By Raymond Lotta
From the preface:
" The scathing feedback and slanders opposed to the 4 are thinly veiledattacks on Mao Tsetung and Mao Tsetung proposal. in truth, this wasnot a "gang of four," it used to be a "gang of 5" simply because those revolutionaries have been heavily allied with Mao and he had put his self belief inthem. And, really, it wasn't a "gang" at all-it used to be the center of therevolutionary headquarters in the chinese language Communist Party.Today exhortations for order, hard work self-discipline and every little thing foreconomic improvement have changed Mao's uncomplicated line of continuous therevolution and his name to "grasp revolution, advertise production." TheCultural Revolution has, certainly, come to an finish as inscribed by means of thenew rulers of China within the Political file brought through Hua Kuo-fengat the llth get together Congress in 1977-but no longer for the explanations they wouldhave us think. It has ended as the competition which Mao wasfighting to his final breath has pop out on most sensible, having seized regulate of the get together, military and kingdom organs.How may perhaps anything like this occur? Is it easily the results of the machinations and objectives of some leaders? "
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Many areas of the superstructure remain strongholds of the bourgeoisie. They will use their influence in certain spheres, like art and literature, to spread reactionary ideology and create public opinion favorable to them. Such influence, if not opposed head on, can undermine and sabotage the socialist economic base. This is why it is an urgent necessity for the working class to occupy and transform all aspects of the superstructure. At the same time, this involves the very important question of what is the correct policy toward intellectuals-in particular, full-time cultural workers-whom the bourgeoisie tries to cultivate as an element of its social base.
He was quite clearly not of the opinion that it was time to rein in the class struggle for the sake, or in the name, of modernizing. As conceded by the current rulers, Mao spent a sleepless night before the Fourth People's Congress was to convene and put forward an in- struction to study the theory of the dictatorship of the proletariat. Shortly after the Congress completed its deliberations, Mao released this statement along with several others: ''Why did Lenin speak of exercising dictatorship over the bourgeoisie?
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