ...
The leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Gennady Zyuganov publicly condemned the initiative to hold a gay pride parade in Moscow. He stated that it was an “unhealthy” idea and refused to comment the critical position of his French colleagues. Zyuganov’s press secretary Alexander Yushchenko expressed his boss’s attitude on the matter anyway: “The French communists can support whoever they want there in France: either homosexuals or onanists,” said he.
Onanists? I had to look that one up. He's got those French commies supporting gays or masturbators!
History has passed the Communists by, so their battles become more and more irrelevant. What next? The Vietnamese and Chinese Communist parties having a spat over smoke-free restaurant policies?
Related Tags: Communist, France, Russia, Gay rights, Pravda