Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible.   Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong (26 December 1893 – 9 September 1976), also known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary who was the founder of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), which he led as the chairman of the Chinese Communist Party from the establishment of the PRC in 1949 until his death in 1976. Ideologically a Marxist–Leninist, his theories, military strategies, and political policies are collectively known as Maoism.

Mao himself claimed that a total of 700,000 people were killed in attacks on “counter-revolutionaries” during the years 1950–1952.[182] Because there was a policy to select “at least one landlord, and usually several, in virtually every village for public execution”,[183] the number of deaths range between 2 million[183][184][179] and 5 million.[185][186] In addition, at least 1.5 million people,[187] perhaps as many as 4 to 6 million,[188] were sent to “reform through labour” camps where many perished.[188] Mao played a personal role in organising the mass repressions and established a system of execution quotas,[189] which were often exceeded.[179] He defended these killings as necessary for the securing of power.

All because he was a murdering, power hungry asshole does not mean this quote is wrong. AAF



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