Well, another invertebrate crawls out of its swamp to stretch its tentacles.
Says the invertebrate: “ “socialist” regimes have murdered over 100,000,000 of their citizens in the last century.”
Name just one ‘socialist’ regime. In fact, name any ‘socialist’ government. And do keep in mind, assuming you have one, that ‘socialist’ governments aren’t centralized. You know, like all the other governments on the planet. Your ‘Human Progress’ Dick and Jane site probably didn’t mention that, despite indulging in plenty of old Cold War cliches. “Free economy’, if not free citizens, ‘Cato’ used as a reliable propaganda source, the ‘failure of socialism’ mantra, can’t be a good Hayek groupie without it, the obligatory quackery to privatize Social Security. And the oblivious…“ In 1975, Venezuelans lived longer than Chileans.” Perhaps you overlooked something. Maybe this will help you recall a little history.
From the National Security Archives: https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB470/
Covert U.S. planning to block the democratic election of Salvador Allende in Chile began weeks before his September 4, 1970, victory, according to just declassified minutes of an August 19, 1970, meeting of the high-level interagency committee known as the Special Review Group, chaired by National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger. “Kissinger asked that the plan be as precise as possible and include what orders would be given September 5, to whom, and in what way,” as the summary recorded Kissinger’s instructions to CIA Director Richard Helms. “Kissinger said we should present to the President an action plan to prevent [the Chilean Congress from ratifying] an Allende victory…and noted that the President may decide to move even if we do not recommend it.”
“The document is one of a compendium of some 366 records released by the State Department as part of its Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series. The much-delayed collection, titled “Chile: 1969-1973,” addresses Richard Nixon’s and Kissinger’s efforts to destabilize the democratically elected Socialist government of Salvador Allende, and the U.S.-supported coup that brought General Augusto Pinochet to power in 1973. The controversial volume was edited by two former officials of the State Department’s Office of the Historian, James Siekmeier and James McElveen.”
From the North American Congress of Latin American: “The Atrocities of Augusto Pinochet and the United States.”
Then there’s the 2002 coup against Hugo Chavez. A few reminders:
Take your time. Unlike your Dick and Jane smack site, these articles use actual verbs.