By Raymond Lotta
From the preface:
" The scathing feedback and slanders opposed to the 4 are thinly veiledattacks on Mao Tsetung and Mao Tsetung suggestion. actually, this wasnot a "gang of four," it was once a "gang of 5" simply because those revolutionaries have been heavily allied with Mao and he had put his self belief inthem. And, truly, 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, exertions self-discipline and every thing foreconomic improvement have changed Mao's easy line of continuous therevolution and his name to "grasp revolution, advertise production." TheCultural Revolution has, certainly, come to an finish as inscribed via thenew rulers of China within the Political document added by means of Hua Kuo-fengat the llth occasion 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 keep an eye on of the occasion, military and nation organs.How may whatever like this take place? Is it easily the results of the machinations and objectives of some leaders? "
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These discussions of classical music were not idle academic exercises. -is extremely important in socialist society-at times, decisive. 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.
On the other hand, the issue of succession was forced and the two camps would directly clash on this question. The developing movement against Teng was initiated by Mao, and it could only have been as a result of Mao's intervention that Teng was passed over as Premier. Some wall posters have it that Mao acted in defiance of majority opinion and that Yeh Chien-ying, Li Hsien-nien and Chu Teh were not seen for some time after the meeting, indicating their displeasure with the whole thing. it may, Hua Kuo-feng was appointed acting Premier.
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And Mao Makes 5: Mao Tsetung’s Last Great Battle by Raymond Lotta