Gus Hall Dies
Henry C.K. Liu
hliu at SPAMmindspring.com
Mon Oct 16 20:18:09 MDT 2000
Xxxx Xxxxxx wrote:
> Henry wrote
> > 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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