Lin Biao -- On the Course the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution - Page 2
At the call of Chairman Mao, the proletariat first launched a revolution in the fields of Peking Opera, the ballet and symphonic music, fields that had been regarded as sacred and inviolable by the landlord and capitalist class. It was a fight at close quarters. Despite every possible kind of resistance and sabotage by Liu Shao-chi and his gang, the proletariat finally scored important successes after arduous struggles. A number of splendid model revolutionary theatrical works appeared and the heroic figures of workers, peasants and soldiers finally took the centre of the stage. After that, Chairman Mao initiated the criticism of Hai Jui Dismissed from Office and other poisonous weeds, focusing the attack right on the den of the revolutionary clique -- the impenetrable and watertight "independent kingdom" under Liu Shao-chi's control, the old Peking Municipal Party Committee.
of May 16, 1956 worked out under Chairman Mao's personal guidance laid down
the theory, line, principles and policies for the Great Proletarian Cultural
Revolution and constituted the great programme for the whole movement. The
thoroughly criticized the "February Outline" turned out by Liu Shao-chi's
bourgeois headquarters for the purpose of suppressing this great revolution. It
called upon the whole Party and the people of the whole country to direct the
spearhead of struggle against the representatives of the bourgeoisie who had
sneaked into the Party and to pay special attention to unmasking "persons like
Khrushchev . . . who are still nestling beside us," This was a great call
mobilizing the people of the whole country to unfold a great political
revolution. The cultural revolution Group Under the Central Committee, which
was set up by decision of the
has firmly carried out Chairman Mao's proletarian revolutionary line.