from the dept. of re-education

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  1. Freddie Sykes
    Posted March 23, 2013 at 9:45 am |

    Of course Mao is a progressive hero. He did more to fight overpopulation that any other world leader in recent history.

  2. mech
    Posted March 23, 2013 at 10:05 am |

    “Curses, foiled again.”

  3. Thunderbottom
    Posted March 23, 2013 at 10:18 am |

    The only quote from Mao that I agree with is, “Every Communist must grasp the truth – political power grows out of the barrel of a gun”. That’s why I keep in mind two other quotes: “To disarm the people… was the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” from George Mason, and “When only cops have guns, it’s called a “police state”…Love your country, but never trust its government.” from Robert A. Heinlein

  4. JoeBandMember™
    Posted March 23, 2013 at 11:03 am |

    Tell me again how the “Progressives” aren’t really communists.

  5. Zipser
    Posted March 23, 2013 at 11:19 am |

    Unfortunately they left out the next part of the quote which goes “And if you don’t I’ll murder 40 million of you.”

  6. Freddie Sykes
    Posted March 23, 2013 at 12:37 pm |

    Joe, unlike communists, progressives are not tied down to any so called scientific economic or historical theory. They are for whatever seems good to them at the moment and this is constantly changing. Anyone who is not nimble enough to keep up with their evolving truth is a fascist.

    First generation communist leaders tended to be narrow minded intellectuals; progressive leaders tend to be over-educated, over-emotional mutton heads.

    Look at the philosophy of John Dewy, one of the founder of progressive education

    Introduction to John Dewey’s Philosophy of Education

    Summary of Dewey’s Philosophy of Instrumentalism

    1. Dewey’s philosophy was called instrumentalism (related to pragmatism).
    2. Instrumentalism believes that truth is an instrument used by human beings to solve their problems.
    3. Since problems change, then so must truth.
    4. Since problems change, truth changes, and therefore there can be no eternal reality.

  7. Jess
    Posted March 23, 2013 at 3:54 pm |

    They avoid quotes from Hitler. Give them a few more years and they’ll include those too….they’ll place them right beside those of Charles Manson and Ted Bundy.

  8. JoeBandMember™
    Posted March 23, 2013 at 5:28 pm |

    Why in the world do they put this crap out when they fully know that it will cause a negative reaction?

    Hey, I think I just answered my own question before I got done asking it.

  9. Posted March 23, 2013 at 5:50 pm |

    Wait… did anyone notice the paragraph above that? It says, “Public school students in 28 states scored higher than their peers in the nation…”

    Given population disparities between states, isn’t that like saying “half the students scored in the top half”??

  10. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted March 24, 2013 at 5:24 am |

    Tell me, Mao — how do you pour water from an empty pitcher?

    SiGraybeard – that *cough* startling statistic appears to be part of the “satiable in learning” thang. IOW: voluntary dumbassery.

  11. DougM (ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ)
    Posted March 24, 2013 at 8:29 am |

    I’ll bet the jackass who posted that doesn’t even know who Mao was.

  12. geezerette
    Posted March 24, 2013 at 8:40 am |

    Hitler quotes are disguised as Obama’s.