Gus Hall Dies
xxxxxxx at xxxxxx.xx
Mon Oct 16 19:48:31 MDT 2000
> Xxxx Xxxxxx wrote:
> > YyzCA at AOL.COM wrote:
> > >
> > > Such persecution, he said, was responsible for the decline in party
> > > membership, from about 100,000 in the 1930s to about 15,000 in the
> > > 1990s.
> > Khruschev's secret speech, the invasion of Hungary in 1956 and the invasion
> > of Czechoslovakia in 1968 didn't help either.
> > Xxxx
> American Communists cannot blame Soviet Communism for their own fate. US
> Capitalism often conflicts with European Capitalism, one did not see a massive
> drop out of American Capitalists.
> Either one is a communist, or one is not. The fact that some communists is
> another country turn revisionist is no excuse to abandon the faith. Keep the
> faith, even when the going gets tough. That is what it is all about.
> Hall was a true communist.
> Henry C.K. Liu
You confuse ideals with organization. Stalinist crimes may not have been
a valid reason to cease being a Marxist but they sure as hell were valid
reasons to stop supporting the Communist Party USA.
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