Communism is true populism, and real populism is communism, ask any random Chinese person who was, is, and will be the communist party fighting for and they will answer the people. For example populism is redundant in China because it is a given that all politics must be “populist”.
Real socialism is populist because populism is supposed to mean serving the masses but every “populist” who is not a communist (today not historically) is just a fake populist who is only in power to prevent the rise of class consciousness among the masses.
There is definitely an anti-establishment current emerging in the United States, but it is up to the communist party to emerge as leader over it as opposed to other (fake) populist forces that form and show how communism is true populism and win over the minds of the people.
Socialist patriots want a socialist United States but there are people calling themselves socialist who want it to be called “Turtle Island” because they think America is fundamentally stained and Americans are all settlers benefiting from imperialism. Despite this being so divorced from the masses as all they know is the US and the vast majority identity with the US. Socialism isn’t just about having ‘correct beliefs.’ If your position doesn’t allow you to build a mass, POPULAR movement of your countrys MAJORITY, then you are not a socialist. It is socialism that delivers true patriotism and socialism that delivers true populism and only socialism which can as it is the scientific vehicle moving society forward.
Revolutionary defeatism is the stance American communists need to take internationally and when it comes to the oppression of oppressed peoples inside the US, but that needs to be backed up by real patriotism not the phony patriotism of the ruling class. We are patriotic to the people themselves, not the current state. We want to win over the masses and establish a socialist state to serve the masses because only with communism can the mythos of the American dream be made reality for the masses.
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