America’s Great Cancel Culture Revolution


There is no straighter path to destroy a nation’s culture than to render its people ignorant of their history. And America is well on the way there.

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Re-Posted from the Canada Free Press By  —— Bio and ArchivesAugust 1, 2020

(BLM founders L-R, Opal Tometi, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Alicia Garza; Marx photo, “China In The Throes Of the Cultural Revolution,” Louis Barcata, 1967) 
America's Great Cancel Culture Revolution

“A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so defined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.” (“Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung,” Peking, 1967)

The Chinese Cultural Revolution was “mass murder of a country’s heritage”.  (Enemies of the People, Anne F. Thurston, 1987, p. 105).

This is the third article in a series (links to 1 & 2) that compares today’s American Cancel Culture Revolution to China’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1962-1976).

In the mid-1960’s, teaching the history of Communism in America’s public schools generally went from seldom to hardly ever. It declined further after the official collapse of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) on 31 December 1991. Today’s BLM/Antifa street “protesters” likely know nothing about the combined body count of Stalin’s Russia and Mao’s China.

Cancel Culture’s Political Ideology

Karl Marx, who likeness (above) is carried by China’s Red Guards, was the ideological founder of Communism. The three founders of Black Lives Matter (BLM) are self-described Marxist-Leninists ideologues.  They may know what that means, but most of their street puppets don’t have a clue.

Marxist-Maoist is a more operationally-accurate moniker. The BLM/Antifa mobs more closely mirror the havoc of China’s Red Guard than they do of Russia’s Red Guards (Krasnaya Gvardiya) who were armed workers who took to the streets during the 1917 Russian Revolution. They were the street muscle for the Bolsheviks.

Politicians Support Riots

Democratic Party leadership kneels and bows in support of America’s Cancel Culture Revolution. They are its political-class base.

The Chinese Cultural Revolution was led by China’s Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong.  His was the only support the Revolution needed.

Hatred Focused – Then Fed

China: On May 25, 1966 Nie Yuanzi, a female academic at Beijing University, put-up this big character poster titled “Ignite the Cultural Revolution in the universities.” It worked. In part, it read:

“At present, the people of the whole nation, in a soaring revolutionary spirit that manifests boundless love for the Party and Chairman Mao, and their inveterate hatred for the sinister anti-Party anti-socialist gang, are making a vigorous and great Cultural Revolution. They are struggling thoroughly to smash the attacks of the reactionary sinister gang, in defense of the Party’s Central Committee and Chairman Mao…All revolutionary intellectuals, now is the time to go into battle! Let us unite, holding high the great red banner of Mao Zedong Thought.”

Hatred Focused – Then Fed

America: The U.S equivalent to Nie’s poster was the photo, that went viral, of a Minneapolis Police Officer with his knee on the neck of George Floyd.
America’s version of China’s big character posters is the giant sign painted on a street near the White House.  And elsewhere.

Black Lives Matter

Red Guards Born In The Academe

China“It was among China’s young that Nie Yuanzi’s big character poster struck the most resonant chord, the young who has provided the movement with its most enthusiastic support.  For the Cultural Revolution was for the students in China’s middle schools [last 3 yrs. pre-college] and universities a truly exciting opportunity to demonstrate that they were revolutionary through and through.” (Enemies of the People, p. 158)

Why was it easy for China to recruit students as Red Guards?  Easy answer: They were prepped for it.

Following Liberation (1949), the Communist Party of China had moved cautiously but inexorably to take control of the country’s universities…t’s efforts, within the universities were directed on the one hand to instilling everyone within them with a basic foundation in the Marxist-Leninist ideology that would guide the new government’s policies and on the other toward reforming the thought of the older, more senior university faculty…”[T]he thought campaign stood as a harbinger of the politics that would become increasingly frequent in the decade and more to come: the politics of persecution and slander, the politics, alas, of hate.” (Enemies of the People, p. 59) 

America: Where does all the hatred from screaming young, mostly white, adults on the streets of Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, and other American cities come from? 

Answer: From several sources, but largely from (1) public K-12 education and universities staffed by professors with an overwhelmingly progressive, socialist, political bias; and, (2) a media –—entertainment, print, and televised—that, since the election of Trump, finds little to herald as of valuable in America.  

The Progressive Movement began capturing America’s educational system seven decades before the Chinese Communist Party moved in that direction after coming to power in 1949. 

According to MarketWatch.com, the book on economics most frequently assigned today to American college students is The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx. With half as many, the second most assigned is Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations. 

 Intimidation by Guilt Shaming

Unlike the virtue-signaling of America’s overtly pro-BLM companies, and professional sports teams, in Mao’s China virtue-signaling didn’t win favor with the Red Guards. Showing weakness was, generally, not rewarded.

Intimidation by Guilt Shaming

Absent Law Enforcement Fans the Flames

China (America): “The military (local police departments)…intervened more often on the side of order than on the side of the left..[W]hen commanders (Police Chiefs) of the Peoples Liberation Army ordered their troops to fire on revolutionary rebels [mid-1967] and denounced the rebels (BLM/Antifa) as counterrevolutionaries, the central military leadership (Mayor, City Council) in Peking prohibited the military of further use of weapons against the revolutionaries…The result of the reining in of the military was the eruption and spread of violence and disorder.” (Enemies of the People, pp. 190-191)

Where Does Operational Funding Originate

China: Funding for China’s Red Guards was not difficult. No Uber fees. No hotel bills. Only a few inexpensive restaurants. Often only with the clothing on their backs. They traveled light and cheap. Today’s Red Guards with phones and helmets would not last three days in China’s Red Guards.

In China, they traveled for free on the trains. Often walked long distances between cities and villages. Frequently invited themselves into the homes of those they perceived as counterrevolutionaries, taking their food, and anything of value they wanted. No police interference.

Consequently, they plundered with impunity. At times, their destructive behavior brought impoverishment, and, in some cases, even death from the sustained beatings of many Chinese.  And that prompted numerous suicides.

America: Where does the money come from to fund BLM/Antifa?
That’s next.  Meanwhile…

There is no straighter path to destroy a nation’s culture than to render its people ignorant of their history. And America is well on the way there.

 

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