Sue Thompson’s Paper Tiger

January 4, 2010

The Nevada girls’ big stomper from ‘64 (contributions from The Kasama Project and Ian Anderson.)

“Now U.S. imperialism is quite powerful, but in reality it isn’t. It is very weak politically because it is divorced from the masses of the people and is disliked by everybody and by the American people too. In appearance it is very powerful but in reality it is nothing to be afraid of, it is a paper tiger. Outwardly a tiger, it is made of paper, unable to withstand the wind and the rain. I believe the United States is nothing but a paper tiger.”

From Mao Zedong U.S. IMPERIALISM IS A PAPER TIGER, July 14, 1956 [Part of a talk with two Latin-American public figures.]


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