The Department of Education has come under fire for showcasing an ‘inspirational quote’ from the Chinese dictator Mao Zedong on its site ‘Kids Zone’ which is produced by it’s auxiliary organization the National Center for Education Statistics.
‘Our attitude towards ourselves should be ‘to be satiable in learning’ and towards others ‘to be tireless in teaching.”
Red State, a conservative blog, took to Twitter to point out that Mao Zedong ‘murdered 65 million people...'
After a ruckus was raised, the quote was quickly expunged.
You may recall that former Obama Communications Director Anita Dunn was also an unabashed admirer of Mao. Whether she found his human rights record or his commitment to religious tolerance most appealing is currently unclear.
Hat tip: BadBlue Uncensored News.