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I hate to appear to be defending communists, which I am not,
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the atrocities and genocide has continued. From Rwanda, the Balkans, to Darfur. Communism has very little to do with it.
This is pretty slippery. China certainly has the label "communist", but Maoism is pretty different from Marxism and the post-Mao governments are even more different.
And that constitutes 65 percent of the claimed 100 million victims.
The truth is there's probably a big difference between deaths "in the name of Communism" and deaths that actually resulted from the application of Marx's theories.
On this site yes. In fact with this statement you do it yourself. Hitler launched the most destructive war in the history of mankind
So when one says, "if we had done X instead, South Vietnam wouldn't have fallen", the correct response is "how would that have made things better?".
And so all the myriad complexities of three very different theories of politics, government, and the nation-state are reduced to one sentence. This is what I love about conservatives. "They're all alike!"
I hate to appear to be defending communistsNazis, which I am not, but the twentieth century was a particularly bloody one.
Well, I guess that depends whether one is asking from the perspective of an American liberal or a South Vietnamese citizen.
You are being totally intellectually dishonest, David. Because you know damned well that you don't support sending the American military anywhere large numbers of people are dying.
You are willing to let people die without US military intervention just like I am. So you have no standing to make the critique that people died after the fall of Saigon.