Mao Tse Tung Facts

Mao Tse-tung founded the People’s Republic of China in 1949. He was one of the founders of the Chinese Communist party in 1921. In 1915 Mao attended university in Changsa, China where he wrote the longest recorded graffiti, criticizing the Chinese school system and current state of Chinese society. His graffiti consisted of more than 4000 Chinese characters. Mao Tse-tung was married four times and he believed that having sex with virgins “would help to restore and reinvigorate a man’s health and vigor”. Mao was responsible for more than 30 millions deaths mostly from hunger and starvation.

18 Comments on “Mao Tse Tung Facts”

  1. i would just like to add that he was responsible for 30 million deaths (actual numbers are waaayyy more) because China had to pay back dept to Russia.
    So no misunderstanding for Genocide

  2. I don’t think it’s entirely fair to blame Mao Tse-Tung for starvation in China. I think that when the people of a nation witness suffering (whether it is their suffering or the suffering of others) it is their duty to thoroughly consider the situation; political, social and otherwise. I am open to the possibility that ejecting Mao and the Communists from power in China may have resulted in fewer deaths – but it is important to keep in mind that everyone, from Martin Luther King to Adolph Hitler, believes in his cause and his goodness.

    What Mao did, he did for his beliefs – and those beliefs were in human equality, the rights of the working class, the rights of women, and the desire to see law recast into peace, order and happiness. They were beliefs that were at odds with letting people starve, and I sincerely believe that he would erased suffering from his nation and from the world if he were able. Indeed, it was what he worked for all of his life.

    The fact is that it’s very easy to vilify these historical figures, and easy to canonize them too. But the Saintly Thomas Jefferson owned slaves. The wretched Stalin defeated the Nazis at a terrible and immoral cost, accepting the role of a boogeyman in the history books. That most feared movement of ‘Jihad’ once saved the only works of Aristotle, Socrates and Plato from the righteous fury of the Crusades. And Adolph Hitler himself, perhaps the most reviled man in all of our history as a species, held the love and loyalty of a woman, and loved her in return.

    My point is that all men, no matter how famous or powerful, are neither angels or devils, but human beings who can make mistakes, succumb to temptation, thirst for power or money or fame.

    This is not to say that I don’t think you should judge Mao Tse-Tung or anyone else. Quite the opposite – I think powerful individuals (and groups, for that matter) should be judged and questioned at every turn. But beneath the war that we fight (that we should fight, and must fight) over what is good and right and just, we should always make every effort to understand our rival. And we must have faith in his desire to do good, and in his love of righteousness.

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