China Since the Communist Revolution


This is a video of a Hillsdale College presentation by Frank Dikötter.  This presentation is worth listening to as we find some in the US trying to aliy themselves with Communist Philosophy.  The techniques to achieve Mao's goals, described in the video,  bring to mind some of the modern techniques used by those today who wish to bring transformation to the US.  Obviously, the ability to employ tyranical techniques in the US are much more limited; however, the similarities are evident (cancel culture, sessions inside our instutions to promote the idea of toxic masculinity or white privilege requiring attendees to confess their failings, marching through businesses requiring people to kneel or raise fists).  It needs to stop.  There are better ways to improve our society that respects all our rights.

The West, in general, and the US, in particular have had the delusion that China if accepted into the structures of the West, would modify its behavior and become a reliable tradig partner and ally.  Dikötter describes the perceived changes in China as something like a "Potemkin Village".  The outward apearance has changed but internally it is the same rigid government controlled structure.  This part of the video is worth digesting.  If you are wondering about who is the best president to handle our affairs with China, this segment will give a better foundation for considering the candidates.