Listening this morning to about an hour’s portion of “Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62.” Not a great way to start my day!! The inhumanity is unimaginable. 50 to 60 million died under the banner of collectivism.
Some day the archives of Communist China will open up, and then perhaps the full darkness of Mao will blanket human history with its greatest scar. Someday China will own what it did. For some reason the West is little interested in the horror of Stalin and Mao, feeling satiated with Hitler’s crimes.
While I was a kid enjoying the American dream in the late 50s and early 60s, on the other side of the globe was hell, more hell, and the inferno released.
My church asked people to post on their FB page what we are most thankful for today. I was tempted to post “Mao’s dead.” But I don’t think they would understand.