A Communist should have largeness of mind and he should be staunch and active, looking upon the interests of the revolution as his very life and subordinating his personal interests to those of the revolution; always and everywhere he should adhere to principle and wage a tireless struggle against all incorrect ideas and actions, so as to consolidate the collective life of the Party and strengthen the ties between the Party and the masses; he should be more concerned about the Party and the masses than about any private person, and more concerned about others than about himself. Only thus can he be considered a Communist.
“Big-character posters” (Dazibao) were handwritten posters that went up on the walls of schools, factories, and neighborhoods all over China during the Cultural Revolution. They were an incredible expression of public criticism of policies and leaders. Accessible to everyone, they gave an immediate platform for mass debate on a grand scale.