Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden turned heads at a digital fundraiser on Monday when he quoted Mao Tse-tung, the infamous dictatorial chairman of the Communist Party of China responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of his own people.
Biden was joined at the event by former Barack Obama speechwriter Valerie Jarrett. “We’ve got to get real economic relief into women’s hands now,” he said to the 14 wealthy donors who attended the fundraising session.
“Women hold up half the sky,” Biden went on to say, a phrase Mao uttered that became popular in Communst China at the time when the Chinese dictator ostensibly began giving more rights to women, although no woman has ever been appointed to the politburo standing committee, China’s top political committee, since Mao’s communists came to power in 1949.
At the time of his remark, Biden was making the claim that the economic hardships that have resulted from governments’ draconian coronavirus responses have disproportionately affected women, saying that “For the first time, an economic crisis is hitting industries dominated by women.”
Biden called the phrase an “old Chinese proverb,” ignoring its strong association for decades with Chinese communists.
The Democratic contender’s quote of Mao may not have been accidental. Anita Dunn, a senior Biden campaign advisor who was Obama’s White House communications director, praised Mao in 2009 and called him one of her “two favorite political philosophers.”
Dunn called the communist butcher “one of the two people I turn to most,” along with Mother Theresa.
She later tried to brush the comment off as a joke, though many didn’t buy it considering her praise for Mao’s tireless pursuit of communism in his country.
In 1947, when Mao Tse Tung was being challenged within his own party on his plan to basically take China over, Chiang Kai-Shek and the nationalist Chinese held the cities, they had the army, they had the air force, they had everything on their side.
And people said ‘how can you win? How can you do this against all of the odds against you?’ And Mao Tse Tung said you fight your war and I’ll fight mine.
Dunn repeats the popular myth that Mao was the complete underdog, a freedom fighter fighting against the well-equipped nationalists. In fact, the reason Mao won is because he was supplied by the Soviet Union (which in turn had the backing of globalist American corporations), while the pro-communist elements within the U.S. government repeatedly sabotaged American support of Chiang Kai-Shek, as covered extensively in the TNA story “China Betrayed into Communism” by James Perloff.
In just one of the many instances of American betrayal of the nationalists, Perloff notes the disastrous role of George Marshall:
When Marshall first arrived in China, the Nationalists outnumbered the communists 5-1 in both troops and rifles, and were successfully driving them back. Marshall, however, imposed a total of three truces — which the communists violated, allowing them to regroup, bring up Soviet supplies, and further train their guerillas. This expanded their control from 57 Chinese counties to 310….
With Japan’s 1945 defeat, Lend-Lease aid, sitting in India and slated for the Nationalists, was either destroyed or dumped in the ocean. By 1948, due to Marshall’s weapons embargo, the Nationalist government faced nearly inevitable defeat by the communists, who continued receiving unlimited weapons from Russia.
After being run out of mainland China, Chiang Kai-Shek continued to lead the Republic of China in Taiwan, which the United States officially recognized as China for decades until again betraying them to normalize relations with Communist China in 1979.
Mao Tse-tung’s Great Leap Forward program, in which he aimed to rapidly transform the Chinese economy from agrarian to industrial, resulted in the deaths of 20-46 million people from famine.
Then there was the Cultural Revolution, in which Mao sought to purge society of all capitalist and traditional elements, destroying historical relics, artifacts, and religious sites — not unlike what is happening in America today. It’s estimated that between hundreds of thousands and millions Chinese died under the persecution of Mao’s Cultural Revolution.
Mao’s presence remained in the Obama administration even after Dunn departed. Obama’s first White House Christmas tree even had an ornament of Mao. Biden elevated Dunn to her current position after struggling in the Iowa caucuses earlier this year.
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