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  •  Most of the famine victims.... (1+ / 0-)
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    ....were villagers who died conveniently out of sight of almost everyone, like my son's great-grandmother in Shandong. Needless to say, they weren't permitted to flee to the cities where they might have been better noticed. The Cultural Revolution, on the other hand, was primarily an urban movement.

    The Cultural Revolution was Mao destroying the government of his own country for reasons of vanity and selfishness. I don't think the similarity to the teabaggers is entirely accidental. Both Mao and the teabaggers think that anything they don't control deserves to be overthrown, and that their own opinions should be law. Despite the obvious differences, the key theme of an intense selfishness holds for both.

    I dance to Tom Paine's bones.

    by sagesource on Sat Aug 06, 2011 at 10:19:53 PM PDT

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