[A-List] Henry Liu on Mao Zedong, 2
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Wed Mar 31 10:04:21 MST 2004
In a message dated 3/31/2004 8:17:02 AM Central Standard Time,
michael.keaney at mbs.fi writes:
>In Europe, the failure of the revolutions of 1848 led to World War I, which
destroyed all the monarchal regimes that had successfully suppressed the
democratic revolution six decades earlier. The full impact of Mao's
revolutionary spirit is yet to be released on Chinese society. A century
from now, Mao high-minded principles of mass politics will outshine all his
neo-liberal critics. Like US president Abraham Lincoln, Mao Zedong will be
remembered in history as a great leader; and unlike Lincoln, Mao will be
remembered also as a great revolutionary.<
An assortment of fascists, reactionaries, bourgeois liberals, super
revolutionary ideologists, permanent revolutionists and outright political fakes and
huckster, enter into a Holy Alliance pointing an accusing finger at the great
revolutionary leaders of the 20th Century, of which Chairman Mao figures
prominently. The idea that Chairman Mao's policy led to the death of millions of
people is an abstraction that orginated within the bourgeois to cover its very
clear crimes against the people of China.
Mao Zedong was a great leader by any standard and a man. Who but an
ideologist trained by the bourgeoisie conceives the impossible and hurl individuals on
the stage of history as superman? Policy struggle - which even the lowest
trade union official understands, is a complex struggle of wills. The "policy" is
aways directed towards something material - a real existing problem.
The social revolution in China has not stopped or "paused," nor can it.
Social revolution grows out of the evolution of means of production created by
flesh and blood and requires uninterrupted compromise with people - the masses.
China's efforts to close the technological gap between it and the advance
imperial centers is a question of the survival of the longest continuous history
left on earth.
Close the technological gap at all cost or face a certain death and
destruction at the hands of white chauvinists bourgeois imperialists.
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