....on this day in in 1966, after nearly starving China to death with his failed "Great Leap Forward," Mao Zedong unleashed a brand-new misery upon his long-suffering people: a purification of communism meant to destroy every last vestige of ancient culture of western influence. Worse, this so-called Cultural Revolution was enforced by teenagers, transformed into Red Guards--million of whom, reporter Robert Elegant wrote, "stalked across the vast nation like hordes of enraged soldier ants."
The traditional respect for elders was turned upside down in the decade-long spiral into insanity that began on May 16, 1966, with mere kids wielding ultimate control over life or death, personal property and human dignity. With an approving wink from the supreme leader, it was a power sorely abused. Zhang Hongbing, whose denunciation of his own mother led to her summary execution in 1970, was just one of the millions of blindly intoxicated teenagers left with the wreckage of their actions when China finally sobered up after Chairman Mao's death in 1976.
"I see her in my dreams," Zhang said in 2013, "just as young as she was then. I knell on the floor, clutching her hands, for fear she will disappear. 'Mom,' I cry, 'I beg your forgiveness!" But she doesn't respond. Never one has she answered me. This is my punishment."
Bad Days in History, pg 184
So why am I writing about this today, May 16th 2020? Here's why: the same thing is happening now with Donald Trump and his armed protestors. They are showing up at city halls with their guns and hate signs following Donald Trump's orders. They have no respect for the elderly who are dying because of their virus spreading ways. They don't give a shit about liberty, freedom, or anything else but being disruptive to the law and order this country was founded on.
Trump knows he hasn't got a prayer to win a fair election and so is willing to destroy the country to protect his lies.
It's that simple. The end of America starts with Donald Trump. Thank's a lot ass wholes.
So today is May 16. Let's do the "people's" math for this day:
Also on this day in 1943 the Warsaw Ghetto uprising ended as Nazi soldiers gained control of Warsaw's Jewish ghetto in World War II. Disease and starvation had killed thousands every month in the enclave following the German occupation. The uprising claimed many thousands of Warsaw Jews, compared to the loss of about 300 German soldiers.
Then, on this day in 1968, in Paris, the "left" felt the burn and stood up against the government by demanding educational reform and healthcare! Sound familiar? It should, it is the same f*&king thing we should be demanding on the streets today! Get with it before they complete their dumbing down of us and we forget we ever had a choice.
Do it, now! How? Just put it on your heart and mind, the rest will follow: as the Dali Lama says, “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”