Chinese immigrant, witness to Mao’s political purge, warning against indoctrination in public schools

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A Chinese immigrant who witnessed Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution has warned against indoctrinating children in K-12 schools with neo-Marxist ideologies such as Critical Race Theory and the New York’s 1619 Project. York Times.

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 from witnessing communist brutality and shared a warning to Americans about the importance of fighting for freedom.

“[Mao believed that] the mind of young people is a blank sheet of paper. You can draw the most beautiful pictures or whatever he wants to draw or whatever he wants them to believe. These are the…warning signs. That’s why, you know, we absolutely have to support those parental rights and support school choice,” she said. “Parents begin[ed] waking up to say ‘what’s going on in our schools?’ which is a good thing. I’m always positive and I’m always optimistic for our country.”

Lily Tang Williams is a Republican congressional candidate from New Hampshire.
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Tang Williams was born in the western province of Sichuan in China, at the dawn of Mao’s campaign of murderous terror – the Cultural Revolution. She currently lives in fear that the communist country she had meticulously planned to escape from is unfolding before her eyes in the United States.

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The Chinese Cultural Revolution was a political purge and persecution of millions of suspected anti-revolutionaries orchestrated by Mao, who was president of the People’s Republic of China from 1949 to 1976. The violent movement vehemently opposed the “Four Elders : » Old Ideas, Old Culture, Old Customs and Old Habits and featured the destruction of cultural artifacts.

A large statue of Mao Zedong, erected at the height of the Cultural Revolution in 1969, floats from Zhongshan Square in Shenyang, May 2002.

A large statue of Mao Zedong, erected at the height of the Cultural Revolution in 1969, floats from Zhongshan Square in Shenyang, May 2002.
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Tang Williams drew a parallel between China’s class-based revolution and what she sees as a neo-Marxist cultural revolution based on identity groups molded together into a coalition on a matrix of oppression.

“Identity politics is the hallmark of Maoism,” said Tang Williams. Critical race theory and the New York Times’ 1619 Project, which argue that America is systemically racist, are all part of this revolution, the New Hampshire congressional candidate said.

“Mao used standard Marxist terms like oppressor versus oppressed,” she said. “He actually divided all Chinese citizens – because we are [of the] same breed and have [the] same skin color – in Five Black Classes against Five Red Classes.”

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Mao's Little Red Book and Red Guards 1966/67 in Tien An Men, China.

Mao’s Little Red Book and Red Guards 1966/67 in Tien An Men, China.
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The five black categories of oppressors included right-handers, wealthy farmers, landowners, counter-revolutionaries, and bad influencers. On the other side were the red categories which were the poor, the workers, the Revolutionary Guards and the active members of the Chinese Communist Party.

Children were one of the most effective tools used by Mao to fuel his revolution. They were indoctrinated to such an extent that they betrayed their parents to the communist state in order to advance in class, she said.

Members of the Red Guards, holding the Little Red Book, cheering for Mao Zedong at a meeting to celebrate the Cultural Revolution in 1966

Members of the Red Guards, holding the Little Red Book, cheering for Mao Zedong at a meeting to celebrate the Cultural Revolution in 1966
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“The tragedy is where young people have been brainwashed to say, I want to be class red, I’m going to turn on my family and hand them over to red guards, authorities, change their last name and draw the line between me and my Parents.”

His family witnessed the torture of people by the Red Guards, a paramilitary social movement led by students and orchestrated by Mao.

“My grandparents were [Black Class because they were] owners, and some of them even see our families tortured to death in the street by the Red Guards. So there are so many sad stories of it all. And [it was] because they were indoctrinated. [The children] strongly believe[d] they were doing the right thing. They were just teenagers, you know?

The fact that parents are kept in the dark and prevented from influencing their children’s learning is a power struggle she remembers from China.

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“[The left] want to destroy nuclear families,” said Tang Williams. “That’s why they want to keep their children close to [the government] and make them believe that “my parents don’t understand me”. [Then they] keeping children away from their parents, so they can… rely on the state… Typical communist tactic.

Red china keeps the first year inside the school red tie for "red" Communist.

Red China keeps the first year inside the school a red tie for “red” communists.
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The first crack in the indoctrination Tang Williams vehemently believed in was forged when Mao died at age 82 after multiple heart attacks. All his life he had been told that Chairman Mao was a god. “How could a god die? she asked.

It took 20 years during his trip to America to get rid of all the communist propaganda.

Her family members living in China are still lost in the indoctrination, she said, and continue to ask her to observe a minute of silence on Mao’s birthday on December 26.

Lily Tang Williams was raised in Sichuan Province, western China, during Chairman Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution.

Lily Tang Williams was raised in Sichuan Province, western China, during Chairman Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution.
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“They have no idea how many people he starved to death because of his politics. He’s a sociopath, a serial killer. But people don’t know. They still miss him,” he said. she declared. “I call it a people enslaved with their consent because they don’t have access to the truth and [have a] lack of choice. And so it’s about controlling the media and the propaganda.”

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  Seventy former Beijing party members arrive to commemorate the 121st anniversary of Chairman Mao's birthday in December 2014, in Shaoshan, China's Hunan province.

Seventy former Beijing party members arrive to commemorate the 121st anniversary of Chairman Mao’s birthday in December 2014, in Shaoshan, China’s Hunan province.
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Mao’s Great Leap Forward, an economic policy, resulted in the deaths of 45 million people. Adhering to communist ideals, the state took control of production. Private agricultural land was confiscated and food distribution was placed under the responsibility of the government. As a result, the Chinese people died of 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 greatest mass murder of all time. He posited that the reason atrocity is not talked about in academia is the tendency of elites to “minimize the crimes committed by communist regimes”.

Somin adds that Western intellectuals are “reluctant to fully accept how great evil it was” because they “fear – perhaps – that other left-wing causes will be tainted by the association.”

Tang Williams said one of the things she hopes to do in the House if she wins is debate Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on socialism.

“When millennials talk about concepts like democratic socialism, we’re not talking about this kind of ‘Red Scare’ boogeyman,” AOC said in an interview. “We are talking about countries and systems that already exist and have already proven themselves in the modern world.”

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“I’m so ready to debate her from the floor of the US Congress…How many people…are [the progressives] ready to see starving, murdered and killed for having [an accurate] conclusion [about socialism]?” she says.

Likewise, the K-12 education system fails to teach American school children all the facts about what happened under Communist dictatorships at the risk of a “repeat of the human tragedy that has occurred throughout the 100 years of communism,” the congressional candidate said.

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“I hope parents start exercising their parental rights and control in America. Our children belong to the parents. They don’t belong to the government. So parents absolutely have the decision[s]…about what they are taught in school and what age-appropriate curriculum they should be allowed.

Free speech, the Second Amendment and parental rights — “everything is under attack,” she said. “It’s upside down. Well, it’s part of the Cultural Revolution. Redefine social norms, change your birth, control narratives, and purge their political enemies. [These are] very similar tactics I’ve seen in China before.”

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