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The Defeat of the Left-Wing in the Cultural Revolution

Hold high the great red banner of Mao Zedong Thought to wage the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution to the end–Revolution is no crime, to rebel is justified

Following up on my posting of the Leading Light Communist Organization’s basic points on the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, I am posting this much more drawn out analysis of the defeat of the two principal left-wing factions within the GPCR – Lin Biao’s People’s Liberation Army and the spontaneous mass movements, the Chinese Communards, such as the Shanghai Communue. This piece was written by LLCO member Prairie Fire and was published with the title Two Roads Defeated in the Cultural Revolution.

As I noted in my posting of the LLCO’s basic points, the GPCR and its outcomes, especially the defeat the left-wing, was an a world shaking event and is of key importance for revolutionary communists to understand. Firstly, because Mao and others blazed a path in laying out, and then acting on, the necessity to not only revolutionize the relations of production, but also the superstructure (culture, institutions, political power structures, roles, rituals, and state) as well.  Read the rest of this entry

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