Supporting the CPB’s Dialectical Approach


The Communist Party of Great Britain – Marxist-Leninist (CPGB-ML) rhetorically attacks the public image of the Communist Party of Britain (CPB) wherever and whenever it can – whilst ignoring the Communist Party of Britain – Marxist-Leninist (CPB-ML), the New Communist Party (NCP) and the Revolutionary Communist Group (RCG), etc. This is because the CPB is viewed as the legitimate historical descendent of the original CPGB (dissolved 1991). The founders of the CPGB-ML were originally in the (non-Marxist-Leninist)  Socialist camp – and this is why their attacks on the CPB are distinctly Trotskyite in nature. There is a broad range of Marxist-Leninist views within the CPB – with the leadership expressing expedient policies suitable for action within a liberal democratic process. This approach is fully inaccordance with Marxist-Leninist ideology, and does not depart from it. The critical error in this Red Youth Article is its use of a one-sided dialectics, designed not to collectively further the working class (or clarify contemporary socio-economic circumstances) – but rather is an ongoing attempt for the CPGB-ML to seize (what its members perceive as) the hegemonic power that the CPB possesses. This is an infantile expression of a petty bourgeois power struggle – Trotsky would be proud of this approach, a it waters-down working class collectivity, inspires derision and opens the field for a total bourgeois domination of the political terrain, and any and all political processes. The CPBG-ML targets the CPB because it is the only ‘official’ British representative at the International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties – which is an internationalist movement founded in 1998 – and which invites only those mass parties considered truly Communist and Revolutionary in nature.

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