quick to point out that throughout history large numbers of people were
killed in the name of religion, but they fail to mention the countless who
were killed by leaders who worshipped themselves or by Communists who were
driven by a hatred for God and Religion.
"The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror,
Repression, published by Harvard University Press, is the work of eleven
scholars that ignited a continental firestorm when it first hit bookstores
in France in 1997. The authors estimate the century's death toll at the
hands of Communist governments (excluding wars) at 100 million people.
Country by country, deaths by the state in China stand at 65 million, in
the USSR 20 million, Vietnam 1 million, North Korea 2 million, Cambodia 2
million, Eastern Europe 1 million, Latin America 150,000, Africa 1.7
million, and Afghanistan 1.5 million. Additionally, the international
Communist movement murdered about 10,000 people throughout the world."
Daniel J Flynn, "Ideas Have
Consequences... Like Murder, Tyranny, and Repression," Accuracy in
"Sadly, the specter of Communism
still haunts the world. In Russia, one-third of the people believe that
Stalin "did more good than bad for the country," according to a recent poll.
In China, thousands of dissidents are imprisoned in the slave labor camps
known as the laogai. In North Korea, masses starve as the leadership
threatens to unleash nuclear war. In Cuba, dissidents are routinely
imprisoned for peacefully petitioning for democratic reform."
Victims of Communism Memorial