This has been an incredible year for
the Leading Light Communist Organization, full of growth, hard work,
and accomplishment. We have spent most of the year developing and
improving upon our robust infrastructure, and we are now poised to
enter the new year with a renewed vigor. As 2019 draws to a close, we
celebrate a successful 12 months of progress together with our
wonderful comrades from around the world.
This New Year is of particular
significance, because in 2020 we commemorate 10 years since the
founding of our Organization. For a decade, the Leading Light
Communist Organization has been transforming the global communist
movement with groundbreaking theory, insightful political analysis,
and a global practice that sets the standard for like-minded
organizations and parties. We should observe this momentous
anniversary with pride and confidence, as the Organization we have
built together stands stronger than ever.
I would like to take this opportunity
to welcome all of the new comrades that have joined us this year, as
well as some old comrades who have returned to us. You strengthen our
Organization and bring us closer to victory through your support.
Thank you for joining (or rejoining) the struggle.
And to our comrades that have weathered
the storm with us for years, who have sacrificed and risked so much,
you are appreciated more than can be expressed.
To all our Comrades, new or veteran, I
look forward to shouldering our burdens and celebrating our victories
together in 2020.
While we have much to celebrate, we
also mourn the loss of a once dear comrade, who passed away earlier
this year. Prairie Fire, who was integral to crafting our theory and
authored many of our earlier articles, lost his battle with drug
addiction this past April. Although he was expelled from our ranks in
2016, we still recognize and honor the important role he played in
the formative years of our Organization.
New Challenges for a New Year
As we enter the new year, we must as
always adapt our theory and strategy to meet the new challenges that
our movement now faces. While we have been busy advancing the science
of revolution, our enemies have been hard at work advancing their
science of oppression.
In 2019 we have witnessed a marked increase in the sophistication of bourgeois power, from “regime change” operations and imperialist-backed coups and uprisings to media disinformation campaigns and surveillance technology. Furthermore, the imperialists are now attempting to normalize these crimes. They are now openly admitting the motivations for their malfeasance, rather than hiding behind the guise of humanitarianism which has been the convention for the past 75 years.
We cannot let this atrocious state of
affairs become the “new normal.” We must work to develop new
analysis and strategies to not only counter the imperialists’
schemes, but also to advance our own progress towards communism.
In 2020 the LLCO will concentrate on
expanding our global influence by continuing to build New Power,
increasing recruitment, expanding our online networks, and countering
the false narratives that are spoon-fed to the masses by the
imperialist propaganda machine. We will continue to fight, as we have
for the past decade, to create a world free from all oppression. A
world of equality and justice, led by the principles of Leading Light
Communism! Forward to 2020!
Leading Light Communist Organization