My badge of honour for the month of October was the linked fisk by Pigdogfucker. It put me in mind of a quotation remembered from the shameful days of my Maoist youth;
It is good if we are attacked by the enemy, since it proves that we have drawn a clear line of demarcation between the enemy and ourselves. It is still better if the enemy attacks us wildly and paints us as utterly black and without a single virtue; it demonstrates that we have not only drawn a clear line of demarcation between the enemy and ourselves but achieved a great deal in our work.
To Be Attacked by the Enemy Is Not a Bad Thing but a Good Thing (May 26, 1939),
Quotations from Chairman Mao, 1st pocket ed., p. 2