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The Worst Mass Murder of All Time
Epoch Times ^ | August 8, 2016 | Jack Phillips

Posted on 03/20/2017 2:13:22 PM PDT by Epoch Times

A writer who exposed the deaths of millions of Chinese people during the Great Leap Forward says the Chinese Communist Party has released more and more documents detailing the bloodshed and famine.

Tens of millions of people died during the Great Leap Forward, former Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong’s pet project from 1958 to 1962—when he thought he could divert rural Chinese farm workers into mass collectives.

While most might assume that Adolf Hitler’s Holocaust, or Joseph Stalin’s purges, or the “Terror Famine” of Ukraine, or perhaps even the slaughter of Native Americans in the New World, were the worst mass killings in history, Mao seemingly outdid them all in an even shorter span of time...


TOPICS: History; Society
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; china; communism; maozedong; socialism
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1 posted on 03/20/2017 2:13:22 PM PDT by Epoch Times
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Sad to say, but I don’t believe Chinese value life. The great conversion to Christianity will change this view over time.


2 posted on 03/20/2017 2:15:30 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is EVIL and needs to be eradicated)
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3 posted on 03/20/2017 2:16:42 PM PDT by DannyTN
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4 posted on 03/20/2017 2:16:45 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

They misspelled ‘FROWARD’...................


5 posted on 03/20/2017 2:19:31 PM PDT by Red Badger (Ending a sentence with a preposition is nothing to be afraid of........)
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To: Epoch Times

Mao seemed to eat well.

But he did get a lot of exercise with that harem of young girls he had.


6 posted on 03/20/2017 2:20:08 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Epoch Times

Yep. Mao was the worst. But let’s not leave Pol Pot off the list.


7 posted on 03/20/2017 2:22:04 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: FatherofFive
Sad to say, but I don’t believe Chinese value life. The great conversion to Christianity will change this view over time.

Having been to China several times, and having done business there, I feel confident in backing up your belief... at least in that the majority there do not value human life (of "others", basically anyone outside of their family or local group) nearly to the extent that most Westerners seem to.

8 posted on 03/20/2017 2:22:23 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: Epoch Times
I think in the end, when we finally find out the true ghastly death toll of the policies of Josef Stalin in the Soviet Union between 1928 and 1953 and Mao Zedong in China between 1949 and 1976, I think a figure as high as 150 million may actually be a conservative estimate. One even wonders if Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's estimate of 100 million Soviet citizens dead from the mass shootings, labor camps, forced exile and deliberate famine might be more closely to the truth than even the current Russian government admits to.
9 posted on 03/20/2017 2:25:00 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: FatherofFive

I don’t think any Orientals value life.


10 posted on 03/20/2017 2:25:45 PM PDT by caver (Trump: Home of the Winner)
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To: Teacher317

Having been to China several times, and having done business there, I feel confident in backing up your belief... at least in that the majority there do not value human life (of “others”, basically anyone outside of their family or local group) nearly to the extent that most Westerners seem to.”

I agree but I think that communism is part of the blame for that.


11 posted on 03/20/2017 2:26:34 PM PDT by Fai Mao (I still want to see The PIAPS in prison)
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To: FatherofFive
...I don’t believe Chinese value life...

It isn't the Chinese, per se, any more than it was the Russians, or the Germans. Most ideologies prior to the 20th Century placed little value on human life, or at least, on human life adhering to "other" ideologies. Marxism, in all its derivative forms including Socialism, Nazism, Maoism, Stalinism and many other customizations, is responsible for more deaths than anything other than Islam, and Islam had a 12 century head start!

As a side note, regarding the massive death toll visited upon the Native Americans by the colonial powers, it was mostly accidental. There was no plan to infect the native peoples and cause a 95% depopulation of the American continents. I won't deny there were subsequent atrocities (committed by both sides) but that initial hit the native tribes took was not deliberate.

12 posted on 03/20/2017 2:27:44 PM PDT by calenel (The Democratic Party is a Criminal Enterprise. It is the Socialist Mafia.)
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To: RayChuang88

All I know is that Stalin had a census done, realized how many people he and Lenin had managed to kill, then executed the census takes to keep it secret...


13 posted on 03/20/2017 2:28:06 PM PDT by Little Ray (Freedom Before Security!)
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To: Teacher317
Well, my experiences are that Asians will do much more for their "in-group" - family, friends, business partners - than Westerners typically do. If they are indifferent to the general public beyond their circle, it probably stems more from a general Asian religious/philosophical belief in reincarnation, i.e., "So what if some random stranger dies? He'll be back soon, anyway."

The Chinese I've met and worked with are not at all malicious...and not at all Communist. But they aren't into faux, insincere expressions of sympathy the way Americans are, either.

14 posted on 03/20/2017 2:36:12 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL]-[GALT]-[DELETE])
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To: caver; FatherofFive
In my (non-expert) opinion, the underlying philosophies of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism support a profound respect for life, inasmuch as the root value of filial piety expands to encompass a whole "chain of being" view of a well-ordered society.

However, people fall short of the best of their cultural ethos.

Tragically. Bloodily.

And always.

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15 posted on 03/20/2017 2:36:38 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (In theory, there's no difference between theory and practice, but in practice, there is. -Yogi Berra)
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To: Epoch Times

And the left covers it up.


16 posted on 03/20/2017 2:42:50 PM PDT by TBP (0bama lies, Granny dies.)
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My lady friend, Yi, was sent as a young teenager, to rice paddies in the Southern mountains. The two previous girls who had occupied her hut, had hung themselves from the rafters! He father, a Chinese intellectual, listed in Who’s Who, spoke 12 languages! He was sent to work in a radio factory.


17 posted on 03/20/2017 2:43:22 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra (Don't touch that thing Don't let anybody touch that thing!I'm a Doctor and I won't touch that thing!)
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To: calenel

Well said.


18 posted on 03/20/2017 2:45:26 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Epoch Times

Combat deaths:
In all wars between 1900 and 1987, including World Wars I and II, Vietnam, Korea, and the Mexican and Russian Revolutions = 34,100,000 combat deaths

The Soviet Union:
WWII Combat deaths: 26,400,000 - Sokolov
WWII Civilian deaths: 24,000,000 - Korol

Murdered by Stalin: 1917-1987 61,911,000

Germany:
WWII Combat deaths: 4,750,000 - Eckhardt
WWII Civilian deaths: 3,800,000 - Encarta
Murdered by Hitler: 1933-1945 20,946,000

China:
WWII Combat deaths: 6,400,000 - Kinder

Mao by starvation: 1958-1961 38,000,000
Mao by murder: 1923-1949 3,466,000
1949-1987 35,236,000
1923-1987 76,702,000
153,000,000
Japan:
WWII Combat deaths: 2,000,000 - Urlanis
Japanese by murder:
10,000,000
369,366 - Nanking, China
Note: Does not count those murdered by Japan in China and SE Asia, Pacific Islands

Yugoslavia:
WWII Combat deaths: 400,000 - Eckhardt
WWII Civilian deaths: 1,400,000 - Urlanis

Poland:
WWII Combat deaths: 850,000 - HarperCollins
WWII Civilian deaths: 6,028,000

Italy:
WWII Combat deaths: 400,000 - Urlanis
WWII Civilian deaths: 152,941 - Britannica

US:
WWII Combat deaths: 408,000 - Eckhardt
WWII Army Air Corp deaths: 80,000 (includded in above total)
WWII Civilian deaths: 15,300

Note: Does not count those who were murdered after Vietnam war (2 mil), or Cambodia - (4 mil)


19 posted on 03/20/2017 3:14:53 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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Abortion in the US still beats it. Reported legal surgical abortions since legalization in 1973 is 59 million plus, according to http://www.numberofabortions.com which does not include the number of abortions overseas that we have exported, financially speaking (Trump quickly cut off taxpayer funding for that), it doesn’t include the number of pharmaceutical oy induced abortions, a number which used to be published by the CDC, but came off that site during the obama administration, and which is a much larger number than 59 million

There are no kids. Not at church, not at the pond, skating, not at the beach none downtown in a Saturday afternoon


20 posted on 03/20/2017 3:35:30 PM PDT by stanne
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