China's dictatorship then & now: 'pure, murderous evil'
Between 1966 and 1968, Mao Zedong encouraged Red Guards and rebels to take power from the Chinese Communist Party authorities of the state and to form revolutionary committees. In the chaos and violence that ensued, millions died and scores of millions more were injured, tortured, and/or imprisoned in concentration camps.
"[T]he Chinese Communist Party's central committee issued a document, at the dictation of chairman Mao Zedong, summoning an assault on 'reactionary bourgeois elements' and 'poisonous weeds lurking within the heart of the party.
"Thus was the disastrous Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution launched.
"Nine days later, a poster was put up at the elite Beijing University denouncing bourgeois control of educational institutions. Within weeks, Red Guards had begun to act on these approved messages, beating their teachers and others formerly in authority, and Mao issued his own notorious poster on August 5 urging Chinese to 'Bombard the headquarters'.
"For 10 terrifying years, China was hurled into anarchy.
"Historians now say Mao launched the Cultural Revolution because he was losing his sole grip on economic policy following the Great Leap Forward, which he initiated in 1958.
"By then 72, and lacking a capacity to win his case within the party hierarchy by debate, he pursued a simple political solution: the denigration, incarceration and death of his rivals through smear.
"While Beijing-based writer Jasper Becker has convincingly established that the Great Leap caused 30 million to die by starvation, the numbers killed or hounded to suicide during the Cultural Revolution remain uncertain, and are estimated by academics at anything from two million to 20 million." Source
"For pure murderous evil, there has never been a force to compare with Communism. The Nazis didn't come close … the Nazis exterminated 11 million innocents; the Communist death toll surpasses 100 million. Nazi power lasted from 1933 to 1945. The Communist nightmare began in November 1917, and continues to this day." Source
"Lenin regarded his enemies as 'bloodsuckers' and 'noxious insects' … The authors' research offers a rough exposition of the crimes of communism: USSR, 20 million deaths; China, 65 million deaths; Vietnam, 1 million deaths; North Korea, 2 million deaths; Cambodia, 2 million deaths; Eastern Europe, 1 million deaths; Latin America, 150,000 deaths; Africa, 1.7 million deaths; Afghanistan, 1.5 million deaths; the international communist movement and communist parties not in power, about 10,000 deaths.
"Communism compiled a lengthy enemies list, which included political parties, clergy, intellectuals, shopkeepers, many ethnic groups, and other 'socially dangerous elements.' Enemies were starved and worked to death; executed with bullets, shovels, and hammers; devoured by dogs; lit on fire; and made to kill one another for their capturers' amusement." Source
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