Capitalism always loses when compared to the promises of communism
and socialism. Why? Because you're comparing a system that exists on
earth, warts and all, with a utopia, something that doesn't exist on
earth. But compared to economic systems that actually exist on earth,
capitalism wins hands down.
Let's ignore the fact that we who live in countries on the capitalist
end of the economic spectrum are far richer than our fellow man living
in countries toward the socialist/communist end. Instead, let's look at
life and death. It's safe to say that countries toward the
socialist/communist end of the economic spectrum are the world's most
brutal. What's worse is that liberals in America and elsewhere give
these barbarians a free ride. You say, "Explain yourself, Williams."
Let's look at it.
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Adolph Hitler and Nazism is, as it should be, a target for moral
condemnation. Not only was Nazism responsible for the murder of 6
million Jews, but also the genocidal murder of millions more in nations
they occupied. Annual ceremonies are held, and museums have been
erected to commemorate Hitler's victims. Covering these events, media
people chime in with their condemnation.
Here's my question: When have you heard; what annual ceremonies are
held; and what museums have been erected to commemorate the victims of
communism and socialism? Liberals around the world give communists and
socialists a free ride, but let's see whether it's justified.
The former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is the world's premier
murderer. Between 1917 and 1987, the USSR murdered 65 million people.
Red China comes in second place with a murder count of 35 million. That
number is being revised upward with more information coming out of
China. If we include Cambodia, North Korea, Vietnam, Bulgaria, Romania,
Yugoslavia and other socialist/communist countries, the murder toll
exceeds 97 million people. These are not victims of war but murder, or
what some researchers call "democide" and genocide.
"But Williams," you say, "you said liberals give these people a free
ride. What do you mean?" Back during the '60s and '70s, campus radicals
and flower children marched around waving Chairman Mao Zedong's "Red
Book" and chanting praises to him. What happened when President Ronald
Reagan declared, and accurately so, that the Soviet Union was an evil
empire? Liberals in America and Europe, including those in the media,
went ballistic in their condemnation of him. I doubt whether liberals
support the murderous actions of these regimes, but they do support
their philosophy of human control and obedience. Implementation of that
philosophy, however, requires massive brutality.
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Liberals also give murdering regimes in Africa a free ride. Between
1934 and 1987, an estimated 12,000 South African blacks lost their lives
at the hands of the South African government. Black and white liberals
have roundly condemned South Africa. But there's silence and even
praise for murdering governments to the north. Between 1966 and 1979,
Nigeria murdered over 400,000 of its own citizens; between 1975 and
1987, Mozambique murdered 200,000; between 1960 and 1987, Uganda
murdered 579,000; between 1956 and 1987, the Sudan murdered over a
million. Since 1960, over 2.2 million black Africans have been murdered
by their own governments. But for America's black and white liberals,
it's only the 12,000 blacks murdered by South African whites that count.
Communism is seductive. It promises us that people will contribute
according to ability and receive according to needs. Everybody is
equal. Everybody has a right to decent housing, decent food and
affordable medical care. History should have taught us that when we
hear people talk this stuff -- watch out!