Sunday, January 27, 2019

Destroying the Four Olds

The comparison is not perfect, of course, but it is tantalizingly close.

...let me point to China’s “Great Cultural Revolution” from about 1966 to 1976. The Red Guards, mostly teenagers and people in their twenties, took over the country. The idea was to destroy the “Four Olds” – old customs, old culture, old habits, and old ideas. China had already undergone a serious economic and political revolution since Mao took over after World War II. Now it was time to destroy what was left of traditional Chinese civilization....

Here, the "Red Guards" are, actually, Reds--as in Communists or near-Communists; they inhabit places like Madison, Mordor on the Potomac, and damn near every faculty lounge at college, high-school, and grade-school levels, plus all the "news" rooms.   

There is a difference:  in the USA, there will be armed resistance.

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