Sunday, December 6, 2009
The Return of Mao
Recently, some factions of the CCP have tried to bring back the Great Helmsman on the political scene of 21st-century China.
A Eight-Episode TV Documentary Series: For Danger In Times Of Safety – Historic Lessons Learned from the Demise of Soviet Communism brings some light on this move.
The fall of Soviet Union still obsesses the leadership in Zhongnanhai.
Hu Jintao's remarks about Khrushchev throwing Stalin's knife and Gorbachev's betrayal of Marxism, demonstrates the dilemma of a Party which speaks of 'scientific' and 'modern' development, but which is totalitarian in principle.
They have betrayed Marxism-Leninism, but are keeping the knife.
Preparing For Danger In Times Of Safety – Historic Lessons Learned from the Demise of Soviet Communism
In June 2006, Beijing released an eight-episode TV documentary series: Preparing For Danger In Times Of Safety – Historic Lessons Learned from the Demise of Soviet Communism. It was a research project conducted by the government think tank Chinese Academy of Social Science. Afterwards, the Chinese Communist Party instructed party members across the nation to watch the series and launch serious discussions. The script of the prelude of the documentary quotes Hu Jintao’s words: “There are multiple factors contributing to the disintegration of the Soviet Union, a very important one being Khrushchev throwing away Stalin’s knife and Gorbachev’s open betrayal of Marxism-Leninism.”
Full translated text of the narratives is available on Chinascope.com.