FROM OUR PRINTED 2021 EDITION
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by Douglass R. Knight
Ask anyone who the greatest mass-murderer of all time was, and they will inevitably and instantly reply: Adolf Hitler! Everyone knows that Hitler stands accused of the mass-murder of 6 million Jews, but almost no one knows the full extent of the horrors of which the communist dictators of the 20th Century are guilty.
The “Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression,” by Stephane Courtois, et al. (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 1999), supposedly the most authoritative source on the subject, claims that the communist dictators of the 20th Century were responsible for the deaths of an estimated 85-100 million people. As my research clearly shows, this is a gross underestimate of the number of people murdered by communist dictators.
If one compares and contrasts the published works of Victor Suvorov with those of Alexander Yakovlev – who have written books too numerous to list here – then one will clearly see that the death toll accumulated by communist dictators is much greater than that claimed by Courtois, et al.
Who are Victor Suvorov and Alexander Yakovlev? Viktor Suvorov is the pen name of a courageous defector from the Soviet GRU (Military Intelligence), a lieutenant colonel of military intelligence. Suvorov/Rezhun had had access to the top secret Soviet GRU archives in Moscow, and, hence, access to information of which few people ever dreamed.
Alexander Yakovlev was an advisor to Mikhail Gorbachev, who, likewise had had access to top secret information of which few people ever dreamed. And, according to Yakovlev, Gorbachev was not the “moderate” that has been portrayed, first by the news media, and then by recent historians. Rather, Gorbachev hated Ronald Reagan with such an intensity that Gorbachev wanted to nuke the United States – something which, Yakovlev claims, he was only able to dissuade Gorbachev from doing by getting into a heated shouting match with him…
By comparing and contrasting the published works of Suvorov with those of Yakovlev, I learned that just the “Big Three” communist dictators of the 20th Century were responsible for the following:
Vladimir Lenin: mass-murder of 24-30 million, including 6 million Jews and 30,000 Rabbis (which is rendered all the more incomprehensible by virtue of the fact that Lenin’s own grandfather was a Jewish doctor).
Joseph Stalin: mass-murder of 100 million.
Mao Tse Tung: mass-murder of 65-75 million, and another 65-75 million who mysteriously disappeared into ChiCom concentration camps and were never seen or heard from again.
So, a grand total of 189-280 million from the Big Three communist dictators.
So, insofar as “Socialism is not an end, but a means to an end, and that the end is world-wide, ever-lasting communism,” it should be noted and clearly understood that the Democratic socialists have set America on a course that will eventually and inevitably result in death to all who oppose them, and perpetual slavery for everyone else.
Therefore, now is the time – before the Democratic socialists abolish the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights (which they must do in order to institute a socialist dictatorship, pre-party to a communist one) – for people to stand up and demand their God-given rights.
Douglass R. Knight, BA, BS, is a disabled veteran of the regular Army infantry and National Guard cavalry, 1982-93.