The Incontiguous Brick

June 8, 2007

Favorite quotes from Mao

Filed under: China — iknowkeith @ 9:16 am

Here is a collection of quotes from Mao Zedong, leader of the People’s Republic of China from 1949 to 1974.

    – “A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery.”

    “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.”

    – “Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.”

    – “In waking a tiger, use a long stick.”

    – “Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive.”

    — Mao Zedong

As you ponder these statements from the Chinese Communist Party’s founding leader, remember that:

  • the U.S. trade deficit has led to over 1 trillion USD held in China’s reserves.
  • The Beijing Olympics is next year
  • China has increased military spend by 14-29% a year since 1989.
  • “All Warfare is based on deception” – Sun Tzu




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    2. China isn’t going to war with us.

      If it did, that ‘1 trillion in reserves’ would be WORTHLESS.

      Besides, it’s not a monolithic block of reserves anyway, it’s held in large part by private chinese investors. Who send their kids to live here. Go figure.

      Comment by Parahacker — July 5, 2008 @ 7:56 pm | Reply

    3. 中国共产党人党主席毛新宇:新毛派的纲领

      Comment by neomaoist — March 29, 2009 @ 6:40 pm | Reply

    4. Chinese strategy would be to increase their military to a level sufficient to wage a war on US and then demand the money that US owes them. When US can’t pay them, China would have a good reason to declare war on US and the international community will have no way of objecting.

      Comment by prakar — June 3, 2009 @ 11:25 pm | Reply

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