The Face Of Socialism
Socialism is the only political group and system that publicly promotes genocide as part of its ideology.
Revolutionary genocide, mass killing and racial extermination are justified as a way of reforming society.
Socialism and Communism in human history terms are a very new concept. Democracy and Capitalism can trace their routes back thousands of years. Socialism as an idea has only been around since the mid-1800s, and only attempted to be used for the first time in 1922, with the formation of the Soviet Union.
Today Socialism and Communism are compared to Capitalist Democracies and offered as an alternative, with many thinking these are comparable and equivalent.
It's unfortunate, but when Socialism and Communism are taught at schools, it is as an alternative form of government focusing on the more palatable part of the Socialist ideology and overlooking large portions of its history.
The reality is that that in the very short time that Socialism has been around, it has left a bloodstain on human history like nothing before it. When we talk about Socialism, we need to keep in context what it is and how it has been used to enslave and terrorizes entire nations.
Government Public Slavery
Marx and Engels had defined Socialism as "the abolitionism of private property." The most fundamental component of private property, self-ownership, was abolished first.
-- Yuri Maltsev
Slavery is the ownership and control of another human being by another person. Where that person is not allowed to make choices for themself, rather they are told what to do and serve another person's agenda.
Socialist governments need to control everything around them, or the unnatural system of Socialism falls apart part. To achieve this it starts with the abolishment of private property rights and laws, and the state takes ownership of everything, under the banner of collective ownership. What people often don't realise is that they are giving up far more than their land and businesses, they giving up the right to themselves and controlling their own lives.
In a Socialist state, the government dictates terms to all the people, and you don't have a choice. If you decide to speak out the result is often persecution in the form of political prisoners. Where a person is jailed for no other reason than to speak out against the government. All political prisoners are a form of oppression of human rights and a form of government control.
Socialism is a form of public slavery where the government owns and controls all the people of a country. We not talking about a single person owning a few slaves, or maybe as many as a few hundred slaves that were common in previous centuries. We talking about entire countries, millions of people being owned and controlled by the government.
During the cold war, we would often hear or read about a high profile person that defected to the West, by sneaking out of the Soviet Union to Europe or the US. In a Democratic country, the government does not stop its people from leaving and moving around. Defection is a prison escape, where a person is escaping the Socialist jail that is their country and the government slavery that comes with it.
Bloodshed & Genocide
All forms of oppression and control of people come with some form of violence. In a Socialist government, violence is necessary as you cant stay in power without controlling the people through some form of fear.
The people don't want to work when their efforts don't benefit them, making violence and fear necessary in all Socialist countries. The levels of violence and brutal bloodshed we have witnessed is incomprehensible and staggering.
Democide: the intentional killing of an unarmed or disarmed person by government agents acting in their authoritative capacity and pursuant to government policy or high command.
-- Rudolph Joseph Rummel
Many have tried to count and measure the number of people murdered by Socialist governments in the short 100 years it has existed. Often referred to as non-combatant deaths, and the numbers often have wide ranges depending on the definitions used to count a murder.
Some would only count death as when somebody is intentionally killed. Firing squads or a gunshot to the back of the head being some of the most common. Others include indirect murders that were the result of deliberate state policy with forced starvation and deliberate famines being some of the most horrific. The Holodomor is a horrific example of this, where an estimated 7 million Ukrainian people had all their food taken away, and starved to death between 1932 and 1933.
The result of all these differences is a very wide range of numbers, ranging from as low as 60 Million and as high as 220 Million. The most often quoted number is an estimate of 100 Million people proposed in the Black Book of Communism (1999) published by Stéphane Courtois.
What many don't realise is that the Nazis of Adolph Hitler were also Socialist, and most numbers quoted exclude the genocides of World War 2. The 11 million murdered by Nazis, including the 6 million Jews referred to as the Holocaust that took place during the war and Nazi Germany's occupation of foreign territories. The argument is that we cant state they were killed by their own government.
The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.
-- Joseph Stalin
One person that spent most of his life trying to quantify this number was political Science professor Rudolph Joseph Rummel that researched and published several books including Death by Government published in 1987.
To define the difference between genocide and being murdered by their government, Rummel coined the term Democide.
In his book, Death by Government Rummel estimated that 212 million people were killed by governments with 148 million people murdered by Socialist governments in the 70 years from 1917 to 1987.
In later books, Rummel revised his total number up to 272 and state this was his low estimate, and he believes the real number to be closer to 400 million.
Socialist Death Toll Summary
Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem.
-- Joseph Stalin
According to "Death by Government", from highest to lowest, Socialist countries that murdered more than 1 million of their own people.
Looking at the number of deaths at the hands of Socialists is horrific, but the numbers do not tell the full story. A major feature of all Socialist governments is political detention centres and forced labour camps, commonly known as concentration camps.
Many nations over their history have had a form of concentration camp for short periods, often around times of war. The difference with Socialist states is that concentration camps are a significant feature of the Socialist government systems that make the system function.
Many people are appalled at the pictures, stories and documentaries that came out of the Nazi concentration camps of World War 2. We know a lot about the conditions and all the horrific torture and medical experimentation that were performed on prisoners. What a lot of people don't know is that the Soviet Union ran forced labour camps, that many consider much worse for most of its 69-years of existence.
As the Allies were advancing on Berlin and liberating Nazi concentration camps, the Soviet Union would take them over and putting them back into use and use them for decades to come.
Fear To Control
The Soviet Union created the Gulag system and opened its first camp on April 15, 1919. They quickly expanded, reaching a high under Stalin of over 400 camps. Then the Ministry of Internal Affairs order No 020 of January 25, 1960, put an end to the Gulag system, but what many do not know is that force labour camps still existed until as late as December 1987 with one of the most famous and last to close being Perm-36.
The Soviet Union collapsed a few years later as the Socialist system does not work without fear, forcing compliance by the people.
Today countries try and hide their camps trying to disguise them as regular prisons or giving them a politically correct name, calling them rehabilitation centres. It does not matter what you call them, the result is the same. From Cube to China, if you speak out against your government, your life is in danger and could find yourself arrested, imprisoned, tortured and murdered.
Free Labour, Big Money
All countries and government need money, and the corrupt leaders of Socialist states enjoy taking a large amount of the money they have control over for themselves. Forced labour camps, where anyone could be sent, at a moments notice for stepping out of line is extremely effective at controlling people through fear, but it also serves a financial purpose.
Leading up to World War 2 forced labour camps provided the Soviet Union with 76% of its tin, 60% of its gold and 46% of its nickel. From cobalt to timber, the Soviet Socialist machine was fed and built on the backs and blood of its own people, that it exploited and killed.
Most regions of the world at some point were run and controlled by Monarchies, where a King or Queen ruled the land. This rule was ended only through death or giving up the thrown through abdication, handing power down to the next person in the family.
Over time these Monarchies have fallen away and most of the ones that still exist today are constitutional Monarchies, where the power of the Monarchy is limited. Sometimes to the point that their existence is just ceremonial and they have no real power or control.
Democracies also limit the power of a government by limiting the number of terms a single person can rule. Socialist governments do the opposite, and each leader will cling to power as long as possible.
As Socialist governments over time do more and more unspeakable things, and skeletons in their closets start to build up, a lot of mistrust at the top start's to build. This mistrust leads to leaders handing over power only to their family or closest cronies.
Socialist governments have become the modern equivalent of the old traditional royal Monarchies, just in a new form. Instead of speaking about a royal family, we speak about a political party that is always in power. All that ever changes is the face at the top leading the party.
Comprehending The Numbers
It is easy to glaze over the numbers and not fully understand or comprehend what we facing here. To get the message across some would resort to showing people pictures of mass graves and firing squads.
To fully put the numbers into focus, picture yourself born into a Socialist country. You are a young child and your family gets told to move because the government wants to build a factory where you live. Your father protests and starts asking questions. A few days later a group of men come into your home in front of all your neighbours and takes your mother and farther into the streets and shoots them both. Sending a public message to the community, and the message was written in blood.
Now look at the numbers again and know that all these people were violently murdered by the government of the country they lived in. Not because they committed a crime, but because they got in the way, spoke out or were different ethnically or religiously.
The Peoples War
During the Chinese communist revolutionary, Mao Zedong invented a strategy called the Peoples War. The focus of a peoples war is about maintaining control and support of the people through fear and violence. Drawing your enemy out where you are strongest, and most likely to defeat them. The concept of a People's War has been adopted and unleashed all over the world including South Africa.
The ANC government paints a very friendly picture, of its rise to power, and its fight against Apartheid. What is hidden and never talked about is that in the 1980s the ANC adopted violence as their weapon, and unleashed their own Peoples War.
This violence was not only directed at the Apartheid government, as many are lead to believe. In a peoples war, there is no distinction between combatants and civilians. You either support the ANC or are against them, and even children are fair game in a peoples war.
Ensuring ANC Leadership In Blood
With our boxes of matches and our necklaces, we shall liberate this country.
-- Winnie Mandela
From September 1984 to April 1994, the death toll related to ANC political violence is estimated at 20,500. What many do not know, is that over 15,000 were killed between 1990 and 1994. This is after the unbanning of the ANC, and the start of negotiations to create a non-racial Democracy. The vast majority of the people killed at the hands of the ANC were black, and the only reason for their death being that they were political rivals of the ANC or used to send a message.
The ANC's Peoples war with the guidance of the SACP was about being the only black political opposition. So when freedom comes, they would be the only option as a black leadership to rule the country.
The primary targets of the ANC's violent rampage were the leaders and supporters of any other black organization. With groups like the Black Consciousness Movement (BC), Inkatha later renamed to the IFP, Azanian People's Organisation (Azapo) and the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) being targeted. With retaliation attacks by the ANC targeted groups further escalating the violence.
The killings were public, brutal, shocking and as violent as possible to ensure compliance by the general public through fear. One of the most famous tools of terror invented by the ANC being necklacing, where a victim has a tire placed around their chest and set on fire.
These methods of political violence and murder have all been seen before. The rise to power of Hitler, Lenin, Mao, Pol Pot, Castro, were all preceded by a violent killing of their political rivals, so the general public had no choice but to follow them or keep quiet.
Once in power, the violence would continue to maintain and solidify that power. Once a political organisation chooses to use violence to take and maintain power, it's difficult for them to stop.
The question we need to ask ourselves is if the ANC's Peoples War ended with Apartheid, or did the ANC continue its People's War.
Learning From The Past
With the collapse of the Soviet Union, many believe the threat of Socialism to Democracies to be over. The Cold War has ended, and we can sleep easy knowing this threat is gone. Unfortunately, this is less true today than it was during the height of the Cold War and Soviet power.
Patriot Democracy believes Socialism to be the single biggest threat to our Democracy and the people of South Africa. With threat seemingly going unnoticed and unchallenged by the majority.
To prevent history from repeating itself, we need to learn from it and educate our children about it. One of the most accessible ways we believe to be the 2008 documentary "The Soviet Story".
We recommend all Patriots watch "The Soviet Story" and to help encourage our youth to watch it. Once people better understand what Socialism is and looks like, we hope they would think twice before supporting it.
The Real Face Of Socialism
The real numbers do not matter, 60 or 200 Million people killed by their own government, it's a terrible number. What is important is to recognise the face of Socialism and what it really is.
Socialism is not an alternative form of governance or system that can be compared to Democracy. Socialism is a propaganda fueled sales pitch and strategy for taking over a country and forming a Totalitarian Autocratic Dictatorship.
Socialism ideology openly promotes genocide and mass killing to reshape society into the form they prefer. All Marxist writings and promotion of Socialist ideas could be seen as hate speech, and not an alternative form of government.