Friday, August 30, 2013

Maoists on Maoists - The Afghan Edition

Afghanistan has its fair share of revolutionaries and reactionaries. One of the smaller, less talked about groups that has a small amount of influence due to its English website and association with the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement, is the Community (Maoist) Party of Afghanistan.

Like other members of the RIM, these Afghan Maoists are prone to long-winded diatribes on a number of things that few outside of the well versed communist could make sense of. One of their recent "open letters" has to do with the slight rebranding of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA (something I mentioned recently). I won't begin to decipher the endless piece of jargon, the party concludes:
"In the closing sentences of the present discussion, it is necessary to mention that the RCP-USA in its May 1st document, particularly in the section directed against the C(M)PA is again and again referring to only the phrase “Marxism” and  not "Marxism-Leninism-Maoism" or even "Marxism-Leninism". If this party has really become purely "Marxist", then they should add the phrase “Marxist” at the end of their name and call themselves the RCP-USA (Marxist)! But this is not the case for the phrase “Marxism”, according to the RCP-USA, actually means that "Marxism-Leninism" and "Marxism-Leninism-Maoism" belong to the past and should be replaced with Avakianite post-MLM."

The Communist (Maoist) Party of Afghanistan: taking on the issues most important to the working Afghan! When you have a nation divided by militants and extremism, thankfully someone in Afghanistan is taking on the serious issue of proper acronym appropriation.

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