For instance, you may want to opt for Mao Zedong, who made Hitler look like a piker. Hitler is blamed for the deaths of around 17 million civilians; Chairman Mao, on the other hand, is credited with the deaths of between 50 and 80 million people during his rule in China.
If Mao is too obvious, I’d suggest going with Josef Stalin, who’s credited with the deaths of 23 million people. And if you really want to impress your friends, invoke the frequently forgotten Leopold II of Belgium, who was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 10 million Congolese citizens.
So if you’re keeping score at home, you have Mao Zedong at 80 million casualties, Stalin at 23 million, Hitler at 17 million, Leopold at 10 million and, just a hair behind them, Gov. Scott Walker at…zero.
Look, we are all rooting for you. So if you’re going to embarrass yourself, be bold and unapologetic. Moderation is for people who just don’t care as much as you do. With just a little research, you can finally reach your goal of being the smartest ignoramus we all know you can be.