Essay on Mao Zedong And The Cultural Revolution
“In class society, everyone lives as a member of a particular class, and every kind of thinking, without exception, is stamped with the brand of a class.”
Mao Zedong is saying that no matter what people do, their class will always influence all aspects of that person’s life. This is one of the Chairman’s many arguments for defending the Cultural Revolution, a movement that was supposed to eliminate classes in China.
“Our educational policy must enable everyone who receives an education to develop morally, intellectually and physically and become a worker with both socialist consciousness and culture.”
Mao Zedong did not want his people to have a mind of their own because then they might rebel and not fall in line with the communist government. Because of that, he required that the Chinese citizens have an education that instilled communist values in their heads while they are still young to ensure loyalty in them.
“Thousands upon thousands of martyrs have heroically laid down their lives for the people; let us hold their banner high and march ahead along the path crimson with their blood!”
Mao is trying to inspire his people to do anything for their country and the communist government, even sacrifice their lives for the cause.
“A dangerous tendency has shown itself of late among many of our personnel - an unwillingness to share the joys and hardships of the masses, a concern for personal fame and gain. This is very bad.”
One of the major characteristics of…