American Thinker | by Mac Fuller | Oct. 22, 2009
President Obama and “the other side of Barack’s brain,” Valerie Jarrett — whose stepfather coincidentally maintained close ties with the President’s adolescent mentor and Communist, Frank Marshall Davis — handpicked the following bureaucrats and placed them in positions of great authority, power, and visibility:
Van Jones, “Green Jobs Czar,” self-defined Communist.
Ron Bloom, “Manufacturing Czar” cites Chairman Mao as a political guide.
Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director, who stated in an address to high school students this past June that Chairman Mao Tse-tung was one of the two “philosophers” she most often turns to.
President Obama handpicked and placed the Socialists and socialist sympathizers in positions of great authority and visibility:
Carol Browner, Director, White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy, an ardent Socialist activist and one of 14 leaders of Socialist International’s, “Commission for a Sustainable World Society,” which calls for “global governance.”
Cass Sunstein, Administrator of the White House Office of Administration and Regulatory Affairs , “who openly argues for bringing socialism to the United States, and even lends support for communism….”
How many others, handpicked by Mr. Obama and Ms. Jarrett, are there?
Here is China’s Communist Chairman, Mao Tse-tung (whose name, oddly enough means, “to shine on the East”) in his own words, at the age of 24, before he became supreme ruler of all China as well as the mass murderer responsible for the death of 70,000,000 people — in peacetime:
Mao expressed the central elements in his own character, which stayed consistent for the remaining six decades of his life and defined his rule.
Mao’s attitude to morality consisted of one core, the self, “I,” above everything else:
“I do not agree with the view that to be moral, the motive of one’s action has to be benefiting others. Morality does not have to be defined in relation to others… People like me want to … satisfy our hearts to the full, and in doing so we automatically have the most valuable moral codes. Of course there are people and objects in the world, but they are all there only for me.”
Mao shunned all constraints of responsibility and duty.
“People like me only have a duty to ourselves; we have no duty to other people.” “I am responsible only for the reality that I know,” he wrote, “and absolutely not responsible for anything else. I don’t know about the past. I don’t know about the future. They have nothing to do with the reality of my own self.”
He explicitly rejected any responsibility towards future generations.
“Some say one has a responsibility for history. I don’t believe it. I am only concerned about developing myself… I have my desire and act on it. I am responsible to no one.
He argued that conscience could go to hell if it was in conflict with his impulses:
“These two should be one and the same. All our actions…are driven by impulse, and the conscience that is wise goes along with this in every instance.”
When he came to the question, “How do we change [China]?” Mao laid the utmost emphasis on destruction:
“…the country must be…destroyed and then re-formed.”
He extended this line not just to China but to the whole world — and event the universe:
“This applies to the country, 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!” *
President Obama’s White House Communications Director, Anita Dunn, on Chairman Mao: he is one of my two “favorite political philosophers,” and “one of the two who I turned to the most….”
President Obama’s “Manufacturing Czar,” Ron Bloom on the free market system and Chairman Mao: “We get the joke. We know that the free market is nonsense…. We know this is largely about power….We kind of agree with Mao, that power comes from the barrel of a gun.”
William Ayers, President Obama’s unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist bomber, friend, fellow board member, “respected” national educator, virulently anti-American, and likely ghost writer of the President’s autobiography, Dreams of My Father:
“I am a radical, Leftist, small “c” Communist…. Maybe I am the last Communist willing to admit it…. The ethics of Communism still appeal to me.”
* Source: The Unknown Story of MAO (2005), by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, pages 13-15.
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