In 1966, China’s Communist leader Mao Zedong launched what became known as the Cultural Revolution in order to reassert his authority over the Chinese government. Believing that current Communist leaders were taking the party, and China itself, in the wrong direction, Mao called on the nation’s youth to purge the “impure” elements of Chinese society.
Mao launched the so-called Cultural Revolution (known in full as the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution) in August 1966, at a meeting of the Plenum of the Central Committee. He shut down the nation’s schools, calling for a massive youth mobilization to take current party leaders to task for their embrace of bourgeois values and lack of revolutionary spirit. In the months that followed, the movement escalated quickly as the students formed paramilitary groups called the Red Guards and attacked and harassed members of China’s elderly and intellectual population.
Some 1.5 million people were killed during the Cultural Revolution, and millions of others suffered imprisonment, seizure of property, torture or general humiliation.
If you fail to see the similarities, you need to wake up fast. We are in the first stage of America’s Cultural Revolution, we still are not sure who is filling the Role of Mao Zedong. Not that we really need to know other than designating him or her as a target.
And gun owners are not going to be only ones with a bull’s-eye painted in our backs, only the first one. Revolutions need to be fed a constant supply of victims or the minions end up turning against their masters as French Revolution leaders Maximilien de Robespierre and George Danton found out during the French Revolution when they were given a date with the guillotine.
“America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.”
I think the validity of this quote will be expiring soon.