Editors’ Note: We are publishing the following statement, “Defend the Great Leadership of Chairman Gonzalo and His All-Powerful Gonzalo Thought!” from the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist newspaper, Communist International. Minor edits were made to improve clarity and readability.
Proletarians of all countries, unite!
On December 3rd we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Chairman Gonzalo and the day of the People’s Liberation Army of Peru.
On September 11, Chairman Gonzalo has given his life for the unfading Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, the Party, and the People’s War in the highest shining trench of combat at the Callao Naval Base, glorious blood spilled to bear fruit in Peru, but also generously flowed to illuminate the world.
With the sacrifice of his own life Chairman Gonzalo has defeated the plan of the CIA-Yankee-reaction-LOD to destroy him as Head of the Party and the revolution, as the greatest Marxist-Leninist-Maoist of the present epoch, head of the world proletarian revolution, seeking to infamous him as a revisionist and capitulator, as a renegade of Maoism, people’s war and the PCP.
This monstrous and infamous crime against the most important revolutionary prisoner of war in the world as part of the genocide against the Peruvian people has been consummated by mandate of Biden, executed by governmental mandate of the counterrevolutionary rondero Pedro Castillo Terrones and with the direct help of the rat “Miriam.” The reactionary plan applied for nearly 29 years always crashed against the unbending, fierce resistance of the great proletarian leadership, the great communist, who, having become a prisoner of war of the old Peruvian state, transformed the concentration camp of the Callao Naval Base into the highest shinning trench of combat.
Chairman Gonzalo, like the communists, combatants, sons of the masses during these more than 41 years of people’s war in Peru, with ideology, courage, and heroism boldly deployed in the fierce challenge of war, gave his life for the people’s war.
This year marks the 86th anniversary of the birth of Chairman Gonzalo, the greatest Marxist-Leninist-Maoist of the present era, the leader of the Party, and the Peruvian revolution. In its process of development, the Peruvian revolution, like every revolution, through the struggle of the proletariat as the leading class and, above all, of the Communist Party, which upholds its inalienable class interests, generated – by necessity and historical coincidence – a leadership of recognized authority and ascendancy in Chairman Gonzalo. A leadership solidly based on his all-powerful Gonzalo thought.
Concretely, Chairman Gonzalo’s leadership and Gonzalo thought are generated in the process of reconstituting the Party led by the Red Faction and, principally, of initiating, maintaining, and developing the people’s war. This is extremely important, this is the main thing because in the process of Gonzalo Thought it is the people’s war that has driven it, that has led it to become concrete as Gonzalo Thought.
The history of the Party shows, Chairman Gonzalo said on a solemn occasion, that the people’s war has made us understand deeply things already known and has made us understand many new things, solve new problems and see new problems still to be solved and it also makes us understand that there are many more things that will have to be dealt with.
Chairman Gonzalo and the Communist Party of Peru, leading the people’s war as part of and in the service of the world proletarian revolution, understands Maoism more deeply and starts the campaign for Maoism in 1982 and then takes up the defense of Marxism with the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist counter-offensive, Gonzalo Thought; first, against the triple revisionist attack of Gorbachev-Teng-Hoxa, then, against the convergent attack of imperialism, reaction and revisionism and, from the beginning of the 1990s to the present, against the general counter-revolutionary offensive led by US imperialism as the sole hegemonic superpower.
Chairman Gonzalo, in 1986, stated that these concerted attacks were only a prologue to a new development of our ideology because Marxism has not taken a single step in life without struggle. In the struggle to impose Maoism and its defense, Chairman Gonzalo has contributed to the development of the ideology of the proletariat, to the great process of development of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and the CP became the Red Faction of the international communist movement.
Today, progress has been made in recognizing the universally valid contributions of Chairman Gonzalo to the world proletarian revolution. It is a problem of time because understanding the personality and work of such historical figures as Chairman Gonzalo and Gonzalo Thought requires time. To deepen the understanding of his work as a whole requires further development of the world proletarian revolution through people’s war; only in this way will we be in a position to deepen our understanding and appreciation of it. It is a theoretical and practical problem, thus a problem of the correspondence of the objective and subjective process of the material world. Without practice there is no knowledge (Marx’s 1st These on Feuerbach).
At the 1st Congress the content of Gonzalo thought was specified, more substantially expressed in the general political line and the military line which is its core, it did not deal with his contributions to the three integral parts of Marxism. And it was said: “aiming at what is fundamental within it, the problem of political power.“ Power here in Peru because it is the Peruvian revolution, although being a thought that unfolds within Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, necessarily has to be “inextricably linked to the conquest of power by the proletariat in the whole world.“ Otherwise it would not be communist, it would not be inscribed within Marxism-Leninism-Maoism.
The main thing in Chairman Gonzalo’s theoretical and practical work, which led him to give his own life, is to have defined Maoism as the new, third, and highest stage of the ideology of the proletariat and to have established the fundamental aspect of power and how it is conquered and defended, i.e., people’s war. His work can be summed up in having reconstituted the Party, initiated and led the people’s war in Peru, proving the full validity of Maoism and the universality and invincibility of the people’s war. To have defined Maoism as the new and to have defended it as he struggled to impose it on the world is merit enough for Chairman Gonzalo.
Chairman Gonzalo systematizes what was developed in the theory and practice of the Chinese and world revolution by Chairman Mao at the First Congress of the CP (February 1988) stating that:
“All that has been explained in the contents leads us to two questions:
What is fundamental in Maoism? Political Power is fundamental in Maoism. Political power for the proletariat, power for the dictatorship of the proletariat, power based on an armed force led by the Communist Party. More explicitly:
- Political power under the leadership of the proletariat in the democratic revolution;
- Political power for the dictatorship of the proletariat in the socialist and cultural revolutions;
- Political power based on an armed force led by the Communist Party, conquered and defended through people’s war.
And, what is Maoism? Maoism is the elevation of Marxism-Leninism to a new, third, and superior stage in the struggle for proletarian leadership of the democratic revolution, the development of the construction of socialism, and the continuation of the revolution under the proletarian dictatorship as a proletarian cultural revolution; when imperialism deepens its decomposition and revolution has become the main tendency of history, amidst the most complex and largest wars seen to date and the implacable struggle against contemporary revisionism.”
He goes on to say: “People’s war, the military theory of the proletariat, implies universal validity; this is the point under discussion. People’s war is universal, and this must be well understood, which means that it applies in all circumstances in which the proletariat leads, taking into account the character of the revolution: whether it is democratic, whether it is socialist or whether it is a cultural revolution, and taking into account the specific conditions of each country.”
In the definition of Maoism it has been specified, at what point it occurs. Taking Chairman Mao’s own ideas, he speaks of the decomposition of imperialism: “when imperialism deepens its decomposition and revolution has become the main tendency of history.”
Chairman Gonzalo tells us that since the 80s of the last century imperialism has increased the exploitation of the whole world for a new accumulation of capital, thus increasing the misery and oppression of the masses all over the world, mainly in the oppressed nations. That this leads to the accumulation of a great explosiveness of the masses ready to revolt, that the situation is like a cauldron ready to explode on all sides. As it has been doing since the second decade of this century and more pronounced in this decade spurred by the so-called “corona-crisis,” a crisis within the general crisis of imperialism. “Corona-crisis” which is inseparable from the new world economic crisis, the crisis of capitalist over-production. The crisis that leads to the destruction of productive forces in a form not seen since the Second World War, amidst an avalanche of anti-worker and anti-people measures of the reactionary governments “legitimizing” them as necessary for the fight against the pandemic, the result of the political management of the imperialists, reactionaries and revisionists, which has allowed the expansion of the COVID-19 epidemic into the COVID-19 pandemic and generated something that is nothing less than a crime of genocide against the peoples of the world, which continues to develop catastrophically for the immense masses of the world.
It is the time of the sharpening of the crisis of imperialism and bureaucratic capitalism throughout the world when its decomposition is deepening when all contradictions are sharpening; when the revolutionary situation is developing further and developing unevenly throughout the world, expressed in great activity of the masses, its explosiveness makes all reactionaries and their revisionist servants tremble; it is manifesting itself everywhere, marching to great explosions never seen before. This objective situation is being met by the development of the subjective factor, mainly the process of the Communist Parties, as Marxist-Leninist-Maoist parties, mainly Maoist, parties of a new type, militarised to initiate new people’s wars. Thus opening a new moment or period of revolutions as part of the new great wave of the world proletarian revolution, within the period of the “50 to 100 years” in which the strategic offensive of the world revolution is inscribed. It shows that revolution is the main historical and political trend in today’s world. This situation determines the tasks, strategy, and tactics of the Communist Parties all over the world.
At this moment, when imperialism deepens its decomposition, tensions and turmoil occur all over the world, it is the moment of the strategic offensive of the world proletarian revolution. Chairman Gonzalo puts forward that the process of the world revolution to sweep imperialism and reaction off the face of the earth has three moments: 1st strategic defensive; 2nd strategic balance; and 3rd strategic offensive of the world revolution. And applying the law of contradiction to everything, it tells us, it has as its counterpart the offensive of the counter-revolution.
Therefore, as part of and at the service of the general counter-revolutionary offensive, led by US imperialism as the sole hegemonic superpower, the main enemy of the peoples of the world and the self-appointed world counter-revolutionary gendarme, is the new revisionism led by the rats of the revisionist and capitulationist ROL in Peru, Prachanda in Nepal, Avakian in the USA, etc.
The revisionist and capitulationist ROL in Peru, as the head of the new revisionism worldwide, denies the Marxist, Marxist-Leninist-Maoist, Gonzalo Thought, congress, denies the Basis of Party Unity and all party agreements and events; among other pearls, the ROL denies the semi-colonial and semi-feudal character, on which a bureaucratic capitalism develops, in the countries of the Third World, saying that these have ceased to be so because of “neo-liberalism” and that in Peru, also because with the people’s war the semi-feudal relations were destroyed and Peru became dependent capitalist and “that the present struggle is for democratic rights, a new constitution, and sovereignty;” these renegades deny what Maoism and Gonzalo Thought have established, that until the democratic revolution is completed with the seizure of power throughout the country, the domination of imperialism, bureaucratic capitalism, and semi-feudalism will not have been destroyed. In Peru, where the reaction has re-established the old power, it has thereby re-established the old relations of production, i.e. semi-feudalism.
The new revisionism led internationally by the ROL, headed by the rat “Miriam,” denies the role of the peasantry in the world proletarian revolution (WPR). Understanding the importance of the peasantry for the WPR is key, not only for communists in the oppressed countries but throughout the world. The revisionists of the ROL put forward the disappearance of the peasantry, that Peru is not semi-feudal, but dependent capitalist and the revolution is socialist, like the TKP-ML, as in Nepal and many others and also accompanied by the right wing, who propose that the peasantry is going to disappear in the world.
The understanding of the importance of the agrarian question, of the struggle of the peasantry in the Third World, includes an important contribution of Chairman Gonzalo, who, understanding bureaucratic capitalism, contributed to Maoism, without understanding what is bureaucratic capitalism inseparable from imperialist domination and semi-feudalism, one cannot understand the social process in these countries and the dynamics in these countries and the whole world, when imperialism has become more monopolistic, more parasitic or more developed status of decomposition and more dying. Imperialism has advanced further in its decomposition, through the export of capital, through the export of capital it has subjected the economies and enterprises in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe to the vertical organization of its monopolies, the so-called global value chains, by moving mainly in the 1990s and the first decade of the 2000s large parts of the industries for production to these places outside the so-called imperialist centers. By exporting capital at levels never seen before, speculation has been increased worldwide, further fueled by so-called sovereign debt, treasury bonds, EU bonds. The monetary policy of the FED, the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan, the Bank of England has made the cost of money cheaper in the imperialist centers, so it has sought to increase its value in those countries where the interest rates are higher, i.e. in the countries of bureaucratic capitalism.
The new revisionism denies the developing revolutionary situation internationally. It denies the uneven development of favorable subjective conditions corresponding to the development of the objective situation, it denies Maoism as the new third and higher stage of the ideology of the proletariat, it denies the development of the revolution with people’s wars in the world, the contemporaries in Peru, India, on the Philippines, in Turkey and those who are at the evening before its initiation, and they negate the advances in the reconstitution of the Communist Parties.
Imperialism throughout the world, showing all its decay and rottenness, is sustained by the bloody bayonets of mercenary armies that will be powerless before us. Anyone who takes a look at the world today will see that we are facing a situation where the world proletarian revolution is the only way out, the only road for humanity and that the development of the objective and subjective conditions in the world are favorable for revolution. On this celebratory occasion of such significance for the world proletarian revolution, we reaffirm the need to strive strenuously, sparing nothing, for the Unified Maoist International Conference and for the New International Organisation of the Proletariat to emerge from it.
We reiterate, this December 3, 2021, our commitment to give our lives to defend the leadership of Chairman Gonzalo and his all-powerful Gonzalo Thought, therefore, to continue developing the two united and inseparable campaigns, that is, the campaign for Maoism and the campaign for the defense of Chairman Gonzalo and his all-powerful Gonzalo Thought, aiming against the new revisionism headed by the rats of the revisionist and capitulationist ROL headed by the traitorous rat “Miriam.” Targeting the revisionist and capitulationist ROL in Peru, as the head of the new revisionism on a world level.
Eternal honor and glory to Chairman Gonzalo!
Long live the Communist Party of Peru!
Long live the People’s Liberation Army!
People’s war until Communism!
Chairman Gonzalo lives in his all-powerful Gonzalo Thought!
Editorial Staff of CI-IC.ORG
December 3, 2021
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