First Published: People’s Canada Daily News, Vol 6, No. 227, October 9, 1978
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Published below are excerpts from the paper delivered on October 4, 1978 by the Chairman of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist), Comrade Hardial Bains, to the Scientific Session on problems of present-day world development, organized in Tirana on October 2 to 4 by the Institute of Marxist-Leninist Studies wider the Central Committee of the Party of Labour of Albania. The summary is published as broadcast by Radio Tirana on October 6, and as transcribed by PCDN.
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Comrade Hardial Bains, Chairman of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) also spoke at the session. Amongst other, things, he said:
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) is extremely joyful and deeply honoured to present its views to the Scientific Session organized by the distinguished and respected Institute of Marxist-Leninist Studies under the Central Committee of the Party of Labour of Albania through our delegation which is currently visiting the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania at the invitation of the Central Committee of the Party of Labour of Albania.
Our Party also takes this opportunity to once again express our deep anger and class hatred at the hostile and perfidious act of the party and government of the Chinese revisionists against the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania. the Party of Labour of Albania and the Albanian people. We reaffirm our total support for the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania, the Party of Labour of Albania and the Albanian people. Our Party, to a man, fully supports and stands behind the letter of the CC of the PLA and the Albanian government to the Central Committee of the Communist Party and government of China issued on July 29, 1978. Progressive public opinion in our country supports the just cause of socialist Albania.
We consider that the reactionary attacks of the Chinese revisionists on yourselves are also attacks on ourselves, and on the forces of revolution and socialism everywhere. We consider that your struggle against these hostile and perfidious attacks is also our struggle. We firmly stand on your side and on the side of revolution and socialism. We hail the heroic Albanian people who, by uniting as one around your glorious Party of Labour of Albania with Comrade Enver Hoxha at the head, have waged many struggles and won tremendous historic victories against both internal and external enemies, against both the Italian fascist occupiers and the nazi invaders, against the imperialist and reactionary plots and schemes and against the brutal meddling and interference of the revisionists, both Titoite and Khrushchovite. You will not only overcome the difficulties created by the dastardly attacks of the Chinese revisionists, but you will also create a brilliant example for the people of the world of courage, wisdom, tenacity and self-reliance, on the glorious road of socialist revolution and socialist construction.
The Albanian socialist revolution and socialist construction are a great and inexhaustible inspiration to the proletarians and fighting peoples of all countries. The Party of Labour of Albania is the foremost Marxist-Leninist Party of the International Marxist-Leninist Communist Movement. It sets its national tasks in the context of the international class struggle of the proletariat against the international bourgeoisie and it sees the socialist revolution and socialist construction in Albania as a component part of the world proletarian revolution. Indeed, the very existence of socialist Albania fills our hearts with joy in knowing and seeing the actual existence of socialism for which we ourselves are struggling in our own country of Canada, for a new world without exploiting classes, and without exploitation of man by man.
Speaking about the all-round crisis in the capitalist world, he said:
Today, in the bourgeois order which is eroded by contradictions, there is nothing democratic left. Democracy in all of the capitalist and revisionist countries is sham and in name only. It is, in fact, a barbaric rule of the tiny rich minority over the vast exploited and subjugated majority. Only by capturing political power by revolutionary violence, by establishing the state of the dictatorship of the proletariat and by destroying the entire old state structures and superstructures and the very relations of production on which they rest, can the proletariat, under the leadership of the genuine Marxist-Leninist party, establish real democracy for the vast majority, democracy as a fact of life for the broad masses of the people as is the case in socialist Albania. Here there is a real democracy for the working people, while the exploiting classes have been liquidated.
The proletariat is at the centre of our epoch and the proletariat is the gravedigger of the bourgeoisie, the destroyer of the old world and the builder of the new world. Whether it is the contradiction between the two opposite social systems, capitalism and socialism; whether it is the contradiction between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat in the capitalist and revisionist world, or whether it is the contradiction between imperialism and social-imperialism on the one hand, and the oppressed nations and peoples on the other – it is the proletariat and its leading role which is decisive and only the proletariat, led by its genuine Marxist-Leninist communisty party, can take advantage of the inter-imperialist contention and rivalry between the two superpowers and amongst imperialist and monopoly capitalist groups. No essential progress can be envisaged without the proletariat playing the decisive and leading role.
Facing acute economic crisis with the crisis in the superstructure reflecting in acute form the class conflicts inherent in the capitalist economic base, the imperialists, social-imperialists, and reactionaries of all kinds are shifting the burden of their economic crisis onto the backs of the working class, fascizing their states, and militarizing their economies. They are preparing for war with their rivals but their main enemy remains the proletarian movement for social emancipation.
The Marxist-Leninists of all countries fight against revisionism, the main danger to the International Marxist-Leninist Communist Movement. Today there are modern revisionists and their currents in Moscow, Belgrade and Peking and there are the “Eurocommunists” – all of them support the status quo and oppose proletarian revolution tooth and nail. Whether it is the Khrushchovite theory of “peaceful competition”, “peaceful and parliamentary road to socialism”, and the “world without wars”, etc.; or the theory of “three worlds” and the theory of “non-alignment” or the theories of the “Eurocommunists”, they all hit at the forces fighting for the revolution and socialism and for freedom and progress. For the genuine Marxist-Leninist parties to successfully lead the proletariat in achieving its historic mission, the defence of the purity of Marxism-Leninism is a strategic and decisive task. This defence of the purity of Marxism-Leninism must be carried out by linking the revolutionary theory of Marxism-Leninism with the practice of the revolution. There is no other defence of the purity of Marxism-Leninism. The revisionists and opportunists of all hues, together with other bourgeois ideologues, reduce the theory of Marxism-Leninism to an empty phrase, and intellectualism is introduced in place of bolshevizing the party, and the factional struggle is given birth to in place of linking Marxism-Leninism with the practice of the revolution. For the successful execution of the ideological struggle against revisionists and opportunists of all hues and against the imperialist and reactionary fallacies, real forward advance can be achieved with the creation of sound organizational unity on the basis of the teachings of Marxism-Leninism and proletarian internationalism. The genuine Marxist-Leninist parties first and foremost depend on their own independent analysis of the national and international situation. But in undertaking their analysis, in charting out their tasks, they bear in mind that their struggle is against the international bourgeoisie although it is carried out within definite national confines. Furthermore, the proletariat and the revolutionary forces of other countries are an indispensable external factor in the victorious conclusion of their struggle. Therefore, it is imperative that the necessary level of coordination and further creation of revolutionary cooperation amongst the genuine Marxist-Leninist parties be taken up, as well as the important international tasks, by all the genuine Marxist-Leninist parties. The imperialists and reactionaries, the revisionists and the opportunists of all hues coordinate their nefarious work against revolution and socialism. They organize international intrigues and conspiracies and synchronize their watches in order to implement their global counter-revolutionary strategy. The genuine Marxist-Leninist parties, too, must carry out their bilateral and multilateral exchanges and cooperation in the great struggle of the world proletariat against the world bourgeoisie.
The task we have set ourselves of bolshevizing the Party, of establishing fortresses of communism in every production centre, of taking Marxist-Leninist politics to all sectors of the society, of bringing to the fore the real revolutionary will and sentiments of the proletariat, of establishing the indissoluble unity of the class and the unity of the broad working people under the leadership of the proletariat, guided by its Marxist-Leninist Party, and of preparing the proletariat and the broad working masses to accept the aim of capturing political power and destroying the state structures and superstructures of imperialism under the tactical slogans: Make the Rich Pay for the Economic Crisis!, Prepare for Revolution, against War!, and No to U.S. Imperialist and Other Imperialist Domination of Canada! is our revolutionary response to the deepening and broadening of the all-sided crisis of imperialism, to the imperialist and social-imperialist war preparations and their plots and schemes against revolution and socialism. We must build our Party as a genuine Marxist-Leninist Party, a Party of a new type, a Party of the revolution and socialism, in the course of determined and vigorous class struggle, against both our internal and external enemies, in unity and cooperation with the Party of Labour of Albania and all the genuinely Marxist-Leninist.parties, in resolute solidarity with the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania, all the genuinely revolutionary forces, and with the struggles of the oppressed peoples and nations of the world and against revisionism and opportunism of all hues, with the lofty task of capturing political power and establishing the dictatorship of the proletariat in order to build a new world, a world of genuine independence and democracy, a world of freedom and prosperity, a world without imperialism and all exploiting systems – the world of socialism so as to achieve communism on the world scale. This is our internationalism, the internationalism of the proletarians of all countries.