Personality cult much ? Karl Marx himself would not have ever accepted such sycophantic praise as was heaped upon Mao .
I ‘bear no ill-will’ (as Heine says) and nor for that matter does Engels. Neither of us cares a straw for popularity. Let me cite one proof of this: such was my aversion to the personality cult that at the time of the International, when plagued by numerous moves — originating from various countries — to accord me public honour, I never allowed one of these to enter the domain of publicity, nor did I ever reply to them, save with an occasional snub. When Engels and I first joined the secret communist society, we did so only on condition that anything conducive to a superstitious belief in authority be eliminated from the Rules.https://marxists.architexturez.net/archive/marx/works/1877/letters/77_11_10.htmAnd , from the standpoint of political dynasty , even though I am myself 6th cousin 8 times removed of Marx , on his mother's side , and also for what it's worth related to the Muhlenberg family , via my ancestor Conrad Weiser , neither do I. This song , quoted above , reminded me of these two songs pertaining to both Obama and Trump respectively. If would seem that Caesarism is the one thing in common that bridges the East and West . Only what is meant by " red Caesarism" differs in the United States of America from the red political color of the Chinese Communism. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/oct/01/red-caesar-authoritarianism-republicans-extreme-right , https://www.salon.com/2023/10/09/the-rights-red-caesar-plan-a-new-order-keeps-marching-forward/