China: Yulin Dog Meat Festival Not ‘Officially’ Sanctioned by Government (10.6.2014)

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Original Chinese Language Text By: http://news.sina.com.cn

(Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD)

See Also: China: Anti-Eating Dogs & Cats Law – 5000 Yuan Fine & 15 Days Imprisonment

Translator’s Note: Here, the Local Government responsible for managing the Yulin City area, issues an official communique rejecting any and all allegations that it is responsible for the ‘Yulin Dog Festival’, or that it facilitates such an activity through any of its departments or social services. The Yulin Local Government, of course, part of the regional representation of the Communist Party of China (CPC), would have only issued such a statement of ‘legal’ denial, if it had been sanctioned by the Central Government in Beijing. Therefore, this local statement may be responsibly taken to reflect the viewpoint of the CPC National Government. Chinese language texts state that dog meat is eaten in ‘North Korea, South Korea, Vietnam and some European countries’, and that the opposition to it in China stems from the influence of foreign religions – or other politically motivated Eurocentric organisations, that attack China’s political system indirectly through various aspects of established Chinese culture. Dog meat is generally considered ‘yang’ or of ‘hot energy’, which is considered ‘bad’ for consumption at any other time of the year – as it is believed to create ‘anger’ in the blood of the eater. However, it is also believed that on the evening of the Summer Solstice (at 6pm), the heat is so strong in the area that it cancels-out the ‘heat’ in the dog meat – thus revealing its healing properties to humans. This is more a superstition than Chinese science, and is an idea that today has been seized upon by one or two profit-minded individuals. The bigger picture in China is that many Chinese people pursue an Animal Rights agenda that is internally effective, and has no direct contact with its Western counter-parts, primarily due to the inherent racist attitudes in certain strands of it. Lastly, Buddhism in China demands that its followers are completely vegetarian, and this means many Chinese people routinely eat no meat at all. ACW 19.5.2017

News from Southern China: The Municipal Government of the Yulin City area of Guangxi province, recently issued a statement through the Yulin News Network, stating that the so-called ‘Summer Solstice Lychee Dog Meat Festival’ is not ‘officially’ sanctioned or ‘recognised’ by any of its departments, and is not a (legally) sanctioned national holiday. Therefore, this activity is a spontaneous ‘folk’ activity perpetuated by certain local people in the area, that was once just a local tradition, but which has now become distorted and motivated only by monetary ‘profit’. In fact, neither the Yulin City Government, nor any of its civil organisations, encourages or facilitates this behaviour, and certainly does not ‘officially’ support any form of ‘Summer Solstice Lychee Dog Meat Festival’.

Historically, this is a local tradition which states that if dog meat and lychee fruit are eaten together at the same time on the Summer Solstice, the meal can cure and prevent disease. These ideas developed out of poverty in the old days, where once a year local people would eat dog meat during the time lychee fruit ripened. For many, this was the only time any meat was available (with dog meat being considered medically bad for consumption at any other time of the year) – but today – due to the greed of a few misled people, this activity has grown into a money-making business.

©opyright: Adrian Chan-Wyles (ShiDaDao) 2017.

Original Chinese Language Text:

http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2014-06-10/055030327083.shtml

广西玉林否认官办狗肉节 称只是民间的说法

南都讯 广西玉林市政府日前在玉林新闻网发布声明,称所谓“夏至荔枝狗肉节”只是个别商家和民间的一种说法,其实并不存在这个节日。玉林市政府或任何社会组织都没有举办过任何形式的所谓“夏至荔枝狗肉节”活动。

所谓的“夏至荔枝狗肉节”,是在广西玉林当地,民间有“吃了夏至狗,西风绕道走”的说法,意思是在夏至食用狗肉,能抵抗疾病入侵。夏至期间正值鲜荔枝上市,当地还有“荔枝就狗,越吃越有”的说法,逐渐就被叫成了“夏至荔枝狗肉节”。

(原标题:广西玉林否认官办“狗肉节”)

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Workers’ Institute for Advanced Theoretical Studies of Nature (2017)

An interesting history. This group seems to have faced severe persecution under the last days of the Labour government of 1978 – even prior to the rise of Thatcher. However, under the Conservative – LibDem Coalition government (2010-2015) the open persecution began again – with David Cameron determined to get rid of this grass roots movement of the workers.

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On Building a Revolutionary Stable Base Area

WORKERS’ INSTITUTE SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCTS VIGOROUS PROGRAMME TO UPHOLD CHAIRMAN MAO’S REVOLUTIONARY LINE AMIDST THE MASS UPSURGE IN BRITAIN – A REPORT

On the Closure of the Mao Zedong Memorial Centre by the British Fascist State Issued: November 30, 1978

Uphold the Communist Spirit of Self-sacrifice of the Worker Comrade Ekins Brome! Death to the British Fascist State!

Seven Important Lessons

Pol Pot’s Explanation of Events

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Pol Pot & Khmer Rouge Delegation – Beijing (c. 1975)

For the intimate expressions of Pol Pot, I have accessed a number of Chinese language source articles (referencing two below). I have taken this path because Pol Pot was a close ally of Mao Zedong, and according to the memories of Chinese people, Pol Pot was a very charming and likeable person. This is an interesting assessment from a Chinese culture that even within its Communist manifestation, puts much emphasis upon good behaviour and conformity to social and cultural norms that secure a peaceful and stable society. In the West, which has perpetuated the myth that Karl Marx’s ‘Scientific Socialism’ is exactly the same as Adolf Hitler’s ‘National Socialism’, the matter of Pol Pot is cut and dried – Pol Pot is simply (and unquestioningly) presented as a genocidal murderer. The problem is a lack of objective evidence for his apparent crimes, and a reliance upon an unsubstantiated Western Cold War rhetoric, that is as much motivated by anti-Asian racism, as it is by anti-Socialist ideology. Even though the Soviet Union supported Vietnam in its invasion and annexing of Cambodia in 1978 (establishing the Soviet controlled ‘People’s Republic of Kampuchea’ to replace the ousted Khmer Rouge), Russian encyclopaedia sources dealing with this matter, state that the figure of between 1 to 3 million people killed by the Pol Pot regime is ‘theoretical’, as it has never been proven in a court of law.

Chinese sources also question this figure, pointing-out that it arises only within anti-Socialist Western sources, that have in the past routinely accused Socialist and Communist sources of committing all kinds of false, imagined and fabricated acts (similar to those actually committed by Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime). In this regard, the ‘killing fields’ of Pol Pot resemble the Concentration Camps of Nazi Germany, but the numbers simply do not add-up. Today, the official figure for the Cambodian population stands at about 16 million, but in the 1960’s and 1970’s, it is believed to have been around 9 million. Many Chinese scholars point-out that Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge were extremely popular amongst the Cambodian people, who flocked to support his call for Revolution. The logical question is how could a population that by and large supported Pol Pot also ‘massacre’ itself in such large numbers, in a short space of time, lacking the technological know-how and advanced industrial capability possessed by the Nazi Germans? The Western rhetoric suggests that between 1/9th and 1/3rd of the population was ‘killed by itself’. When confronted with the illogicality of this situation, those that support this theory state that its accomplishment just goes to ‘prove’ what a maniac Pol Pot was, not realising that in reality just one man is being accused of being so well organised and efficient at political and practical leadership (whilst apparently being ‘mad’), that he achieved all this through an act of mass hypnosis. Whatever the case, the current Western narrative suggests that the Cambodian population of 9 million was either reduced to 6 million or 8 million between 1975 and 1979 – and yet by 2017 – that very same Cambodian population had risen by either 10 million or or 8 million (to 16 million) in just 38 years!

The Khmer Rouge wore ‘black’ uniforms together with a chequered neck-scarf to wipe-away sweat, and because of this they were often referred to as the ‘Black Guards’. Following Pol Pot’s ascending to power on April 17th, 1975, every citizen of Cambodia was required to dispose of the ‘bourgeois’ clothing that had penetrated the cities and towns, and revert to what was thought to be a more traditional form of ethnic Khmer peasant clothing. When asked why he emptied the cities, Pol Pot stated that the US had already been bombing areas of Eastern Cambodia, and that he (and the Khmer Leadership) were apprehensive that the US would launch a vast and sustained bombing campaign upon Cambodian cities and towns – much like the years’s of US destruction wrought upon North Vietnam. The Khmer Rouge also feared a US ground invasion, and their answer to these problems was to mobilise the entire Cambodian population within the relative safety of the countryside, living in communes of single-sex barracks, training in the day to farm the land, and prepare for a ‘People’s War’. When asked in the late 1970’s, and again by an American journalist just prior to his death (in 1998) why there was evidence of mass graves found in certain areas of Cambodia, Pol Pot gave exactly the same answer. Pol Pot’s answer is written in the Chinese language as ‘敌特破坏’ – which translates as the ‘enemy spies were destroyed’. In other words, Pol Pot ordered these killings to be carried-out by the Khmer Rouge, as a means to destroy what he perceived to be ‘enemies of the people’ operating within Cambodia. Of course, it is not beyond the realms of possibility that the invading Vietnamese forces, and US-backed insurgency forces could have been responsible for at least some of these deaths. There is also a suggestion that Pol Pot’s policies have been skewed and misrepresented over the years. When asked about his policy of ‘eradicating’ the city-dwellers, Pol Pot replied that he had meant it was the principle of bourgeois (Westernised) living that was to be eradicated – and not necessarily the people who had been subject to this kind of pollution (although this position does seem to contradict the known dictates of the Khmer Rouge once in power). This information does not excuse the terrible crimes that apparently occurred in Cambodia under Pol Pot, but it does provide a more complete picture when viewed alongside the more commonly known facts in this case. My research is ongoing.

Chinese language References:

https://www.laonanren.com/news/2016-08/122729.htm

http://baike.baidu.com/item/波尔布特

 

 

 

Pol Pot (in Chinese Sources): How It All Went Wrong

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Pol Pot (1925-1998)

It is a simple and obvious fact that the greed for profit (i.e. predatory capitalism), kills people every single day, and in many different ways. Its victims are uncountable, and the manner of their deaths varies greatly from starvation, thirst, war, disease, injury, sexual exploitation, child abuse, homelessness, violence, poor education, misogyny, racism, homophobia, ageism, psychological programming (and brain-washing), physical exploitation and general medical neglect, to mention just some methods that the division of labour generates. However, as the capitalists benefit from this method of economic organisation, these deaths are portrayed as being the result of the individual (or group) concerned, and not the fault of the capitalist system. Those that die from the deliberate excesses of the capitalist system are deemed to have done something wrong, or otherwise be ‘deficient’ in some fundamental manner. It is this mythical ‘deviation’ from the expected norms of capitalism that is blamed for the deaths, and never capitalism itself. As a result, those that control the capitalist system sleep soundly in their beds at night, and keep a ruthless control of the very system that oppresses the majority entirely for the material benefit of the few. Although the ongoing death-toll is probably in the hundreds of millions, capitalists never acknowledge the true extent of their crimes. What capitalists do, however. is continuously attack any attempt at evolving the capitalist system into a Socialist or Communist system. It does this by ‘projecting’ the hideous nature of its own crimes upon any attempt to reform society and curb the excesses perpetuated by capitalism. In other words, this inverted mind-set (as Marx called it), is projected outward and used to demonise any attempt at building Socialism and Communism. Indeed, this rhetorical approach has been the basis for the entire US-led Cold War era since 1945, with the Soviet Union being equated with the Nazi German enemy it confronted and destroyed (at a terrible cost), and Communist China viewed as being ‘racially’ inferior and its Socialist system the product of a devious Asian mind. As a consequence, as basic academic research confirms, the Cold War lies told by the West amount to nothing more than the capitalist system protecting itself from its own demise via an evolutionary phase of Socialistic development. The price for this accomplished state of capitalist arrested development, is that of historical truth. Although this can be remedied over-time, it is a fact that requires acknowledgement as a crucial first stage to dialectical recuperation.

Working from Russian and Chinese language sources, I have discovered over and over again how the US lied continuously about the USSR and Communist China, accusing each expression of Socialism as being murderous, unnatural and against the apparent ‘natural’ human compulsion for greedy accumulation. As a matter of dialectical consistency, I have pondered the enigma of ‘Pol Pot’ (波尔布特 – Bo Er Bu Te), for sometime. My initial thoughts were that his Khmer Rouge (i.e. Communist Party of Cambodia) was somehow caught-up in this Western misrepresentation of all Socialistic Revolutions, happenings and events. My general rule of thumb is not to trust mainstream English language sources, as these are the very conveyors of the dialectical ‘non-truth’ that I am attempting to deconstruct. As Pol Pot was an ally of Communist China, I decided to focus my efforts upon Mainland Chinese academic sources, and to avoid the US-friendly Taiwanese equivalents. (For my article on Pol Pot derived from from Russian sources, please see: Pol Pot (in Russian sources) An Assessment of Conditioned Events). Much to my initial surprise, I discovered that ‘official’ and ‘unofficial’ Mainland Chinese language sources all conveyed the general history of the political development of the individual known as ‘Pol Pot’ (formerly known as ‘Saloth Sar), all agreeing that despite his genuine motivation for Revolution, and close association with Communist China (including Mao Zedong), he committed immense crimes against the Cambodian people in a very short space of time (coming to power in 1975 and being ousted in 1979). The irony is that Pol Pot was born into an affluent peasant family (in 1925) in Cambodia, and as he grew-up, he was known to be a very quiet, kind and courteous person. The exact date of his birth is unknown, but of all his brothers, he is known to have been the smallest. He had two wives, with the first being a well-known intellectual in Cambodia, with his second wife giving birth to his two daughters. One of his brothers once stated that as a child, Pol Pot disagreed with hurting animals, and would hide when it was time to kill chickens for food. In accordance with the Cambodian tradition of all male children serving in a Buddhist temple in their youth, Pol Pot became a ‘temple servant’ at the age of 6 years old, where he was taught to read and write the Cambodian language at the Lotus Temple (莲花寺 – Lian Hua Si) situated in Phnom Penh. He continued his education after returning to lay-life at the age of 12 years, and finally graduated in 1949 from the only technical college in Cambodia. As he was a gifted scholar, he earned a scholarship to study in Paris, France – the Western imperialist power that controlled Cambodia in those days.

It was in Paris that he first encountered the ideology of Marxist-Leninism, and became interested in Revolutionary activities. Pol Pot and other Cambodian students in Paris, actively joined the Communist Party of France, and founded the ‘Cambodian Marxist Study Group’. Not long after this, Pol Pot visited Yugoslavia, and this was the first time he saw a Socialist country in operation. In 1952, Pol Pot returned to Cambodia with many other Cambodian students determined to free their country from colonial French rule. The first problem was that the only Revolutionary organisation was Vietnamese in origin, even thought it was known as the ‘Khmer Liberation Movement’. Pol Pot joined this organisation in 1953 as a short-term solution – stating that the Vietnamese were in many ways just as despotic as the French. However, following the French withdrawal from the area in 1954, the Geneva Peace Agreement ensured that the Vietnamese also withdrew from Cambodia – handing-over control of the ‘Khmer Liberation Movement’ to the Cambodian people. Throughout the remainder of the 1950’s, Pol Pot (and others) gradually worked toward the founding of their own Communist Party. This was achieved during March, 1960, when in a deserted railway carriage, the ‘Khmer Workers Party’ was formally initiated, and its first congress held. In 1962, following the death of the then General Secretary, Pol Pot was elected into that post, and under his leadership, the ‘Khmer Workers Party’ changed its name in 1966 to that of the ‘Communist Party of Cambodia’.  Although Pol Pot had worked as a teacher in the city, following Sihanouk declaring the Khmer Rouge an illegal organization in 1963, Pol Pot (and others) had relocated into the jungle areas to carry-out their further training, and illicit Revolutionary activities. After 1965, Pol Pot collaborated with the Vietnamese anti-US war, with Cambodia and Laos unofficially allowing personnel, supplies and weapons to travel through their respective territories. As a consequence, Pol Pot at the time, became a very popular Revolutionary in China, Vietnam, Laos, and his native Cambodia. When visiting China and Vietnam, Pol Pot was treated with great respect. This popularity explains why he remained the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Cambodia from 1963 to 1979.

As his dialectical understanding developed and matured, Pol Pot began to change his view regarding local ethnic tensions, and adopted a much more ‘internationalist’ position with regard to China and Vietnam, and even played a part in US negotiations in China (during 1970), when America was searching for a way-out of the Vietnam War. In 1967, initiated by a ruthless rice tax upon the poor peasants of Cambodia, the Communist Party of Cambodia led an uprising (with Pol Pot leading much of the fighting), that secured a partial success, but stopped short of winning complete political power in the country.  In March, 1970, all this changed when Prince Sihanouk visited the USSR, and during his absence, a coup occurred involving a US-backed rightwing military group which took power, immediately establishing the ‘Republic of Cambodia’ and announcing an instant co-operation with any and all US military action (including the bombing of Eastern Cambodia section of the ‘Ho Chi Minh’ trail by B-52’s). This destructive action coincided with US Advisers building a ‘new’ rightwing military in the country, which was used to attack and kill ordinary Cambodian people that had any leftwing affiliations. This bombing campaign lasted until 1973, when the US Congress called a halt to the destruction on the grounds that it was ‘illegal’. In the meantime, Prince Sihanouk joined forces with Pol Pot, combining royalist and communist forces in a common effort against US imperialism in Cambodia. This time saw numerous Khmer Rouge bases being developed all over Cambodia, with various Khmer Rouge military units seeing action in South Vietnam (fighting for Ho Chi Minh against the Americans). As time progressed, the popular Khmer Rouge were able to join-up their bases, and expand political power throughout Cambodia. These events demonstrate the ‘popular’ nature of the Khmer Rouge movement and how it was generally supported throughout Cambodia, leading up to its seizure of power in the country (contrary to Eurocentric accounts that suggest the opposite). In fact, the Khmer Rouge could not have come to power without a wide-spread popular base amongst the ordinary people. The Khmer Rouge swept to power in 1975, with the collapse of US influence in the region (following the US military defeat in South Vietnam).

With the Khmer Rouge victory, Pol Pot sought to create a classless society with no distinction between the urban and the rural. This meant the abolition of all bourgeois cultural influences, as well as the eradication of money. Pol Pot stated that as Cambodia was backward and feudalistic, its population had to undergo a radical (and sudden) ‘re-education’ process. This involved the emptying of all cities and towns, and the people driven into the countryside to form collective communities dependent upon agriculture. This put an end to what Pol Pot stated were ‘leisure meals’ eaten in the cities, where the rich lived on an ample food supply they purchased, but did not themselves, cultivate or harvest. These communes became single sex barracks – where married couples could meet once a week – providing they had attained prior permission. Around 80% of the population was driven into the countryside (with all schools and temples closed), where Pol Pot started the process separating the trusted from the collaborators. After this, Pol Pot began a campaign of execution where Chinese sources speak of around one-third of the Cambodian population being killed (a number believed to be over two million men, women and children). It is generally stated that Pol Pot decided that any and all bourgeois ideas could not be ‘re-educated’ out of the individual, and that it was more efficient to simply ‘kill the body’ to end a certain type of thought. Whether this is true or not is open to debate, as this fascist policy does not exist in any form within Scientific Socialism, and was either an aberrant creation by Pol Pot himself, or a Eurocentric fabrication (in fact, some sources suggest that a great many deaths under Pol Pot were the result of famine and a failed agricultural policy). However, the narrative that Pol Pot committed mass murder states that he ordered the deaths of all dissidents, monks, ethnic minorities and class enemies, and had their bodies dumped in large open fields for all to see. As Pol Pot seems to have reverted to his old ethnic prejudices against the Vietnamese – he particularly targeted this group of people. In 1978, this led to the Vietnamese ‘Communist’ Army invading Cambodia and destroying the Khmer Rouge regime – forcing Pol Pot and his supporters to flee into the jungle – where he lived in virtual internal exile until his death in 1998. The People’s Republic of China, from at least 1981 onwards (with the establishment of the People’s Republic of Kampuchea by the occupying Vietnamese forces), re-considered its position on Pol Pot, and worked with the ‘new’ Cambodian government (which was essentially Khmer Rouge dissidents that had fallen out of favour with Pol Pot), in an attempt to pacify the remaining Khmer Rouge, and persuade Pol Pot to agree to voluntary house arrest. Although the Vietnamese destroyed Pol Pot’s original regime in 1978, the reality is that factions of the Khmer Rouge continued to run Cambodia until the restoration of the monarchy in 1993.

Chinese Language References:

https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/波尔布特

http://www.baike.com/wiki/%25E6%25B3%25A2%25E5%25B0%2594%25E5%25B8%2583%25E7%2589%25B9

http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_46f0bb70010001rc.html

When YouTube ‘Facts’ Are Wrong

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YouTube, of course, if the ‘truth’ be told, means absolutely nothing as a title in the UK. In fact to us Brits, it sounds like an individual is somehow associated with a ‘tube’ or ‘cylinder’, made of metal, cardboard, polystyrene, etc, or even those old barrels those of us over 40 used to be rolled in, during playtime at school. The point is, a British version of YouTube would probably be called something like ‘Personal-TV’, or ‘Your-Video’, or something similar. As a platform for uploading and sharing videos, YouTube is useful, and this explains why the Brits put-up with its meaningless title. What YouTube also does, is allow anyone – right, left and centre – to make videos expressing personal (and often bias opinions) as objective ‘facts’. This lack of common-sense and ‘quality control’ stems from the US lunacy of ‘freedom of speech’, whereby any racist, sexist, rightwing, poorly educated, mistakenly educated and misinformed ‘moron’ can express an opinion as if all opinions are of equal worth. Freedom of speech is a dangerous fallacy that dumbs-down entire societies by reducing the common level of understanding to the outpourings of those uninformed individuals that shout the loudest. This is why the UK does not possess ‘freedom of speech’ (except in Parliament, where such expression is very carefully regulated through a highly polite and controlled convention of speech), but does possesses ‘freedom of expression’, which is legally entwined with ‘responsibility of speech’. The British method is better because it requires education and discipline throughout society for it to operate. The US system only favours the rich and powerful who want to say and do whatever they which, to whomever they which, whenever they which to do it, with no legal impediment. As matters stand, YouTube allows racist rhetoric, both subtle and overt, within many of its videos, only taking down those that attract enough negative press, but generally taking no action. As YouTube is now owned by Google, it is busy re-asserting the opaque and semi-legal notion of ‘copyright’, and generally oppressing some of its most creative users (such as BasedShaman). However, the anti-Socialist and anti-Communist presence on YouTube is obvious with its videos of ‘pseudo-history’ and Cold War disinformation, as is its Eurocentric racist mythology that depicts Chinese and Korean people as dog-eating devil-worshippers that ‘pretend’ to be Communists (this criticism is only aimed at North Korea – where dogs are not eaten – but never at ‘capitalist’ South Korea, where dogs are routinely consumed) . Two of these Eurocentric racist myths involve ‘Yulin Dog Festival’ in China (which was outlawed long ago), and the equally racist myth of ‘organ harvesting’ from poor Asian countries (but generally levelled at China). Both of these racist myths appeared recently in a ‘fact’ video uploaded by ‘List25‘, but can be found elsewhere amongst many other ‘false facts’ presented as ‘true’.  Ironically, so distorted and powerful is this Eurocentric (racist) myth-making, that ‘List25’ actually believes these ‘lies’ to be ‘true’ and presents them as such – thus introducing a whole new generation to the Eurocentric (racist) mythology toward China. Under Marxist-Leninist-Maoism, the Chinese people have thrown-off the highly exploitative Western imperialism that made them starve, and in recognition of the fact that China has ‘boomed’ under Communism, the government of China ‘outlawed’ mistreating or eating cats and dogs decades ago, simply because there is no need to eat them. China is now affluent, and in a relatively short space of time, has moved way beyond the ‘capitalist’ United States. This explains in-part, the ignorance encouraged in the US about Communism in general, and genuine Chinese culture inparticular. My advise is to ‘fact check’, but also be careful where you ‘fact check’. Just because racist myths about China have a certain currency within the Eurocentric (racist) narrative about China, does not make these ideas ‘true’ in and of themselves. This equally true of those who repeatedly ‘trumpet’ ignorance as fact on YouTube. In China, life goes on as usual, and when people can be bothered to look at this Eurocentric stupidity, it just confirms their already low-opinion about life within a capitalist system.

Mindless ‘Bourgeois’ Terrorism is Against Socialism

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‘The weapon of criticism cannot, of course, replace criticism of the weapon, material force must be overthrown by material force; but theory also becomes a material force as soon as it has gripped the masses. Theory is capable of gripping the masses as soon as it demonstrates ad hominem, and it demonstrates ad hominem as soon as it becomes radical. To be radical is to grasp the root of the matter. But, for man, the root is man himself.’

Marx, Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right. Introduction (1843)

Karl Marx was opposed to the judicial Death Sentence, and warned against pointless acts of desperate terrorism against the State, its assets, or those that serve it. On the other hand, Marx clearly stated that the Working Class had a right to defend itself from external aggression. The impression left is that ‘cliches’ of terrorists are pursuing a counter-productive (bourgeois) course of action that does nothing in its limited scope, to collectively ‘free’ the working class from the yoke of capitalist oppression. Indeed, such action inflicts mindless death upon individuals, and the damage and destruction of property, facilities and resources. Generally speaking, the State responds by limiting the ‘freedoms’ of its own citizens under the guise of ‘preventing’ further terrorist attacks. Therefore, the bourgeois habit of ‘separatist’ of terrorist groups attacking specific symbolic targets, ultimately brings a greater oppression upon the Working Class, particularly if those groups represent religion, nationalism, or limited special interest groups. Of course, things are different during times of open warfare, as with the circumstances of WWI that led directly to the Russian October Revolution of 1917, the founding of North Korea at the end of WWII, or the subsequent founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 (following the defeat of the ‘Nationalist’ Chiang Kai-Shek). Furthermore, the Soviet Union engaged in legitimate ‘self-defence’ activity during the Great Patriotic War (1941-45) and in the process defeated German Nazism. During the Cold War, the countries of the Communist Bloc defended their best ‘class’ interests against Western ‘capitalist’ aggression. In the West today, it is terrorist groups motivated by a vision of distorted religion, and fascism that are carrying-out their attacks on innocent civilians. This is still the case, even if they state that they are ‘retaliating’ for the hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths caused by US and NATO military action in the Middle East since 1991. Although it is true that the forces of capitalism (which includes Zionist Israel and its persecution of the Palestinians), do routinely deploy immense weapons of mass destruction, and often use those weapons motivated through a racist disregard for its victims, bourgeois acts of isolated terrorism does absolutely ‘nothing’ for the well-being of the Working Class, does not bring its freedom any closer, and often makes life considerably harder for those that toil for a living. As matters currently stand in the affluent West, it is more productive to pursue a path of legitimate progressive education, join a ‘legal’ leftwing Revolutionary political party (such as the ‘Communist Party’), and work to peacefully convert the forces of capitalist oppression over to the Socialist cause. Do not harm or kill the servants of the current bourgeois system, but treat them with respect and ‘convince’ them through reasoned argument that the establishment of Scientific Socialism in the UK through the democratic system, is in their best interests.

China: Woman Spends More Than 10,000 Yuan Trying to Buy Fake ‘Monkey’ (21.3.2017)

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Original Author: Chen Ying (陈英) – Chongqing Evening News

(Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD)

On March 16th, 2017, 24 year-old Ms Dong (董) of Yubei District, embarked upon the process of purchasing a little monkey intended to be a pet, after seeing what she thought was a legitimate advertisement on ‘WeChat’ which featured a video of a little monkey playing – together with a contact telephone number. The seller immediately demanded a ‘deposit’ of 650 Yuan, to ensure that the monkey would not be sold to another buyer. After handing over the money – a new message informed Ms Dong that her monkey was in quarantine (after being imported into China by air), and that she would have to pay a further 3700 Yuan for its medical care and general upkeep. On March 17th, Ms Dong received a note from a person claiming to represent a courier firm – stating that the monkey had to have a very expensive vaccine – which would cost Ms Dong another 2,000 Yuan. If she did not pay, she would not receive the monkey or get any of her money back. The next day, Ms Dong – worried for the monkeys safety – decided to pay the 2,000 Yuan via ‘WeChat’. The next ‘demand’ stated that the courier firm was being difficult and would not ship the monkey without insurance cover of another 4,000 Yuan – which Ms Dong paid after being told she had 12 hours to comply. The seller then provided a ‘fake’ screen-shot statement of account, claiming Ms Dong had not paid the 4,000 Yuan. It was at this point in the proceedings that Ms Dong contacted the Yubei District Public Security Bureau – where two police officers were assigned to investigate this case (which is ongoing). The police stated that under Chinese Law it is illegal to trade animals in a private capacity, as this does not guarantee the safety or good treatment of said animals. To sell animals in China, the owner must possess an up-to-date licence from the government that guarantees that the animals are looked after and cared for to an appropriate degree – as animal cruelty is a criminal act under Chinese Law – punishable with imprisonment and high fines. Furthermore, the police stated that monkeys are an endangered species both inside and outside of China, and those trafficking them in any way will face the harshest of legal punishment. Monkeys should not be captured in the wild and forced to live in small cages, as this distresses them greatly, and makes their behaviour highly aggressive and unpredictable. If anyone encounters animal trafficking or animal cruelty in China – they should immediately contact the local police.

©opyright: Adrian Chan-Wyles (ShiDaDao) 2017.

Original Chinese Language Article:

http://news.cnwest.com/content/2017-03/21/content_14612928.htm

女子花一万余元买猴子当宠物 被卖家“当猴耍”

时间:2017-03-21 14:39:00  来源:重庆晚报  作者:陈英

买猴子当宠物 被卖家当猴耍

重庆晚报讯 3月16日,家住渝北区的24岁董女士决定,买一只小猴子当宠物养。

通过添加一段宠物猴子视频上留下的微信,董女士获得卖猴人的联系电话。按对方要求,先通过微信发红包650元作为定金,就能收到空运来的小猴子。听对方说猴子要进行检疫,还需要付款3700元,董女士又用微信转去3700元。对方再次表示,猴子检疫完成后就立马发空运过来。

3月17日,一个自称是快递公司工作人员的人添加董女士微信。对方说,还要给猴子打疫苗才能运过来,费用2000元。董女士又通过微信转去2000元,不料等到次日,还是没收到空运猴子。

董女士找到卖家,对方称可能是没给猴子买保险金,所以快递公司没发货。猴子保险金4000元,收货后12小时退还。于是,董女士又转去4000元。

没想到的是,对方收到这笔钱后把转账信息删除后的聊天记录截图发给她,声称没收到保险金,要她再转4000元。

董女士这才怀疑对方是骗子,马上向渝北区公安分局两路派出所报警。目前,该案正在侦办中。

警方提醒:类似私自买卖国家保护动物属违法行为。因为,饲养国家二级保护动物以下的猴子,需到当地林业部门办理《野生动物驯养繁殖许可证》以及相关手续。另外,猴子是一种情绪波动很大的动物,笼养失去了宠物意义。牵养需要驯猴技巧,否则容易发生逃跑和伤人情况。 重庆晚报记者 陈英

Chinese People Being Kind to Animals (Photographs)

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Many Chinese people living in Mainland China are influenced by the Buddhist and Daoist practises of vegetarianism and being ‘kind’ to animals. As a Communist country – it is well known that Karl Marx spoke-out against the barbarity of the industrialised farming system and its drive to produce great amounts of cheaply produced ‘meat’ for human consumption. Many people in China have an idea of Animal Rights that is deeply entrenched in their psyche, and the product of thousands of years of continuous culture – although, of course, some Chinese people do eat meat (either regularly or occasionally). As China has prospered since 1949, the government has banned the eating of cats and dogs – simply because it is not necessary, as other types of meat is far more available and easier to acquire (where this ‘illegal’ activity continues – it is carried-out by criminal gangs that are severely punished when caught). However, many Western Animal Rights groups use the excuse of ‘animal welfare’ as a means to propagate ‘anti-Chinese’ racism disguised as ‘concern’ for standards of animal care. During this activity, the Chinese people are portrayed as ‘sub-human’ and their behaviour toward animals as ‘barbaric’. This is nothing more than a racist stereotype in operation that is very common in the West. Questionable petitions, photo-shopped pictures and fake stories are used to rope-in unsuspecting people in supporting a racist attack upon China, justified by a fallacious sense of Eurocentric ‘moral outrage’. This demonstrates the ‘imperialist’ nature of many of these supposed ‘Animal Rights’ groups in the West, the members of which express no concern for the inequalities their fellow human beings suffer, the animal cruelty prevalent in the West (due to Christian dogma that animals ‘have no souls’), or the fact that most of them live very close to a 24 hour slaughter factory! Before assisting in these racist attacks on China, always take time to check the validity of the story, and assess whether the there is any better way of approaching the situation. Many people in China love animals and strive daily to improve conditions, and would welcome a constructive Western input premised upon equality and mutual respect.

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The Demise of Fascist Trotsky (1940)

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The United States Embraced Rightwing Trotskyism 

‘A man descended into the grave, whose name is scorned and cursed by the working people all over the world, a man who for many years fought against the cause of the working class and its vanguard – the Bolshevik party. The ruling classes of the capitalist countries lost their faithful servant. Foreign intelligence agencies lost their long-term, material agent, the organizer of the killers, who did not squeamish by any means to achieve their counter-revolutionary goals.’

Pravda, August 24th, 1940

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Evidence: Mountaineering Ice-Pick that Killed Trotsky in Mexico

‘The victory of the imperialists of Britain and France will be no less terrible for the main destinies of mankind than the victory of Hitler and Mussolini.’

Fourth International Manifesto – A New World War – Leon Trotsky

When Leon Trotsky was expelled from the USSR in 1929, he initially stayed in Turkey, and then moved on to France, Norway and before being granted a visa to settle in Mexico (issued in December, 1936). Despite a leftwing Revolution in Mexico in 1910, even by 1937, Mexico did have any diplomatic relations with the USSR, and this fact meant that the Soviet Union could not directly assert any diplomatic pressure to confine Trotsky’s counter-revolutionary activities, or to threaten Trotsky with deportation. Prior to this, the countries of Europe had moved Trotsky around following political pressure from the USSR, but although the bourgeois capitalist system (encouraged by the USA) had embraced Trotskyism as a means to fragment the solidarity of the international working class and bring down the (Marxist-Leninist) USSR – the United States government continuously refused to grant Trotsky a visa from 1933 onwards, on the grounds that he would interfere in the internal workings of the USA (Trotsky had in fact tried to make the case that he should be granted visas on health grounds, and/or to lecture at the University of North Carolina – both grounds being firmly rejected). As the Spanish Civil War began in 1936, the Socialist (and democratically elected) Republican government was forced to take-on the fascist forces of General Franco (supported by Hitler and Mussolini). The Soviet Union organised a world-wide volunteer force (the ‘International Brigades’) to support the Spanish Republican forces, but a number of Anarchist militia groups – ostensibly opposing any form of official government – openly opposed the Soviet Union and its ideology of Marxist-Leninism (but avoided any direct criticism and confrontation with the fascist forces). These Anarchists militias generally aligned themselves with the Trotskyite movement and deliberately worked for the downfall of the Socialist Republican government (one famous Anarchist militia contained the British Trotskyite known as George Orwell – who wrote a number of books criticising the Soviet Union – such as Animal Farm, and 1984). From 1935 onwards, Trotsky began his campaign advocating a ‘Fourth International’ as a direct ideological means to denigrate and demean the ‘Third International’ as devised by VI Lenin in 1919 (the latter of which called for an international ‘Communist’ Revolution in all countries) – the Third International was eventually dissolved by Joseph Stalin in 1943 as a sign of good faith toward the Western ‘capitalist’ countries that were the allies of the Soviet Union against Nazi German military aggression at the time. Trotsky, however, decided to steer his idea of ‘Revolution’ for his ‘Fourth International’ in the direction of collaborating with fascism, and accommodating the excesses of capitalism. At the Founding Congress of the Fourth International (in 1938), Trotsky stated that there was no difference between the Marxist-Leninist USSR, the capitalist (democratic) countries, and the fascist countries of Nazi Germany, fascist Italy and imperialist Japan. This being the case, Trotsky continued, there was no reason for the Trotskyite Fourth International to openly oppose capitalism or fascism, but that the main enemy was the USSR (which must be brought-down through continuous negative propaganda). Trotsky, as a supporter of fascism (and opposer of the USSR), even wrote into the Manifesto of the Fourth International, that the Trotskyite ideology preferred a victory of world fascism over the democratic countries. In reality this was nothing new from Trotsky, as his ideological background was within the Menshevik movement and never Marxist-Leninism. Trotsky only aligned himself with the Bolshevik movement when it was obvious that Lenin was about to come to power. As matters transpired, Trotsky termed his ‘revisionist’ and ‘reactionary’ ideology to be ‘Socialist’ (thereby hi-jacking the legitimate Marxist term and causing confusion in the mind’s of the workers), and at the Founding Congress, representatives from over 30 countries attended – with the Socialist Workers Party of the USA being perhaps the strongest contingent.

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NKVD Agent Ramon Mercader (left) Killed Trotsky (right) in 1940

Following the defeat of Marxist-Leninist Socialism at the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939, which correlated with the powerful rise of international fascism, the Soviet Union acknowledged that the divisive nature of Trotskyism had prevented the working class from effectively uniting and defeating fascism in Spain, and because of this weakness, was allowing fascism to successfully spread throughout the societies of the world. This attitude was prompted by the expressed Trotskyite opinion that in a war between the Western (capitalist) countries and the fascist (capitalist) countries, Leon Trotsky preferred a fascist victory (this was even the case when Nazi Germany invaded Czechoslovakia in 1938, with Trotsky advocating ‘collaboration’ with the fascist invaders). This perspective of Trotsky corresponded with his racist disregard for the Chinese Communist movement and its Revolutionary intentions and activities. As Trotsky was working to establish a different kind of watered-down Socialism in the West (and elsewhere), a decision was taken within the USSR to terminate the life of Leon Trotsky as a ‘class enemy’. This was considered a legitimate ‘Revolutionary act’ as a means to protect the international working class from the genocidal excesses of the fascist governments around the world. Trotsky survived a machine-gun attack on his home, but on August 20th, 1940, Leon Trotsky arranged a meeting (at 1720hrs) with under-cover NKVD agent Ramon Mercader – who had infiltrated the Trotskyite community by pretending he had written a ground-breaking article in support of Trotskyism. As Trotsky began to read, Ramon Mercader produced an ice-pick hidden within the lining of his jacket, and hit Trotsky in the back of the head – and then tried to finish the job by strangulation – but Trotsky’s bodyguards entered the room and began to beat Ramon Mercader to death. However, as Trotsky was still conscious, he ordered that Ramon Mercader’s life be spared. Despite being taken to hospital, Leon Trotsky died from his wound at 0735hrs, on August 21st, 1940. Ramon Mercader was a member of the Communist Party of Spain who was a major in the Republican army, and fought in the battle of Guadalajara. He was recruited by the Soviet NKVD in Spain during 1938,  and began his covert intelligence work. After assassinating Trotsky in 1940, Ramon Mercader was tortured and abused for several weeks before his trial, but did not reveal his NKVD membership, the names of those who assisted him, or his connection with the USSR. His trial ended with Ramon Mercader being sentenced to 20 years imprisonment without parole, and when he was released in 1960, he was deported to the Soviet Union. Once in the Soviet Union, he was granted Soviet Citizenship (under the name ‘Ramon Ivanovich Lopez’) and was awarded the ‘Hero of the Soviet Union’ medal, the ‘Order of Lenin’ medal, and the ‘Gold Star’ medal. In Moscow, Mercader worked as a senior research fellow at the Institute of Marxism-Leninism through the Central Committee of the CPSU. Since October 1974 he was in Cuba, where with the rank of general, he was an adviser to the Cuban Ministry of the Interior. He died in Havana on October 18, 1978 from a sarcoma. He was buried in Moscow at the Kuntsevo cemetery under the name of Ramon Ivanovich Lopez.

©opyright: Adrian Chan-Wyles (ShiDaDao) 2017.

Russian Language Sources:

https://www.gazeta.ru/science/2015/06/08_a_6832622.shtml

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

http://ataka-zine.narod.ru/Leo_Death.htm

 

The (Maoist) Shining Path & Abimael Guzman

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Karl Marx taught that the international working class has a right to defend itself from the capitalist excesses of the bourgeois class. These ‘capitalist’ excesses involve the slow or quick despatch of sections of the vulnerable (and impoverished) working class through drought, famine, medical neglect, homelessness, unemployment, poverty, natural disaster, and military action, etc. When the working class develops an understanding of its own situation, it invariably embraces Socialism and organises for its own self-defence. However, the capitalist system, default set as it is on retaining and maintaining its political social and cultural dominance, views all attempts by the working class to defend itself, as a manifestation of ‘unprovoked’ violence against a benevolent social order. This is the basis of the Western (i.e. ‘US’) Cold War strategy against the former Soviet Union, and contemporary Communist China, and it is the attitude adopted by the rightwing Peruvian government against the Maoist Shining Path movement which suffered severe set-backs in 1992, that effectively ended its Revolutionary capabilities. The Shining Path was founded by Abimael Guzman (b. 1934), who was originally influenced by the leader of the Communist Party of Peru – José Carlos Mariategi – but during the 1960’s, broke-away from mainstream Peruvian Communism. (The English Wikipedia page incorrectly suggests that the Communist Party of Peru is the same as the breakaway ‘Shining Path’, when they are two separate entities).

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Abimael Guzman was of the opinion that the Soviet Union and Communist China had entered phases of ‘revisionism’ and had diverted away from the correct paths of Marxist-Leninism and Maoism. Between the late 1960’s and 1980, the Shining Path followed a path of primarily ideological agitation against this revisionism, but in 1980, Abimael Guzman changed the operating stance of the Shining Path to one of Revolutionary armed struggle. This was in response to the ever growing influence of the United States in Peru, and the intensification of government-led massacres carried-out against the ordinary Peruvian people (the majority of which were comprised of masses of peasantry, as was the case with pre-Revolutionary China). As Peru’s peasant population resembled that of China, Abimael Guzman took the decision to apply a ‘pure’ Maoist ideology as the prime-mover in Peru’s Revolutionary uprising. Although this phase of the Shining Path in Peru lasted only 12 years, and given that the movement – although popular amongst the Peruvian masses – was never well-armed or financially supported by the international Communist Bloc, the alleged inflated casualty figures supposedly inflicted by the Shining Path against Peruvian government forces (and its middle class supporters) do not stand-up to logical scrutiny.

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The Imprisoned Founder of Peru’s Shining Path – Abimael Guzman (2007) Aged 72

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There is a (British) book authored by Simon Strong, entitled ‘Shining Path – The World’s Deadliest Revolutionary Force’ (1992), which in typical bourgeois fashion, misinforms as it informs, carefully and faithfully applying the US anti-Socialist Cold War rhetoric to Peru, and its revolutionary, Communist left. As the Judeo-Christian theological view of the world is a central mainstay of Western Cold War rhetoric, the ‘Maoist’ Shining Path, its leadership and its revolutionary activities, are relentlessly presented as ‘evil’, juxtaposed with every act of capitalism as being a priori unquestionably ‘good’. Of course, this state of arrested psychological development is of no use in creating a reliable and objective view of historical events. In 1992, the Founder of the Maoist Shining Path Revolutionary Movement – Abimael Guzman – was captured by the government forces of the incumbent President of Peru – Alberto Fujimori – who, following his belief that all Socialists were animals, ordered that Abimael Guzman be placed in a cage and exhibited to the Peruvian general public (as a warning to the down-trodden peasants of Peru not to attempt a Socialist Revolution), and to the world press a year after the Collapse of the Soviet Union, proving that predatory capitalism was as strong as ever in Peru, as it was in its Western allies in Europe and the USA.

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It is this image, and variants of it, that the the US government propagates in the West and throughout the Americas. This distorted image is accompanied by an interpretation of the Shining Path that states that it routinely participated in the detainment, torture and murder of the very Peruvian people it claimed to be ‘freeing’ from the grasp of oppressive capitalism. Within contemporary Russian language academic sources, it is recorded how the West views the Shining Path – but it is also made clear that for many of these claims of atrocities against the Peruvian people – there exists absolutely no objective evidence. Like the anti-China and anti-Soviet propaganda fabricated by the United States and its allies, these false stories are passed-on without question by amateur and professional commentators alike, apparently unable or unwilling to check academic sources, and to define their terms in a logical and historical manner. Shortly after his arrest, Abimael Guzman was tried by a military court presided over by a number of judges who hid their identities. In a three-day trial, Abimael Guzman was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole – to be served in a military prison. This was not so much a trial with disclosure,  cross-examination, defence lawyers, prosecutors and a jury of his peers, but was rather a summary Court Martial (of a ‘civilian’), convened merely to ‘pass’ sentence. The judges wore hoods so that ordinary Peruvians could not recognise their faces on the streets, and attempt retaliatory assassinations.

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Lovers: Elena Iparragirre & Abimael Guzman (2010)

It was reported in Russian language news sources in 2010, that Elena Iparragirre and Abimael Guzman had gone on hunger strike as a protest against the Peruvian government refusing to allow them to marry. Elena Iparragirre – a former member of the Shining Path and also imprisoned for life – is the life-long partner of Abimael Guzman (who is handcuffed in this 2010 photograph to prevent him giving the Socialist raised right-fist salute). Predictably, the Western (capitalist) countries remained ‘silent’ on this obvious breach of Human Rights propagated by the rightwing Peruvian government. So popular had this couple become, that their lawyer Alfredo Crespo stated that entire prison populations throughout Peru had stated their support to stop eating food, and to drink only water – as an act of Socialist solidarity with the pair. Although the couple remain Socialist Revolutionaries, they have both stated that their ‘armed struggle’ ended with their capture in 1992, and that they would like to marry and have access to marital visitations. Elena Iparragirre used to live in the same prison as Abimael Guzman – but as a further act as punishment – the Peruvian authorities decided to move Elena Iparragirre to another prison in 2006, and refuse any visitations between the two. Without any objective evidence, the Peruvian government states that the Shining Path killed 70,000 people. The problem with this kind of disinformation is that the Shining Path has remained incredibly popular amongst the very people it has supposed to have killed, and such claims do not stand-up to logical scrutiny.  In reality, it has been the Shining Path that has suffered decades of brutality, murder and assassination at the hands of the rightwing military and police establishments of Peru that appear to be operating out of control amongst the ordinary Peruvian people. As matters transpired, Elena Iparragirre and Abimael Guzman were allowed to be finally married, but are not allowed regular visits. However, the Peruvian government continuously enacts regular ‘show trials’ where the two are brought continuously in-front of hooded judges to be ‘convicted’ anew in ever more imaginative cases involving murder and mayhem (with the latest ‘trial’ taking place in 2014 – and the inevitable conferring of more ‘life sentences’). At their continuous ‘re-trials’, members of the Shining Path always state that they were responding to the Peruvian Army (which was acting under US guidance), which would encircle entire areas containing a peasant population, and systematically sweep through these areas, indiscriminately murdering men, women and children who were suspected of being sympathetic to the Shining Path. In this regard, the Shining Path was acting in Revolutionary ‘self-defence’, when it attacked government targets. As the Peruvian Revolution ultimately failed to usurp the Western-backed bourgeois authorities, the bourgeois authorities are now wreaking endless revenge upon the Socialist Revolutionaries that once organised an armed resistance against its tyranny.

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Abimael Guzman (also known as ‘Chairman Gonzalo’) was an academic professor who embraced Marxist-Leninist ideology, before moving in the direction of Maoism. He founded the ‘Communist Party of Peru Shining Path’ in the late 1960’s, as a means to move the Peruvian Communist Movement toward Maoist Thought. However, in so doing, his interpretation of contemporary political events and trends, came to be known as ‘Gonzalo Thought’ – being a modern Peruvian interpretation of the Works of Mao Zedong. The ‘Shining Path’ organization developed as a branch of the Communist Party of Peru (Red flag), which had broken-away in 1964 from the original Communist Party of Peru, (founded by Jose Carlos Mariategi). Its support grew-out of Peru’s university student population, who as cadres to the movement, took its revolutionary ideology into the countryside and made it available to the Peruvian peasantry. This was the beginnings of an armed insurgency that effectively declared the Shining Path to be a separate and distinct political body from 1980 onwards. Its armed insurgency was short-lived and never achieved the intended full mobilisation of the peasantry before being viciously crushed by the Peruvian authorities.

Russian Language References:

https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Гусман,_Абимаэль

http://bazaistoria.ru/blog/43464411609/Siyayuschiy-put:-krovavaya-partizanskaya-voyna-v-Andskih-gorah

https://lenta.ru/articles/2013/08/30/camaradaolga/

http://www.latindex.ru/content/news/5299/

 

 

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