I’ve been kicking around a theory for a bit…so it is a bit raw, but please bear with me.
Now while I am no historian, I do love history, especially the actions and thoughts of people both famous and not-so-famous. [One of my favs: About an Italian Forced Laborer in Nazi Germany].
So here is my theory, what if all the people who we have heard about in history that have committed atrocities all have a link, one thing that connects them? I think that there might be more than one…what is one link, well obviously, they are filled with hatred, but what if there is more…what if they all are in their heart of hearts…statists? What do I mean? Well, let’s look at some history…
Heinrich Kramer (and allegedly Jakob Sprenger), author(s) of the infamous Malleus Maleficarum (aka Hammer of the Witches), a misogynist, statist, book filled with falsehoods, misinterpretations, and a good spattering of silliness, such as penis stealing.
Socialism/Communism, (yes I know Marxists like to say there is a difference but to the peasants/kulaks, and basically anyone is not a apparatchik or high government official, they are the same). Do I really need to document the literally millions of people who were killed outright, by starvation or being worked to death, allowed to die due to lack of medical treatment and other methods, because they were deemed ‘undesirables‘?
I would even go so far as to postulate that there is not now and never has been any socialist/communist governments. The governments that claim that are nothing more than statist dictatorships, irrelevant of their supposed left or right leanings. The whole left/right thing is more of an academic debate, then a ‘ground truth’, as far as I am concerned, and no doubt if the millions who have died (due to government dictate) could speak, they would agree.
But I digress, if all of these people all hate freedom, i.e. freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, Freedom of peaceful assembly, you know all those freedoms that are guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. Are they not more similar than different, when it comes to John Q. Public types, like us? So perhaps instead of getting into a pointless academic debate over the differences between communism, socialism, Nazi’s, Islamic fundamentalists, racists, and any other Freedom hating groups of people, perhaps we could just group them all together and call it day, and then get on with marginalizing them and their lies and propaganda.
[I was going to add some pictures of the atrocities but I felt that was not only unnecessary but too graphic for some of our younger readers, if you wish to see evidence of these crimes, please bing/google Gulag or Concentration Camp]