First Published: People’s Canada Daily News, Vol 9, No. 93, April 18, 1979
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Finally, the cat is out of the bag. “In Struggle”, the notorious anti-communist sect which has never held a single consistent Marxist-Leninist principle, and whose mission has always been to cause maximum ideological and political confusion in the ranks of the genuine Marxist-Leninists, has come out to oppose the International Marxist-Leninist Communist Movement, and, with its slogan of opposition to “Moscow, Beijing and Tirana”, has given up any pretentions of being Marxist-Leninist, to say nothing about its anti-communist slander that the Party of Labour of Albania, with Comrade Enver Hoxha at the head, is a “father party” which must be opposed.
What is this anti-communist outfit up to now? It has come out openly to oppose the International Marxist-Leninist Communist Movement and to serve its imperialist and social-imperialist masters. For several years now, it has opposed the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) and this opposition, of course, has been carried out under different pretences during the different periods – from its accusation that CPC(M-L) is not recognized by the Communist Party of China and the PLA, to the fraudulent accusation that because CPC(M-L) upholds positions based on Marxism-Leninism and proletarian internationalism and it denounces the Chinese revisionists, along with the revisionists of the Soviet Union and their variants, as well as denounces “Mao Zedong Thought” as anti-Marxist-Leninist, that this means it is changing positions, to its current anti-communist campaign that there is a “father party“ and that “Moscow, Beijing and Tirana” should be opposed. We knew all along that its opposition to CPC(M-L) would finally express itself against the entire International Marxist-Leninist Communist Movement and that its flimsy mask of supporting the International Marxist-Leninist Communist Movement would soon be torn off. So, this is what has happened. This is a victory for Marxism-Leninism in Canada, and a victory for the resolute work of CPC(M-L) and the resolute surging forward of the International Marxist-Leninist Communist Movement, which has mercilessly exposed every demagogue and pretender and is purifying its ranks and building its monolithic unity on the basis of Marxism-Leninism and proletarian internationalism.
These opportunist gangsters and anti-communists in Canada have gone through various face-lifts during the past 15 years. Since the founding of the Internationalists, they have postured as “new leftists”, terrorists, reformists, anarcho-syndicalists, etc., and, during their last period, even “Marxist-Leninists”. These opportunist gangsters established their own private “Canadian Marxist-Leninist Movement” from which they expelled and recruited sects and individuals at will and uttered their hail mary’s that they would never be opportunist and anti-communist again. This entire fraud was perpetrated to shield the revisionists and to prolong the life of the capitalist system. They praised bourgeois democracy, vilified the revolutionary forces, led by CPC(M-L), and recruited every renegade and traitor to the revolution and socialism as a “Marxist-Leninist”. The revisionists rejoiced at this happening and provided them with tacit support in the working class movement. The bourgeoisie was also overjoyed and it sent its sons and daughters to join them, including its police spies in order to keep them on the anti-communist path. This latest drama and fraud ended up in disaster for the bourgeoisie because within a matter of a few years – that is, from the beginning of 1975 to March of 1979 – the entire cabal of these gangsters has been exposed as anti-communist. No amount of make-up can mask their real features: Thus, we have this “Canadian Marxist-Leninist Movement” broken up into those who are agents of Chinese social-imperialism and those who have taken up the same mission as the three worldists but under the pretension of being opposed to them. This is the trick which these anti-communist gangsters of “In Struggle” have always played. Pretending to be opposed to the opportunists and in support of Marxism-Leninism while resolutely supporting opportunism and opposing Marxism-Leninism. Thus, their slogan: Oppose Moscow, Beijing and Tirana!
Now why would“In Struggle” embark on a crusade against Tirana? The question is answered by its opposition to the “father party”. Thus, the problem in the world is that certain parties in the world consider other parties as “father parties”. Thus, the jesuits of “In Struggle“ have relegated the struggle against revisionism and opportunism of all hues to the struggle against “Moscow, Beijing and Tirana!” In other words, they have taken up the struggle against the International Marxist-Leninist Communist Movement. It is crystal clear for any honest element to see that the centres of revisionism are in Moscow, Beijing, Belgrade, Hanoi, and other countries of Eastern Europe and Asia, as well as in Paris, Rome, Madrid, etc. And the struggle of the International Marxist-Leninist Communist Movement is against revisionism and opportunism of all hues. We ask: Is Tirana the centre of revisionism? Why is the struggle against Tirana organized? Of course, “In Struggle” will be hopping mad with us because it never, never, never opposes Tirana and it never in a million years had this in mind – it only wanted to oppose those who are “agents” of Moscow, Beijing or Tirana. Well, well, well! Now we know what “In Struggle” has in mind. “In Struggle” has in mind the old anti-communist and reactionary hullabaloo of the nazis, fascists and “democratic imperialists” against Lenin and Stalin and the first socialist state. It has in mind the reactionary theory of “red imperialism” which the nazis, fascists and reactionaries and imperialists and social-imperialists of all colours and stripes yell about in order to oppose the International Marxist-Leninist Communist Movement and the forces of the revolution and socialism. This is precisely what “In Struggle” has in mind. Those who constitute the “In Struggle” group have been consistent anti-communists and anti-Marxist-Leninists. We cannot accuse them of inconsistency on this central issue even though for conjunctural reasons, they did put the hammer and sickle in black over Canada hoping to fool the revolutionary forces. But they have failed in fooling the revolutionary forces.
“In Struggle” has never taken a principled Marxist-Leninist stand. For this reason, it is incapable of resolutely opposing revisionism and opportunism of all hues. Nay more. At every turn of the movement, it first takes the stand against the International Marxist-Leninist Communist Movement and when it fails in this way and the movement runs over it, then it shouts from behind how consistent it has been in opposition to revisionism and opportunism. Take for example, the central issue of principle the genuine Marxist-Leninist parties have taken up against “Mao Zedong Thought”. Did “in Struggle” take a principled stand on this? No! But, it does take a stand against the genuine Marxist-Leninist parties and accuses them of using “Mao Zedong Thought” as a scape-goat. As a scape-goat for what? The insinuation, of course, is that it is the genuine Marxist-Leninist parties which have taken erroneous stands and that it is they which collaborate with imperialism and reaction, and that opposition to “Mao Zedong Thought” is to cover up their tracks. That is, instead of struggle against “Mao Zedong Thought”, it has taken up its feeble whimpering against the genuine Marxist-Leninist parties. It has used the same tactics on the question of the “three worlds” theory and on other important questions. Its reactionary analysis of different revisionist parties is such that, for example, the CPSU(B) is not revisionist but is taken over by the revisionists. This is being said at this time when the CPSU(B) is thoroughly revisionist and social-imperialist. This is to create harmful illusions amongst the revolutionary forces. In similar fashion, it is not opposed to revisionism and opportunism of all hues. On the contrary, it wants to find out why and how the revisionists took over the CPSU(B), ad nauseum.
“In Struggle” is aligned with the worst sort of reactionary chauvinists in various countries. It is this reactionary alliance which it represents in Canada and it was vainly hoping that with the support of the Chinese revisionists, it would be able to smuggle itself into the International Marxist-Leninist Communist Movement. But, far from smuggling itself into the ranks of the International Marxist-Leninist Communist Movement, it has been put into the dust-bin of history along with the Chinese revisionists and opportunists of all hues. Recently, “In Struggle” has boasted that the historic Internationalist Rally has “split” CPC(M-L), while CPC(M-L) had been expecting that these opportunists would split. Its naiveté and baseness is such that, first of all, CPC(M-L) never pushed this balderdash that “In Struggle” would split. This would be to create the harmful illusion that “In Struggle” has anything to do with Marxism-Leninism. But CPC(M-L) has wondered whether or not there are any honest elements in “In Struggle” and we have said before and repeat again now that any honest element, who may be in “In Struggle” will leave them because they will never tolerate such anti-communism and opposition to the International Marxist-Leninist Communist Movement. Our Party also consciously organized to get rid of any dishonest elements from its ranks and, in the true Leninist style, organized the purge of the dishonest and degenerated anti-Party elements. “In Struggle” calls this a “split”. “In Struggle” loves gutter politics and the politics of renegacy and treachery. The more outlandish the anti-communist stories it hears, the better it feels. And these reactionary elements who have been purged from the Party are past-masters in lying, renegacy and treachery. “in Struggle” loves that and for this reason it calls the pursing of these elements a “split”. But what is this split? It is the split of the reactionary elements with Marxism-Leninism, exactly in the style of “In Struggle”. In the same fashion, “In Struggle” is aligned and aligning with opportunists and reactionary elements in various countries, who are opposing the genuine Marxist-Leninist parties there.
The question of the defence of the purity of Marxism-Leninism and the principles of proletarian internationalism and the defence of the forces of revolution and socialism is an extremely important and central issue. The proletarian internationalism of “In Struggle” is such that it has taken up the crusade against Tirana under the hoax of opposing the “agents” of Tirana. it has thus exposed itself as being against the International Marxist-Leninist Communist Movement and the forces of the revolution. The reactionary slogans of “In Struggle” of opposing Moscow, Beijing and Tirana, of opposing the “father party”, of creating illusions about the revisionist parties, are part and parcel of this so-called Non-Aligned “Marxist-Leninist” Movement which is the old creation of the imperialists and the reactionaries, which is re-emerging onto the scene in the most grotesque anti-communist form and which is international in character and is composed of renegades and reactionaries of various countries. The genuine Marxist-Leninist parties in various countries know them well and oppose them resolutely.
Our Party has resolutely opposed this entire reactionary lot which we characterized as the holy alliance of the “left” and it has acquired rich experience in doing so. “In Struggle”, the “Communist” League, etc. came into being after all honest elements from amongst the revolutionary forces joined the Party during the 1971-72 period and after the “left”-sloganeering front of Khrushchovite revisionism had been expelled from the Party. Its objective was to oppose and liquidate the Party. The Chinese revisionists, under the leadership of Mao Zedong, played a disruptive role and supported these reactionaries in a big way. But the Chinese revisionists could not rescue these reactionaries because the International Marxist-Leninist Communist Movement surged forward and resolutely opposed the Chinese revisionists and opposed “Mao Zedong Thought”. These reactionaries used to howl in the early period that CPC(M-L) was the “agent” of China and Mao Zedong. Then they changed their tune and howled that neither the Communist Party of China nor the Party of Labour of Albania recognized CPC(M-L). These reactionaries babbled that CPC(M-L) opposes the Chinese revisionists because the Communist Party of China refused to recognize CPC(M-L). And now these reactionaries have gone further. That is, coming back to the same old anti-communism but under new garb, they say that CPC(M-L) opposes the revisionists and opportunists of all hues because it is the agent of Tirana. Thus, instead of upholding principle and defending the purity of Marxism-Leninism and the principles of proletarian internationalism, these reactionaries are dodging the issue again with their anti-communist hysteria about Tirana and “father party”, etc. Our unity with the PLA and split with the Communist Party of China is based on Marxism-Leninism and proletarian internationalism. And our Party took this view right from the time of its founding. This is why our Party has resolutely opposed Chinese revisionism and carried this struggle further to opposing “Mao Zedong Thought”, which is the ideological and political basis of Chinese revisionism, and our relations with the Communist Party of China began deteriorating right from the summer of 1971 when we resolutely opposed the “left”-sloganeering front of Khrushchovite revisionism and purged from the Party these revisionists, who later founded MREQ, “Communist” League and myriads of other reactionary formations. This is also why our relations kept on strengthening with the PLA leading to the visit of our Party delegation to the PSRA in March of 1977 and the visit of the delegation of the Central Committee of the PLA to Canada in March of this year These reactionaries had hoped that somehow the glorious PLA would also go down the reactionary path of the CPC and then this holy alliance of the “left” would be able to develop its anti-communist front further. For several years it had this hope and even when our Party delegation went to the PSRA in 1977, it openly said that it was not true. It is no accident that it attacked Tirana and included it with the social-imperialist capitals of Moscow and Beijing right at the time the delegation of the Central Committee of the PLA was actually visiting Canada. It is the force of Marxism-Leninism and the defence of its purity and the upholding of the principles of proletarian internationalism which have irresistibly compelled these reactionaries to float their Non-Aligned “Marxist-Leninist” Movement. Thus, like Tito, the-agency of imperialism which is non-aligned with the revolution and socialism but is aligned with imperialism, social-imperialism and all reaction, “In Struggle” and other reactionaries of the holy alliance of the “left”, are really non-aligned with the International Marxist-Leninist Communist Movement but aligned with imperialism, social-imperialism and reaction. So much for the non-alignment of “In Struggle”. The curtain has fallen on their last act.
The anti-communist and reactionary theory and practice of “In Struggle” and the forms and methods it uses against the genuine Marxist-Leninists are of the same calibre and of the same style as Khrushchov’s so-called “secret speech” in 1956, through which he slandered and maligned the life and work of J.V. Stalin and, in soo doing, viciously slandered and attacked the doctrine of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin and launched the most virulent attack on the Marxist-Leninist Party, its style, the state of the dictatorship of the proletariat and on socialism, the most advanced social system. These are of the same calibre and style as the reactionary attacks and activities of Zinoviev and Bukharin and of Trotsky and of the renegades from Marxism such as Bernstein and Kautsky and of the anarchists such as Bakunin and Proudhon. The genuine Marxist-Leninists and the revolutionary forces should launch powerful attacks against such renegades and traitors and outright anti-communists and reactionaries who also write in the style of rabid anti-communists and reactionaries such as Koestler and Deutscher, the architects of “the God that failed” reaction. In this Year of Stalin, the glorious centenary of the birth of J.V. Stalin, the genuinely Marxist-leninist and revolutionary forces must defend the life and work of J.V. Stalin,, the work of Enver Hoxha in defence of J.V. Stalin and the work of the Party of Labour of Albania, with Comrade Enver Hoxha at the head, in defence of the life and work of J.V. Stalin, the revolution and socialism. The unity of the International Marxist-Leninist Communist Movement is the most precious thing, and this unity will further grow and become steel-like if all the genuinely Marxist-Leninist and revolutionary forces unwaveringly defend the purity of Marxism-Leninism and the principles of proletarian internationalism and march steadfastly on the road of the revolution and socialism. Our Party has taken an unwavering stand in defence of the purity of Marxism-Leninism and the principles of proletarian internationalism and is waging resolute struggle to bolshevize itself, to give its propaganda and agitation which it carries day by day the consistent Marxist-Leninist character, improve its proletarian composition, and stand in the front ranks of revolutionary action, as the organizer of such actions, and it will resolutely carry on the struggle against revisionism and opportunism of all hues, be they of the variety of Khrushchov and Brezhnev or of the Chinese revisionists or of the “Eurocommunists” or others. Our Party will never deviate from this path, and as the Party of the revolution and socialism, it will always be in the front ranks of struggle, along with all the genuine Marxist-Leninist parties in the world, shoulder-to-shoulder with the foremost Marxist-Leninist Party of the International Marxist-Leninist Communist Movement, the Party of Labour of Albania, with Comrade Enver Hoxha at the head, against imperialism and social-imperialism and all reaction and for the triumph of the revolution and socialism.
The Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) calls upon all the organizations at various levels and all its members and supporters to resolutely further develop struggle against revisionism and opportunism of all hues and expose the renegacy and betrayal and rank opportunism and anti-communism of these so-called “Marxist-Leninists”, those who are aligned with Moscow or with Beijing or those who are non-aligned, in order to tear the masks off their ugly anti-communist faces right in the midst of the revolutionary masses.
The Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) calls upon all its members and supporters to stand resolutely and courageously in defence of the purity of Marxism-Leninism and proletarian internationalism, in defence of the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania and the Party of Labour of Albania, with Comrade Enver Hoxha at the head, in defence of all genuine Marxist-Leninist parties, and participate resolutely and without wavering in revolutionary action against imperialism and social-imperialism, against the reactionary bourgeoisie and the system of capitalist exploitation and for the revolution and socialism.
VICTORY BELONGS TO US!
ALL THE GENUINELY MARXIST-LENINIST AND REVOLUTIONARY FORCES WILL TRIUMPH!
REVOLUTION AND SOCIALISM AND THE DOCTRINE OF MARXISM-LENINISM WILL TRIUMPH!
WE SHALL WIN!