Skip to comments.Sex, Drugs and Mao Zedong
Posted on 10/20/2009 8:26:28 AM PDT by y6162
Harrison Salisbury, the veteran New York Times correspondent and popular historian, comes right out and calls Mao an emperor -- and not the first one to take power through a peasant rebellion. Precisely because Mao was a peasant, he was unprepared to govern China and modernize it. A "pseudo- Marxist" bored by statistics and budgets, Mao was interested mainly in class warfare and "mobilization of the masses," who he was convinced could do anything if properly exhorted.
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“A “pseudo- Marxist” bored by statistics and budgets, Mao was interested mainly in class warfare and “mobilization of the masses,” who he was convinced could do anything if properly exhorted.”
Sounds a hell of lot like a well-known former community organizer currently in way over his depth.
“Sounds a hell of lot like a well-known former community organizer “
That’s what jumped out at me as well..
The basic qualifications of a Democrat politician.
Sounds like they’re trying to shift the blame from Marxism to Mao’s personality. Hint: anyone who sees himself at the head of a Marxist “revolution” is by nature a violent, evil, dictatorial person who is completely out of touch with reality and has no idea of economics and history.
Sorry, Harrison, the problem is Marxism. It doesn’t work. Blaming its failure on the people who attempted to implement it just won’t fly, because it has never worked and never will, regardless of who its revolutionary leader is, and always leads to violence, murder, and brutal dictatorship.
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