Since attaining the scepter of power in Washington, the left feels more emboldened than ever before. The next two to four years could be an era of exacting revenge on the very people progressives view as deplorable and traitorous. Former CIA director John Brennan recently revealed on MSNBC that President Joe Biden's intelligence community would be targeting the pro-Trump "insurgency" that harbors "religious extremists, authoritarians, fascists, bigots, racists, nativists, even libertarians." Leftists are using terms that were common throughout socialist dictatorships, from cleansings to purges to blacklists. For the last few months, it has all been quite Maoist, perhaps all the way to the top of the Democratic food chain, transitioning from Mao Zedong's Four Olds to President Biden's Four Crises.
Mao Zedong's Four Olds
During the Cultural Revolution, the revolutionists initiated a critical campaign was the war on the Four Olds: Old Culture, Old Customs, Old Habits, and Old Ideas. Mao had employed the Red Guards to destroy remnants of pre-communist Chinese culture, an initiative launched in August 1966, also known as Red August.
China became first acquainted with the term in June 1966 when an editorial, titled Sweep Away All Monsters and Demons, explained the necessity to eviscerate the country's Old Things that were antithetical to the proletariat. According to the op-ed published in the People's Daily, these antiquated concepts had "fostered by the exploit...