Biden Quoted Chinese Dictator Mao Zedong in Interviews

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Joe Biden quoted Chinese dictator Mao Zedong in an interview with ABC on Sunday. He did it once before in July. Does he just think it’s “catchy?” And it’s always the same quote: “As that old expression goes, ‘women hold up half the sky,’ and in order to be able to succeed, you’ve got to be dealt in across the board.” Why does he do that? Because one of his advisors, Anita Dunn, admires Mao as a “political philosopher.” He was not a “philosopher” – he was a Communist dictator who killed millions.

The Chinese dictator 

Mao Zedong’s “Great Leap Forward”eventually killed about 45 million people.

The Heritage Foundation reported,

Deaths from hunger reached more than 50 percent in some Chinese villages. The total number of dead from 1959 to 1961 was between 30 million and 40 million — the population of California.

Rounding up enemies

Only five years later, when he sensed that revolutionary fervor in China was waning, Mao proclaimed the Cultural Revolution. Gangs of Red Guards — young men and women between 14 and 21 — roamed the cities targeting revisionists and other enemies of the state, especially teachers.

Professors were dressed in grotesque clothes and dunce caps, their faces smeared with ink. They were then forced to get down on all fours and bark like dogs. Some were beaten to death, some even eaten — all for the promulgation of Maoism. A reluctant Mao finally called in the Red Army to put down the marauding Red Guards when they began attacking Communist Party members, but not before 1 million Chinese died.

All the while, Mao kept expanding the laogai, a system of 1,000 forced labor camps throughout China. Harry Wu, who spent 19 years in labor camps, has estimated that from the 1950s through the 1980s, 50 million Chinese passed through the Chinese version of the Soviet gulag. Twenty million died as a result of the primitive living conditions and 14-hour work days.

Such calculated cruelty exemplified his Al Capone philosophy: “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.”

The statement “women hold up half the sky” forced women into the workforce to serve the Communist regime. Yet they still aren’t equal today in spite of Mao’s statement.

The Guardian wrote in 2017,

For not once since Mao’s communists took power in 1949 has a woman been appointed to China’s top political body, the politburo standing committee, let alone become the country’s top leader…

…Chairman Mao famously proclaimed that women “hold up half the sky” and they did enjoy unquestionable advances after the 1949 revolution, as China’s leader fought to simultaneously liberate women and harness their economic potential.

But women continue to play a peripheral role in Chinese politics. There are currently just two female faces on the party’s expanded 25-member politburo; only 10 of the 205 full members of its central committee are women, down from 13 in 2012. According to Li’s research, not a single one of China’s 31 provincial governments is run by a woman. There are only two female governors.

“The absence of female voices in politics is a global phenomenon. But considering the communist regime flaunts the idea that ‘women hold up half the sky’, it hasn’t set the example it should have,” said Feng Yuan, a leading women’s rights campaigner.

In other words, Joe Biden, you should refrain from using a quotation by a Chinese dictator as a talking point about women’s equality, and dump the woman in your campaign who thinks the guy was a philosopher.  There is no true equality in Communism. There is no freedom. There is only suffering. #Trump2020

Featured photo: Screenshot Joe Biden on ABC via Twitter

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