IN SELF-DEFENCE OF MR PLANT AND THE "UNARMED (or disarmed) "COMMUNIST" STRATEGY AT THE SERVICE OF THE PERUVIAN REACTIONARIES

hariette spierings hariette at easynet.co.uk
Sat Oct 5 08:19:19 MDT 1996


Re:  IN SELF-DEFENCE OF MR PLANT AND THE "UNARMED (or disarmed) "COMMUNIST"
STRATEGY AT THE SERVICE OF THE PERUVIAN REACTIONARIES


>In-Reply-To: <199610032232.XAA17726 at easynet.co.uk>
>Ah, the good old, 'Plant' jibe reappears after so long. Last time
>that was used against me was by the odious Alex Mitchell of the WRP,
>when I committed the heinous crime of winning over and recruiting
>some of his members by the process of patient discussion. Strangely
>similar response to Adolfo's in fact - police agent, MI6, defender of
>the counterrevolution etc etc. My brother, whose name was abbreviated
>to T Plant, naturally had a lot of incidents with the tedious old
>jibe about our name.
>
>Sadly, this stale old canard was the only original element in
>Adolfo's post.
>
>The fair-minded reader of this list will note that I attempted to
>debate certain issues with Adolfo. One of these was the difference
>between the armed strategy of PCP/SL which he defends, and the
>communist strategy based on the proletariat. I presented some
>documentary material in support of my position. Adolfo did not
>respond with analysis and discussion, but with abuse and
>unsubstantiated accusation.
>
>On the question of Lenin calling for Stalin's removal, I made a
>serious proposal to Adolfo that we assemble all the relevant
>references so that the list could discuss them and arrive at properly
>informed conclusions. This proposal was ignored with aristocratic
>disdain.
>
>The fair-minded readers of this list will be forced to the conclusion
>that Adolfo's political positions are so weak that he cannot defend
>them in communist debate.
>
>But after all the bluster and accusation, there remains the fact that
>Adolfo is on the public record
>
>1       as supporting the murder of Chiara
>2       as claiming with no supporting evidence whatever that the
>murder was called for by the working class
>3       when pressed, as admitting that he knows nothing of Chiara
>
>This is an appalling position for anybody claiming to be a communist.
>It throws doubt on the reliability of any material that Adolfo might
>post to this list, or indeed anywhere else.
>
>_________________________________
>jplant at cix.compulink.co.uk
>
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>Subject: Re: A "PLANT" IN DEFENCE OF ROBERTO CHIARA AND OTHER
>COUNTER_REVOLUTIONARY TOOLS OF THE MILITARY HIGH COMMAND OF THE
>FASCIST PERUVIAN ARMY
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>A "PLANT" IN DEFENCE OF ROBERTO CHIARA AND OTHER
>COUNTER_REVOLUTIONARY TOOLS
>OF THE MILITARY HIGH COMMAND OF THE FASCIST PERUVIAN ARMY
>
>NOW THIS "PLANT" SHOWS THAT HE IS JUST ACTING AS AN AGENT FOR THE
>PROPAGANDA
>TOOLS OF THE MILITARY HIGH COMMAND.
>
>Mr. "Plant" defends the most despicable enemies of the Peruvian
>working
>class.  Huillca, the Moyano woman, Chiara, scabs who are nothing but
>the
>like of the TUC bureacrats in Britain, the American corrupt gangster
>Union
>bosses, sustained as "Union leaders" in Peru, by the fascist
>dictatorship,
>crawling on their bellies to the authorities and clamouring against
>the
>People's War of which they live in deadly panic.
>
>There is no worker in the world that does not know the role of these
>"Trade
>Union Leaders" - I have never heard a louder voice come out of
>proletarian
>throats in this country than that demanding "Hang Willis" (The TUC
>supremo
>who betrayed the miners' strike).  And they are absolutely right!
>
>The shrouds that Plant is now waving in conjuction with the "Poder
>Obrero"
>fleas - in perfect coordination with the propaganda tactics of the
>fascists
>generals in Peru - belong to this kind of "trade-unionist", the
>"labour
>leutenant of capital, who now that the country is in revolutionary
>struggle,
>are playing the same role as the "union leaders" played under fascism
>in
>Spain, in Germany, in Italy.  Counter-revolutionary activity,
>repression,
>spying and slander of the revolutionaries.
>
>What are these Trotskyst vermin talking about?   They play a role
>assigned
>to them by the reactionary Peruvian state for whom they work and who
>protects them from the wrath of the masses.
>
>They talk of "general strikes" which no one ever obeys or pays
>attention
>too.  Their economicistic strikes for "higher pay" are absurd in a
>country
>with 90% unemployment and the factories at a standstill while
>imperialist
>merchandise floods our markets increasing that same unemployment.
>The fight
>of the working class now in Peru is for the re-aperture of factories,
>for
>national production and against the pro-imperialist policies of the
>regime.
>That is what the working class mobilises itself for, and against
>hunger and
>unemployment, and for POWER FOR THE PROLETARIAT AND THE PEOPLE.
>
>People like Chiara, and those other "heroes" of the workerists Trots
>are
>police spies that sometimes are put in prisons like they usually do
>with
>grasses, to implicate and spy on the true revolutionaries.  They come
>in and
>out of prisons like from their own rat-holes.
>
>Is that surprising? Those are contradictions among the reactionaries,
>and
>that is also the case with the verminous phoney left.
>
>Pro Moscow, Pro-Pekin, PUM, Albanians, Trots, in peru are now just
>empty
>shells, empty labels disguising the FACT that the whole bloody lot are
>nothing now but a tiny crust of forlorn and abandoned generals
>without an
>army, let alone the flea sized Poder Obrero which does not even
>register in
>the Richter scale even by the standards of these despised lot which
>the
>Peruvian people, particularly the working masses, hate the most, even
>more
>than they hate Fujimori.
>
>The facts are now clear: All these "working class parties" put
>together
>achieved the incredible level of support of 0.4% of the electorate in
>the
>latest elections, and all they do is to hope for electoral success.
>Before
>the People's War UNMASKED THEM FOR THE PHONEY FASCIST COLLABORATORS
>THEY
>REALLY ARE they had acjieved up to 40% of the electorate.
>
>Moreover, in Peru, the PCP calls the masses to boycott the elections
>- and
>in the 95 elections - the latest ones - over 50% of the people did
>not vote,
>voted blank, spoilt the ballot or did not bother to register in the
>electoral roles despite the fines and persecution which the crime of
>"not
>voting" implies for the people.
>
>Therefore, really the true level of support in the country for the
>bogus
>left (of all descriptions) is less than 0.2% out of nearly 13.000.000
>registerd to vote:  Altogether then this "third force" represents no
>more
>than 26,000 votes in the whole countyry and that includes the
>relatives and
>chums of the candidates themselves.
>
>The PCP is the leader of a new state of workers and peasants with
>thousands
>of people's committees, main armies, guerillas and militias all over
>Peru,
>controlling more than 40% of the national territory outright and
>disputing
>every inch of terrain to the reactionary state.
>
>The counter-revolutionary character of the Trotskyst Plant is more
>than
>proven now, as an agent of the Fujimori regime working in cahoots
>with the
>"left" tools of the Military High command.  No wonder he, and his
>fleas,
>also defend Quispe!
>
>
>Adolfo Olaechea
>
>
>PS: Here is the confession of General Sinesio Jarama which portrays
>the
>"leftist" counter-revolutionaries both in their true character, as
>well as
>in their role as agents of US imperialism and the reactionary
>Peruvian state:
>
>Q- Given all this attitude on the part of the state, we see that in
>Peru
>pacification is quite difficult.  Also, we know that in the
>population there
>is great scepticism for the state and its institutions........
>
>
>GJ - Here in Peru we have a questioning of the whole system.  Society
>and
>its organisation, the relations within society, the circles of power
>within
>society, the political regime, the democratic system, everything, is
>under
>questioning.
>
>And Shining Path says that this should be destroyed because it is
>rotten y
>that one should begin to build the new power......
>
>Q- We have the impression that the legal Left ......
>
>GJ - Look here.  Not even the legal Left has a space among the
>population.
>They easily lost everything they had gained at the end of the 70s and
>beginning of the 80s.  How do you explain yourselves that, Peru,
>having 25
>parties calling themselves Marxist-Leninist - of all colours,
>ideological
>hues and different symbols - can only obatin taken all together 8% in
>the
>last presidencial elections (1990 - in 1995 they were down to 0.4%).
>How do
>you explain that?
>
>I do have an explanation: These are parties based on a leading clique
>who do
>not know how to interpret the people's needs that they allege to
>represent.
>
>Q- And the armed forces?  May they not have somehow a hidden solution
>somewhere?
>
>GJ- I do not believe so. At this time a military coup would really be
>an
>adventure.  However, I do know that the Armed Forces are not very
>happy
>having to defend a system under questioning, a (socio-political)
>scheme
>under questioning.  Having to be an element of suppression and of
>increased
>violence since their role is to defend something which must be
>destroyed,
>given that this society does not change.  Do you understand me?
>
>Q- Since you mention that, we have noticed that both at the
>international
>level as well as within Peru, it is very normal to portray the
>violation of
>Human Rights like if it was, more or less, a competition between the
>armed
>forces and the Shining Path.  What is your opinion?
>
>GJ- I believe that the Human Rights organisation, both Peruvian and
>International, are looking at this situation from a very narrow
>keyhole.
>They only look at things cetering upon if there is killing or not, if
>there
>is torture or not.  But they do not see the fundamental problem, the
>basic
>problem, which, I repeat, is the economic and social one. That is the
>problem with the interpretation of Human Rights.
>
>This is because many politicians have found it easy to speak of
>terrorism
>and not of armed rebellion.  By doing so they can use the police and
>the
>Armed Forces and throw them in to destroy the terrorists.  Finishing
>with
>the terrorists the problem is finished.  But, are things really like
>that in
>Peru?  No.
>
>I am going to tell you something.  We are interested, for political
>and
>strategic reasons to present the problem in these terms:
>
>"Look here ladies and gentlemen:  the bloodthirsty methods of Shing
>Path!
>Look here!  And the Human Rights organisations have not yet condemned
>them".
>
>And we begin to parade some corpses:
>
>"Look here!  Look how they assassinated Mrs Moyano (Mother Courage -
>the
>"leftist" Maria Elena Moyano).  Look here!  Look how they
>assassinated this
>one and this other".
>
>And, about the roots of these problems?  Nothing.  This is how we
>have been
>conducting things and it suits us.  It is one method.  We are at war.
> We
>always portray them as murderers.  But they are not murderers, it is
>simply
>that we are engaged in a struggle for power with them.
>
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