Survivor of Mao’s political purge getting ‘PTSD’ watching history repeat on college campuses

A survivor of Mao’s Cultural Revolution says she is experiencing post-traumatic stress witnessing history repeat itself on college campuses as “Marxist hordes” have taken over in anti-American and anti-Israel demonstrations. 

In an interview with Fox News Digital, Lily Tang Williams, who’s at the moment operating as a Republican candidate for Congress in New Hampshire’s 2nd district, mentioned she fears the nation she left is coming again to hang-out her once more within the United States.  

“I sometimes I get nervous, and I feel like I’m having a little bit of PTSD and like I can’t sleep well whenever I see the way they’re chanting, using drums and us[ing] slogans, [are] humiliating people and have a huge amount of young people…chanting ‘Death to America,’ not just ‘Death to Israel.’ I just feel like, oh my goodness the… Red Guards are in action again,” she mentioned. 

The Red Guard was an enormous student-led, paramilitary social motion in China that was mobilized by Chairman Mao Zedong in 1966. 

Young individuals had been one of the best instruments Mao exploited to gasoline his revolution, Tang Williams mentioned. Most of the younger individuals protesting on college campuses right now are “naive” and subsequently ripe for manipulation by unhealthy religion actors, she added. 

Lily Tang Williams survived Mao's Cultural Revolution, a violent political purge in China.
Lily Tang Williams survived Mao’s Cultural Revolution, a violent political purge in China. instagram/lilytangwilliams

“I think that a lot of students who were protesting on college campuses [are]… confused… Because that’s what Mao said, the young people’s mind is a blank piece of paper, and you can draw the most beautiful pictures,” she mentioned, including that she thinks they’re “naive and easily manipulated… [for] revolution.” 

Tang Williams was born in China’s western Sichuan province on the cusp of Mao’s lethal terror marketing campaign – the Cultural Revolution. She skilled extraordinarily poor dwelling circumstances, meals rationing, social chaos and communist indoctrination. 

She got here to America in 1988 to review at a graduate college, nevertheless it took 20 years over the course of her journey in America to rid herself of all of the communist propaganda.

Souvenirs featuring portraits of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong and China's President Xi Jinping
Souvenirs that includes portraits of China’s late Chairman Mao Zedong and China’s President Xi Jinping. REUTERS

The Chinese Cultural Revolution was a political purge and persecution of thousands and thousands of suspected anti-revolutionaries orchestrated by Mao, who was the chairman of the People’s Republic of China from 1949 to 1976. The violent motion 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 primarily based on class and what she believes is a neo-Marxist Cultural Revolution that’s primarily based on identification teams molded collectively right into a coalition on an oppression matrix, with Palestinians thought-about an oppressed group. 

“It’s traditional Marxism. It’s oppressor versus oppressed. Doesn’t matter how many subcategories you put under each category,” she mentioned. “And it’s this movement’s agenda. It’s well-funded. And students on college campuses are leading the way.”

Student protesters continue to camp out at Columbia University.
Student protesters proceed to camp out at Columbia University. Melissa Bender/NurPhoto/Shutterstock

“They’re using this international conflict, chanting… ‘from the river to the sea’ before Israel even had the chance to launch the defense and go after Hamas. So [the protesters] are the ones who first called for the… genocide of Israel when they were [protesting right after Oct. 7],” Tang Williams added. 

Mao’s Great Leap Forward, an financial coverage, led to the deaths of as much as 45 million individuals. Adhering to communist beliefs, the state seized management of manufacturing. Private farmland was confiscated and meals distribution was positioned below the purview of the federal government. As a outcome, the Chinese individuals died from hunger, pressured labor, suicide and torture.

The Five Black Categories of oppressors included right-wingers, wealthy farmers, landlords, counter-revolutionaries and unhealthy influencers. On the opposite facet had been the Red Categories, the poor, working-class, Revolutionary guards and lively members of the Chinese Communist Party. 

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