February 20, 2009

Leftism is murder...

You've probably already seen this video from Reason TV, Slumdog Thousandaire, since it was just posted by Glenn. If you haven't, it is worth a look...

We think of the victims of socialism in terms of people being shoved into boxcars bound for the Gulag, or Auschwitz, or the Chinese Laogais, or to Castro's labor camps. But another batch of victims--surely to be counted in the tens-of-millions--are the countless poor people in India. How many of them have died because of poverty? There's no way to know, but the number must be huge. The founders of the state of India were socialists. And the explosion of wealth and growth and middle-class status we have seen since India's economy was only partially liberalized in the 90's is clear evidence that vast numbers have died from poverty that was completely unnecessary!That could have been ended decades earlier.

If you are a socialist of any sort, you are a murderer.

Posted by John Weidner at February 20, 2009 12:54 PM
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