In this article, Professor Garrett Ward Sheldon makes some chillings comparisons of America’s present upheaval with China’s Cultural Revolution. Indeed, China is exporting its cultural revolution to America.
MAO’S CULTURAL REVOLUTION: AMERICA’S BIGGEST IMPORT FROM CHINA
Professor Garrett Ward Sheldon, Gen Z Conservative, 11 January 2021
The American Left’s Cultural Revolution
To understand the now pervasive influence of China on the United States, it is useful to see its predecessor: Mao’s Chinese Cultural Revolution.
About twenty years after the Communist Revolution of 1949, Chairman Mao realized that the mere totalitarian State control of the economy, schools, and media in China had not transformed the society and created “The New World.” Old customs and manners, shrines, beliefs, and even dress and art, held back the total radical change he envisioned.
So, in the late 1960s, under Mao’s leadership, the lower orders of peasants and workers, the terrorist military rampages of The Red Guard, and massive propagandists set about to completely alter China. Besides killing an estimated 30 million of its own citizens, this movement destroyed the education system, leveled many cities, tore down ancient shrines and statues, and tortured, imprisoned, and executed anyone associated with old Chinese institutions and practices.
At one point, anyone who wore eyeglasses was arrested, for they showed they could read and were therefore tied to the past.