Communism has only killed around 110 million people

First, some definitions.

Marxism, Communism (big or little “C”), Socialism, Fascism. and progressivism are all different names for the same thing, namely, central government control of the subjects lives and thoughts. And deaths to those who are inconvenient to the ends of their utopian goals.

I first started this investigation back in 2004 when John Kerry was opposing George “Dubbya” Bush for re-election, since I believed then, and still do today that he is a communist sympathizer. The Democratic Party today is full of John Kerry wannabees, google the “Progressive Caucus” some time for more info.

President Obama has accelerated our journey as a people and as a country along this path at a rate unheard of before. Or at least since Hitler in Germany and the Reichstag fire.

So here’s the straight poop:

In sum the communist probably have murdered something like 110 000 000, or near two-thirds of all those killed by all governments, quasi-governments, and guerrillas from 1900 to 1987. Of course, the world total itself it shocking. It is several times the 38 000 000 battle-dead that have been killed in all this century’s international and domestic wars. Yet the probable number of murders by the Soviet Union alone–one communist country– well surpasses this cost of war. And those murders of communist China almost equal it.      ~ Link ~

1) Stephane Courtois, The Black Book of Communism
Victims of Communism only: 85-100M2) Rudolph J. Rummel, Death By Government
“Democides” – Government inflicted deaths (1900-87)
169,198,000Including:
Communist Oppression: 110,286,000Democratic democides:   2,028,000

Not included among democides:
Wars:   34,021,000

Non-Democidal Famine (often including famines associated with war and communist mismanagement):
China (1900-87): 49,275,000

Russia: (1921-47): 5,833,000

Total:
258,327,000 for all the categories listed here.

3) Zbigniew Brzezinski, Out of Control: Global Turmoil on the Eve of the Twenty-first Century (1993)
“Lives deliberately extinguished by politically motivated carnage”:
167,000,000 to 175,000,000

Including:
War Dead:   87,500,000
Military war dead:
33,500,000

Civilian war dead:
54,000,000

Not-war Dead:   80,000,000
Communist oppression:
60,000,000

A short excerpt on China, from “the Black Book”:

Still, by means of a close analysis of available sources, Margolin easily establishes the essential continuity between these regimes and their European counterparts, especially in the matter of violence and repression. In the case of China, the figures are mind-boggling. It is quite clear, writes Margolin, that “Communist actions” during the first twenty years of the Party’s existence resulted in “between 6 million and 10 million deaths,” not counting the civil war with the Kuomintang, which ended in 1949. Later, after the Communists came to power, “tens of millions of `counterrevolutionaries'” spent long periods of their lives in prisons or camps, “with perhaps 20 million dying there.” And to that should be added the deaths caused by the Great Leap Forward: “estimates range from 20 million to 43 million dead for the years 1951-1961,” plus “10 to 20 percent of the inhabitants of Tibet.” (The latter certainly amounts to genocide in the strict sense of the term.) Margolin sardonically cites the “genuine surprise” of Deng Xiaoping at world reaction to the massacre in Tiananmen Square in 1989, where “only” 1,000 people died. This, said Deng revealingly, was utterly insignificant compared with the events of the recent past.

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Communism has been the greatest social engineering experiment           we have ever seen. It failed utterly and in doing so it killed over 100 000 000 men, women, and children, not to mention the near 30 000 000 of its subjects that died in its often aggressive wars and the rebellions it provoked. But there is a larger lesson to be learned from this horrendous sacrifice to one ideology. That is that no one can be trusted with power. The more power the center has to impose the beliefs of an ideological or religious elite or impose the whims of a dictator, the more likely human lives are to be sacrificed. This is but one reason, but perhaps the most important one, for fostering liberal democracy.link

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