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TOPIC: Combat Liberalism

Combat Liberalism 20 Apr 2013 23:41 #1

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Chairman Mao's Combat Liberalism:
We stand for active ideological struggle because it is the weapon for ensuring unity within the Party and the revolutionary organizations in the interest of our fight. Every Communist and revolutionary should take up this weapon.

But liberalism rejects ideological struggle and stands for unprincipled peace, thus giving rise to a decadent, Philistine attitude and bringing about political degeneration in certain units and individuals in the Party and the revolutionary organizations.

Liberalism manifests itself in various ways.

To let things slide for the sake of peace and friendship when a person has clearly gone wrong, and refrain from principled argument because he is an old acquaintance, a fellow townsman, a schoolmate, a close friend, a loved one, an old colleague or old subordinate. Or to touch on the matter lightly instead of going into it thoroughly, so as to keep on good terms. The result is that both the organization and the individual are harmed. This is one type of liberalism.

To indulge in irresponsible criticism in private instead of actively putting forward one's suggestions to the organization. To say nothing to people to their faces but to gossip behind their backs, or to say nothing at a meeting but to gossip afterwards. To show no regard at all for the principles of collective life but to follow one's own inclination. This is a second type.

To let things drift if they do not affect one personally; to say as little as possible while knowing perfectly well what is wrong, to be worldly wise and play safe and seek only to avoid blame. This is a third type.

Not to obey orders but to give pride of place to one's own opinions. To demand special consideration from the organization but to reject its discipline. This is a fourth type.

To indulge in personal attacks, pick quarrels, vent personal spite or seek revenge instead of entering into an argument and struggling against incorrect views for the sake of unity or progress or getting the work done properly. This is a fifth type.

To hear incorrect views without rebutting them and even to hear counter-revolutionary remarks without reporting them, but instead to take them calmly as if nothing had happened. This is a sixth type.

To be among the masses and fail to conduct propaganda and agitation or speak at meetings or conduct investigations and inquiries among them, and instead to be indifferent to them and show no concern for their well-being, forgetting that one is a Communist and behaving as if one were an ordinary non-Communist. This is a seventh type.

To see someone harming the interests of the masses and yet not feel indignant, or dissuade or stop him or reason with him, but to allow him to continue. This is an eighth type.

To work half-heartedly without a definite plan or direction; to work perfunctorily and muddle along--"So long as one remains a monk, one goes on tolling the bell." This is a ninth type.

To regard oneself as having rendered great service to the revolution, to pride oneself on being a veteran, to disdain minor assignments while being quite unequal to major tasks, to be slipshod in work and slack in study. This is a tenth type.

To be aware of one's own mistakes and yet make no attempt to correct them, taking a liberal attitude towards oneself. This is an eleventh type.

We could name more. But these eleven are the principal types.

They are all manifestations of liberalism.

Liberalism is extremely harmful in a revolutionary collective. It is a corrosive which eats away unity, undermines cohesion, causes apathy and creates dissension. It robs the revolutionary ranks of compact organization and strict discipline, prevents policies from being carried through and alienates the Party organizations from the masses which the Party leads. It is an extremely bad tendency.

Liberalism stems from petty-bourgeois selfishness, it places personal interests first and the interests of the revolution second, and this gives rise to ideological, political and organizational liberalism.

People who are liberals look upon the principles of Marxism as abstract dogma. They approve of Marxism, but are not prepared to practice it or to practice it in full; they are not prepared to replace their liberalism by Marxism. These people have their Marxism, but they have their liberalism as well--they talk Marxism but practice liberalism; they apply Marxism to others but liberalism to themselves. They keep both kinds of goods in stock and find a use for each. This is how the minds of certain people work.

Liberalism is a manifestation of opportunism and conflicts fundamentally with Marxism. It is negative and objectively has the effect of helping the enemy; that is why the enemy welcomes its preservation in our midst. Such being its nature, there should be no place for it in the ranks of the revolution.

We must use Marxism, which is positive in spirit, to overcome liberalism, which is negative. A Communist should have largeness of mind and he should be staunch and active, looking upon the interests of the revolution as his very life and subordinating his personal interests to those of the revolution; always and everywhere he should adhere to principle and wage a tireless struggle against all incorrect ideas and actions, so as to consolidate the collective life of the Party and strengthen the ties between the Party and the masses; he should be more concerned about the Party and the masses than about any private person, and more concerned about others than about himself. Only thus can he be considered a Communist.

All loyal, honest, active and upright Communists must unite to oppose the liberal tendencies shown by certain people among us, and set them on the right path. This is one of the tasks on our ideological front.
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Combat Liberalism 21 Apr 2013 00:16 #2

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welcome chairman. :up:
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Combat Liberalism 21 May 2013 21:54 #3

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Liberalism stems from petty-bourgeois selfishness, it places personal interests first and the interests of the revolution second, and this gives rise to ideological, political and organizational liberalism.

People who are liberals look upon the principles of Marxism as abstract dogma. They approve of Marxism, but are not prepared to practice it or to practice it in full; they are not prepared to replace their liberalism by Marxism. These people have their Marxism, but they have their liberalism as well--they talk Marxism but practice liberalism; they apply Marxism to others but liberalism to themselves. They keep both kinds of goods in stock and find a use for each. This is how the minds of certain people work.

Liberalism is a manifestation of opportunism and conflicts fundamentally with Marxism. It is negative and objectively has the effect of helping the enemy; that is why the enemy welcomes its preservation in our midst. Such being its nature, there should be no place for it in the ranks of the revolution.
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Combat Liberalism 21 May 2013 21:55 #4

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Some comrades in the Zone have become arrogant and high-handed in their behavior towards the soldiers, the people, the government and the Zone in general, always blaming the comrades doing local work but never themselves, always seeing their own achievements but never their own shortcomings, and always welcoming flattery but never criticism...
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Combat Liberalism 21 May 2013 21:57 #5

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Those who assert this kind of "independence" are usually wedded to the doctrine of "me first" and are generally wrong on the question of the relationship between the individual and the Zone. Although in words they profess respect for the Zone, in practice they put themselves first and the Zone second. What are these people after?

They are after fame and position and want to be in the limelight. Whenever they are put in charge of a branch of work, they assert their "independence". With this aim, they draw some people in, push others out and resort to boasting, flattery and touting among-the comrades, thus importing the vulgar style of the bourgeois political parties into the Zone.

It is their dishonesty that causes them to come to grief. I believe we should do things honestly, for without an honest attitude it is absolutely impossible to accomplish anything in this world.
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Combat Liberalism 25 May 2013 19:50 #6

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On the principle methods for the efficient handling of contradictions among the people!

Two types of social contradictions - those between ourselves and the enemy and those among the people themselves confront us. The two are totally different in their nature. To understand these two different types of contradictions correctly, we must first be clear on what is meant by "the people" and what is meant by "the enemy" . . .

At the present stage, the period of building socialism, the classes, strata and social groups which favour, support and work for the cause of socialist construction all come within the category of the people, while the social forces and groups which resist the socialist revolution and are hostile to or sabotage socialist construction are all enemies of the people.

Qualitatively different contradictions can only be resolved by qualitatively different methods. For instance, the contradiction between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie is resolved by the method of socialist revolution; the contradiction between the great masses of the people and the feudal system is resolved by the method of democratic revolution; the contradiction between the colonies and imperialism is resolved by the method of national revolutionary war; the contradiction between the working class and the peasant class in socialist society is resolved by the method of collectivization and mechanization in agriculture; contradiction within the Truth Zone is resolved by the method of criticism and self-criticism; the contradiction between society and nature is resolved by the method of developing the productive forces.

The principle of using different methods to resolve different contradictions is one that we as social scientists must strictly observe, but the class contradictions between the in-crowd and the radical thinkers on Plankton Zone are not resolved, they are reinforced with in crowd elitism suppressing critical voices!
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Combat Liberalism 10 Jul 2013 20:04 #7

bumped for irre :P
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Combat Liberalism 10 Jul 2013 20:08 #8

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Sorry Seeker... Maoist's posts are incomprehensible drivel imo :P :D
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Combat Liberalism 10 Jul 2013 20:11 #9

Liberalism_ A decadent, Philistine attitude bringing about political and intellectual degeneration in certain units and individuals.
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Last Edit: 10 Jul 2013 20:13 by Ultimate Seeker ™.
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Combat Liberalism 10 Jul 2013 20:15 #10

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Ultimate Seeker ™ wrote:
Liberalism_ A decadent, Philistine attitude bringing about political and intellectual degeneration in certain units and individuals.

I'm still none the wiser really :think: I'm not exactly an intellectual... Could you elaborate on the "decadent, philistine attitude"? What does that mean?
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Combat Liberalism 10 Jul 2013 20:16 #11

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Ultimate Seeker ™ wrote:
Liberalism_ A decadent, Philistine attitude bringing about political and intellectual degeneration in certain units and individuals.

I never heard this definition before...
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Combat Liberalism 10 Jul 2013 20:29 #12

also; To work half-heartedly without a definite plan or direction; to work perfunctorily and muddle along
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Combat Liberalism 10 Jul 2013 22:43 #13

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I maybe understand 10% of this thread... Well, I guess i didn't loose much.
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Combat Liberalism 11 Jul 2013 21:11 #14

You will be ok if you never learn enough to know what you missed out on...
If and it is an if you wake up in thirty years and work out what this means you'll be pretty pissed off that you squandered your youth being a conformist as opposed to revolution.
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Combat Liberalism 11 Jul 2013 21:40 #15

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Conformist? Anti political more like... But I'm not so much into this kind of stuff anyway. And I don't understand a heck what the Mao guy is trying tell here. :D
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Combat Liberalism 11 Jul 2013 21:51 #16

Anti political is a conformist position.
What do you mean you don't understand? You don't understand the words, what ones?

I suppose it is fairly philosophical and is also translated from Chinese so maybe you should read it to yourself in a chinese accent and you might begin to fathom the complexity of Mao Zedong Thought...You can equally enjoy it's form and content without trying too hard to understand it all.. Maybe you prefer to learn through Kinesology if that's the word, or verbal spoken methods.

Imagine the Chairman rebuking some lazy soldiers in a barracks who he caught drinking coca cola and slacking while smoking marlboros when you read "Combat Liberalism".
Liberalism is extremely harmful in a revolutionary collective. It is a corrosive which eats away unity, undermines cohesion, causes apathy and creates dissension. It robs the revolutionary ranks of compact organization and strict discipline, prevents policies from being carried through and alienates the Party organizations from the masses which the Party leads. It is an extremely bad tendency.

Liberalism stems from petty-bourgeois selfishness, it places personal interests first and the interests of the revolution second, and this gives rise to ideological, political and organizational liberalism

I'm not saying this is the truth or anything but you can alter a few words in that and it applies to where we are today, our current "political and organizational liberalism"..It's giving rise to Right Wing Populism in Europe.
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Combat Liberalism 11 Jul 2013 22:05 #17

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I feel sorry already for replying anything at all...
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Combat Liberalism 12 Jul 2013 00:18 #18

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Hexhammer wrote:
Conformist? Anti political more like... But I'm not so much into this kind of stuff anyway. And I don't understand a heck what the Mao guy is trying tell here. :D

All of maoist's posts were just copy/pasted off some communist website, so not surprising really.... :D

*edit* Marxist website.
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Combat Liberalism 12 Jul 2013 12:08 #19

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Oh, is that a subject of political correctness too? He should be called Marxist, is Communist too offending? Heck, commie is a commie! :D
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Combat Liberalism 12 Jul 2013 19:18 #20

Maoists posts are the single most relevant theoretical postings on this forum imho...

Way more relevant than any of that junk Pzip and Oracle used to post about Germany etc.
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