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Kill a Chicken to Scare the Monkey – “My Reading Life” – Bob Carr 

May 9th, 2012 · No Comments · Communism, History, Means and Ends, Politics, Quotes, Totalitarianism

Mao said to a party gathering in 1968 about a colleague, Marshal He Long, ‘Now it seems we can no longer protect him’. Chilling. It was the chairman’s perverse way of announcing a political execution. As Mao said on another occasion, you kill a chicken to scare the monkey.

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