Encyclopedia of Anti-Revisionism On-Line

Communist Collective of the Chicano Nation


First Published: El Amanecer Rojo, No. 4, August 1973.
Transcription, Editing and Markup: Paul Saba
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President Nixon and Soviet Communist Party First Secretary Leonid Brezhnev met in Washington on June 16-24 in what the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the USNA bourgeois press have termed “one of the most significant agreements in contemporary international relations”. The Brezhnev-Nixon meeting was indeed significant but not because of the reasons stated in public by the imperialists and their revisionist lackeys. This visit must be interpreted as a giant step in the intensification and institutionalization of USNA-Soviet collusion and therefore as a major threat to proletarian and people’s liberation struggles world-wide.

The keystone to the summit meetings was supposedly a pact to avoid nuclear war. A summary of agreements includes nine “major” USNA-Soviet pacts. These are as follows: 1) An agreement not to provoke nuclear conflict by straining relations with other countries. 2) Principles defined for more negotiations on the peaceful uses of atomic energy. 3) Expansion of air and sea transportation between the two countries. 4) Pledged cooperation in solving all transportation problems. 5) Expanded cultural, scientific and technological exchange between the two countries. 6) Establishment of a USNA-USSR Chamber of Commerce. 7) Agreement to reduce income taxes on citizens living in the other country. 8) Cooperation in agricultural research. 9) A cooperative study of the world’s oceans.

But one would be gravely mistaken in believing that these mutual “back-scratchings” comprised the major part of the Brezhnev-Nixon meetings. If the Pentagon Papers and the Watergate Affair have taught us anything, it is that all we are allowed to see in these affairs of state is a carefully prepared pantomime.

We can, however, accurately assess what they’re really up to if we stop to consider what their past actions have been, More specifically, one can summarize their mutual aim as preservation of the status quo in the international situation via mutual recognition of one another’s spheres of influence, and mutual dedication to protection of the division of the world between the two superpowers from either revolutionary or nationalist movements.

Such a goal will necessitate certain mutual actions by the USNA and the USSR. We can therefore expect further demonstration of Soviet-USNA collusion such as Brezhnev’s support of Nixon’s treaty-breaking crimes in Vietnam and Brezhnev’s refusal to support the Royal Government of National Union headed by Norodom Sihanouk in Cambodia.

The collusion between the USNA and the USSR is under the control Of the USNA, which is definitely the dominant power. This fact implies that the USNA could use the USSR to attack socialist China. The USNA could then step in to pick up the pieces that were left after such a war. This is the main danger involved in the process of USNA-Soviet collusion because the People’s Republic of China is the largest bulwark of socialism in the world today.

The harm that can be done the world by this unity of USNA imperialism and Soviet social-imperialism is virtually unlimited. This threat calls for heightened Marxist-Leninist vigilance against all forms of revisionism, especially against the CPUSA (with its national chauvinist slogan “Welcome Brezhnev, More Trade Means More Jobs”). The only way to ensure a sound defeat for USNA imperialism and Soviet social-imperialism’s plans is a socialist revolution through the building of a multi-national Communist Party in the USNA.