Stacy McCain links to a story in the NYT concerning a young Marxist who has developed a following:

Since its debut in September 2010 it has attracted nearly 2,000 print and digital subscribers, some 250,000 Web hits a month, regular name-checks from prominent bloggers, and book deals from two New York publishers.

While Stacy comments on the lack of interest in bloggers with bigger audiences I found the following words much more significant: (emphasis mine)

it got my attention because, of course, Marxism is the deadliest idea in human history. Marxist-Leninist regimes killed 100 million of their own citizens in the 20th century but, hey, let’s assign a cheerful human-interest story about this young idiot who thinks it’s hip and cool to revive a discredited ideology.

It’s that 100,000,000 in a century that is significant, that’s not as easy as it sounds.

Think about it for a moment. Government sponsored murder is a lot of work, there is apprehending a person, holding them, stripping them of valuables, mock trials, guards preventing the person from escaping or overpowering those holding them, the actual killing of the victim, disposal of the body, record keeping to make sure its done right and people to supervise the entire operation in case anyone gets cold feet.

Now consider the number of people murdered. 100,000,000 people murdered in a century works out to 1,000,000 a year or 2739 people a day, 114 an hour or just over one person murdered every 31 seconds 24 hours a day every day for a full 100 years.

How many people do you think murder on such a scale requires: 1000? 10,000? 100,000?

Maybe even 250,000!

Those hits aren’t visits to a web site, they are a reminder to the next person who wants to pick up the bloody mantle of 20th century Marxism that there are people ready willing and able to do its dirty work, they are the resume pool for the next Marxist regime

Update: Last paragraph repeated, removed

You know I’ve been hitting the sack early and I think the anti biotics are finally getting me over the hump so I’ve been missing some stuff.

So I didn’t catch this gem that Robert Stacy did:

Wow! Mao! Let a thousand YouTubes bloom

You know I’m going to have to start watching Beck regularly because of stuff like this:

If you told me that this was possible that someone would be saying this publicly and then hired by the White House as someone to speak for them. I wouldn’t have believed you.

The Swamp comments:

In Glenn Beck’s pursuit of every member of the Obama administration who ever hung a Che Guevera poster on his college dorm wall, White House Communications Director Anita Dunn has become a new target for…. Well, for criticizing FOX News.

I confess I never served in the army but as a general rule you don’t want people who lionize mass murders as your front person when attacking, then again I wouldn’t refuse to meet the Dali Lama either…

“It is only a minor compromise,” Mr. Havel said of the nonreception of the Tibetan leader. “But exactly with these minor compromises start the big and dangerous ones, the real problems.

But enough of the White House production of “Hell no Dali” lets get back to the topic at hand…

She now says it is a Joke to Jake Tapper maybe it’s just me but I don’t think she was speaking at a comedy club.

Hotair spotlights it and from it I take a telling quote:

Long a shunner of the spotlight…

…yeah I was a fan of someone who murdered 60 million people I might shun the spotlight too.

The Bottom line is this, if you are going to have an administration from this far left this are the people you are going to have, and to these guys this is NORMAL.

We always get the government we deserve and elections have consequences.

Memorandum has more.