The dictionary definition - Marxism: The political, economic, and social principles and policies advocated by Marx; a theory and practice of socialism including the labor theory of value, dialectical materialism, the class struggle, and dictatorship of the Proletariat until the establishment of a classless society.
The dictionary definition - Communism: A theory advocating elimination of private property; a system in which goods are owned in common and are available to all as needed; a doctrine based on revolutionary Marxian socialism; a totalitarian system of government in which a single authoritarian party control state-owned means of production; the final stage of society in Marxist theory in which the state has withered away and economic goods are distributed equitably - communist collective society.
"I am confident that when the 200th anniversary of the death of Karl Marx will be observed, the entire world will be socialist."
Marx died March 17, 1883.
1919 - Communist Rules for RevolutionThese nine rules were seized in a raid in Dusseldorf Germany, in 1919. The files were marked, "Communist Rules for Revolution".
The following is from The Communist Press, documentary research, which has been provided to Restoring America by our friend and ally, Dr. Paul Busiek.
"About the pamphlet, The Communist Press [printed, September, 1972]: This pamphlet consists of Gus Hall's opening report on the significance of the 1972 elections, plus his summary and his concluding remarks, to a meeting of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, December 8-10, 1972. The opening Report was delivered on December 8. The Summary and the Concluding Remarks refer to subsequent reports by Henry Winston, Daniel Rubin, Helen Winter and Charlene Mitchell, as well as to Gus Hall's report, and to the discussion on all of these reports."
"A message from Gus Hall, General Secretary of the Communist Party, U.S.A. since 1959."
"The Role of the Liberals"
[researcher's note: Communists use liberals; Liberals as allies of Communism]
"In America the need of an independent Workingman's party has been made manifest." "...liberals are not a political force unto themselves but are reflections of other class forces." [page 22]
"Is this then, the end of the liberals? Of course not. Can we now closet our eyes to them? Again, of course not. Liberals will continue to be liberals. They can be allies but they cannot be the base." "Liberals can be helpful if there is a movement based on the working class. Mass movements can make use of liverals only if they have no illusions about their basically wavering and vacillating nature." [page 23]
"The Communist party's Campaign"
[researcher's note: Mass media.]
"...develop further - a whole system of relationships... in every major city and many small towns with the mass media." [page 27]
"The Deeper Roots of Our Weaknesses"
[researcher's note: For 25 years the operational arm of Communist electoral politics has been in the Liberal wing of the DEMOCRATIC PARTY]
"Our electoral policy has for some 25 years been expressed in the
phrase "the three legs of a stool"...";
"Is that not how it has in fact operated?" [page 37]
[researcher's note: Communist strategies are carried out through the Democratic Party.]
"... thus in practice the only operational electoral leg was the
movement around the Liberal Democratic Party candidates."
"... still see the Democratic party as the only practical vehicle..." [page 40]
"Electoral Role of the communist Party"
[researcher's note: Communists are "duty bound" to use elections and to get into legislatures (parliament) to advance the Communist revolution.]
"... we should popularize what Lenin had to say on the subject:
"... we are duty bound to take part in the elections with the purpose
of conducting agitation among all working people, not only among
"The Responsibilities of Communists"
"... the Party cannot make the revolution alone. The concept of united front is absolutely essential." [page 43]
"For a Change in Structure"
"We are a party that works with other forces in united fronts." "... seeking to influence masses by the millions." "We will influence masses while working with other forces in united fronts. But we will also influence masses in our own name." ... "They go hand in hand as parts of the general process." [page 50]
"The Party's Role"
[researcher's note: Work toward the formation of a new political party by building up coalitions of "independent forces"
etc. Meanwhile Communists will continue to work within the Democratic party.]
"... our position on the struggle within the Democratic Party?"
"... deal with it within the framework of the main report to this meeting."
"... we... for some time will be riding two horses at once in the field of political action.." [page 54]
[researcher's note: The new party is to be a labor based party.]
"... for the building of a new party." [page 55]
[researcher's note: Work in Universities.]
"In most cases it could be done right in the university. There would be present at least one YWLLer and one Party member to do nothing else but watch and recruit." [page 60]
Nationalism (v. Federalism)
The dictionary definition: a theory that knowledge is relative to the limited nature of the mind and the conditions of knowing; a view that ethical truths depend on the individuals and groups holding them.
Chairman's note: Relativism began with misconceptions of Albert Einstein's The Special Theory of relativity;, a presentation of physics. The historian Paul Johnson comments: At the beginning of the 1920's the belief began to circulate, for the first time at a popular level, that there were no longer any absolutes; of time and space, of good and evil, of knowledge, above all of value. Mistakenly but perhaps inevitably 'relativity' became confused with relativism; The phrase of the day, "everything is relative"; Johnson notes that Einstein himself was bewildered and distressed by this public misconception.
The public response to relativity became one of the principles formative influences on twentieth century history that helped rip society away from it's base in the faith and morals of Judeo-Christian culture.
The dictionary definition of socialism: Any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods; a system of a society or group living in which there is no private property; a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and/or controlled by the state; a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.
Chairman's note: There are two apparent differences between communism and socialism - a.) the socialist state is a two or more party rule where communism is a single totalitarian party. B.) socialism builds toward communism by at first heavily controlling, regulating, fining and taxing the means of production before the total government ownership and control can be accomplished.
*John Drakeford, in his book, 'Red Blueprint For the World', said, "The Communists/Socialists never do anything in their own name that they can do in someone else's.".