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06-06-2012, 11:16 PM
Greece continues to attract the attention of workers of many countries all over the world, in light of the new crucially important parliamentary elections, which will be held on the 17th of June, as noneof the three parties, which received the most votes, could form a coalition government. Of particular interest, judging by the relevant articles in communist and other progressive newspapers, journals and web-pages are the recent election results as well as the political line traced by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), which has found itself inthe firing line of various analysts in this period. But let us start from the beginning.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ml2day-recent?d=yIl2AUoC8zA (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ml2day-recent?a=U_vjBQnRyDk:-hDAWD2fxdk:yIl2AUoC8zA) http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ml2day-recent?d=qj6IDK7rITs (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ml2day-recent?a=U_vjBQnRyDk:-hDAWD2fxdk:qj6IDK7rITs) http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ml2day-recent?i=U_vjBQnRyDk:-hDAWD2fxdk:F7zBnMyn0Lo (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ml2day-recent?a=U_vjBQnRyDk:-hDAWD2fxdk:F7zBnMyn0Lo) http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ml2day-recent?i=U_vjBQnRyDk:-hDAWD2fxdk:gIN9vFwOqvQ (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/ml2day-recent?a=U_vjBQnRyDk:-hDAWD2fxdk:gIN9vFwOqvQ)
06-07-2012, 10:34 AM
Very good article on the Greek political situation.
Many politicized workers, from various countries in Europe and the world, pose this question: Why does the KKE not make some compromises? Why does it insist on its political line for the rallying of social forces, which want to struggle against the monopolies, against capitalism, against the imperialist unions, for people’s working class power and does not support the political line of “unity of the left”, the struggle to correct capitalist reality, and the EU, with political and/or governmental collaboration with other “left” and social-democratic forces, as other CPs in Europe have done?
To begin with, The KKE has for some time now clarified that the meanings “left” and “right” are not terms that reflect today’s political situation. The term “Left” today could be used to describe the GS of NATO or the Prime Minister of a country who is conducting an imperialist war and is carrying out anti-worker and anti-people measures at the expense of the workers in his country.
The Communist Party is not simply a “left party”, but the party which struggles for the overthrow of capitalism, the construction of the new socialist-communist society. It is this path, this line of struggle that can bring about gains and not the reverse!
As history has demonstrated, reforms, the struggle to “correct” the capitalist system, to blunt the most extreme anti-people measures, which is what the opportunist-social-democratic forces focus on, have never led to the overthrow of capitalism anywhere.
Most of this article is dead-on. In a world where Emperor Obama can be referred to as "left", the terms left/right mean very little...
06-07-2012, 10:39 AM
In this sense, the KKE remains consistently oriented to Marxism-Leninism. As Lenin wrote: “The proletariat is fighting, and will continue to fight, to destroy the old regime. Towards this end it will direct all its propaganda and agitation, and all its efforts to organise and mobilise the masses. If it fails to destroy the old regime completely, it will take advantage even of its partial destruction.
But it will never advocate partial destruction, depict this in rosy colours, or call upon the people to support it. Real support in a genuine struggle is given to those who strive for the maximum (achieving something less in the event of failure) and not to those who opportunistically curtail the aims of the struggle before the fight.”
Why all Communist Parties (you know who, specifically) cannot grasp the import of this Lenin quotation is hugely suspect. But then, the CPUSA is no longer "Marxist-Leninist", so I guess they are no longer of any concern one way or the other...
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