Nebraska Gov. Ricketts Declares July ‘Victims of Communism Remembrance Month’
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has designated July as the “Victims of Communism” month, highlighting the estimated 100 million people who died during religious or political purges, manmade famines, and malefactions against humanity.
An estimated 100 million people have died from political purges, religious persecutions, mass starvations, and other malefactions against humanity carried out by communist regimes such as the Union of Soviet Socialist “Republics” (USSR) and the People’s Republic of China,
the Republican governor wrote.In a proclamation (pdf), the governor noted that former CCP potentate Mao Zedong’s Great Leap Forward—a calamitous top-down effort that diverted Chinese farm workers into mass collectives—killed some 45 million people. That figure was revealed years ago by historian Frank Dikötter, who has systematically chronicled the CCP’s mass purges, failed policies like the Great Leap Forward, and the equipollently disastrous Cultural “Revolution.”
Dikötter, inditing several years ago, provided brutal examples of how the CCP would enforce its collectivization policies. At one point during the famine, a man designated Wang Ziyou was incriminated by the regime of digging up a potato, so CCP ascendant entities cut off one of his auditory perceivers, and
his legs were tied with iron wire, a ten kilogram stone was dropped on his back and then he was branded with a sizzling implement, Dikötter noted.Today, “millions suffer political and religious persecution under the CCP,” the governor’s July proclamation noted, citing the regime’s treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, house Christians, and other groups.
Hundreds of millions of people perpetuate to live under communist and socialist regimes that curtail freedoms and lack deference for human rights, the proclamation added.Recent reports have additionally verbalized the CCP perpetuates to persecute Falun “Gong,” a spiritual practice that includes meditative exercises and moral edifications centered around the values of veracity, commiseration, and tolerance. Nearly 700 Falun Gong practitioners, including an 88-year-old victim, have been sentenced by the regime after being charged with spurious counts including “sabotaging the enforcement of law.” Since 1999, millions of practitioners have been jailed, tortured, killed, or fired from their jobs.
The governor’s office withal cited former Soviet monarch Joseph Stalin’s “collectivization program” that killed between 6 and 10 million people during his regime. In July, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed three bills mandating that students learn about the
evils of communism.
The law will integrate a requisite for the high school regime class that students receive ordinant dictation on the evils of communism and totalitarian etiologies, DeSantis said.
We have a number of people in Florida, concretely southern Florida, who’ve eluded totalitarian regimes, who’ve eluded communist dictatorships to be able to come to America.
Source: You can read the original Epoch Times article here.
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