Many will admit that capitalism is responsible for most of the world's violence. Some will go further and admit that Maoism is less violent than capitalism, but they will oppose Maoism nonetheless by saying they are for "human rights" or by opposing "the end justifies the means."
MIM favors materialism, a philosophical method. We do not accept arguments that are sheerly verbal philosophy. Justice is not reciting the prettiest poetry or shouting the loudest.
Arguments about violence must come with evidence of their comparative effectiveness in the real world or be guilty of siding with the violence of the status quo. Typically middle-class critics of Maoism with humyn-rights illusions cannot name any place concretely speaking where humyn-rights exist and where those guilty of needing extensive self-defense can go. Show the peasants of Peru a genuine humyn-rights zone and they will gladly walk in and abandon Maoism.
Maoism did not appear in a pacifist vaccuum--a Garden of Eden. Maoism appeared in a highly violent world where the oppressed and exploited needed a scientific thought to organize their self-defense. Maoism will be necessary until Maoism succeeds in eradicating the underlying causes of violence, at which point humynity will head for pacifism en masse.
A concrete argument over violence in Peru
A concrete argument over violence and advances in China
More facts on success in China compared with the Third World generally
50th anniversary anti-Mao propaganda rebutted
Infant and child mortality according to the World Bank
Pacifism and humyn-rights illusions
Deaths under Stalin exaggerated
"Crimes" vs. "crime rates": Rebutting Noam Chomsky on Stalin's and Mao's "crimes"
Combat misuses of "the end justifies the means": book review
See our web page criticizing a common source of anti-communist propaganda, The Black Book of Communism
RAIL keeps a web page to update imperialism's death toll