First, on Friday, January 22, 2010, Glenn Beck devoted his full hour to history. The history of Che, Zedong and Stalin. Not the history lessons taught in our schools, but the true shocking history of these Progressive Marxist leaders.
- A campaign office for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama working in front of a flag featuring the image of Che Guevara, the South American revolutionary who became Fidel Castro’s executioner after the communist takeover in Cuba.
- “Rather than repudiate the image, Obama would only call it ‘inappropriate,’ apparently without insisting it be taken down. That contrasts with his dismissal of his Senate colleagues who wear lapel flags as ‘hypocrites.’ Some hypocrites,” IBD said.
Mao ornament hanging from Christmas Tree in the White House Blue Room
Who was Chairman Mao, Lionized by Obama’s White house?
Kelly O’Connell writes about Mao at Canada Free Press:
January 17, 2010
When a member of Barack Obama’s administration recently praised China’s Marxist Chairman Mao as a “favorite political philosopher,” (Anita Dunn, Obama’s Communication Director; has since resigned so husband, Robert Bauer could take position of Legal Counsel for the White House) confusion followed. So, who was Mao and why does Obama’s administration publicly praise him? It’s easy to briefly describe Mao Zedong.
He was a radical progressive who fought for a Marxist revolution in his native China, prevailing to lead the country for 27 tumultuous years. Despite boasting he fought “for the People,” Mao’s Great Leap Forward, Cultural Revolution, and other progressive policies resulted in the killing of 77 million people, according to genocide expert Professor J.R. Rummel.
Great Leap Forward
In 1958, Mao announced the Great Leap Forward to transform China into a modern state within a few years. In Mao’s mind, his plan to dominate and revolutionize China would then transfer to the rest of the globe. The Great Leap would occur when collectivized farms saw food production spike from new methodology. A compliant press celebrated massive increases in harvests, such as 100-fold gains in productivity. Yet after 6 months, the program was exposed as a massive failure, and instead of swelling production, widespread food shortages resulted. When reported to Mao, he replied all people would eat less since it was healthier anyway, according to Halliday.
Mao’s bizarre plan eventually moved 700 Chinese peasants into communes, as couples were even held for a time separately. The goal here being destruction of the family under the Chinese Communist Party. Mao was proclaimed as greater than any parent. Becker estimates that between 33-40 million people died during Mao’s forced famine.
The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
Launched in 1965 against his own Chinese Communist Party, the Cultural Revolution pitted youth against the establishment, achieving one of histories worst political purges. Mao was infuriated his Great Leap failed, believing it lacked Party support. Proxies attacked the Arts, claiming it subversive. For example, the ten greatest living Chinese writers were publicly shamed. Mao wished to overturn conservative bourgeoisie culture, and set young against old, horrifying this ancestor venerating society.
Universities closed from 1966-1969 so students could better rampage. The young were encouraged to desecrate and destroy everything holy to Chinese society, including the school system, religion, the family, universities, and even museums. Students defied and physically attacked public officials. The Red Army singled out bureaucrats and executed them for the crime of ruling class membership, says Carson. Student gangs, including females, rampaged across China in murderous pods. Yet Mao was most interested in purging loathed Party members. Millions died during this ten-year period
A typical Marxist, Mao didn’t believe in innate human worth. According to Halliday, he saw only four important things in people, “money, food, labour and soldiers.” Philip Short, in “Mao, A Life,” writes upon Zedong’s belief in “…the need for a strong state, with centralized political power…” Marxist fixation on strong central authority agreed with Confucian texts Mao read as a child. Typically elitist, he felt commoners were backwards and needed training, like children, for communist salvation.
Belief in a needed elite sect to guide and liberate blind masses predates Christianity, emanating from Gnostics writings. These pagan concepts heavily influenced early socialists, noted by Eric Voegelin in works like “Science, Politics and Gnosticism.” The goal was creation of materialistic paradise on earth, by ending all wars, famines, and greed, via communist mandate eliminating private property.
Mao was transfixed by cataclysmic events including large-scale staged executions, a love shared by other tyrants like Lenin and Stalin. Mao stated, “We love sailing on a sea of upheavals. To go from life to death is to experience the greatest upheaval. Isn’t it magnificent?” So, Zedong was not moved by murder, since it was a part of the great adventure of life. This attitude typifies Marxists who celebrated the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus, hugely influential on Marx. Heraclitus wrote, “War is the father of all and king of all, who manifested some as gods and some as men, who made some slaves and some freemen.” Mao made secret police, disappearances, concentration camps, beatings and murders a part of everyday life in China.
Spilled blood thrilled Mao. Informed of murderous attacks, he felt a “kind of ecstasy he never experienced before…It is wonderful! It is wonderful!” Asked how to confront critics, he said “We’ll slit their ankle tendons and cut off their ears!” Mao’s theory of revolution was pure destruction, a total Marxist vision. On changing China, Mao said, “the country must be…destroyed and then reformed.” He added a chilling overview, stating “This applies to the country, to the nation and to mankind…The destruction of the universe is the same…People like me long for its destruction, because when the old universe is destroyed, a new universe will be formed. Isn’t that better?!!” It would be nearly impossible to find a better description of Marx’s explosive Dialectic of History, nabbed from Hegel, which described the doctrine of creative destruction for building the perfect communist society.
Is Mao an inspiration to Obama?
White House Communications Director Anita Dunn extolled Chairman Mao in a 2009 speech to school children. Dunn is not obscure, but was originally one of four top consultants to Barack’s presidential campaign (a group including Obama’s current chief advisor, David Axelrod). Dunn’s husband is Robert Bauer, Barack’s personal lawyer and new chief White House Counsel. Echoing Maoist support were Manufacturing Czar Ron Bloom and Ex-Green Jobs Czar Van Jones, proving administration Maoism is not isolated.
Dunn, on her favorite “…political philosophers: Mao Tse-tung…I turn to most to basically deliver a simple point which is ‘you’re going to make choices; you’re going to challenge; you’re going to say why not; you’re going to figure out how to do things that have never been done before.” So Dunn embraces Mao’s radical policies, and one must assume she considers his death toll and reign of terror acceptable collateral damage. Bill Ayers, U.S. Marxist terrorist and Obama mentor was also influenced by Mao, saying after America was overtaken by communists, 25 million resisters might have to be murdered, according to ex-Weatherman Larry Grathwohl.
Pillars of Marxist Political Philosophy
What are the pillars of Chairman Mao’s Marxist political philosophy? Essential Maoist beliefs include these:
- Any tactic that achieves a desired result is acceptable, regardless of the costs.
- Individual people are irrelevant; only the group has any standing; human deaths mean nothing.
- A strong central government must be erected.
- Non-socialist states must be shattered to be remade along Marxist lines.
- There is no God; no set of rules exist above society, including any civil or human rights.
Finally, since Obama freely hired staff, choosing those he enjoys and finds laudable. So, like Dunn, does he also accept Chairman Mao and other dictators as role models?!! Given that many wonderful non-murderer leaders could have been chosen, Dunn’s choice was strategic. Obama’s answer to this question could well make many Americans uneasy.
Read the entire article HERE.
Emboldened and italicized words mine for focal points.
**Warning: some scenes are graphic, but as part of the true history of the progressives……needs to be told to the American people.