Is Mao Considered to be on the Left, or on the Right?

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That was indeed me.

--- And?
Seemed like you were contradicting yourself. As if Communism means something different in China than it does elsewhere.
Our exchange on Liberalism ..... didn't involve another culture. It's the same culture here where Liberalism founded the country, as it is today, with obvious growth over time. It's a continuous line.

By contrast in the one in this thread, the poster seems to think he has his own benchmark (that being, quote, "twinkle-toed cocksucker, that's why he was a leftist") derived specifically from the McCarthy/Red Scare daze specific to THIS country, and thinks he can apply said twinkle-toeing cocksucking to a completely different culture, as if it would have the same meaning THERE. Whatever the fuck that meaning was supposed to be.
 

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Why/why not?
You are devious

but it is a matter of determining what right or left means to China and what it means in other countries. After all they are on the opposite side of the word. It is like looking in a mirror.

He played both sides of the coin

The right for them is the educated bureaucracy. The left were the uneducated peasants or farmers The idea was for the right to build the state for the left and that eventually the left would take over. He played both sides but it can be said that he eventually wanted the peasants to take over. Still he used both sides and a lot of people died.

Still as power goes, it all about maintaining it despite your ideas in the beginning. Why would the right give up power? So the intellects and technocrats are considered right. The farmers and peasants are considered left. Even in the teniman square incident the people considered Mao one of them.

Still the problem is can the uneducated lead and does anyone really want to give up power.

Hey ask Trump that question?
 
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He is dead. He was a Communist. Communism = Far Left. My 11 yr old knows this and you don’t?
What policies makes him "far left?"

Can you list them?
Look, dumb fuck. We know you love commie authoritarians who murder millions, but that doesn't me we have to love them too or adopt a government structure anywhere close to their shit, like you want.
 

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Communism has always been thought of as "left", just as fascism has been considered "right". Since today language has been so subverted, who knows what these terms may mean to whom?
 

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Communism has always been thought of as "left", just as fascism has been considered "right". Since today language has been so subverted, who knows what these terms may mean to whom?
And yet here, and in general, we have wankers conflating the communism part with the authoritarian part, as if they're inextricable, e.g. exactly two posts up. This is a fallacious conflation intended to set up a Composition Fallacy and as such, dismissed.
 

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Why/why not?
Clearly a Leftist....

From Wiki...

" The implementation of Maoist thought in China was arguably responsible for as many as 70 million deaths during peacetime,[86][87] with the Cultural Revolution, Anti-Rightist Campaign of 1957–1958[88] and the Great Leap Forward. Some historians have argued that because of Mao's land reforms during the Great Leap Forward which resulted in famines, thirty million perished between 1958 and 1961. By the end of 1961, the birth rate was nearly cut in half because of malnutrition.[89] Active campaigns, including party purges and "reeducation" resulted in imprisonment and/or the execution of those deemed contrary to the implementation of Maoist ideals. The incidents of destruction of cultural heritage, religion and art remain controversial. "

Very similar to what Leftists in America are doing today, to a lesser extent with their COVID lockdowns, censoring of speech, propelling abortions, Climate Change agenda, cancel culture, tearing down statues and monuments, anti-religious freedom orders, etc.
 

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