Skip to comments.Obama’s motto “Forward” has the ring of Mao’s “Great Leap Forward”
Posted on 05/05/2012 10:41:02 AM PDT by Corky Boyd
Lets hope nothing like it happens here. Chinas Great Leap Forward (1958-61) was Maos ill conceived effort to jump start China from a rural economy into an industrialized nation overnight. Not only did it fail, but it was a disaster of epic proportions. An estimated 30 million Chinese died of starvation in its aftermath. Maos later Cultural Revolution, which received greater publicity, cant compare. That was a political purification program. The Great Leap Forward was destructive communist socialism at its worst. It should be a lesson.
Mao in all his wisdom wanted to build an industrial economy by uprooting peasants from their traditional lands and forcing them into self-sufficient peoples communes. Farming was collectivized, Soviet style. But communes went beyond that. They were meant to be part of the newly industrialized economy. Steel production was begun in backyard furnaces diverting much needed labor from growing and harvesting crops. Coal to make coke was unavailable so they made use of charcoal made from trees, denuding the local forests. With no steelmaking expertise, the steel was of such poor quality it couldnt be used.
But the greatest damage was to agriculture. Poorly planned planting procedures were mandated by party officials in Beijing. And as mentioned above, labor was in short supply because of steel making. There was no fertilizer. Typical of disputes in a communist society the ownership of night soil, the common fertilizer of the era, came into dispute. Party officials said it was state property, the peasants claimed their own waste for their garden plots. The state won.
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I though I was the only w0n to be getting ready to build a steel furnace in my backyard.
Obamas motto “Forward” has the ring of Maos Great Leap Forward
Or more aptly “Forward, Forward” - a Nazi slogan.
I thought cars and guitars was enough, but now I totally want a steel furnace.
Well, they don’t call him 0baMao for nothin’!
Only this Forward’s really Reverse, objective being to turn our First world society into a Third World one.
Are these people stupid? It was meant to be "ill conceived" so as to provoke hunger games and a jungle culture that the Communists thought they were best at dominating and playing than others because they were prepared for it.
50 years later, we still have no clue and no understanding, and this is why they cannot comprehend that Obama is doing this on purpose and destroying the country.
Adolf Mao sounds oh so right.