How Many People Has Socialism Killed?

Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-il = 100 MILLION people killed by socialism.

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Matt Kibbe

Matt Kibbe is President at Free the People, an educational foundation using video storytelling to turn on the next generation to the values of personal liberty and peaceful cooperation. He is also co-founder and partner at Fight the Power Productions, a video and strategic communications company. Kibbe is the host of BlazeTV’s Kibbe on Liberty, a popular podcast that insists that you think for yourself.

Dubbed “the scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is the author three books, most recently the #2 New York Times bestseller Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto.

He was senior advisor for a Rand Paul Presidential Super PAC in 2016, and later co-founded AlternativePAC to promote libertarian values.

In 2004 Kibbe founded FreedomWorks, a national grassroots advocacy organization, and served as President until his departure in 2015. Steve Forbes said: “Kibbe has been to FreedomWorks what Steve Jobs was to Apple.”

An economist by training, Kibbe did graduate work at George Mason University and received his B.A. from Grove City College. He serves at the whim of his awesome wife Terry, and their three objectivist cats, Roark, Ragnar and Rearden. Kibbe is a fanatical DeadHead, drinker of craft beer and whisky, and collector of obscure books on Austrian economics.

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  • Communism, my friend, there really is a difference. And the killing had nothing to do with the failures of the system but the rue of assholes. something we are now well familiar.

    • Yes socialism requires a strong government which gives the a platform in more free country’s with weaker governments this never happened and central planning is not agile enough to plan proper food distribution and starving ensues

      • Common misconception, the USSR did not fail due to communism, the USSR failed because it was too large. This is also where the stereotype “communism starves” comes from. Communism requires equal distribution of foods and since the USSR was way too big it collapsed simply because there was more people than there was food.

        • This doesn’t make sense for a couple of reasons. First off, the citizens of the USSR didn’t suddenly pop into existence as soon as the USSR came into being. The areas controlled by the USSR were populated prior to their annexation by that nation, and there was enough food for their citizens to remain alive then.

          Secondly, the USSR lost 24,000,000 people, military and civilian, during WWII, which doesn’t even count the deaths in countries annexed by the USSR after the war. This is a significant number of people that no longer needed to be fed. Clearly the food supply was not the issue.

        • Hi, how do you explain then the failure of the Cuba experiment? You need to live in one of those countries before trying to justify the genocide and the lack if freedom based on something as stupid as country size. Thanks.

    • No , if you blame world hunger on capitalism wich is not true becouse african socialism , and the corrupt leaders destroyed the future of Africa you are ignoring the fact that today many socialist countries cant supply their goverment owned stores (like Cuba) . If a weak goverment can’t keep the economy running it fails . In a capitalist state the economy can keep running becouse the state does not own it . Socialist country’s are not free, they cany vote to change their economic system.

  • Just feel like I should tell you, communism (socialism and communism are NOT the same thing) has killed 94 million people in 103 years. Capitalism kills 20 million people every single year. Capitalism kills more people in 5 years than communism did in 103. Tell me again about this terrible threat.

    • Communism is the maturation of socialism. By what stretch of assumption are you attributing deaths to capitalism? Is it people dying due to freedom?

    • those where all socalist people, did i literly just hear you defend the system that made the people of vietnam live off of 10000 dolers a year

    • lol how brainwashed do you have to be to actually think that capitalism has killed more people in 5 years than communism did in 103

      Sheep like you need to educate yourself and not get indoctrinated with dogma

    • Define “killed by capitalism”. Can you give some examples and show your reasoning? Were these people killed by government interference in free markets?

    • If 20 million people died each year there wouldn’t be anyone alive in capitalistic countries over the next 20 yrs due to the dropping birth rates.

  • no mao tsu tung founded Maoism, or Mao Zedong Thought (Chinese: 毛泽东思想; pinyin: Máo Zédōng sīxiǎng), is a variety of Marxism–Leninism that Mao Zedong developed for realising a socialist revolution in the agricultural, pre-industrial society of the Republic of China and later the People’s Republic of China. according to brittanica. do you realy want that again? another 45 million dead by a leader like him or god for bid bernie sanders.

  • Capitalism is our only hope, socialists communists will doom us they are evil and there is no difference between the to

  • If 20 million people died each year there wouldn’t be anyone alive in capitalistic countries over the next 20 yrs due to the dropping birth rates.

  • The people defending socialism in this thread is astounding. Communism and Socialism are indeed the same thing, they even have synonymous root words of Community and Society. They both run on the exact same 10 core principles outlined by Marx as well. Socialism has intentionally killed over 170m people in history, and it didn’t start with Nazi Germany. Capitalism does not kill anyone either, as the results from your situation are of your own doing. Everybody hates Jeff Bezos, yet they so quickly forget he started his empire in his fucking Garage. The People of Venezuela are being starved and massacred by their government. And correct me if I’m wrong, but NOBODY has ever fled a Capitalist Nation for a Socialist one.

    • Hilariously these dumb fucks wanna bring socialism to a capitalist society instead though.

      Completely believing the lies that have been told to them by leftist professors and politicians, of which the professors will likely be purged if a regime takes over and the politicians are basically the only ones who might gain something, but even they might be killed.

      The only redeemable quality socialism has is that it kills socialists, basically.

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