Friday, September 29, 2017

1 - The importance of Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution Successes – Lessons CC, CPI (Maoist) February 26th, 2017

(On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution of China) 
 It is fifty years to the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution of China by the 16th of May 2016. The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution of China started on the 16th of May, 1966 and continued until October 1976. The Communist Party of China took up Great Debate under the leadership of Comrade Mao Tse-tung against modern revisionism (1956-1966) that stood as a symbol of this new beginning. During the Great Debate, a few capitalist roaders among the key persons in the Central Committee of the CPC like Li Shao-chi and Deng Hsiao-ping took up shelter in the modern revisionist theory of ‘forces of production’. The Great Debate much more intensified and lastly led to the GPCR that shook the world. The internal struggle that began between the capitalist roader Li Shao-chi and his revisionist clique, and the genuine revolutionaries in the CPC since 1956 gradually led to antagonistic contradiction due to the traitorous actions of Li Shao Chi. So the CPC under the leadership of Mao gave the call for GPCR, “destroy the capitalist centre” on the 16th of May 1966. This was a theoretical, political struggle and a great upsurge of revolutionary masses. Through the new forms of organization like Cultural Revolution Groups, Revolutionary Committees, Congresses and the Plenaries, workers, peasants, soldiers, students-youth, red guards, revolutionary intellectuals, revolutionary cadres and leadership rose to make the Cultural Revolution a success.
The objective of GPCR is – to continue revolution in all the fields of superstructure in order to advance the Socialist Economic system under the proletarian dictatorship towards the construction of Communist society; to absolutely eliminate the possibilities of the restoration of the classes overthrown in the New Democratic Revolution (the big landlord, comprador bureaucratic bourgeois classes serving imperialism) and to continue revolution in the dictatorship of the proletariat to fail their attempts for capitalist restoration. GPCR also had the immediate aim to end revisionism, employ the mass strength in a struggle form based on mass line to remove the capitalist roaders settled in the Party leadership and Party organization. This was a tortuous class struggle against the capitalist roaders and the continuation in China of the world wide struggle against modern revisionism. It was the signal of a new phase in the advancement of Chinese revolution. Regarding GPCR the constitution of our Party said – ‘Socialist society covers a considerable long historical period. Throughout this historical period, there will be classes, class contradictions and class struggle. The struggle between Socialist road and Capitalist road will also continue to exist. Only depending on and carrying forward the theory of continuing the revolution under the dictatorship of the proletariat can correctly resolve all these contradictions. In this context the GPCR initiated and led by Mao Tse Tung was a great political revolution carried out under the conditions of Socialism by the proletariat against the bourgeoisie and all other exploiting classes to consolidate the dictatorship of the proletariat and there by fighting against the danger of capitalist restoration’. GPCR proved Mao’s teaching that ‘a lot of cultural revolutions are needed to achieve Communism’. This would be possible only through the construction and consolidation of Socialist society. GPCR contributed to divorce from the revisionist trends in the Communist movements of various countries across the globe, by fighting with them and choose the revolutionary line in the direction of MLM. Maoist Parties were formed in almost all the countries. Proletarian Parties of many countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America (Philippines, Turkey, India, Peru) took up and are continuing armed agrarian revolutionary struggles and protracted people’s war. Inspired with the GPCR and as a continuation of Great Debate, the forces
representing the struggle against the revisionism of CPI and later CPI(M) supported MLM and started digesting it theoretically and mainly in their revolutionary practice. Thus, condemning the program of the 7th Congress of CPI(M) as revisionism, the first rank great leaders like Comrade CM, Comrade KC and many other Maoist forces in large numbers came into the fore. The Great Naxalbari Uprising Comrade Charu Mazumdar led and started on the 23rd of May, 1967 initiated the ‘Spring Thunder’ in India. Since then the history of the Communist movement took a qualitative new turn. On the eve of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the GPCR we need to know the prominence, the greatness and the theoretical understanding of the revolution. We must secure this theory and creatively apply it in the future revolutionary struggles. We must synthesize the good and the bad of this great struggle in the light of dialectical materialist theory. By eliminating the bad we would be able to implement the theory of GPCR with a genuine revolutionary spirit. Imperialists, modern revisionists of Russia and China, the reactionaries, the capitalist roaders of Western Europe made ill propaganda on the GPCR then and also now. We must expose this among the world proletariat, peasantry and other broad oppressed masses. Workers, peasants and all the oppressed masses will be liberated only with the attainment of Socialism and Communism. In order to understand the GPCR in this perspective, we must briefly understand the historical experience of the International Communist Movement, study the background, the process, the mistakes, the successes and the lessons of the GPCR.


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