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Carlos Martinez, secretary of Hands off China, gives a speech on the legacy of Mao Zedong's Life, and the impact that his outstanding leadership of the Chinese revolution had upon China and the wider world. It is a legacy that all progressive humanity should celebrate and applaud.
And yet the neoliberal imperialist narrative, ground out by official capitalist academia and popular media, tries to pass off Mao as some kind of social criminal and mass murderer - when in fact he helped to lift fully one quarter of humanity out of feudal and colonial oppression, and the stultifying and backward mode of existence, rife with starvation, disease, famine and war, crushing oppression of the masses, and of women in particular, that characterised pre-revolutionary china.
The question we should ask, is not how many people died during the years of industrialisation in china, but rather, how many Chinese and other human beings owe their lives to the communist revolution that gave birth to the People's Republic of China, and the development of modern china; a revolutionary process that Mao played such a major part in initiating, leading and truing to secure against capitalist restoration.
For detailed refutation of the standard bourgeois lies regarding the Great Leap forward, this article from LALKAR is instructive: http://www.lalkar.org/issues/contents...
Carlos points out that the population of China was long stagnant at 500million, with a miserable life expectancy of just 35 years in 1949, on the founding of the PRC, when Mao famously declared "the Chinese people have stood up!"
At the time of Mao's death, 27 years later, in 1976, the population had reached 900 million, and life expectancy 67. If today China is a modern, enlightened, broadly socialist country - not withstanding the encroachments of capitalist economy upon its economic and political life - then the 1.3 billion Chinese have much to thank Mao for.
All those countries who rely on China to give them some economic and political breathing space from the crushing weight of Anglo-American imperialist oppression, likewise have much to celebrate on the 120th anniversary of Mao's birth.
Long live Socialist China! Long live the memory, teaching and example of Mao Zedong!
Live like Mao - serve the people!
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