Mosca
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February 20th, 2014 at 6:52:54 PM permalink
My sister was married to a Chinese national whose parents were both imprisoned and forced into farm labor during The Great Leap Forward. They escaped, and the family made it to the US and gained political asylum.

In the '80s Barb was invited to China for work; Richard (his American name) was terrified to go because he was afraid he would be recognized and sent to a labor farm. He says they have long memories over there.
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teddys
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February 20th, 2014 at 7:16:04 PM permalink
"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4
rxwine
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February 20th, 2014 at 7:29:33 PM permalink
Quote: Face

to the most atrocious and horrendous event in human history, one which made the Holocaust look like a bad weekend, and not a single person noticed..



Might have to take into account populations of China, Germany, Russia. Killing within the border is likely easy than outside. Different agendas and different size targets, and ability for people to know or hide in advance, etc., Probably other variables as well.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
Buzzard
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February 20th, 2014 at 8:29:08 PM permalink
I don't pay a hell of a lot of attention to past genocides. Have enough trouble digesting current ones.

http://amanpour.blogs.cnn.com/2014/02/18/malala-tells-cnn-world-risks-losing-generation-of-syrian-children/
Shed not for her the bitter tear Nor give the heart to vain regret Tis but the casket that lies here, The gem that filled it Sparkles yet
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February 20th, 2014 at 9:02:50 PM permalink
A genocide is the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group. The Great Leap Forward was monstrously stupid policy, not a determined and systemic effort to destroy certain subgroups of the population.

The Great Leap Forward does not qualify as a genocide.
Buzzard
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February 20th, 2014 at 9:08:55 PM permalink
The dead thank you for that clarification.
Shed not for her the bitter tear Nor give the heart to vain regret Tis but the casket that lies here, The gem that filled it Sparkles yet
onenickelmiracle
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February 20th, 2014 at 9:18:39 PM permalink
Quote: Buzzard

The dead thank you for that clarification.

Can we invent a term for genocide by accident or made to look like an accident on urbandictionary?

Oopsiecide?
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February 20th, 2014 at 9:22:38 PM permalink
Given that genocide requires specific intent, accidental genocide is an oxymoron.
onenickelmiracle
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February 20th, 2014 at 9:28:10 PM permalink
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Given that genocide requires specific intent, accidental genocide is an oxymoron.

manslaughterocide?
EvenBob
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February 20th, 2014 at 9:29:36 PM permalink
Stalin and Pol Pot and Hitler were the genocide
guys. Mao was just a piss poor leader.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal

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