The ghosts of Mao
By Michael Moriarty
Mao, like the now rejuvenated Joseph Stalin, was, during his lifetime, a winner!
Both Mao and Stalin remained in total power their entire lives and, in the case of Red China, Maoism still remains a formidable and now growing force in the world, forever outstripping even radical Jihadism.
Russia's neo-Soviet Vladimir Putin is reinstituting Stalin's legacy.
Both Mao and Stalin were proven to be endless in their capacity to inflict massive pain and death upon their own citizens, those human beings which Western Civilization considers a leader's first priority!
A leader is chosen to protect and nourish his people.
That all grows exceedingly faint when hearing of the Stalinist and Maoist victories while in power.
Did so repeatedly and frequently with the help of the American government. We all know how America loves winners, don't we? It is an American obsession, compulsion and virtual religion in many cases.
What Stalin and Mao did to win?
They did anything and everything they considered necessary to hold onto their power, make it grow to superpower status and, indeed, began to look over each of their shoulders to keep an eye on one another.
Freedom had nothing to do with Stalinism and Maoism! Nor did economic prosperity.
The Soviet Union collapsed in a failing and futile effort to compete with the Free World.
Red China, however, basking in the economic collapse of most of the now self-defeating Free World … that tyranny is now The Winner!
In a disgustingly petty but graphic metaphor for Maoist, Red Guard mentality is the recent and viral revelation of America's Rep. Bob Etheridge.
"Who are you?" indeed!
It is simply one more image of what Glenn Beck calls "The Thugocracy".
The President's admiration for Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather and the recorded thuggery of ACORN … all done in the name of the President's idea of "community organizing" … hmmm … the rule of what Voltaire labeled "enlightened despots" … Ivy League Thugs.
Henry Kissinger is, for me, the emperor of "enlightened despots".
After Mao himself, the world' most refined Thug.
He's the well hidden role model, the beacon of misery which all others must tread behind, including that most charming of enlightened despots, William Clinton.
Whom did and does Dr. Kissinger truly admire most?
He is the mountain of Marxist achievement they are all attempting to clamber up to.
To them the entire Judeo-Christian ethic is purely naïve romanticism!
Marxists dominate the halls of both higher and lower learning … and our children … and our children's children will cut their first teeth on fairy tales about Marxism's greatest hero, Mao Zedong!
That is how Jung Chang was raised, to worship Mao.Thank God for her two books on Maoist China, her autobiographical Wild Swans and her indelible revelations in Mao: The Unknown Story.
Things really haven't changed in China.
It is still Maoist.
Its leaders, however, know they are not Mao The Monster … and so their rule, by comparison, is not as cruel … but they dare not end the Maoism.
No image of their Great Leader will be torn down as was done with Lenin's statue in Russia.
The World's Greatest Triumph of Tyranny!
Neither Hitler nor Stalin, nor any of the legendary exploits of a despot such as Genghis Kahn, can come close to the mutilations of one's own people as those of Mao Zedong.
He hovers above the earth like the diabolical angel he is, wooing and beckoning world leaders to follow him to Hell.
It's almost as if they cannot help themselves, even those who know how horrible the Mao legacy is.
They climb Mao for the same reason they would climb Mt. Everest.
Because he is there.
Mao raised the bar for all monstrosities.
In my youth, during the Fifties, tales of starvation in China were explained to us as evidence that the "Orientals" don't care as much about life and living as we do.
Would you explain away Nazi Germany in the same way?
Will the growing brutality of government in America, its increasing support and propagation of abortion and euthanasia, be seen in the same way?
That we suddenly don't care as much about life and living as we used to?
It's coming … and I don't know why I even try to raise my little hue and cry!
Preparing myself for the inevitable temptations down the road that lead a humanity into a Third Reich or Maoism.
Thank God I'm as old as I am. I couldn't change if I wanted to. The inner rewards for remaining true to myself have been too great. I live at peace with myself. Indeed, I am not out in the world as I used to be … but my words are. When the time comes, and it most certainly will, my rickety old body will be out there too.
For those too young to have even learned who they themselves are?
The Golden Rule does not mean "do unto gestating infants what you would not want done unto your own gestating infancy." Nor does it contain any corner of Mao Zedong's universe. There the ghost of Mao hovers to call others to him.
Thank God his complete like will never be looked upon again! Mao is, when it comes to human nightmares, The Unsurpassable One! Therefore all, internationally evil doers from now on are mere ghosts of Mao.
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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