About the revisionism and dogmatism
When we undertake to talk about revisionism and dogmatism, we are aware that these concepts are considered in the application of Marxism-Leninism.
REVISIONISM hostile to Marxism-Leninism opportunistic within the labor movement, which under the guise of a revision of Marxism-Leninism distorts it, rejecting the leading role of the Marxist-Leninist party and the hegemony of the working class in the liberation movement (right revisionism) or under the guise of ultrarevolutionary phrases based on the wrong assessment of the reality, leads to political sectarianism (left revisionism).
The REVISIONISM. A political movement that asserts the necessity of revision of the basic tenets of Marxism-Leninism. Explanatory dictionary of Russian language Ozhegova.
As can be seen from the definition of revisionism, this revision of any theory, in this case Marxism-Leninism. It concerns the most revolutionary tenets of Marxism-Leninism: the class struggle, the dictatorship of the proletariat, of the atheistic worldview and the rejection of the economic base in favor of a mixed economy.
We see historical examples of this, starting with the notorious Bernstein and Kautsky, the position of via Gramsci and Eurocommunism, which is the rejection of the revolutionary struggle of the proletariat and replace it with a positional struggle, through joining the bourgeois structure of parliamentarianism. Finally, in our time, in the position of Zyuganov, who said that the limit on revolutions exhausted.
Thus, today, the proletariat proposes the change in its economic status, through meetings and participation in the elections to the various structures of the bourgeois state.
For such requirements the proletariat actually is not necessary because the proposed actions are unable to result in the liquidation of the bourgeois-economic structure.
Such ideological assertions lead to the emasculation of Marxism-Leninism by denying the revolutionary character and turned him from the theory of the victory of the proletariat in one of the many hypotheses on the type — for the good against the bad.
It is clear that the proletariat never agree.
Therefore, figures of this kind tend to ensure that the proletariat as a class is the gravedigger of the bourgeoisie, did not appear at all, and the employee left the class to themselves, concerned only with its economic situation and refrain from encroaching on the power of the bourgeoisie.
That is, revisionism is committed to the elimination of Marxism-Leninism, as the theory of the revolutionary struggle of the proletariat.
DOGMATISM is a way of thinking that operates by dogma, which is considered unchanging, eternal States, not criticized based on them.
DOGMATISM is a method of thinking in which certain provisions become ossified conclusions, which are assessed without taking into account the specific conditions of life. D. interprets all truths as Absolutes… Dogmatism in the labor movement is characterized by the separation of theory from life, the specific historical situation in all its complexity, diversity, and continuous changeability, by disregard such tendencies or traits of the labor movement that are a specific feature of a period, of certain conditions of activity of the working class in various countries. The great Soviet encyclopedia.
DOGMATISM, -a, m. Uncritical thinking based on dogma. Explanatory dictionary of Russian language Ozhegova.
As can be seen, the dogmatic claims that all principles of Marxism-Leninism, developed by Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin (the latter is least mentioned), there is absolute truth in the last instance.
These people forget the simple things, namely: the conditions of the real world that surrounded Marx, are qualitatively different from the conditions that surrounded Lenin.
Marx worked in the conditions of capitalism of free competition, that is capitalism production. V. I. Lenin worked in the conditions of imperialism, that is, in the conditions of monopoly capitalism — capitalism of the financial oligarchy.
It is clear that the forms and methods of struggle of the proletariat in the different phases of capitalism are different from each other. Therefore, V. I. Lenin on the basis of a written law, came to the conclusion about the possibility of proletarian revolution and of socialism as transition to communism within the borders of a single country.
The reality surrounding us, is a new kind of capitalism — liberal globalization or capitalism — rant. Naturally, the forms and methods of struggle against this period of capitalism is different from forms and methods proposed by V. I. Lenin.
As an example: let us recall Lenin’s work “the Military program of the proletarian revolution”.
Vladimir Ilyich says that you must first to occupy the railway stations, banks, telephone and Telegraph.
But today everything looks different. Lenin in his work offers to grab the first information, transportation and financial flows of the bourgeoisie. But in today’s reality, the proposed measures are secondary in relation to the interception of electronic media and communications. Of course, the capture of these flows today is extremely relevant . They should be blocked by electronic means of jamming and interception, and exercise their armed detachment of the proletariat takes place after the fact. Otherwise, you can grab an empty space, which control may be conducted from another hemisphere.
Thus, Marxism-Leninism is a science and can not develop. And development involves abandoning the old forms and methods to replace them by forms and methods corresponding with the surrounding reality.
That is, while maintaining the main strategic goal of building a socialist state of the dictatorship of the proletariat, changing tactics to achieve this strategic goal.
What say dogma? Their main idea is that the surrounding reality is nonsense! Absolutely only what is said was once the classics of Marxism-Leninism. Thus, the dogma turns the theory of the revolutionary struggle of the proletariat in some form of quasi religion with the apostles in the face of the classics of Marxism-Leninism. This leads to the emasculation of Marxism-Leninism, to its scholastic rebirth, and ultimately, to the liquidation of Marxism-Leninism, as the theory of the revolutionary struggle of the proletariat against the bourgeoisie.
What do we see? The revisionists are trying to develop Marxism-Leninism, preventing its revolutionary and thus destroying. Dogma, denying the possibility of the further development of Marxism-Leninism, turn it into a religion, thereby destroying Marxism-Leninism as a theory of revolutionary struggle of the proletariat.
It would seem, on the one hand, extreme right within, and on the other the extreme left. But the goal is the same: the destruction of Marxism-Leninism, as the theory of the revolutionary struggle of the proletariat against the bourgeoisie.
They are two sides of the same coin called in the service of the bourgeoisie. Once, Lenin said is very correct phrase: “He who takes strongly to the left, be sure to get right”. Therefore, it is revisionism and dogmatism, despite their verbal dissimilarity — birds of a feather.
The proletariat is very important to understand that the denial of revolutionary Marxism-Leninism, and its dogmatic necrosis are equally dangerous for him. And the Communists are obliged to wage a fierce struggle against revisionism and against dogmatism.
Mark Sorkin January 15, 2020
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