People are not Dollars


In one of the chapters in his book Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government, Thomas DiLorenzo discusses “the extent to which various governments during the twentieth century committed acts of mass murder against their own citizens.” He makes the point that communistic and socialistic regimes are unopposed to killing their own people when citizens resist the centralized planning and political power required by such totalitarianism. Dissenters are murdered when “the rulers of such regimes find that the continued existence [of such dissenters]is incompatible with [the regime’s]beliefs and goals.” Following Caiaphas’ advice to the Sanhedrin regarding Jesus, socialistic and communistic regimes believe that it is expedient for one man to die for the people, so that the whole nation does not perish (John 11:50 and 18:14). However, murderous regimes seldom stop at one.

In The Black Book of Communism is it estimated that

the Soviets murdered at least 20 million of their own citizens; the Chinese socialists killed 65 million; Vietnamese socialists murdered 1 million; the North Koreans killed 2 million; 1 million perished in Eastern Europe; 150,000 in Latin America; 1.7 million in Africa; and 1.5 million in Afghanistan.

And this doesn’t include the millions upon millions of German citizens murdered by the Nazis. In addition, according to DiLorenzo, it also does not include the nearly half a million American citizens of the Confederacy, which were killed in Lincoln’s war of Union aggression. DiLorenzo argues that Lincoln never viewed Southern secession as valid, which means that he was, in reality, killing his own people.

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