Former ambassador to the United Nations and national security adviser to Barack Obama, Susan Rice on Thursday compared Donald Trump to Mao Zedong, the founding father of the People’s Republic of China, which he ruthlessly ruled as chairman of the Communist Party, from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976.
During an appearance on CNN, Rice took issue with Trump’s reference to “patriotic education” in a Wednesday speech. “I thought I was listening to Mao Zedong running communist China,” she said.
Let’s put that into perspective, shall we?
When it comes to killing people, Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin were pikers, compared to Mao Zedong. Chairman Mao was the greatest mass murderer the world has ever seen. From 1958 to 1962 alone, his Great Leap Forward policy led to the deaths of up to 45 million people.
Histrionic much, Ms. Rice?
Trump on Wednesday announced he will sign an executive order establishing the 1776 Commission, to promote “patriotic education” as a counter to “left-wing indoctrination,” including the controversial 1619 Project, which is being taught in many public schools.
“Today I’m also pleased to announce that I will sign an executive order establishing a national commission to promote patriotic education. It will be called the 1776 Commission. It will encourage our educators to teach our children about the miracle of American history, and make plans to honor the 250th anniversary of our founding.”
BREAKING: President Trump to sign an executive order establishing a commission to promote patriotic education called “The 1776 Commission”.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) September 17, 2020
Trump also said:
“America’s founding set in motion the unstoppable chain of events that abolished slavery, secured civil rights, defeated communism and fascism, and built the most fair, equal, and prosperous nation in human history.”
Let’s see… check, check, check, check, check, and check.
Au contraire, according to Rice, whose disgust was palpable.
“This was one of the most astonishing speeches I’ve heard him give. He talks about patriotic education — I thought I was listening to Mao Zedong running communist China. We don’t have a system of patriotic education where the Dear Leader tells the people what they must learn. We open students’ minds. We give them facts. We teach them how to analyze. We teach them civics and the foundations of our constitution.”
How can I put this, tactfully? What a complete load of crap.
American grade school children have been taught the history of the founding since, uh, the founding. Trump said nothing close to “telling people what they must learn.” Sorry, Ms. Rice, that is the property of “progressivism” and the Left’s attempt to indoctrinate children in the public school system and the no-longer-hallowed halls of academia.
And facts? The Left reacts to facts, along with history, logic, and common sense like a vampire reacts to crucifixes and holy water.
The very notion of our nation’s children learning to analyze anything is anathema to the Left. Leftists want not only to tell our youth what to think but how to think about it. When Rice says “we open students’ minds,” what she’s really saying is the Left seeks to “open” the minds of the young to progressive indoctrination. To “teach” our children about “systemic racism,” “white privilege,” and American “xenophobia.”
Susan Rice is nuts, and she’s not alone https://t.co/iH67w14tkg
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) September 18, 2020
Rice spews the same unpatriotic argument the Left spews against Trump’s “America First” and “Make America Great” philosophy. Can Rice and other Leftists like her name one country on the planet that does not, in fact, hold its own interests above all others?
Even self-regarding France, which looks down its progressive nose at pretty much the rest of the world. The late French president Charles de Gaulle famously said: “France has no friends, only interests.”
This entire episode is not only a quintessential example of the insidious cancer that is the American Left — where right is wrong and wrong is right — but also of the paranoid fear Susan Rice and others of her ilk harbor against Donald Trump and his fight against their hell-bent drive to “re-envision” America as we know it. We must not them do that.
In my book, the 1776 Commission is a pretty good place to start.