One has over a 1 in 10 chance of being killed by a government. Let that sink in.
Here are some other stats for comparison. These are US stats and for ONE YEAR versus a lifetime so it is not an “apples to apples” comparison at all. But one gets the gist.
The first eight diseases listed in the table below were the top eight killers in the United States in 2014, whereas the rest are shown for comparison purposes.
|Cause of death||Number of U.S. deaths||Rate of deaths|
|1. Cardiovascular disease||614,348||193 per 100,000|
|2. Cancer||591,699||186 per 100,000|
|3. Chronic lower respiratory disease||147,101||46 per 100,000|
|4. Accidents||136,053||43 per 100,000|
|5. Strokes||133,103||42 per 100,000|
|6. Alzheimer’s disease||93,541||29 per 100,000|
|7. Diabetes||76,488||24 per 100,000|
|8. Influenza and pneumonia||55,227||17 per 100,000|
|Drug overdoses||47,055||15 per 100,000|
|Kidney disease||48,146||15 per 100,000|
|Intentional self-harm||42,773||13 per 100,000|
|Septicemia||38,940||12 per 100,000|
|Liver disease||38,170||12 per 100,000|
|Transportation accidents||37,195||12 per 100,000|
|Parkinson’s disease||26,150||8 per 100,000|
|Firearm assault||10,945||3 per 100,000|
|HIV||6,721||2 per 100,000|
|Pedestrian deaths||6,258||2 per 100,000|
(From About History)
2. Stalinist Crimes against humanity and genocide 1922-1953
The millions murdered by the regime of Joseph Stalin by famine, purges, labor camps, population transfer, deportations, and NKVD massacres. The minimum death toll (to the left) uses the minimum post-archive calculations from after the fall of the USSR of those not killed in famine which range from 4 to 10 million., plus the minimum of those killed in famine which range from 6 to 8 million. Robert Conquest writer of the book The Great Terror started with the estimate with 30 million, a few years later putting it down to 20 million and in his latest revision says no less than 15 million perished. Estimates before the release of the archives put those killed by Stalin as “low” as 3 million and as high as 60 million.