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I survived Mao. Hillary Clinton’s call for ‘deprogramming’ of Trump supporters is no joke, it’s alarming

In a recent CNN interview, former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called for “formal deprogramming” of what she terms as the “MAGA cult.” Formal? Did she mean government-sponsored deprogramming?

This is not the first time the left is calling for deprogramming of the right.

In 2021, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., proposed using taxpayer funds to deprogram white supremacists, a code name for conservatives and MAGA Republicans.

Fast forward to 1966, the beginning of Mao’s Cultural Revolution. There were hardly any rightists left by that time. Seventeen years (1949-1966) of indoctrination by government schools and universities had created the “correctly programmed” new leftist generations. They were Mao’s Red Guards who carried out the Chinese Cultural Revolution that destroyed China, and in the process, themselves.

The Cultural Revolution in America is, after all, a war over the minds of the American people. The question is, what program will win: traditional American values enshrined in our Constitution and Declaration of Independence or progressive values rooted in cultural Marxism and communism.

Xi Van Fleet describes herself as “Chinese by birth; American by choice, survivor of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, defender of liberty.” She was born in China, lived through the Cultural Revolution, and was sent to work in the countryside at the age of 16. After Mao’s death she was able to go to college to study English and has lived in the United States since 1986. In 2021, she delivered a school board speech in Loudoun County, Virginia against Critical Race Theory that went viral and ignited national conservative media attention. She now devotes her time and energies full time to warning about the parallels between Mao’s Cultural Revolution in China and what’s unfolding in America today. She is the author of the forthcoming book “Mao’s America: A Survivor’s Warning” (Center Street, October 31).


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