So it’s May 1st the pagan holiday of Beltane. If you celebrate, hope you have a wonderful day.
But more people know this day as May Day. The international day of Communism and Socialism. Over 100 Million dead!
Let’s take at the death toll of government that brought us gulags, killing fields, the resurgence of crucifixion (yes, the Chinese crucified Tibetan monks and dissidents). Forced labor, controlled famines, repression…the death toll is, according the obscenely well researched book The Black Book of Communism: Crime, Terror, and Repression edited by Stepane Courtois puts the number of all Communist/Marxist (where religion is always persecuted and outlawed) at about 100 million dead. Now you could say it’s unfair that I just use the number the book lists and not say some Marxist tripe historian who probably put the number under 10 million…well I deal in reality and the fact that some historians have called the 100 Million estimate “too conservative,” I think I’m safe with sticking with that number. But please go on, tell me that Communists have not killed millions.
So please remember if you see someone celebrating today for political reasons remember they are celebrating murder. Don’t worry about them though, karma catches up with everyone (sometimes not in this life, but it always comes through). But feel free to remind them they are reveling in death and torture.