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Communist Party, USA (Marxist-Leninist)

RCP Sinks Deeper in the Swamp

How Could You Help But Notice?


First Published: Unite!, Vol. 5, No. 3, February 15, 1979.
Transcription, Editing and Markup: Paul Saba
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In all the cities where he paraded, Chinese Vice Premier Teng Hsiao-p’ing was followed by what the capitalist press referred to as a band of “Maoists”. This group frantically screamed infantile slogans and waved large pictures of Mao and the Red Book.

This fanatical gang was the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP). The RCP maintains that if only Mao had not died, all would be just fine in China. For the RCP, the success of a revolution depends on one man.

The RCP which once enjoyed the support of the Chinese leaders, now finds itself out of favor: the Communist Party/Marxist-Leninist has taken its place. Undaunted, the RCP searched around and found a reason to exist. Organizing fanatical assaults on the police who protect Teng, it claims to uphold the genuine revolutionary banner of China.

In fact, it is exactly the grave deviations from Marxism-Leninism made by Mao which the RCP admires most. The denial of the Black National Question in the U.S., the social-democratic nature of the Party reflected in factional in-fighting and unprincipled compromise, the failure to rely on the proletariat, all were views of Mao which are practiced today by the RCP.

The history of the RCP, its anti-Leninist views on almost every question of program, strategy and tactics, its white supremacist stand towards busing, its national chauvinist stand of complete isolation from the Marxist-Leninists of the world, all have led the RCP down the road to its current position. Today, the RCP has become a favorite tool of the monopoly capitalists who try to portray all opposition to the revisionist course in China as either the right wing from Taiwan aligned with Goldwater or the lunatic, club swinging “communist fringe” represented by the RCP.

The RCP has been promoted in the bourgeois press in a big way in order to spread the cause of anti-communism and undermine the Marxist-Leninist opposition to Chinese revisionism which does exist in the U.S. In this sense, the RCP plays a role no different from that of the National Caucus of Labor Committees and other social-fascist groups who have become pawns of the capitalist class.

Hand in hand with such activity is the RCP’s degenerate attacks against Comrade Enver Hoxha and the Party of Labor of Albania. Throwing vicious slanders against Comrade Hoxha and the PLA, the RCP has again proven they stand with the U.S. bourgeoisie.

Long ago, the social fascist road of the RCP was pointed out. They actively fulfill these expectations today.