We document the (inofficial) translation of the declaration of the Communist Party of Peru for this 24th of September:
Proletarians of all countries, unite!
Long live Chairman Gonzalo and his allpowerful Thought, a shining light and Maoist thunder
“2. The subjective forces of the revolution have indeed been greatly weakened since the defeat of the revolution in 1927. The remaining forces are very small and those comrades who judge by appearances alone naturally feel pessimistic. But if we judge by essentials, it is quite another story. Here we can apply the old Chinese saying, 'A single spark can start a prairie fire.' In other words, our forces, although small at present, will grow very rapidly. In the conditions prevailing in China, their growth is not only possible but indeed inevitable”
“A single spark can start a prairie fire”
Chairman Mao Tse Tung
The Communist Party of Peru expresses its conscious and complete subjection to our undefeated and allpowerful ideology, Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Gonzalo Thought. We reaffirm ourselves once again in Chairman Gonzalo as the Great Leader of the Party and the revolution, continuator of Marx, Lenin and Chairman Mao Tse Tung. Our Great Leadership that has confirmed the invincibility and universality of the People's War as the military theory of the intentional proletariat and the people of the world. We hold high, defend and apply Gonzalo Thought as the creative application of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism to our concrete reality, because the foundation is, that Maoism is the third, new and superior stage of Marxism and we will not cease in the ardent struggle to impose Maoism as the command and guide of the Proletarian World Revolution. Our Party once again calls up the Communist Parties and Organization to be constituted or reconstituted, in accordance to what the case may be, around and subject to our allpowerfull ideology, Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, to initiate and develop the People‘s War against the imperialist ambitions for world wars for their vile interests. It is correct to state, that contributions of universal validity for the Proletarian World Revolution from Chairman Gonzalo exist.
27 years have passed
He remains unharmed, iron and with shining light.
What was achieved was never lost
He taught us to reclaim, reimpulse, reorganize
That the spark spreads as a bonfire
The fire is inevitable
We have our spring
Let us potentiate the riverbed
Attacks and negations will be every day
Sounding up the the ridiculous and childish
The complicit silence
You can never silence the thunder
It is Thought has become transformative action
It is Chairman Gonzalo
The Party, upon reaching the 27 years since the public presentation of Chairman Gonzalo this 24th of September, once again salutes the international proletariat and the peoples of the world. Know, that we are guided by what Chairman Mao Tse Tung established: “'It is right to rebel!'. For thousands of years it has been said that it was right to oppress, it was right to exploit and it was wrong to rebel. This old verdict was only reversed with the appearance of Marxism. And this is a great contribution. It was by means of struggle, that the proletariat learned this true, and Marx drew the conclusion. And from this truth there follows resistance, struggle, the fight for socialism.” He says it is just to rebel against the oppressor and exploiter, centuries of infamies and malignities that were taken up against the oppressed nations and peoples of the world. On the 17th of May 1980, the New Great Wave to bury the vile imperialism, the world and native reaction and the rotten ballast of revisionism of old and new stamping. It is a new historical period. One possibility was the restoration of capitalism, but as a counterpart to this restoration also the proclamation of the revolution, because it is inevitable. Clearly and precisely this is Maoism.
Likewise, we salute every one of the leaders, cadres and militants of the heroic combatant, the combatants of the People‘s Liberation Army and the masses that very closely with optimism take up the just and correct process of the general reorganization of the party. To the proletariat and the heroic Peruvian people, both in countryside as well as in the city; masses that daily give us heroic examples of iron dedication; precious lives that they give together with their precious blood in the thunder of the class struggle; it is fierce; they are the sickles in the field where the thunder sounds like the drums of war; together with the proletariat and the people we must hit like a hammer; combat in the cities. No one is able to tie their hands in order to justify capitulation. Those who dare to will have problems. The masses clamor, demand the Party. We can not be deaf and blind to such a responsibility.
The public presentation of our great leadership was never a circus, less so the preludes of capitulation – that perhaps for the enemies of the revolution, not for the Party. For us it is and will continue to be the allpowerful light, that illuminates the just and correct path of the People's War. Pessimism? How could we be pessimistic for the triumph of the revolution in our country, if our people have an inexorably true and valid law. The 24th of September always illuminates us and, today more then ever, we say, that it is and that it will be a weapon of combat to confront and solve the new and complex problems to move through the bent. That is what we continue to do in the process of the general reorganization of the Party. Let us not forget that Chairman Gonzalo assess, that the Peruvian revolution is part of the world revolution and that by developing the People's War we serve the New Great Wave of the Proletarian World Revolution. Initiating and developing People's Wars in the world serves to crush the sinister general counterrevolutionary offensive of Yankee imperialism in collusion and struggles with the imperialist powers. Pessimism? There is no reason.
Chairman Gonzalo warned us with daylight clarity that the greater deepening of the general crisis of the Peruvian society, principally the bureaucratic capitalism, will increase the the reactionarization and the repression of the old state against the just struggles of the agricultural workers, the miners, the peasantry - principally the poor ones -, the teachers, the workers in health, university and transportation, the workman, the laborers, the native and indigenous peoples and communities, etc. It is an unequivocal expression of the sharpening of the class struggle and of the collusion and struggle of the great bourgeoisie in its two factions. There is absolute centralization of power that has been unfolded by this fascist government of Vizcarra. Centralization in order to guaranty the sinister, genocidal and plundering aims of imperialism, principally Yankee imperialism, against the Peruvian people. They criminalize the struggle in defense of the liberties, rights and achievements. The class and the masses in general take up a growing wave of protest as an accurate response against these reactionary aims. Until July 2019 the advocacy has reported more the 184 struggles of the masses - 120 with national character, 40 with regional and 17 local – around the problems of mining, contamination, teaching, resettling, labor rights, strike rights, salaries, working conditions, increasing over-exploitation, etc. The people‘s war initiated in 1980 is flourishing and will flourish even higher as the vigorous bonfire so that the heroic Peruvian people can build their people's republic according to the principals of the new democratic revolution and is only able to do so with the leadership of the Party, the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Gonzalo Though Communist Party of Peru. To generate expectations with “progress of election”, “new congress”, “new constitution” or “constituent assembly” only serves the readjustment and the black interests of the reactionary old state. It does not serve, nor will it ever serve the proletariat and Peruvian people.
It is important to highlight, that the People‘s War initiated in on the 17th of May 1980 was preceded by two decades of fiery struggle against the revisionists and opportunists who opposed the reconstitution of the party in a thousand ways, opposed it to be guided by Marxism-Leninism Mao Tse Tung Thought, and, concretely, opposed the initiation of the armed struggle. It is the People's War developed in our country, which demonstrated the correctness of those ideas that guided the initiation, the decisions and strategic plans of development, that forges us in the revolution on the inexorable march. We are optimists and we combat pessimism. We fight against the right opportunist line of capitulation and enlistment, black flags that structured their “new line”, as they themselves call it, in the prisons. “New line for a new definition, decision, etc, etc.” - of course this line is contrary to the one of the CPP. Then, a left opportunist line headed by the anti-maoists – anti party and anti Gonzalo Though – of “Jose” and company, vassals that sink into negotiations and payed treacheries with the reaction. Crush these reluctants against Maoism, our Great Leadership, Gonzalo Though, the Party, the People's War, the New Power and the uninterrupted democratic revolution until communism is there. And it is the task to always put politics in command, that is to say Maoism. Because if we do not put politics in command then we take different politics, it is something different that leads; it is the politics of the bourgeoisie or the petty-bourgeoisie or any other. But it is not of the proletariat. That is very clear, it is a precise and forceful irrefutable truth that was sanctioned in the I Congress that others want to deny and erase.
“Today there is one reality; the same contenders of the First and Second World War are preparing a new Third World War. We should know this and we, as the children of an oppressed nation, are part of the booty. We cannot consent to this! Enough imperialist exploitation! We must finish with them! We are of the third world and the third world is the base of the world proletarian revolution, with one condition, that the Communist Parties brandish and lead! That is what we must do!” Emphasize the importance of oppressed nations that will be the basis of the Proletarian World Revolution and the immediate necessity to generate Maoist Communist Parties that develop People's War in order to unfold as corresponds the New Great Wave of the world revolution and impose Maoism as command and guide. Know imperialists, reactionaries and revisionists that Maoism is being embodied by Communist Parties and Organizations in the world, which is part of the pending task of the International Communist Movement in increasing development and there are concrete contributions of universal validity of Chairman Gonzalo.
Today, we are about to fulfill 30 years of the imperishable milestone of victory that is represented by the Marxist I. Congress, a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Gonzalo Though congress, son of the party and the People's War, and that should be a cause for celebration of the communists and Maoist revolutionaries in the world, because it is a milestone, it is a certain foundation and defense of Maoism, that was defined as the third, new and superior stage of Marxism. It is to apply Maoism in order to conquer the power. The power for whom? For the proletariat, for the dictatorship of the proletariat, based on armed force led by the Communist Party. The I. Congress had and has a great perspective for the development of the construction of socialism and the uninterrupted continuation of the revolution under the dictatorship of the proletariat as a Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.
THE 24th OF SEPTEMBER IS THE VOICE OF ORDER AND ALLPOWERFUL LIGHT THAT ILLUMINATES THE GENERAL REORGANIZATION OF THE PARTY!
LONG LIVE MARXISM - LENINISM – MAOISM, PRINCIMPALLY MAOISM!
LONG LIVE CHAIRMAN GONZALO – THE GREAT LEADER OF THE PARTY AND THE REVOLUTION!
LONG LIVE THE MARXIST-LENINIST-MAOIST, GONZALO THOUGHT COMMUNIST PARTY OF PERU!
LONG LIVE THE INVENCIBILITY OF THE PEOPLE'S WAR, THE MILITARY THEORY OF THE INTERNATIONAL PROLETARIAT!
GENERAL REORGANIZATION OF THE PARTY IN AND FOR THE PEOPLE'S WAR!
GIVE IMPULSE TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNIST MOVEMENT IN THE TASK TO IMPOSE MAOISM AS A COMMAND AND GUIDE OF THE PROLETARIAN WORLD REVOLUTION!
HONOR AND GLORY TO THE HEROES OF THE PARTY AND THE REVOLUTION!
HONOR AND GLORY TO THE PROLETARIAT AND PERUVIAN PEOPLE!
Communist Party of Peru