levels must study and apply Chairman Mao's works all the more conscientiously and in a creative way. In particular, they must study over and over again Chairman Mao's writings on the Cultural Revolution and on the Party's methods of leadership, such as On New Democracy, Talks at the Yan'an Forum on Literature and Art, On the Correct Handling of Contradictions among the People, Speech at the Chinese Communist Party's National Conference on Propaganda Work, Some Questions Concerning Methods of Leadership, and Methods of Work of Party Committees.
Party committees at all levels must abide by the directions given by Chairman Mao over the years, namely that they should thoroughly apply the mass line of "from the masses and to the masses" and that they should be pupils before they become teachers. They should try to avoid being one sided or narrow. They should foster materialist dialectics and oppose metaphysics and scholasticism.
The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution is bound to achieve brilliant victory under the leadership of the Central Committee of the Party headed by Comrade Mao Zedong.
Red Flag Commentator
Source: Peking Review, No. 39, 1966, pp. 15-16. This commentary first appeared in Red Flag, No. 12, on 17 September 1966.
The revolutionary people throughout China are now vying with each other in praising the Red Guards.
The revolutionary initiative of the Red Guards has shaken the whole world.
The Red Guards are something new that has emerged in the tempest of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution; they were born and are growing up in the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.
The Red Guards have been nurtured in their growth by Mao