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Statement of the National Executive Committee of the Central Organization of U.S. Marxist-Leninist Against the Betrayal of the Chinese Revisionists:

Defense of the Glorious People’s Socialist Republic of Albania is the Sacred Duty of the International Proletariat

First Published:The Workers’ Advocate Vol. 8, No. 7, July 24, 1978.
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The Albanian Telegraphic Agency recently announced that ‥on July 7, 1978 in a note handed in to the embassy of the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania in Peking, the government of the People’s Republic of China announced its decision to immediately sever all aid and payment of civil and military credits to Albania, to leave a number of very important projects incompleted and to withdraw all Chinese specialists working in Albania. With this arbitrary and unilateral action, the Chinese government takes a conscious and premeditated step towards the deterioration of relations between the two countries and to damage the economy of Socialist Albania and its defense potential.” The National Executive Committee of the Central Organization of U.S. Marxist-Leninists received the news of this provocation of the Chinese government with great anger and contempt. In the name of the U.S. proletariat we resolutely condemn this brazen act of blackmail against Socialist Albania and we declare that we stand firmly on the side of the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania.

U.S. imperialism, Soviet social-imperialism and all reaction harbor the greatest hatred and fear of Socialist Albania. Everyone knows that imperialism and revisionism have encircled tiny Albania with a ring of fire and that they hatch unceasing plots to undermine her independence and to liquidate socialism in Albania. This hostile act of the Chinese government against the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania signifies that the Chinese revisionists have openly joined the imperialist-revisionist encirclement and conspiracies. It is a grave provocation to the world proletariat and revolutionary forces. But imperialism and revisionism beware, for as Comrade Enver Hoxha says “socialist Albania is a hard bone that’ll stick in your throat and choke you!”

We consider the defense of the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania to be the very touchstone of proletarian internationalism. Today Albania stands forth as the powerful fortress of socialism against the entire capitalist-revisionist world. The Albanian working class, cooperativist peasantry and people’s intelligentsia, resolutely adhering to the socialist road, are constructing a complete socialist society and a happy life free of exploitation of man by man. hi this glorious land of the eagles the dictatorship of the proletariat has been established and stands firm as a rock. The People’s Socialist Republic of Albania and the Party of Labor of Albania with Comrade Enver Hoxha at the head, unflinchingly defend the socialist fatherland, never allowing any encroachments on their sovereignty nor tolerating any interference in their internal affairs whatsoever. At the same time, Socialist Albania, the Party of Labor of Albania and Comrade Enver Hoxha give their full support to the Marxist-Leninists, to the proletariat and oppressed peoples of the world fighting for social and national liberation. In Tirana, the red banner of socialism, of Marxism-Leninism and proletarian internationalism is being held triumphantly aloft. All progressive mankind, the revolutionary people of the whole world see a true ally and their own future in the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania.

The defense of socialism is the sacred internationalist duty of the international proletariat. We live in the era of the triumph of socialism when the socialist camp, consisting of the world proletarian socialist and national liberation movements, with socialism as the firm ally and base area, is engaged in a ruthless struggle against the camp of world capitalism and slavery led by U.S. imperialism and Soviet social-imperialism. The existence of the socialist system and the dictatorship of the proletariat is an irreplaceable factor for the development of the revolution and is the highest achievement of the proletariat. Proletarians everywhere regard Albania,a country where the working class has already triumphed over the bourgeoisie and the new socialist order is being built and the aspirations of the proletariat are being fulfilled, as their own socialist fatherland. The People’s Socialist Republic of Albania is today the bastion of the world proletarian socialist revolution.

In a message of greetings to the Fifth Congress of the Party of Labor of Albania in 1966, Comrade Mao Tsetung wrote: “The glorious Albanian Party of Labor headed by Comrade Enver Hoxha is firmly holding aloft the revolutionary banner of Marxism-Leninism while encircled ring upon ring by the imperialists and the modern revisionists.

“Heroic people’s Albania has become a beacon of socialism in Europe.

“The revisionist leading clique of the Soviet Union, the Tito clique of Yugoslavia and all the other cliques of renegades and scabs of various shades are mere dust heaps in comparison, while you, a lofty mountain, tower to the skies. They are flunkies and accomplices of imperialism before which they prostrate themselves, while you dare to fight imperialism and its lackeys, fight the world’s tyrannical enemies.”

“The truth of Marxism-Leninism is on our side. So is the international proletariat. So are the oppressed nations and peoples... We are invincible. The handful of pathetic creatures who oppose China and Albania are doomed to failure.”

“Let the Parties and peoples of China and Albania unite, let the Marxist-Leninists of all countries unite, let the revolutionary people of the whole world unite and overthrow imperialism, modern revisionism and the reactionaries of every country! A new world without imperialism, without capitalism and without any system of exploitation is certain to be built.”

This was the principled line of Comrade Mao Tsetung, unity of the socialist countries China and Albania and unity of the Marxist-Leninists of all countries and the revolutionary forces of the world against imperialism, revisionism and reaction. However, in the later years of Comrade Mao Tsetung’s life and work, a new variety of Chinese revisionists viciously conspired against Comrade Mao Tsetung’s proletarian internationalist line, against the Communist Party of China and the entire international Marxist-Leninist communist movement. After Comrade Mao Tsetung’s tragic death in October of 1976, the Chinese revisionists staged a counter-revolutionary coup d’etat and seized the leadership of the Chinese Party and state. The Hua Kuo-feng Teng Hsiao-ping clique of usurpers have overthrown the Marxist-Leninist line of the Communist Party of China on every question and have reversed Comrade Mao Tsetung’s assessment of Comrade Enver Hoxha, the Party of Labor of Albania and Socialist Albania as well.

The hostile acts of the Chinese government against the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania are an inevitable consequence of the revisionist course of disaster the Chinese revisionists are pursuing. In attacking Albania the Teng Hsiao-pings and Hua Kuo-fengs are further exposing themselves as a bunch of counter-revolutionary renegades. Under the mantle of the anti-Leninist theory of “three worlds” the Chinese revisionists have flagrantly abandoned the principles of Marxism-Leninism and proletarian internationalism. They have reversed the correct verdicts of the Great Proletarian Cultural revolution and are feverishly working to restore capitalism in China. The Chinese Party and Government have withdrawn support for the Marxist-Leninist and revolutionary’ forces of the world and have embarked on the path of collaboration with imperialism and revisionism of all hues. The friends of the Chinese revisionist? are not the revolutionaries but the imperialists and fascists. They have established a close friendship not only with the German revanchists, the Japanese militarists and other so-called “second world” imperialist powers but have “common interests” and want to sell out China to the U.S. imperialists as well. The new Chinese emperors find “a common destiny” with the tyrant Shah of Iran, with the fascist monarch of Spain and the butcher Mobutu of the Congo (K). Their “comrades” are not the genuine Marxist-Leninists but the gang of Titoite revisionist murderers and spies and a number of anti-communist sects of “three worlders” and provocateurs. Thus it surprises no one that Socialist Albania, a country which has never done harm to another people, the staunchest ally of the People’s Republic of China in its struggle against imperialism and modern revisionism, is considered by the Chinese revisionist to be a sworn enemy.

The dirty methods of revisionist blackmail which the Chinese leaders have resorted to are the same methods and are of the same caliber as those of Khrushchov. It was Khrushchov himself who, after the death of Stalin, resorted to vicious political blackmail and bullying to impose the revisionist theses of the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union on the international communist movement. Any party or leader who dared to raise his voice against Khrushchov’s revisionism was branded as “anti-Soviet”, and “ultra-left Trotskyite” and a “traitor”. When the Party of Labor of Albania headed by Comrade Enver Hoxha and the Communist Party of China headed by Comrade Mao Tsetung courageously refused to submit to Khrushchov’s baton and held aloft the banner of Marxism-Leninism, the Khrushchovite revisionists resorted to economic and military pressures in an attempt to starve the Albanian and Chinese people into submission. Then it was the Soviet revisionists who ripped up aid agreements and withdrew credits and specialists to bring pressure against Socialist Albania. Now the Chinese revisionists are treading Khrushchov’s same great-power chauvinist, revisionist course.

In recent years, the Chinese revisionists have cooked up their rotten theory of “three worlds” and in the most brutal manner have attempted to cram their anti-Leninist line down the throats of the Marxist-Leninist parties and split and dismantle the international Marxist-Leninist communist movement. The Chinese revisionists have shown that there is no limit to their gangster activities, no method of struggle too dirty that they won’t reach for it in their struggle to impose their revisionist line on others. We can testify that the Chinese revisionists have criminally interfered within the revolutionary movement in the U.S. They have incited and propped up a sordid collection of revisionist and opportunist elements from the pro-social-imperialist Browderites of the Guardian to the pro-U.S. imperialist Browderites of the OL. As well, the Chinese opportunists have been the source of numerous slanders such as “ultra- left”, “Trotskyite” and “anti-China” used to malign and isolate those who resolutely defend the purity of Marxism-Leninism. The brutal interference of the Chinese revisionists has followed a similar pattern in other countries and a number of the genuine Marxist-Leninist parties have condemned their criminal activities.

The Chinese government is now openly exerting economic and military pressure to bring the Albanian people to their knees and force the Party of Labor of Albania to abandon its correct Marxist-Leninist line. The brazen Khrushchovite methods of the Chinese revisionists are exposed for all to see.

It was not a coincidence that it was on July 7 that the Chinese government handed in the note to the Embassy of the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania on the severance of Chinese economic and military aid to Albania. July 7 was the first anniversary of the editorial of the Organ of the Central Committee of the Party of Labor of Albania, Zeri i Popullit, entitled “The Theory and Practice of the Revolution”. Elaborating the analysis of Comrade Enver Hoxha’s historic Report to the Seventh Congress of the Party of Labor of Albania, this editorial thoroughly exposes the opportunist and anti-Leninist nature of the theory of “three worlds” and resolutely defends the Marxist - Leninist line of the international Marxist-Leninist communist movement. The Chinese revisionists have been completely unable to refute the scientific Marxist-Leninist arguments as they have been developed in “The Theory and Practice of the Revolution” editorial and elsewhere, exposing the theory of “three worlds” as both unsound in theory and disastrous in practice. The “three worlders” could only counter the truth of Marxism-Leninism with bluster, threats and abuse.

Now the Chinese revisionists have responded to the scientific arguments of the Party of Labor of Albania with economic and military blackmail and pressure, thus exposing the complete impotence of their ideological struggle against Marxism-Leninism. The hostile act of July 7 is clearly an arrogant declaration of the Chinese revisionists that they will not tolerate any opposition to their revisionist course and will openly attempt to blockade and crush any people and any party which refuses to submit to their dictate and courageously defends the purity of Marxism-Leninism.

Hoping to do harm to others, the Chinese revisionists have grossly miscalculated. Their savage conspiracy against Marxism-Leninism, against Socialist Albania and the Party of Labor of Albania with Comrade Enver Hoxha at the head, will be a debacle for the Chinese revisionists alone. The valiant Albanian people have never submitted to anyone, they have faced immense obstacles in the past and they have always come out victorious.

The Albanian people liberated their country from the Nazi-fascist yoke and have won tremendous victories in socialist revolution and socialist construction with the shedding of their own sweat and blood and by relying on their own efforts. Under the leadership of Comrade Enver Hoxha and the Party of Labor of Albania the Albanian people waged a titanic struggle against the Titoite revisionists and resolutely smashed the intrigues and conspiracies of the Titoite renegades who were in collaboration with the U.S. and other imperialists against people’s Albania. It was Comrade Enver Hoxha and the Party of Labor of Albania who were the first to tear the mask off the Khrushchovite revisionists. With immense Marxist-Leninist courage the Party of Labor of Albania, though a small party and in spite of the most savage blackmail and pressure, has persisted in the struggle against the Soviet revisionists, dealing them heavy blows. And it was Comrade Enver Hoxha who raised his voice at the historic Seventh Congress of the Party of Labor of Albania and courageously called a halt to the treachery of the new opportunist trend based on the theory of “three worlds”. In the struggle against the betrayal and conspiracies of these new opportunists the Albanian people, under the tested leadership of the Party of Labor of Albania with Comrade Enver Hoxha at the head, are bound to once again emerge triumphant.

Socialist Albania has demonstrated in the past as it is demonstrating today that it knows how to deal with its enemies, that it will never deviate from its correct Marxist-Leninist stand and will never abandon the struggle against imperialism and revisionism of all hues. Those who brutally attempt to suffocate the voice of Socialist Albania through pressure and blackmail are the ones headed for ignoble defeat.

The Chinese revisionists hope that by joining the imperialist-revisionist alliance against Socialist Albania they can overcome the greatest barrier in the way of their traitorous ambitions and Albania will be isolated. But their criminal plans are greatly mistaken. They fail to take into account that on the side of the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania are the Marxist-Leninists, the international proletariat and the revolutionary people of the whole world. It is the Chinese revisionists who will receive universal condemnation for their blackmail and hostile acts against Socialist Albania.