One important aspect of Maoism (Third Worldism) is bringing up the conditions of the international proletariat on a global scale. It is easy for those in the privileged Western world, even on the self-described Left, to narrow their vision to its own national borders, to be concerned with “our” so-called workers.
It is the nature of capitalism to turn everything into a commodity, even symbols of resistance. The Guy Fawkes mask, marketed from the movie V For Vendetta, has become a popular item in many Western protest movements. This meme above was likely not created by someone who identifies with Maoism (Third Worldism) but it correctly conveys an internationalist perspective. These masks, along with almost every manufactured consumer item, was produced by a worker in the Global South in superexploitative conditions. The particulars of these masks is that they are used in nominally left protests in the countries of the Global North. As the wealth of the core countries of the Global North is based upon imperialist exploitation of the periphery countries of the Global South, these protests convey First World chauvinism. It is the duty of revolutionary internationalists to oppose this First Worldism and build for anti-imperialism and national liberation, in a sense bring true internationalism.