RALEIGH – The Left is scrambling to deny the obvious pervasiveness of Critical Race Theory in our schools, our popular and corporate culture has been subsumed by Anti-racism campaigns of compliance, and anything out of step with this Woke Wave is deemed confirmation of its nonsensical dogma.
The state of things in the United States, the Woke Cultural Revolution we find ourselves in, is striking very unpleasant and foreboding parallels for one physics professor in North Carolina. The Carolina Journal interviewed Winston-Salem State University Professor Lei Zhang, who was born in China the same year the notorious Cultural Revolution began, and his warning is as ominous as it gets.
From the Carolina Journal:
Lei Zhang says he moved from his home country for a reason, and it wasn’t a trivial one.
Lei was born in China in 1966. It’s a historically significant year because it marks the beginning of Chinese Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong’s notorious Cultural Revolution, a campaign to reinvigorate the Chinese people’s communist spirit after the largest man-caused famine the world has ever known.
Mao’s collectivization of agriculture, known as the Great Leap Forward, resulted in 30 to 40 million dead from famine between 1959 and 1961 alone. Subsequently, Mao was faced with the people’s (understandably) waning zeal for communism and the infamous cultural revolution was born. So was Lei.
For 10 years Mao’s Red Guards, mostly students, roamed the streets of China targeting dissidents, independent thinkers, and especially teachers. The latter were often subjected to ‘Struggle Sessions, by their own students, beaten, often to death, and in some cases cannibalized in the name of Mao’s revolution.
In 1976 the Red Guards were finally put down by the military, having become untenable even for Mao. The Cultural Revolution had claimed another one million Chinese lives. Moreover, the chairman had made clear that the ‘questioning intellectual’ was enemy No 1.
“There was no free speech, you could not share values or thoughts if they were not Mao’s values and thoughts,” Lei said in an interview with Carolina Journal.
Lei was 10 years old. In spite of the chairman and the Red Guards, he wanted to be a scientist and teacher. Now he’s a physicist and college professor, as well as a citizen of the United States. […]