We found you in internet, and too we found the Communist Maoist party of Manipur. We are interested to both organizations, because, we have the same international line which come from principality of Maoism as Command of World Revolution.
– Organization of the Workers of Afghanistan Marxist-Leninist-Maoist, principally Maoist (Feb. 15th, 2012)
I originally intended to write a blog entry outlining some preliminary thoughts I had on the work of the noted council communist theoretician and historian of science, Anton Pannekoek, regarding his ideas regarding the party and worker consciousness. But due to my own time limitations and just having read the new sectarian attack by a new “online Maoist” presence, the Organization of the Workers of Afghanistan (Marxist-Leninist-Maoist, principally Maoist), on a legitimate Maoist organisation, the Communist (Maoist) Party of Afganistan, I have decided to write about this new farcical phenomenon: online Maoism.
There is nothing new about the existence of organisation and groups that have more words in their name than actual members, indeed at different points in my life I have even found myself a member of different ones, but what is new is the capacity of such groups to make their voice heard by a larger number of forces than ever before. In the past, your little groupsicle of you and your best friend forever (right before you denounce one another) was likely to either go unheard of or only have a visible presence in very limited areas of work, but today any party-of-one with a computer and library card is able to go online, make international declarations about the need for revolution and bombard us with their half-witted opinions on things that they obviously have not bothered to, or are incapable of understanding. In the last few months there has been a rash of such online Maoist groupsicles that have been denouncing this and that organisation around the world for having adopted a revisionist line. Revisionism is an old slur that has been hurled by all and sundry, and sometimes is even on the mark as even a broken clock is right twice a day (for example the half-baked theories of Chairman Bob of the RCP,USA called the “new synthesis”). However, this new tendency of online Maoist groupsicles has sought to demarcate itself from the rest of the circus that is the contemporary Left by developing a new danger, centrism. Centrism is a sin that some organisations around the world have made by suggesting that there exists a “red” faction within the UCPN(Maoist), and for expressing the desire to include said “red” fraction in any new international regroupment of Maoists. This charge is based on the following argument: the UCPN(Maoist) is a revisionist organisation; all of its members are revisionist as well because they have not split with with the UCPN(Maoist) and; thus there is no “red” fraction inside the UCPN(Maoist) because if they are truly revolutionary they would have already split from the UCPN(Maoist). Indeed, it becomes quickly clear that those who are making this charge are incapable of grasping what a two-line struggle looks like in an organisation that is not simply comprised of five adolescent men gathering around their mother’s kitchen table, and actually has hundreds of thousands of members organised into either the party itself or involved in party-led mass organisations. Comically these organisations often are closely aligned to a group of supporters of the PCP that continue to defend Chairman Gonzalo, harbour utopic delusions about the protracted people’s war in Peru, and emphasise the need for Maoist formations to recognise that Marxism-Leninism-Maoism is an insufficient formulation and should recognise “Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, principally Maoism”. Indeed, this ridiculous latter charge about “Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, principally Maoism” demonstrates a complete lack of knowledge about Maoism.
Finally, I have to say that this latest open letter does great disservice to the revolutionary movement of Afghanistan as it clarifies nothing about the balance of forces in Afghanistan, and instead simply muddies the waters even further. Indeed, most Leftists around the world unfortunately know little about the Communist (Maoist) Party of Afghanistan as it as, are further burdened with prejudices against Maoism and revolutionary movements that are Maoist in nature, and all this letter does is to make the revolutionary movement in Afghanistan sound completely surreal or out-there, and marginalised. Furthermore, it is noteworthy that this online organisation does not attack the Afghanistan Liberation Organisation or RAWA (its women’s front), which are actually revisionist organisations and are accomplices in the American-lackey regime. I really hope that the Maoist Communist Party of Manipur will distance itself from such online entities.
Letter of the Organization of the Workers of Afghanistan (Marxist-Leninist-Maoist, principally Maoist) To Proletarian Party of East Bengal (Maoist Unity Group) [Bangladesh]
Hello Dear Comrades,
Organization of the Workers of Afghanistan (Marxist-Leninist-Maoist, principally Maoist) is the vanguard of the proletariat and other oppressed of Afghanistan. We are fighting for the cause of Communism. We Believe that: Only Maoism May Assume The Command of The World Revolution. So, The New Democratic Revolution of Afghanistan is part of the world proletarian revolution.
We are very unhappily by seeing that: today there is no Maoist world center. Once RIM seemed to fulfill such a base. But wrong line of RIM, especially its undermining of the works of Chairman Gonzalo, deviated this organization from the line of Maoism, and lead it towards Avakianist opportunist line. We strongly believe that: only Maoism may lead the oppressed people of the world to victory.
In Afghanistan, the US imperialism and her Co. imperialist and hegemonist united forces, have destroyed every thing. They have invaded our country and have suppressed the people of our country. Everyday they commit new crimes. They kill the people. they rape young girls and boys. they put on fire our villagers, and finally they have brought slavery for all our society. Only the unity of the proletariat and other oppressed classes may bring the ability of building an independent strong Afghanistan by breaking down the invaders. Only New Democracy can save us.
So, the unity of Afghan Maoists is the key to build a strong Communist party based on Maoism. unfortunately, the Maoist forces of Afghanistan are still scattered, and they still lack a central unity point. This mainly comes from the domination of Centrism and Avakianism among the major section of Maoists. Our organization is the first and the only organization in Afghanistan which bases itself in Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Principally Maoism. We believe on concentric construction of the three magic tools of revolution. We believe on ” Peoples’ War until Communism”. We are on building a new organization up on thesis of Chairman Gonzalo: A militarized Maoist organization that be able to fulfill the peoples’ war. We strong emphasize in: People make the history, the party leads.
We found you in internet, and too we found the Communist Maoist party of Manipur. We are interested to both organizations, because, we have the same international line which come from principality of Maoism as Command of World Revolution. Today, in Afghanistan, centrist parties and organizations claiming to be Maoists, are denying the People’s war until communism. For example. Communist Maoist party of Afghanistan, which is an ex-Avakianist party, still denies chairman Gonzalo’s achievements. It still denies “Thought” to be a Maoist one. “Afghanistan Maoists” is another group which argues to be a Maoist one, but it has a diversity and enmity with chairman Gonzalo and Principality of Maoism. They reject Principality of Maoism and our organization. They reject us because they claim that principality of Maoism is not true. Nevertheless, our organization, however alone, is fighting and leading a two lines struggle. We are fighting for communism, so We Uphold, Defend and will apply Maoism. misfortunately there are still a few organizations in the world based on revolutionary Maoism. Only Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, principally Maoism can save as in a sound and strong two lines struggle. Centrists and other opportunists are hiding behind their so-called “Marxism-Leninism-Maoism” to fight against principality of Maoism. They still recognize and prefer “Mao-Tse-Tung thought” based organizations and parties, but they fail to recognize the historical importance of communist party of Peru and its achievements. They still fail to recognize Chairman Gonzalo, and some of them like “Afghanistan Maoists” assume him as non-Maoist. We uphold, defend and apply Maoism, so we do have to defend chairman Gonzalo and his all powerful thought as an international issue of a great importance for world proletariat.
We keep in contact with you because, we want to have close relation with you. We have the same true stands, and that is Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, principally Maoism. Our web address is: www.proletar.blogfa.com our email is: email@example.com still our materials in our website is in Persian. We seek to find the opportunity to translate some materials in English, and we will send them to you.
With Communist internationalist regards Long Life Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, principally Maoism
Organization of the Workers of Afghanistan Marxist-Leninist-Maoist, principally Maoist