CELEBRATE Sept 9- "Dead Mao Day!"

CELEBRATE Sept 9- "Dead Mao Day!"

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Mao was a MASS-MURDERER

Port Moody, Canada

#1 Sep 9, 2013
On September 9, Celebrate This Event — Because China Can't
Alasdair Denvilin

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On September 9, Celebrate This Event — Because China Can't
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Things in China are so bad that they can't even celebrate one of the best days in their history: September 9, 1976, the day Mao Zedong died.

Mao was — and still is — loved by many in China for uniting the country and ending a "Century of Humiliation" that involved occupation by imperial powers and a relentless civil war. Unfortunately, Mao proved to be just as deadly to innocent Chinese citizens as war and colonialism. Maybe even more deadly.

Standing out in particular was Mao's disastrous "Great Leap Forward," a five-year-plan (beginning in 1958) to industrialize China's economy. Far from being a success, it brought together some of the worst flaws of government economic intervention and wound up killing anywhere from 10 million to perhaps 50 million Chinese.

Surprisingly, we hear very little about this tragedy (say, compared to the Holocaust), and many people know almost nothing about it. So, what happened?

Part of the failure of the Great Leap Forward comes down to the usual problems of communist economic practice. Mao got rid of family farms and forced peasants onto collectives, a practice that stifles productivity and ingenuity. But three further mistakes made the Great Leap Forward an utter catastrophe.

First, Mao got it into his head that the high-quality steel needed to build railways, factories, etc., could be made by peasants in small, backyard furnaces. This was nonsense, as it requires both a knowledge of metallurgy and high heat that can only be achieved by using coal. Under Mao, peasants cut down trees and burned furniture to melt down farm tools, cooking implements, and even doorknobs only to create low-quality, useless pig iron.

Second, Mao wrecked China's farming sector. He knew that having so many peasants making steel would result in a shortage of labor for growing food, so he introduced new agricultural techniques to boost output. But the "innovations" he imposed were untested. Many of them were bogus methods advocated by Trofim Lysenko, a Soviet "scientist" who shunned rigorous empirical experiments. The result was a drop in grain production.
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Mao was INCOMPETENT

Port Moody, Canada

#2 Sep 9, 2013
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Third — and perhaps worst and most typical of communist rule — Mao invoked a culture of fear where anyone who failed or questioned him or the Chinese Communist Party risked being arrested, tortured, or killed (or all three). At many stages of planning for the Great Leap Forward, people who knew enough to say that Mao's steel-making and agricultural policies would flop instead stayed quiet. Worse, local communist bureaucrats, eager to cover up the crop failures in their district, lied and reported huge increases in crop yields. And upper-level party leaders, eager to believe they'd proved the superiority of communism over capitalism, accepted the figures as accurate. Thinking they had a massive surplus, they sold "surplus" Chinese grain to other countries.

In reality, that grain was desperately needed to feed the Chinese population. A massive famine ensued, made worse by bad weather, and millions died. Mao and the other communist leaders were reluctant to admit their failure, further exacerbating the problem.

Mao lost influence after the Great Leap Forward, but staged a comeback in 1966 after swimming across the Yangtze River. Soon after this, he incited the Cultural Revolution, in which hundreds of thousands (or even millions) more were killed.

Mao's brutality only came to an end with his death on September 9, 1976. Almost 40 years later, it is still dangerous for people in China to criticize Mao, whose portrait is displayed at Tiananmen Square (the site of the 1989 massacre of student protesters). The Chinese Communist Party still resorts to brutality against those it deems to be dissidents (even among its own party members). And Bo Xilai, the former member of the ruling Politburo who is now on trial, came to prominence using many of Mao's tactics.

While I don't normally celebrate people's death, I'll make an exception for somebody who is responsible for the deaths of so many millions of innocents. Particularly when those lucky enough to have survived Mao's brutality are unable to celebrate his death for themselves.
HAPPY DAY for CHINA

Port Moody, Canada

#3 Sep 9, 2013
Today?

One of the BEST DAYS IN CHINESE HISTORY!
HAPPY DAY for CHINA

Port Moody, Canada

#4 Sep 9, 2013
To CELEBRATE today in history, wipe your arse with a CCP China play-money RMB note!

Get LOTS of "COLOUR" on Mao the Mass-Murderer's UGLY DISEASED FACE!

Hey! It makes him BETTER-LOOKING!

All Chinese people LOVE a GOOD CELEBRATORY HOLIDAY like this one!
HAPPY DAY for CHINA

Port Moody, Canada

#5 Sep 9, 2013
...there should be PARADES and DANCING IN THE STREETS in China today......
XYZ OPEN UR DOOR

United States

#6 Sep 9, 2013
I'd look up a English-Chinese Dictionary

Mao = Hair! Dead hair! More ignorance from you Miro , as your propaganda all over the thread are filled with it. You are a Moron! ANd i'm not a communist Fan!
LOVE CHINA HATE CCP

Surrey, Canada

#7 Sep 9, 2013
How will you be CELEBRATING DEAD MAO DAY, "Commie Scum"?

All of China will DANCE AND SING IN THE STREETS on this day soon, after the decaying Chinese Communist Party finally collapses!

I like to SPIT at pictures of Mao too!
OPEN YOUR DOORS

United States

#9 Sep 9, 2013
LOVE CHINA HATE CCP wrote:
How will you be CELEBRATING DEAD MAO DAY, "Commie Scum"?
All of China will DANCE AND SING IN THE STREETS on this day soon, after the decaying Chinese Communist Party finally collapses!
I like to SPIT at pictures of Mao too!
Cut your hair and cut it all! BWHAHAHAHAHaa Not a Communist sympatizer you ignorant war mongering Fascist! Westerner nations are failures Look at European Austerity great depression and US Depression ==> you died out before China and world combined YAY!
OPEN YOUR DOORS

United States

#10 Sep 9, 2013
Let talk how US ruined Canada and few western allies with NAFTA, Macroeconomic warfare, trade imbalances, currency wars, warring sanctions...! do the research ignorant Miro! BWHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHa
LOVE CHINA HATE CCP

Surrey, Canada

#11 Sep 10, 2013
How will you be CELEBRATING DEAD MAO DAY, "Commie Scum"?

In Canada, we like to speak the TRUTH about Mao! That is ALL we need to thoroughly discredit that scumbag!

All of China will DANCE AND SING IN THE STREETS on this day soon, after the decaying Chinese Communist Party finally collapses!

I like to SPIT at pictures of Mao too!

But, who doesn't, eh?

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
LOVE CHINA HATE CCP

Port Moody, Canada

#12 Sep 11, 2013
OPEN YOUR DOORS wrote:
Let talk how US ruined Canada and few western allies with NAFTA, Macroeconomic warfare, trade imbalances, currency wars, warring sanctions...! do the research ignorant Miro! BWHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHa
Let's stay on the thread topic instead of FRANTICALLY trying to blame "foreign enemies" for China's horrible domestic reality!

How will you be CELEBRATING DEAD MAO DAY, "Commie Scum"?

In Canada, we like to speak the TRUTH about Mao! That is ALL we need to thoroughly discredit that scumbag!

All of China will DANCE AND SING IN THE STREETS on this day soon, after the decaying Chinese Communist Party finally collapses!

I like to SPIT at pictures of Mao too!

But, who doesn't, eh?

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
The CCP is a useless JOKE

Surrey, Canada

#13 Sep 12, 2013
EVERYBODY loves a NICE HOLIDAY!

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
The CCP is a useless JOKE

Surrey, Canada

#14 Sep 12, 2013
Chinese should line up in Tiannanmen square to SPIT on the ROTTING CORPSE of the MASS-MURDERER of MILLIONS of Chinese Mao Zedong!

It would be a GREAT CELEBRATION for the REAL "New China"!
MAO the MASS-MURDERER

Port Moody, Canada

#15 Sep 13, 2013
OPEN YOUR DOORS wrote:
Let talk how US ruined Canada and few western allies with NAFTA, Macroeconomic warfare, trade imbalances, currency wars, warring sanctions...! do the research ignorant Miro! BWHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHa
Gee, let's not, and instead stay on the topic of CCP China's weird "dead leader cult" focused on a mass-murderer of Chinese!

You LIKE to see Chinese murdered by the million, DO YOU?

What a China-Hater!
Snowflake

San Francisco, CA

#16 Sep 13, 2013
Mao and his joke, the little blue book.
STUPID DYING CCP

Port Moody, Canada

#17 Sep 13, 2013
"Snowfake" the CCP joke, with his tales of "affluent" being "eliminated" from industry in CCP China.....
CORRUPT STUPID CCP

Surrey, Canada

#18 Sep 14, 2013
So, by the way, which Chinese Communist Party faction pays you "Snowfake"?

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