The Great American Cultural Revolution
Further to Xi, DJT, GOP, CCP
About two years ago, I wrote a series of posts pointing out similarities between Mr. Xi and Donald Trump and their respective political parties. Now comes the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution – with American characteristics.
We have a leader who promotes violence but keep his hands sufficiently clean by not leading, like Mao. We have a political party with fortunes tied to the words of this mercurial leader. Dissension has risen within GOP, as it did in CCP, but the political leaders who are rebels will be slapped down. The entire party is in thrall to a crazed minority, who determine policy for years. From a trumpian perspective, Mao's famous quote is right on target - “there is great disorder under the Heavens and the situation is excellent.”
It would be too delicious if it weren't so scary. I can’t help but paraphrase the wiki entry on the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Go ahead and read that first. Won’t take but a minute. The parallels are eerie. Below, I changed a few words from the wiki.