"The dialectics of history is such that the theoretical victory of world socialism will increasingly force our opponents to disguise themselves as 'Stalinist - Hoxhaists' !"

Comintern (SH)

06 - 03 - 2012

 

 

25. 7. - 20.8. 1935

 

- 80th anniversary of the betrayal by the VII World Congress of the Comintern

 

- in defense of the Comintern of Lenin and Stalin -

For us, the Comintern (SH), exists basically complete clearness and unity about the indispensability of the absolute rejection of the opportunist decisions of the VII Congress of the Comintern.

The Comintern (SH) has defined the VII World Congress as the gravest deviation from the world revolutionary line of the Comintern of Lenin and Stalin, namely a deviation which led to its total liquidation.

The Comintern (SH) has drawn a principled Stalinis-Hoxhaist demarcation line against the revisionist character of the VII World Congress in our "Genral-line of the Comintern (SH)" [CHAPTER VIII].

The Comintern (SH) defends all congresses of the Comintern with the exception of the last one which paved the capitulationist way towards the liquidation and dissolution of the Comintern.

The Comintern (SH) struggles relentlessly and principled against all those enemies of the Comintern of Lenin and Stalin who defend the betrayal of Dimitrov and the betrayal of the VII Congress, or who adopt a conciliatory attitude.

In contrast, we adopt an understanding attitude towards all those comrades who like to get things straight concerning the question of the VII Congress. We help them to get aquainted with getting rid of the poison of revisionist ideology, with getting rid of the false myth of Dimitrov and the VII Congress which was launched by the modern revisionists and is still repeated by the neo-revisionists.

With the increasing danger of world fascism, we have patiently to explain the growing danger of the betrayal of the VII Congress, namely the danger of reconciliation with social-democratism, revisionism, neo-revisionism and all sorts of centrism - and all their fatal social-fascist consequences which occured in history. We will not repeat mistakes of the strategy and tactics of anti-fascism.

The VII Congress paved the way to the liquidation of the Comintern, to the seizure of power of the modern revisionists, to the transformation into social-fascist parties and states.

On the correct ideological basis of Stalinism-Hoxhaism we must explain patiently our demarcation-line against all opportunist hues that continue to defend the VII World Congress in the one or another way, openly or hiddenly.

The admission of a new comrade as member of the Comintern (SH) does not depend on entirely clearness about the "Question of Dimitrov" and the so-called »Question of the VII Congress of the Comintern«.

We cannot refuse admission or expel those comrades who have problems with understanding the Stalinist-Hoxhaist answer to the question of the VII Congress. We are not allowed to blur principled attitude towards the betrayal of the VII Congress with sectarian attitude to single comrades who support the Comintern (SH) basically in words and deeds, however who have doubts in this or that special question of class struggle. We cannot and will not drive our comrades into the arms of the opportunists because of sectarian attitude towards them. We must stick to the method of patient conviction.

We must always take into consideration self-critically that we, ourselves, needed many years before we were able to found the Comintern (SH) on stable basis of the lessons of the 5 Classics of Marxism-Leninism.



The Comintern (SH) summarizes the betrayal by the VII World Congress in following theses


(making no claim to be complete)


1.

The denial of the proletarian revolution, and instead, making a deal with the bourgeoisie by means of establishing the government of the "popular front" - that was the worst betrayal in the history of the Comintern.

The VII World Congress opened the door for liquidationist and capitulationist “theories” of anti-fascism which aimed to replace the ideology of Marxism-Leninism-Stalinism by socialdemocratic-revisionist ideology.

All these liquidationist “theories” were already created since the 7th World Congress of the Comintern – namely to dispense of our own communist organizations and ideology in favor of the unity front with the bourgeoisie. The definition of Fascism, presented by Dimitrov, is incompatible with Marxism-Leninism-Stalinism-Hoxhaism.

We do not only struggle against this or that fascism for a period of time, but for the removal of the inevitability of fascism's restoration as long as capitalism exists, namely by means of the revolutionary destruction of world capitalism and establishment of the dictatorship of the world proletariat.

Not about Dimitrov 's report to the Seventh World Congress brought us to the criticism of him, but non-conformity between his anti-fascist entitlement and social-fascist reality of modern revisionism at power. If we consider the shocking results of our analysis of the historical retro-perspective of modern revisionism, we came to the conclusion that the modern revisionists sowed the seeds of the destruction of Stalinism long before the XX Congress of the CPSU.

It is impossible to anchor the Comintern (SH) on a solid ideological basis of the 5 Classics of Marxism-Leninism, if we would sail under the rightist flag of Dimitrov, if we would return the serious errors of Dimitrov under the rug.


2.


At the Seventh Congress, all the Stalinists, the hostile elements of the Bloc of Rightists and Trotskyites and the conciliators still gathered together in one and the same room.

After the modern revisionists were in power and after they had split the world communist movement - (that is, since the speech of Comrade Enver Hoxha at the meeting of the 81 parties in Moscow, on November 16, 1960) -, a joint meeting of Marxist-Leninists and modern revisionists was unimaginable, impossible and totally out of question.

The achievement of an ideological, political and organizational demarcation between the revisionists and the Marxist-Leninists – decades after the betrayal of the VII Congress - was an international victory of Marxism-Leninism over the modern revisionists in power.


3.


With the Seventh World Congress the rightist leaders of the Comintern took over the power. They attacked Marxism-Leninism-Stalinism under the guise of their alleged fight against "sectarianism" namely for the purpose of the adaption and replacement by the bourgeois ideology of social democratism. It was the 7th Congress of the Comintern which paved the way for this revisionist deviation within the communist world movement in general and within the single communist parties in particular. Everything should look as if the "sectarianism" was combated from the correct Marxist-Leninist point of view (though sectarianism admittedly existed, sectarianism was not at all the prevailing and most dangerous opportunist streaming. In the contrary, the most dangerous streaming was the right opportunism – see: Stalin!). What was combated in truth ? This was not allegedly "sectarianism", but instead, Marxism-Leninism-Stalinism ! The predominant method of the leaders of the Seventh Congress was to cheat the world proletariat, was the method of "speaking with two tongues", was hypocrisy.

The vulgarization of the false "central" slogan of fighting "against sectarianism" served to discredit the correct line of the Comintern of Lenin and Stalin.

That was the time of the usual method of the Bloc of Rightists and Trotskyites to camouflage their counterrevolutionary, fascist mercenaries' services against the Soviet Union.

And this central method of the Seventh Congress was then exactly the same with which the modern revisionists, later on, had conquered their power :

Marxism-Leninism in words - capitalism in deeds;

building socialism in words - restoration of capitalism in deeds;

anti-fascism in words - social fascism in deeds;

anti-imperialism in words - social imperialism in deeds;

anti-revisionism in words - revisionism in deeds,

etc., etc.

The lip service "for the defense" of the Stalinist line against sectarian excesses on the VI. World Congress and the hidden rightist attack against the Stalinist line of the Comintern in deeds - thus before, during and after the Seventh World Congress - that had been the common thrust of the "Bloc of the Rightists and Trotskyites" and the conciliators within the Comintern.

Concerning the victory of the Comintern over the "left"opportunism of the Trotskyites, Stalin emphasized:

"Sometimes, while fighting against the Right deviation, they turn away from the "Left" deviation and relax the fight against it, on the assumption that it is not dangerous, or hardly dangerous. This is a grave and dangerous error. It is a concession to the "Left" deviation which is impermissible for a member of the Party. It is all the more impermissible for the reason that of late the "Lefts" have completely slid over to the position of the Rights, so that there is no longer any essential difference between them." ( January 26, 1934 - Stalin, Works, Volume 13, page 321 - 322,German edition, KPD/ML, 1971)

The criticism of the leaders of the Seventh Congress against the so-called "sectarianism" was actually a critique of Marxism-Leninism, a critique of the world socialist revolution and a capitulation to the bourgeoisie, a serious betrayal of the world proletariat, a renunciation of the proletarian world view, a declaration of war against Stalin. Stalin directed the main blow against Right opportunism, but the Seventh World Congress directed the main blow against the so-called "sectarianism" (in truth against Leninism-Stalinism).


4.

Officially, the VII. World Congress was celebrated under the guise of Stalinism, but internally it was already infested with the right opportunism. The world proletariat, the victorious Soviet proletariat, the masses - they all were not informed about the earnestly endangered situation within the Comintern. This was carefully hidden from public view.

5.

The decisions of the VII World Congress violated the demand of Stalin namely

“ Firstly, to wage an unceasing struggle against Social-Democratism in all spheres -- in the economic and in the political sphere, including in the latter the exposure of bourgeois pacifism with the task of winning the majority of the working class for communism. ”

"Secondly, to form a united front of the workers of the advanced countries and the labouring masses of the colonies in order to stave off the danger of war, or, if war breaks out, to convert imperialist war into civil war, smash fascism, overthrow capitalism, establish Soviet power, emancipate the colonies from slavery, and organise all-round defence of the first Soviet Republic in the world. ” (Stalin, Works, Volume 11, p. 179, German edition, KPD/ML, 1971).

Both thes fronts of the bourgeoisie (social-democratism and fascism) had shared the same goal - namely anti-communism. Thus, these bourgeois twins were both counter-revolutionary enemies of the revolutionary proletariat and had to be combated by all means.

A block formation between social-democracy and communism that had caused the dissolution of the Comintern and weakening of the world proletariat on the one hand, and the strengthening of the Second International and the world bourgeoisie on the other hand - this was a criminal act which could only be celebrated by the revisionists.


6.


The VII World Congress dropped the implementation of all keystones of the Comintern of Lenin and Stalin, for example:

- the ideas of world socialism and world communism

- the world revolution

- the dictatorship of the world proletariat

- the establishment of the World's Soviet Republic on the ruins of the destroyed bourgeois states


- Lenin's 21 terms of admission of the Comintern

(demarcation line against centrist attitude towards social-democracy)


- the Programm (1928)

[The Program stresses opposition to Social-Democracy as the main support of capitalism in the working class and as the chief enemy of communism.” (July 13, 1928 - Stalin, Works, Volume 11, page 180 and 181, German edition, KPD/ML, 1971)]

 

- the thesis of socialfascism

[Without successful defense of our theory of social-fascism there is no victory of the world socialist revolution. It was later, Enver Hoxha, who enhanced the Stalinist theory of social-fascism.

Hoxhaism means:

defense and advancement of the Stalinist theory of social fascism by its application to modern revisionism. Hoxhaism teaches that the unity of the communist world movement can be defended not other than by smashing the concerted action of hidden and open revisionism, thus of revisionism and neo-revisionism.]


- the decisions of the former Congresses on the tactics of the unity front

[Not the bloc-formation with the Social Democratic leaders, but only the dictatorship of the proletariat would bring about the final victory over the twins of social-democratism and fascism. ]


- the defence of the Soviet Union of Lenin and Stalin

[the VII Congress declared falsly the irrevocable, irreversible [ "guaranteed" ] victory of socialism in the Soviet Union]


- the struggle against the Bloc of the Rightists and Trotskyites


- the struggle against centrism and reconciliation with the bourgeoisie


- the struggle against fascism on principled basis of Marxism-Leninism


- the struggle against imperialist wars on principled basis of Marxism-Leninism



7.


After the VII. World Congress, the Comintern struggled neither as an instrument of world civil war, nor as an instrument for the overthrow of world capitalism. The Comintern struggled neither for the establishment of Soviet power, nor for the destruction of colonial slavery.

The last 7 years of the Comintern were years of gradual agony and lingering illness – no further congresses, a dieback of any activities in contrast to the revolutionary activities of the Comintern in the time before the VII Congress.


8.


With the creation of the myth of the Seventh Congress, the anti-Stalinists praised the name of Dimitrov, whereas the names of Lenin and Stalin were buried in oblivion.

The German fascists let Dimitrov free while killing Ernst Thälmann.

Later on, the anti-Stalinists treated the "Third Period" like a "blooper".

With the sham battle against the "Leftists", the VII Congress opened a hidden campaign against the Comintern's line of Lenin and Stalin. The so-called "Third Period" of the Comintern was not a period of stagnation or decline. In the contrary, it must be characterized as the period of the highest exertion of all the international, world-proletarian class forces. This was the strongest period in the entire history of the Comintern, the period of the global intensification of the class struggle.

However, the subsequent period of Dimitrov was a period of capitulation, disintegration and liquidation of the Comintern. A dissolution of the Comintern after the VI. Congress would have been unthinkable. But according to the Seventh World Congress this appeared to be inevitable.

The world communist movement was at the time of the VI. Congress in the stage of its biggest rise. And just at this stage, gradually signs of fatigue appeared accompanied by all sorts of waverings to the "Left" and to the "Right". The conciliationism grew, and all this caused the beginning deceleration of the development of the Comintern. The international communist movement lost momentum. It was the right deviation, which enlarged the teething problems of the Comintern and inhibited the upswing. And what did the elements of the Right deviation do, together with those who limited themselves by pure lip service against the Right deviation? They saved their hide by means of their counter-attack, by their struggle against the so called "sectarianism".

And today, we Stalinist-Hoxhaists support the upswing of the revolutionary movement of the working class in the course of the global crisis of world capitalism, we never capitulate before the world bourgeoisie, and we fight with all our might for the world socialist revolution on the basis of the 5 Classics of Marxism-Leninism. That is the reason why we are criticized as so-called "sectarians" by the neo-revisionists who follow the footsteps of the leaders of the 7th World Congress.


9.


Further theoretical verifications, explanatory statements or justifications were neither needed nor used after the VII Congress. With the help of the comfortable accusations of "sectarianism", the way for the rise of modern revisionism was paved by Dimitrov.

The Dimitrov-question has not been posed by the modern revisionists. We Stalinist-Hoxhaists raised this question, namely after we had declared Enver Hoxha as the 5th Classic of Marxism-Leninism. The critical analysis, based on Stalinism-Hoxhaism, about Dimitrov is a result of our struggle against neo-revisionism. The Dimitrov-question arose in continuation of the anti-revisionist struggle of Comrade Enver Hoxha, that dates back to the times of the Comintern. From the unmasking of Togliatti (alias "Ercoli"), it is not far to the critique at Dimitrov. Togliatti was, as Dimitrov, a leader of the Comintern, like most others who became foregone leaders of various forms of modern revisionism. They all fought against the Stalinist Comintern-policy which we Stalinist-Hoxhaists vehemently defend.

The definition of the ideology of Dimitrov is the adaptation and transformation of the Bolshevist Comintern of Lenin and Stalin into its social democratic-revisionist degeneration.

The modern revisionists crowned themselves with "Marxism-Leninism" while they beat bloody every revolutionary Marxist-Leninists with the whip of "sectarianism", who would dare to overthrow the modern revisionists from the throne. Finally, the modern revisionists turned from traitors of the theory of social-fascism to true social-fascists !

Related to the history of the Comintern, neo-revisionism cannot be defeated without a profound Stalinist-Hoxhaist critique at Dimitrov.


10.


You can not be a true communist, if you do not defend the Sixth World Congress and simultaneously criticize the Seventh World Congress. These accusations of so called "sectarianism" stem from the ultra-revisionists, from social-fascists - thus from sworn enemies of communism. We Stalinist-Hoxhaists, who defend the Comintern of Lenin and Stalin, must take up a courageous stance to the treacherous leaders of the Seventh Congress. If we would abandon our criticism towards these forerunners of modern revisionism who had occupied the leadership of the Comintern, then this would be a service for our class enemies.


11.

The Communist International, ended when it began to allow the subordination of the class of the world proletariat under the class of the world bourgeoisie. The general-line of the world revolution was retransformed through the moult-process of revisionism into a renewed general-line of the agency of the world bourgeoisie within the international communist and workers' movement. The capitulation of the leaders of the Comintern before Social-Democratism was particularly evident in the conciliatory change of course of the proletarian, anti-fascist united front tactics. This line was then reacted more openly later of Khrushchev. So this is a continuously ongoing line of the embourgeoisement of the revolutionary movement that, in the different stages of the class struggle, has only changed its shape, but not its essence. It is the line of the same enemy, the same class, namely, the bourgeois line of reconciliation of classes by means of social-democratism and modern revisionism in the communist movement - with the same result of their development towards social-fascism.

The Seventh World Congress was a gathering of delegates who were previously selected by the rightist leaders of the Comintern to overthrow the Leninist-Stalinist line of the Comintern.

With their hand covering their mouth, the 7th Congress veered away from the line of the 6th Congress. Hiddenly, the line of the 6th Congress was criticized, namely its allegedly "hostile line against the masses". This correct line was replaced by the demagogic "mass line" of the right populists, for the purpose to pave the way towards the bourgeois people's front policy.

With the dissolution of the Comintern, Dimitrov had obviously played into the hands of the entire world of imperialism. And the VII World Congress was the open door.


12.

It is supported by documents, that the ECCI had forced massive changes in the composition of the leading cadres of individual Sections, before convening of the Seventh World Congress. The Stalinists were systematically replaced by right-wing elements. Those leaders of the communist parties who still wanted to defend the previous 6th Congress, had been forced to resign under massive pressure. This process of replacement lasted over one year. Only those delegates were authorized, who supported unquestioning the rightist line of the ECCI. The composition of the Seventh Congress had been carefully planned and prepared in advance for the purpose to ensure an overwhelming majority of votes. Also the composition of the ECCI was changed by purely "administrative" actions. Namely those comrades were tampered who criticized the new line of the Comintern. The rightists shunned an open ideological struggle.

Fascism was defeated. So, what is the Comintern still good for ? This was the most common argument of the revisionists with which they rejected the need for the re-establishment of the Comintern.

Now the danger of fascism forces the communist world movement to concentrate on the anti-fascist struggle. All opportunists support now Dimitrov and the VII World Congress as the "best means" of struggle against faschism.

This is the great historical error which must not be repeated, by no means !

The revisionists tried to reduce the Comintern to a peaceful democratic tool in the fight against fascism. This myth diverts attention from the real mission of the Comintern, namely to organize the world-proletarian armed revolution for the establishment of the dictatorship of the world proletariat. The Comintern is a tool which the world proletariat is using for the violent overthrow of the world bourgeoisie.

Therefore, Stalin's merit to the purification and strengthening of the Comintern is demonized today. Indeed, the entire bourgeois, reactionary, anti-Communist world, up to the revisionists, "left" opportunists and Trotskyists, they all fear the renaissance of the powerful Leninist-Stalinist spirit of the Comintern. The revisionists uphold the class-reconciliatory spirit of Dimitrov, whereas we Stalinist-Hoxhaist resurrect the spirit of the world revolutionaries, Lenin and Stalin, - "class against class".

It is the task of the Stalinist Hoxhaists to expose the lies of the revisionists on the history of the Comintern and to smash the myth of Dimitrov. The myth of Dimitrov was one of the biggest obstacles for the reconstruction of the Comintern of Lenin and Stalin. We will not stop halfway with our criticism. We will provide evidence for further revisionist crimes. However, we will not solve this task successfully, if we do not succeed to unmask those elements who misuse their so-called "anti-revisionist critique" at Dimitrov as a hidden critique at comrade Stalin.


13.

The VII World Congress was a fundamental turning point, which introduced a rightist line, which turned the Comintern program of 1928 upside down, which knocked the whole Leninist-Stalinist strategy and tactics on the head, which trampled the decisions of the previous World Congresses under foot, and which targetted the liquidation of the Comintern. "Either a Comintern without Stalin - or not any Comintern !"

That was the true unmasked criminal slogan of the liquidators of the Comintern.



14.

Since certain documents of the Comintern are kept under lock, we can only seek the truth in such documents which have been already published. Therefore, our assessment on the Seventh Congress, in particular, and on Dimitrov, in general, must be still regarded with reservation and modified.


* * *

Long live the Comintern of Lenin and Stalin !

Down with the betrayal of the VII Congress and the traitor Dimitrov !

Anti-fascism, which is not clearly and directly aligned with the socialist revolution and the dictatorship of the proletariat can be nothing more than bourgeois "anti-fascism".

Only the proletarian anti-fascism is a socialist anti-fascism, thus the only anti-fascism, which is consistent with the general interest of society, namely the abolition of all classes and all forms of dictatorship of classes against classes - including fascism and social fascism.


The liberation of the consciousness of the proletariat and the peoples from the inhibiting influence of revisionism, the dissemination of Marxism - Leninism which points out the only correct course for the struggle and victory, is a primary task today in order to carry forward the revolutionary process in each country and on a world scale.” (Enver Hoxha, Report to the VIII Congress of the PLA, 1981)


July 24, 2015

Wolfgang Eggers


 






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