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Department of Ed website for kids removes Mao Zedong quote
foxnews.com ^ | 3/23/13 | foxnews

Posted on 03/23/2013 12:41:42 PM PDT by ColdOne

A U.S. Department of Education website pulled a quote from communist leader Mao Zedong off a page geared toward children after it sparked a social media firestorm Friday.

NYDailyNews.com reports that the quote appeared on the “Kids’ Zone” website of the National Center for Education Statistics.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; china; election2014; election2016; mao; obamasfault; publicschools

1 posted on 03/23/2013 12:41:42 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Sheesh. Are they completely stupid in the ideology are malicious? Wonder if they’d do the same for Hitler?


2 posted on 03/23/2013 12:47:56 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: dhs12345

Nope just a bunch of Socialists that want to kill off about 40 million Americans. I-Kid-You-Not.


3 posted on 03/23/2013 12:50:24 PM PDT by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: Dallas59

Scary stuff. Whenever some idiot mentions Mao, they should be blasted.

Glenn Beck did a good job with Anita Dunn.


4 posted on 03/23/2013 12:55:32 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Dallas59

During the “Cultural Revolution” academics were sent to the fields to shovel dung until they died. Perhaps, if the elites in the academia and the public school system reflected on that fact, they’d have a different view about Mao.


5 posted on 03/23/2013 1:23:00 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: ColdOne

“Our attitude towards ourselves should be ‘to be satiable in learning’ and towards others ‘to be tireless in teaching,”

What does this quote even mean? “Satiable in learning,” seems to mean “we already know it all.”


6 posted on 03/23/2013 1:37:37 PM PDT by Colinsky
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To: ColdOne

“...In Shanghai, suicide by jumping from tall buildings became so commonplace that residents avoided walking on the pavement near skyscrapers for fear that suicides might land on them. Some biographers have pointed out that driving those perceived as enemies to suicide was a common tactic during the Mao-era. For example, in his biography of Mao, Philip Short notes that in the Yan’an Rectification Movement, Mao gave explicit instructions that “no cadre is to be killed,” but in practice allowed security chief Kang Sheng to drive opponents to suicide and that “this pattern was repeated throughout his leadership of the People’s Republic...”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mao_zedong


7 posted on 03/23/2013 1:39:28 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: ColdOne

This is a great strategy. Just put up the quote you know constitutionalists will find outrageous until it’s found and then remove it. Wait a while until everyone forgets and put up more communist crap and then if they find it, take it down...wash and repeat.


8 posted on 03/23/2013 1:56:20 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: dhs12345
Mao Zedong :"Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."
At least he told the truth about not letting them have our guns.
9 posted on 03/23/2013 2:20:17 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: ColdOne
It was no mistake or oversight or ignorance of who Mao was.

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10 posted on 03/23/2013 2:23:12 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Colinsky

“Our attitude towards ourselves should be ‘to be satiable in learning’ and towards others ‘to be tireless in teaching,”

You’re correct. This sums up leftists perfectly


11 posted on 03/23/2013 2:41:09 PM PDT by Kanzan
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To: ColdOne

The responsible parties should be hung.


12 posted on 03/23/2013 3:06:02 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: ColdOne; All
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13 posted on 03/23/2013 3:12:22 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: BipolarBob

Absolutely! He was smart if you consider Hitler smart.


14 posted on 03/23/2013 3:42:57 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

In a perverse sort of way, what the ChiComs did to the academics was a good idea: make them live like the working man.

An American version of this would be to make them work at Walmart and live on a working man’s salary.

Wonder how long any of them would last and if it would disabuse them of their idiot notions.


15 posted on 03/23/2013 6:08:17 PM PDT by Ban Draoi Marbh Draoi ( Gen. 12:3: a warning to all anti-semites.)
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To: Ban Draoi Marbh Draoi
An American version of this would be to make them work at Walmart and live on a working man’s salary.

LOL

We know that will never happen because it would drastically reduce the big $$ that overpaid univ profs and admins contribute to Dems. (part of the Big Education cycle)

16 posted on 03/23/2013 6:10:47 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: ColdOne

The fact that Mao was quoted is not nearly as bad as the fact that they BOTCHED THE QUOTE.

Mao didn’t say that he wanted people to be “satiable in learning”; he said EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE: he wanted people to “insatiable in learning”. (See http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-2/mswv2_10.htm for evidence of this assertion.) It’s not a bad sentiment, even if it was expressed by Mao.

Not only are the Dept of “Education” folks commie sympathizers, they are also morons.


17 posted on 03/25/2013 12:02:26 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: Colinsky

He actually said “insatiable”, but the DoEd is staffed with morons.


18 posted on 03/25/2013 12:03:35 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: Skepolitic

Ever read the little Red Book? YOU, are a moron, if you quote that cite/site, and agree in any way, shape or form. Idiot.


19 posted on 03/25/2013 12:26:20 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Skepolitic

“He actually said “insatiable”, but the DoEd is staffed with morons.”

The public re-education system in America is nothing but a giant Marxist moron mill.


20 posted on 03/25/2013 2:43:49 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Skepolitic
He actually said “insatiable”, but the DoEd is staffed with morons.

DoEd probably were embarrassed by Mao's reference to a Marilyn Chambers porn movie and discreetly edited the saying.
21 posted on 03/25/2013 8:23:53 AM PDT by Colinsky
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To: Colinsky

I actually suspect that the DoEd bureaucrat assigned to select quotes just googled “education quotes” and thought the Mao quote sounded good.

In the back of his little mind, he probably thought the kids would think that Mao was edgy and cool.

Ignorant of both history and big words like “insatiable”, the bureaucrat botched his assignment.

Or, maybe his boss was embarrassed by the explicit reference to a title in the canon of American pornography. Doubtful, but Washington bureaucrats have been known to spend a whole lot of their work day watching Internet porn.


22 posted on 03/25/2013 9:40:29 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: BipolarBob

“Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.”

Something most run of the mill sheeperals won’t admit.
“Good people” like them never point guns at people to force them to comply.


23 posted on 03/25/2013 9:45:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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