Department of Education “Kids Zone” Features Communist Quote from Mao

I’m still waiting for the Hitler quote. Or is there a minimum number of people that a dictator has to murder before he gets placement on a part of the Department of Education website devoted to kids.

This isn’t a generic quote about education being a good thing. It’s actually a quote about the need for Communist indoctrination among Communist Party members.

The full quote that the Department of Education cut down comes at the end of an essay on “The Role of the Chinese Communist Party in the National War”

“Whoever refuses to study these problems seriously and carefully is no Marxist. Complacency is the enemy of study. We cannot really learn anything until we rid ourselves of complacency. Our attitude towards ourselves should be “to be insatiable in learning” and towards others “to be tireless in teaching”.

The context for this conclusion comes earlier on.

“It is not just a matter of understanding the general laws derived by Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin from their extensive study of real life and revolutionary experience, but of studying their standpoint and method in examining and solving problems.”

Our Party’s mastery of Marxism-Leninism is now rather better than it used to be, but is still far from being extensive or deep… For us therefore, the spreading and deepening of the study of Marxism-Leninism presents a big problem demanding an early solution that is possible only through concerted effort.

We’re not talking about generic knowledge here, but Communist indoctrination. Though undoubtedly whoever put up the quote already knew that.

What’s worse is that the cut-down Mao quote that the Department of Education used was actually partly plagiarized by Mao from Confucius. If the Department of Education had really wanted to convey that message, they could have used the original Confucius quote. Instead they chose to promote a Communist mass murderer of millions.

But it’s nice to see that under Obama Inc, American kids are also being expected to study Mao’s Little Red Book.

  • TGYC72

    Did I miss something? The screenshot appears to use the word "satiable", but the quote is "insatiable".
    The DOE doesn't seem to be able to do even a Communist quote correctly.

    • AdinaK

      The DOE is dumb on arrival, but never mind, they are dead serious. So much so, that they have tasked Billy boy Ayers to be the "teacher's teacher", and this is not for nothing –

      Let us dare not forget the Radical-in-Chief's czarette pick, Anita Dunn, who waxed poetic about her hero, Mao, as she prattled on at a commencement address!

      Birds of a feather.

      Adina Kutnicki, Israel

  • JT

    It fails to suprise those in the know,…ya know?! ;)

  • BLJ

    Remember many of these same clowns proudly wear their "Che" t-shirts. Mao, Uncle Joe, Fidel…. the list goes on.

  • Elaine

    The Department of Education is an unconstitutional federal government agency created to usurp state's rights and confiscate more of people's income and wealth to fund the federal government's goal of complete control over all children in order to indoctrinate and brainwash them into becoming willing slaves to the state.

    That parents have allowed this to happen is a testament on how apathetic and complacent they are about liberty and choice and a future where their children will live under a tyrannical government and be the little Hitler's of the future.

    • charro

      Hey, lighten up, free day-care!

  • bwanamakubwa

    They forgot one other Mao quote:-
    "Power comes from the barrel of a gun"
    Don't give up your arms.
    Molon labe!

    • bobh

      “They have the guns and therefore we are for peace and for reformation through the ballot. When we have the guns then it will be through the bullet.”
      Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

  • Ghostwriter

    Oh boy. There are going to be A LOT of parents who aren't going to like that.

  • Bill Porter

    I have maintained for 20+ years that Hitler himself would oneday undergo an historic "rehabilitation" and re-assesment, complete with makeover, and it would be done in the name of some slimy expedient by the Left.
    Stay tuned- it's coming soon to a theater near you [complete with "free" tickets].

  • @robeiae

    Good for you, Mr. Greenfield, for getting this right. The older translations of Mao are far better in understanding context here, but you're right: it's about indoctrination and it's a twisting of Confucian doctrine.