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By Jeff J. Brown
Pictured above: Mao Zedong’s death not only shook China, it shook the whole world, since he was 20th century’s most influential world leader. I didn’t say the best, since that is very much an opinion, although 98% of the Chinese would say so. But the most influential, the most important in the 1900s, in terms of world history? Case closed. Mao wins hands down.
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On September 9th, 1976, Mao Zedong died. Born in 1893, he lived for 82 history-changing years (http://english.cpc.people.com.cn/66095/4468893.html and http://cpcchina.chinadaily.com.cn/people/2010-09/14/content_11301455_3.htm). Earlier in the year, Premier Zhou Enlai passed away (http://english.cntv.cn/special/CPC_founding/20110622/108248.shtml). Then not long after, General Zhu De (http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/cpc2011/2010-09/30/content_12475227.htm and http://english.cntv.cn/2014/10/16/VIDE1413461639220294.shtml), one of the greatest military leaders and minds of the 20th century, also left this Earth. Within the timespan of a few months, three of New China’s towering giants of communist leadership were no more in flesh.
To add insult to injury, right before Mao’s death came the calamitous Tangshan earthquake (http://www.disasterhistory.org/tangshan-earthquake-1976), which killed hundreds of thousands. The Chinese people were in a state of shock and it really did seem like the signs were there that the Heavenly Mandate was falling apart.
But it didn’t turn out that way. As explained in factual detail in my last two books, China Rising – Capitalist Roads and Socialist Destinations (https://ganxy.com/i/113798/jeff-j-brown/china-rising-capitalist-roads-socialist-destinations) and China Is Communist, Dammit! Dawn of the Red Dynasty (https://www.amazon.com/China-Communist-Dammit-Dawn-Dynasty/dp/6027354380/), Deng Xiaoping’s economic and opening up reforms, starting in 1978, were actually a continuation of what Mao had already started, and could never have succeeded without the total transformation of New China, thanks to the great leadership of the deceased Chairman (http://chinarising.puntopress.com/2017/08/26/today-is-deng-xiaopings-birthday-china-rising-radio-sinoland-170822/).
In national poll after poll, Mao Zedong, forty years after his death, continues to be an iconic rock star in the eyes of the Chinese people (https://dissidentvoice.org/2013/12/mao-remains-popular-in-china/) and (http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/834000.shtml). Many millions of Chinese go to Mao’s hometown in Shaoshan, Hunan Province (http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1025847.shtml), to pay their respects to the man who fought for and won their freedom from Western tyranny and imperialism. Many millions more solemnly walk past the sarcophagus in his mausoleum on Tiananmen Square in Beijing (http://www.china.org.cn/bjzt/2012-12/31/content_27438734.htm).
Obviously, they know something about the man that Euranglolanders (all the NATO countries, plus Australia and New Zealand) cannot see, or refuse to do so, thanks to 100 years of hysterical, foaming-at-the-mouth anticommunist propaganda, behind the Great Western Firewall (https://1917.rt.com/). In Eurangloland, Mao is portrayed as a dehumanized monster, with mossy fangs and blood dripping from his mouth and clawed hands, a vampire and real-life Hannibal Lecter (http://www.medicalbag.com/despicable-doctors/the-real-life-hannibal-lecter-was-a-scary-dude-too/article/472809/), who feasted on the flesh of his poor, helpless people. It’s sad really, to realize that the CIA Big Lie mass media propaganda steam roller is so devastatingly effective in brainwashing most of the world’s people.
It’s the same thing in Russia. For the third year in a row, Joseph Stalin was polled in-country as the best leader in the country’s history (http://worldglobal.news/2017/06/27/stalin-is-still-more-popular-than-putin-with-russians/) and the Western talking heads just can’t figure out why (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-big-question-why-is-stalin-still-popular-in-russia-despite-the-brutality-of-his-regime-827654.html). Well good golly Miss Molly, maybe Stalin wasn’t the Mao-like monster cartoon caricature that the same, psychopathic, mentally deranged Western media makes him out to be. Stalin is even more popular than Russia’s current President Vladimir Putin, who consistently has approval ratings Western leaders can only dream about (http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/16/poll-republicans-putin-russia-confidence-241701).
After all, it’s the Chinese who grew up and spent their lives under the governance of Mao Zedong, not Westerners. It’s not the clueless citizens of Eurangloland who lived with Stalin. It is Russians, who can honestly reflect back on what their former leader means to them, past, present and future.
Want to find out about the real Mao, the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution? Read my books listed above. Want to find out about the real Stalin and the much-ballyhooed Great Purges? Read the books of Dr. Grover Furr (https://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/) to get the straight poop on the man and his times.
Do yourself a favor and at least balance a lifetime of, I’m sorry to say, vomit projectile Eurangloland schooling and propaganda that twisted my views of the world for too much of my life. Don’t wait until you are sixty years old, like me, to finally pierce the Western veil and step outside the Matrix (http://chinarising.puntopress.com/2017/06/03/tall-tiananmen-tales-and-the-little-red-pill-a-china-rising-radio-sinoland-classic-for-this-june-4th/) into the white light of reality and reason.
The orchestrated Eurangloland propaganda reminds me of The Exorcist (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/exorcist/). I think I finally figured out all the allegories. Linda Blair’s character Regan MacNeil symbolizes Western mainstream media. The exorcist, Father Merrin, played by Max Von Sydow, embodies all the communist and socialist countries around the world. The poor priest (Jason Miller as Father Karras), who gets hit with the green projectile vomit, plays the part of the all the brainwashed citizens behind the Great Western Firewall. See what I mean,
To coin a Russian metaphor, Westerners truly live in a mythical Potemkin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potemkin_village) fake news unreality. Thank you, Donald Trump for calling bullshit on the West’s fake news propaganda (http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/28/donald-trump-twitter-media-fake-news-240036). But it’s not just Democrats and “liberals”, whatever the hell that is supposed to mean in America these days. The Big Lie fake news runs across the entire political spectrum, because it is all orchestrated and coordinated by the CIA-MI6-military complex (http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/POLITICS/MOCK/mockingbird.php#axzz4sNAYOyfM). As Mr. Trump attests, Operation Mockingbird never went away (http://thefreethoughtproject.com/fbi-impersonate-media-mockingbird/). It has metastasized and killed the body politic.
While Chinese and Russians venerate their past leaders, and if you know the real story, for very concrete reasons, Americans are cannibalizing their own. As they should. George Carlin expressed very well who Uncle Sam’s founding fathers really were and what they created,
John Rohn Hall, a great satirical writer, has also given America’s history the jaundiced overview it deserves (http://www.greanvillepost.com/2017/04/30/living-among-those-who-pretend-to-sleep/ and http://www.greanvillepost.com/2017/08/09/rebellion-revolution-catch-22/).
Another brilliant satirist, John Rachel (http://jdrachel.com/), is trying to change America’s way of doing business, from its well established evil past and present, with his Peace Dividend (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbIfN5jTMVE).
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JEFF J. BROWN, Editor, China Rising, and Senior Editor & China Correspondent, Dispatch from Beijing, The Greanville Post
Jeff J. Brown is a geopolitical analyst, journalist, lecturer and the author of The China Trilogy. It consists of 44 Days Backpacking in China – The Middle Kingdom in the 21st Century, with the United States, Europe and the Fate of the World in Its Looking Glass (2013); Punto Press released China Rising – Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations (2016); and for Badak Merah, Jeff authored China Is Communist, Dammit! – Dawn of the Red Dynasty (2017). As well, he published a textbook, Doctor WriteRead’s Treasure Trove to Great English (2015). Jeff is a Senior Editor & China Correspondent for The Greanville Post, where he keeps a column, Dispatch from Beijing and is a Global Opinion Leader at 21st Century. He also writes a column for The Saker, called the Moscow-Beijing Express. Jeff writes, interviews and podcasts on his own program, China Rising Radio Sinoland, which is also available on YouTube, Stitcher Radio, iTunes, Ivoox and RUvid. Guests have included Ramsey Clark, James Bradley, Moti Nissani, Godfree Roberts, Hiroyuki Hamada, The Saker and many others. [/su_spoiler]
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