Friday, 10/3/08–Sugar over at Sugar N Spice has posted yet ANOTHER video of more group-think in performance, this time, a group of young men…Some of it is hard to understand due to poor sound…there are noble intentions expressed and a parroting of Obama’s “plans”…but what’s with the military fatigues and drill formation? Here’s the link to her post!
By now many of you have seen the eerie video of the children singing in homage to Barack Obama…(Update #1: Note: This video is “no longer available.” See LYRICS below at end of this post. Screen capture of opening shot here at NQ…)
Update #2–Portion of the video included in this video at
Hat tip to Uppity Woman for the IA mention and the link to the video…The full video is at The Confluence.
“We’re gonna change it, and rearrange it…”
Just how many times did they chant “Yes, we can…”?
Although the line “We’re gonna change the world” reminded me of a Coke commercial, the first thought that actually flashed across my mind was about children singing for Chairman Mao. I searched for audio, but couldn’t come up with anything…but I did find Maopost.com–Chinese Propaganda Posters with thumbnails of posters from years ago that illustrate exactly what I envisioned. This site is simply chock full of images that should inspire any Obamacrat, of any age!
One site that is an absolute must for the Children of Obama is Morning Sun. This fantastic site is full of media and audio from and about the era of Mao’s Cultural Revolution. Here’s an instructive picture:
This inspiring family is described here:
Ting often teaches his children: Now that we are emancipated, don’t forget the Communist Party; we owe our happiness to Chairman Mao!
In March 1967, with the enthusiastic help of the People’s Liberation Army, a Mao Tse-tung’s thought study class was set up in Ting Lai-yu’s family. This further promoted their ideological revolutionization and aroused an inexpressibly deep class feeling of loyalty to Chairman Mao. Every member, with the exception of Hung-ping who is less than three, can recite the “good old three” articles and over 100 quotations from Chairman Mao. Every bit they learn, they apply, combining study with application. The invincible thought of Mao Tse-tung is the life-blood of the revolutionary people. They feel that in addition to studying and applying well Mao Tse-tung’s thought themselves, they should also propagate it among more people. They study and practise every day. So far they have learned to sing more than 100 revolutionary songs and perform 50-odd minor revolutionary items of literature and art.
They disseminate Mao Tse-tung’s thought with soaring enthusiasm, giving expression to their boundless love for and loyalty to the great leader Chairman Mao. Ordinarily they perform for the local poor and lower-middle peasants. When arrangements for them to go on tour are made by the departments concerned, they think nothing of crossing mountains and rivers to perform for the workers, peasants and soldiers. They are always compiling material about the moving deeds of the poor and lower-middle peasants which shows their fervent love Chairman Mao, elaborating it and arranging it into new items. Whenever a new instruction of Chairman Mao’s is published, they find it set to music in the newspaper, learn to sing it as quickly as possible, sometimes adapting dance movements to it, and propagate it among the revolutionary masses. At present, a total audience of 400,000 have enjoyed their performances. The broad masses of workers, peasants and soldiers acclaim them as “singing what is in the bottom of our hearts and expressing our deep feeling of infinite loyalty to Chairman Mao”.
Here’s another pastime that was enjoyed out in the countryside during Mao’s revolution which we may see here in the future:
When night comes you can hear a lot of children are reading in our village. If you come near them, you may know they are reading Chairman Mao’s works. Really they are reading for villagers. They are Red Guards. So all the villagers can study Chairman Mao’s works, the Red Guard have this good idea: when night comes they standing at street, every one hundred foot a guard. The leader reads a sentence. The second guard read it again then the third read again … and so on. They just like radio station. After peasants Iabour all day long they can listen to Chairman Mao’s works for their rest.
There is some video of young Albanians singing about Mao at the site, but the real mindblower is the section on an English lesson, which I can’t access to copy, but which is available here. There is also audio of this lesson which is fascinating to hear. I’m wondering if this “classic” is on the current Obamacrats reading list. I’ve transcribed the text:
Readings from a Junior High School English Textbook, 1960
Lesson 36: A Black Boy
Jimmy is a black boy. He lives in America. He is not happy. He has two brothers and four sisters. His mother is often ill. His father is a worker. He works day and night, but gets very little money. They are very poor.
In America, black people cannot live in the same houses with white people. The houses for black people are small and poor.
Jimmy and his family live in only one very small room. The room is cold in winter and hot in summer. They have only one bed. Jimmy and his brothers and sisters all sleep on the floor.
Jimmy is a pupil. He goes to school with other black boys and girls. He plays with them. In America, black boys and white boys cannot go to the same school. They cannot play together. Black people in America are cruelly oppressed. Now they are fighting against their oppression.
But, apart from the Obama Cult, echoes of Mao are cropping up in some of the most unlikely places lately. A Christian site promulgating Asymmetric Spirtitual Warfare quotes from Mao’s Little Red Book. Advice from Mao is used to suggest a model of how to to “spread the word” in a section titled “What Chairman Mao Can Teach Us About Spiritual Warfare.” I wonder if any of the mega-pastors that Obama has enlisted have been using Mao as a guide?
Now to be fair, John McCain once made a brief reference to Mao (video); describing how he was written off politically, he’s joked by quoting Mao: “It’s always darkest before it’s totally black…”
But at least he doesn’t have a cult-like group of kids worshiping him in song…
Lyrics of songs on video:
WE’RE GONNA CHANGE THE WORLD Music and lyrics by Lily Campbell, age 9
We’re gonna spread happiness
We’re gonna spread freedom
Obama’s gonna change it
Obama’s gonna lead ‘em
We’re gonna change it
And rearrange it
We’re gonna change the world.
SING FOR CHANGE
Music and lyrics by Kathy Sawada
Now’s the moment, lift each voice to sing
Sing with all your heart!
For our children, for our families,
Nations all joined as one.
Sing for joy and sing abundant peace,
Courage, justice, hope!
Sing together, hold each precious hand,
Lifting each other up;
Sing for vision, sing for unity,
Lifting our hearts to Sing!
YES WE CAN
Music and lyrics by Kathy Sawada
Yes we can
Lift each other up
In peace, in love, in hope
Note: Maybe the Obama kids will someday reach the heights we saw at the Beijing Olympics opening ceremonies, which were stunning, in more ways than one…
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