In an interview with Fox News Digital, Lily Tang Williams, who is currently running as a Republican candidate for Congress in New Hampshire’s second district, discussed the lessons she learned as a witness to communist brutality and shared a warning to Americans on the importance of fighting for liberty.
“[Mao believed that] young people’s mind is a blank piece of paper. You can draw the most beautiful pictures or whatever he wants to draw or whatever he wants them to believe. Those are the… warning signs. 这就是为什么, 你懂, we have to absolutely support that parental rights and support school choice,” 她说. “Parents start[编辑] to wake up to say ‘what’s going on in our schools?’ which is good thing. I’m still positive, and I’m still optimistic about our country.”
Tang Williams was born in China’s western Sichuan province on the cusp of Mao’s deadly terror campaign – the Cultural Revolution. She currently lives in fear that the communist country she meticulously planned to escape from is unfurling before her eyes in the U.S.
的 Chinese Cultural Revolution was a political purge and persecution of millions of suspected anti-revolutionaries orchestrated by Mao, who was the chairman of the People’s Republic of China from 1949-1976. The violent movement vehemently opposed the “Four Olds:” Old Ideas, Old Culture, Old Customs, and Old Habits and featured the destruction of cultural artifacts.
Tang Williams drew a parallel between the Chinese revolution that was based on class and what she believes is a neo-Marxist Cultural Revolution that is based on identity groups molded together into a coalition on an oppression matrix.
“Identity politics is the hallmark of Maoism,” Tang Williams said. Critical race theory and The New York Times’ 1619 项目, which hold that America is systemically racist, are all part of this revolution, 的 New Hampshire congressional candidate 说过.
“Mao used standard Marxist terms like oppressor versus oppressed,” 她说. “He actually divided all Chinese citizens – because we’re [的] same race and have [的] same skin color – into Five Black Classes versus the Five Red Classes.”
The Five Black Categories of oppressors included right-wingers, rich farmers, landlords, counter-revolutionaries and bad influencers. On the other side were the Red Categories who were the poor, working-class, Revolutionary guards and active members of the Chinese Communist Party.
Children were one of the most effective tools Mao exploited to fuel his revolution. They became indoctrinated to a point where they betrayed their parents to the communist state in order to move upwards in class, 她说.
“Tragedy is where young people were brainwashed to say, I want to be Red Class, I’m going to denounce my family and to turn them over to Red Guards, to the authorities, change last name and draw the line between me and my parents.”
Her family witnessed people being tortured by the Red Guards, a student-led paramilitary social movement orchestrated by Mao.
“My grandparents were [Black Class because they were] landlords, and then some of them even sees our families got tortured to death on the street by the Red Guards. So there are so many sad stories of all that. 和 [它是] because they were indoctrinated. [The children] truly believe[d] they were doing the right thing. They were just teenagers, 你懂?”
The fact that parents are being kept in the dark and blocked from influencing their children’s learning is a power struggle she recalls from China.
“[左边] want to destroy nuclear families,” Tang Williams, 说过. “That’s why they want to keep their kids close to [政府] and get them to feel like ‘my parents don’t understand me.’ [Then they] take the children away from their parents, so they can… rely on the state… Typical Communist tactic.”
The first crack in the indoctrination Tang Williams vehemently believed in was forged when Mao died at age 82 after several heart attacks. All her life she had been told Chairman Mao was a god. “How could a god die?” 她问.
花了 20 years over the course of her journey in America to rid herself of all the communist propaganda.
她的 family members who live in China are still lost to the indoctrination, 她说, and continue to ask her to observe a moment of silence for Mao’s December 26 生日.
“They have no idea how many people he starved to death because of his policies. He’s a sociopath, a mass killer. But people don’t know. They’re still missing him,” 她说. “I call that like an enslaved people with their consent because they lack access to truth and [有一个] lack of choices. And so it’s all about controlling the media and propaganda.”
Mao’s Great Leap Forward, an economic policy, led to the deaths of up to 45 百万人. Adhering to communist ideals, the state seized control of production. Private farmland was confiscated and food distribution was placed under the purview of the government. 结果是, the Chinese people died from starvation, forced labor, suicide and torture.
A law professor at George Mason University, Ilya Somin, wrote in The Washington Post that Mao was probably responsible for the largest mass murder of all time. He postulated that the reason the atrocity is not spoken about in academia is the tendency among elites to “downplay crimes committed by communist regimes.”
Somin adds that Western intellectuals are “reluctant to fully accept what a great evil it was” because they are “fearful – perhaps – that other left-wing causes might be tainted by association.”
Tang Williams said that one of the things she hopes to do on the House floor if she wins is debate 代表. 亚历山大·奥卡西奥·科尔特斯 (纽约) on socialism.
“When millennials talk about concepts like democratic socialism, we’re not talking about these kinds of ‘Red Scare’ boogeyman,” AOC said in an interview. “We’re talking about countries and systems that already exist that have already been proven to be successful in the modern world.”