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Liberals, Progressives and Socialists

Francis97 Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 4:06 PM
Stalin’s regime is said to have killed 20 to 30 MILLION persons. The Manchu government is said to have killed over 20 MILLION persons. Hitler’s regime is said to have killed 6 MILLION Jews. Pol Pot’s regime is said to have killed 1.7 MILLION persons. None of these regimes were democratic republics.
PatInTexas Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 5:39 PM
Your argument is weak, made of straw. Do you think the German people voted Hitler in because he ran on a platform to start a world take over and murder Jews in death camps? By the way, the Germans considered themselves a democracy. They VOTED for someone who's intent was hidden from them. Gee, sound familiar?

" The only requirement is that one has to believe in the primacy of the state over individual rights."
3129 Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 6:06 PM
Hitler ran on a platform that the lousy economy was the government's fault, and offered hope and change. Sound familiar? Viva la revolucion.
renny4 Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 7:26 PM
Hitler and his party only got 1/3 of the vote in 1933, but as it was a parliamentarian gov, through a coalition, the Nat Socialist created a majorty in the Reichstag, and Hitler became chancellor (prime minister) because he headed the Nazis and the coalition. After the fire in the Reichstag and its blame on the commies, Hitler declared a national emergency, and no elections were held again until after the war.
kathleen407 Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 4:24 PM
Hitler killed 6 mil Jews AND 6 mil others in the camps. Equal number of non Jews. Important to know. Like many other warmongers the first they killed were intellectuals, pastors and other opinion molders.
renny4 Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 7:20 PM
WW II killed 100 million world wide and was started by Hitler.
In Europe, especially in Germany, hoisting a swastika-emblazoned Nazi flag is a crime. For decades after World War II, people have hunted down and sought punishment for Nazi murderers, who were responsible for the deaths of more than 20 million people.

Here's my question: Why are the horrors of Nazism so well-known and widely condemned but not those of socialism and communism? What goes untaught -- and possibly is covered up -- is that socialist and communist ideas have produced the greatest evil in mankind's history. You say, "Williams, what in the world are you talking about? Socialists, communists and their fellow...