As I read about China’s cultural revolution, I wonder, what’s the theory under which this can’t possibly happen here? Unless you assume that the Chinese (and also the Russians, the Ukrainians, the Cambodians, the Venezuelans, etc) are deeply inferior and just exceptionally stupid, why wouldn’t adopting the same ideology here lead to the same results?
This is something that I’ve found completely maddening since the day I first came to this continent. What makes you think you are so much smarter than us? It’s got to take a very condescending, superior person to think you can do something hundreds of millions of people tried before and somehow not arrive at the same horrible result.
And it is always the same result. What China experienced in the 1966 is exactly what the USSR had gone through in 1936 and what Venezuela did in 2016. Different races, ethnicities, climates, eras, centuries but you introduce socialism and the result is identical. Why not learn something from all this?
But no, the exceptional Americans are soldiering right on because they are so much smarter than everybody else.