Xi Van Fleet: What Is Going on in Our Schools Is a Replay of the Cultural Revolution that Happened in China

‘I want people to see the similarities and the similarities are terrifying’

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HANNITY: “You were six years old when the cultural revolution began in China, and you have spoken eloquently about what it was like in school and posters hung in hallways and teachers and students would attack each other for being ideologically impure. Can you explain what you experienced and the similarities you see?”

VAN FLEET: “Okay, I just want to let the American people know that what is going on in our schools and in our country is really a replay of the cultural revolution in China. And I want people to see the similarities and there’s similarities, and similarities are terrifying. They use the same ideology and same methodology, even the same vocabulary, and reach the same goal. The ideology is cultural Marxism. We were divided into groups as oppressor and oppressed, and here we use race and there they use class. And the people here who have a different view were labeled racist, but in the cultural revolution, the label is ‘counterrevolutionary.’ So it is a hat that fits all. And once the hat is on your head, your life is ruined. And they take methodologies, also very similar. It’s cancel culture. We basically canceled the whole Chinese civilization pre-communism and we changed our school names, street names, store names, we changed even our personal names. My name is Xi and I was named after the city I was born, Xi-An. ‘Xi’ means ‘west’ and also refers to the imperialism. So I wanted so bad to change my name because I wanted to be more communist. I’m glad my parents convinced me not to. And the vocabulary is even the same. Wokeness — and to be specific, we used class wokeness. In Chinese it is (speaking Chinese). Your level of wokeness determines your chance to get a promotion or to get benefit. And who decides your level of wokeness? It’s the party leaders.”

HANNITY: “Yeah, and you speak from real experience. I mean, you were 6 years old, but you lived 20 years under this oppression.”

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