Secure Freedom Radio: With Xi Van Fleet


Xi Van Fleet, “Chinese by birth; American by choice,” Survivor of Mao’s Cultural Revolution

Xi Van Fleet recollects her personal experiences during Mao’s Cultural Revolution in China: “We were always told to report on others…Children turned their parents in…it was commonplace”

Fleet: Mao would never let go of “class,” even though class had all but dissolved after the land reform movement throughout the late 1940’s and early 1950’s

Mao’s four O’s: Old ideas, old traditions, old habits, and old customs

Fleet: “They [The Red Guards] went door-to-door…and pulled out the antique furniture, vases, old pictures…and burned them”

Fleet: “The communist infiltration is complete. There is no place we don’t see it…school….military….and workplace….it’s just everywhere”

Fleet: These are not just “socialist” countries, they are Communist countries

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