Tuesday, June 5, 2007

To honor a mad man

Mao wrote: "I do not agree with the view that to be moral, the motive of one's actions has to be benefiting others. Morality does not have to be defined in relation to others. … People like me want to … satisfy our hearts to the full, and in doing so we automatically have the most valuable moral codes. Of course there are people and objects in the world, but they are all there only for me. … People like me only have a duty to ourselves; we have no duty to other people."

So he set in place policies and practices that ended the lives of millions of people who placed upon him their trust, lives, hopes,and futures.

<--A great resource for information on China under Mao.

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