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#28975 - anon
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(05/10/2013) [-]
My plan:
1. Go back in time and retrieve DNA samples from the most controversial figures in history (such as Che, Karl Marx, Muhammad, etc.)
2. Return to present time and get DNA from controversial figures who are still alive (like Bush), as well as a sample from an annoying 11-year-old.
3. Create a clone mixing all of the DNA samples together.
4. Unleash creation upon the world. It's name shall be James Russler.
#28985 to #28975 - oxan
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(05/11/2013) [-]
>implying you don't go back in time and inform Marx of some modifcations made to Marxist theory, and begin to discuss other potential modifications to perfect the theory
>implying you don't go back and prevent Stalin from making the mistakes he made or ensure he never becomes general secretary
>implying you don't go back and ensure communist revolution is successful in Germany
>implying you don't go back and tell Mao to modify his policies prevent unintended deaths
>implying you don't go back to prevent Deng taking control

And now you may give me red thumbs.
#29022 to #28985 - Ruspanic ONLINE
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(05/11/2013) [-]
>implying Mao gave a shit about people dying
#29046 to #29022 - oxan
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(05/12/2013) [-]
Mao expressed his regrets and admitted that there were policy errors that contributed to unnecessary deaths.
#29068 to #29046 - anon
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(05/12/2013) [-]
Just to make himself look good. There was no sincerity in it.
#29055 to #29046 - Ruspanic ONLINE
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(05/12/2013) [-]
Mao said multiple times that he wouldn't give a shit if a majority of the world's population were wiped out in a nuclear war. Here's one such quote:

"I’m not afraid of nuclear war. There are 2.7 billion people in the world; it doesn’t matter if some are killed. China has a population of 600 million; even if half of them are killed, there are still 300 million people left. I’m not afraid of anyone."

Apparently this one was actually aired on Chinese TV, so it wasn't exactly a private sentiment.

He regretted the Great Leap's failure because it was his prized policy, not because those lives meant something to him.
#29057 to #29055 - oxan
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(05/12/2013) [-]
Such a quote could be interpreted a variety of ways. I won't comment until I see the entire speech and can see its context.
#29058 to #29057 - Ruspanic ONLINE
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(05/12/2013) [-]
Mao said this one at the Moscow Conference in 1957:
the Soviets shouldn't be afraid of nuclear war because "The whole world has 2 billion 700 million people, possibly it will lose a third; or even more, possibly it will lose half … but there will be another half, the imperialists will be hit completely, [and] the whole world will become socialist."
#29060 to #29058 - oxan
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(05/12/2013) [-]
Seems more like Mao's using a badly-thought out analogy for the stupidity of imperialists.

It's like the quote, 'the last capitalist we hang will be the one that sold us the rope'. Although that one's actually quite a clever one.
#29085 to #29060 - Ruspanic ONLINE
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(05/12/2013) [-]
No, the guy was serious. That was actually his stance on nuclear war. At the Moscow Conference he was criticizing Khrushchev's conciliatory policy with the West when he said that. Mao believed violence was the only way to go about the revolution ("a revolution is not a dinner party") and that the "Western imperialists" could not be negotiated with. Meanwhile the Soviets were concerned with not getting nuked to oblivion, which to Mao was apparently a sign that they lacked ideological commitment.
#29119 to #29085 - anon
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(05/13/2013) [-]
Didn't Mao also throw a boot at Kruschov?
#29105 to #29085 - oxan
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(05/12/2013) [-]
Mao now reminds me of that Black Panther fellow that had that little stand off with the police and was then deemed one of the 'baddest motherfuckers' someone else had known. I'm forgetting names.

Anyway, I'm interested in your source, so I can review it myself.
#29107 to #29106 - oxan
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(05/12/2013) [-]
Cheers, I'll check it out when I have more time.
#29032 to #29022 - anon
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(05/12/2013) [-]
He didn't, but Mr. Commie here is just going to say that Mao's brutality is a fabrication of capitalist propaganda, the same as what he called Stalin's brutality.
#29047 to #29032 - oxan
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(05/12/2013) [-]
And for the most part, it was.

I'm not denying there were deaths, but the number of deaths is exaggerated.
#28991 to #28985 - anon
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(05/11/2013) [-]
Any drastic changes to history could very well result in me not being born at all. On top of that, I don't have the political savvy and speaking skills to successfully change any of that for the better. To attempt to interfere could get me killed or fuck things up even worse than they were previously.
#28990 to #28985 - arisaka
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(05/11/2013) [-]
The german revolution was an extension of the Bolshevik one. Keep them turds out of my germany.
#29048 to #28990 - oxan
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(05/12/2013) [-]
Arisaka, haven't you provided me a quote by Rosa Luxemburg criticising the Bolshevik Revolution before?
#29066 to #29048 - arisaka
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(05/12/2013) [-]
Yes. Do I remember it?



No :c
#28976 to #28975 - anon
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(05/10/2013) [-]
But will he be able to defeat Fat ben's poop?
#28978 to #28976 - anon
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(05/11/2013) [-]
NOTHING CAN DEFEAT FAT BEN'S POOP