Clara Zetkin was sent by Rosa Luxemburg to set Lenin straight over issues of the rights of women – and the direction and tone of the Revolution in general! Rosa Luxemburg – like many adherents of the failed Second International – disagreed with Lenin and his ‘Third International and suggested the Revolutionary Movement should cooperate with the existing Bourgeois status quo to a greater extent, and back away from the idea of ‘overthrowing’ the capitalist system! In this regard, and when taking these attitudes into account, Rosa Luxemburg sailed very close to the Trotskyite position of collaboration with reaction. Indeed, she would eventually be murdered by one of her former students – a tragic end that reveals the limitations of her attitudes. Below is an English translation of a text originally written in the German language by Clara Zetkin recalling her memories of a number of discussions, she had with Lenin during late 1920 in Moscow as the Russian Civil War was still raging and Lenin (and the Communist Party) were planning the forming of large federal Socialist State as a means to generating the conditions for a better form of military self-defence from attack by the capitalist world. During early 1918, Revolutionary Russia had been invaded by Imperial Germany and six of her Allies, and by the UK, US and twelve of their Allies! This war would last from 1918-1921 and cost the Russian people 10.5 million casualties! Imperial Japan would only abandon Vladivostok during October 1922 – just before the forming of the ‘Union of Soviet Socialist Republics’ (USSR) on December 30th, 1922! Meanwhile, far from telling Lenin what to do or think, Clara Zetkin found herself converted by his intelligence and insight and returned to Germany informing all and sundry that Lenin was right, and that Rosa Luxemburg should listen and learn from Lenin! Marxist-Leninist ‘Feminism’ is the only truly ‘Revolutionary’ path for women and is very different to the ‘Bourgeois’ mock-feminism that abounds today! For women to be truly ‘free’ – predatory capitalism must be overthrown completely and there can be no compromise whatsoever on this point! Anyone woman that compromises with capitalism is a traitor to the Revolutionary cause!
Day: Dec 31, 2022
LPR: 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the USSR (1922) – and Co-Opting into the Communist Party of Russia! (31.12.2022)
The Communist Party Forum elected the following governing bodies: the Republic Committee, the Polit-Bureau, the Secretariat and the Control and Auditing Commission. Igor Gumenyuk (Игорь Гуменюк) was elected First Secretary of the Republic Committee. The following were elected Secretaries and Members of the Polit-Bureau: Alexander Ermolenko (2nd Secretary), Valentin Popov (Валентин Попов), Dmitry Koshman (Дмитрий Кошман), Anatoly Sobolev (Анатолий Соболев) and Stanislav Rozhnov (Станислав Рожнов).
This day will forever remain in the memory of every Lugansk Communist – as this is a starting point for the work of a NEW Russian Communist Party Organization. The Communist Party of the Russian Federation is the ONLY force in Russia that cares about the plight of the working people and which has been supporting the beleaguered people of Donbass for the last eight years now (since 2014)!
DPR: The 100th Anniversary of the USSR was Celebrated in Donetsk (30.12.2022)
“We are holding a solemn and respectful meeting dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the formation of the USSR (in 1922). Today the theme of the Centenary of the creation of the USSR is on the front page of our ongoing work. We will revive our land, and together with other fraternal and friendly nations we will build a peace-loving, strong, just, Socialist homeland – a ‘new’ USSR!” he said.