A BuzzFeed editor has set her Twitter account to private, after a tweet declaring “all I want for Christmas is full communism now” did not go as she planned.
BuzzFeedUK Science Editor Kelly Oakes, the editor behind the reprehensible tweet, was quickly called out by a swarm of people — in multiple languages.
“Oh my god, what a joke,” Federalist contributor Erielle Davidson tweeted in Russian.
Others pointed out the horror of living under Communist rule.
Sounds like u have never lived under it! Some of us have.
— Stephen Payne (@Britinfloridaus) December 15, 2017
Ever notice no one is escaping capitalistic democracies for communist states? Yet people have always fled communist states for free nations. Feel free to move to North Korea, Cuba, China or Venezuela.
— JamesG (@TheBigJamesG) December 15, 2017
Approximately 100 million people are believed to have been killed by Communist regimes across the globe.
"All I want for Christmas
is a gun in my cheek,
gun in my cheek,
oh it in my cheek
All I want for Christmas
is a gun in my cheek-
so I can mumble out
'HAPPY CHRISTMAS COMRADE!'
'PRAISE THE WORKER!'
'MY DOCUMENTS ARE RIGHT HERE!'
'PLEASE DON'T SHOOT ME!'"
— a Statement of Fact (@fringeaggressor) December 15, 2017
In The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression, Stéphane Courtois estimates the number of people killed by Communism as follows:
- 65 million in the People’s Republic of China
- 20 million in the Soviet Union
- 2 million in Cambodia
- 2 million in North Korea
- 1.7 million in Ethiopia
- 1.5 million in Afghanistan
- 1 million in the Eastern Bloc
- 1 million in Vietnam
- 150,000 in Latin America
- 10,000 deaths “resulting from actions of the international Communist movement and Communist parties not in power.”
Economic historian Michael Ellman has argued that the book’s estimate of “at least 500,000” deaths during the Soviet famine of 1946–48 “is formulated in an extremely conservative way, since the actual number of victims was much larger.” He believes there may have been as many as 1,500,000 deaths, which means the estimates could be higher than Courtois’ estimation.
Though Oakes is a science editor at BuzzFeed, she also dabbles in political content and news. According to her bio on LinkedIn, she has “reported on topics from Brexit to air pollution to ADHD and written essays, quizzes and lists on topics from being a woman in physics to the heat death of the universe.”
The Imperial College London graduate’s most recent article is titled, “13 Weird Facts That Will Make You Say “Huh, Interesting.”
Big League Politics has reached out to BuzzFeed for comment, but did not receive a response by time of publishing.
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Roger Stone Files Motion to Remove Judge From Controversial Case
Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison this week.
Roger Stone has filed a motion to remove the presiding judge from his controversial court case on Saturday, just days after the longtime Republican political operative was sentenced to a stringent 40-month prison term for lying to federal investigators.
Stone is seeking a new trial, and his legal team is pointing out evidence of Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s bias against their client as cause for a new judge. Jackson complimented the jury after they handed on the lengthy prison sentence on Stone for process crimes, stating that they had “served with integrity.”
There’s further reason to believe that Stone, a former adviser to President Donald Trump in the early days of his 2016 Presidential campaign, has been made a victim of deep-seated political bias during the trial, one of the few to result from Robert Mueller’s lengthy and ultimately empty Russian interference probe.
At least one juror has stepped forward to bemoan an effort by the DOJ to dial back aggressive prosecutors seeking to place Stone in prison for an even lengthier amount of time. Juror Tomeka Heart is a committed Democrat former congressional candidate. She’s posted at length on her personal social media about her personal dislike of President Trump.
It’s rather shocking that a juror with such a distinguishable political affiliation wouldn’t be passed up in a court case with direct national political implications. Stone’s lawyers mention Heart’s partisan affiliation in their court filing for a new trial and judge.
Stone currently remains free, pending his filing for a new trial.
Tucker Carlson discussed the pressing ethical lapses surrounding Stone’s conviction and sentencing during a segment on his show Thursday night.
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