Multiculturalism — celebrating the biggest mass murderer in history

mao_trinket

Two sides of a souvenir trinket commemorating Mao Zedong, the biggest mass murderer of the 20th century.

(APP) I purchased this item while I was visiting . . . no, not China, not Hong Kong, . . . but Kogarah, a suburb in Sydney’s south, at the Kogarah Shopping Paradise to be specific (I have kept the docket).

When I told a good mate who lives in the Kogarah area about these Mao souvenirs he went to the same shop the next day only to find they had been sold out. He has informed me that he has seen a number of cars being driven around this area with one of these trinkets hanging from the inside rear-view mirror.

For the record, it[‘s] estimated that over 70,000,000 people, mainly his fellow Chinese, died as a direct result of Mao Zedong’s policies and actions. This number exceeds the over 61 million murdered by the Soviet Union between 1917 and 1987, and far, far exceeds the 20,946,000 attributed to the Nazis during World War II.

Now, imagine if you will, if there was another shop just up the road from where I bought the Mao trinket, which sold, among other things, German memorabilia from WWII, including, say, portraits of Adolph Hitler, or even just Nazi flags. We all know quite well the almighty cyclone of anger, outrage and controversy that would soon descend upon such as shop. I have no doubt they would be forced to close the shop or at the very least remove the “offending” items.

So how come a shop in Kogarah can get away with selling trinkets of Mao Zedong? read more