Millions of people killed, wholesale violation of basic, civil and human rights, the degradation of the individual. I find it astonishing that there are still communists in this world.
Apparently, it is only those that have lived under the communist jackboot that recognize its affront on nature and humanity:
President of Romania denounces Soviet era
By Craig S. Smith
Published: 2006-12-18 15:09:16
PARIS: President Traian Basescu of Romania on Monday formally condemned the Communist dictatorship that ruled his country for more than four decades, the first time a Romanian head of state had officially denounced the Soviet-era system.
“The regime exterminated people by assassination and deportation of hundreds of thousands of people,” Basescu told his country’s Parliament. He based his assessment on a 660-page report compiled by a presidential commission charged with analyzing the country’s Communist past.
And here’s the money quote, true of each and every communist regime:
“The Communist regime was illegitimate and criminal,” Basescu said. “It treated an entire population as a group of guinea pigs for an experiment.”