At no time and in no circumstances must Marxist-Leninists forget the world historical mission of the proletariat as the creator of socialist society.
At the present stage, the historical task of the parties of the proletariat in all countries is to unite the revolutionary people of the whole world, unite all the forces that can be united, combat the imperialists and reactionaries, win world peace, national liberation, people’s democracy and socialism, and strive for the gradual achievement of complete victory in the proletarian world revolution and for a new world without imperialism, without capitalism and without the exploitation of man by man.
The revolutionary struggle of the proletariat and people of each country goes through different stages and has its own characteristics, but none can be independent of the general laws governing the development of world history. It is of great importance for a proletarian party leading the revolutionary struggle and formulating the revolutionary line and policies of its own country to adhere to the principle of integrating the universal truth of Marxism-Leninism with the concrete revolutionary practice of its own country. Only when the universal truth of Marxism-Leninism is skillfully integrated with the concrete revolutionary practice of one’s own country, can one make Marxism-Leninism take root, blossom and yield fruit in the country, and lead the revolution to victory.
At all times and in all circumstances Marxist-Leninists are the promoters of revolution.
Marxist-Leninist parties should adhere to the revolutionary line, support and assist each other, and perform their proletarian internationalist duty in the present international class struggle and in the great struggle of all the oppressed people and nations for liberation.
Communist Parties of the socialist countries should uphold the dictatorship of the proletariat, consolidate and expand the positions of socialism, and carry the socialist revolution through to the end in the political, economic, ideological and cultural fields. Never for a moment must we forget the existence of classes and class struggle, or forget the struggle between the socialist and the capitalist roads. Only thus can we prevent the restoration of capitalism and create the conditions for the transition to communism.
At all times and in all circumstances Marxist-Leninists are revolutionary optimists.
Marx and Engels, who were only two individuals, declared to the whole world in a resounding voice: The doom of the bourgeoisie and the victory of the proletariat are both inevitable!
In our times, Marxist-Leninists have all the greater confidence to declare to the whole world: The extinction of imperialism is inevitable, so is the victory of socialism and communism! The future of the international communist movement is bright, so is the future of the proletarian world revolution.
The emergence of Khrushchov revisionism is a mere interlude in the course of historical development. However vociferous they may be for a time, they are merely singing the elegy for the imperialists and themselves.
- On this tiny globe
- A few flies dash themselves against the wall,
- Humming without cease, Sometimes shrilling,
- Sometimes moaning.
Time will reject this handful of wretches. History has witnessed so many renegades from the revolution and so many notorious opportunists and revisionists who were repudiated by the masses of the people. The fate of the modern revisionists will be no better than that of their predecessors.
Earth-shaking changes have taken place in the world in the century or more since the emergence of Marxism. These changes are greater than those of past centuries, of past thousands of years or even tens of thousands of years. This is the greatest century in human history. It can be fully anticipated that the next hundred years will witness still greater revolutionary changes in the world.
Marxism has developed rapidly in the last hundred years. In the same way, it can be fully anticipated that Marxism will develop still more rapidly in the next hundred years.
Consequently, still more arduous struggles and still greater victories lie ahead of contemporary Marxist-Leninists and all other revolutionaries.
While entrusting contemporary Marxist-Leninists and all other revolutionaries with arduous missions, history has at the same time created a wide stage of action for them. On this stage of history all real revolutionary heroes can perform many a revolutionary drama, full of sound and colour, power and grandeur, provided that they truly grasp the invincible weapon of Marxism-Leninism, truly rely on the broad masses of the people, and are courageous and skilful in waging struggles Innumerable revolutionary forerunners have opened up the road, set the example and accumulated experience for us. The contemporary Marxist-Leninists and all other revolutionaries can, and should, make more contributions than their predecessors
- To find men truly great and noblehearted
- We must look here in the present.
Let us hold aloft the revolutionary banner of Marxism-Leninism and boldly advance in the fight against imperialism, reaction and modern revisionism, for world peace, national liberation, people’s democracy and socialism, for the gradual achievement of complete victory in the proletarian world revolution and for the building of a new world without imperialism, without capitalism and without the exploitation of man by man!