Monday, June 11, 2007

Mass Murder, Inc.

This week a monument will be dedicated in Washington, DC. The memorial is dedicated to the victims of international communism, AKA Mass Murder, Inc.

Lee Edwards, the chairman of The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOCMF), has attracted bipartisan support for the memorial, including Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.) and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), who are offering remarks at the dedication. It comes on the 20th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s Berlin speech during which he famously said, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.”

International communism is responsible for the deaths of anywhere from 60 to 100 million people. One such estimate is R.J. Rummel's book, Death by Government, where the following estimates are given:

Soviet Union (1979 -1990) 61,900,000
Communist China (1949 -2007) 38,700,000 (includes communist guerrillas from 1923-48 and the communist government established in 1949)

Just between the PRC and the USSR there are 100,600,000 deaths. There should be a new word minted just for slaughter on a scale such as this: hypergenocide.

Now add to the mix:

Cambodia (1975-1979) 2,000,000
Vietnam (1945-2007) 1,700,000
North Korea (1948-2007) 1,700,000
Poland (1945-1948) 1,600,000
Yugoslavia (1944-1990) 1,100,000

The total is 108,700,000 souls murdered by communist governments. These are not war deaths, for that is an entirely different accounting. These are the deaths of noncombatants , persons snuffed out because they did not agree with the government or were perceived as being disloyal. Or they were just plain inconvenient like the kulaks.

Put this in perspective; Hitler and the Nazis are vilified for murdering 20,900,000 people.

Communists murdered over five times that amount and still the liberals give them a pass. Six million jews were slaughtered in the camps and in Germany you may be imprisoned for denying that the holocaust ever existed. Yet there is little or no awareness of the slaughter perpetrated by the Soviet Union and China. There are no movies, no "Schindler's List," no Spielberg scripts to call attention to these horrific deeds. Just nutroots calling Bush a murderer and Rosie O'Donnell calling our troops terrorists.

Let the liberals and their cohorts in the MSM and educational institutions be tripled damned on Judgement Day.

Cal Thomas goes on to say:

The brutality of communism was quickly swept under history’s rug, in large part because so many on the left had embraced it as the solution to humankind’s problems. The memorial stands as a rebuke to such twisted thinking.“The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression” by Stephane Courtois, Nicolas Werth, Jean-Louis Panne, Andrzej Paczkowski, Karel Bartosek and Jean-Louis Margolin lists by country the number of people murdered under communist regimes...

[...] In short, communism, an evil ideology unlike any the world has seen, is responsible for the slaughter of more than 94 million human beings. It tops all plagues, natural disasters, crime, and other political ideologies, probably combined. While many Westerners recall Nazi-run death camps like Auschwitz and
Buchenwald, few remember Soviet death camps named Kolyma and Magadan.

True, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn mentioned them in “The Gulag Archipelago” as did Varlam Sjalamov in “Tales from Kolyma,” but as the late Swedish journalist Andres Kung wrote, “There are people who have still not heard of these communist extermination camps — even though the communists preceded the Nazis in creating such camps and killed an even larger number of people in their camps.

When Ronald Reagan called for Gorbachev to tear down the wall, he was also calling for the end of Mass Murder, Inc.; the most brutal, savage governments in the history of the world.

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