Encyclopedia of Anti-Revisionism On-Line

Central Organization of U.S. Marxist-Leninists

Defend Socialist Albania!

Editorial of The Workers’ Advocate

First Published:The Workers’ Advocate Vol. 8, No. 8, August 21, 1978.
Transcription, Editing and Markup: Paul Saba
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The Chinese revisionists have joined the counterrevolutionary imperialist-revisionist encirclement of socialist Albania. They have cut off aid to Albania, made public military secrets and issued lying and slanderous statements. All around the world, the proletariat and progressive people are condemning this act of hostility and betrayal. The Albanian Party,and Government have issued an important document, the ’Letter of the CC of the Party of Labor and the Government of Albania to the CC of the Communist Party and Government of China (July 29, 1978)’, which is reprinted in this issue of The Workers’ Advocate. The National Executive Committee of the Central Organization of U.S. Marxist-Leninists, speaking on behalf of the American proletariat, expressed its firm support for the just stand of the Albanian Party and people and branded the Chinese revisionists as a pack of traitors and renegades to the cause of world communism in a statement in the July 24th issue of The Workers’ Advocate.The Workers’ Advocate calls on the American proletariat and all oppressed and toiling masses to hold high the bright red banner of revolution. Raise your voices in condemnation of the Chinese revisionist traitors. Let everyone circulate and study the important documents of the Party of Labor of Albania.

Defense of socialism is the sacred responsibility of the American proletariat. Today there are two forces in the world, two big camps locked in mortal combat. On one side stand the forces of freedom and socialism, the camp of labor, consisting of the world proletarian movement, socialism and the national liberation movement. On the other side stand the forces of slavery, imperialism and reaction, the camp of counter-revolutionary capital. The American proletariat is part of the international proletariat, it is a contingent of the camp of labor. Socialist Albania is the great beacon of socialism and the reliable base area for the world proletarian revolution. In socialist Albania, the proletariat sees its future and its aspirations. Today the test of proletarian internationalism is support for the glorious socialist homeland, the invincible People’s Socialist Republic of Albania.

Today it is socialism and socialist Albania which has friends all around the world. In the short time since China cut off aid to socialist Albania, a veritable flood of statements, telegrams and messages of support have been sent to Albania. All over the world, people are standing up in defense of Marxism-Leninism and revolution. The people know and feel that socialist Albania is on their side, is their true and infallible friend in the struggle for national liberation and socialism. And in this view they are not mistaken. Socialist Albania has always given absolute and unstinting support to the forces of world revolution, and thus it is no wonder that socialist Albania enjoys the support of all the world’s revolutionary and progressive people.

The Chinese revisionists, on the contrary, are being more and more isolated, losing one friend after another, getting into one quarrel after another. The entire world proletariat has nothing but the deepest disgust for the despicable treachery of the Chinese revisionists and their all-round collaboration with imperialism. The Chinese revisionists only find favor and sympathy with the Carter’s, Brzezinski’s, Helmut Schmidt’s, Valery Giscard d’Estaing’s, and these worthy gentlemen are eyeing China for investment and exploitation. And this isolation of the Chinese revisionists is only to be expected. The Chinese revisionist clique has been betraying the struggle of one people after another, writing off the proletariat and the Marxist-Leninist parties, and allying with the worst blood-stained reactionaries. So it is only natural that the world proletariat and all progressive people are turning away from the Chinese revisionists with disgust and indignation.

The hostile acts of the Chinese revisionists toward valiant socialist Albania are not an accident, nor are they mere ’mistakes’. They come from betrayal of Marxism-Leninism and from negation of the struggle against revisionism. They spring from and are the proof of the bankruptcy of the notorious theory of ’three worlds’. This pseudo-theory is a total negation of Marxism-Leninism and proletarian internationalism. It is a theory of reconciliation and rapprochement with world imperialism and all its lackeys. It is a theory that has not just ’forgotten’ socialism, that is not just ’neutral’ on socialism, but which actively fights socialism tooth and nail. The despicable blackmail of the Chinese revisionists proves that they find in socialism their most deadly enemy and the constant reminder of their betrayals.

The theory of ’three worlds’ is also seen in practice to be a theory to promote and prettify the hegemonism and big-power chauvinism of the Chinese revisionists. Under the banner of support for small countries, of anti-hegemonism, ’non-alignment’, and of being part of the ’third world’, the Chinese revisionists are trying to carve out their own spheres of influence. At the same time the Chinese revisionists are opening wide their borders to imperialist investment, exploitation, subversion and control.

The hostile acts of the Chinese revisionists are an exact Repetition of the brutal blackmail and bullying tactics of Khrushchov. It was the arch-revisionist Khrushchov who extended ideological disagreements to state relations. It was Khrushchov who betrayed the proletarian revolution and the national liberation movement in favor of all-round collaboration with imperialism. It was Khrushchov who rehabilitated the Titoite revisionists. Today the exact same activities by the Chinese revisionists are concretely proving that the theory of ’three worlds’ is only a new painted-up version of modern Khrushchovite revisionism. It is the Chinese revisionists who are the deadly enemies of the Communist Party of China, the assassins of the genuine Chinese Marxist-Leninists, and who have betrayed the Chinese revolution for which the great Chinese people shed so much blood. They are agents of capitalist restoration at home and a cheering squad for imperialist aggression abroad.

The betrayal of the Chinese revisionists and the rise of the theory of ’three worlds’ put on the agenda the careful study and re-evaluation of the whole struggle against modern revisionism. Great Lenin pointed out: ’... the fight against imperialism is a sham and a humbug unless it is inseparably bound up with the fight against opportunism.’ In order to advance the world proletarian socialist revolution, it is absolutely essential to carry the struggle against modern revisionism through to the end. The slightest vacillation on this point is fraught with the most dangerous consequences. In our times, to come under the revolutionary authority of the international communist movement means to resolutely struggle against all forms of revisionism and opportunism. There is no ’third road’ in the struggle between Marxism-Leninism and revisionism.

The American proletariat is a fighting proletariat. It is rising up against the shifting of the burden of the economic crisis onto its back and it is preparing itself for proletarian revolution. It has as its great duty to uphold its historic mission and to defend Albania, the world base of socialism. The American proletariat has never lost faith in Marxism. It has rejected the revisionism of the class traitors and is irresistibly giving rise to the reconstitution of the Marxist-Leninist Party. It firmly supports socialist Albania against the entire old world of imperialism and revisionism. The American proletariat condemns the Khrushchovite blackmail, subversion and hegemonism of the Chinese revisionists!