An article written by Lee Sonogan
Inspired by the US election that’s looking to go left although anything can happen over the next month. Kamala Harris said her favourite philosophers are Mother Teresa and Mao Zedong. Both are not even close in comparison, Mao was a brutal dictator responsible for millions of death pushing the era into the industrial revolution. Regulations and practices to this day established during that time still remain to this day causing mass pollution.
The Great Leap Forward known as China’s cultural revolution did increase infrastructure but the crimes against humanity killed at least 45 million people in four years. The Maoism’s goals were to purge anything symboling capitalism and any traditional elements in Chinese society. Single handly causing the division of farming communities into communes was the first step into the famine that would shortly follow. Humiliation, public castigation and torture became of those who questioned his regime.
Labelling people as ‘enemies of the people’ they were further subjected to labour camps or straight out killed by there government. When many reports of human cannibalism were the norm, his response was “When there is not enough to eat, people starve to death. It is better to let half of the people die so that the other half can eat their fill,”. An idealist with a Thanos complex, his legacy is controversial but overall he was far too stupid to be a leader to that extent.
Mao Zedong said “Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years,” in justifying his actions. Also saying ‘To read too many books is harmful,” most of his quotes discourage any independent thought at all. Overall Biden and Harris love to quote such words and makes me think they are more extreme and radical in their intentions then they lead on. Just concerns as politicians in such leadership roles are problematic on both sides and I cannot find myself to absolute trust any of the partisans.
Fact or Fiction? Yes, fact