|China commemorates the anniversary of Mao's birth 120 years ago|
But not all Mao did was good.
|Mao's legacy has left many issues that have yet to be dealt with|
As a result many particularly in the older generations are scratching their heads and wondering why this retro return to this dark chapter in China's history, a period that hasn't been officially redressed and dealt with on a political, social, economic and psychological scale.
The Cultural Revolution resulted in the complete upheaval of the family and societal system which has led to mainlanders today not having many moral values, greedily taking all they can, or disregarding human life for personal gain.
For those of the Post-80s generation, the Cultural Revolution doesn't mean much if anything at all, so for them Xi's latest campaign is yet another in a line of previous leaders keen to leave some kind of legacy... but why this one?
And so Chinese state media publishes headlines such as "Mao Zedong was the great founder, explorer and pioneer of socialism with Chinese characteristics", in which the Great Helmsman used Marxism to build socialism in China.
|Xi Jinping upholds Mao as a way to justify the Party's power|
With the government's even stronger grip on the media, this further delays the Chinese people's ability to come to terms with who the man really was and what his true contributions to the country were, which will result in more moral and societal problems to come.