View Full Version : Misunderstood (and probably fake) Stalin quote

Kim Jong Il
02-14-2005, 03:54 PM
"The death of one man is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic." - J.V. Stalin (supposedly)

I think this supposed quote from brother J.V. Stalin is more or less correct, as "value" is an ultimately subjective measurement that people arbitrarily apply to anything that can be physically or conceptually objectified. This is an externally attached, intangible characteristic -- as opposed to one of an intrinsic nature. As such, a human life (or human life in general) can just as easily be priceless, worthless, or a point of negative worth - depending upon the perspective from the point of observation. I can even see exsistentialists abiding by this quote.

SicN Twisted
02-15-2005, 10:59 AM
Actions speak louder then words. That quote probably was misunderstood, but the one man reign of terror certainly wasn't.