“No enemies on the Left…”
Can you imagine ANY prominent political figure ANYWHERE on earth EVER being forgiven for raising an arm in front of a Swaztika?
As well known, the slightest brush with--or the most innocent comment vaguely favorable to--Nazism contaminates a person FOREEVER! (Charles Lindbergh, Ezra Pound, Henry Ford, etc, etc.)
And yet the system represented by the Hammer and Sickle murdered multiple times as many innocent humans as were murdered by the system represented by Hitler's Swastika.
(Ukrainian Holocaust, Katyn Massacre)
.....and yet?...AND YET!
And yet you can hail it and still be hailed universally as an ultra-SAINT!!!
("Humankind can't stand too much reality." T. S. Eliot.)