While we were reading the primary source by Mao Zedong today in class, there was one paragraph that I didn’t completely agree with. Mao talked about the peasants leading a full-blown revolution and how there was speculation about wether the peasants were taking it too far. Mao’s personal opinion was that the peasants were doing the right thing and completely destroying all the landlords and giving them no say in the matter is certainly not taking it too far. I disagree and think that the peasants’ plan of “striking the landlord down to the dust and keeping him there…” is taking it too far and it not righting a wrong. I understand that the peasants have been feeling subordinate and enslaved by the landlords for thousands of years and have built up enough anger to start a very violent revolution, but I don’t think their violent actions and methods of terror is the proper way to gain freedom. I don’t think they should fully commit to a non-violence revolution, like Gandhi wants, but I think terrorizing the countryside and killing all the landlords is too much and is making more wrong than right.