The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“This factual approach puts Communism in what is, after all, its basic human perspective. For it was in truth a “tragedy of planetary dimensions” (in the French publisher’s characterization), with a grand total of victims variously estimated by contributors to the volume at between 85 million and 100 million. Either way, the Communist record offers the most colossal case of political carnage in history. And when this fact began to sink in with the French public, an apparently dry academic work became a publishing sensation, the focus of impassioned political and intellectual debate.

The shocking dimensions of the Communist tragedy, however, are hardlv news to any serious student of twentieth-century history, at least when the different Leninist regimes are taken individually The real news is that at this late date the truth should come as such a shock to the public at large. To be sure, each major episode of the tragedy— Stalin’s Gulag, Mao Zedong’s Great Leap Forward and his Cultural Revolution, Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge — had its moment of notoriety. But these horrors soon faded away into “history”; nor did anyone trouble to add up the total and set it before the public. The surprising size of this total, then, partly explains the shock the volume provoked.” – Stephane Courtois – From the Foreword to the English edition of  The Black Book of Communism




11 Comments

  1. We are faced not with the Communism of the past, but a high tech tyrannical and evil elite that seek total world domination, that uses some of the constructs of Communism and radical Islam as a front, and mechanisms of control.

    1. Karl Marx = “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” =
      The >old Communist ideas still appeal to many Americans today. … Many cynical and disingenuous politicians cater to such Americans.
      All the libtard politicians are >cronies of the Evil Elites that seek world domination and total control.

      The ~>voluntary poor cry out, “We ~need free money for weed!” … “We ~need more free stuff!”… “We ~need free food, free clothes, free shelter, and free socialized medicine!”… We >DON’T ~need to work; we ~need free cable television and more FREE money for WEED!”… “I’m terribly, terribly sick and can’t work. I really ~need FREE medical marijuana.”
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      RUDOLPH J. RUMMEL (deceased) still has an Internet site at Hawaii(dot)edu/powerkills about 20TH CENTURY DEMOCIDE. (Democide means death by government)
      His estimate for government caused death is 262,000,000 people.

  2. But we are all but forced to remember the Holocaust and #NeverAgain as if Mao and our WW2 ALLY PAPA JOE STALIN weren’t monsters.

    And we need reparations for slavery and while Seattle can keep Lenin, we need to tear down General Lee.

    The late Will Durant still has his Pulitzer for his Holodomor denial piece.

    1. All SurvivalBlog readers should consider, there has been a World Wide change to daily routines, because of the Covid 19, Wuhan Flu.
      To be kind to ~all the doctors and world leaders, there is information that the Wuhan Flu virus may have leaked out of a Biological >Weapons Laboratory in Wuhan, China. [People were unusually scared]

      We know duplicitous China covered up the nature of the virus and its originating source. (Even today deception by China and its cronies in America continues.)

      The economic shut down because of the Wuhan Release is part of Amazing Coincidences. =
      The America economy was taking off like a Rocket Ship, Trump was trying to severe the economic draining of money from American, by China and their Globalists cronies; ~ Suddenly as the money fuel for China was being threatened, China ‘leaked’ the Wuhan Flu on the World, and brought the American Economic Rocket Ship back to Earth.

      Of course China’s cronies in the USA are saying it’s all Trump’s fault. … With the 2020 election approaching, China Joe is being hailed as the savior from all things Trump.
      China Joe will campaign on ‘Make America More Dependent on China Once Again!’ and keep importing ‘More Cheap Stuff!’ … The promises by China Joe will be for more service jobs, as in Servitude Jobs to the Wealthy Globalists.

      The quarantine and shutdowns provided practice for preppers and their preps. Hopefully, more people now realize only God knows the future with certainty.

      1. GGHD, The only lab on the planet with all the required viruses and machinery to fabricate this bioweapon is Ft. Detrick,Md,USA. This is why it is called “novel” as it did not come from any natural source they even included Aids genes just for fun and secondary effects. TPTB showed their hand by announcing a”viral” infection in Wuhan in November before the Chinese thought it was a normal influenza. 300 US “military” personnel attended the World Military Games but won 0 medals(?!!!) and will not locate these personnel or who they were. At the same time Bill Gates was paying for a biowarfare simulation COVID19. There might be coincidences but too many kind of narrows it down(apply Occams Razor).

        1. VT, thank you for your reply and input. There’s a lot of information about the Wuhan Flu. Communist China is still keeping ‘outside’ experts out of the Wuhan Lab.

          This is one article on the Internet from the WashingtonTimes.

          “Coronavirus may have originated in lab linked to China’s biowarfare program”

          “Editor’s note (March 25, 2020): Since this story ran, scientists outside of China have had a chance to study the SARS-CoV-2 virus. (itself) They concluded it does not show signs of having been manufactured or purposefully manipulated in a lab, though the exact origin remains murky and experts debate whether it may have leaked from a Chinese lab that was studying it.”
          [Original Story] =

          “The deadly animal-borne coronavirus spreading globally may have originated in a laboratory in the city of Wuhan linked to China’s covert biological weapons program, said an Israeli biological warfare analyst.”

          “Radio Free Asia last week rebroadcast a Wuhan television report from 2015 showing China’s most advanced virus research laboratory, known the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The laboratory is the only declared site in China capable of working with deadly viruses.”

          “Dany Shoham, a former Israeli military intelligence officer who has studied Chinese biological warfare, said the institute is linked to Beijing’s covert bio-weapons program.”

          “Certain laboratories in the institute have probably been engaged, in terms of research and development, in Chinese [biological weapons], at least collaterally, yet not as a principal facility of the Chinese BW alignment,” Mr. Shoham told The Washington Times.”

          “Work on biological weapons is conducted as part of dual civilian-military research and is “definitely covert,” he said in an email.”

          “Mr. Shoham holds a doctorate in medical microbiology. From 1970 to 1991, he was a senior analyst with Israeli military intelligence for biological and chemical warfare in the Middle East and worldwide. He held the rank of lieutenant colonel.”

          “China has denied having any offensive biological weapons, but a State Department report last year revealed suspicions of covert biological warfare work.” ………
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          Ockham’s razor ‘Internet Dictionary’
          the principle (attributed to William of Occam) that in explaining a thing no more assumptions should be made than are necessary.
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          China does have a research laboratory in Wuhan China. The Virus seems to have ‘leaked’ to the public in Wuhan China.

          We really don’t know for certainty for now, about all the truth in this Wuhan Flu Virus event. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of Fake News.
          We do know that ~ Communist China excels in stealing other people’s ideas and work. +The Communists will kill a lot of people without remorse.

          ‘The Powers That Be’ ~ We shall know the Truth eventually at the end of time.
          Occam’s Razor is good for analysis. …….. But, as readers of SurvivalBlog, …. we should also use a >safety razor, and ensure we have needed preps. The advertisers on SurvivalBlog have good prices and good preps.

      2. I appreciate the wisdom you share.
        Loved, “is part of Amazing Coincidences.” Am definitely going to use that.

        “Hopefully, more people now realize only God knows the future with certainty.”

        Well said.

    2. The famous quote “there are lies, damned lies and statistics” applies here. This is a case of “oh look, if we count enough people the ‘death rate’ for Covid-19 isn’t so bad”. But look at how many died in NY City and it ain’t even close to over it is just getting started. Sometime this month our U.S. death toll will pass 100,000. Sometimes early next month the toll will pass 150,000, in the U.S. alone. And then it will pass 200,000 and then it will pass 250,000 and eventually those who would try to minimize this illness would run out of things to compare it with. But no worries, there will be some statistical artifact that someone can use to claim that Covid-19 isn’t so bad.

  3. My understanding that Dr. Pederson’s of My Doctor Suggest was raided yesterday and his lab, products, Youtube video’s, and bank accounts were all confiscated. I went to his home page and sure enough everything is gone. For those of you that don’t know, he mostly deals in products with structured silver. While I am not really too familiar with his site or work, this is an example of government overreach. This is his Bio and you decide.

    Dear Natural Health Enthusiast,
    My name is Dr Gordon Pedersen Dr, I hold three doctor’s degrees. I have a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine. I have a Ph.D. from the Toxicology program at Utah State University, where I also have Ph.D. degrees in Immunology and Biology. I am Board Certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and also holds a Masters degree in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness. I performed an internship with Jonas Salk, the American medical researcher noted for the discovery and development of the polio vaccine. I have formulated over 150 products, was a Bronze medalist in the 2003 Utah Winter Games, and I’m a Best Selling Author.

    I have spent countless hours reviewing silver information and am frequently called upon as the world’s leading authority on silver as a health tool. I’m a Distinguished Speaker for Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA) and have worked with several National and International governmental organizations on the topic of silver. I have volunteered and personally funded efforts to bring silver’s benefits into Africa’s poorest communities with dramatic results on malaria.

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