The communist political motion that devastated China many years in the past is unfolding in America, warned Xi Van Fleet, a parent-turned-activist who made nationwide headlines after talking out towards essential race principle (CRT) at a college board assembly.
“When the Cultural Revolution started, I was a first grader,” the Virginia mom advised EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders.” She mentioned that each one lessons ceased at colleges and schools as older college students proclaimed themselves Mao Zedong’s Red Guards.
Emboldened by Mao’s slogan “To Rebel is Justified,” the Red Guards didn’t hesitate to instigate violence and destruction on everybody and the whole lot they thought of “counter-revolutionary.”
“With Mao’s approval, no one could stop them,” mentioned Van Fleet, recalling a narrative she heard from somebody who witnessed the Red Guards beating to demise a person, who was deemed an “oppressor” and “exploiter” for merely having the ability to withdraw a big sum of cash from his financial institution. The perpetrators confronted no penalties for the killing, for the reason that prison justice system was already paralyzed.
Another key function of the Red Guards motion was to assault the “Four Olds,” specifically “old ideas, old culture, old customs, and old habits.” To implement what Van Fleet described as a “cancel culture,” the Red Guards would go door to door to look and destroy any merchandise that was linked to the interval earlier than the communist takeover of China.
“I remember this whole street was just a mess of things destroyed, and the people, those homeowners, howling and crying,” she mentioned.
While the insanity and lawlessness of Mao’s Cultural Revolution could sound excessive to Americans, Van Fleet warns that America is following an identical path.
“One of the things that I noticed is people are afraid,” she mentioned. “There is the right way to talk. There are the right ideas, and those who don’t share it feel like, if they tell their own opinion, they might run the risk of being considered racist—a word like China’s ‘counter-revolution.’”
The time period “racism,” very similar to the vaguely outlined “counter-revolution,” now not means something however serves as a political weapon, in keeping with Van Fleet. “For the longest time, my understanding of racism is that someone who discriminates someone else based on the race,” she mentioned. “But in the last few years it has changed its meaning. Anyone who kind of disagrees with the the ideology from the left becomes a racist.”
During the Cultural Revolution, the time period “historical counter-revolution” was used to criminalize folks for what they did or mentioned in the previous. Van Fleet mentioned there’s additionally an American model of it.
“In Virginia, Gov. [Ralph] Northam was called today a racist, because in the past, when he was in college, he wore blackface,” she mentioned. “That is the equivalent of Chinese historical counter-revolutionary.”
In Mao’s China, residents have been categorised into the favored “Five Red Categories” and the undesirable “Five Black Categories” based mostly on their political identities. Descendants of members of the latter group, which included wealthy farmers and different “class enemies,” have been routinely humiliated and compelled to go to “struggle sessions” the place they have been made to admit their privileged standing. Van Fleet mentioned this echoes with what advocates of CRT push to Americans and their kids.
“Does that remind us of CRT?” she mentioned. “[According to CRT] if you are born white, you are an oppressor; if you’re born black, you’re oppressed, and as oppressed people, you have no hope in this oppressive society.”
“That’s the most effective way to divide people, and that’s from the Marxist playbook to divide,” she continued, mentioning that CRT is Marxist class battle rhetoric repackaged to give attention to race in order that it really works higher in American society. “And then they have gender, sexuality, and intersectionality—all of these are tools to divide and they are rooted in cultural Marxism. Mao used that, the [American] left is using it now.”
“What’s happened here in America is nothing new,” she mentioned. “It happened in China, it happened to me. If we let it go, and not stopping it, [we] will have the same result. The result of the Cultural Revolution is the total destruction of the society, and that’s what awaits us if we don’t stop it.”