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Thursday, December 27, 2012


In response to a Statement from Maoist_Revolution;

Normally I don’t just tear down someone’s work without good reason. I don’t agree with everything I read or post here. But challenging questions make us better revolutionaries, not worse ones.

I decided to react to this article because it is signed by so many other groups. -សតិវ អតុ

The statement starts out;
“A year ago, nine parties and organizations communist of several countries proclaimed in a joint statement: The International Unity of Communists requires the Defeat of revisionism and centrism!. Once again they denounced the revisionist betrayal of the revolution in Nepal, they recognized the collapse the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement as leading center, rejecting the revisionist theory of Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and of the Revolutionary Communist Party,USA that they led that movement to bankruptcy. They called the Marxist Leninist Maoists to fight for the international unity of the communists demolishing the false revisionist theories and eclectic positions of centrism, tracing a deep demarcation between Marxism and opportunism across the general line of the international communist movement as a firm basis for unity to build the new International.”

There is an irony now that two main groups that helped form the RIM or now denounced as revisionists and opposed by the very group they helped for.

The Statement;

“Following that correct line today in this new birth anniversary of Chairman Mao Tse-tung, teacher in an irreconcilable struggle against opportunism, we denounce the so called Avakian's new synthesis, adopted in 2008 by the Revolutionary Communist Party, United States (RCP,USA) as a form of revisionism, the main danger in our time for the unity of the International Communist Movement.”

Another irony…there is only one other well known US Maoist group, the Kasama Project. They broke from the RCP for a number of reasons, but I would list the first being not only the Avakian revisionism, but its lack of any reasonable plan to implement it. A plan with no way of being implemented is just not a useful plan.

The Statement;

“It is a dangerous revisionist theory that abandons the Marxist dialectical materialist method, disowns the historical experience of the proletariat in the struggle for socialism and communism and repudiates the Dictatorship of the Proletariat, touchstone to differentiate between Marxism and opportunism.
It is a dangerous revisionist theory because it appears as an overcoming of the alleged errors of Marxism and as his successor, being in reality a break with Marxism Leninism Maoism, a post theory Marxist Leninist Maoist - new form of revisionism with the old and rotten opportunist content.
The "new synthesis" of the RCP,USA has abandoned the scientific method of thinking of revolutionary Marxism to embrace the subjective idealism, ignoring the determinism in the motion of matter, where capitalism in its dying phase imperialist is determined historically to be replaced by socialism throughout the world.”

While the “new synthesis” does seem to stray away from MLM, I still don’t see that as their main problem here. It is obviously a problem to MLM groups in other parts of the world, but the US is already very fractured on the left and it is much harder to draw people together here around a common program. Again, the main problem (or solution if your prefer to look at it that way) with the “new synthesis” in the US is that very few proletariats will end up actually ready it. Few revolutionaries will stray from MLM because they are just not likely to read that new book.

The Statement;

“Not by chance the prachandist revisionism and revisionism avakianist coincide in declaring insufficient to Marxism Leninism Maoism to resolve the problems of the revolution in the 21st Century, and hence they declare groundless the Leninist theory on imperialism, capitalism in decomposition beyond which only follows the world proletarian revolution and socialism. Against Marxism of the era of imperialism, the “new synthesis” of the RCP,USA revives and dusts old revisionist theories related with the ultra-imperialism Kautskyist; takes the bourgeois wordiness of “globalization”; rises submissive against the Yankee imperialism before whose supposed invincibility, the proletariat and peoples of the world can only resist.”

I haven’t said much about Prachandist revisionism because I believe it carries more credibility to actually be in a revolution, than simply planning one from an office somewhere in California, US. While I understand the “revisionist” accusation against Prachandi, I have also taken into consideration how a revolution will sustain itself in such a small country, with so many large enemies. That is more of a question than a statement. Feel free to answer it as seen fit by Nepal revolutionaries or any others.

Here are the groups that signed the statement;
December 26, 2012

Arab Maoists
Centre Marxiste-Léniniste-Maoïste - Belgique
Colectivo Odio de Clase – Estado Español
Grupo Reconstrucción - PERUCRPM – Estado Español
Organización Comunista Bandera Roja – Estado Español
Partido Comunista de Ecuador – Sol Rojo
Partido Comunista (Marxista-Leninista) de Panamá
Partido Comunista de Perú – Comité Base Mantaro Rojo
Unión Obrera Comunista (MLM) – Colombia

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