New York City, which has one of the largest gaps between rich and poor in the country, has gone off the deep end with their liberal agenda and has declared a day in honor of a communist traitor who was convicted of stealing American nuclear secrets for the Soviets.
Ethel Rosenberg, who was famously executed for treason along with her husband in 1953, was honored by the City Council on what would have been her 100th birthday. September 28th is now known as “Ethel Rosenberg Day of Justice” in the Borough of Manhattan.
Rosenberg was convicted of helping the Soviet Union get critical atomic secrets–which ultimately helped them develop nuclear weapons and kickstart the Cold War.
Now, Rosenberg gets her own day in the borough of Manhattan–because of social justice, or something.
“A lot of hysteria was created around anti-communism and how we had to defend our country, and these two people were traitors and we rushed to judgment and they were executed,” explained Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Queens).
Manhattan President Gale Brewer echoed that sentiment, claiming that Rosenberg had been “demonstrating great bravery” in other events in her life, like a 1935 workers’ strike that she led.
While the exact information that Rosenberg and her husband passed back to the Soviets is unknown, Nikita Khrushchev, the former leader of the Soviet Union, wrote in his memoirs that they “had provided very significant help in accelerating the production of our atomic bomb.”
Rosenberg was an avowed Stalinist and traitorous spy–while reports vary on her level of involvement in the crime, it’s clear that she was certainly no victim of hysteria; she was rightfully convicted.
But, in a liberal world where actual national heroes like Thomas Jefferson are thrown under the bus for past infractions, it’s more troubling to see people convicted of being enemies of the United States getting lionized for actions that put the world at risk for decades.