Saturday, November 25, 2017

This is How They Celebrate in San Francisco

At the radical independent bookstore in San Francisco, City Lights Bookstore, they recognize the 1917 Russian October Revolution.

This sign appears in the main room of the bookstore, on the first floor:

I asked the clerk on duty at the front desk, less than 25 feet from the revolution sign, if the store carried R.J. Rummel's book, Death By Government. She punched on the computer keyboard and said:
Hmmm. no. Death by government, a lot of that is going on now.
She clearly had no idea that the book detailed the 60 million plus that were killed following the October Revolution that was celebrated in the main room.

I have no idea what she was referencing by government murders now, perhaps coppers killing black hoods, but I nodded and said to her that the store should carry the book that it covered a lot of the government killings going way back.


1 comment:

  1. When you lack the ability to acquire money, it's very easy to latch on to an ideology that says "hate the man who has more money than you."