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Thu Apr 4, 2013, 03:24 AM

 

Chinese Cultural Revolution: the boy who denounced his mother

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Paul E Ester Apr 2013 OP
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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 04:29 AM

2. The cultural revolution was also the rejection of European cultural domination.

This was an economic domination, and it was the domination over a huge land mass.

Quite frankly, I'm happy that Mao's revolution happened. It was necessary. Mao's long march consolidated the entirety of an effectively enslaved inland people, and the people brought under Mao's leadership benefited. They were liberated. There was a problem at the freeports along the coast, with the moneyed classes with their European connections. These classes, formerly, had control of everything up to the furthest reaches inland. They were, in that context "the 1%", and they made enormous profits.

But what happened after Mao took control is that the Yalu river was brought under control (huge periodic catastrophic flooding), the internal economy was made self-sufficient with e.g. farmlands producing and using their own waterpumps, and so on all aimed at making China self-sufficient and self-sustaining. Everything Mao did was to make China self-sufficiant, self-sustainging, in a modern economy. Compared to Europe, the wannabe exploiters, China was backward, and so easy pickings. Mao rejected the European economic model which made those pickings possible and introduced a radical socialist agenda. IMO he had no other choice.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 10:05 AM

3. He killed his mother

for the state. He will die a haunted man.

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