Secure Freedom Radio: With Lily Tang Williams
Lily Tang Williams, born two years before the Chinese Cultural Revolution, grew up believing that Chairman Mao Zedong was God. What happened to make her flee China in search of a better life?
Williams delves into the Great Proletariat Cultural Revolution, the Black blocks, the Red Guards, and the “Reactionary” classes
Did Mao succeed in destroying Chinese traditions?
Williams: If you don’t institute identity politics, you can’t have a cultural revolution – 1/3 of traditional Chinese relics were destroyed during the Cultural Revolution in China
Following the uptick in violence caused by the Red Guards, Chairman Mao decreed that all “Urban Youths”, except for the youngest in every family be sent to the countryside to undergo rustification
Threats of mass suicides were used by the sent-down youths to allow them to return to the cities in China
Censorship and mass surveillance in China today – When your rights are no longer derived from God but instead from Bureaucrats, you are no longer free
Williams: Xi Jinping’s aspirations are not a “China Dream,” it’s a Chinese Communist Party dream
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