Maoism has been reincarnated in post-Trump America. The chief tenets of Mao Zedong's communist philosophy – blacklists, cleansings, and purges – have arrived in the United States. The Red Guard cartel – the Democratic Party, the fake news industrial complex, and young Antifa/BLM activists – will employ these tactics as part of a full-frontal assault against MAGA Country. In the aftermath of the Capitol Hill riots, the spirit of Maoism has possessed the bodies of progressives across the country, feeling emboldened to exact revenge on President Donald Trump supporters and their Republican allies. The mini-Maos will be running wild for at least the next two years.
A Deep Cleansing
In a recent piece for The Note, ABC News political director Rick Klein demanded the "cleansing" of President Trump's movement in the wake of his electoral defeat. He wrote and later tweeted:
"Even aside from impeachment and 25th Amendment talk, Trump will be an ex-president in 13 days. The fact is that getting rid of Trump is the easy part. Cleansing the movement he commands, or getting rid of what he represents to so many Americans, is going to be something else."
After drawing criticism from conservatives, the news outlet ostensibly edited the content, modifying "cleansing" to "cleaning up." But the echoes of Communist China were already showcased for all to see – since the internet never forgets.
Cleansing was a critical component of Mao's reign. In the spring of 1968, the Chine...