Thus spake the littlest Kennedy:
Just this past week there were public reports that a college student in Massachusetts had two government agents show up at his house because he had gone to the library and asked for the official Chinese version of Mao Tse-tung's Communist Manifesto. Following his professor's instructions to use original source material, this young man discovered that he, too, was on the government's watch list.You know the saddest thing is that Kennedy can't even get the little facts correct. Marx and Engels wrote the Communist Manifesto in 1848. Mao's quotation's are found in his "Little Red Book."
Think of the chilling effect on free speech and academic freedom when a government agent shows up at your home -- after you request a book from the library.
I just got a copy of the Little Red Book to go along with the bust of Mao I bought a few weeks back, and I didn't even get so much as a Christmas card from the MIBs. Maybe that's because the whole story was made up out of whole cloth. I'm shocked, SHOCKED, that liberals would lie in order to have something to complain about. Are there not enough real complaints to make?
The parallels between Kennedy's words and, "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa" are almost too delicious to to ponder. But for some reason I don't foresee moonbats with placards that say, "Teddy Lied" on them...