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Department Of Education Website Quotes Mao Zedong
Buzz Feed ^ | March 22, 2013 | Andrew Kaczynski

Posted on 03/24/2013 10:15:25 PM PDT by huac

"...The “Kids' Zone” of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) website, part of the Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, quotes communist leader Mao Zedong. The NCES is the“primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations.”..."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: communism; mao; nea; obama
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Elections have consequences. Hence, Obama's Department of Education. "...Can you name the greatest mass murderer of the 20th century? No, it wasn’t Hitler or Stalin. It was Mao Zedong...According to the authoritative “Black Book of Communism,” an estimated 65 million Chinese died as a result of Mao’s repeated, merciless attempts to create a new “socialist” China..."
1 posted on 03/24/2013 10:15:25 PM PDT by huac
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2 posted on 03/24/2013 10:19:25 PM PDT by upchuck (Free Republic: faster than a speeding bullet!)
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Dept. of Education - Arne Duncan, Obama’s pick from Chicago

Anita Dunn - Obama’s pick, loves Mao

Van Jones - Maoist revolutionary and picked by Valerie Jarrett

Mao Christmas ball ornament on White House tree

Do you think we have a pattern here, folks?

The next time you visit the “Red House”, years from now because of sequestration, look for Mao’s portrait in the Lincoln room

3 posted on 03/24/2013 10:25:14 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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Sociopaths don’t care about the consequences of their actions, just that they had the power to see their demands realized. Think an infantile mind of steroids.

4 posted on 03/24/2013 10:43:21 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.")
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5 posted on 03/24/2013 11:06:50 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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6 posted on 03/24/2013 11:09:34 PM PDT by dadfly
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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 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.

7 posted on 03/25/2013 12:01:33 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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Consequences have Elections.

8 posted on 03/25/2013 12:13:34 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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“A thinking child is a threat who spoils the harmony of the collective society that is coming.”
— John Dewey, the designer of America’s public school system.

9 posted on 03/25/2013 1:47:40 AM PDT by vikingd00d (chown -R us ./base)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Liberals love Mao.

In their minds, he was misunderstood, an agrarian reformer. He meant well, but made some mistakes.

The people you listed all likely think they would be much more efficient and humane than Mao.

Well, except for maybe the 40 million or so of us they would have to kill off, and the other 100 million who would need re-education. But to people like Van Jones, that is just a detail.

10 posted on 03/25/2013 3:03:39 AM PDT by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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The quote doesn’t make sense. Satiable is able to be filled/satisfied.

But at least it is consistent. Mao means indoctrination and that’s the purpose of government schools.

11 posted on 03/25/2013 4:04:35 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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Did you happen to notice the retraction and explanation? They made sure to blame it on Bush! The website generated daily sayings from a database that has been in use since ......... Wait for it ..........2007!
12 posted on 03/25/2013 4:23:12 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Skepolitic

Thank you for sharing this reference. Ironically, just this morning I was reading Mao’s writings about applying Sun Tsu’s ‘Art of War” in his revolutionary war. It is very interesting reading. I read these writings as I always seek to step into and understand the mind or our opposition.

Here is an excerpt from your link:


In view of Chang Kuo-tao’s serious violations of discipline, we must affirm anew the discipline of the Party, namely:

(1) the individual is subordinate to the organization;

(2) the minority is subordinate to the majority;

(3) the lower level is subordinate to the higher level; and

(4) the entire membership is subordinate to the central Committee.

Whoever violates these articles of discipline disrupts Party unity. Experience proves that some people violate Party discipline through not knowing what it is, while others, like Chang Kuo-tao, violate it knowingly and take advantage of many Party members’ ignorance to achieve their treacherous purposes. Hence it is necessary to educate members in Party discipline so that the rank and file will not only observe discipline themselves, but will exercise supervision over the leaders so that they, too, observe it, thus preventing the recurrence of cases like Chang Kuo-tao’s. If we are to ensure the development of inner-Party relations along the right lines, besides the four most important articles of discipline mentioned above we must work out a set of fairly detailed Party rules which will serve to unify the actions of the leading bodies at all levels.”

(So much for individual freedom...)


“National consciousness, national self-respect and national self-confidence are not sufficiently developed among the broad masses, the majority of the people are unorganized, China’s military power is weak, the economy is backward, the political system is undemocratic, corruption and pessimism exist, and a lack of unity and solidarity is to be found within the united front; these are among the adverse circumstances. Therefore, Communists must consciously shoulder the great responsibility of uniting the entire nation so as to put an end to all such undesirable phenomena.” (Sounds like he is talking about USA today)


Here is the context of the quote used on the website”

“It is entirely wrong to think that we alone are good and no one else is any good. As for people who are politically backward, Communists should not slight or despise them, but should befriend them, unite with them, convince them and encourage them to go forward. The attitude of Communists towards any person who has made mistakes in his work should be one of persuasion in order to help him change and start afresh and not one of exclusion, unless he is incorrigible.

Communists should set an example in being practical as well as far-sighted. For only by being practical can they fulfil the appointed tasks, and only far-sightedness can prevent them from losing their bearings in the march forward.

Communists should therefore set an example in study; at all times they should learn from the masses as well as teach them. Only by learning from the people, from actual circumstances and from the friendly parties and armies, and by knowing them well, can we be practical in our work and far-sighted as to the future. In a long war and in adverse circumstances, the dynamic energy of the whole nation can be mobilized in the struggle to overcome difficulties, defeat the enemy and build a new China only if the Communists play an exemplary vanguard role to the best of their ability together with all the advanced elements among the friendly parties and armies and among the masses.”

13 posted on 03/25/2013 5:34:15 AM PDT by tired&retired
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Chang Kuo-tao, also known as Zhang Guotao (November 26, 1897 – December 3, 1979) was a founding member and important leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and bitter rival to Mao Zedong. During the 1920s he studied in the Soviet Union and became a key contact with the Comintern and organized the CCP labor movement in the United Front with the Guomindang. In 1931, after the Party had been driven from the cities, he established the E-Yu-Wan Soviet. When his armies were driven from the region, he joined the Long March but lost a contentious struggle for party leadership to Mao Zedong. Zhang’s armies then took a different route from Mao’s and were badly beaten by local forces in Gansu. When his depleted forces finally arrived to join Mao in Yan’an, Zhang continued his losing challenge Mao, and left the party in 1938.

Zhang eventually retired to Toronto, Canada, and became a Christian shortly before his death in 1979.

14 posted on 03/25/2013 5:43:10 AM PDT by tired&retired
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15 posted on 03/25/2013 5:59:18 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: vikingd00d

Please provide a source for that quote.

16 posted on 03/25/2013 6:19:29 AM PDT by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: 1010RD
Mao means indoctrination and that’s the purpose of government schools.

He can't claim credit for the idea, though.

Our schools were modeled after Bismark's Germany, which were designed to produce obedient soldiers and bureaucrats.

"If you want to influence [the student] at all, you must do more than merely talk to him; you must fashion him, and fashion him in such a way that he simply cannot will otherwise than what you wish him to will." --Fichte

Good times, good times.

17 posted on 03/25/2013 6:20:08 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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I'd guess the dumb ass that placed that quote had know idea who Mao was...........

The another product of the DOE.

18 posted on 03/25/2013 6:24:11 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Life is a bitch. If it was easy, we would call it a slut)
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Are you really skeptical?

Here's the full quote:

“You can’t make Socialists out of individualists — children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society which is coming, where everyone is interdependent.” --John Dewey

Dewey didn't want children to learn how to read independently, which is why he re-introduced to Columbia Teachers College "whole language reading," where children are taught to read words as pictographs, as in Chinese, rather than phonetically.

This is a major reason why children graduate from high school without being able to read.

Dewey wanted young children to work together to guess at the meaning of texts. He wasn't interested in the stories or teaching reading. He wanted them to work together, and be "interdependent."

The full story of American Education is far more nefarious.

19 posted on 03/25/2013 6:29:55 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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Are you really skeptical?

Asking for a quote source is skeptical?

20 posted on 03/25/2013 6:58:38 AM PDT by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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