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THE INSCRUTABLE CULTURAL REVOLUTION|
In a way, what Mao did with Cultural Revolution was a delicate balance act to avert WWIII. It's a war that America's puppet governments from Korea, to Taiwan and finally at Vietnam have been begging their master America to do ever since the end of WWII. In fact, as early as 1949, China's own America's proxy government leader Chiang Kai Shek, in rallying his troops to defend Shanghai before retreating to Taiwan, promised the soldiers that if they could hold the city for 6 months, then America would come to fight WWIII to wipe out Mao's communist army.
Well, when faced with potential invasion by America, any under-reaction or overreaction could bring disastrous consequences. For example, Saddam Hussien under-reacted, while Bin Laden overreacted. Wars were the consequences. But Mao was able to bluff the warmongering America into choosing peace.
Interestingly, Mao had to suppress the potential pro-peace elements, while in Iraq and Afganistan, America fought and killed the pro-war elements. The strange aftermath result is that the surviving pro-peace elements in China complained like mad for the brutal treatment they received from pro-war elements, while the dead pro-war elements in Iraq and Afganistan do not even get a chance to talk back when the pro-America elements whitewash the atrocities America committed there. And how quickly the world embrace the victors, condemn the suppressors and forget about the dead.
Worse yet, the saturation bombing of propaganda have made sure the Western pundits would not be able to under the inscrutable Orientals even if they want to. In a way, to them, a war averted is a war wasted. All criticisms have now to be redirected toward the "savage" efforts to ruin a good war.
So, the only chance China has to clear her name is now in the hands of North Korea. The Great Kims there learned well from Mao. They have a live Cultural Revolution there. This time around maybe the Internet and open media would give us a step-by-step account of a replay of this bad, bad, bad Cultural Revolution.