The Black Book of Communism

The Marxist track record is an ugly one. Marxists object to people saying so publicly. Most of them operate more or less under cover. Here is truth albeit Stephane did not emphasize that the perpetrators were largely Jews.

The Black Book of Communism by Stephane Courtois
This is the butcher's bill of the Bolsheviks and their successors. They killed, tortured, raped, robbed and destroyed in Russia, China, Cambodia, Cuba, South America, Africa, Eastern Europe and anywhere else they gained an entree.  Is this a case of a truth too big to see or will not see? Read for yourself. Think for yourself. Decide for yourself.


Politics Of Death - Rudolph Rummel gives independent confirmation
If governments kill their own people, deliberately, systematically, with malice aforethought they are criminals. They are also far more successful at doing it at home than in battle.


Black Book of Communism
Is the Wikipedia's review which is more or less even handed.


From the Gulag to the Killing Fields - Personal Accounts of Political Violence and Repression in Communist States 
An excellent companion to The Black Book of Communism
But unlike the Black Book, which derives most of its information from recently accessible Soviet archives and other sources, this emotionally charged tome relies on the accounts of victims themselves, which makes it even more damning in my view. This book should convince many that Communism in practice is every bit as murderous as its rival totalitarian ideology Fascism, which is considered the epitome of political evil..........

The book opens with..... an absolutely brilliant 64-page introductory essay by Editor Paul Hollander..........  He hits the nail on the head again and again. He rightly tells us that while the mass murders of Hitler's National Socialists have stimulated a huge and continued outpouring of righteous indignation and hand wringing, the similar mass murders of Communist rulers such as Josef Stalin and Pol Pot have inspired little corresponding concern. Indeed, it seems that history's most prolific killer, Chinese Red Emperor Mao Tse-tung, has a better reputation amongst the cultural elites than does Ronald Reagan. And Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Castro's ruthless henchman who authorized hundreds of executions at La Cabana prison and sometimes participated in the killings himself, has become a pop culture phenomenon. T-shirts emblazoned with his "romantic" image are available in trendy shops at your local shopping mall. Could you imagine a t-shirt featuring General Pinochet's likeness being sold anywhere?
University humanities departments are little enclaves of communist subversives who believe what they want and the truth be damned. They market illegal immigration and feminism to this very day. These causes are part of the same evil described here. Create the problem then produce a solution in order to grab power.

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