Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Favorite Quotes: War and Politics

"Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed."

-Mao Zedong 

Despite being a despot and someone who spoke very limited English (some quotes in foreign languages don't sound that great), Chairman Mao had some pretty memorable quotes. This quote is very true in a democratic society, however when it came to tyrants with absolute power such as Mao, Stalin, Muammar Gaddafi, and Francisco Franco; the bloodshed didn't stop at the end of the war. So I do enjoy the irony here as well. 

7 comments:

Christine said...

These men are powerful and scary.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Mao certainly had no qualms about spilling his own people's blood.

Martha said...

People with no conscience.

Huggybear said...

I think Americans forget - Trump is endeavoring to join this "elite club"!
Colin

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Many of us know that's what he wants.

Huggybear said...

Yep - and then this on the counting stakes:
"US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has rejected the widely accepted conclusion that nearly 3,000 died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, arguing without evidence that the number was wrong and calling it a plot by Democrats to make him look bad."

Good God not even Stalin, Mao, Adolph or any other ex-dictator would have come up with the likes of this!

Now where are the dear doyens of the Tea Party, Evangelist tribe to state their case??????????????
Silence is golden, eh?????????????
Colin

Kirk said...

With leaders like that, who needs foreign threats?