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Archive for February, 2012

Artice on Juche, Mao, Stalin and America

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

The article included is very well written. I agree with every single point and it would be pointless to comment much because I essentially would repeat the article. The author brought up many points that are important but often overlooked and tied them together.

Originally posted in the North American Juche-Songun Ideas Study Group

  • There is much ignorance among Americans of where Juche is situated on the political spectrum, even amongst Communists very few understand the Juche positions on various important matters such as the role of Stalin, the Sino-Soviet split, post-1976 China, anti-imperialism in the Third World etc….and so this article will try to address the subject of Juche’s position within the international communist movement in brief.
  • The Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung began his political career first and foremost as a Marxist-Leninist, he studied, admired and followed the ideas of Marx, Lenin and Stalin as the sole way for oppressed peoples to achieve liberation. Juche was created originally as a Korean application of ML to their own conditions much as Maoism began as an application of ML to China. Looking at the period pre-death of Stalin in 1953, Juche and Maoism were nearly identical, not a shock as China and Korea were both backward, feudal, colonial societies, in that both shared the concept of a transition state before socialism (new/national democracy) the innovation of a revolutionary peasantry, the necessity of people’s war to achieve revolution, the need for patriotism and defence of national integrity, self-reliance in the struggle and not depending on foreign parties or nations, and upholding the USSR as the first and leading socialist nation under Comrade Stalin.
  • After the passing of Comrade Stalin and the rise to power of the revisionist clique, Kim Il Sung and the DPRK stood with China and all other anti-revisionist forces in opposing Khruschov’s betrayal of socialism, his abandonment of proletarian dictatorship, his peaceful-coexistence nonsense rejection of class war, and his attempts to dominate and lord over other socialist nations.To this day the DPRK preserves the great memory of Joseph Stalin and considers the fall of the USSR to be a result of revisionism.
  • However, beginning circa 1966, China and Korea began to diverge widely. Although both nations opposed the USSR as a revisionist nation, the Juche belief that each nation’s party has final say over their own nation’s matters led the Koreans to consider that the ultimate responsibly of defeating Russian revisionism rested solely upon the shoes of the Russian people alone. For geopolitical reasons Korea needed to remain allied to Russia to oppose the still menacing US imperialists who occupied the southern half of their nation; Korea’s line can be summed up then as opposition to Soviet revisionism domestically but support for the USSR internationally against imperialism. Mao and China took a different view, viewing the USSR as an enemy nation equal to the US and hence began to have strike with the Koreans who had remained Russian allies. Looking back on all this, one can clearly see that the Korean line was correct. While the revisionists did sell out their country ultimately to imperialism, from the point of view of class struggle the primary contradiction always was between the proletariat and capitalism with the US as the main capitalist power; any contradiction with the USSR was then secondary to the global anti-US struggle. Mao’s line of equal opposition to the US and Russia isolated him at first and led to his eventual reconciliation with US imperialism in the 1970s and his support for imperialist puppets who murdered communists in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.
  • Furthermore, Kim Il Sung opposed China’s Cultural Revolution. While the Koreans do in fact accept Mao’s premise that a bourgeoisie can arise within a revolutionary Party holding state power, and hence the necessity of a strong ideological mass-movement to counter it as well as enforcing that the Party cadre are never isolated from the people and are made to work with them, Korea was not in a position (due to the ever present threat of the resumption of the Korean War by the US) to throw itself into mass internal upheaval the way China did and it viewed the Chinese effort as premature due to the need to build a united society for defence against imperialist invasions. In this, Kim Il Sung’s line was akin to those of Liu Shaoqi or Peng Dehui in China. The Koreans viewed some of the actions of the Chinese Red Guards as veering towards ultra-leftism and anarchism because of the lack of Party-led discipline in China at this time; in turn some Chinese began attacking the DPRK and calling for its’ overthrow. Relations were quite bad between China and Korea for a couple of years in the late 60s but ultimately cooler heads in China, led by Mao to his credit, suppressed the extremists and relations were friendly once again and remained so throughout the final period of Mao’s life.
  • With the mutual opposition to both rightist Soviet revisionism and leftist Maoism, Juche can thus be seen as a centrist ideology much as Stalin was also a centrist between Trotsky and Bukharin. During the 60s and 70s Kim Il Sung began promoting Juche as the correct ideology for revolution, as it was based on national self-reliance a Juche nation would not become entrapped by social imperialism nor would it abandon the global anti-imperialist fight. As only the people of a nation can determine what the revolutionary idea will be for that nation, Juche Korea never attempted to dictate to others in the manner that Russia and China did, and Korea thus built great relations with nationalist-socialist leaders such as Nasser in Egypt, Kadhafi in Libya, the Ba’ath party in Syria and Iraq, and the Islamic revolution led by Imam Khomeini in Iran, seeing all these forces as the genuine expression of the people’s revolutionary will.
  • Now to discuss post-Mao China and the emergence of Dengist “market socialism”, the Koreans oppose Dengism in their country and refuse to “open up”, but as with everything else see Dengism as a matter for the Chinese communist party to resolve and continue to have good friendly relations with China. In several official publications, the DPRK has referred to China as revisionist and would obviously prefer that China returns to the socialist path, however they are understanding of the fact that Dengism arose due to the low level of productive forces within China and the need for development. China need not have adopted markets, had it gone on the self-reliant way or improved relations with the USSR, but again that is a matter for the Chinese people to deal with by themselves.
  • As Juche-idea followers, it is our duty to support all nations that are truly independent of imperialism, are contra-USA, and are ruled by a government that reflects the national culture and tradition as well as the people’s wishes.

Two HITS!

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Yesterday, I outed the identity of two more annoying pests – Apocales (Robert Flake of Arizona) and Alison (Alison Gasparini of Zimbabwe).

Check the outings thread for more information : http://www.freemediaproductions.info/Editorials/2011/08/16/outings/

The Next Quote of The Day

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

What stupid political dissidents do not understand is that the solution to the US-Israeli imperial alliance is not to use it as an opportunity to point fingers at the all-powerful Jew, but instead to revolt the classes in both Israel and America. Smart political dissidents realize this and show the class ties among the Governments of Israel and America. Dumb ones “Name the Jew.”
-Metal Gear

“The Economist” – Blatant Neo-liberal Capitalism and Imperialism

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

From : http://www.economistdirect.com/

A magazine called The Economist is talking about “setting Syria free.” Spreading “freedom” means spreading capitalism. HAIL THE HEROIC BA’ATHISTS! Hail Saddam Hussein and hail Bashar al-Assad. Long live Secular Authoritarian role. Death to liberalism and a slower death to Islamic Fundamentalism!

Hail the Ba’athists (they have much in common with Stalinists)!

“The Jewish Question and the Clown Movement”

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Occidental Dissent forum hosts an exchange between me, Hunter Wallace and others.

What we are attacking is the tendency for the “clown movement” forums to have a Jewish fetish. While Hunter and I differ in our specific takes on the Jewish question and overall philosophy, we can converge on the viewpoint that the “clown movement” takes a very annoying approach to the Jewish Question.

This is an interesting conversation because Hunter is perceived as a moderate on the question and I am critical of organized Judaism as a bourgeoisie society and collaborator with American neo-liberal capitalism, yet both of us still can see that the “clown movement” is in left field.

New Quote of Day

Monday, February 13th, 2012

After a Socialist Revolution, Fascism would be a good idea. Before a Socialist Revolution, Fascism is reactionary.

- Metal Gear

FMP Traffic Nearly Doubled in Janurary

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

It increased after a few posts.

In particular, this and this and this all preceded two bumps in traffic.  One on Janurary 3rd, the other on Janurary 10th.

The whole “gangster bolshevism” thing is selling. Yakub Israel talks about all the time on radio.  Former Lyceumites have liked its appeal (Beso, Shays).

Note that I installed spam plugins to get rid of our rampant spam.  I did notice a few legitimate comments.  This will help us avoid deleting legitimate comments in the future.

Day Number of visits Pages Hits Bandwidth
01 Jan 2012 1014 6289 7434 122.06 MB
02 Jan 2012 1169 6445 8114 147.68 MB
03 Jan 2012 1806 13418 18123 315.00 MB
04 Jan 2012 1919 13902 18422 294.12 MB
05 Jan 2012 2130 17154 20196 364.69 MB
06 Jan 2012 2062 24842 29120 484.08 MB
07 Jan 2012 1828 15524 19862 477.56 MB
08 Jan 2012 1915 14330 16854 414.79 MB
09 Jan 2012 2160 12932 16344 341.71 MB
10 Jan 2012 2478 18558 23072 539.15 MB
11 Jan 2012 2145 13004 16644 311.44 MB
12 Jan 2012 2289 12868 16564 295.35 MB
13 Jan 2012 2198 12716 16112 271.72 MB
14 Jan 2012 2030 11988 15066 245.04 MB
15 Jan 2012 1744 10922 13240 224.99 MB
16 Jan 2012 2251 14642 18164 310.64 MB
17 Jan 2012 2245 15582 19666 373.34 MB
18 Jan 2012 2143 15468 19118 381.91 MB
19 Jan 2012 2169 16716 20842 362.54 MB
20 Jan 2012 2080 16600 21598 419.81 MB
21 Jan 2012 1940 13778 17056 290.21 MB
22 Jan 2012 1982 13802 17548 282.96 MB
23 Jan 2012 2013 14650 19120 312.14 MB
24 Jan 2012 2137 16128 21260 333.67 MB
25 Jan 2012 2152 14444 18104 272.08 MB
26 Jan 2012 2005 12566 14918 267.56 MB
27 Jan 2012 1977 13512 16896 311.82 MB
28 Jan 2012 2114 14400 17896 294.61 MB
29 Jan 2012 2074 13502 18304 310.26 MB
30 Jan 2012 1374 6794 9044 159.05 MB
31 Jan 2012 1281 7294 8898 148.43 MB
Average 1962.06 13702.26 17212.87 312.27 MB
Total 60824 424770 533599 9.45 GB

Holocaust vs Holodomor

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocaust
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holodomor

The difference between Stalin’s Starving of Ukrainians and Hitler’s murdering of Jews are notable. If we accept the consensus of mainstream historians, Stalin starved another nation while Hitler murdered his own people who were assimilated. Stalin cut off resources, Hitler individually selected every Jew for extermination. Jews were not members of another nation but German citizens who were then stripped of their citizenship not based on loyalty but based on ancestry. Ukranians were part of another geographical area within USSR but still independent. A different mode of operation and a different motivation are present here! Richard Kuklinski and Jeffrey Dahmer both killed people, but obviously under different circumstances. The analogy can relate here.

While both claimed many lives, the scapegoating Jews was done with a misleading purpose to distract the German people from class struggle. Hitler convinced a bunch of idiots that getting rid of Jews would solve Germany’s problem, almost like a religion. Getting rid of Jews was some sort of baptism that got rid of Germany’s original sin.

Jews were systematically targeted, powerless and guilty of nothing.

On the other hand, Stalin’s starving of Ukrainians was simply a matter of two different Governments fighting. The recognized regime of USSR and the unrecognized Ukrainian capitalist regime.

Stalin felt that too many civilians were sympathizing with the counter-revolutionary movement, so he starved civilians until he got his way. I acknowledge that there are obvious ethical questions here, but the scenarios differ. Killing civilians to maintain order is not the same thing as purposely removing citizens from society just to kill them. According to mainstream history, many innocent Ukrainians died. I am not denying that this may be the case.

Stalin starved another nation, Hitler murdered his own people who were assimilated.

(Note that the author of this article is 100% eastern European and has both Russian Jewish and Ukrainian blood.)


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