April 9, 2013
Our story on Melissa Harris-Perry’s collective ownership of children has prompted the MSNBC host to post a Twitter response. On Monday afternoon, she posted the following straight out of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount:
— Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHarrisPerry) April 8, 2013
The verse reads: “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.”
It seems odd that Ms. Harris-Perry would cite one of the most important verses in the New Testament in an effort to discount the arguments of her critics, including Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh. Is she aligning herself with Matthew and the early Christians who suffered persecution under the Romans?
Ms. Harris-Perry philosophy – the collectivization of children – is closer to that of Mao, who specifically rejected Matthew 5:44 as impossible until the capitalist class system was destroyed.
Mao’s Red Guard specialized in turning millions of children against their parents and indoctrinating them in hardcore communism. Instead of universal love, Mao declared "the sign of a true revolutionary was his desire to kill."
Mao put this into practice. He killed nearly 80 million people.