this-seems-really-callous

It kind of irks me when people respond to anyone talking about the deaths that took place under communist regimes in Russia and China with “well CAPITALISM kills people too!” because like yes, capitalism kills people, capitalism kills people in really awful ways, like I am not pro-capitalism here but also that seems like a really callous way to respond to the criticism of “well lots of people died under these specific communist regimes”, like it’s ALMOST like you’re saying that those deaths don’t matter because they weren’t caused by capitalism, or like, those deaths were acceptable because that’s just the price you pay for communism, like “well people are going to die in large numbers anyway so they might as well die under communism” is kind of a shitty lens through which to look at politics imo.