Proletarians of All Countries, Unite!
LONG LIVE THE XXIII ANNIVERSARY OF CHAIRMAN GONZALO’S MASTERFUL SPEECH!
Today, together with our whole Communist Party of Peru and its Central Committee, we express once more our firm, voluntary, conscious and unconditional salute and subjection to our Great Leadership Chairman Gonzalo and his all-powerful thought. Together with all the communists of the world, the international proletariat and the oppressed peoples, Let us celebrate the XXIII anniversary of Chairman Gonzalo’s Masterful Speech that shines victoriously and powerfully before the world as a combat weapon!
The current situation in the world confirms in a clear and undeniable way what our Great Leadership stated in the above quote. In these lines we find, masterfully synthesized, the attitude and the ideological and political line that we communists must assume – and spread to the masses – facing the imperialist war of redivision that is already underway. Today the imperialist bloodsuckers are no longer just preparing their imperialist war for the new redivision of the world; they are waging it by using others. For now, the Yankee, Russian and European imperialists and the Chinese social-imperialists prefer to avoid confronting one another in the direct and open way of the First and Second World War, and therefore they use other states, organizations or movements – and if they appear to be “revolutionary”, even better – as pawns and to manage the public opinion to serve their war of redivision. In the struggle of the Kurdish people, in the struggle in Ukraine and other places, the justified hatred against imperialist exploitation is expressed, the disposition of the masses to rise up in arms and give their lives for revolution and for the liberation of their peoples is expressed – but as long as they lack the proletarian leadership, the proletarian ideology, the proletarian military line, these struggles leave the door open to being used by one or another imperialist power or superpower. At the same time, Yankee imperialism and its allies take the wave of refugees and the threat of the “Islamic State”, both created by the same imperialists and their genocidal wars, as pretexts for more war of aggression against Syria to take control of the country and throw out and take the place of Russian imperialism. In their plan to avoid that a strong anti-imperialist movement is formed against them, the imperialists count on the conciliation and the opportunism of the revisionists and even within the Communist Parties themselves.
How to avoid that the struggles are turned into pawns in the imperialist war? As always, the decisive point is to uphold, defend and apply the principles of our class, i.e. the principles of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, principally Maoism, in struggle to death against revisionism inside and outside the Parties. When some now propose replacing Marxism with anarchism, with “democratic confederalism”, “new synthesis” or a “democratic Maoism” etc., we communists have to insist on imposing Maoism as the only command and guide of the world revolution. Opportunism and revisionism inevitably express themselves inside the international communist movement, inside the Maoist Parties, and today we see this in the policy of conciliation, the application of the revisionist thesis “two unite into one”, and all this under the label of Maoism. Directly linked to the campaign, initiated by Avakian, to slander and isolate the Communist Party of Peru and its Great Leadership, some in the ICM today are spreading the policy of “uniting” through conciliation, not through struggle.
In reality, such opportunists reject what Chairman Mao taught us, “If unity is sought through struggle, it will live; if unity is sought through yielding, it will perish”. Because they have no confidence either in our ideology or in the masses, they seek “unity” at any cost and sell out the principles of the world proletarian revolution. Consequently, they refrain from specifying and struggling against the revisionist positions (in their own Parties or in others) because they want to be “friends with everybody”. They talk about revisionism in general, in the abstract, and thus turn the principle of two-line struggle into a dead dogma. At the same time, when imperialism and reaction accuse the communists of being “dogmatists”, the opportunists think that we should yield to this and make efforts to “break with dogmatism” and incorporate bourgeois ideas into our ranks. When imperialism and reaction accuse us of being “terrorists” who “glorify violence”, the opportunists think that we should yield to this and hurry to reject the “terrorist methods” and declare that “we would prefer the peaceful way” and “we only apply violence in self-defense”. When the bloodsuckers and perpetrators of genocide attack the dictatorship of the proletariat and call us “totalitarian”, the opportunists think that we should yield to this, “self-criticize” and take up “multi-party democracy”. When the reactionary or revisionist media, as part of the plans of imperialism, highlights or popularizes an armed movement (like they did with revisionism in Nepal, to promote the “peace accords”), the opportunists do not criticize or ask why, but prefer to keep quiet in the name of “unity” or to supposedly “accumulate forces”.
Like our Great Leadership says in the Speech: Enough of this nonsense, enough of these obscurities! One of the points that characterizes Chairman Gonzalo and the Communist Party of Peru, and its whole struggle to establish and impose Maoism as third, new and higher stage of Marxism, is the insistence on the need to break forcefully with revisionism; not only with its words or some of its politics, but with its attitudes, its style of work, with all its petty bourgeois mediocrity and its incapacity to struggle honestly and openly. After the revisionist coup in China, the PCP was successful in giving guidance and new hope to the communists of the world precisely because it showed its capacity to break decisively with all the obscurities and all the vacillations concerning the revolutionary violence, the dictatorship of the proletariat etc. that existed in the Marxist-Leninist-Mao Tse-Tung Thought parties at that time. This break, expressed in implacable struggles against the revisionism inside the Party, was an indispensable necessity in order to be able to initiate the people’s war and develop it as the torch of the world revolution. The definition of Maoism as third, new and higher stage of Marxism, made by Chairman Gonzalo and a product of the concrete experience of the people’s war and the struggle against revisionism, was not simply a question of changing a word, like some people think, and it cannot be reduced to simply recognizing the universal validity of Chairman Mao’s contributions as isolated points. Maoism is not simply a continuation of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tse-Tung Thought, but a leap; a leap that implies a total break with the old problems, a break that has to be expressed in new forms of struggle, in a new style of work and in concrete measures in order to not repeat the errors of the past. For example, we consider that the militarization of the Communist Parties is a contribution of universal validity, a part of Maoism, necessary to be able to build Parties capable of initiating and developing people’s war.
Those who now continue the campaign to isolate the PCP do so because they do not want to debate these points. Even when they know that what the Party puts forward is correct, some people assume it – in words – but without mentioning who put it forward, because recognizing the PCP and its positions could scare away some of their “friends”. They reject the capitulationism of the ROL in words, but do not break with other “friends” who promote the rats and their “movadef” (or a similar line in other countries). They make pronouncements against the armed revisionism of the Left Opportunist Line, but publish their erratic actions as actions of the Party. Concretely, just like Avakian, they take the complicated situation of the people’s war in Peru as an opportunity to isolate and question the PCP, because they fear what it represents: the implacable and forceful struggle to death against revisionism and opportunism, and the need to break with conciliation and the whole old style of work.
We reaffirm ourselves in Chairman Gonzalo’s masterful Speech and in each one of its parts. In the Speech, the proletarian line that our Party and its Central Committee continues to apply today under the complicated conditions of the inflexion is expressed, and in it the proletarian line that guides our work on international level is masterfully synthesized. On this occasion we send our warmest communist salutes to all the communists of the world, to the international proletariat, to the oppressed peoples, and our special salute to the masses who have risen up in arms against the system of exploitation and oppression and are giving their lives in the heroic people’s wars and armed struggles in India, in Turkey, in the Philippines and other places. Likewise, we reaffirm ourselves in our commitment to continue struggling unfalteringly for the unification of the communists on world level, not through conciliation, but through struggle to death against revisionism and capitulation, and for Maoism to be applied in the constitution or reconstitution of the Communist Parties in order to initiate and develop people’s wars in all the countries.
LONG LIVE THE XXIII ANNIVERSARY OF CHAIRMAN GONZALO’S MASTERFUL SPEECH THAT SHINES VICTORIOUSLY AND POWERFULLY BEFORE THE WORLD AS A COMBAT WEAPON!
Peru People’s Movement