Hoover: “In your book, you describe the directive of Mao Zedung during the Great Cultural Revolution…that would be distributed publicly every night. And then you write — this is your quote — ‘these messages served a function similar to Donald Trump’s late-night tweets while in office. They were a director communication of a leader’s thoughts to his devoted followers, enhancing the sanctity of his authority.’ So do you see Donald Trump as an authoritarian?
Ai Weiwei: “Certainly [in] the United States, with today’s condition, you [could] easily have an authoritarian. In many ways, you are already in the authoritarian state. You just don’t know it.”
Hoover: “How so?”
Ai Weiwei: “Many things [are] happening today in the U.S. can be compared to to the Cultural Revolution in China.”
Hoover: “Like what?”
Ai Weiwei: “Like people trying to be unified in a certain political correctness. That is very dangerous.”
In other words, wokester terrorism is just as bad as any other oppresive mindfuck movement…that it’s the same thing that created the French Terror in 1793 and ’94.
"Certainly the United States, with today's condition, you can easily have an authoritarian," says artist and activist Ai Weiwei — @aiww — who challenged China and became a political prisoner.
"In many ways, you are already in the authoritarian state. You just don't know it." pic.twitter.com/TODgkHaolp
— Firing Line with Margaret Hoover (@FiringLineShow) November 12, 2021