14 September 1930 Inprekorr, x, 80, p. 1981, 23 September 1930

In the September 1930 elections the KPD vote rose from 3.3 million in 1928 to 4.6 million, the SPD vote fell from 9.2 to 8.6, and the Nazi vote soared from 0.8 to 6.4 million. Pravda commented that the Nazi vote reflected a temporary success for the bourgeoisie in keeping the workers back from the revolutionary road; it also showed the rebellious anti-capitalist mood of the voters, a clear sign of the decay of the bourgeois regime in Germany. An article in Inprekorr spoke of the results as a 'brilliant victory for the KPD'. 'The success of the Nazis, who are still able to hold back a large part of the rebellious working strata from moving over to the proletarian revolution, carries within itself the seeds of the coming disintegration of the fascist party.'

The ECCI sends the KPD, which in the Reichstag elections rallied more than 4 1/2 million proletarians to its banner and dealt a heavy blow to social-democracy, its most fraternal greetings. The victory of the KPD is of the greater significance as it was won on the basis of a fully developed programme of proletarian revolution and the slogan of struggle for a Soviet Germany. Your victory is the only genuine victory in these elections, for it was gained on the ground of the proletarian class struggle.
The great success of the fascists is a success, attained by the help of radical phrases, for deception of the masses who are turning away from the parties of the big bourgeoisie. The success for the centre is only temporary, for it is based on the attempt to organize class community, on the denial of the class struggle. The KPD must continue with all its energy the fight against social-democracy, to which significant sections of the working class still hold allegiance. It must completely expose the national-socialists and the Centre Party and fight to win over the workers who still follow them. It must intensify its work among the unemployed, pay greater attention to work among agricultural workers, and fight tirelessly to win over the majority of the working class in the factories.
The political crisis in Germany is maturing rapidly. The class front is becoming clearer and clearer. The role of the KPD is growing enormously, as the decisive factor in the class struggle. We are firmly convinced that the party will concentrate its revolutionary proletarian forces on developing on the broadest scale the economic and political struggle and will consolidate organizationally the successes it has won.
Forward in the fight for Soviet Germany.



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