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The Left is trying to rehabilitate Karl Marx. Let's remind them of the millions who died in his name
The Telegraph ^ | 11-1-13 | Tim Stanley

Posted on 11/05/2013 7:40:42 PM PST by ReformationFan

I can't quite believe that I've just sat through ten minutes of BBC television in which British journalists Owen Jones and Zoe Williams have defended Karl Marx as the prophet of the End of Capitalism. Unbelievable because I had thought Marxism was over with the fall of the Berlin Wall – when we discovered that socialism was one part bloodshed, one part farce. But unbelievable also because you'd have to be a pretty lacking in moral sensitivity to defend a thinker whose work sent millions of people to an early grave.

I don't want to have to rehearse the numbers but, apparently, they're not being taught in schools anymore – so here goes. Sixty-five million were murdered in China – starved, hounded to suicide, shot as class traitors. Twenty million in the USSR, 2 million in North Korea, 1.7 million in Africa. The nightmare of Cambodia (2 million dead) is especially vivid. "Reactionaries" were sorted out from the base population on the grounds of being supporters of the old regime, having gone to school or just for wearing glasses. They were taken to the side of paddy fields and hacked to death by teenagers.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cambodia; communism; karlmarx; leftism; marx; marxism; socialism; totalitarian
I like this paragraph-"Of course, there's a distinction between socialism as evolved through democratic reform movements and the poisonous philosophy of Karl Marx. But what's troubling is that a new generation of Leftists – when either occupying Wall Street or the BBC – doesn't bother to make it. It speaks to a kind of moral amnesia, a forgetfulness about the facts of the past and an inability to judge what is really right and wrong. The Tea Party is EVIL because it's on the Right and it wants to cut spending. The Conservative Party is EVIL because it wants to reform the benefits system. Libertarians are EVIL because they want to wind down the welfare state. Actually a) the real effects of these systems of conservative thought are slight and b) they're all about deconstructing power rather than hording and abusing it. If you want real EVIL – if you must throw that word around with adolescent abandon – you'll find it in the communist regime of North Korea, the Islamic fascism of al-Qaeda or the dark souls of individuals who rob, murder and rape."
1 posted on 11/05/2013 7:40:42 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

The left is not only aware of communism’s death toll, they enthusiastically endorse it.


2 posted on 11/05/2013 7:45:02 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: ReformationFan

Considering how much of world history has been rewritten by revisionist, most will believe anything the left feeds them.


3 posted on 11/05/2013 7:46:08 PM PST by doc1019
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To: SpaceBar

China is Marxist.

And is a massive source of things we import every day, and sell throughout America.

Bring businesses home. Now.


4 posted on 11/05/2013 7:47:12 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: doc1019

Those who control the past control the future? Only short of divine intervention, and that always comes.


5 posted on 11/05/2013 7:47:27 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: ReformationFan

Let us NOT forget the little Austrian Corporal and the 13 million he murdered out right, or the 50 million who died in the war he started. Nazis are just socialists with a fancy name.


6 posted on 11/05/2013 7:51:23 PM PST by Hardastarboard (You can keep your doctor - if you lock him in your basement.)
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Nazis are just socialists with a fancy name.

And snazzy uniforms.

7 posted on 11/05/2013 7:54:07 PM PST by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
China is Marxist.
And is a massive source of things we import every day, and sell throughout America.
Bring businesses home. Now.

AMEN.

8 posted on 11/05/2013 7:57:18 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: doc1019

Like the saying goes, “those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it.”


9 posted on 11/05/2013 7:57:28 PM PST by ReformationFan
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Maybe the BBC can defend Charlie Manson next - he killed so few compared to the Communists... but he’s still an evil son of a bitch... and that’s what they’re praising, right?


10 posted on 11/05/2013 7:58:15 PM PST by GOPJ (If you like your Social Security number and bank account, you can keep it. Freeper AU72)
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To: SpaceBar
The left is not only aware of communism’s death toll, they enthusiastically endorse it.

I see the confidence of communism's supporters (mostly in academia) growing rapidly in this country. They sense that they have victory within their grasps. And, sadly, due to a completely uneducated electorate, I believe they may be right.

11 posted on 11/05/2013 7:58:43 PM PST by TruthBeforeAll
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These people are traitors. The British seem to forget that their Opium war is now waged on them.

Eat thine own country with the blessings of foreigners and fascists, all the easier to crush you.


12 posted on 11/05/2013 8:01:37 PM PST by lavaroise
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Save for later


13 posted on 11/05/2013 8:05:03 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: SpaceBar
Yes they do endorse it. Once they have our guns they'll be the ones doing
the executions with them.
14 posted on 11/05/2013 8:06:34 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: ReformationFan

the difference between socialism and communism is the difference between seduction and rape! In the end, you still got screwed.


15 posted on 11/05/2013 8:11:16 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: SpaceBar

“The left is not only aware of communism’s death toll, they enthusiastically endorse it”

Yep. Even if they “seem” to be on the same side.

All gangs endorse the demise of their rival.

Bloods vs Crips come to mind.

Control is the game.


16 posted on 11/05/2013 8:23:28 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: ReformationFan
Just watch this five minute video.

Democide: Socialism, Tyranny, Guns and Freedom

17 posted on 11/05/2013 8:47:42 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SpaceBar

Reference new york city election results from Tuesday’s election.


18 posted on 11/05/2013 8:48:46 PM PST by rktman (Let sleeping wives lie.)
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To: ReformationFan

Just wow- unbelievable.


19 posted on 11/05/2013 8:52:10 PM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: ReformationFan

Let’s also remind them that killing commies is a proud American tradition.


20 posted on 11/05/2013 8:54:49 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Business will only come home if it is economical to do so.


21 posted on 11/05/2013 8:59:23 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

We’re already in trouble politically.

Bring back American jobs, and bring back conservatism.

But conservatism requires jobs. American jobs.

Right here, in America.


22 posted on 11/05/2013 9:04:31 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: ReformationFan

By comparison, comrade obama has gone a long way to rehabilitate the image of President Richard M. Nixon. Nixon’s measure of integrity is clearly superior to the little dictator from Kenya.


23 posted on 11/05/2013 10:32:54 PM PST by clearcarbon
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24 posted on 11/06/2013 12:23:23 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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