Socialism, Obama, and Genocide

Tom Blumer has an interesting article on Herman Cain labeling Obama “not a patriot”. Cain's interesting because he’s more able to “get away with” such comments without receiving the usual, trite “racist” attack.

The comments began running towards the “Obama is a socialist" theme.

“Larry J” said: “If there was any justice, those who advocate socialism and Marxism would be social pariahs just like Holocaust deniers and Nazi (national socialism) sympathizers. After all, communism, Marxism and socialism resulted in the deaths of even more people than Nazism, perhaps 10 times as many.”

Rudy Rummel, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Hawaii. Rummel has spent much time and effort documenting democide, which he defines as: “The murder of any person or people by a government…”

Overall, Larry is correct. However, the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazis) only had about 12 years (1933-1945) to murder 21 million people; over 1.7 million annually.

The USSR had about 7 decades, only murdering about 884,000 annually between 1917 and 1987; about 62 million total.

The People's Republic of China “wins”, murdering over 1.9M annually between 1949 and 1987; about 73 million total.

But over half of that occurred during Mao's famine of 1958-62: 38M; about 8M annually.

Maybe, given enough time to get the hang of it like their fellow socialist dictatorships, the Nazis would have “won”?

In any case, socialists, in all their variations take the crown for being the biggest murderers in history.

Of more pressing concern for America: If we have a socialist in the White House, and socialists historically are the most genocidal regimes, what does our future hold?