Mao’s Discussion of the Role of the State in Assisting its People Reshaping and Relearning Themselves


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The beginning:
Mao’s discussion of the role of the state in assisting its people reshaping and relearning themselves is a chilling sort of doublespeak, wherein the people who are not subordinating themselves to him are a threat to society in general. He supposedly wanted to get rid of state power by acting as a sort of midwife to higher political order, one of sublime classlessness. But this still has yet to be achieved, and it is difficult to believe that Mao meant in earnest to ever create a free Chinese nation. 
Mao’s use of rhetoric makes him insincere, referring to all his foreign enemies as imperialists. His position seems to be that everyone who disagrees with him is his enemy, and the enemy of the state. These people he refers to as...
The end:
..... because what he wanted was impossible. Worse, what he said he wanted is impossible to believe, because that would prove that he was insane or an idiot. Perhaps being perceived as either or both made no difference to him, because it would be difficult to imagine him being interested in anything other than power itself. He wanted a state that ran in such a way that first and foremost constantly reaffirmed his new state, and by default himself. In essence, living with this situation in hypothetical reality would be like being God, with His subjects constantly praising Him. But instead there has been misery and suppression throughout China’s history throughout Mao’s reign and after him, and it is unlikely he would have cared about that at all.