"China" | Huey P. Newton's Account of his Visit to China During the GPCR (Audiotext)



This account was one of the chapters of Huey P. Newton’s autobiography, Revolutionary Suicide. When I first became a leftist, this chapter really moved me, and …




13 thoughts on “"China" | Huey P. Newton's Account of his Visit to China During the GPCR (Audiotext)

  • April 30, 2020 at 3:27 am
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    talking about Police and Army not opposition to the people…

    The army in 1989: We just massacre people

  • April 30, 2020 at 3:27 am
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    Oh goodness I forgot to mention the Yom Kippur War where president Anwar Sadat who had Nubian and Sudanese ancestry launched a massive attack on Israel using the army, air force and navy of Egypt. I think president Nasser offered both Kwame Nkrumah and Malcolm X asylum in Egypt.

  • April 30, 2020 at 3:27 am
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    China certainly has its flaws and issues however from the point of view of someone like Huey P. Newton who had witnessed European aggression against non Europeans China to him was like a breath of fresh air. Huey saw the Chinese as irrefutable proof that Europeans could be strongly challenged and resisted by non European people. I think a huge example of this took place during the Korean war where vast numbers of Chinese troops attacked and forced the war to turn into a stalemate. Another example which involves Indians is the annexation of Goa in 1961 in where 45,000 Indian troops supported by 1 light aircraft carrier, 2 cruisers, 1 destroyer, 8 frigates, 4 minesweepers, 20 bomber aircraft, and 22 fighter aircraft engaged invaded and successfully annexed the Portuguese territories of Goa, Daman and Diu. The Portuguese defending forces were too weak to resist the invasion and and never recovered the lost territories.

  • April 30, 2020 at 3:27 am
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    Fox Butterfield has described a different picture of China in the 1970s as it appeared to outside world in the book "Alive in the Bitter Sea". China has never achieved the goal of a classless society, not even close. Chairman Mao unfortunately turned the party democracy into a dictator-like one-person stage. The trust he put on Lin, Biao and later the "Gang of Four" reflected his inability to make sound judgement. The Cultural Revolution has been depicted by the PRC as a huge political mistake committed by Chairman Mao in his late years. I personally agree with that conclusion. The privileged power/right class has dominated the society from central government to village-level committee. This is a well known secret. The oppressed became the oppressor. Even though, I'm grateful that Deng, Xiaoping decided to switch the focus of the party from class struggle to economic development in the late 1970s. China is not a classless country, but it's much better than where it was by the end of 1976. BTW, for those of you who miss or embrace Cultural Revolution, remember the popular saying in China today "It's not that the elders are getting evil, but that those evil elders are getting old." Communism may be a noble dream, but it will never come if ordinary people are forced to sacrifice themselves to serve the leaders. Communism should be a place/civilization that everyone is willing to sacrifice his/her own interest to serve others. I don't see that coming in the near or far future of the human society.

  • April 30, 2020 at 3:27 am
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    I don’t know if you take request but is it possible for you to make a video on strasserism from a MLM perspective? If you don’t want to I understand.

  • April 30, 2020 at 3:27 am
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    i am a Chinese, why is there no mention of the great Cultural Revolution which calls for the need for the eradication of cultural thoughts and heritage which is contradictory to the CCP interest?

  • April 30, 2020 at 3:28 am
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    One thing that I feel like I HAVE to say in case there are any people newer to Marxism watching this video is the following:

    Huey P. Newton was wrong about one thing in this text unfortunately, and that was his view that China was a classless society. Huey P. Newton seems to have thought that Chinese society had achieved communism and that class struggle was over in China. This was not the case. In fact, Huey P. Newton visited China during a period in which class struggle was most intense in the country! Socialism is the period of transition between capitalism and communism, and is characterized by class struggle under the dictatorship of the proletariat. Communism, which is a moneyless, stateless, classless society, is the result of the complete victory of that class struggle and is the end goal of socialism. Its important to know the difference.

    Just wanted to clear that up!

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