That’s right, during the 20th-century, communism, and socialism murdered at least 94 million people. The reason for using both communism and socialism is they are both based on Karl Marx, are bloody, and many Communist regimes call themselves Socialist.
Per the detailed analysis in “The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression” (which should be required reading by every student in America), the number of deaths caused by Communism and Socialism was estimated at 94,360,000, broken down as follows:
- USSR — 20 million
- China — 65 million
- Vietnam — 1 million
- North Korea — 2 million
- Cambodia — 2 million
- Eastern Europe — 1 million
- Latin America — 150,000
- Africa — 1.7 million
- Afghanistan — 1.5 million
- Communist and Socialist movements, parties not in power — 10,000
These estimates were made twenty-five years ago, in 1997. Imagine how some of the socialist and communist regimes have added to their total since (and some believe the estimates are too conservative). And let’s not forget the full name of Hitler’s Nazi party was; Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (National-Socialist German Workers’ Party).
Despite Nazism’s big-government policies and control of businesses and the economy, most liberal writers vehemently oppose the idea that Nazism is socialist. But in his tome, “In the Lost Literature of Socialism, “historian George Watson presents a compelling case that Hitler spoke like an anti-Socialist in public but admitted he was a socialist in private. Sounds like a modern politician.
Privately, and perhaps even publicly, he conceded that National Socialism was based on Marx. On reflection, it makes consistent sense. The basis of a dogma is not the dogma, much as the foundation of a building is not the building, and in numerous ways, National Socialism was based on Marxism.
There is a rash of Democratic members of Congress like Bernie Sanders calling themselves “Democratic-Socialists. Others itself-identified as Democratic-Socialists include Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush, and Jamaal Bowman. Additionally, Socialism is part of the Democratic Party agenda. Some examples include the idea that parents should have no role in their children’s education, control of the energy industry, the fight to remove state laws protecting against voter fraud, and the creation of a “Disinformation Governance Board.”
And don’t forget the President and his son Hunter’s economic relationship with the Chinese Communist Party.
There is, however, a difference between Socialists and Democratic-Socialists. Socialists take away people’s rights. With Democratic-Socialism, the people vote to give away their rights. Based on recent polls, it seems as if the American people want their rights back.
Communism and Socialism are deadly governments. The United States is fighting against it right now, and the mainstream media doesn’t care. But we must keep up the fight.
On May 1st, Remember The Horrors Of Communism And Socialism – The Lid (lidblog.com)