Understanding Soviet Revisionism

Understanding Soviet Revisionism Klaus MarksteinJanosik20 February 2023LLCO.org Table of Contents Introduction 1 Definitions 2 Dialectics of Societal Change 3 Economic Analysis 3.1 Distribution of Wealth 3.2 State Investment 3.3 Exploitation 3.4 The Black Market 3.5 A New Kind of Capitalism? 4 Political Analysis 4.1 The Communist Party 4.2 Trade Unions 4.3 Soviet Democracy 5 Relations …


Overturning Vulgar Third Worldism: A Practical Internationalist Approach to Revolution

Overturning Vulgar Third Worldism: A Practical Internationalist Approach to Revolution Medved Pobedy 23 June 2020 LLCO.org Last updated 14 August 2020 Contents IntroductionWhat Is “Vulgar” Third Worldism?The Roots of the Labor AristocracyThe Reactionary and Foolish Nature of the Labor AristocracyThe Many Contradictions of CapitalismConvergent and Divergent InterestsPrivilege, Propaganda, and False ConsciousnessThe Problems of Vulgar Third …


Two Roads Defeated in the Cultural Revolution Part 1: Young Generals and Mass Movements

Two Roads Defeated in the Cultural Revolution Part 1: Young Generals and Mass Movements Prairie Fire18 August 2008LLCO.org Part 2: https://llco.org/two-roads-defeated-in-the-cultural-revolution-part-2-lin-biaos-road/Part 3: https://llco.org/two-roads-defeated-part-3-proletarian-jacobins/ “Is, however, such a ‘terrible accomplishment’ not the elementary gesture of every true revolutionary? Why revolution at all, if we do not think that ‘the customary order of things should never be …


Trotskyist “Permanent Revolution” is Counter-revolution

Trotskyism has outlasted most other revisionist lines of that period, going on 80 years since Leon Trotsky’s demise. The reasons for Trotskyism’s persistence has very little to do with the successes of Trotskyist practice. Trotskyism’s persistence today has more to do with Trotsky’s excellent rhetorical skills in his speeches and writings, alongside a heavy dose of fawning by the agents of the imperialist bourgeoisie. The different and often conflicting lines expressed by Trotsky are the basis for the dozens of splinter sects calling themselves “Trotskyist” today. We are not going to get distracted by Trotsky’s many wavering and conflicting positions, and focus only what political line is revealed by actual historical Trotskyist practice.

Gandhi, Non-Violence and the Liberation of the Proletariat from Imperialism

To many Indians, the most significant aspect of Gandhi’s life is that he successfully mobilized millions of people for the de jure overthrow of British rule. For Westerners influenced by the saintly reputation created for Gandhi by ruling class propaganda, Gandhi represents a citizen of a colony who led his people to freedom without the bloodshed usually associated with national liberation struggles. Gandhi’s example is routinely used to condemn armed national liberation struggles around the world, with the mistaken assumption that it is always possible to expel foreign occupiers by non-violent means. As such, Gandhiism is the favourite philosophy of conservative opponents of actual national liberation struggles and those who support the status quo of violent imperialist domination of the Third World.

Which side are you on?

Which side are you on? LLCO.org There are many characteristics of the New Power of the Leading Light, the Dictatorship of the Proletariat. The New Power is the collection of revolutionary institutions created to replace the Old Power, the bourgeois state, institutions of civil society, etc. Leading Light states: “Marx wrote that the old society …


Revolutionary science in command, not identity politics

Revolutionary science in command, not identity politics LLCO.org The true communist movement is guided by the Leading Light of revolutionary science. Marxism was the first synthesis that applied science to the task of total revolution, of reaching communism. Marxism-Leninism was the next breakthrough. Marxism-Leninism synthesized the universal lessons of the first wave of sustained proletarian …