Last night I finished Timothy Snyder's Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. Here are a couple excerpts from Snyder's six-page appendix, "Numbers and Terms":
Fourteen million is the approximate number of people killed by purposeful policies of mass murder implemented by Nazi Germany and the Soviel Union in the bloodlands... I define the bloodlands as territories subject to both German and Soviet police power and associated mass killing polices at some point between 1933 and 1945. (p. 409)
The count of fourteen million is not a complete reckoning of all of the death that German and Soviet power brought to the region. It is an estimate of the number of people killed in deliberate policies of mass murder.
I therefore generally exclude from the count the people who died of exertion or disease or malnutrition in concentration camps or during deportations, evacuations, or flight from armies. I also exclude the people who died as forced laborers. I am not counting people who died of hunger as a result of wartime shortfalls or civilians who died in bombings or as a result of other acts of war. I am not counting soldiers who died on the fields of battle of the Second World War. (pp. 410-411)
Fourteen million, after all, is a very large number. It exceeds by more than ten million the number of people who died in all the Soviet and German concentration camps (as opposed to the death facilities) taken together over the entire history of both the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. If current standard estimates of military losses are correct, it exceeds by more than two million the number of German and Soviet soldiers, taken together, killed on the battlefield in the Second World War (counting starved and executed prisoners of war as victims of a policy of mass murder rather than as military casualties). It exceeds by more than thirteen million the number of American and British casualties, taken together, of the Second World War. It also exceeds by more than thirteen million all of the American battlefield losses in all of the foreign wars that the United States has ever fought. (p. 411)
These crimes were awful, yet they pale in comparison to the policies of genocide implemented, promoted, and defended by our presidents, judges, legislators, governors, and mayors surrounding the slaughter of our nation's unborn children. The toll of surgical abortion alone since 1973 alone in these United States alone dwarfs the toll of mass murder in the Bloodlands between 1933 and 1945.
Speaking only of the first number within these United States, this is properly called "genocide." With eyes firmly fixed on the Bloodlands, Snyder writes:
The term genocide was coined by the Polish-Jewish international lawyer Rafal Lemkin in 1943. ...By the terms of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, genocide involves "acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group, as such." It lists five ways in which genocide is committed: "by killing members of the group"; "causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group"; "deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part"; "imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group"; and "forcibly transferring children of this group to another group." (pp. 412-413)
Mass murder of the unborn children of our nation is genocide. The real hatred of the educated is reserved for the uneducated and "unwanted children" is their shorthand for the teeming masses of the lower classes, religious fundamentalists, and ethnic minorities that threaten their wellbeing.
It is the birth of children to these "unfit" that the chattering class is set on preventing—here and around the world. The poor, the religious, and ethnic minorities other than Jews are considered too ignorant to make any informed choice concerning the bearing of children: they don't know how it happens, their husbands force themselves on their poor wives, their religion requires it of them, and so forth.
The rich and educated of our nation are engaged in the systematic prevention of births among our nation's uneducated. It is their commitment and policy to prevent as many births as possible within this category of persons. It was this way from the beginning of eugenics and nothing but the vocabulary has changed. The aristocrats of our Information Class use the power of the law to force us to fund their genocide. Our new nationalized medicine requires Christians to carry out the genocide through their company's health insurance; our tax dollars are used by our cities and states and nation to fill the coffers of Planned Parenthood, the organization that most profits from carrying out this genocide; and this policy of genocide is at the center of our international aid philosophy and disbursements.
If the blacks of the NAACP and the Jews of the Anti-Defamation League cared about anyone but themselves, they'd be screaming bloody murder about the systematic eradication of the children of the less-privileged by the world's privileged. Alas, they're too busying laying garlands on dead men's tombs.
Stop and consider that the death toll of surgical abortion in this nation each year is far more than the sum total of all deaths of U.S. soldiers in all the foreign wars we've ever fought.