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That Dirty Rotten Mao. What a snake! A short history lesson.

I was watching a video on here, and it reminded me of Mao's "Hundred Flowers Campaign" - here courtesy of Wikipedia:

The Hundred Flowers Campaign, also termed the Hundred Flowers Movement, (simplified Chinese: 百花运动; traditional Chinese: 百花運動; pinyin: Bǎihuā yùndòng) was a period in 1956 in the People's Republic of China during which the Communist Party of China (CPC) encouraged its citizens to openly express their opinions of the communist regime.

Differing views and solutions to national policy were encouraged based on the famous expression by Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong:

"The policy of letting a hundred flowers bloom and a hundred schools of thought contend is designed to promote the flourishing of the arts and the progress of science."

But after this brief period of liberalization, Mao abruptly changed course, and launched a crackdown on opposing viewpoints. The crackdown continued through 1957 as an Anti-Rightist Campaign against those who were critical of the regime and its ideology.

Those targeted were publicly criticized and condemned to prison labor camps.

Mao remarked at the time that he had "enticed the snakes out of their caves."

Be careful out there folks. It is treacherous.

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Enticing snakes out of caves = NSA spying

It's the low tech way of doing it.

bump--

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it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Mao was benevolent compared to the British Empire

Our special friends across the pond come out looking good in the history books, but only because they wrote the history books.

Revisionist history tells a different story; the British imperialists caused as many as 1.8 billion violent and non-violent avoidable deaths in the period 1757-1947 in India alone.

http://greatgameindia.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/indian-holoca...

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/oct/19/end-myths-brita...

Most Don't Know that Mao Is History's #1 Mass Murderer

1. Mao Zedong - 35-63 Million
2. Josef Stalin - 20-40 Million
3. Adolf Hitler - 6-12 Million
This from communist records. Also in Guinness and other sources.

One story that stands out was that early in the Chinese communist revolution, he and a comrade got into a disagreement on policy. Mao's group fought and killed the opposing group. Mao's opponent found his demise due to a painfully placed red-hot poker - probably the source of the saying.

Feel free to revise the

Hitler claim any time you like. Gassing 6 million Jews, blacks, homosexuals and gypsy's is historic fantasy.

Well, All I can say is...

thank GOD they weren't "Religious".

According to what I read here on DP, if they had been Religious men even MORE damage would have been dcne.

Hahahahahahaha...... sorry, sorry, sorry..... just couldn't resist.

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmaTNf4YhEs

This should be required reading for every American:

Memories of Life in Lhasa Under Chinese Rule

http://www.amazon.com/Memories-Life-Lhasa-Under-Chinese/dp/0...

The book outlines how the Communist Chinese took over Tibet and the social conditioning they performed on the people. Many will be hauntingly similar to what we are seeing in Ameria such as:

Attack on the wealthy and redistribution of wealth.

'Neighborhood Groups' to catch dissenters or "See something say something"

Widespread destruction of religious institutions and culture

When the Chinese first came to Tibet they promised flowers and peace- that soon changed.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

Tibet is an interesting one.

Correct me if I've got this wrong, but my understanding of Tibet is that it always was a part of China, but because of it's vast distance from Peking, the region of Tibet was autonomous by default.
As transportation and communication improved, China took more and more control of the area, much to the resentment, (and detriment) of the peoples who lived there.
I understand that the Tibetans were not the only "autonomous" region of China to be crushed under the boots of communism, and that even today the Muslim Chinese are being persecuted.
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2009/07/03/the-uyghurs-persecu...

It's most dangerous to individuals when...

...the masses stay quiet. Evil triumphs when good men do nothing. The individual Adam Kokesh's and Michael Hasting's of the Liberty movement will get picked off one by one, but that will cease when the masses stand up and protest.

However, as the mass awakening which we are witnessing unfolds, and IF we IN UNISON "stand together", that'll mean less danger for us all.

"They" can't get us all. But we all must RISE to challenge the god of state which is indeed a blood-thirty, sociopathic monster, but will nevertheless shrink in the face of a courageous stand by many patriots, as this movie clip wonderfully illustrates:


http://youtu.be/31NiradLlvI

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

Give Me Liberty

I'm not worried about labor camps...

look up at the skies today - over the midwest they're spraying again after taking the weekend off.

If they can pull off JFK, 911, geo-engineering, without any pushback from the ignorant masses whatsoever, why would they stop there? We all know they have more evil planned for us. Perhaps an environmental (induced) catastrophe, perphaps an economic collapse or ff nuke in a US city followed by marshal law, who knows, but we all know they're not done yet by a longshot...

so what can we do? at this point, same as ever: open your mouth - bravely. Every chance you get, try to talk about all of this, or we're all (including our children) just slaves anyway. If you truly want to ever even dream of real freedom again for your children, now is the time to open your mouth, not hunker down silently fearing from the consequences, thinking this will bring some sort of protection or security - it never does. tyranny never concedes anything without a fight

Liberty.... there can be no other option

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

what the govt gives

the govt can take

Roger Waters was onto it.

wow

wow

The long arm of the Law.

There are greater powers to whom we can express ourselves freely.

Michael Nystrom's fists can punch through FUD.

Thanks

For keeping things in perspective.

Cheers,

donvino

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Thanks, for being receptive

Bump, for the afternoon crowd.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.