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Thursday, July 28, 2016

New York Times Editorial, "President Obama and the Long March": Evoking the Ghost of Mao

In an editorial entitled "President Obama and the Long March," The New York Times concludes:

"In his eight years in the White House — an entire lifetime for youngsters who have only known a president who is black — Mr. Obama wasn’t able to heal the racial and political divisions despite his efforts and his leadership. He has expressed his regret and disappointment about that failure. But a fundamental truth of history is that change comes slowly and is often recognizable only in retrospect."

"[A] fundamental truth of history is that change comes slowly"? Examples, when the Berlin Wall came down? When the Twin Towers were attacked on 9/11? When the "Arab Spring," which fast became the "Arab Winter," erupted? Who writes this crap?

Obama failed to heal America's racial divisions "despite his efforts and his leadership"? Maybe if he had spent a little less time on the golf course. Or maybe "leadership from behind" just doesn't cut it in this day and age. A pity he didn't fly into Dallas earlier this month after five policemen were gunned down.

More shocking is the title of this editorial. Is the anonymous author of this editorial, who sees fit to lecture us on history, unaware of Mao's Long March or of Mao's murder of 65 million people, making him the biggest mass murderer of the 20th century?



  1. The disruption to health care that began in late 1990's, disruptive change on overdrive since 2009, may well kill 65 million Americans.

    The hypocrisy of the Democrats and their Party Platform redefines chutzpah.

    their lies, and bullying, have been assaulting my brain and murdering my heart since the 2008 election.

    the falsehoods are shameless -

  2. ...or did the anonymous author know that China has nuclear tipped missiles aimed at major cities in the US and other Western cities? All these rockets belong to the 'Long March' family of ICBMs.

  3. The NYT has situational amnesia.

    "Who Is Putin's Real Ally?"

    By Roger L Simon July 27, 2016

    "...But don't believe me. I'm biased. Believe that center of the "great right-wing conspiracy," The New York Times, which ran the article "Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal" on April 23, 2015.

    The headline on the website Pravda trumpeted President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest coup, its nationalistic fervor recalling an era when its precursor served as the official mouthpiece of the Kremlin: “Russian Nuclear Energy Conquers the World.”

    The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West. The deal made Rosatom one of the world’s largest uranium producers and brought Mr. Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain.
    Wait a minute. According to the sainted Times, one-fifth of U.S. uranium production now belongs to the Russians thanks to Ma and Pa Clinton?! If you wanted to talk treason, wouldn't that be the textbook definition? Do the folks at the Democratic National Convention know about this?

    If I had to, I would guess at best three-to-five percent do and they're certainly not telling the others. Neither are the media, so hell-bent are they on defeating Donald Trump. I mean he's uncouth and makes fun of people. That's worse than a few measly atom bombs, isn't it?... Okay, perhaps more than a few.... Well, isn't it?

    Nasty business, huh? You could put it another way: There's money in them thar reset buttons!

    Yes, we live in an era of true evil when disinformation and distraction is king. ..."