A year ago, nine parties and organizations communist of several countries proclaimed in a joint statement: The International Unity of Communists requires the Defeat of revisionism and centrism!.
Once again they denounced the revisionist betrayal of the revolution in Nepal, they recognized the collapse the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement as leading center, rejecting the revisionist theory of Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and of the Revolutionary Communist Party,USA that they led that movement to bankruptcy. They called the Marxist Leninist Maoists to fight for the international unity of the communists demolishing the false revisionist theories and eclectic positions of centrism, tracing a deep demarcation between Marxism and opportunism across the general line of the international communist movement as a firm basis for unity to build the new International.
Following that correct line today in this new birth anniversary of Chairman Mao Tse-tung, teacher in an irreconcilable struggle against opportunism, we denounce the so called Avakian's new synthesis, adopted in 2008 by the Revolutionary Communist Party, United States (RCP,USA) as a form of revisionism, the main danger in our time for the unity of the International Communist Movement.
It is a revisionist line even more dangerous than the revisionism prachandist, so far as it presents itself as “A more radical vision of communism.” According to the RCP,USA: “In philosophy and method, the new synthesis, in an important sense, is founded the Marxism of manner more global on its scientific roots”. In the own words of Avakian, referring to the whole experience of the International Communist Movement: "I also thoroughly analyzed the errors, as well as the weak points as far as conception and method that led to those mistakes. On that basis, I have forged a cohesive theoretical framework, integral and global, that is, a synthesis. Although this development certainly arises from what have come before and after of it, also implies, as crucial element, genuine break with the conception and prior experience, whereby we call it a new synthesis.”
It is a dangerous revisionist theory that abandons the Marxist dialectical materialist method, disowns the historical experience of the proletariat in the struggle for socialism and communism and repudiates the Dictatorship of the Proletariat, touchstone to differentiate between Marxism and opportunism.
It is a dangerous revisionist theory because it appears as an overcoming of the alleged errors of Marxism and as his successor, being in reality a break with Marxism Leninism Maoism, a post theory Marxist Leninist Maoist - new form of revisionism with the old and rotten opportunist content.
The "new synthesis" of the RCP,USA has abandoned the scientific method of thinking of revolutionary Marxism to embrace the subjective idealism, ignoring the determinism in the motion of matter, where capitalism in its dying phase imperialist is determined historically to be replaced by socialism throughout the world. Rejects the decisive nature of the internal contradictions of society and the revolutionary processes in different countries, which leads to ignoring the real forces of the revolution and to the impotence to draw a strategy and tactics revolutionary.
The subjective idealist method of “new synthesis” carried to its followers to despise the objective existence of the proletariat, today only consistently revolutionary class, reducing it to a mere ideal, that in the best of cases would be represented by the petty bourgeois intelligentsia, the social basis of interest to the “new synthesis” for which the proletariat has been “reified” by Marxism since Marx himself, and especially by the Communist International. Consequently, the necessity of the proletarian party is a mere formality, being diluted in “a movement for revolution” indoctrinated in the commandments of the “new synthesis”.
The "new synthesis" of the RCP,USA is a dangerous revisionist theory that under the pretext of not “Cling religiously to all previous experience and the theory and the method associated with it” waives to the rich experience of struggle of the world proletariat, discarding the glorious past of the Communist International and the construction of socialism in Russia and China. Thus renounces to Marxist Leninist Maoist theory, since “The theory is the experience of the workers movement in all countries, taken in its general appearance.”
Hence, the RCP,USA divide the history of the International Communist Movement in a first stage that starts with the Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels and ends with the defeat of the proletariat in China in 1976; and a second stage corresponding to the “new synthesis” and “new manifesto” of the RCP, USA, presented as superior to the old Marxist and the old Manifesto considered lapsed.
Not by chance the prachandist revisionism and revisionism avakianist coincide in declaring insufficient to Marxism Leninism Maoism to resolve the problems of the revolution in the 21st Century, and hence they declare groundless the Leninist theory on imperialism, capitalism in decomposition beyond which only follows the world proletarian revolution and socialism. Against Marxism of the era of imperialism, the “new synthesis” of the RCP,USA revives and dusts old revisionist theories related with the ultra-imperialism Kautskyist; takes the bourgeois wordiness of “globalization”; rises submissive against the Yankee imperialism before whose supposed invincibility, the proletariat and peoples of the world can only resist.
Against the inevitable development of the class struggle towards the dictatorship of the proletariat and against the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in China that taught in theory and in practice the need of continuing the revolution under the dictatorship of the proletariat affirming it as the cornerstone of Marxism, the "new synthesis" of the RCP,USA opposes the bourgeois theory of “right to dissent” taken from reactionary John Stuart Mill and presented in a refined version of the prachandist “multiparty democracy” to give the bourgeoisie under socialism complete freedom, media propaganda and free political organization.
For the "new synthesis" of the RCP,USA, under socialism the proletarian dictatorship is just a “buzzword” as Kautsky called it, where there is only "people" and not classes in struggle antagonistic, and the continuation of the revolution is reduced to fantasies and intellectual exercises of petit bourgeois while the workers and peasants remain wage slaves appendages of machines and earth.4
The “new synthesis” ostentatiously presented by the RCP,USA as “the communism of the new phase,” is actually an abjuration of revolutionary Marxism a betrayal of the Declaration itself of MRI in 1993 Live Marxism Leninism Maoism!; is revisionism post Marxist Leninist Maoist unsuitable to lead the revolutionary struggle of the proletariat, and main danger of the international unity of the true Marxist Leninist Maoists forced to wage a ruthless struggle to destroy their arguments, demonstrating its reactionary character, discover its ties to old ideas bourgeois, and its identity with the stale theories opportunistic.
We reaffirm the validity of Marxism Leninism Maoism as the science of the world proletarian revolution. We defend the legacy of our teachers Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Mao; the historical experience of the international workers movement, learning from their victories and defeats in the great battles to build the organization International of the Communist, to lead the masses to the triumph of the Revolution of New Democracy and Socialism, and to build the new State of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat. We reaffirm our unwavering determination to fight for the unity in a new Communist International based in Marxism Leninism Maoism absolutely necessary to lead the world proletarian revolution to victory over the imperialist system.
1. Joint Declaration signed by
Colectivo Odio de Clase - Estado Español,
Parti Communiste Marxiste-Léniniste-Maoïste – France,
Partido Comunista del Ecuador Sol Rojo,
Partido Comunista del Perú - Base Mantaro Rojo,
Partido Comunista Popular Maoísta – Argentina,
Partido Comunista (Marxista-Leninista) de Panamá,
Proletarian Party of East Bengal (PBSP) (Maoist Unity Group)/Bangladesh,
Unión Obrera Comunista (MLM) – Colombia.
2 J, Stalin, Foundations of Leninism.
3 See “Communism: The Beginning of a New Stage”.
4 See Critical thinking and the search for truth: Today and in Socialist Society – Raymond Lotta.
AGAINST THE REVISIONIST “NEW SYNTHESIS” OF THE RCP: LONG LIVE THE MARXIST LENINIST MAOIST!
TOWARDS A NEW INTERNATIONAL COMMUNIST BASED IN THE MARXIST LENINIST MAOIST: FORWARD¡
December 26, 2012
Centre Marxiste-Léniniste-Maoïste - Belgique
Colectivo Odio de Clase – Estado Español
Grupo Reconstrucción - PERUCRPM – Estado Español
Organización Comunista Bandera Roja – Estado Español
Partido Comunista de Ecuador – Sol Rojo
Partido Comunista (Marxista-Leninista) de Panamá
Partido Comunista de Perú – Comité Base Mantaro Rojo
Unión Obrera Comunista (MLM) – Colombia