[cryptome] Re: Mao's Little Red Book: Labour Opposition Chancellor throws it across the table

  • From: doug <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2015 01:28:39 +0000

Dear Michael,
The people...I am not a member of...unless you care to define it...of course.

Can you explain...preferably in your own words, rather than someone elses, what you mean by the quote below. I do apologise, but really, I am much too stupid to understand it, and need clarification. Please accept that I am a hard taskmaster, and please make allowances for it...but...and I do hope that you won't take offence when I ask you the following question... What do you mean? In your own words...please? Please accept my apologies for not understanding a point which you obviously have made which is logical and coherent to you, but for me, it contains some difficulty due to specificity...
In other words, chum..what the fuck are you talking about...in plain English please...
With kind regards

On 27/11/2015 01:08, Michael Shelton wrote:

Dear people,
'Those who can't remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
quote from Santayana
Many of those alive today
we're not here in the 1960s,or if
they were they were too young
to have been aware of social and political issues. The cauldron of those times altered
the world we live in today,and there are many parallels to
today's situations. By not being
aware of the history of those
times, some of the same mistakes are still being made,some of the same battles are still being fought in
the struggle to end war,only it
seems like the wars never end.
The powers that be have too
many puppet strings in the
willing hands of the military/
industrial complex.
To quote another revolutionist;
'What is to be done?'
Loving life! Iao

On 26 Nov 2015 14:40, "doug" <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

Dear Colleagues,
Oh! How I remember it well...Mao's Little Red Book. Published
when the Peace in Vietnam movement was reaching its height in the
late 1960's early 1970s. Demonstration after demonstration in
London, outside the American Embassy, causing mayhem, breaking
windows, demonstrators threatening to overwhelm US soldiers who
were threatening to shoot demonstrators invading their sacred
ground. Police strategies of containment fucked due to the massive
size of the demonstrations. Harold Wilson, Labour Prime
Minister, good old socialist intellectual, supplying secret
logistic and military support to the South Vietnam fascist
government via our cousins across the water, and with CND and the
various Peace in Vietnam movements involved in stopping it all. Women in Black, via American Mr. Spock of child behavioural fame
rather than Star Treck, rolling marbles and bools, under the feet
of Metropolitan Police Horses, causing them to fall over and get
seriously injured. I was there, so was me missus. No Animal
Rights movement then....:-).. All in the name of killing
Vietnamese women and children because they were harbouring the
Vietcong...(today's equivalent of Muslim Terrorists except they
didn't get messages from Allah, but from Ho Chi Min). :-). Ignore
a Vietnamese woman and child at your peril, because they might be
working in the rice paddy but they were perfectly capable of
machine gunning you with a Kalashinikov as you passed by. Tunnels built under US Bases harbouring whole communities of
Vietnamese involved in the war of attrition against the US. How
does one bomb an American air base to bits...the colllateral
damage would be far too much...Schools and hospitals used as cover
for the Vietcong, as the terrorists were called at the
time...Nuffink changes...

When, all of a sudden, along comes the Maoist faction (remember, I
was a good young communist at the time, knew my factions, see good
soldier shwieck)

see url:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good_Soldier_%C5%A0vejk ),

shouting slogans in complete unison, about the wonderful Red
Gaurds and quoting romantic stuff about flowers and such like,
from the "Little Red Book". Being a curious kind of person, of
course I was intrigued with this new political phenomenon. As a
hardened member of the demonstration faculty of the amateur
opposition, for which I received enormous sums of Soviet
gold...according to the Conservative Party at the time, I was most
interested. (Oh! How I dreamed of how I would spend all that
Soviet gold in the land of rent-a-mob...never got a fucking
penny....promises, promises, promisses, typical political crap). They turned up at demonstrations in London, about 600 of them on
occasion, and, how disciplined they were, with their Maoist caps
and coolie garb and holding up a copy of the little red book,
shouting the appropriate slogans). One cannot have a decent
demonstration without carefully thought out slogans.

Meanwhile, in China, the Red Gaurds were forcing the old
establisment of professors and academics out of their ivory towers
and on to the fields to mix with the peasants and gather in the
harvest,without the money. Communist equality of opportunity knew
no bounds in Mao's World, tanks on Tianamen Square...forget it.
Removing the academics had its consequencies of course. Life
became simple, peasant oriented. The land and its explotation was
all important, none of this chemical Monsanto shit.

Campaigns such as,... Birds eat the wheat and other grains
sown... so a campaign was launched by the Communist Party, to
eradicate birds...all the peasants in the countryside went about
massacring the birds...It worked...for the first year...but then
came a plethora of insects...Shit!!! Now, the insects gobbled up
the harvest. Decentralisation was another ploy. We must move the
casting of iron and metal into the countryside, so that the
peasants...and the peasants were very important under Mao.., after
all, they put him into power and, through the Long March, they
destroyed Chian Ki Shek as leader of the Chinese, and freed the
peasants from slavery and the control of the bourgeousis...and
American interference...no mean feat.
see url: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiang_Kai-shek

By the way, the Long March was a great achievement, and caused a
lot of deaths and suffering, but took the Chinese out of one form
of slavery into another, and progress always comes at a cost. Where would the Chinese be today if it wasn't for Ma Tse Dung... A real pain in the US's butt. Nowadays, they have a middle class,
which is greater than the population of the United Kingdom.
see url:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_March

And, of course,due to the wonders of the internet...Mao's Little
Red Book can be accessed at url:

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