An important anniversary is approaching and, as usual, it will probably be ignored by people who like to remember other dates that "live in infamy."
On August 23, 1939 the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact was signed, in which Dictators Stalin and Hitler agreed to start World War Two and divide eastern Europe between them. On September 1 the German army attacked Poland from the west and was soon joined by the Russians from the east in the ruthless slaughter and enslavement of millions of innocent victims.
Those actions embarrassed American Communists and their liberal supporters who had cheered their idol Stalin as the virtuous defender of liberty from evil Hitler. But they kept the faith and were finally rewarded on June 22, 1941 when Germany invaded the USSR. Once more they could proudly wave red flags and demand that President Roosevelt draft our young men to be killed protecting the Marxist Empire.
FDR was delighted to help his beloved "Uncle Joe" Stalin, although he had to wait for the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7. The strange alliance lasted through millions of more deaths and indescribable suffering, until Harry Truman used atomic bombs to restore peace.
And what became of Poland, for whose sovereignty England, France and later the USA had gone to war? Oh, they handed it over to Stalin's expanding slave state without even a guilty blush.