tyianchang wrote:Mao, he was compassionate, always against killing, and wanted democracy
After he sent so many to their deaths, yeah he must have been real compassionate.
it's impossible to be a dictator in modern China.
The whole system is dicatatorial, you must be living in on different planet.
Mao worked with his group of veterans who sacrificed their own lives and families to put China on its feet.
Did you read about the issue with steel and grain? The steel was useless so money was lost in it's production. Stored grain doesn't accrue interest it runs the risk of spoliage by rodents. These are only two issues, today there are no end of human rights issues, lax safety standards, numerous accidents in mines along with corrupt officials not to mention the country remains 80% peasantry, hardly on its feet is it?
Like everything else, there were good and bad in the party but Mao gets the blame i.e. unless one researched for the truth.
Then why don't you instead of simply retorting at everything you simply don't like to read?
Mao was and is loved by many Chinese .
More than anything else, the Eurovision song contest and its tactical voting, should make us rethink the outdated concept of democarcy from the ancient Greeks. Free speeech, yes but volatile changes of governments and constitutions forced on by sheer numers? What's demoracy without nationhood, trust, security and justice ?