Communism possesses a language which every people can understand – its elements are hunger, envy, and death.
In the 20th century the monstrous adherents to the political philosophy embraced by Mao, Lenin, Stalin and others around the globe managed to kill over 100 million people on Earth. Their cousins in other Socialist movements have been nearly as busy but Hitler only managed to exterminate about 10 million. Comparatively he was a piker.
They couldn't quite kill the dream of freedom and liberty but they sure made a mess of things trying.
Here is an attempt at a breakdown of the body count:
- 65 million in the People's Republic of China
- 20 million in the Soviet Union proper (including 3 million Ukranians in the Holodomor genocide)
- 2 million in Cambodia (about a third of the total population of that country)
- 2 million in North Korea
- 1.7 million in Africa
- 1.5 million in Afghanistan
- 1 million in the Communist states of Eastern Europe
- 1 million in Vietnam
- 150,000 in Latin America
- 10,000 deaths "resulting from actions of the international Communist movement and Communist parties not in power.
May 1st is the annual day of celebration by the willing co-conspirators of these atrocities.
When you see the Occupy crowd marching and screaming for power remember that this is where it has led every time they actually get into power.
When you hear Obama talking about spreading the wealth around remember that they first have to take it from someone and they've generally been okay with doing it over your dead body.
When you hear the ex-head of the EPA's South Central office, Al Armendariz, saying he wants to crucify people to make examples out of them he's not being figurative, he's just saying what statist thugs like him would really like to do. We know this because communists have done it before.
When Bill Ayers was asked in an interview what the Weathermen would do with those who resisted their movement he said that he "estimated that they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these re-education centers. And when I say eliminate, I mean kill. 25 million people."
Their path to power requires a pile of rotting corpses.
Always has. Always will.