Overthrow the Shah. Death to the West, Message in a bottle… Satan in the White House. Supporting Cuba. Opposing capitalism, Public hangings… War with Iraq.
The Soviet Union was destroyed by Mikhail Gorbachev during the middle to late 1980’s. He was in many ways the culmination of the corrosive Trotskyite
As an indication of the bourgeois excess on display at the time, (and probably a light-hearted allusion to Mohammed Ayub Khan’s undemocratic means of seizing power in Pakistan), the marching band finished its display by aiming its rifles and firing blanks at the press corps – a pre-arranged stunt that saw the press corps raise a ‘White Flag’ in surrender.
Translator’s Note: This is an English translation of the original Chinese language text entitled ‘别了，骆氏家辉!’. I have retained the original text for the interest of