Against this, Maoism stands out as today’s Marxism: as a third and higher level of the proletariat’s ideology, as the practical application of this ideology to the world’s largest countries (the Soviet Union and China) and in world history’s greatest revolutions, and with a sharper view of the future and the present than ever before. Therefore, it is not only possible to avoid dead ends, but to stake out a course in the right direction: out of this epoch and into the new times that we have already begun heading towards.
Communists characterize the bourgeois elections as an election circus. Under this year’s election campaign, even bourgeois commentators have more or less agreed with this. The government crisis over tolls, right in the middle of local election campaigns and in an international context where the Amazon Rainforest is burning and millions of youth protest in the streets of Europe, have again shown clearly that bourgeois politics are morally bankrupt.
The red flag is lifted over the fighting masses of people in the world. They stand at the fore for the revolutionary attack on capitalism. And they carry the promise for a bright future for humanity. The masses in the Western countries must go further and farther than the Yellow Vests and climate strikes. We must break all bonds of loyalty to the capitalist political system, boycott their election circus, and throw ourselves into the revolutionary class struggle for political power to the proletariat. It is this that will tear the world out of the hands of the bourgeoisie and make it into our own world, where the masses consciously and enthusiastically control their own future.
Simply abstaining from voting does very little in and of itself. It is absolutely necessary that people organize themselves – organize themselves in the struggle for the new power. But the low election turnouts show that the election is illegitimate, as much now as it has before. It shows that very many people do not have trust in the state and the system because they do not represent the broad masses of people.
The only thing that bourgeois democracy has to offer is distractions. Voting in elections or passing referenda will not stop the construction of windmills in Frøya, the cuts in public services, or the police brutality in marginalized districts of Oslo. Only the people’s struggle – the act of taking matters into our own hands – can do this. Our power is in our feet, in our fists, and in our lungs – not in their ballot boxes.
Centralization and the demolition of district-level autonomy in Norway continues regardless of the sitting government, and regardless of which party the mayors come from. Only the masses’ own struggle can change politics.
Statistics from UDI show that it makes no difference for refugees if SV or FrP sits in government. Under Solberg’s government, many more have received asylum in Norway than when Stoltenberg and SV sat in government. The parties’ promises have been shown to be nothing more than empty rhetoric.
A historic party congress has been held in the Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist (TKP/ML). After a right opportunist and liquidationist line was washed out of the party two years ago, it has reorganized itself and succeeded with holding this important First Congress.
The Prime Minister has gotten the queen to suspend Parliament in the UK. The stated goal is to force through the resignation from the EU without the intervention of bothersome parliament politicians.
The storm that hit Østlandet this week has put the trains out of operation. This is not by any means big news. Commuters and other passengers in Østlandet have had such experiences many times in the past few years, with closed train lines and canceled departures. Why must the Norwegian train service create so much irritation?
On August 30, hundreds of students and youth took to the streets in Trondheim, skipping school to stand up for their right to a sustainable future. Our reporters in the field estimate that between 500 and 600 people filled Dokkparken in Solsiden to shout slogans and listen to speeches.