QUESTION: RIM, AVAKIAN, RCP
lquispe at blythe.org
Thu May 9 00:42:36 MDT 1996
> A question about RIM and such for those on the list who are up on
> Lately the RCP has especially been pushing the notion that Bob
> Avakian is a Major Leader and Thinker. This is not as such a new
> thing: anyone who ever saw BULLETS, the "little gray book" of
> Chairman Bob's pity Thoughts, knows that RCP has quite the cult
> of personality around the ever-youthful Avakian (whose official
> portrait seems not to have been updated in a decade and
> counting). But the REVOLUTIONARY WORKER and the RCP-niks I ran
> into at the Politics of Meaning conference in Washington, DC a
> couple of weeks ago seemed even more gung-ho on Bob Thought than
> in the past. And that is saying something.
> Now, the question. Is this an effort to lift Chairman Bob to the
> level of Gonzalo, given that G is not available to lend
> leadership to the worldwide Maoist movement at the present
> moment? Do ex-RCPers on the list have any thoughts on this?
> I've always wondered what it must be like to be in an
> organization which took Avakian seriously as a theorist.
NO, IDEOLOGICALLY CHAIRMAN BOB IS LIGHT YEARS AWAY FROM
PRESIDENT GONZALO. WHAT'S HAPPENING IS THAT THE RCP/CO-RIM
SILENCE AND THE INCORRECT EVALUATION OF THE "TWO LINE STRUGGLE"
IN THE PEOPLE'S WAR AND THE PCP HAS DISCREDITED BADLY THE
LEADERSHIP IN BOTH THE RCP AND CO-RIM. THEIR BASES HAVE BEGAN
TO CRITICIZED AND QUESTION THE REVISIONIST DEVIATION OF THE
LEADERSHIP AND ALSO BEGAN TO QUESTION HIS UNNECESSARY PROLONGUED
PHYSICAL ABSENCE. THE RESPONSE WAS TO PROMOTE AGAIN THE DECREPIT
FIGURE OF AVAKIAN WITH THE PURPOSE TO MANTAIN UNITY IN THE RANK
AND FILE. ONE THING I MUST TELL THAT WE HAVE WORK FOR YEARS WITH
THE RANK AND FILE OF THE RCP, IN COMPARISON WITH THE DECADENT OLD
LEFT IN THIS COUNTRY, THE BASES OF THE RCP ARE THE MOST
CONSCIOUS AND HONEST SUPPORTERS OF THE PEOPLE'S WAR IN PERU.
> Given that about half of the list is now devoted to the Maoist
> Wars, I hope somebody can take the time to answer this sort of
> simplistic question. To a non-Maoist, it's pretty hard to tell
> the differences among you guys -- maybe answering this will
> provide some helpful background.
HERE SOME READERS MAY BE CONFUSED BY 2 PROFESSIONAL DIVISIVE
INDIVIDUALS THAT W/O ANY FACTS (OLAECHEA AND HIS FAITHFUL SIDE
KICK MARTENS) THAT SAY WE ARE AVAKIANISTS. WE OPPOSE THE LINE
OF THE OPORTUNIST LEADERSHIP OF THE CO-RIM AND THE COUPLE
OF RIGHT OPPORTUNISTS OLAECHEA AND ARCE WHO CLAIM TO HAVE IN
THEIR DREAMS A "WORLD MOBILIZATION."
> Thanks in advance.
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