The German monopoly capitalists, in imposing and maintaining their fascist dictatorship, found it desirable to foster an official “Weltanschauung” (world outlook) which only “traitors” would dare to question.
The Chinese capitalist class, in striving to impose their military-fascist dictatorship, have also found it desirable to foster an official “Weltanschauung”. It is known as “the thought of Mao Tse-tung” and is based on such extracts from the writings and speeches of Mao Tse-tung as the capitalist class find useful to their needs at a particular moment.
China...needs unified thinking... That is Mao Tse-tung’s thought. (Lin Piao: “Letter on the Creative Study and Application of Chairman Mao’s Works on the Industrial and Communications Front”, cited in: “Peking Review”, No. 46, 1967; p. 20).
The absolute authority of the great thought of Mao Tse-tung must be thoroughly established throughout the Party, the army, the country and the, world. (Yang Cheng-wu: “Thoroughly Establish the Absolute Authority of the Great Supreme Commander Chairman Mao... etc.” in: “Peking Review”, No 46, 1967; p. 21).
In practice, however, “thoroughly establishing the absolute authority of Mao Tse-tung’s thought” means establishing the absolute authority of whatever instructions are, issued by the Chinese capitalist class through the counter-revolutionary clique headed by Mao Tse-tung.
Every sentence uttered by Mao Tse-tung is truth. ... Therefore we must act according to Chairman Mao’s instructions whether or not we have already fully grasped its significance. We must establish the absolute authority of Mao Tse-tung’s thought. (Lin Chieh: “Down with Slavishness...etc.” in: “Renmin Ribao”, June 16th, 1967; in: “Peking Review”, No 27, 1967; p. 30).