I saw this when it aired, earlier this afternoon, and was flabbergasted.
It seems that Obama’s White House Communications Director, Anita Dunn has expressed her great admiration for the murderous Communist dictator, Mao Tse Tung.
To high school kids.
Mao Tse Tung said “You fight your war, and I’ll fight my mine.”
One of Ms. Dunn’s favorite political philosophers sure laid out his own path, and made his own choices:
Kill tally: 14 to 20 million deaths from starvation during the ‘Great Leap Forward’. Tens of thousands killed and millions of lives ruined during the ‘Cultural Revolution’.
In what’s considered the definitive biography of Chairman Mao, Mao: The Unknown Story, it is estimated that Mao Tse Tung killed 70 million people, making him, the greatest mass murderer in human history.
Here are some of her fave rave’s quotable quotes from his “Little Red Book”:
Speech at the Chinese Communist Party’s National Conference on Propaganda Work (March 12, 1957)
This passage was used to justify the intensive “reeducation” sessions which tried to bring all Chinese people into line. The final qualifying phrases were usually ignored.
In our country bourgeois and petty-bourgeois ideology, anti-Marxist ideology, will continue to exist for a long time. Basically, the socialist system has been established in our country. We have won the basic victory in transforming the ownership of the means of production, but we have not yet won complete victory on the political and ideological fronts. In the ideological field, the question of who will win in the struggle between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie has not been really settled yet. We still have to wage a protracted struggle against bourgeois and petty-bourgeois ideology. It is wrong not to understand this and to give up ideological struggle. All erroneous ideas, all poisonous weeds, all ghosts and monsters, must be subjected to criticism; in no circumstance should they be allowed to spread unchecked. However, the criticism should be fully reasoned, analytical and convincing, and not rough, bureaucratic, metaphysical or dogmatic.
“Problems of War and Strategy” (November 6, 1938)
In its original context this saying meant that the Communists would never be allowed to come to power in China without a successful violent revolution. In the context of the Cultural Revolution it meant that the Chinese People’s Army had to play a leading role in sustaining, purifying, and spreading Communism. And abroad it was often used to justify revolutionary terrorism.
Every Communist must grasp the truth, “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.”
Speech at the Moscow Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (November 18, 1957)
Mao was widely ridiculed abroad for stating that the U.S. and its nuclear arsenal were “paper tigers.” Many supposed that Mao would have willingly plunged the world into a nuclear war out of sheer ignorance. But it seems more probable that, lacking such arms himself, he used his most powerful weapon: the bluff. The bomb was not a very effective tool of diplomacy because the threat it posed was only as credible as the willingness of any nation to plunge the world into a holocaust, very probably destroying itself in the process. Mao had every reason to let the world think he was not afraid of the bomb no matter what his private thoughts might have been.
I have said that all the reputedly powerful reactionaries are merely paper tigers. The reason is that they are divorced from the people. Look! Was not Hitler a paper tiger? Was Hitler not overthrown? I also said that the tsar of Russia, the emperor of China and Japanese imperialism were all paper tigers. As we know, they were all overthrown. U.S. imperialism has not yet been overthrown and it has the atom bomb. I believe it also will be overthrown. It, too, is a paper tiger.
Remember when this used to be true?:
But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao,
You ain’t gonna make it with anyone anyhow.
Not so in 2009 ObamAmerica.
Liberals don’t see anything wrong with admiring Communist dictators. That’s why you don’t hear an outcry about the tea party signs that portray Obama as Communist/Socialist/Marxist. These signs are staples at tea parties, (heck, I’ve created some myself).
Libs hate the Obama/Hitler signs, which are actually rare, and almost entirely La Rouche supporters’ creations, but you rarely hear complaints about the numerous hammer an sickles seen at tea parties.
The Communist Red Chinese flag was raised on the White House lawn for the first time in history, last month, to help China celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Communist Revolution.
Is that something the United States should be helping them celebrate?
Reports Jake Tapper tweeted that the White House claims she was joking. Yeah, bull. Watch the tape again. She was dead serious. Her audience tittered nervously when she paired Chairman Mao with Mother Teresa, because it is frankly batshit crazy.
Erick Erickson wrote:
She describes Mao as not just her favorite political philosopher, but one of the “two people I turn to most.” The other, tragically or humorously depending on your frame of mind, being Mother Teresa. I can bet you that between the two it is not Mother Teresa who Anita Dunn looks to for guidance on abortion policy.
“Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion”