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  • A Quarter of Americans Believe George W. Bush Killed More Than Stalin

    10/17/2016 8:26:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 10/17/2016 | Dan Joseph
    A newly released YouGov study aimed at surveying American attitudes towards socialism reveals just how little Americans know about communism and events surrounding the history of communist and socialist regimes. Among the study’s most alarming findings, one in four Americans (26 percent) believe that more people were killed under George W. Bush than under notorious Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. […] The survey focused largely millennials and found that they are severely lacking in knowledge when it comes to communism and its bloody history. The poll shows 25 percent of millennials have a favorable view of Vladimir Lenin and 42 percent...
  • HIDDEN CAM: Clinton Staffer Says I Could “Grab [Her] Ass” and Not Get Fired

    10/12/2016 10:19:15 AM PDT · by GilGil · 23 replies
    DangerandPlay ^ | 10/12/2016 | Mike Cernovich
    There’s something rotten in Hillary Clinton’s world, as Wylie Mao, one of her top staffers, was caught on video saying he could sexually harass women without facing any consequences. Mao was caught with his pants down by journalists with Project Veritas, a group committed to uncovering election fraud. “In this video released by Project Veritas Action, James O’Keefe exposes the “misogynistic” nature of the Hillary Clinton campaign and its organizers, who joke about sexually harassing women and committing voter fraud on the campaign.” While sitting at a table with a group of women, the Clinton staffer said he would not...
  • China: Bo Xilai is down, but not out yet

    05/31/2012 7:12:51 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies
    China Post ^ | 05/31/12 | David Kan Ting
    Bo Xilai is down, but not out yet Thursday, May 31, 2012 By David Kan Ting, Special to The China Post The oft-quoted Chinese saying, “people's eyes are snow-brilliant,” (人民的眼睛是雪亮的) has a ring of truth, after all. The adage, attributable to Chairman Mao Zedong, asserts that the eyes of people are piercing and sharp, able to see the difference between right and wrong, and to penetrate the smoke and mirrors of the reactionaries and counterrevolutionaries. The chairman seems to have got it right again this time as mainland China is rocked by scandal after scandal. Time magazine called the country...
  • The House Is On Fire (On the Hidden Horrors of Soviet Life)

    09/06/2016 1:29:13 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 36 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | September 2016 | Gary Saul Morson
    Ninety-nine years ago, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated, and, after a few months of weak parliamentary rule, the Bolsheviks seized power. We call that seizure the Russian (or October) Revolution, but it might better be designated the Bolshevik coup d’état. A party of 10,000 people gained control of an empire occupying one-sixth of the earth’s land area. From the start, they made up for their small numbers with outsized violence. If at first their executions of liberals, socialists, workers who showed independence, and peasants from whom grain was seized at gunpoint seemed like a short-term necessity, it soon became evident that...
  • Looking back on the Great Leap Forward

    08/14/2016 6:12:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    History Today ^ | August 8, 2016 | Frank Dikötter
    In the People’s Republic of China, archives do not belong to the people, they belong to the Communist Party. They are often housed in a special building on the local party committee premises, which are generally set among lush and lovingly manicured grounds guarded by military personnel. Access would have been unthinkable until a decade or so ago, but over the past few years a quiet revolution has been taking place, as increasing quantities of documents older than 30 years have become available for consultation to professional historians armed with a letter of recommendation. The extent and quality of the...
  • Former Maoist rebel Prachanda elected as Nepal Prime Minister

    08/03/2016 3:53:30 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies
    First post ^ | 3 August 2016 | Reuters
    Nepal's parliament elected former Maoist rebel chief Prachanda, who led a decade-long insurgency that toppled a Hindu monarchy, as prime minister on Wednesday after predecessor KP Oli resigned rather than face defeat in a vote of no confidence. Pushpa Kamal Dahal, 61, who still uses a nom de guerre that means "Fierce", won 363 votes out of the 573 cast in the 595-member parliament, Speaker Onsari Gharti said. He becomes the 24th prime minister in 26 years since the Himalayan nation adopted multi-party democracy in 1990 and the eighth since the 239-year-old monarchy was abolished eight years ago. ...Political change...
  • Mao's Cultural Revolution Offers Lessons for Obama's America

    05/25/2016 3:14:48 PM PDT · by Benny Huang · 16 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | May 25, 2016 | Benny Huang
    I was pleasantly surprised to see the media pause for a moment last week to recall China's Cultural Revolution on the 50th anniversary of its regrettable birth. Unlike a lot of the media's silly anniversaries this one is actually worth remembering. If you aren't familiar with the Cultural Revolution just think of Stephen King's "Children of the Corn" being played out in China rather than rural Nebraska. The movement began in 1966 and lasted about ten years. Children rose up against their elders and seized for themselves the reins of power, humiliating their parents and teachers and sometimes even murdering...
  • 'We thought Mao was doing a wonderful thing,' says British Red Guard 50 years (after, trunc)

    05/18/2016 4:29:45 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5-16-16 | Neil Connor
    Michael Crook, a Briton whose Communist father moved to China before the Second World War, was one of a handful of foreigners living in the country when Mao launched an all-out class war. snip Far from worrying that he too could come under suspicion because of his Western background, he was among the first of his classmates to sign up for the Red Guard – the fanatical student group that became the revolution’s most devoted enforcers. snipThat Mr Crook is unapologetic about the Mao era is perhaps unsurprising given his family history. His father, David, fought for the Communists in...
  • ‘Flesh banquets’ of China’s Cultural Revolution remain unspoken, 50 years on

    05/11/2016 7:28:12 PM PDT · by OddLane · 39 replies
    AFP ^ | May 11, 2016 | AFP
    At the height of the frenzy of China’s Cultural Revolution, victims were eaten at macabre “flesh banquets”, but 50 years after the turmoil began, the Communist Party is suppressing remembrance and historical reckoning of the era and its excesses. Launched by Mao in 1966 to topple his political enemies after the failure of the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution saw a decade of violence and destruction nationwide as party-led class conflict devolved into social chaos.
  • Religions are the Cause of Most Wars

    02/28/2016 6:31:28 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 53 replies
    2/28/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    A certain current trend in auto-brainwashing is to assert that "All Wars Are Started by Religions!"But consider the actual record of killing by the messianic, atheistic, secular humanist regimes of the 20th century, as recorded at the University of Hawaii's Freedom, Democide, War, Power Kills website.Mao killed 70 million, Stalin killed 60 million, Hitler killed 20 million, the 30 Years War, brought to you by "the people who start all wars", killed: 5.75 million, 3.8% of the Big Three 20th century total.But all this is infinitesimal in comparison with the incalculable death toll of the innocent unborn—if they're not Persons,...
  • 120-foot golden Chairman Mao golem attacked by trolls, taken down

    01/09/2016 10:06:06 AM PST · by chajin · 43 replies
    RocketNews24 ^ | January 9, 2016 | Steven Le Blanc and Masami M
    With all the information technology around these days, it's getting harder and harder to build a gigantic gold statue in peace. Many of you may remember the huge 37-meter (120-foot) gold colored statue of modern China's founder Mao Zedong. After all, it's pretty hard to forget the image of him politely sitting on some scaffolding, towering over the middle of nowhere. Well, it's gone now. On 9 January reports began to surface that the statue was being demolished by the Chinese authorities. The exact reason for the removal of golden Mao is unclear but there are many possibilities. Firstly, the...
  • Founder of today’s China killed 45 million of his own people(in 4 yrs)

    09/17/2010 5:04:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 48 replies
    Tibetan Review ^ | 09/05/10
    Founder of today’s China killed 45 million of his own people (, Sep05, 2010) Recently declassified Chinese Communist Party archives show that the Great Helmsman, Chairman Mao Tsetung's regime cased the greatest "man-made famine" the world has ever seen, reported the ANI news service Sep 3, citing a new publication from Hong Kong. Mao's Great Famine, by Frank Dikotter, Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong, is reported to show that 45 million Chinese people were killed between 1958 and 1961. Chinese propaganda posters of the late 1950s show smiling young workers marching jubilantly towards unity under the...
  • At the United Nations, the Curious Career of Maurice Strong

    02/07/2007 7:12:44 PM PST · by RKV · 29 replies · 1,384+ views
    Fox News ^ | Claudia Rosett and George Russell
    NEW YORK — Before the United Nations can save the planet, it needs to clean up its own house. And as scandal after scandal has unfolded over the past decade, from Oil for Food to procurement fraud to peacekeeper rape, the size of that job has become stunningly clear. But any understanding of the real efforts that job entails should begin with a look at the long and murky career of Maurice Strong, the man who may have had the most to do with what the U.N. has become today, and still sparks controversy even after he claims to have...
  • The Red Guards on American Campus

    11/14/2015 3:08:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | November 14, 2015 | Helen Raleigh
    If you never heard of the term "Red Guards," allow me to fill you in. During Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution movement (1966-1976), many over-zealous Chinese college students began referring to themselves as "Red Guards" of Mao and the Communist ideology. They were an ignorant bunch, but a deadly force with unchecked power. They believed "knowledge is useless," and "exams are harmful," so they went on strike, refusing to take classes. Initially, the Red Guards targeted their aggression at professors and school administrators. Any old grievances and frustrations became excuses to punish people who used to command respect. Professors and school...
  • #You May Be A Communard If...

    11/13/2015 11:42:59 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    The Peoples' Cube ^ | November 12, 2015 | "Comrade Torcer"
    You May Be A Communard If ... Definition of "communard" 1.1 (Communard) historical. A supporter of the Paris Commune. Origin Late 19th century: from French, from commune. #YouMayBeACommunardIf ... * You feel that you have the "right" to not be offended. * You think that you have the "right" to "feel safe" * You feel that you have the "right" to free healthcare * You feel that you have a "right" to a free college education. * You feel that you have the "right" to free housing * You feel that you have the "right" to enslave others * You...
  • “You Say You Want a Revolution?”

    10/21/2015 7:42:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-21-2015 | MOTUS
    “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”  Beatles - Revolution Maybe you’d like to discuss revolution (h/t Gerard) today; a notion - it seems - that is gaining more traction by the day. So much so in fact that your government has...
  • Ahead of Million Man March, Capitol Police Issue Warning to Officers About ‘Race-Baiter’ Farrakhan

    10/09/2015 8:25:54 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 54 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 7, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    The U.S. Capitol Police’s intelligence office issued a bulletin last month warning officers of the possibility for violence during Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s rally to commemorate the Million Man March. According to the Washington Post, the warning came in the form of an email newsletter and noted that Farrakhan “has been accused of inciting violence against both Caucasians and police officers.”
  • Farrakhan: Al Qaeda, ISIS Are ‘Evil Devil’ America’s ‘Illegitimate Children’

    09/07/2015 8:29:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | September 7, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday at the Hilton in Rosemont, IL, Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan blamed the United States for ISIS and al Qaeda, calling them “illegitimate children of U.S. foreign policy.” Farrakhan said, “Some of you are afraid of the Sharia. And the enemy is looking for a moderate Muslim…No. You either are a Muslim or you’re not. There is no such thing as a moderate Muslim.” He continued, “ISIS and al Qaeda are the illegitimate children of U.S. foreign policy. Osama bin Laden is a good man. When Russia moved into Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden and the mujaheddin went to fight...
  • It's Time for The Long March

    09/03/2015 6:37:12 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 8 replies ^ | 9/2/15 | Steve Berman
    Over a year’s time, from October 1934 to the following October, the Chinese Red Army undertook “The Long March”—a grueling 6,000 mile circling retreat from the Nationalist forces of Chiang Kai-shek. During that year, the Red Army suffered nearly 90 percent losses, crossing 18 mountain ranges and 24 rivers to arrive at its new base at Shaanxi, in northwest China. The GOP has many lessons to learn from the Chinese Communists. When the Long March began, Zhu De and Zhou Enlai led the Chinese Communist Party.  By the end, Mao Zedong was in complete control.  Prior to 1934, Mao’s guerilla...
  • China TV anchor Bi Fujian to be punished for Mao insult

    08/09/2015 11:42:38 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 2015/08/10
    China TV anchor Bi Fujian to be punished for Mao insult A Chinese star TV anchor is facing "severe punishment" over jokes he made about Mao Zedong, state media report. A video of Bi Fujian singing a parody song at a private banquet and insulting the former Chinese leader in strong language was posted online in April. Mr Bi was taken off air shortly after the incident, amid great controversy. But People's Daily said officials had ordered his employer, state broadcaster CCTV, to punish him for "a serious violation of political discipline". Mao, who led the country through the Cultural...
  • USDA: Food Stamp Spending at Farmers Markets Up ‘Nearly 6-Fold’ Since 2008—A ‘Win-Win’

    08/10/2015 12:10:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 10, 2015 | 12:25 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    In a blog posted on Friday on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website, the department boasts that food stamp spending at U.S. farmers markets has increased “nearly six-fold” since 2008. “National SNAP redemptions at those outlets totaled $18.8 million during fiscal year 2014 (Oct. 1 to Sept. 30), a nearly six-fold increase since 2008,” the blog states, calling the increase “a win-win for all.” (SNAP is the acronym for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the food stamp program.) […] Calling food stamp payment at farmers markets a “top priority” for the USDA, the department is providing free wireless equipment to...
  • One Of Hillary’s Secret, Illegal E-Mail Addresses Is

    03/08/2015 5:25:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-6-15 | JimTreacher
    Hillary Clinton isn’t known for being funny, at least not intentionally. But this one’s pretty good. As Alex Griswold reports, Hillary may have indulged in a bit of self-deprecating humor while flouting federal law and hiding her activities as Secretary of State from public oversight: Although Hillary Clinton’s spokespeople have maintained that the former secretary of state only used one privately-controlled email address during her tenure, a hacker working in conjunction with Fox News discovered that there were multiple email addresses owned by Clinton… Other accounts included: • • • • • • • • • (?!) As she said,...
  • Explaining the Cultural Revolution: signalling arms races as bad fiat currency

    02/19/2015 9:30:21 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 7 replies
    Bloody Shovel ^ | Feb. 19 2015 | spandrell
    <p>The idea of Chinese people worshipping wax mangoes because some Pakistani minister didn’t have time to have a proper gift made for his visit to China is indeed quite startling. Of course some people will instantly run into the old stereotype of those perfid Orientals slaves, who have been forever worshipping their tyrants as Gods on Earth. But that’s bullshit. The Chinese have always been a fairly unruly bunch, and the Emperor was never worshipped as a God, unlike the Roman Emperors of our humanistic West.</p>
  • People sacrificing animals, worshipping statues of Mao

    01/19/2015 4:50:23 PM PST · by rey · 14 replies
    December 26th was the 121st anniversary of the birth of Mao Zedong, Chinese Communist revolutionary and founding father of the People's Republic of China. To commemorate his birthday, massive celebrations were held at Mao Zedong Square in Shaoshan, Mao's hometown in Hunan.
  • Obama Dons Purple Silk Robe in China

    11/10/2014 11:04:33 AM PST · by Textide · 96 replies
    President Obama put on a purple silk robe, matching the one worn by the Chinese president, to watch a fireworks display for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation he's attending in China. "It's a tradition that each year the APEC host provides shirt or jacket for the other leaders as sign of cooperation," says CBS's Mark Knoller.
  • The day China entered the nuclear age (50 years after 1st Nuke Test)

    10/19/2014 10:26:40 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Friday, 17 October, 2014 | Minnie Chan
    Fifty years ago, the world woke up to news the nation - then at odds with Moscow and Washington - had detonated its own atomic bomb China's first atomic test on October 16, 1964, in Xinjiang. Mao wanted to prove the nation was a global power. Photo: SCMP Pictures Fifty years ago yesterday, China detonated its first atomic bomb, joining the United States, Soviet Union, Britain and France as the only nuclear powers at the time. The explosion in Lop Nur in eastern Xinjiang paved the way for the nation's further development of nuclear weapons and its emergence as a...
  • Community Organizer in Chief

    07/21/2014 9:10:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/21/14 | Rolf Yungclas
    We’ve never had a “community organizer” as our President before. And we are seeing the disastrous consequences of putting this community organizer at the head of the most powerful nation in the world. He has taken the apparatus of government and used it solely to organize, or as he calls it, fundamentally transform, the nation into a characterization of his ideal world.
  • Obama's Red Guard

    04/30/2014 5:56:24 AM PDT · by EBH · 32 replies
    4/30/2014 | EBH
    When Chairman Mao was failing and about to lose his government, he initiated the Great Cultural Revolution. The documentary, Morning Sun, describes this as a Revolution on the revolution. I believe we are witnessing the "revolution" in America less than 60 years later. Yesterday's events have struck a disturbing cord within my heart and soul. While the meme is what happened to Sterling was right and just...while I still have the ability to speak freely regarding the matter, I shall raise my voice to question this idea of "social justice," as we witnessed it applied yesterday. What happened to our...
  • The Obama-Mao T-shirt that Chinese officials didn't want Michelle Obama to see

    03/24/2014 8:46:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 24, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    While first lady Michelle Obama was visiting the Great Wall of China, Chinese officials ordered souvenir vendors to remove t-shirts featuring President Obama in a Mao hat. McClatchy reporter Stuart Leavenworth noted in the White House pool report that several merchants denied having the shirt, but that one merchant quietly showed a reporter an entire box of them.............
  • Chinese T-Shirt Crackdown? Great Wall Shops Reportedly Ordered to Keep Obama-Mao Apparel Away

    03/24/2014 5:53:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/24/14 | Dave Urbanski
    A pool reporter at the Great Wall of China for Michelle Obama’s visit there Sunday said “Chinese authorities made sure, for a day, that Mutianyu [a section of the Great Wall] was visibly free of Obama-Mao t-shirts.”
  • Is the left forgetting how evil communism was?

    02/18/2014 7:33:56 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 55 replies
    Rare ^ | 2-18-14 | W. James Antle III
    Is communism making a comeback? On its face, the question seems more than a little absurd. The Berlin Wall came down over 24 years ago. We are more than 22 years removed from the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. All that remains are the Stalinist museum pieces of North Korea and Cuba, the former an isolated country known mainly for its absurd dictator and starving population, the latter a beautiful island stuck in a 1950s time warp due to backwards economic and social policies. Even China, the one major power still ruled by...
  • Happy Birthday, Chairman Mao?

    01/03/2014 8:57:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | January 3, 2014 | Diana West
    The reporting on China's commemoration of the 120th birthday of Mao Zedong all seemed to come from the same angle. Festivities were "understated" (AP). Events were "scaled back" (Reuters). The following headline, which ran on the Fox News website over the AP story, is typical: "China marks Mao's 120th birthday with low-key celebrations." The story opens: "China's leaders bowed three times before a statue of Mao Zedong on the 120th anniversary of his birth Thursday in carefully controlled celebrations that also sought to uphold the market-style reforms that he would have opposed." Forget for now the "market-style reforms." Only...
  • OREGON: Govt. official: those who resist “gay” marriage must be “rehabilitated”

    08/19/2013 2:03:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    "Hold high the great red banner of Mao Zedong Thought--thoroughly smash the rotting counterrevolutionary revisionist line in literature and art" - 1967 During the Cultural Revolution in China (1966-1976 – the time when the greatest damage was being done in the name of the Spirit of Vatican II) people were bullied into rejection of the sì jiù, the Four “Olds”: Old Customs, Old Culture, Old Habits, and Old Ideas.  The Four Olds were equated with monsters and demons, “cow ghosts and snake spirits”, that had to be purged.The conforming hoards, taken up in a frenzy of fear and zeal, marched in...
  • Gay Marriage's Echoes of the Cultural Revolution

    07/08/2013 8:27:23 AM PDT · by kreitzer · 9 replies
    Spiked ^ | 7/01/2013 | Sean Collins
    The campaign for gay marriage in the US is starting to resemble the Cultural Revolution in Mao’s China. Politicians denouncing their own prior beliefs, people hounding others to recant, the young being upheld as morally superior to the ‘backward’ older generation… it all feels worryingly familiar. According to the new orthodoxy, we will not have a gay-marriage debate, because you don’t argue with bigotry and homophobia. The most prominent supporters of same-sex marriage (SSM) in the US today - establishment voices from the New York Times to Democratic Party politicians - do not engage with views from the other side;...
  • China's Maoist Vision: A City Of 260 Million People

    06/23/2013 6:55:46 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 36 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/23/2013 | Gordon G. Chang
    On Wednesday, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress will convene. What’s on the agenda? A proposal to fast-track a massive urbanization plan. Beijing is now placing a big bet on cities. The gamble, however, is unlikely to pay off. It could even sink the Chinese economy and create social unrest. Today, the Tokyo metropolitan area, home to 37.1 million, can claim to be the world’s most populous urban region. Beijing wants to top that and build metropolises dwarfing anything seen in Japan—or anywhere else. How about a Chinese city of 260 million people? That’s the size of the...
  • Obama appoints anti-voter ID Dem to co-lead voter commission -Bob Bauer

    05/25/2013 9:06:17 AM PDT · by opentalk · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 23, 2013 | Laurel Conrad
    Barack Obama appointed Tuesday to help lead the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, Robert F. Bauer, said during the 2012 election that voter ID laws are a Republican tactic to suppress lawful votes. During the 2012 election, the Obama team tapped Bauer to lead the legal teams for the campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Among his initiatives: fighting voter ID laws enacted by a number of states in an effort to combat voter fraud. During his time as the team’s organizer, Bauer told the Associated Press that he believes that the GOP is enlisting these new laws to impede...
  • Fan of Chairman Mao to help Tory leader Cameron

    04/28/2010 6:11:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 240+ views ^ | April 28, 2010 | Roger Kimball
    Yes, that’s right, possums, Anita Dunn, former Obama aide who told a group of high school students that Mao Tse Tung was one of her two favorite political philosophers [1], has been hired by Tory hopeful David Cameron [2] to help him prep for tomorrow’s televised debate with Nick Clegg and Gordon Brown. The British election hangs in the balance. Ms. Dunn had helped Obama “de-posh” himself during the campaign, showing him how to mimic looks of concern and concentration, how and when to frown, when to smile, and the makeover seemed to work. At any rate, Obama won. Can...
  • Mao’s Disneyland: “Red Tourism” Is Golden for Chinese Economy

    03/28/2013 6:28:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Spiegel Online ^ | March 28, 2013 – 12:00 PM | Sandra Schulz
    <p>Wu Yongtang’s great advantage is having a mole on his chin almost exactly where Mao Zedong did. The 56-year-old actor pulls at the bandage covering the spot, then carefully peels it off and touches the scab with his fingertip. He saw a doctor to have the size of the mole reduced, and now it is exactly as large as Mao’s was. Wu is pleased. He looks like Mao, he speaks like Mao and his mole might be his ticket to landing movie roles as Mao. There’s demand for Mao lookalikes in China—and especially now. “People have deep feelings for the chairman,” Wu says.</p>
  • Education Department posts, then removes quote by Mao Zedong

    03/25/2013 7:24:27 PM PDT · by massmike · 15 replies ^ | 03/25/2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    The Department of Education pulled a “Quote of the Day” by Chinese dictator Mao Zedong from its children’s website Friday after a screenshot of the quote went viral. The website, Kids’ Zone by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), featured the quote “Our attitude towards ourselves should be ‘to be satiable in learning’ and towards others ‘to be tireless in teaching.” After a slew of backlash mostly from conservatives, the website replaced the quote with one from Abraham Lincoln’s first political announcement. Then the quote was removed completely with a peculiar message reading, “Sorry there is no quote of...
  • Department Of Education Website Quotes Mao Zedong

    03/24/2013 10:15:25 PM PDT · by huac · 31 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | March 22, 2013 | Andrew Kaczynski
    "...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.”..."
  • Department of Ed website for kids removes Mao Zedong quote

    03/23/2013 12:41:42 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 22 replies ^ | 3/23/13 | foxnews
    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. reports that the quote appeared on the “Kids’ Zone” website of the National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Department of Education "Kids Zone" Features Communist Quote from Mao

    03/22/2013 4:20:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 3/22/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    I’m still waiting for the Hitler quote. Or is there a minimum number of people that a dictator has to murder before he gets placement on a part of the Department of Education website devoted to kids. This isn’t a generic quote about education being a good thing. It’s actually a quote about the need for Communist indoctrination among Communist Party members. The full quote that the Department of Education cut down comes at the end of an essay on “The Role of the Chinese Communist Party in the National War” “Whoever refuses to study these problems seriously and carefully...
  • Don’t revere a leader who killed millions

    03/12/2013 4:00:53 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | Rajesh Singh
    Yang Jisheng’s book, Tombstone, is an expose of the worst period of Mao Zedong’s totalitarian regime, when the Great Leap Forward was at its peak and humanity at its nadir. A totalitarian system still exists in China The transition of leadership in People’s Republic of China, the crackdown on corruption in high places and the move to downsize Government there have led to gushing editorials and commentaries in the media here. Experts have been advising India to take tips from Beijing on how to govern and tackle contentious issues effectively. There may be some lessons in much of what is...
  • Just What Was Fundamentally Wrong with Bolshevism?

    11/29/2012 5:29:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 29, 2012 | Steven Plaut
    I recently read the new biography of Trotsky by Oxford don Robert Service, published in 2009 by Pan Books. It is well-written and surprisingly interesting. The book does a great public service in describing the life of the actual Trotsky, whose previous “biographies” were little more than hagiographies written by his toady worshippers (people like Isaac Deutscher). The last time that I had taken any interest in Trotsky was when I was a teenager and had fleeting delusions of believing in “socialism.” Reading the new book as an adult and as an economist, I found it a useful opportunity to...
  • The Nazi roots of U.S. gun-control laws

    12/31/2012 11:13:29 AM PST · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND ^ | December 28, 2012 | Ellis Washington
    Exclusive: Ellis Washington has historical chart linking firearm restrictions to genocide Here’s the Formula: Hatred + Government + Disarmed Civilians = Genocide. What makes the argument so powerful? Two factors. First, it makes common sense: Unarmed, defenseless people have no hope against armed aggressors. Second, it states the historical truth: Evil governments did wipe out 170,000,000 innocent non-military lives in the 20th century alone. ~ Jews for the Preservation of Firearm Ownership website The pretext: Massacre of the innocents – Newtown, Conn. I am a professor at a wonderful online school called National Paralegal College (NPC). Shannon Southard, a student...
  • Yang Jisheng: The man who discovered 36 million dead

    11/26/2012 3:53:26 PM PST · by BlueDragon · 29 replies
    BBC News World ^ | 20 November 2012 | Raul Mason
    In the era whose secret he uncovered, a journalist's office would have looked just like the one where Yang Jisheng works now. The tiled floor, the grimy window panes, the desk piled two feet high with papers, envelopes and books. The Mao-era radiators. The cigarette ash and the dust. Under Mao Zedong, Yang's good fortune was to find a job as a reporter with China's state-run Xinhua news agency. His misfortune had been to see his father die of hunger in 1961, at the height of the famine that killed an estimated 36 million people: "When my dad died, I...
  • Dreams From Frank Marshall Davis

    10/23/2012 10:21:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies
    American Spectator ^ | OCTOBER 2012 | PAUL KENGOR
    Meet the hard-core Communist who mentored the future 44th President of the United States. LET’S CUT TO THE CHASE: Frank Marshall Davis was a literal, card-carrying member of Communist Party USA (CPUSA). His card number was 47544. He was pro-Soviet, pro–Red China. He edited and wrote for Party-line publications such as the Chicago Star and the Honolulu Record; contributors to the former actually served as secret agents to Stalin’s Soviet Union. Davis did outrageous Soviet propaganda work in his columns, at every juncture agitating and opposing U.S. attempts to slow Joseph Stalin and Mao Tse-tung. He favored Yalta and Red...
  • Frank Dikotter - Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe

    10/18/2012 9:21:37 PM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | Frank Dikotter
  • "Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" - PBS Documentary

    10/02/2012 7:56:41 PM PDT · by I_Publius · 3 replies
    PBS ^ | 10/02/2012 | PBS Television Documentary
    A landmark transmedia project featuring a four-hour PBS primetime national and international broadcast event (check local listings), a Facebook-hosted social action game, mobile games, two websites, educational video modules with companion text, a social media campaign supporting over 30 partner NGOs, and an impact assessment plan all inspired by Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, the widely acclaimed book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide was filmed in 10 countries and follows Kristof, WuDunn, and celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle...
  • FRC Shooting Latest Chapter In The Left’s Love Affair With Violence

    08/20/2012 8:07:28 PM PDT · by massmike · 5 replies ^ | 08/20/2012 | Don Feder
    The FRC shooting is the latest chapter in the blood-drenched history of the left — from the French Revolution to Occupy Wall Street. This is the way the left does business — with guillotines, gulags and gas chambers, with bombs, bullets, purges, planned famines and demonizing opponents as a prelude to their slaughter. In 2009, James Pouillon was shot to death while holding a pro-life sign by a supporter of choice. The same year, black Tea Party activist Kenneth Glandney was beaten so badly by SEIU thugs that he had to be hospitalized. In 2010, heavily armed eco-terrorist James J....