On this first of May 2012 , also known as May Day or World Worker’s Day we explore the human cost of the regimes these protesters romanticize . From having it’s pagan origins as a Spring Festival and proceeding to become a campaign for a 8 hour work day this holiday has been seized first by the labor unions by the World Worker’s Party and now by the lovely people of the Occupy movement as their day of protest .
Behold some of their prized symbols ,
Seems to me , most people would love to be receiving a wage today . Enslavement to day takes the shape of government dependency .
. Well , class warfare is certainly back in vogue with this administration .
But enough with the romanticized version . Let’s get down to the cold hard facts of the “workers paradises” …
The cost of this grand century long experiment is well beyond 100,000,000 souls and still climbing .
Soviet Union : Range from 61 million to 120 million
People’s Republic of China : Range from 40 million to 70 million
People’s Republic of North Korea : Range from 1,600,000 to 3,000,000
Cambodia : Estimated 1,600,000
The Nazi’s : Estimated 20,000,000 *
Yes the Nazis belong on this list . Contrary to the Leftist revisionists the party was the ” National Socialist ” party . This is by no means comprehensive but nevertheless serves to illustrate exactly how worthy of admiration are the regimes held up for evidence of ” worker’s paradises ” .
I leave you with some links to more comprehensive studies on the deaths generated by the experiment of the ” Great socialism ” of the twentieth century , the bloodiest in human history thanks in large part to the socialist dream .
I leave you with this estimate of total deaths attributable to socialism/communism through the last century put for by . 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
- War Dead: 87,500,000
- Military war dead:
- Civilian war dead:
- Not-war Dead: 80,000,000