“Those of us who remember the early 1980s will always remember the images of starving Ethiopian children. With bellies swollen by kwashiorkor and eyes covered with flies, these were the innocent victims of the Deng – a group of Marxist militants who took over the Ethiopian government and used starvation to subdue unruly parts of the country.”
“Between 1983 and 1985, some 400,000 people starved to death. In 1984, Deng earmarked 46 percent of the gross domestic product for military spending, thereby creating the largest standing army in Africa… Predictably, the Deng blamed the ensuing famine on drought, although the rains failed many months after the food shortages began.”
The Marxist leader who caused these deaths from starvation was overthrown. He lives today in Zimbabwe where he lives today under government protection and at taxpayers’ expense.
And sadly, he’s not the only Marxist/Communist/Socialist who caused massive starvation and death.
You can read the report here about how “six out of the 10 worst famines of the 20th century happened in socialist countries.”
It’s an extremely important reminder for our young socialist friends who are too young to remember or haven’t been taught the truth about socialism.