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The Long March

Mao Zedong and his communist comrades evade destruction and pave the way for the eventual success of the revolution.
The Long March

A Brief History of Revolution

Speaking of the Long March, one may ask, “What is its significance?” We answer that the Long March is the first of its kind in the annals of history, that it is a manifesto, a propaganda force, a seeding-machine. Since P’an Ku divided the heavens from the earth and the Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors reigned, has history ever witnessed a long march such as ours? For twelve months we were under daily reconnaissance and bombing from the skies by scores of planes, while on land we were encircled and pursued, obstructed and intercepted by a huge force of several hundred thousand men, and we encountered untold difficulties and dangers on the way; yet by using our two legs we swept across a distance of more than twenty thousand li through the length and breadth of 11 provinces. Let us ask, has history ever known a long march to equal ours? No, never. The Long March is a manifesto. It has proclaimed to the world that the Red Army is an army of heroes, while the imperialists and their running dogs, Chiang Kai-shek and his like, are impotent. It has proclaimed their utter failure to encircle, pursue, obstruct and intercept us. The Long March is also a propaganda force. It has announced to some 200 million people in 11 provinces that the road of the Red Army is their only road to liberation. Without the Long March, how could the broad masses have learned so quickly about the existence of the great truth which the Red Army embodies? The Long March is also a seeding-machine. In the eleven provinces it has sown many seeds which will sprout, leaf, blossom, and bear fruit, and will yield a harvest in the future. In a word, the Long March has ended with victory for us and defeat for the enemy. Who brought the Long March to victory? The Communist Party. Without the Communist Party, a long march of this kind would have been inconceivable. The Chinese Communist Party, its leadership, its cadres and its members fear no difficulties or hardships.

Mao Zedong


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Anonymous

adbusters, keep on doing what you're doing and ignore the recommendations of people who look to Zeitgeist as their source of knowledge.

Anonymous

adbusters, keep on doing what you're doing and ignore the recommendations of people who look to Zeitgeist as their source of knowledge.

Anonymous

Mao? Seriously now? Please tell me parts 6-10 of this "brief history of revolution" cover mass starvation and imprisonment, government censorship of speech, the cult of personality, and all the other joys of Chinese communism, 1943-76.

Anonymous

Mao? Seriously now? Please tell me parts 6-10 of this "brief history of revolution" cover mass starvation and imprisonment, government censorship of speech, the cult of personality, and all the other joys of Chinese communism, 1943-76.

WickUdNoreastaH

Gandhi helped overthrow the British Empire. Mao's policies led to mass starvation and cannibalism. And Adbusters loves them both! I say fuck all of you who engage in Maoist revisionist history. Oh yea, and Adbusters thinks the tea party is a beacon for hope in the world (Revolution issue) HA!

WickUdNoreastaH

Gandhi helped overthrow the British Empire. Mao's policies led to mass starvation and cannibalism. And Adbusters loves them both! I say fuck all of you who engage in Maoist revisionist history. Oh yea, and Adbusters thinks the tea party is a beacon for hope in the world (Revolution issue) HA!

Anonymous

Attention leftists: Mao Zedong and Chinese communism are embarrassments to all leftist though and you lose credibility every time you invoke them.

Anonymous

Attention leftists: Mao Zedong and Chinese communism are embarrassments to all leftist though and you lose credibility every time you invoke them.

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