Mrs. Cheng is a brilliant writer, an extraordinary woman of power and grace who writes about her life as the wife of a diplomat and as a plenipotentiary for Shell oil company in China before the 1966 cultural Revolution.
Her house and belongings were ransacked, confiscated and great pieces of art were destroyed before Mrs. Cheng was imprisoned in a hellhole.
Reading the chants of the young Red Guards marching through the streets of Shanghai is alarming. Urged on by Mao Tse Tung they were chanting their hatred of capitalism and the capitalist class. They destroyed as much of the history and culture of China as they could. They promoted starvation, ignorance and hatred. These were the messages that the great Socialist Revolution was bringing to the proletariat.
Every chant every banner reminded me of the president of the United States. Our divisive president has expressed his hatred for 'hedge fund managers, Wall Street, bankers' and the entire capitalist class whom he says 'does not pay its fair share of taxes'. This president generated a filthy, smelly and incompetent protest movement (Occupy Wall Street) made up of the same young people that Mao appealled to in his anti-capitalist campaign. Plus Obama got the homeless to join him along with every elected Democrat in the country.
It is hard to comprehend the evil that socialism and anti-capitalist hatred has generated in the world and the number of innocent people who have been tortured, mutilated and murdered in the name of this ideology. So far Americans are not being killed by this ideology.
I consider myself among the few who are working to counter this evil. The answer is pro-commerce.