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An American in China

Red Marriage in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 8, 2011


This is a photo from the chinadaily.com . The bride and groom are dressed as Red Guards from the 60’s. I can see why these people were dressed as Red Guards as this element was essential in building the China of today.
The red guards were an organization with no legitimacy other than the blessing of mao. Their alleged goal was to root out those who had capitalistic tendencies and expose them for the frauds they were and convert them or stop them from breathing. Mao lent them a hand by allowing them free passage throughout china, at least in the beginning and they swarmed throughout the country killing and torturing those disbelievers.
China does not like to lose face thus they will only teach about history from thousands of years ago but not the recent past so we rely on anecdotal evidence to understand the horrors of the period. Some reports, however state that at least 1million and as many as 10 million people were slaughtered during these ten years.
Happy Red Guard Wedding Chinese People…

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