Saturday, May 18, 2013

On the Maoist Party

The Maoist Party

What should be the qualities of an organisation to become the vanguard of a new society and humans, what should be the methods of party building corresponding to this, what should be the position of the party within the dictatorship of the proletariat? Can a proletarian party retain its communist qualities today without becoming a Maoist party? Is the Maoist party just another name for communist party? Or does it contain something new, in its very nature and methods of work?

Joint May Day Statement 2013

The popular masses want to overthrow the capitalist, imperialist governments and the governments who are their servants!
Proletarians want to unite for the Party of the revolution!
Communists support anti-imperialist struggles and develop People’s Wars for the world proletarian revolution!

Imperialism is the "highest stage of capitalism” —a stage of “parasitism and decay” (Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism). Now is the time to bury it, as soon as possible. The crisis of capitalism is like a chronic disease that torments it. It creates the grounds for its death.

The crisis of capitalism is above all a crisis of overproduction: “In these crises, there breaks out an epidemic that, in all earlier epochs, would have seemed an absurdity —the epidemic of over-production. Society suddenly finds itself put back into a state of momentary barbarism.” (Marx and Engels, The Communist Manifesto)

But it is the time when the bourgeoisie intensify its efforts to make the proletarians and masses pay for the crisis. As Marx and Engels have written more than 150 years ago in the Communist Manifesto: “The weapons with which the bourgeoisie felled feudalism to the ground are now turned against the bourgeoisie itself. But not only has the bourgeoisie forged the weapons that bring death to itself; it has also called into existence the men who are to wield those weapons — the modern working class —the proletarians.

Today, the world proletarians have never been so numerous, along with the people’s masses they represent at least 90% of the population; and these 90% are those who are affected by the crisis and need a radical change in the society. “The proletarian movement is the self-conscious, independent movement of the immense majority, in the interest of the immense majority.” (Ibid.)