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奥巴马崇毛-用目的为手段辩护 Obama Administration's
奥巴马崇毛-用目的为手段辩护 Obama Administration's Inner Maoin 陈凯论坛 Kai Chen Forum 不自由，毋宁死! Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death! Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:53 pm
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陈凯一语： Kai Chen's Words:
用目的与动机为邪恶手段辩护是世界共产邪权的共同特征。 毛共与中共的对无辜人们的大屠杀至今仍被大多数中国的人们与美（西）左派因其所谓高尚动机所接受与回避只说明这些人们灵魂的堕落与腐败。 --- 陈凯
Using end to justify means is a prominent feature among all evil communist/Fascist regimes in the world. Mao and the Chinese communist regime's crime that has resulted a horrendous holocaust against innocent human beings is indeed a crime against all humanity. The Chinese people's, along with today's American and West's leftists' acceptance and worship of such murderous thugs, "justified" by the pretense of their lofty/utopian goals, only demonstrate how corrupt these people have become in their souls. --- Kai Chen
The Obama Administration's Inner Mao 奥巴马崇毛-用目的为手段辩护
Using End to Justify Means -- Mao's Murderous Core
By George Neumayr on 10.22.09 @ 6:09AM
White House Communications Director Anita Dunn says that her comment about Chairman Mao as one of her "favorite political philosophers" has been badly distorted. Perhaps she meant to say that Mao is one of her favorite media strategists.
It is telling what Dunn regards as a reassuring defense: that she was only extolling Mao's can-do attitude and that her admiration for it came from Lee Atwater. "The Mao quote is one I picked up from the late Republican strategist," she said. So now the reviled creator of the Willie Horton ad is someone Democrats feel they can safely hide behind?
According to Dunn, she was simply telling the high school graduates to imitate Mao's means, not his ends. Boy, what a relief. After all, his means were so blameless. "Figure out how to do things that have never been done before," she told the students. And how did Mao accomplish that again? By killing 40 to 60 million people?
What might be called dilettantish socialism, of which Dunn's bizarre graduation speech is a species (she thought it "ironic" to couple a mass-murderer with Mother Teresa in her motivational remarks to the graduates), is a recurring problem in this administration, and an expected one given that it reflects the sensibility of the boss.
Pressed by "Joe the Plumber" on the purpose of taxation, Obama fell back on the Marxist fragment "to spread the wealth around." His memoirs contain an oblique mention of a Marxist mentor. He learned his community organizing from Saul Alinsky and his liberation theology from Jeremiah Wright. He blurbed one of the books of a Marxist terrorist and "educator," Bill Ayers. And until recently, he was stocking his administration with figures like Van Jones, who openly talked of environmentalism as a tool of Marxist change.
That his communications director holds up Mao as a quote-worthy "political philosopher" fits into this picture nicely. And it is appropriate since White House aides are if nothing else pursuing a Maoist media strategy: control debates by trying to ban opponents from them. His press secretary Robert Gibbs even offered a Maoist-style take on Fox: it is motivated by "profit." Why would a company be trying to make profit? Perhaps its property should be confiscated.
But some reliable liberals are finding this Maoist media strategy a little too transparent for their taste. Dunn's anti-Fox antics were so ham-handed that not even Helen Thomas or Eugene Robinson on MSNBC could bring themselves to defend them.
It looked like a tired reprisal of an earlier popped trial balloon: Rahm Emanuel's unleashing of Paul Begala and James Carville in February on Rush Limbaugh in the hopes of driving a wedge between conservatives and moderate Republicans. That just increased Rush's profile and boomeranged back on Michael Steele.
Begala and Carville had been chosen for the task because they were outside the administration; Dunn, according to press accounts, was chosen for this one because she is an "interim" communications director and will soon be gone.
Fox is a "wing of the Republican party," declared Dunn. If that is true, does that make ABC the "west wing of the Democratic party"? Dunn can walk down the hall and chat about media bias with Linda Douglass, the ABC reporter turned Obama press aide.
And what about MSNBC? To use Howard Dean's phrase, it appears these days to be the Democratic wing of the Democratic party. The vast left-wing conspiracy has never been stronger. But to a Maoist, a ninety-percent-Democratic press corps just isn't good enough.
RE: 奥巴马崇毛-用目的为手段辩护 Obama Administration's Inner Maoin 陈凯论坛 Kai Chen Forum 不自由，毋宁死! Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death! Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:55 pm
by fountainheadkc • 1.369 Posts
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Jamie Glazov 提出不能让 Anita Dunn 崇毛事件就这样轻率了结。 我完全同意。 Anita Dunn 说她只是说着玩儿。 这让我想起尼克松基金会的人说毛塑像展出只是为了“有历史感”一样。 崇魔的借口真是无所不有。 --- 陈凯
Jamie Glazov mentions here that we should not let Anita Dunn's "worshipping Mao" incident off the hook that easily. I totally agree. Anita Dunn is now saying that she was only joking when she said "Mao is one of her favorite philosophers". That reminds me of the people from the Nixon Foundation (maybe Nixon himself) that display of Mao's statue among the world leaders such as Winston Churchill is only for "history". The excuses/pretenses for worshipping devil are indeed colorful and countless. --- Kai Chen
Anita Dunn, Were You Also Joking About Mother Teresa?
– by Jamie Glazov on Oct 26th, 2009 and filed under FrontPage.
Jamie Glazov is Frontpage Magazine's editor. He holds a Ph.D. in History with a specialty in Russian, U.S. and Canadian foreign policy. He is the author of Canadian Policy Toward Khrushchev’s Soviet Union and is the co-editor (with David Horowitz) of The Hate America Left. He edited and wrote the introduction to David Horowitz’s Left Illusions. His new book is United in Hate: The Left's Romance with Tyranny and Terror. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So President Obama’s White House communications director, Anita Dunn, is off the hook just like that? She praises Mao Zedong, the greatest mass murderer in history, and when confronted on it says she was joking and that’s it. Why is that just it? Would it be just it if any politician or any person in a responsible position out there verbalized an admiration for Adolf Hitler?
The key issue here is that Dunn was clearly not joking. Watch her videotaped speech to high schoolers and see for yourself. With the utmost earnestness, she calls Mao “one of the two people that I turn to most” and goes into a detailed and completely serious explanation of why she holds both Mao and Mother Teresa in high regard in the context of perseverance and choosing one’s own path.
Anita Dunn should not be let off the hook so easily, let alone let off the hook at all. And here at NewReal Blog we are not going to let her off the hook. We’re not going to let an adviser to the President of the United States off the hook for articulating a veneration of a communist despot who murdered 70 million of his own people.
And so today at NewsReal we are starting a campaign. And that campaign consists of one question to Anita Dunn that we want answered: Were you also joking about Mother Theresa being “one of the two people that I turn to most”? Because you did mention Mao in combination with Mother Teresa. So if you were joking about Mao, were you also joking about Mother Teresa? We want our question answered. And we are asking for all members of the media to join us in this campaign to get an answer from Anita Dunn. Please support us and demand an answer to this question.
Editor’s note: Get the whole story on why leftists venerate communist mass murderers in Jamie Glazov’s new book, United in Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror.
RE: 奥巴马崇毛-用目的为手段辩护 Obama Administration's Inner Maoin 陈凯论坛 Kai Chen Forum 不自由，毋宁死! Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death! Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:58 pm
by fountainheadkc • 1.369 Posts
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奥巴马官员Anita Dunn和Ron Bloom的崇毛症不是偶然现象。 “胜王败寇”与“用目的/动机为手段辩护”是共产、纳粹与全世界左派的共同特征。 杀人、撒谎与腐败自然就成了可以被接受的行为。 --- 陈凯
Obama administration officials such as Anita Dunn and Ron Bloom with their "Mao worshipping" remarks are not some odd balls among the leftists in the world. "Winner is the king and loser is the bandit" mentality is prevalent among the despotic cultures around the world. Using lofty motives and nice-sounding ends to justify brutal/immoral means is very common among Nazis, communists/socialists, and the Western leftists. Killing/murdering, lying and corruption thus become acceptable to such people with such political cultures. --- Kai Chen
Why Obama's lieutenants love Mao
Posted: October 22, 2009
1:00 am Eastern
By Jamie Glazov/Frontpage Magazine
The left's long romance with tyranny and terror is manifesting itself in the Obama administration once again. Having experienced the high of putting $900 million of American taxpayers' money into Hamas' blood-soaked hands, some Obama advisers are now getting a new fix by offering thanks and praise to the late communist mass murderer Mao Zedong.
President Obama's White House communications director, Anita Dunn, recently praised Mao Zedong in a videotaped speech to high schoolers by calling him "one of the two people that I turn to most." When confronted on it, she said she was just joking. It remains a mystery what is laughable about extolling the greatest mass murderer in human history who slaughtered 70 million of his own people. In any case, Dunn was clearly not joking, as is evident in the detailed and earnest explanation she gave the high schoolers in her references to both Mao and Mother Teresa while emphasizing the importance of perseverance and choosing one's own path.
Dunn's veneration of Mao is shared by another Obama insider, "manufacturing czar" Ron Bloom, who, it appears, has been quoting the communist mass murderer with great approval. At a 2008 Union League Club meeting in New York, for instance, Bloom explained to his audience that:
"We know that the free market is nonsense. (…) We kind of agree with Mao that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun."
And from the barrel of a gun Mao's political power did come indeed. Let's for a moment reflect on the crimes that Mao perpetrated:
After capturing power on Oct. 1, 1949, in the immediate post-revolutionary period alone, Mao murdered as many as 15 million Chinese citizens. In 1958, Mao launched the Great Leap Forward, an industrial and agricultural program intended to make China the world's largest steel and grain exporter. Involving demented economic schemes and brutal forced collectivization, the Great Leap was an unparalleled human disaster, exterminating approximately 38 million people through government-engineered famine.
Mao's starving victims were reduced to eating grass, dirt, leaves and tree bark in the attempt to survive. They picked through horse manure for undigested grains of wheat, or cow manure for worms. They also resorted to cannibalism, digging up freshly buried corpses. Mad from hunger, parents ate their own children – or swapped children with other parents in an attempt to ease the horror of the act. Children were also killed, boiled and used as fertilizer. Desperate villagers who abandoned their homes and traveled to other towns in search of food were mowed down by machine-gun fire.
This horrifying tragedy – the greatest famine in all human history – was created intentionally by Mao. While millions starved, plenty of food existed in state granaries. The army, however, guarded these granaries under strict order: "Absolutely no opening the granary door even if people are dying of starvation." In their biography, "Mao: The Unknown Story," authors Jung Chang and Jon Halliday conclude that if food had not been exported and instead had been distributed among the Chinese people, "very probably not a single person in China would have had to die of hunger."
In 1966, Mao launched the Cultural Revolution, designed to purge the country of all dissent and bring it completely under the dictator's vicious rule. Millions of schoolchildren became the infamous Red Guards, whose task was to destroy anything connected to traditional culture and philosophy. As Paul Johnson put it, the Cultural Revolution became "a revolution of illiterates and semi-literates against intellectuals, the 'spectacle-wearers' as they were called. ... It was the greatest witch-hunt in history, which made the Zhdanov purges in post-war Russia seem almost trivial."
In the Cultural Revolution, almost every expression of human emotion – and every cultural ritual whose purpose was to honor the sanctity of human life and relationships – became illegal, including weddings, funerals and even the simple act of holding hands. The Red Guards humiliated, beat and murdered teachers, school administrators, bureaucrats, foreign diplomats, technicians, artists, intellectuals and, eventually, anyone and everyone. "Class enemies" experienced every humiliation the Red Guards could think up; the Guards smeared their faces with ink, forced them to get down on all fours and bark like dogs, and made them eat grass. The Red Guards also literally feasted on those they had murdered. In Guangxi, where at least 137 "animals" ("class enemies"), mostly teachers and college principals, were killed, the Red Guards cooked and ate them.
An immense concentration-camp system, the laogai, spread through China like a cancerous growth. It operated under the pretense of "reform" or "re-education" through labor and self-denunciation. The horrors of the laogai almost defy description. Harry Wu, who spent 19 years in the "laogai," has given an account of its vicious dynamics in "Laogai: The Chinese Gulag." Bao Ruo-Wang has done the same regarding his seven years in the laogai in "Prisoner of Mao." Wu and Bao did for China what Armando Valladares did for Cuba in "Against All Hope," and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn did for the Soviet Union in Gulag Archipelago.
Between 1949 and 1980, some 50 million Chinese people passed through this system of terror. Like Stalin's Gulag, Mao's laogai took on a life of its own, continuing its bloody work unabated until Mao's death from Parkinson's disease in 1976. In all, Chinese Communism would extinguish the lives of over 70 million people in the 20th century.
Mao biographers Jung Chang and Jon Halliday also document how this horror represented the natural order of things for Mao. Indeed, while millions of his people were starving to death, the dictator habitually informed his inner circle that it did not matter if people died and that, in fact, death was to be deemed a cause for celebration and rejoicing. This was because, naturally, destruction was necessary in order for the earthly heaven to be built. Mao wished destruction not only for his own country, but for the entire universe. As he explained: "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!" Mao stated that it would be ideal to sacrifice about 300 million Chinese lives for the world revolution, since "It's best if half the population is left, next best one-third. ..."
Thus, as in Castro's Cuba, mourning for the dead was forbidden. Mourning implied that there was something wrong with death – a notion that a death cult obviously couldn't allow. Moreover, grieving for a dead person singularized the individual and his private reality. Mao therefore outlawed the shedding of tears at funerals and even ordered peasants to plant crops over burial grounds – since he believed that deaths "can fertilize the ground."
With all of these barbarities in mind, it is completely no surprise that Obama insiders such as Anita Dunn and Ron Bloom would pick a genocidal dictator like Mao to be the object of their affection. These leftists are simply continuing the left's long tradition of showering adulation upon Mao – as well as other communist mass murderers.
Indeed, as I have documented in my new book, "United in Hate: The Left's Romance With Tyranny and Terror," leftists worldwide were, and have continued to be, exhilarated by Mao's horrifying reign of terror – and the philosophy it was based on. From the likes of American journalist and activist Anna Louise Strong and the French "feminist" intellectual Simone de Beauvoir, from American journalist Edgar Snow to the "Red Dean" of Canterbury Hewlett Johnson, from British filmmaker Felix Greene to Orville Schell, the dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley, there was never a shortage of leftists who genuflected in the direction of Mao's killing fields.
Anita Dunn and Ron Bloom prostrating themselves before the memory of the greatest mass murderer in human history is to be totally expected. It's just another chapter of the left's long history of bowing down in front of adversary regimes and despots who devote themselves to inhumanity, oppression and death.
Jamie Glazov is editor of Frontpagemag.com and author of "United in Hate: The Left's Romance with Tyranny and Terror"