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Chinese Dissident Warns: 'Wokeness' Has Turned America into an Authoritarian State

Ai Weiwei warns of removal of free speech

 on 15th November 2021 @ 1.00pm
weiwei said the wave of political correctness has more similarities with mao zedong   s cultural revolution than trump © press
Weiwei said the wave of political correctness has more similarities with Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution than Trump

Famed artist and Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei has warned Americans that they are now under the control of an oppressive authoritarian state which uses "woke" political correctness as a tool to stifle free speech.

Weiwei said the wave of political correctness has more similarities with Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution than Donald Trump.

PBS reporter Margaret Hoover asked Weiwei to comment on an excerpt from his book where he compared Trump’s “late-night tweets” with Mao Zedong’s communication strategies

“They served a function similar to Donald Trump’s late-night tweets while in office," wrote Weiwei.

"They were the direct communication of a leader’s thoughts to his devoted followers, enhancing the sanctity of his authority."

but weiwei had a surprising rpeosne when asked if this passage sought to portray trump as an authoritarian © press
But Weiwei had a surprising rpeosne when asked if this passage sought to portray Trump as an authoritarian

But Weiwei had a surprising response when asked if this passage sought to portray Trump as an authoritarian.

“If you are authoritarian, you have to have a system supporting you,” Weiwei said.

“You cannot just be an authoritarian by yourself."

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"But certainly, in the United States, with today’s condition, you can easily have an authoritarian," he added.

"In many ways, you’re already in an authoritarian state. You just don’t know it.”

 they served a function similar to donald trump   s late night tweets while in office   wrote weiwei © press
'They served a function similar to Donald Trump’s late-night tweets while in office,' wrote Weiwei

“How so?” asked Hoover.

Weiwei highlighted “political correctness" when comparing what is going on in the United Stated to Mao’s Cultural Revolution.

“Like people trying to be unified in a certain political correctness. That is very dangerous. You want to go deeper?” he said.

Weiwei warned dangerous political correctness comes from his believing they're “purified by certain ideas.”

“You just think you’re purified by certain ideas that you agree with it. That is posing dangers to society, to an extreme divided society,” he said.

“Why do you think that’s happened here?” Hoover asked.

“I think, for a long time, the West’s material. We have much more than we needed,” he said.

“And we are not caring about global situation."

"But, eventually, all the policies and the politics we play has to be examined under the global situation, such as China become a very powerful state.

"And how the West should deal with it.”

Weiwei warned the West needed to gain strength to take on China.

“In China, we have a wisdom — to deal with anything, you have to be strong yourself."

"I don’t think West is strong themself enough to deal with China,” he said.

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