Smash the Old World!
Iconoclasm and the desire to make the world anew is at the heart of
revolutionary zeal. The Cultural Revolution was about turning the
old order on its head; it was a revolution on a revolution that had
not been revolutionary enough.
The Four Olds: "Old ideas, old culture, old customs, old
habits." See the People's Daily
editorial praising the Red Guards for
"sweeping away the dust of all the old ideas, culture, customs
and habits of the exploiting classes."
Jiang Qing's Denunciations of Feature Films:
Read more about the Red Guards.
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