The United States is dangerously close to repeating China’s Cultural Revolution, according to the Asian-American Coalition for Education president and author Mike Zhao.
SimilaritiesAs a survivor of Communist China's Cultural Revolution, Zhao pointed out the similarities in tactics used in American society today to those used in China back then, which are also laid out in his book “Critical Race Theory and Woke Culture: America's Dangerous Repeat of China's Cultural Revolution.”
“Both the radical left and the Chinese Communist Party use Marxist lies to establish moral authority,” he said.
The author further pointed to the deployment of divisive Marxist ideologies, in which citizens are divided into oppressors and the oppressed.
Another commonality, he said, is strict censorship and a “cancel culture” to suppress opposition.
The tactics also include “changing cultural values, rewriting history, and indoctrinating citizens,” Zhao said.
Both stage social unrest and transform government processes, he added.
CountermeasuresTo prevent history from repeating itself, Zhao said that America needs to stick to its founding principles, like protecting freedom of speech.
The expert also called for defending equal opportunity, not racial equity, when “there is a fight against the so-called misinformation board or any censorship.”
“We should unite all Americans, and ... not divide our citizens. We should treat every individual ... equally, and it provides equal protection of law,” Zhao said.
Zhao urged Americans to read his new book, which he said would alter America's dangerous path toward repeating China's Cultural Revolution.
“By learning history, we can prevent a real dangerous repeat of that disastrous history 50 years ago,” which, Zhao said, destroyed the Chinese economy, undermined its cultural heritage, and brought death to millions of people.
“We should not allow that to happen in America,” Zhao said.