The Terrible Cost Of An Intolerant Ideology

Bill WaltonPolitics


Walter E. Williams writes on his blog about Fascism and Communism and what a destructive force both have been in human history

“The 20th century was mankind’s most brutal century. Roughly 16 million people lost their lives during World War I; about 60 million died during World War II. Wars during the 20th century cost an estimated 71 million to 116 million lives. But the number of war dead pales in comparison with the number of people who lost their lives at the hands of their own governments.”

“Why then, are leftists soft on communism?” Williams asks. “The reason they give communists a pass is that they sympathize with the chief goal of communism: restricting personal liberty. In the U.S., the call is for government control over our lives through regulations and taxation. Unfortunately, it matters little whether the Democrats or Republicans have the political power.”

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