No, no, I am not reproducing this post from exactly 12 years ago because I am at a loss for words but simply because I was intrigued by the fact that yesterday an anonymous someone actually clicked on it and needless to say I couldn't remember what it was about - I can't remember what happened last week! - so I tracked it down and then came my second surprise - it was written by 'SoD'! Heavens to Betsy, I thought, have I been putting up with him on my blog for that long?! It turned out to be rather a well-written post but then there were more pleasant surprises because the 'comments' were full of tripe opinions from the likes of 'Larry Teabag', 'NIB', 'Clairwil', 'ill man', all of them regular Left-wing grenade-tossers, plus, the occasional rapier counter-thrust from the redoubtable Hilary Wade. It all brought back memories of my early days in Blogdom. I reproduce the original post below and if you want to plough through the commentary just click on the link.
In the 20th century Socialism slaughtered approximately 120 million human beings.
Lefties are fond of cheesy depictions of the mortality rates for “imperialist / capitalist” wars – the www.iraqbodycount.net site is one example. So being rather fond of cheese (and cheese-eaters for that matter) I thought I’d conjure up a little fromage of my own for your “back-to-work Tuesday” delectation. What does a number like 120 million actually look like?
Move your fizzog up to the screen and look inside this letter “o”. If you get close enough you’ll see there are 9 pixels. Imagine each pixel is a human being. So we have Gran and Gramps times two (on Mum and Dad’s side), plus Mum and Dad and three kids, equals a family of nine.
Now most screens have 1024 by 768 pixels or higher these days, so let’s say an average of 1,000,000 pixels. So for the National Socialist holocaust it’s six computer screens.
But for Messer’s Lenin, Stalin, Mao et al you’ll need to take a stroll into your capitalist high street and find the nearest Dixons or Currys. When you find one with a wall of screens 11 up and 11 across in the window you’ll be looking at the extent of Socialism’s great achievement.
Son of Duff 02/05/06