Warning From Survivor of Mao's China: 'Communism Is Not Only Here, It's Going Mainstream'
Xi Van Fleet, who lived under the bloody communist rule of Chinese leader Mao Zedong, says the goal of her new book "is to lay out the parallels of the two Cultural Revolutions that I experienced—[the one] 50 years ago and the one I experience with millions of Americans right now, the woke revolution."
"And I've tried to lay out the parallels, to let people see that 'woke' is nothing new. It happened before," says Van Fleet, author of the book "Mao's America: A Survivor's Warning." "What's going on in America is history repeating."
Mao, who wrested control of what became the People's Republic of China in 1949, imposed his violent Cultural Revolution from 1966 until his death in 1976.
"People like me, people [who] lived through the Cultural Revolution, we see through it right away. We know it is the same thing," Van Fleet says.
Van Fleet joins this episode of "The Daily Signal Podcast" to discuss what it was like growing up in communist China under Mao, her No. 1 takeaway for those who read her book, and an excerpt published by The Daily Caller.
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