The following post was originally written and published by RevLeft forum user Prairie Fire:
Genocide defined under International Law: Article II: In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group:
Bear River Massacre
Sand Creek Massacre
Battle of Washita River
Camp Grant Massacre
Fort Robinson Tragedy
Wounded Knee Massacre
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group:
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part:
General Philip H. Sheridan was the commander of the United States forces at that time and he had plans of exterminating the buffalo. He thought this would kill the Plains Indians. “Kill the buffalo and you kill the Indians” he said.
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group: http://www.ratical.org/ratville/sterilize.html
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group:
What about the over 14 millions farmers and working people the Communists murdered through starvation in Ukraine between 1929 and 1933? Read The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine by Robert Conquest. Also, the Communist Party in China has murdered millions of people. Communism is a terrible idea. Something new is needed.
You’re not a very good scholar if you resort to Robert Conquest’s debunked b.s. The famine was, by no means, the fault of the Soviets. In fact, you’re distorting the history of Ukraine and the reality of the famine that took place.
Fact of the matter is that not even Ukraine blames the Soviets for the famine. Amazing how so many are quick to blame Communism for something when the victims, itself, don’t even resort to such dogmatism:
Instead of listening to long-debunked studies that today’s scholars don’t even accept, I’d recommend you reading “Fraud, Famine and Fascism: The Ukrainian Genocide Myth from Hitler to Harvard” by Douglas Tottle:
Click to access tottlefraud.pdf