"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Birthdays Today

Mao Zedong was born today in 1893.  One of the true monsters of the 20th Century, Mao led China's communists through World War II, in its Revolution in the late 1940s, and in the decades following.   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.   The Heritage Foundation has a good article detailing the slaughter here

Simply put, any 1960s college student (or current college student who wishes she had lived in the 1960s.... you know who you are) who had a Mao poster on their wall like the one below or bought a copy of Mao's Little Red Book was complicit in mass murder that dwarfed the Nazi regimes murder of 6 million Jews.   Will any of them feel guilty?   Not likely.   The ability of American leftists to avoid their own responsibility for communism's depravity knows no bounds.   See no evil, hear no evil, feel no evil.  

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