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Red Dean was no hero of mine
10:58am Thursday 2nd August 2012 in Your Letters
I WAS disturbed by your piece on one-time vicar of St Margaret’s, Hewlett Johnson. (July 19 ) Johnson went on to become the Dean of Canterbury Cathedral and was known as the Red Dean for a good reason, he was a Communist sympathiser.
Why else was he monitored from 1917 for 30 years by MI5?
That this man is being honoured by St Margaret’s with the unveiling of a plaque to him is beyond me.
This is the man who was presented with the Stalin International Peace Prize, (sic) and who counted among his friends none other than two other well known Communist murderers, Mao Tse Tung and Che Guevara.
During the 20th century, an estimated 100million souls perished under Communist rule.
Stalin was a brute who killed up to 25million people in his gulags and Siberian salt mines.
Ukranians suffered under his cruelty with around 11 million being killed, tortured and starved to death.
More than 4,000 Polish Army officers were executed by the NKVD in 1940 on his orders in what is known as the Katyn Forest Massacre.
These officers were captured during the Soviet and Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939.
The Soviet Union blamed Germany for these killings and it wasn’t until 1990 that Russia finally admitted it was Stalin who ordered this horrific war crime.
‘Good old’ Mao killed up to 30million more with his own brutal regime and Che, not the romantic figure we are led to believe, murdered helpless tied and bound prisoners during the Bay of Pigs fiasco by shooting them in the heads.
Rather than honouring this man his name should be added to the long list of traitors who sold Britain out to the Red Terror.
Jim Carden Hale
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