Encyclopedia of Anti-Revisionism On-Line

“Delegates to LRS Second Congress speak”

First Published: Unity, Vol. 7, No. 9, May 25-June 14, 1984.
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A Black worker from Indiana said, “I was inspired by the clarity of our line and impressed by the unity that we have here, and the discipline and attention to details in the work and the consideration displayed towards everyone’s personal welfare. This is a working class organization I’m proud to be part of.”

A Chicano worker from Colorado added, “The Congress showed that we have grown as a proletarian organization, in our composition, our stand and our outlook.”

An Asian community activist from Los Angeles said, “It takes a lot of clarity and a lot of courage to correct your mistakes and move forward in a systematic way. It makes me confident of Marxism-Leninism, the organization and our leadership.”

A former member of the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) commented, “When others have fallen by the wayside, the League has remained staunch. The Congress shows that the League has its feet firmly on the ground. Our plans are realistic and necessary.”

A white worker from Oakland expressed, “We’ve learned from our own experience that only communist organization is capable of making the revolution here. No other form can do this.”

A Black community activist from Atlanta said, “Our multinational unity is genuine. We are committed to making revolution, and we believe in communism. That’s why we’re struggling.”

A Chicano worker from Los Angeles said, “I’ve always taken a lot of pride in this being an organization of working people. We have to go out to working people, explain what Marxism-Leninism is, and that this is our organization.”

An Asian student from San Diego said, “The system is completely berserk. It puts out a poison which affects people’s minds. We must re-introduce Marxism-Leninism, break through the bourgeois ideological offensive, and have faith in the people.”

A white student from Chicago said, “I’m always impressed to see how our line develops. Our plans are the culmination of a long struggle, and our line had the input of many people.”

An Asian community worker from New York said, “In order to carry out our plans, we have to get rid of some baggage and emancipate our minds. In this way, I’m confident we’ll move forward.”

A Mexicano auto worker from Los Angeles expressed, “I see a step-by-step optimism in our plans, a confidence in our tasks. I hope to see more Central Americans and Mexicans at our next congress.”

A Puerto Rican worker from New York: “Our multinational unity, and our political unity, are impressive. We have a lot of work ahead of us and this Congress has put things into perspective. We are committed to Marxism-Leninism and building a party.”

A peace activist from San Francisco: “We’re working with some Marxist-Leninists who came to us because they saw our enthusiasm for the struggle and our confidence in Marxism-Leninism. There’s no room for cynicism or pessimism in the League. We’re going forward. We’ve made mistakes, but at this Congress we have confronted them in a forthright fashion. This shows our strength. The revisionists have tried to say that the Marxist-Leninist trend is ’dead,’ but we’re not dead at all. We are probably the revisionists’ nightmare come true: Marxism-Leninism is here, and we are a growing force to be reckoned with.”

A Black cultural worker from St. Louis added, “We’ve learned there are no simple solutions. We have to be about the business of practicing Marxism-Leninism, we have to analyze the conditions of the U.S. to make this revolution.”