The 20th Century was the bloodiest century in the history of mankind. Tens of milions of people died in world wars and tens of millions of people died by the hand of their government. This begs the question: “Which is more deadly to its people, death by government or death by war?” The answer may surprise threat ofmany.
In order to answer this question, we must first define our terms. There are four terms that researchers must be concerned with when trying to assess the threat of lethality of government to its own people.
” Genocide: among other things, the killing of people by a government because of their indelible group membership (race, ethnicity, religion, language).
Politicide: the murder of any person or people by a government because of their politics or for political purposes.
Mass Murder: the indiscriminate killing of any person or people by a government.
Democide: The murder of any person or people by a government, including genocide, politicide, and mass murder.”
This article is primarily concerned with what we now call Democide or death by government.
20th Century Murders Carried Out by Government
Thomas Jefferson once said that the Second Amendment was necessary , not because we had to worry about invasion from the British or the French, but because the people had more to fear from its government than it did from invading armies. In fact, Jefferson not only said the biggest threat to the welfare and security of its citizens was its own government, but that the people better be armed because they would have to overthrow their government about every 20 years.
Political regimes and/or governments, have brutaly murdered nearly 170,000,000 of their own citizens in the 20th century. This number amounts to 400% the number killed in all international and domestic wars and revolutions, put together. Keep in mind that most of the deaths, even in a world war, are still the product of genocide (e.g. Stalin 20 million, Hitler 12 million and Mao an estimated whopping 50-60 million victims of Democide).
When we look at the totality of this statistic, government is unquestionably the biggest threat to its citizens. And a totalitarian government is undoubtedly the most deadly and poses the biggest threat to its people.
Which Form of Government Poses the Most Threat to its Citizens?
In previous studies done on this topic, there can be no doubt that the mot dangerous form of government to its citizens is totalitarian. Conversely, the leate threatening form of government to its people is democratic.
America’s Increasing Totalitarian Government
After 9/11, many Americans were gravely concerned over the fact that we violated the advice of Ben Franklin when he admonished people that if they were “to sacrifice liberty for security, they will not get, nor deserve, either”. Truer words were never spoken. Yet, the people of the United States sat around and did nothing as their government, through the NSA, set up a police state surveillance grid. The people, under the NDAA, could be snatched off of the street without any due process. Since 9/11 we have lost any real guarantee of due process and unreasonable search and seizure. In other words, the Fourth and the Fifth Amendments to the Constitution have been obliterated. And by definition, America lives in a police state with all the intended trappings.
If one were to examine the chart listed above, a person living in a totalitarian regime, is over 4,200% more likely to be murdered by its own totalitarian government than a person living in a democracy which is defined as a society that exercises real contraints on the power of government.
If we examine the trend curve of the American government, America has moved from a democracy, by definition, to an absolute police state. Please consider the following:
- The Patriot Acts 1 & 2 destroyed any semblance of keeping the govenrment from prying into citizens’ private affairs as defined by the now extinct 4th Amendment.
- As previously mentioned, the NDAA can snatch innocent civilians off of the street and even murder them without any “legal” consequences.
- When you deposited your last check into your bank, you gave them permission, to steal your money because since 2012, the courts have held that when you deposit your money into a bank, the bank owns your money. Civilian asset forfeiture allows the government to seize cash from citizens without due process of law. When an organization such as the IRS can seize your assets without any due process of law for SUSPECTED wrong doing, we, as Americans, must become cognizant of the fact that we live in a police state that is just as repressive as any police state even though mass murder has not YET entered the picture.
When Jefferson wrote that all people were afforded the rights of life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness, he thought he was writing an antidote for totalitarian government in America.
Unfortunately, as the previous paragraphs have indicated, America is preparing to enter the totalitiarian zone with all that mens for its citizens. . Because we allowed our government to strip away our liberties to protect us from the manufactured threat of terrorism, we now stand naked in front of the Deep State despots that are prepared to unleash holy hell upon the people should they not be able to thwart the Trump movement.
America is a democide (i.e. genocide, politicide and mass murder waiting to happen.