Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Spike Lee can move abroad anytime he wants...

I wanted to wait and see if the all knowing Spike Lee would apologize for the comment above. And I'm wondering why Meredith didn't question him further about his comments...and I'm still waiting...

So Spike Lee thinks this country is the most violent in human history huh? Has he not read anything about history? If not let me give a little overview about recent human history:

WWI 1914-1918:
During World War I, there were 16 million deaths, and 21 million wounded. These deaths were soldiers and civilian alike.

Josef Stalin 1925-1953
Kill tally: Approximately 20 million, including up to 14.5 million needlessly starved to death. At least one million executed for political "offences". At least 9.5 million more deported, exiled or imprisoned in work camps, with many of the estimated five million sent to the 'Gulag Archipelago' never returning alive. Other estimates place the number of deported at 28 million, including 18 million sent to the 'Gulag'. [1]

WWII 1939-1945:
During World War II, there were an estimated 60-80 millions deaths that was military and civilian.

Holocaust 1933-1944: I'm sure there are people wondering why I separated WWII casualties and casualties from the Holocaust. The deaths from the Holocaust had nothing to do with the war. The Holocaust was the systemic killing of Jews, and the killing of P.O.W.'s, Gypsies, the disabled and mentally retarded, and those deemed inferior in any way to the Aryan Race. Approximately 11 million people were killed, with approximately 6-7 million of the deaths to be Jews.

Korean War 1950-1953:
During the Korean War, there were an estimated 5 million killed, these were civilian and military.

Vietnam War 1955-1975
During this time period an estimated 1-1.2 million people were killed, these included civilian and military.

Chairman Mao Zedong 1958-1968
Over 80 million people were killed during the reign of Chairman Mao. During the "Great Leap Forward" about 43 million people died. During Mao's "Cultural Revolution" apx. another 40 million people died.

Pol Pot 1975-1979:
Under the reign of Saloth Sar aka Pol Pot, an estimated third of the countries population (apx. 3 million) perished.

Rwanda 1994
In less than 100 days, over 800,000 people died in widespread genocide. The Hutu power group known as the Akazu directed the genocide. [2]

Darfur, Sudan 2004-Present Day
The genocide in Darfur has claimed around 400,000 lives and displaced over 2,500,000 people.

If anyone's counting, that's around 217,400,000 people in the last century. If Spike still thinks this country is the most violent in history, I'd be more than happy to help him pack and find another bright and sunny place to live. One that grants him all the freedoms he has here, so he can say all the crap that has come out of his mouth. Maybe he'll like it somewhere nice and quiet...Siberia perhaps...