In response to “A special ‘thanks’ to Fox News,” (Jim Beall, Sr., Reader Input, May 5):
I suggest that Jim take his medication before he reads the rest of this letter and gets ready to debate the facts.
Democide is the murder of any person or people by a government, including genocide, politicide and mass murder. Democide is not necessarily the elimination of entire cultural groups but rather groups within the country that the government feels need to be eradicated for political reasons and due to claimed future threats.
There have been 262 million victims of democide in the last century and most by leftist governments. That is six times as many people died from the hand of government than have died in the wars of the same time frame.
How many people has Monsanto, Exxon, G.E., or Google murdered in the name of profits? How many people of the world have been lifted up by capitalism and given a better standard of living versus living under the thumb of a tyrannical government?
If you think the government is the answer just asked the American Indian how it’s worked out for them after they were confronted with democide.
Marty Quigly, Auburn