Communist Association: Long live the Second Swedish Maoist Unity Conference!
Long live the Second Swedish Maoist Unity Conference!
In the autumn of 2022, the Communist Association gathered for its second Unity Conference. A conference of utmost importance to defend Marxism-Leninism-Maoism as the guiding ideology of the Association against attacks from revisionist currents within the Association. Revisionism threatened the continued existence and survival of the Association, its work and its future, which required a reckoning. The struggle between the red, proletarian, Marxist-Leninist-Maoist line and the black, bourgeois, revisionist line is always ingrained in the Communist Party, as is it in our Association. It is the struggle between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie that is reflected in the party. As long as this contradiction exists, such a line struggle will exist. Without such a two-line struggle, the organisation cannot develop and what is right and wrong cannot be clarified. Without line struggle, no unity. Without the break with revisionism, the union could not unite at a higher level, with more rock-solid conviction.
Revisionism tried to bring the association onto a legalist and parliamentary path, where the goal of the movement would be to slowly and peacefully “accumulate forces.” At a time of sharpened contradictions between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie, of increasing repression, of surveillance and expulsions of comrades, this line would condemn the association and its cadre to the violence of reaction. This line would have left the Communist Association unable to take up its tasks of leading the proletariat in a victorious armed revolution, which requires the communists to educate themselves and the masses in armed struggle. The Maoists recognise the absolute necessity of revolutionary violence and the omnipotence of revolutionary war. We do not believe in a slow process of accumulation of forces, slowly growing in force so that one day, some day, we can rise. That is a pure illusion. It is not possible, without increasing education in armed struggle, without militarization, to pass overnight from primarily legal to highly illegal struggle. The line of the peaceful accumulation of forces builds a movement only to see it crushed by the reaction. This has happened historically. The Communist Party of Indonesia, which was crushed by the reaction with half a million comrades executed. The Communist Association has rejected this revisionist thesis and is stronger by it!
Instead, we call for the need to build a party of a new type, a party in the spirit of Lenin and Chairman Mao. Which understands the need to master all methods of struggle, which understands how to use the present imperialist crisis to raise the level of the struggle of the masses, which does not lock itself into dogmatically asserting that we must participate in parliamentary elections. The Communist Association maintains that our present situation places a great demand on us. In this time of increasing reaction, reflected in increasing environmental degradation, militarization of the police, more demands for surveillance by the Säpo, deportations, inflation (where the government only tells the masses “fend for yourselves”) and energy crisis (while the Swedish bourgeoisie exports energy), we see the utmost need for leadership in the struggle of the masses. By the Communist Party of Sweden, with Marxism-Leninism-Maoism as its guide and core. Reconstituted as a militarised party, that is, a party built as a war machine, for the seizure of power by revolutionary violence. This party we, as proletarian revolutionaries of Sweden, must reconstitute, rebuild. The so-called communist parties of today are infested with revisionism, which propagates a false communism. Their line is no different from the revisionists in our association. These parties have the same practice as the Left Party, but have communist phrases. They dutifully stand for election, say it is Leninism and spread the same illusions that the system can be changed the peaceful way. History has already disproved them. They will never be able to lead the proletariat in the struggle for the seizure of power, never lead them to seize power. For this, Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, its universal truths, applied to the conditions of Sweden, is needed.
The Second Swedish Maoist Unity Conference leads us forward in the struggle for our party, its reconstitution, and in the struggle to consolidate Marxism-Leninism-Maoism as the all-powerful ideology of the proletariat, all-powerful because it is true, proven in practice. The Association steels itself in its continuing struggle to apply our all-powerful ideology to our conditions, in order to develop the proletarian movement, forward to new heights, forward to armed revolution, socialism and shining communism!
Forward for the reconstitution of the Communist Party of Sweden as the fighting staff of the proletariat!
Crush revisionism! Unite under Maoism!