3 thoughts on “Communist China under Mao: The Cultural Revolution (1966-1976)

    1. You’re welcome. I found it a chilling mirroring of our current situation regarding the commie push and the youth being used. History has much to teach. Stunning thing about this is that it’s not that long ago, it’s in my own lifetime.

      Nothing more important than paying attention.


  1. Thanks for posting this Galen, everyone needs to see this to understand what is driving Boss Hogg and his crew to what they do not realize is their own destruction. I know of what I speak because I was once (sort of anyway) a Maoist…read the “red book of Quotations of Chairman Mao” and others. And then I got out into the work-a-day real world…. unfortunately, the work-a-day real world isn’t what it used to be.

    And one more thing not mentioned, that while Liu ShaoQi and also Lin Piao (head of PLA) were “taken care of” by the Red Guards, there was one leader who was spared, and that maybe was the only thing kept sane in Mao’s China: Chou Enlai, who met with Nixon when the US recognized the PRC in 1972…Mao needed Chou to keep his own sanity. And of course, Deng Xhou Ping got his revenge after Mao died in 76, by arresting Mao’s wife and the rest of the “Gang of Four.”

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