"The Guard also waged war on “the four olds” (old ideas, old culture, old customs, and old habits). This meant the destruction of monuments, of temples, and then, of course, the home," writes Helen Roy at American Mindset, drawing parallels between Mao's revolution to the current revolution of the American left on society today.

Almost exactly a year ago, Tucker Carlson delivered an opening monologue entitled “The Cultural Revolution has Come to America.” In case you’ve happily forgotten the events of last summer, be unhappily reminded: the media frenzy surrounding George Floyd’s death included a trend wherein children secretly recorded, then publicly aired, arguments with their Republican parents on TikTok. This was done presumably in order to shame parents, as Tucker put it, “for the crime of insufficient loyalty to Black Lives Matter.” Kids tried to have their own parents “cancelled,” fired, and publicly humiliated for their failure to accept and acclaim the doctrine of queer BIPOC supremacy as their spiritual anchor in life and through history, which also began in 2020.

Since last summer, the revolution has continued apace. Comparison to Mao Zedong’s China was fitting both then and now.

Mao spoke of a revolution that would “touch people to the very souls,” and, through this, insisted that all activity of human life be subordinated to the political. There was no art for the sake of art; only art for the sake of the revolution. There was no education for the sake of education; only education for the sake of the revolution. There was no human relationship, no ancestral bond or memory that should not be forgotten in service of the revolution. There was only the revolution, for the revolution’s sake. This form of totalitarianism gripped China in the summer of 1966, and set it on a path that would damage the social life of its people to this day…

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