Monday, May 1, 2017

Happy May Day!

This May Day, I hope you'll take a moment to reflect on what Communism has done for our world.  Here's a helpful primer:

Communist Body Count

This fellow has thoroughly researched this issue.  I'd thought Communists and the communist ideology had slaughtered or staved approximately 100,000,000 human beings.  Boy, was I wrong.  It's almost 150,000,000 using middle-of-the-road estimates.  Here's a partial list, but go check out the full post on Scott Manning's blog linked above.

Communist Body Count: 149,469,610



People’s Republic of China
Body Count: 73,237,000

1949-Present (57+ years and counting) R.J. Rummel originally estimated China’s body count between between the years of 1949-1987 to be 35,236,000 (Rummel 1994). This excluded 38,000,000 million that died of famine during the Great Leap Forward. After the release of Mao: The Unknown Story, Rummel became convinced that the Chinese government was directly responsible for the famine, thus increasing his original estimate by 38,000,000 (Rummel 2005). 1,000 was added for Tienanmen Square in 1989 (Courtois 1999).


USSR Flag Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Body Count: 58,627,000

1922-1991 (69 years) The body count only covers the years 1923-1987 (Rummel 1996).


Russia Flag Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic
Body Count: 3,284,000

1918-1922 (4 years) This body count does not include the 6,210,000 killed in the civil war (Rummel 1996).


North Korea Flag Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Body Count: 3,163,000

1948-Present (58+ years and counting) 1,663,000 is attributed between 1948-1987 excluding the Korean War (Rummel 1994). 2,500,000 is the mid-estimate for those who starved to death between 1995-1998 (U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea 2006).


Cambodia Flag Cambodia
Body Count: 2,627,000

1975-1987 (12 years) The body count estimate is complete (Rummel 1994). The offical country name was Democratic Kampuchea during Pol Pot’s reign and then known as People’s Republic of Kampuchea afterwards.


Afghanistan Flag Democratic Republic of Afghanistan
Body Count: 1,750,000

1978-1992 (14 years) The body count estimate is complete (Courtois 1999).


Vietnam Flag Vietnam
Body Count: 1,670,000

1975-Present (30+ years and counting) The body count covers the years 1945-1987 for Vietnam/North Vietnam and excludes 1,062,000 from the Vietnam War (Rummel 1994).


Ethiopia Flag People’s Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Body Count: 1,343,610

1974-1991 (17 years) The body count includes 10,000 political assasinations during 1977-1978, 1,000 children killed in 1977, 110 massacred in an Orthodox church in 1975, 80,000 during the civil war between 1978-1980, 250,000 that died in 1982 through Transit Camps, and 2,500 killed in a bombing raid (Courtois 1999). Another 1,000,000 is added for the famine during 1984-1985 (BBC News 2000).

There's more.  See the full list here:

You may be wondering about Marx himself.  Didn't he have any good ideas?  Actually, it turns out he was a scumbag who simply didn't understand how money works and was pretty angry about it.  His idiotic ravings have caused more deaths than any other ideology conceived by human beings and probably inspired by whatever version of Satan you happen to believe in.  For the full version (and the podcast I listened to did have profanity, so be warned this may contain some):

Happy May Day.  If you think humans deserve freedom instead of bullets to the back of the head and starvation, reject Communism.

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