There is a supremely important lesson for human life and welfare to be learned from this horrendous sacrifice to one ideology: No one can be trusted with unlimited power.
Professor Rummel presently puts the Marxist bodycount at 110 million. And he has a suggestion for us:
The next time you come across or are lectured by one of our indigenous Marxists, or almost the equivalent, leftist zealots, ask them how they can justify the murder of over a hundred million their absolutist faith has brought about, and the misery it has created for many hundreds of millions more.
(The hat tip goes to Dr. John Ray at Dissecting Leftism.)