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Cake day: Jul 10, 2020


I think Maoism can either refer to Marxism-Leninism Mao Zedong Thought (ML-MZT), or it can refer to Marxism-Leninism-Maoism (MLM) depending on the context - these days it’s mostly used for the latter

MLMs don’t support the PRC after 1976 as they view the defeat of the cultural revolution and Deng Xiaoping taking power as what turned China onto the capitalist road, and often critique it as being social imperialist . Mao Zedong thought this of Deng as well .

They do, however, defend China insofar as it’s against Western-imperialist lies - but they view China and Russia as forming an emerging Eastern imperialism, and that being the source for said slander campaign, that it forms competition to the current imperialist hegemony - not because they think the two pose a threat to the capitalist-imperialist system in general.

Specifically when put into context with the worse times for the environment in China, and the general trend since then.

Lenin wrote a brief biography of Karl Marx, not too comprehensive though but it’s a start. https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1914/granat/index.htm

Nope, he used to be active in the World Workers Party, but he left years ago. He pushes for going “out of the movement, into the masses”, being generally dissatisfied with all the US socialist parties and views the movement as having been going nowhere. So nope, he’s not in a ML party right now and it doesn’t seem like he’s going to be either.

@KJMactoCommunismPCUSA or PSL

I don’t have the exact quote, but Lenin did say to judge a party not by its slogans and names but by its actions.

“In order to understand the real significance of parties one must examine, not their labels, but their class character and the historical conditions of each separate country.”

—- Lenin, “The Labor Government in Australia”

Every time I upload an image into ‘body’, and then click ‘save’ it disappears.

There’re some other good ones as well, such as r/AmericasSocialists, r/BeardTube, r/GenZedong, r/InformedTankie, and r/SendInTheTanks.

PSL split from WWP and is a Marxist-Leninist party

Is it though? They make no mention of “Marxism-Leninism” in their official documents, but instead prefer the term “revolutionary socialism”. That, and they still uphold the doctrine of Sam Marcy to some extent.

As former leaders and members of Workers World Party, we defend that group’s historical tradition and mission, particularly that of its founder Sam Marcy. Although we believe that the Workers World Party leadership is no longer capable of fulfilling that mission, we still consider it to be a progressive organization with many honest activists.


I don’t think they go into detail as to why they split from WWP though.

If I recall correctly, Gloria La Riva had said something along the lines of the PSL neither being “Stalinist nor Trotskyist”, and they hesitate to make mention of the more controversial socialist leaders of the past and present.

While there may be quite a few Marxist-Leninists in the party, I don’t think that’s the official line. Then again, I’ve heard from quite a few comrades that there’s a disconnect between PSL cadre and leadership.

We’re not some Trot party

Doesn’t the PSL have Trotskyist (Marcyite) origins?

I’m planning on applying to join a party in the next few months. There are several reasons why I can’t do it right now though, which I’m working toward fixing.

Not sure what I’d do once joined though since I live in the middle of nowhere.