Dalton Trumbo was one of the “Hollywood Ten.” He was an ardent communist, loved Joseph Stalin, and was a stout defender of Adolph Hitler, as well, prior to Hitler breaking the German-Russian Non-Aggression Pact. After World War II, Trumbo sang the praises of Korea’s Kim Il Sung, who would infamously go on to establish what today is arguably the vilest state on the planet, North Korea.
This resume, of course, makes him a darling of the left, and Hollywood has dutifully canonized him in the recently released movie “Trumbo,” at the same time as they have savagely attacked his critics. Incredibly, the University of Colorado has a “Dalton Trumbo Fountain Court,” replete with a plaque that states, “CU Student, Distinguished Film Writer, Lifelong Advocate of the First Amendment.”
The plaque’s sentiments are 180 degrees from accurate. He propagated and served an ideology that killed tens of millions of human beings and enslaved hundreds of millions more.
In an era when leftist students and academics are demanding that the names of American founders be removed from campus buildings and party dinners and that potentially offensive sports team names are abandoned and/or changed, it is sadly illustrative that no one is calling for the fountain court on the Colorado campus to be renamed or for the movie “Trumbo” to be banned or boycotted.