Some Quotes from Mao's Little Red Book
Chapter 15 --- Democracy in the Three Main Fields
A proper measure of democracy should be put into effect in the army, chiefly by
abolishing the feudal practice of bullying and beating and by having officers
and men share weal and woe. Once this is done, unity will be achieved between
officers and men, the combat effectiveness of the army will be greatly
increased, and there will be no doubt of our ability to sustain the long, cruel
Both in the army and in the local organizations, inner-Party democracy is meant to strengthen discipline and increase combat effectiveness, not to weaken them.