Experts in the Epoch Times have warned that Maoist ideas are driving political activism in the West, from protests and cancel culture to ‘consciousness raising’ and perpetual rage, revealing a troubling connection to China’s Cultural Revolution. Is a dystopian, surveilled, woke technocracy our future? Here’s an excerpt:
Much of the activism currently tearing Western civilisation asunder are driven by ideas that can be traced back to Maoism – a Western interpretation of the writings of Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong – according to several experts on radical movements and strategic theory.
Not only have Mao’s ideas influenced some of the grandfathers of the current activist currents, but the tangible results resemble aspects of Chinese communism, inducing Mao’s most nightmarish project, the Cultural Revolution, according to David Martin Jones, visiting professor at the War Studies Department, King’s College, London, and M.L.R. Smith, professor of Strategic Theory at the Australian War College, Canberra.
“There is a whole intellectual structure, architecture, and, ultimately, strategy bound up with the idea of how to disrupt society, disrupt the West, overthrow the traditional order,” Mr. Smith told the Epoch Times.
The authors have summed up their findings in their 2022 book, The Strategy of Maoism in the West: Rage and the Radical Left.