Yesterday, the LGBTQ+ society of Goldsmiths University, emitted a series of tweets defending the educational value and ‘compassion’ of Soviet Gulags. Writing to ‘clarify what a gulag is’, the group sought to demonstrate that to send a friend, family member, or stranger to the gulag ‘is actually a compassionate, non-violent course of action’.
It turns out that gulags – sometimes referred to as death camps – offered a chance to gain skills and ‘move up the ranks’!
The tweets have since been deleted and as of this morning, LGBTQ+ Gold ‘are protecting our tweets temporarily for the sake of safeguarding’. Given that the number of people who died in the Gulag between 1933 and 1945, while both Stalin and Hitler were in power, is estimated to be around the million mark, it’s probably for the best.