Fox News reports that Wikipedia is considering deleting its page that outlines the countless millions killed by Communist regimes around the world, by such mass murderers as Josef Stalin, Mao Zedong and Pol Pot.
- READ before it’s deleted: Mass killings under communist regimes
Apparently, some editors for the online encyclopedia are concerned the page is being used by people who are opposed to the world’s glorious communist revolutions.
One editor complained that the pages leaves the impression that communism is ‘inherently violent.’
Of course, that reminds me of the words written by the founder of communism, Karl Marx, in his poem entitled The Player:
“The hellish vapours rise and fill the brain, till I go mad and my heart is utterly changed
See this sword, the prince of Darkness sold it to me.
Fortunately, some editors are pushing back. One described the potential deletion as ‘Orwellian’, adding, “it’s very nomination for deletion is a political act attempting to whitewash Communism.”
Others have noted that these same Wikipedia editors demanding it be deleted are not calling for the removal of Wikipedia’s page entitled “Anti-communist mass killings.”
READ: Wikipedia page on ‘Mass killings under communist regimes’ considered for deletion, prompting bias accusations AND Wikipedia may delete entry on ‘mass killings’ under Communism due to claims of bias
So how many people have been killed by communism?
The Black Book of Communism
There have been several estimates thrown out. The Black Book of Communism, published in 1997, compiled a list of people that have been killed by communist regimes around the world and put the total at 100 million.
However, there is growing evidence that some of these numbers are actually low:
- 65 million: Communist China under Mao Zedong,
- 20 million: Soviet Union under Josef Stalin,
- 2 million: Cambodia under Pol Pot,
- 2 million: North Korea under the Jong-un family,
- 1.7 million: Ethiopia,
- 1.5 million: Afghanistan,
- 1 million: Eastern Bloc,
- 1 million: Vietnam, and
- 150,000: Latin America.