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[This article is reprinted from Peking Review, Vol. 11, #44, Nov. 1, 1968, pp. 18-20.]
THE Delegation of the Central Committee of the Indonesian Communist Party issued a statement in September on the Soviet revisionist renegade clique’s fascist crime of armed aggression against Czechoslovakia. Signed by Comrade Jusuf Adjitorop, Member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Indonesian Communist Party and leader of the Delegation of the Party’s Central Committee, the statement entitled “The Marxist-Leninists and the Revolutionary People of Indonesia Most Strongly Condemn the Soviet Modern Revisionist Barbarous Aggression Against Czechoslovakia” reads in full as follows:
The barbarous armed invasion of the Soviet modern revisionists against Czechoslovakia on August 20, 1968, and their intention to occupy and rule this country permanently, have exposed their true features before the peoples of the world. It clearly proves that the Soviet modern revisionists are not just a bunch of bankrupt renegades, but they are also social-imperialists. This clique of renegades are “socialists in words but imperialists in deeds.” On the pretext of “defending socialism” in Czechoslovakia, the Soviet modern revisionists are trying to justify their aggression against Czechoslovakia. It is the Khrushchovite revisionist clique itself which, after having usurped the leadership of the C.P.S.U. and of the state of the Soviet Union, has brought about an all-round restoration of capitalism in the Soviet Union, and at the same time aroused an adverse current of capitalist restoration in a number of socialist countries of Eastern Europe. The Soviet modern revisionist clique headed by Brezhnev and Kosygin is the centre of the counter-revolutionary activities to restore capitalism in the socialist camp which it has destroyed; it is the centre of the activities of modern revisionism the world over against socialism, revolution, people and communism. It is the centre of the activities of world modern revisionism for its capitulationist collaboration with the imperialists headed by U.S. imperialism. It is the centre of the world renegades, the slaves and mercenaries of U.S. imperialism. It is the Soviet modern revisionists’ own agents who have been obediently bringing about counter-revolutionary, anti-people restoration of capitalism in Czechoslovakia.
The Soviet modern revisionists went wild and lined up their puppets from Poland, East Germany, Bulgaria and Hungary to launch a savage aggression against Czechoslovakia, because the Dubcek modern revisionist clique was not loyal enough, because the Dubcek clique wished to be free to sell itself to U.S. imperialism directly. All nonsensical pretexts of the Soviet modern revisionists to justify their aggression against Czechoslovakia only made them, and their accomplices in Poland, Bulgaria, East Germany, Hungary and Czechoslovakia, even more exposed. This savage aggression shows the further disintegration within the modern revisionist camp.
The aggression of the modern revisionists headed by the revisionist leading clique of the C.P.S.U. has revealed further the monstrous collusion of the C.P.S.U. revisionist leading clique with the U.S. imperialists to redivide the world into their “spheres of influence,” namely, Eastern Europe is recognized as within the “sphere of influence” of the Soviet modern revisionists, while Middle East and Southeast Asia including south Vietnam as within the “sphere of influence” of the United States. This criminal collusion is to give them “freedom of action” in their so-called respective spheres of influence. This is a big plot condemned and strongly opposed by all Marxist-Leninists and revolutionary peoples all over the world. The Soviet modern revisionists who have become social-imperialists and the U.S. imperialists will certainly fail in their unscrupulous attempt to redivide the world into their “spheres of influence.” As Comrade Mao Tse-tung pointed out long ago: “The people of all countries, the masses comprising more than 90 per cent of the entire population, sooner or later want revolution and sooner or later support Marxism-Leninism. They will not support revisionism. Though some people may support revisionism for a while, they will eventually cast it aside. They are bound to awaken gradually; they are bound to oppose the imperialists and reactionaries in all countries; they are bound to oppose revisionism.”
The Czechoslovak incident has further convincingly educated the revolutionary people all over the world about the rottenness and bankruptcy of the modern revisionists.
In face of the Soviet modern revisionist savage aggression, the Czechoslovak modern revisionist clique has demonstrated its traitorous features by prohibiting the people to resist the aggression. By signing the Moscow agreement, the Czechoslovak revisionist clique has further sold out the interests of the Czechoslovak people. But the heroic Czechoslovak people, like the great Soviet people, and the revolutionary people of Poland, Bulgaria, East Germany, Hungary and other countries under the savage yoke of the modern revisionists, will certainly rise up in struggle and eventually overthrow the modern revisionist rulers. By using Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tse-tung’s thought as their most powerful weapon, the Marxist-Leninists and revolutionary peoples of these countries will certainly seize back the state power usurped by the revisionists, thoroughly smash the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie, and re-establish the dictatorship of the proletariat.
The Soviet modern revisionists — social-imperialists — and the U.S. imperialists cannot do as they wish like a big power with giant cannons in the era of the reign of “gunboat policy,” which could always dictate its will to the oppressed peoples and oppressed nations. This era will never return again.
In the world of today there is a mighty bastion of the world revolution, which is red and will remain red for ever, i.e., the great People’s Republic of China. With the all-round victory of the great proletarian cultural revolution in China, under the leadership of the great Chinese Communist Party and Chairman Mao Tse-tung, the great People’s China has been further strengthened as the mightiest bastion and the most reliable backing of the world revolution. The great proletarian cultural revolution has also promoted further the propagation of Mao Tse-tung’s thought, the acme of Marxism-leninism in the present era, to the whole world, and the revolutionary peoples begin to use this most powerful weapon in their struggle to defeat the imperialists headed by the U.S. imperialists, the modern revisionists headed by the C.P.S.U. leading clique, and the reactionaries of all countries. In Europe, the people of Albania, under the leadership of the Albanian Party of Labour and Comrade Enver Hoxha, are firmly consolidating the dictatorship of the proletariat and the socialist system, and they also stand in the forefront of this struggle. The Marxist-Leninists and the revolutionary peoples all over the world have dealt heavy blows to their enemies and are gradually gaining one victory after another. U.S. imperialism and its accomplices, the social-imperialists — Soviet modern revisionists, and reactionaries of all countries, are approaching nearer and nearer their bankruptcy and their ultimate collapse. Now, the world revolution has entered a new era, the era in which imperialism is heading for total collapse and socialism is advancing to worldwide victory. The modern revisionists cannot escape the same fate as that of the imperialists.
The U.S. imperialists and the Soviet modern revisionists are on the verge of extinction and are conducting a last-ditch struggle. In Eastern Europe, the Soviet modern revisionists launched aggression against Czechoslovakia and continue to occupy it. In Indonesia, the Soviet modern revisionists are intensifying still more their counter-revolutionary activities, assisting the Suharto-Nasution fascist regime, economically and militarily, to murder the progressive people and the Communists of Indonesia. The Soviet modern revisionists are also carrying out activities to split the Indonesian revolutionary movement, vainly attempting to split the Connnunist Party of Indonesia! The Soviet modern revisionists are also conducting criminal activities, rallying a handful of P.K.I. renegades in Moscow and using these scums of history to intensify their activities to split the P.K.I. and the revolutionary people of Indonesia, to persecute Indonesian Communists and progressives and expel them from the Soviet Union. The Marxist-Leninists and the revolutionary people of Indonesia most strongly condemn these counter-revolutionary activities of the Soviet modern revisionists. At present the Indonesian people, who under the leadership of the P.K.I. are launching revolutionary armed struggle and surmounting every difficulty, will, under the guidance of Mao Tse-tung’s thought, certainly smash the schemes of the Soviet modern revisionists against the Indonesian people, overthrow the Suharto-Nasution fascist regime and achieve ultimate victory.
It is pointed out in the document of “Self-Criticism by the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Indonesian Communist Party” that “the Indonesian Marxist-Leninists and revolutionaries, on the basis of their own experience in struggle, do not have the slightest doubt about the correctness of Comrade Mao Tse-tung’s thesis that the imperialists and all reactionaries are paper tigers. In appearance, they are terrifying, but in reality they are not so powerful. From a long-term point of view, it is not the reactionaries but the people who are really powerful. The military dictatorship of the Right-wing army generals which is now in power is also a paper tiger. In appearance they are powerful and terrifying. But in reality they are not so powerful, because they are not supported but, on the contrary, are opposed by the people, because their ranks are beset by contradictions, and because they are quarrelling among themselves for a bigger share of their plunder and for greater power.”
The Marxist-Leninists and the revolutionary people of Indonesia most strongly condemn the barbarous aggression of the Soviet modern revisionists against Czechoslovakia and resolutely support the struggle of the revolutionary peoples of Czechoslovakia, of the Soviet Union and of other countries to overthrow the modern revisionist cliques which are oppressing them. The Marxist-Leninists and the revolutionary people of Indonesia are firmly convinced that the revolutionary people of Czechoslovakia will surely intensify their struggle against the military occupation of the Soviet modern revisionists, against the Dubcek traitorous clique which has fallen on its knees and capitulated under the threat of Soviet guns and tanks, and has sold out the country and the nation.
The people of Czechoslovakia and of Indonesia are both facing the common enemies, namely, the imperialists headed by the United States, the Soviet modern revisionists and the Czechoslovak clique of modern revisionists and the reactionaries who have become their lackeys. So long as the Czechoslovak and Indonesian people persist in carrying out armed struggle by relying upon the masses, persevere in a protracted struggle and, above all, hold aloft the great red banner of Mao Tse-tung’s thought, the class enemies and the people’s enemies will surely be defeated!
Down with the social-imperialists, Soviet modern revisionists!
Down with the renegades, Czechoslovak modern revisionist clique!
Down with U.S. imperialism!
Long live the revolutionary struggle of the Czechoslovak people!
Long live the great Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tse-tung’s thought!
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