Only four weeks ago, Hollywood and the left were in the throes of a three-year-long tantrum, hounding Americans with endless arguments as to why they should surrender their freedoms, constitution, money, and very lives to their control with slogans such as: The sky is falling (according to our climate models)! Then finally there is the lifelong aversion that Mao had to intellectuals. Among his many films are political documentaries including The Trayvon Hoax: Unmasking the Witness Fraud that Divided America, Trump: The Art of the Insult, There's No Place Like Utopia, Dreams from My Real Father, Atomic Jihad, and Farewell Israel: Bush, Iran and the Revolt of Islam. Maoism adopted the theory of Marxism and applied it to China. In response, Democrats desperately tried to remove the existential threat by using the tools of state, critical to all leftist regimes, to achieve their goals. The one last obstacle in their way, the existential threat to their Utopian agenda (as depicted in my film, If they are successful, Maoist America will be entrenched as a permanent reality based upon ", The Trayvon Hoax: Unmasking the Witness Fraud that Divided America. The Progressive Labor Party (PL) had been formed in 1962 by a break-away faction of the CPUSA which sympathized with the Chinese when the Sino-Soviet dispute burst open in 1960-61. It was called the Cultural Revolution. As I pointed out in my film, Dreams from My Real Father, Barack Obama succeeded as much as he did by using "stealth socialism." Once elected, the radical Obama betrayed the voters and imposed, often by fiat, the radical leftist agenda he was known for his entire life, with a big assist from a mainstream media whitewash of his past. The mass movements from the 1960s in which Maoism had first found a base – the student, antiwar and Black Liberation Movements especially – were ebbing; meanwhile the currents on the rise – the women’s, lesbian/gay and anti-nuclear movements – were far less hospitable to Maoist views. The Red Guard cartel – the Democratic Party, the fake news industrial complex, and young Antifa/BLM activists – will employ these tactics as part of a full-frontal assault against MAGA Country. That's how Democrats like it, because that's what works. [37] Later, Latin American Communists such as Peru’s Shining Path also embraced the tenets of Maoism. For a few brief years during the 1970s, advocates of the type of Marxism-Leninism promoted by the Chinese Communist Party constituted the largest and most dynamic trend on the U.S. socialist left. Informal links steadily developed between many of these circles and individuals. That's why candidate Obama ran in 2008 as a moderate, promising to cut the deficit in half and proclaiming, "I believe marriage is between a man, a woman and God" and "I will obey the Constitution." For many on the left in America, Mao may be dead, but Maoism is not. "Maoism" was the centerpiece of the ideology of Obama's "accidental neighbor," terrorist emeritus Bill Ayers, who wrote the American communist manifesto in 1974 entitled Prairie Fire, inspired by Mao Tse-Tung's saying, "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire." But the largest radical newspaper of the time, the 20,000-plus circulation Guardian, was a proponent of New Communist goals from 1971 to the end of the decade. Alternatively, it could divide Republicans, and draw Trumpists into a new political machine. A few of these organizations remained vibrant into the 1980s and played significant roles in the Central America solidarity movement, Jesse Jackson’s presidential campaigns, and the Rainbow Coalition. No, what is happening today in America is the Maoist totalitarian leftist model that Barack Obama's pals in the Weather Underground preached for years. Mao’s main contention rested on the view that the working class could not be a revolutionary vanguard (á la Lenin) – it barely existed in China at the time. By the middle of the 1980s Maoism as a viable trend had disappeared, although various small organizations espousing offshoots of Maoist ideology continued to exist on the fringes of the U.S. Left. Deeply discredited by China’s counterrevolutionary alliance with U.S. imperialism, demoralized facing the prospects of hard struggle in the Reagan years, American Maoism has come to the end of the line. Deng also separated Mao from Maoi… The once-mighty Qing dynasty lurched from crisis to crisis as a result of discontent towards it in the aftermath of China’s defeat in the First Opium War (dates), which led to the view that China’s Manchu rulers had lost the fabled ‘Mandate of Heaven’… The first political attitudes of Mao Zedong took shape against a background of profound crisis in China in the early 20th century. PL (publishers of Challenge newspaper) sent its cadre into SDS in February 1966 where they played a prominent and controversial role, centering one of the two main factions in SDS’ June 1969 split and collapse. While this split was still raw, Chinese internal politics exploded. Its proponents refer to Marxism–Leninism–Maoism as Maoism and Maoism as Mao Zedong Thought, also referred to as Marxism–Leninism–Mao Zedong Thought, the Chinese adaption of Marxism–Leninism. The biggest, entitled “What Road to Building a New Communist Party?” drew 1,200 to a New York City auditorium, and the tape and transcript were heard and read by thousands more across the country. At the other end of the spectrum was the League of Revolutionary Struggle, formed in 1978 by a merger of I Wor Kuen and the August Twenty-Ninth Movement, with the Revolutionary Communist League joining a year later. Login or register to post comments . Maoism isn't strong in the U.S. and is in fact a marginal movement even on the left. Trying to figure out what accounts for the continued appeal of Maoism among the American left. Maoism also stressed the pivotal role of the working class at just the moment when a round of militancy was stirring among U.S. workers, and activists leaving the campuses were chafing at the limits of student and youth politics. Maoism and the American left? A small number of older ex-members of the CPUSA, or of PL, took part in the process; and in a few cities (Detroit being the most important) there was a turn toward Maoism on the part of newly radicalized young workers, especially black workers. China sided with South African and CIA-backed mercenary armies against the Movement for the Popular Liberation of Angola – which had led the anti-colonial struggle – because the MPLA was backed by Cuba and the USSR. A third group, the Communist League – unusual in that it had stronger roots in pre-1956 Stalinism than in post-1968 Maoism – made its biggest impact when it recruited a large number of activists from Detroit’s League of Revolutionary Black Workers in 1971. U.S. partisans of “Mao Tse Tung Thought” were never able to unite into a single Maoist party. Shortly after Mao's death in 1976, Deng Xiaoping initiated socialist market reforms in 1978, thereby beginning the radical change in Mao's ideology in the People's Republic of China (PRC). Then, during the Obama presidency, the media worked 24/7 to paper over and misdirect all of Obama's radical policies and abuses of power. The other group to attain significant size in these years was the eclectic Communist Workers Party, which gained national attention after five of its members and supporters were murdered by Ku Klux Klansmen at a demonstration in Greensboro, North Carolina in November 1979. But by this time they were a disparate set of competing parties rather than any kind of identifiable trend. The 1974 recession led to a decline rather than rise in worker militancy, affecting not just Maoism but all trends on the far Left. Donald Trump clearly was and is, as Nancy Pelosi often repeats, "an existential threat." Sometimes verbally, lately we have seen more physicality used to dissuade. Because of the coronavirus, the endgame of the leftist agenda is suddenly upon us. States of America. U.S. Maoism was faced with a choice between following Beijing or sticking to its anti-imperialist roots, and the result was a bitter rupture: most of the largest organizations backed China, while the Guardian, the CLP, dozens of smaller circles and most of Maoism’s periphery supported the MPLA. The RCP and the Maoist Internationalist Movement (the only two groups which would admit to the Maoist label), as well as PL, exist as minuscule sects totally isolated from the rest of the Left. Maoism began as Mao Zedong Thought which sought to demarcate itself from revisionism; it was born and understood only in the struggles against modern revisionism. Englishmen brought slaves to North America in 1619! Marxism–Leninism–Maoism is a political philosophy that builds upon Marxism–Leninism and Maoism. MIA History Section, Back to The NCM: the Early Groups, 1969-1974 – index page. The Revolutionary Internationalist Movement was destroyed and Abimael Guzmán has become a reactionary. Maoism timeline in the modern times can be briefly described as below: Early Modern Period: Early modern period is around after the middle ages and before 18th century. Between 1968 and 1972 dozens of these were formed by (overwhelmingly white) activists coming out of SDS, especially from the Revolutionary Youth Movement II faction which had opposed both PL and the Weatherman group. However, after eight years of fraud and abuses of the Constitution by the Obama administration, America revolted by electing Donald Trump. Similar groups were forged by activists who had spearheaded the Puerto Rican, Chicano, Asian American and African American youth movements. This process took shape within a broad left milieu sympathetic to China and “Chairman Mao.” The Black Panther Party, for example, was never a specifically Maoist group, but its members sold Mao’s “Little Red Book.” The prestigious independent socialist magazine Monthly Review also portrayed Maoism in a very favorable light. Cuba and Latin America? At its height, U.S. Maoism could claim a core of roughly 10,000 activists devoted to its mission of constructing a new, “genuinely revolutionary” vanguard party to supplant the Communist Party USA and other allegedly reformist groups of the Old or New Left. And just like in communist China, there are no checks and balances, and our courts are conveniently closed. The idea was for America to wake up one day in a socialist state, without ever realizing how it happened. Leftist politicians are drooling with glee now that their collective fantasy of being elevated to leadership in a distant far-off Utopia has become a present reality. They quickly reversed the policies of the Cultural Revolution and embarked upon even greater cooperation with the U.S. This new generation of aspiring revolutionaries immediately encountered the outlook of the Chinese Communist Party at the height of its international prestige. She’s the author of Thought Reform and China’s Dangerous Classes: Reeducation, Resistance, and the People published by Rowman & Littlefield. Democrat leaders are barely able to contain themselves; their authoritian nature is bursting out at the seams. Others decided to hold up the banner of the ousted Gang of Four (RCP, which lost 40% of its members to the breakaway Revolutionary Workers Headquarters in the process) or the Albanian Communists (the MLP and a split-off from the BWC called the Marxist-Leninist Organizing Committee, later the Communist Party USA-ML). Supposedly the “spontaneous movements” of workers and oppressed nationalities were growing rapidly in size and militancy; the crucial need was for a disciplined Bolshevik-style vanguard with the correct political line to provide adequate leadership: hence “Party Building Is Our Central Task.” With a few exceptions, Maoist groups had an unfriendly attitude toward the rapidly growing women’s liberation movement (dismissing it as petty bourgeois) and were intensely hostile to homosexuality and the emerging lesbian/gay rights movement. Within this supportive climate, a layer of activists determined to construct a U.S. Maoist party began to coalesce into study circles and study-action collectives. Here in Hollywood, where many are employed because of Chinese capital (like the good folks at the WHO), they are collectively celebrating the fact that Bill Maher's hope for a recession is here. All of these have a shared interest in making sure Donald Trump does not win re-election. America has indeed surrendered to the left, without even realizing it. Putin Kitsch in America ... What did “Maoism” mean in the everyday? Make no mistake: the dream of the Left is that the Maoist authoritarian state will never leave us. Prim, unforgiving university students stalking their campuses in search of … Rival trends on the U.S. Left – in particular, a social democracy re-energized by the emergence of the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee and the launching of In These Times newspaper in 1976 – began to give Maoism serious competition. It distorts her reading of Latin America and the Peruvian Shining Path. Smaller organizations that attained a measure of influence during the late 1970s and early ’80s included the Boston-based Proletarian Unity League, which promoted the notion of a purified Maoism free of infantile left tactics; and the California-centered Democratic Workers Party, which advocated an unorthodox strain of communism (“world systems theory”) and was notorious for its cult-like functioning even in a movement hardly known for democracy or openness. Arguably, Donald Trump, a single individual, by sheer power of personality, willpower, chutzpah, skepticism, and love of country, has the left in retreat. They demanded America surrender by way of a special counsel and Congress because: Trump mentioned something or other about Biden's corruption to the president of Ukraine! CWP transformed itself into the non-Leninist New Democratic Movement in 1984 and then disintegrated altogether; Line of March officially disbanded in 1989 and the League of Revolutionary Struggle in 1990; the OL/CP (ML) and most of the other groups from Maoism’s first wave had collapsed earlier in the 1980s. Brendan O'Neill. The powerful in-plant resistance of African American auto workers in Detroit centered by the League of Revolutionary Black Workers appeared to prove the Maoist thesis that the most explosive social fuel for revolution lay at the intersection of class exploitation and racial oppression. That's how Democrats like it, because that's what works. Hence the FTP position is vacant of any historical materialist understanding of the very ideology they claim to adhere to! The height of optimism about uniting Maoism’s different strands into a single party came in 1973. Maoism in America? 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