Thursday, October 28, 2010
Sadly Ordinary Dishonesty - Photographs and Lies
A new anti-communist "history" book claims to tell of the horrors of Mao Zedong's "Great Leap Forward" and how it was not a bad economic policy, but an evil genocide against his own people. The cover photo is above. It features what is supposed to be a child starving under Mao's brutal famine.
Here's a closer look:
And this is the photo from Life Magazine, which was used. The photo in Life Magazine is dated in 1946. How did Mao starve this child, when he did not even come to power until 1949? How does this photograph have ANYTHING to do with the "Great Famine" of the early 1960s?
But remember, anyone who questions the narrative of "Mao was another Hitler" is just a lying Communist. Right?