The Sangha Kommune (僧伽公社) Defined

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Ch’an Master Caotang siad:

There is nothing special to leadership – essentially it is a matter of controlling the evils of biased information and autocracy. Do not just go by whatever is said to you first – then the obsequities of petty people seeking favour will not be able to confuse you.

After all, the feelings of a group of people are not one, and objective reason is hard to see. You should investigate something to see its benefit or harm, examine whether it is appropriate and suitable or not; then after that you may carry it out.

True Record of Sushan (Song Dynasty)

The Chinese Buddhist monastic community is referred to as a ‘Sangha’ (Sanskrit for ‘spiritual community’), whereby men and women form a voluntary association premised upon following a strict set of rules known as the ‘Vinaya Discipline’. Within this community, there is ‘equality’ between all members, with the leaders being those who have followed these rules for the longest times. This is because such people are thought to have more experience at adhering to the Vinaya Discipline (which includes celibacy and vegetarianism), and are therefore able to effectively advise all others through the difficult times they my face in their practice. As those with little experience have less to share, they are not considered leaders whilst more experienced practitioners live in the vicinity. Of course, this is a relative matter depending upon the size of population of a community, and the length of time it has existed, and the quality of the masters (male or female) that have led it. Those who cannot keep the Vinaya Discipline (of over 200 rules) generally choose to leave on their own accord, with those who confess breaking the major rules being asked to leave and expelled from the monastic community (due to the bad example they set). However, the term ‘Sangha’ is often more loosely applied to the devout or dedicated lay community, the members of which follow at least 5, 8 or 10 vows as a life routine, and who regularly visit the local temple and volunteer their time in worthwhile social or charitable activities. In this manner, the monastic Sangha teach and guide the lay Sangha, and the lay Sangha applies the Buddha’s teachings of compassion, loving kindness and wise action to the outside the temple, and thereby expand the Buddha-Dharma beyond the temple. As the Buddha originally taught that there is no ‘difference’ in enlightened essence between the monastic and lay community, the monastics do not consider themselves ‘superior’ and the lay community does not consider itself ‘inferior’ to one another. The principle of ‘Sangha, therefore, denotes a sacred space defined and maintained through the principles of psychological and physical self-discipline and learning, premised upon a general attitude of mutual respect. The Sangha, in both essence and function, is a model for a ‘commune’ operating through the vigorous principles of  equality’, ‘discipline’ and ‘wisdom’. These are the principles embodied within this blog – regardless of the scope of its subject matter.

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The term ‘Kommune’ is taken from the German word for ‘Commune’, and is directly related to the principles of Scientific Socialism, as formulated by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Indeed, within German language editions of the works of Marx and Engels, the term ‘Kommune’ is often encountered. This type of ‘Kommune’ is also a voluntary association, albeit distinctly ‘modern’ in origination, and designed to serve the Revolutionary needs of the Proletariat – or the mass of peasants forced to work in the industrialised factories produced by the oppressive capitalist system. Working 12 to 16 hours a day, strictly by the clock, whilst being dictated to by brutal managers and the movement and operation of monotonous machines, these peasants were transformed into self-disciplined and highly exploited automatons of industry, waiting for the right historical epoch to free themselves from their endless toil for little reward. Just as the collective mind is ‘dulled’ by endless hours of repetitive toil, it is ‘freed’, ‘activated’ and ‘expanded’ when encountering the strictures of Scientific Socialism, and a non-resisting ‘false consciousness’ is replace by a resisting ‘true consciousness’. Generally, when the mind is freed from the straitjacket of oppression, the body soon follows, even though it is equally true that if the body is freed by a Revolution caused by others, then the mind soon follows! In these post-modem times, proletariat ‘true consciousness’ is much more amorphous in manifestation, particularly as factory work becomes ever less prevalent in the West. Although the modes of capitalist exploitation change with the epoch, the nature of capitalist exploitation (and class distinction) remains exactly the same. Striving for the establishment of a ‘Kommunistic’ society remains the duty of all right-minded working class people across the globe, with the Marxist principle of ‘Internationalism’ replacing nationalism and racism, etc. The point is that the ‘true consciousness’ of the working class is premised entirely upon non-hatred for one another, as this hatred has been imported into the working class by the very capitalists that exploit them! By rejecting capitalism, the working class is rejecting the greed, hatred and delusion that underlies all capitalist thought and action. This working class mission is no less ‘sacred’ than its Buddhist counter-part, and shares exactly the same essence. The author of this blog strives to agitate for the peaceful achievement of both inner and outer Revolution amongst by any means necessary (to quote Malcolm X).

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Having defined two interpretations of ‘Kommune’, it is important to also emphasis the pivotal notion of ‘education’ and the training of the human mind to discern a relevant ‘truth’ in any given situation or circumstance. Learning in a classroom, through a book, encounter groups, political meetings, protest marches, meditation sessions, or the internet, are all crucial aspects of ‘refining’ the memory and ‘honing’ the intellect. The thought processes (and emotionality) must be ‘calmed’ for the sake of ‘wise’ action and non-action when young, so that avoidable errors and mistakes are reduced to the minimum, and progressive activity increased to the maximum (to selflessly benefit humanity).  This is not always easy, and the ability to recognise non-efficient thought-patterns and behaviours should also be cultivated as a means toward achieving self-forgiveness, and the forgiveness of others. The important point is that the mind should be kept in a positive frame of operation, so that the body can be used for various types of ‘enlightened’ political, cultural and social action. The physical body must be clearly (and cleanly) directed by the mind (the seat of volition), and kept physically fit through appropriate activities. This psycho-physical training sets the stage for the refined individual to understand the frequency and quality of inner and outer energy, and immediately understand the best action (if any) to take, or instantly ‘know’ when others are ‘lying’, or presenting ‘untruth’ as ‘truth’. This ability can be further used to generate ‘correct’ work that counters the lies of a society motivated entirely by greed, racism and an indifference to the suffering of humanity and other life forms. Therefore, this ‘Sangha Kommune’ blog is a work in progress that covers a bewildering array of topics, opinions, and research data. By taking a step back away from its content – the general reader will begin to understand the underlying (and motivating) paradigm. This is essentially a ‘Kommunist’ zone where all beings are automatically ‘freed’ at the point of contact. The need for money is already ‘transcended’, and the energy frequency of the Sangha Kommune should be used by all to achieve a state of permanent ‘freedom’ in all circumstances. This is a space of permanent Cyber Kommunism, and ongoing Revolutionary activity in the form of ‘exposing’ and ‘dissolving’ the bourgeois system and its redundant mode of capitalist organisation.

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Ch’an Wuzu said:

The Ch’an community is a place for the moulding of Sages and ordinary people, and for nurturing and developing potential ability. It is a source of teaching,. Even though many people are living together, gathering in kind, they are guided and made equal. Each has a transmission from the teacher.

Now in many places they do not strive to maintain the standards of the Sages of the past. Biased feelings of like and dislike are many, with people bending others to what they personally think is right. How should later students take an example?

Records of Equanimity (Song Dynasty)

NHS Shut-Down Checklist (2017) – Sutton (London)

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Sutton NHS GPs have colluded to shut-down 3 GP Surgeries by ‘merging’ them into one single building – that is the GP Surgery situated In Robinhood Lane. Robinhood Lane GP Surgery is a purpose-built structure paid for by tax-payers’ money – but half of it is used by a ‘private’ GP Surgery. Next door is a special building used by people with disabilities (including a special needs gymnasium). This building is being closed down and its space used to accommodate the other three GP Surgeries (these Surgeries are being moved into the centre of Sutton from outlying areas – leaving those people with no local GP access). When I asked who authorised this sudden ‘cut’ of disability services, I was told that their was no information that could be given to me. This seems like a continuation of the Tory attack upon Britain’s disabled with the added twist that it is being incorporated into cutting of the NHS. As matters stand, the NHS shuts-down at 2pm in hospitals – with people such as surgeons and consultants switching to the treatment of ‘private’ patients whilst using NHS premises and equipment. New Labour brought-in this practice, and this is why NHS patients have to wait months (or years) to receive an operation. The queue can be jumped simply by paying. GP Surgeries actually work four full days a week (as part of stopping free treatment), but these cuts are hidden by the fact that a GP Surgery can supply the equivalent of these hours in any format they see fit. For instance, a GP Surgery might open six days a week, but keep all appointments within a set limit of hours. This charade is maintained by making patients having to wait weeks to see a doctor of their choice. GP Surgeries might also open early in the morning, late at night, or at weekends, giving the false impression that a full service is still in operation – it is not. This is the rationing of appointments. If a child who is five or under is ill, then most GP Surgeries will grant an ’emergency’ appointment whilst making it clear the schedule is ‘full’, however, when the family arrive at the GP Surgery they are surprised to find it ’empty’. This is because they have arrived whilst the GP Surgery is ‘closed’. Once the appointment barrier is over-come, GPs then treat the patient as a drain on material resources and deliberately withhold diagnosis and treatment. Preventing the patient seeing a consultant is a top priority, whilst limiting prescribed drugs is another. Where possible, NHS GPs are pushing ‘private’ prescriptions to save their Surgery money. This is the rationing of prescription drugs and services. Another barrier often encountered here, is the issuing of prescriptions for ‘cheap’,  sub-standard (or ‘generic’) medicines which are not as effective as their more expensive counter-parts. All these problems can be over-come if the patient decides to ‘pay’. Let this be a warning to you.

Elvis Presley: Racist and Anti-Communist (1970)

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The Nixon-Presley Meeting 21.12.1970

Much is made about an alleged racist comment Elvis Presley is supposed to have made in 1958 – but in reality his 1970 letter to President Richard Nixon reveals his true support for the White establishment and how he was prepared to use his celebrity to deceptively infiltrate minority ethnic and leftwing political groups (that liked his music) on behalf of the rightwing US government of the corrupt President Nixon. In 1958, Elvis Presley is said to have commented that Black people were only fit to shine his shoes and buy his records – but the White establishment (with help from sections of the middle class African-American community in the US) have continuously worked to ‘negate’ this statement and even disassociate Elvis Presley from it. Whatever the case, privileged White people such as Elvis Presley, writing about a ‘ghetto’ he has never experienced and which has been historically generated by White racism in the service of capitalism, is the quintessential example of a Eurocentric racism that cannot see itself. The point is that the White establishment (which Elvis Presley served as a ‘federal agent’), and the music industry that made him rich, has created a myth about Elvis Presley that does not reflect or represent Elvis Presley the real person. Therefore, stating the obvious about Elvis Presley will cause the bourgeois mind-set to ‘react’ with anger and aggression – but never logic or reason. So be it – this is the price of dialectical progression, and Elvis Presley, regardless of his talent and wealth, and whatever kindnesses he showed people in his life, did not understand the racism perpetuated by his own ethnicity, and remained ignorant of the working class Black experience that various Socialist Movements sought to remedy.

For the White (bourgeois) establishment in the USA, it is important that if African-American people feel the need to oppose (and fight) racism, they must do so whilst simultaneously supporting the capitalist system, and never associating the racism they suffer with the exploitative socio-economic system within which they exist. concomitant with this non-resistance to capitalism is the requirement for African-Americans to remain mired in Judeo-Christian thinking and never question established (bourgeois) religious narratives. The ironies inherent in this position are many. Capitalism was the driving force behind the European practice of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade – which for hundreds of years kidnapped and transported millions of African men, women and children to the Americas – where White slave-owners ‘beat’ African culture out of their prisoners, and instilled instead a subservient mentality mediated by the theology associated with the Judeo-Christian religion. The economic drive to expand markets for making profit is the basis of European racism, whereby the European Church aided and abetted this process through the use of justifying biblical scripture. Opposing racism, whilst not recognising the facts that racism has its roots in European capitalism and religion, is a grave dialectical error of interpretation. If capitalism and religion are not acknowledged as the progenitor and preserver of racism – the underlying foundation of European racism continues from one generation to the next unopposed, with only cosmetic changes to how racism manifests in outer society. Protesting about racism whilst ignoring the part capitalism and Christianity play in its existence only leads to superficial change, and only then in a way that only benefits wealthy African-Americans – as racism continues to oppress the working class in the same manner as it did hundreds of years ago.

The Black Panther Movement – as an African-American initiative – did indeed recognise the capitalist basis of European racism, taking its opposing ideological direction from the Scientific Socialism of Karl Marx. This was one of a number of African-American developments that demonstrated a progressive and advanced working class consciousness, and which directly took on the White establishment by confronting its racism and continuous outrages. This is the Black working class actively protecting itself against the abusive power of the White (bourgeois) establishment. This is Socialism (and Communism) in action. However, the brain-washing of the broader African-American community by the White establishment has led to many Black people ‘internalizing’ White racist attitudes, and assuming that kowtowing to White dominance, capitalism and Christianity is in their own best interests. This is a reactionary position whereby a certain economic category of African-American subconsciously think that White middle class culture is superior and worthy of emulation – not realising that in so doing they are legitimizing the historical racism of the White community which has been inflicted upon the Black community in America. This paradoxical (and inverted) situation will continue as long as White racism is allowed to exist unopposed. At the moment, the post-modern White community is busying itself by co-opting as many ‘non-White’ minorities into supporting its historical racist narrative as possible – with each minority remaining ‘inferior’ to their White over-lords (as complicity with racism does not guarantee ‘equality’ with the oppressor).

Elvis Presley was a racist because he opposed the Black Panther Movement and possessed no understanding of White racism and what it is like to live under such a historical tyranny. He associated the fighting of racism with Communist ‘brain-washing’, and suggested that Black people in the US were only acting in this manner because of outside influences (presumably from the Soviet Union). In other words, what Presley referred to as ‘America’ was nothing other than the White, racist establishment, which in his view should be supported and never opposed. Of course, Presley was a successful entertainer and fully fledged capitalist, but it is curious how a White man who made millions out of mimicking Black music, could possess such little understanding of the historical or existential plight of the African-American people whose music he stole. This is the letter Elvis Presley wrote to President Nixon asking to be empowered as a Federal Agent so that he could fight the hippies and Black Panthers (amongst other group he considered ‘undesirable’):

Dear Mr. President.

First, I would like to introduce myself. I am Elvis Presley and admire you and have great respect for your office. I talked to Vice President Agnew in Palm Springs three weeks ago and expressed my concern for our country. The drug culture, the hippie elements, the SDS, Black Panthers, etc. do not consider me as their enemy or as they call it the establishment. I call it America and I love it. Sir, I can and will be of any service that I can to help the country out. I have no concern or motives other than helping the country out.

So I wish not to be given a title or an appointed position. I can and will do more good if I were made a Federal Agent at Large and I will help out by doing it my way through my communications with people of all ages. First and foremost, I am an entertainer, but all I need is the Federal credentials. I am on this plane with Senator George Murphy and we have been discussing the problems that our country is faced with. Sir, I am staying at the Washington Hotel, Room 505-506-507. I have two men who work with me by the name of Jerry Schilling and Sonny West. I am registered under the name of Jon Burrows. I will be here for as long as long as it takes to get the credentials of a Federal Agent. I have done an in-depth study of drug abuse and Communist brainwashing techniques and I am right in the middle of the whole thing where I can and will do the most good. I am Glad to help just so long as it is kept very private. You can have your staff or whomever call me anytime today, tonight, or tomorrow. I was nominated this coming year one of America’s Ten Most Outstanding Young Men. That will be in January 18 in my home town of Memphis, Tennessee. I am sending you the short autobiography about myself so you can better understand this approach. I would love to meet you just to say hello if you’re not too busy.

Respectfully,

Elvis Presley

P. S. I believe that you, Sir, were one of the Top Ten Outstanding Men of America also.

I have a personal gift for you which I would like to present to you and you can accept it or I will keep it for you until you can take it.

Mr. President

These are all my PVT numbers

Beverly Hills 278-3496
278-9535
Palm Spring’s
Pvt #
325-3241
Memphis
Pvt. #
397-4427
398-4882
398-9722
Col P.S. # 325-4781
Col B.H. # 274-8498
Col. Off M.E.M. 870-0370

WASHINGTON HOTEL PHONE ME  85900
                                                Room 505-506
                                                Under the name of Jon Burrows

PRIVATE 
AND CONFIDENTIAL
            Attn. President Nixon
            via Sen. George Murphy                    

from

Elvis Presley

Croatia: Communist Monument Dedicated to the Uprising of the People of Kordun and Banija (Petrova Gora)

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During WWII, the fascist government of Croatia openly collaborated with the Nazi German regime, and began a racially motivated pogrom against ethnic Serbs. It is believed that Croatian fascists murdered around 500,000 ethnic Serbs in a purpose-bulit Concentration Camp. However, ethnic Serbs came into contact with Communist partisan units and joined the anti-fascist effort. This eventually led to a battle between Serbian partisans armed only with pitch-forks, attacking heavily armed fascist Croation troops that had infiltrated the Petrova Gora area. The Yugoslav government had this monument constructed in 1981 to remember the bravery of the anti-fascist partisans – but with the collapse of the USSR in 1991 – Yugoslavia also disintegrated due to Western pressure. Far-right attitudes resurfaced in Croatia, and Communist Era monuments have either been destroyed or left to fall apart through neglect.

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English Language Reference:

http://www.spomenikdatabase.org/petrova-gora

Tory Paul Scully MP – and His ‘NO’ Vote Against Animal Sentience (in Historical Context)

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Dear Mr Paul Scully MP

Given the appalling Tory ‘Human Rights’ record in the UK since 2010, it is alarming and disturbing to witness the recent Tory attack on ‘Animal Rights’, with a collective ‘no’ vote to incorporating the concept of ‘animal sentience’ into UK Law after any Brexit deal. The historical context for the Tory’s depriving animals of any rights, is important in the light of the political, economic, social and cultural devastation inflicted upon the British nation by the Conservatives (and their former LibDems allies).

1) in 2016, the United Nations found the Tories and LibDems ‘Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity’ for the deaths of at least 10,000 British people suffering with disabilities. These deaths were caused by the sudden ‘cutting’ of Benefits, Social Services Care, and NHS treatment (due to privatisation).

Reference: https://dpac.uk.net/2016/11/the-united-nations-report-into-the-uk-government-maltreatment-of-disabled-people-has-been-published/

2) Oxford University, during February, 2017, issued their academic report into the disastrous effects of Tory (and LibDems) Austerity upon the British nation, stating that between the election of the Tories (and LibDems) in 2010, and February, 2017, around 30,000 people in the UK died due to sudden Benefit cuts. This number includes not only the disabled victims of Tory policy, but also those vulnerable and poor people who did not, at the time of their deaths, suffer from a registered disability.

Reference: http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2017-02-20-30000-excess-deaths-2015-linked-cuts-health-and-social-care#

3) Recently, the rightwing ‘Metro’ newspaper in London, no doubt seeking to distance itself from the Tory Party it has historically supported, published a report pulling together statistics and information from a number of sources, stating that altogether Tory (and LibDems) ‘Austerity’ has killed a total number of 120,000 people between 2010 and 2017, with these deaths being caused through sudden and draconian Benefit cuts, Social Service Care, and the shutting down and privatisation of NHS hospitals and services, etc.

Reference: http://metro.co.uk/2017/11/16/austerity-linked-to-120000-deaths-in-landmark-study-7084916/?ito=amp-share-facebook-top

Given this appalling Tory record on Human Rights in the UK, as a tax-payer and resident of Sutton and Cheam, I would like to respectfully request an explanation from my MP, why it is that he decided to vote against ‘animal sentience’ in the recent Commons vote.

Thank you for your time in this matter.

Yours sincerely

Dr Adrian Wyles

 

Vaccinations and the Damaging of Healthy Immune Systems in Babies

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Vaccination is a huge business that makes the private health companies (big pharma) billions, annually. I know at least two people who suffered damage from vaccines in the UK – and that’s just me. Many doctors state that diseases are fermented and spread through poor living conditions (i.e. ‘poverty’), and inadequate diets. The rich establishment does not want to acknowledge or tackle inequality and poverty within capitalist society, and so seeks a medical option that generates profit for them – and by-passes the need for political, economic and cultural reform. This is true whether the thinking behind vaccination is correct or not. I think it is wrong for a new born baby, for example, to be injected with vitamin k within seconds of being born – as a young child should not have ‘pain’ as his or her first experience in the world. I also think that babies should not be given multiple vaccinations in one go (as such an invasion of chemicals in the body damage a perfectly healthy immune system). Humanity needs a new scientific understanding in this area. The problem is the capitalist imperative to expand markets and generate ever more profit. In this sense, doctors do not care about their patients – but only about their profit margins. Healthcare should be ‘free’ at the point of use, and mediated by the government in the best interests of their citizens (who fund the system through taxation). Healthcare systems should serve the people and not be allowed to dominate and oppress, and be legally accountable for their behaviour.

NATO Terrorism in Europe: Operation Gladio (1945-1990)

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Operation Gladio was a US-sponsored and NATO-controlled para-military (terrorist) project designed to keep standing armies of far-right guerilla fighters in place throughout the many countries of Western Europe. This NATO terrorist policy was used against local people (to keep them from embracing Socialism), and to fight any theoretical  invasion of Western Europe by the Soviet Union. These right-wing terrorist groups murdered hundreds of people between 1945 and 1990 – in an attempt to blame far-left groups. The problem was that nobody believed that far-left groups were carry-out these terrorist attacks (as Karl Marx and Lenin had rejected the use of terrorism). I suspect the ‘Madan’ neo-Nazi regime in the Western Ukraine is comprised of a remnant of one of these far-right cells nurtured to the position of full national governance by the US Government (under Barack Obama). Operation Gladio was exposed in 1990 as the Soviet Union was beginning to fall apart under the management of the traitor Gorbachev. The USSR never used terrorism in the West – but the mainstream media – colluding as it does with the Bourgeois State – presented every terrorist outrage committed by these rightwing thugs as originating in the USSR. Furthermore, the nature and design of these ‘false flag’ attacks appear identical to terrorist attacks that occur across the world today, an uncomfortable fact that has led many to speculate that national governments orchestrate terrorist attacks (blaming these terrorist outrages upon the enemy of the moment), as a means to inspire anger and hatred in the general population toward a particular (and usually ‘innocent’ third party).

The Fabricated Zinoniev Letter – How the British Establishment Brought-Down the 1924 Labour Party

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Winston Churchill and His Close Personal Friend Major Desmond Morton

In the 1930’s, the conservative (bourgeois) establishment in the UK made much of Adolf Hitler’s rise to power. Indeed, the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph continued to support Hitler’s policies and military adventures right up until the eve of war between the UK and Nazi Germany, whilst Winston Churchill made glowing written comments about Hitler, and the British royal family (including Queen Elizabeth II) were photographed making straight-armed (fascist) salutes! The rightwing proclivities of the British middle and upper classes are quite clear for all to see, and are active today in the British State’s support for the ‘Madan’ neo-Nazi government, currently active in Western Ukraine. What many are unaware of, however, is that whilst the conservative British establishment harps on about the merits of ‘liberal democracy’, it has historically behaved in a distinctly ‘illiberal’ and ‘non-democratic’ manner on a number of notable occasions.

The ‘minority’ Labour government of 1923 was established with the cooperation of the Liberals – this was the first Labour government and the Liberals only allowed it access to power as a means to discredit and bring-down this working class movement. In this respect, the Liberals were acting in concordance with the Conservatives and the British State. Just ten months later, the Labour Party (under Ramsey MacDonald) lost the October, 1924 General Election to a landslide Tory victory. In November, 1924, a delegation of British trade unions arrived in Moscow, and subsequently published a report stating that its representatives had studied the minutes of the meetings of the Executive Committee of the Comintern and had not found traces of anti-British activity. However, it is believed that the Labour Party was ousted from its tenuous grip on power by a plot perpetuated by White Russians, MI5, MI6, the Daily Mail, the Conservative Party, the Liberal Party, Winston Churchill and Major Desmond Morton (amongst many other colluding individuals in positions of power and influence). This notorious episode in British politics has become known as the ‘Zinoniev Letter’ scandal, but is highly disturbing in its non-democratic and rightwing nature. I am researching from contemporary Russian language sources, but include a short English language video for reference purposes.

Although the Soviet Union was allegedly involved in this plot to incite a Socialist Revolution in the UK (by exporting the idea of armed worker uprisings via the various branches of the Communist Party), very little direct reference is made in Western sources to Soviet thoughts on this matter. Georgy Zinoniev (1883-1936) was the head of the ‘Communist International’ (i.e. ‘Comintern’) during the 1920’s, which served as the coordinating hub for all the Communist Parties of the world. Georgy Zinoniev (originally supported Joseph Stalin against Trotsky’s attempt to bring-down the Soviet System (following Lenin’s death in 1924), but slowly gravitated toward the Trotskyite Insurgency after this date.  This ideological about-face eventually led to his arrest, trial and execution for ‘Treason’ in 1936. However, in September, 1924, the British MI6 stated that one of its operatives (in Latvia) had been handed a letter signed by Georgy Zinoniev on behalf of the Comintern, which was directed toward the Communist Party of Great Britain, and suggested that the Labour Party could be used to incite an armed uprising in the UK. The letter was handed to the British MI5, and subsequently found its way to Ramsey MacDonald – the Labour Prime Minister. However, British Secret Intelligence Services also took matters into their own hands (despite being instructed by the Prime Minister to keep this letter ‘secret’), and distributed copies to the heads of the army and navy, as well as to the rightwing press and various other establishment figures – without the knowledge or consent of the British Labour Prime Minister. The motivation for this underhand (and non-democratic) activity stemmed from the Labour Party’s willingness to recognise the existence of the Soviet Union, and enter into formal trade agreements.

As the Labour Party struggled to hold on to power, the rightwing and racist British newspaper the Daily Mail published the ‘Zinoniev Letter’ under the alarmist headline ‘Civil War Plot by Socialist Masters’ four days before the 1924 General Election (on the 25.10.1924). The Daily Mail falsely stated that if the UK became a Socialist State, it would directly fund the development of the USSR. In the meantime, in the Soviet Union an investigation was underway with Georgy Zinoniev denying any involvement and pointing-out obvious structural and rhetorical errors in the text. The Soviet Government had not issued any orders for such a letter to have been written, and it was proven through investigation that Georgy Zinoniev had not written this letter. Despite Soviet denials, and the fact that Georgy Zinoniev wrote an open letter exposing the fake letter that carried his name, the British press conspired not to publish Zinoniev’s ‘real’ letter until a month after the 1924 General Election. By that time the Tories had won power and had cancelled all previous diplomatic and trade agreements with the USSR, and nobody in the government was listening. In 1925, however, the German Language newspaper entitled ‘Red Flag’ published an article exposing the White Russian emigre named ‘Sergei Druzhilovsky’ (Сергей Дружиловский), who was immediately expelled from Germany. In 1926 he was arrested by the Soviet Border Guards after illegally crossing the Latvian-Soviet border. After an open trial held in Moscow (by the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the USSR) Sergei Druzhilovsky was sentenced to be shot. Soviet sources make it very clear that the ‘Zinoniev Letter’ episode in the UK was the work of intelligence operative Major Desmond Morton, and that in the shadows behind him was the nefarious Winston Churchill.

The original letter was discovered in 1965, resulting in a book-investigation entitled ‘Zinoviev’s Letter’ and written by three journalists of the British newspaper The Sunday Times.  In February, 1968, The Sunday Times published an article stating that photocopies of the original ‘Zinoniev Letter’ had been inexplicably found in the archives of Harvard University. The graphological analysis carried-out by the expert John Conway, suggested that the hand-writing within the ‘letter’ belonged to the British spy Sidney Reilly, who thus also was involved in fabricating the fake letter. Interestingly, Soviet Intelligence lured Sidney Reilly into the USSR in 1925, under the pretension of him contacting a fictitious anti-Soviet underground movement. Two stories then compete for attention, one is that Sidney Reilly was ‘shot’ for spying, whilst the other story suggests that he changed sides and started spying for the USSR. In the late 1990’s, Robin Cook, Foreign Minister of the Labour Government of Tony Blair, ordered the opening of certain archives. According to these files, the Zinoniev Letter was transferred to the Riga residence (in Latvia) by a Russian emigrant from Berlin, who earned money by creating such fakes. The research was conducted by Dr. Jill Bennett, and although placating the British establishment (whilst ‘hinting’ at impropriety), it nevertheless falsely claims that the exact identity of the original forger cannot be known. This demonstrates how the Labour Party had moved to the right, and how it was willing to ‘ignore’ the Soviet research on this subject.

Perhaps a lasting testimony to the corruption of the bourgeois British State and the Conservative Party, lies in the Labour Party’s rejection of true Socialism, and the 1925 pogrom aimed at the 12 leading Members of the Communist Party of Great Britain by the Tories, all of whom were put on trial and found guilty of seditious libel and incitement to mutiny – before being sentenced to various prison terms. All this was allowed to happen due to the anti-Socialist (and anti-Russian) atmosphere created in the UK by the fake ‘Zinoniev Letter’.

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Of course, this entire episode is bizarre and indicative of an inverted bourgeois mind-set. Why would a letter addressed to the headquarters of the CPGB situated in London, be ‘discovered’ in Latvia? Logic dictates that if it was genuine, it would have been openly published by the Comintern and thereby made public. The Comintern made no secret of its Marxist-Leninist ideology, or the idea of its preference for a world-wide Socialist Revolution. However, such a Revolution arises from indigenous and spontaneous Workers’ Movements, and cannot be imposed ‘from above’ so to speak (as the fake ‘Zinoniev Letter’ and distorting bourgeois rhetoric suggests).

Russian Language Reference:

https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Письмо_Зиновьева

100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution – Chinese Delegation Welcomed in Russia!

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(Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD)

Russia was the birthplace of the October Revolution led by Lenin, and can be legitimately considered the home of the Socialist Revolution – (with the Soviet Union) being a great Revolutionary mentor. The victory of the October Revolution declared to the world that the Socialist System had transitioned from being an advanced theory (on paper) and into a practical reality, that initiated a ‘new era’ in human history.

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November 7th, 2017, marks the 100th anniversary of the victory of the October Revolution. This rare and historic opportunity happens only once in a hundred years, and so Star Fire Travel organized the ‘100th Anniversary of the October Revolution: Memory, Reconciliation and Hope trip’ – as the theme of this trip to (Moscow) Russia, is that of returning to the homeland of the October Revolution, to cherish the memory of Lenin, and recognise the brilliant achievements of the October Revolution.

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This delegation from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) was officially invited to Russia by the Communist Party of Russia, to take part in a march in memory of the October Revolution, with a chance to carry Red Flags (of differing designs), and hold-up placards of Lenin, Stalin, Che Guevara and Mao Zedong. As this was a very special events, the PRC delegation photographed and filmed extensively, with the intention of creating an educational documentary for release in China. People came from all over the world, and we were all treated with the utmost respect by the Russian people. Whilst on the march, we all joined together to sing the ‘Internationale’!

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Chinese Language Reference:

http://www.szhgh.com/Article/red-china/tour/2017-11-08/152400.html

Rosa Luxemberg’s Bourgeois Dialectical Errors

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SPD Party School, Berlin (1907): Rosa Luxemburg ( standing left), Wilhelm Pieck (seated to right of Luxemburg) and Friedrich Ebert (third row back on left-hand side of right row)

Rosa Luxemberg (1871-1919) was murdered on the orders of her former student – Friedrich Ebert. Friedrich Ebert had become the first President of the Weimar Republic following Imperial Germany’s defeat at the end of WW1, and in so doing, aligned himself with the rightwing of German politics. Prior to its defeat against the UK in November of 1918, Imperial Germany had deployed troops into Revolutionary Russia (alongside the USA, UK and 11 other countries), with the objective of destroying the Bolshevik Movement, and capturing or killing its leaders. It is a bitter irony that whilst British and German troops continued to follow orders and kill one another in France, a completely different set of orders (issued by exactly the same military and political authorities), demanded that British and German troops fought on the same side in an international effort to crush Soviet Socialism. Although Rosa Luxemberg opposed Germany’s participation in WW1, she remained unusually ‘quiet’ about German troops invading and attempting to destroy Revolutionary Russia in 1918.

The problem regarding Rosa Luxemberg appears to stem from her misreading of Marx and Engels, and her ‘rigid’ alignment with the Second ‘Socialist’ International which advocated (to a certain degree) a co-operation between Socialist Revolutionary forces and the existing Bourgeois State. In this regard, Rosa Luxemberg’s ideas were more ‘bourgeois’ friendly, than Socialist Revolutionary, as she spoke with the attitude of a fully empowered bourgeois individual. Rosa Luxemberg mistakenly assumed that the oppressed Working Class possessed the same bourgeois education and access to social and political institutions that she did, and that all the Working Class had to do was to ‘realise’ this apparently ‘hidden’ or ‘latent’ power. Of course, such mistaken ideas as this have more in-common with bourgeois ‘mysticism’ and ‘religion’, than with the historical materialism of Karl Marx, and firmly demonstrates Rosa Luxemberg’s thoroughly ‘bourgeois’ approach to politics. Although a woman, Rosa Luxemberg behaved with a typical (and ‘dictatorial’) paternalistic attitude. The fact that she was eventually murdered by one of her ‘bourgeois’ students only serves to highlight the reality of this interpretation.

Rosa Luxemberg hated Lenin and despised his Bolshevik Movement. Rosa Luxemberg also detested the Russian Revolution of 1917, and it is true to say that she dedicated her political activity to a continuous effort of undermining its success and hard-established power-base. Rosa Luxemberg, preempting Trotsky’s eventual treachery, utilised a corrupting bourgeois rhetoric designed to dominate and mislead the oppressed Working Class at the point of contact. One example of this rhetoric can be found in Rosa Luxemberg’s Neue Zeit Journal article of July, 1904, within which she denounces Lenin’s insistence of what she termed ‘ultra-centralism’. Working from her liberal, bourgeois ideals, Rosa Luxemberg misinterpreted Lenin’s concept of proletariat ‘centralised democracy’, with that of bourgeois bureaucracy and bourgeois dictatorship. In many ways, Rosa Luxemberg’s bourgeois attitudes laid the theoretical foundation of what would become ‘Trotskyism’, and provided the US with an ideological method to ‘criticise’ the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Rosa Luxemberg was a bourgeois reactionary exercising pretensions of leftwing revolutionary activity. Her opposition to the Bolsheviks demonstrated not an advanced proletariat mind-set at work, but rather that of a privileged ‘White’ middle class woman ‘playing’ at being a Socialist Revolutionary’. In the same article there is evidence that Rosa Luxemberg had thoroughly ‘ingested’ anti-Russian, or anti-Slavic German attitudes, as she again misinterpreted Lenin’s ‘internationalist’ and ‘proletariat’ attitude as being typically ‘Russian’ in nature, referring to Lenin as expressing ‘Russian absolutism’. Writing as she was from a distinctly ‘bourgeois’ perspective, it is laughable that Rosa Luxemberg accused Lenin of turning the revolutionary struggle upon its head! When Lenin and the Bolsheviks finally came to power, Rosa Luxemberg’s opinions were thoroughly discredited, but they still have a certain currency amongst the Trotskyite left, or those feminists who mistake middle class privilege for female emancipation.

Reference:

The Bolshevik Revolution (1917-1923) Vol I (1950): By ER Carr – Page 34.

Tate Modern: Red Star Over Russia (19.11.2017)

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Many, if not all Western exhibitions purporting to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Russian October Revolution, are merely excuses for the prevailing bourgeois, capitalist system to continue to attack and denigrate the reputation of the Soviet Union, as a means to discredit Marxist-Leninism, and influence the working class away from positively relating to Soviet (Bolshevik) Socialism. It is perhaps ironic that the Tate Modern, a complex of art galleries constructed within an old (and huge) Central London factory, should host such a poorly conceived, badly organised and thoroughly ‘revisionist’ exhibition designed to convey not only the prevailing bourgeois negative view of the Soviet Union, but compounds this error by dedicating an entire room to the criminal Leon Trotsky! As the bourgeoisie has a tendency to ‘fetishize’ Trotsky, this exhibition focuses upon the removal of his image from all Soviet documentation, and completely ignores Trotsky’s open collaboration fascist Italy, fascist Spain, fascist Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany throughout the 1930s! Furthermore, this exhibition (based upon the collection of Soviet propaganda posters formerly owned by the British Trotskyite David King), has a number of historical facts incorrect. The 1905 Revolution had nothing to do with the Bolsheviks, and the February Revolution of 1917 also had nothing to do with Lenin. Stalin died in 1953 and not 1955, and Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1929 and not 1927! Lenin is treated as a potential criminal, whilst Stalin is treated as an actual criminal. Lenin disagreed with Trotsky but thought that he could be reformed through labour – but Trotsky always remained a bourgeois leftist and self-serving careerist. Whilst dedicating the last 11 years of his life to trying to destroy Lenin’s masterpiece creation of the Soviet Union – the Tate Modern commentary laughingly insists that Trotsky was Lenin’s greatest supporter! I have photographed a number of interesting Soviet posters because their original purpose was to express an entirely ‘new’ and ‘proletariat’ way of viewing the world, but I reject the Trotskyite viewpoints of David King, and the ludicrous bourgeois interpretation of events as conveyed by the Tate Modern. Nothing positive is said about the Soviet Union, and just as Trotsky’s dalliance with world fascism is ignored, so too is the Soviet Sacrifice in its war with, and subsequent victory over Nazi Germany (where the USSR lost between 27-40 million men, women and children killed and wounded). David King erroneously makes much of police photographs of suspected and/or convicted criminals which he gathered from the USSR, but the fact remains that if capitalism ever collapsed in the West, there would be millions of similar photographs ‘liberated’ from the bourgeois police archives!

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The following is the official Tate Modern propaganda:

RED STAR OVER RUSSIA A REVOLUTION IN VISUAL CULTURE 1905–55

A dramatic visual history of Russia and the Soviet Union from 1905 to the death of Stalin – seen through the eyes of artists, designers and photographers

2017 marks the centenary of the October Revolution. Rebellion brought hope, chaos, heroism and tragedy as the Russian Empire became the Soviet Union, endured revolutions, civil war, famine, dictatorship and Nazi invasion. A new visual culture arose and transformed the fabric of everyday life.

The core of this exhibition comes from the extraordinary collection of photographer and graphic designer David King (1943–2016). He started his collection of over 250,000 items relating to this period while working for The Sunday Times Magazine in the 1970s. The collection was acquired by Tate in 2016.

This show is an opportunity to see the rare propaganda posters, prints and photographs collected by King – some bearing traces of state censorship. Including work by El Lissitzky, Gustav Klutsis, Dmitri Moor, Aleksandr Deineka, Nina Vatolina and Yevgeny Khaldei, it is a thrilling journey through a momentous period in world history.

Photographer Unknown, Preparing for May Day in the Railway Workers' Club 1929. Purchased 2016. The David King Collection at Tate
Photographer Unknown, Preparing for May Day in the Railway Workers’ Club 1929. Purchased 2016. The David King Collection at Tate
Aleksandr Rodchenko, USSR in Construction, Issue 8 1936, Journal, Purchased 2016. The David King Collection at Tate
Aleksandr Rodchenko, USSR in Construction, Issue 8 1936, Journal, Purchased 2016. The David King Collection at Tate
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