-LITTLE RED BOOK-
The Eight Points for Attention are as follows:
- Speak politely.
- Pay fairly for what you buy.
- Return everything you borrow.
- Pay for anything you damage.
- Do not hit or swear at people.
- Do not damage crops.
- Do not take liberties with women.
- Do not ill-treat captives.
-Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, from Selected Military Writings, p.343
"Pleasure seeking. In the Red Army, there are also quite a few people whose individualism finds expression in pleasure seeking. They always hope that their unit will march into big cities. They want to go there not to work but to enjoy themselves. The last thing they want is to work in the Red areas where life is hard." from Selected Works Vol.1 p.113
"We must learn to look at problems all-sidedly, seeing the reverse as well as the obverse side of things. In given conditions, a bad thing can lead to good results and a good thing to bad results." from On the Correct Handling of Contradictions Among the People p.66-67
"We should support whatever the enemy opposes and oppose whatever the enemy supports." from Selected Works p.272
"A Communist must never be opinionated or domineering, thinking that he is good in everything while others are good in nothing; he must never shut himself up in his little room, or brag and boast and lord it over others." Speech at the Assembly of Representatives of the Shensi-Kansu-Ningsia Border Region (Nov. 21, 1941).
QUESTION: DO YOU FASTIDIOUSLY STUDY THE LITTLE RED BOOK? DO YOU STILL READ IT AND STUDY IT EVERYDAY? OH YEAH, WHEN? WHEN DO YOU STUDY THE LITTLE RED BOOK? WHEN? NOBODY DOES THAT ANYMORE. NOT SINCE…..
But on a serious note, I would be extremely interested in interviewing you if you do, or if you have, at one point, studied the Little Red Book as part of your lifestyle. No, I am not a communist. Although I have adjusted to life in countries of varying ‘-isms’ and now currently live in a culture where socialism is considered for the most part, to be utterly taboo…my interest in interviewing you is purely to learn more about your thoughts on cultural preservation.
Thank you. And let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org