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    Victims of Communism/Socialism Day

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    Helen Raleigh

    Professor Ilya Somin called to designate May Day as the "Victims of Communism Day." I wholeheartedly support his idea with only one suggestion--let's call it the "Victims of Communism/Socialism Day."

    According to Karl Max, socialism is the transition stage to communism. Communist countries such as the former Soviet Union and China under Mao, never claimed that they had achieved Communism. Instead, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and their Communist cadre, committed crimes against humanity, which caused a total of 80-100 million death in the 20th century, under the banner of socialism. It's also important to remember that the full name of Nazi is National-Socialist German Workers' Party. Socialism and communism are similar shades of darkness and we need to condemn both of them in the same sentence. In the meantime, we ought to commemorate victims of communism/socialism on the same day.

    On this day of commemoration, I'd like to share an excerpt from my book, Confucius Never Said.

    In 1966, when Chairman Mao launched his most brutal political campaign: the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. Millions of Chinese people’s lives were turned upside down, and this movement, unlike any other of Mao’s political campaigns, hit young people especially hard.

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    My home town of NYC was long the news capitol of the nation. It was also home to escapees from the socialist slave states of the PRC, Cuba and the Soviet Union along with its satellite slave states.

    And the twain never met. Not meaningfully. The escapees were often the cleaning crews for what was left behind by the news readers but were never the guest speakers. The truth was not out there but right there and rarely told.

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    I like Ilya's idea, but given that many conservatives and libertarians erroneously define anything government does as "socialism" (e.g., Obamacare), better to keep the name short and to the point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFoerster View Post
    I like Ilya's idea, but given that many conservatives and libertarians erroneously define anything government does as "socialism" (e.g., Obamacare), better to keep the name short and to the point.

    Obamacare is collectivist and coerced but perhaps not socialist. But does anyone seriously question what was the ultimate goal of the ACA?

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