On last Thursday’s Savage Nation, Michael Savage was discussing Robert Reich’s comments about his preference that the economic stimulus package not be used for white construction workers. Savage railed against this social engineering and compared it to Maoist economic principles.
Savage said that in the 1970’s Chairman Mao got rid of skilled surgeons and replaced them with women who used to fold laundry in hotels. I was a little skeptical of these comments. I tried to research this and could not find any evidence.
Well lo and behold while reading an article in the NY Times magazine on Chinese author Yu Hua, I found this:
Yu never went to college. “My entire education was encompassed by the Cultural Revolution,” he said. “I went to school in 1966 and came out in 1976, so I never received a proper education.” Then, like many “barefoot doctors” in China in the late 1970s, Yu underwent only some very basic training before he became a dentist.