What we have underway in many of our major cities is nothing less than a (for now) pale carbon copy of the infamous Cultural Revolution, which threw China into turmoil for nearly a decade (roughly 1966-1976) and resulted in the deaths of an untold number of persons, and caused incalculable damage to the economy.
You can read up on the Great Cultural Revolution; I won't go into detail but will note that it was a top-directed assault not only on "capitalist" and "bourgeois" remnants, but, more importantly, it sought to destroy the Confucian basis of Chinese civilization:
Confucius's 2500-year old Analects still provides an accurate account of China's philosophy of governance in which every person has an assigned role; failure to keep to it has dire consequences.In the end, there were dire consequences for those who sought to upend the traditional "assigned role" of each person in China. The abuses proved so extensive that they brought to power some no-nonsense leaders who crushed the Revolution, established relations with the West, and launched China's ongoing mission to dominate the world.
We now see in the USA, and all over the West, attacks on statues of explorers, soldiers, and politicians, all of whom cannot meet the woke standards of today. Nobody is safe; we have protestors demanding the removal of a statue to Gandhi, of one to Churchill, even long-forgotten Franklin Pierce is not safe from the wrath of the "Social Justice" mob. They want to destroy history, and make us into some sort of "perfect man" (to borrow from Castro) who only thinks and breathes the "revolution." As noted before, there is to be no joy, no fun, no happiness, no sports, nothing outside the revolution. Only thoughts of politics and social justice, and a reliance on the guidance from the wise ones. Above all, there can be no unapproved opinions. It is an assault on the West, its civilization, and its achievements; its history is being rewritten to be one of unmitigated repression and racial hatred.
Mao has gotten his revenge.