May 2, 2007

Who remembers the 100 million victims of Communism?

May Day is an important holiday in the People's Republic of China and the former Soviet Union and in other communist and socialist countries where it is known as International Workers' Day.

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I support Ilya Somin's proposal

I suggest that we instead use it as a day to commemorate those regimes' millions of victims. The authoritative Black Book of Communism estimates the total at 80 to 100 million dead, greater than that caused by all other twentieth century tyrannies combined. We appropriately have a Holocaust Memorial Day. It is equally appropriate to commemorate the victims of the twentieth century's other great totalitarian tyranny. And May Day is the most fitting day to do so. I suggest that May Day be turned into Victims of Communism Day.

Along with Glenn ReynoldsThe Belmont Club and Dr. Sanity

The Distributed Republic has a May Day 2007  Day of Remembrance for those who lost their lives to an ideology that promised to free the workers of the world but did the opposite.

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