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Obama Steals Mao's Slogan
The American Spectator ^ | 5.3.12 @ 6:09AM | Jeffrey Lord

Posted on 05/03/2012 12:28:09 PM PDT by LucyT

Forward!

Comrades, you can't make it up. Can you say "campaign blunder"? Or is it a blunder? Is it deliberate? The socialist mind at work in campaign mode?

The Obama campaign has picked a portion of one of the most infamous socialist slogans of 20th century history to use as its own new campaign slogan.

"Forward" is the new Obama slogan, Team Obama borrowing boldly from none other than the late Communist Party of China leader Chairman Mao.

Mao's slogan? "The Great Leap Forward."

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Education; History
KEYWORDS: 2012; adogineverypot; bhofascism; chairmanmao; forward; karlmarx; nobama2012; obama; obamatruthfile; socialism
From Wikipedia, also quoted in the article:

The Great Leap Forward (simplified Chinese: 大跃进; traditional Chinese: 大躍進; pinyin: Dà yuè jìn) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) was an economic and social campaign of the Communist Party of China (CPC), reflected in planning decisions from 1958 to 1961, which aimed to use China's vast population to rapidly transform the country from an agrarian economy into a modern communist society through the process of rapid industrialization and collectivization. Mao Zedong led the campaign based on the Theory of Productive Forces, and intensified it after being informed of the impending disaster from grain shortages.

Chief changes in the lives of rural Chinese included the introduction of a mandatory process of agricultural collectivization, which was introduced incrementally. Private farming was prohibited, and those engaged in it were labeled as counter revolutionaries and persecuted. Restrictions on rural people were enforced through public struggle sessions, and social pressure. Rural industrialization, officially a priority of the campaign, saw "its development … aborted by the mistakes of the Great Leap Forward."

The Great Leap ended in catastrophe, resulting in tens of millions of excess deaths. Estimates of the death toll range from 18 million to 45 million, with estimates by demographic specialists ranging from 18 million to 32.5 million.

Historian Frank Dikötter asserts that "coercion, terror, and systematic violence were the very foundation of the Great Leap Forward" and it "motivated one of the most deadly mass killings of human history."

In contrast, journals such as the Monthly Review have disputed the reliability of the figures commonly cited, the qualitative evidence of a "massive death toll", and Mao's complicity in those deaths which occurred.

Read more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Leap_Forward

1 posted on 05/03/2012 12:28:22 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT

2 posted on 05/03/2012 12:29:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: tomdavidd; Freeper; Gvl_M3; Flotsam_Jetsome; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; ...
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. . . . TM, too.

3 posted on 05/03/2012 12:30:36 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT
It's actually a pretty common theme:


4 posted on 05/03/2012 12:31:58 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: LucyT

stealing? not possible. with communists ‘possession’ is a crime. it is merely sharing between buds


5 posted on 05/03/2012 12:33:12 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: cuban leaf

Like the sheep in this country would get the connection....

A nation of sheep begets a gov’t of wolves.


6 posted on 05/03/2012 12:33:39 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: LucyT
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7 posted on 05/03/2012 12:35:08 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: LucyT

8 posted on 05/03/2012 12:36:09 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: PhilDragoo
These guys took it from the Hitler Youth Marching song, "Forward!"
Forward!
9 posted on 05/03/2012 12:40:45 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: bicyclerepair

The problem is that if one pulls the “’Forward’ is a communist slogan” card, any liberal need merely bring up the Wisconsin flag and say, “what on earth are you talking about, you rightwing loony?”


10 posted on 05/03/2012 12:46:26 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: LucyT

The Great Lean Forward.

Man’s Country approved this message.


11 posted on 05/03/2012 12:51:15 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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To: baddog 219; moovova
LOL...that's great!

Freeper moovova had a good one yesterday.....

FORWARD
BARACKWARD.

You are both very clever and imaginative.

12 posted on 05/03/2012 12:51:39 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: LucyT

To be fair, during the mid-1960’s, supporters of Rhodesia used the slogan “Forward, Rhodesia!”


13 posted on 05/03/2012 12:51:48 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: LucyT
"However if a mid estimate of 30 million deaths is accepted, the Great leap Forward was the deadliest famine in the history of China and in the history of the world"
14 posted on 05/03/2012 12:54:41 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: Churchillspirit

Should read-Forward and Bendover!


15 posted on 05/03/2012 12:55:30 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: LucyT

It’s not a blunder at all. The slogan just reflects Obama’s marxist ideology. And he takes comfort in knowing the American electorate is far too dumbed-down and unaware to know or care that it aligns with Mao. I doubt if half even know who Mao is.


16 posted on 05/03/2012 1:01:34 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: PhilDragoo

Looks like the two Maoists just to “Obama’” right are engaged in some serious grab-ass.


17 posted on 05/03/2012 1:04:17 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: PhilDragoo

Looks like the two Maoists just to “Obama’s” right are engaged in some serious grab-ass.


18 posted on 05/03/2012 1:04:32 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: bicyclerepair
"A nation of sheep begets a gov’t of wolves."

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How the political class in America views us at present:

How the political class would like us to be:


19 posted on 05/03/2012 1:09:54 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: ScottinVA

Sorry for the size on the “sheep” pic... that was ...

...unexpected.


20 posted on 05/03/2012 1:11:10 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: LucyT

It is no blunder in their minds.

These Marxist hiding behind the democrat/progressive label are absolutly positive their time has come and it is NOW.

They make very little attempt at hiding their socialist/communist/Marxist roots and beliefs.

Even the media has been letting their love of socialism slip out. I remember Bob Beckel, right after the election of the dark lord, commenting on someone calling Odumbo a socialist. Beckel said, “what’s wrong with Socialism?”.

The dream of Cloward & Piven collapsing the system via unsustainable debt has been realized and it will only take some burp in the economic engine to bring the economy to a grinding halt. Just like the housing/mortgage bomb placed by Jimmy Carter went off during this current downturn and nearly destroyed us. This time Mubumble Odumbo has placed economic Hydrogen bombs via galatic debt and when they go off we’ll look like Calcutta India.


21 posted on 05/03/2012 1:12:56 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: ScottinVA

Size fix: Between IMG and SRC put WIDTH= and HEIGHT= which is a percent of the original image. The above example is 20%
22 posted on 05/03/2012 1:27:05 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: ScottinVA
"Sorry for the size on the “sheep” pic..."

The sheep pic? THE SHEEP PIC!!!??? That was NOT the problem pic!

Delete image from brain... how...

23 posted on 05/03/2012 1:35:02 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: cuban leaf

If this were the first instance of Obama or his campaign using terms that have been prominently used by marxist and socialist organizations, I would probably think nothing of it. But this is not the first time. His campaign video from a month or so ago, ‘The Road We’ve Traveled’ is very close to the book ‘The Road We Are Traveling’ by Socialist Stuart Chase. And then there is self-avowed Communist Van Jones being appointed as a Special Adviser.

The socialist ties are no longer mere coincidences. Its a pattern.


24 posted on 05/03/2012 1:46:40 PM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: ScottinVA

is this pic photoshopped? pls say yes


25 posted on 05/03/2012 2:04:40 PM PDT by everlast
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To: baddog 219

Even Mitt Romney managed to make a joke out of it.


26 posted on 05/03/2012 2:34:27 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: LucyT

First was ‘HOPE and CHANGE’ and that turned into;
O ne
B ig
A ss
M istake
A merica

Now it’s ‘FORWARD’? So what is that?
F orsee
O ur
R uin
W hen
A merica
R e-elects
D emocrats


27 posted on 05/03/2012 2:53:09 PM PDT by HUAC......NOW (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a Revolutionary Act - George O')
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To: cuban leaf
Coat of Arms of Birmingham, England...


28 posted on 05/03/2012 3:03:12 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ScottinVA

Thank God it was not the other picture!! I would have needed therapy..


29 posted on 05/03/2012 3:10:37 PM PDT by defal33 ("I Am Andrew Breitbart")
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To: LucyT

Well they don’t call him 0baMao for nothin’!


30 posted on 05/03/2012 4:08:38 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: BigEdLB

Much appreciated!


31 posted on 05/03/2012 5:32:31 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: LucyT

I’ve heard the Obama Administration is trying to have this removed from Wikipedia....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forward_%28generic_name_of_socialist_publications%29


32 posted on 05/03/2012 6:22:01 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: Beave Meister

Even if it goes away and no matter the reason....
They can run but they cannot hide. Their utopia is their only hope and it is their lie.


33 posted on 05/03/2012 9:22:43 PM PDT by HUAC......NOW (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a Revolutionary Act - George O')
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To: LucyT

FORWARD. THAT CLIFF YOU SEE IS NOT THERE.


34 posted on 05/04/2012 6:09:30 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: All
Mao's Great Leap FORWARD 'killed 45 million in four years'

Hello CQ America, is anybody home? Can you hear us now?

35 posted on 05/04/2012 3:31:40 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: LucyT; onyx
November 6, 2012

The Great Leap Forward

or

Revive, Renew, Restore

It's your call America!


36 posted on 05/04/2012 3:55:10 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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