Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Who are they you might ask? They were the only people ever executed for espionage. During the early 1950’s they helped provide Communist Russia with stolen information that helped Russia build their own nuclear arsenal. Last night a “memorial” was held in their “honor”. If I didn’t type it without the quotation marks I would have puked. One of the Rosenbergs’ sons runs a “children’s foundation that honors Ethel and Julius Rosenberg’s legacy from the past and celebrates the courage of families who continue to resist today. What legacy. A legacy that they were traitors to our country. The legacy that they loved Communism more than their children so much they were willing to die for their cause. If I were their kids I would be pissed.
Last night’s program, performed on a stage with a portrait of the Rosenberg couple emblazoned against the backdrop of an American flag, combined readings from the Rosenbergs’ prison letters and childhood recollections of Robert and Michael Meeropol, the couple’s sons.
That just makes me ill. If any party didn’t deserve an American flag it was that one.
Known Castro sympathizer Harry Belafonte was also in attendance…
Belafonte read a message honoring the Rosenbergs from Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981. His supporters say he was framed for the crime.
Mazi Ibn Jamal, son of Mumia Abu-Jamal, said the fund has helped him cope with his father’s imprisonment.
Great, this is the kind of kids that this foundation is helping out? Son of a convicted scumbag cop killer.
Ok, I wasn’t around back in the 50’s when the trial took place but a lot of things that I’ve found out today lead me to believe that the Rosenbergs weren’t exactly innocent.
There is a monument to their memory in Cuba.
While decoded Soviet messages released in recent years appear to show that Julius Rosenberg was indeed a spy, supporters say nothing he contributed to the Soviets – and certainly nothing his wife did – warranted the electric chair.
I disagree considering how many people died in Korea and Vietnam but that’s neither here nor there.
That’s from Castro’s official news information website. I’m sure the true people of Cuba don’t give a flip about the Rosenbergs.
The Rosenbergs were not heroes. They are not to be revered. They were enemies of the country who got what they deserved.