As the imperialist-capitalist system continues to crud, it maintains its parasitic colonialism around the world with blood, tears and pus oozing through all its pores. The economic-political crisis and the wars at the regional level are exacerbating the conflicts between the imperialists and further exacerbating the fight for greater division. The direct consequence of this situation are unjust wars, increased poverty, millions of so-called refugees, the growth of reactionary and fascist organisations and the spread of government violence. While on one side of the picture we are facing is this brutal order of exploitation and its consequences, on the other are the masses of people, the revolutionaries and the communists, who are fighting against all this reaction and barbarism and who are resisting all forms of aggression.
That is why the counterrevolutionary wave we are facing does not intimidate us. We know that when the masses carry a revolutionary political conscience and act in accordance with this conscience, the imperialists and their lackeys will be seen to be nothing more than 'paper tigers'. Time and again the history of the class struggle has shown that when the masses rise up with revolutionary conscience, there is no force that can resist it. In the historical context in which we find ourselves, this is precisely why ideological clarity and practical audacity are more necessary than ever. The masses need political organisations and practical guidance, endowed with this clarity.
On the 48th anniversary of the assassination of Comrade İbrahim KAYPAKKAYA, we see once again how important it is to understand, capture and be inspired by the orientation of communist leaders, who have made historic progress in their lives. Comrades like İbrahim KAYPAKKAYA and other similar communists reflect not only the values of a country, but also values shared by the international proletariat and are part of our common history. Precisely for this reason, their teachings, their ideological positions and their political-practical audacity are considered part of the collective memory of the Communists. In our persistent struggles, they continue their historical role as guides.
The history of the class struggle can only be made with bold political and practical steps. Achieving a resistance or a contradiction and an alternative to the obvious, to the accepted, against the prevailing, the conventional, the taught thoughts and prejudices, the dogmas and the status quo is only possible, when we tear apart the "clothing" that the system of exploitation and plunder has "put" us in such a way that there is not the slightest shred of cloth left over us. If we carry the slightest piece of the system, it is difficult and, in the end, impossible to make a radical break with the system. It would mean that, in one way or another, we would join the existing system on an ideological or practical level. The fact that capitulation to the bourgeoisie - despite the high prices paid, in the various regions of the world, from the past to the present - continues to take place is proof of this. As an antidote to such ideological positions, comrade İbrahim KAYPAKKAYA existed as an embodiment of total rejection of the given system. Their teaching and guidance have not ceased.
In all parts of the world there have been many revolutionaries and communists, each of whom has contributed significantly to the struggle for revolution and communism. Some of the various revolutionaries and communists who dedicated their lives to the struggle for revolution and for socialism, and who laid the bricks of the world revolution with their work, blood and soul, have assumed a special position with their historical ruptures, their political audacity and their ideological clarity. "Breaking the ice and opening the way," they have assumed the role of north star. These personalities, who emerged at the most critical moments in the history of the class struggle, built the future in the moments they lived through. And despite all the contrary efforts of his class enemies, his thoughts became and remain guiding, also as they are raised by the next generations. Comrade İbrahim KAYPAKKAYA, in his short life in the history of class struggle, was the bearer of such a mission.
Like all other revolutionary and communist leaders, Comrade İbrahim KAYPAKKAYA is a direct product of the class struggle. Through participation in all areas in which the class struggle of the country in which he lived deepened, he made the dialectical epistemology of "practice-theory-practice" the fundamental basis for the emergence of the ideological-political-organizational framework of the TKP/ML. At the same time, he thoroughly investigated international class struggles and ideological conflicts and built his thinking step by step based on all these issues. He became the representative of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism in Turkey.
İbrahim KAYPAKKAYA is the resurgence of the persistent class struggle in Turkey based on Marxist principles. First and foremost, he is the ideological rupture and a rebirth. Because it differed intellectually and practically from all the petty-bourgeois, opportunistic, revisionist and parliamentary attitudes, which until then trafficked on behalf of the proletariat and the oppressed workers and claimed to act on their behalf. In this sense, he made breaks of principle. It is a rebirth, because not only did it distinguish itself from its predecessors and those that existed then, but it simultaneously built the path of true liberation from the proletariat and oppressed workers. In Turkey, it was he who drew the Red Flag, which was to fly in the calloused, destructive and building hands of the most revolutionary class, the proletariat, and hoisted in the bastions of the bourgeoisie.
İbrahim KAYPAKKAYA was a great scholar of the socio-political revolution in Turkey and of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, the newest stage, which was reached in the historical progress of Marxism-Leninism through Comrade Mao. He achieved this through the theoretical, political and organizational line proposed by him. He took a historic step by pointing out the need for a leading and leading force in Turkey. He connected the inevitable flow of history and the dialectic of this flow with the point to which Comrade Mao has taken Marxism and concretized the path of revolution as The People's War. With the guidance of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution he formed the Party. Comrade KAYPAKKAYA developed a ruthless struggle against those understandings that took the theoretical products and accumulations of theoretical socialism in the form of a set of dogmatic or absolute formulations. While standing true to the roots of theoretical socialism, he developed enormous connections with these roots, connected the past with the present, and represents the litmus sign for the conquest of the future.
It is therefore - as it was yesterday, also today - a torch of the international proletariat, which is marching forward on the path of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism. We have the honour of being the successors of this red torch of communism and the ideological clarity of Comrade İbrahim KAYPAKKAYA, his political and practical courage continue to guide us also on the 48th anniversary of his assassination.
- Communist chief İbrahim KAYPAKKAYA is immortal!
- Long live proletarian internationalism!
- Glory to the victory of the people's war!
- Glory to Marxism-Leninism-Maoism!
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