Anonymous said: My parents grew up in cultural revolution china but they seem to look back on that time with great positivity. They're own personal experiences with Chinese communism seems to fly in the face of many historians and those who suffered under Mao (who my parents adore) Do you think this is because they have been brainwashed (ie. a product of their system) or that they are telling the truth or if they're nostalgic for their youth? I just find it really hard to understand their perspective .
i don’t know your parents or their experiences so i can’t speak for them. it is entirely possible that they did not suffer under the maoist regime. not everyone lived through the same experiences.