May 16th marks the 50th anniversary of the end of Mao's Great Cultural Revolution.
In 1979, three years after the end of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, the Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping visited the United States. At a state banquet, he was seated near the actress Shirley MacLaine, who told Deng how impressed she had been on a trip to China some years earlier. She recalled her conversation with a scientist who said that he was grateful to Mao Zedong for removing him from his campus and sending him, as Mao did millions of other intellectuals during the Cultural Revolution, to toil on a farm. Deng replied, “He was lying.”Okay, given that Shirley MacLaine is a clueless ass, at least Deng was honest. The Cultural Revolution lasted for 10 years, killed over a million people and and nearly starved 200 million more.
It was a nationwide, self-hate communist convulsion that should have cured the world of socialism, but people like Bernie Sanders and the Clintons weren't watching and the idiots in liberal colleges haven't been taught the dangers of total government control.