Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Obama's "righteous wind" quotes Mao, gives a nod

fm. robboyce.com blog:


I feel like we got a righteous wind at our backs here, but we’re going to have to work. We’re going to have to struggle. We’re going to have to fight

From the writings of Chairman Mao:

The ill wind of opportunism is falling, the righteous wind of socialism is on the rise.

By the end of this year the victory of socialism will be greatly assured. Naturally there will be many struggles ahead and we must struggle hard.

IOW, "keep the faith while I spout centrist American campaign drivel, my neo-Marxist boosters."


Anonymous said...

Mao never said this.
The first person to write this "quote" was Rob Boyce on 10-23-08.
You will find no other texts in English nor Chinese that contain it.
You will notice Rob provides no references whatsoever pertaining to where or when Mao supposedly said this.

"The first casualty of war is the truth"- Abraham Lincoln

Arlen Williams said...

Anon, that's a pretty odd post, since I linked to the source material:

The Writings of Mao Zedong, 1949-1976: September 1945 - December 1955, By Zedong Mao, Michael Y. M. Kau, John K. Leung

Isn't it interesting that this page no longer shows up? Scrub, scrub....