There is so much propaganda for and against this...
I am really not in a position to come to a definite conclusion.
You decide !
BTW IRTR - is the short form for It is Right To Rebel Forums !
https://irtr.org/index.html(Currently not working)
A political forum which is/was ? sympathetic to
Maoist Internationalist Movement http://www.etext.org/Politics/MIM/
Get off the fence! Disband the RIM and smash revisionism! Put Maoism in command!
IRTR stands with genuine communists in calling for the disbanding of the CIA-influenced, labor aristocracy-generated organization known as the “Revolutionary Internationalist Movement” (RIM) that is currently supporting imperialism against Iran and disrupting People’s Wars throughout the world. The RIM is primarily led by CIA asset R¢P=U$A, a left-wing Euro-Amerikan nationalist party based in a reactionary exploiter class, and its lackeys and collaborators. The R¢P=U$A is united with and moves in lockstep with the CIA.
The R¢P=U$A and the RIM have pushed Trotskyism disguised as Maoism. They have upheld the theory of productive forces. They have upheld Trotsky’s class analysis of the first world. They oppose international class analysis and concrete analysis. They reject self-determination and national liberation for oppressed nations. The reject the national liberation of Occupied Mexico, Aztlán, even as the migrant movement orchestrates the largest demonstrations in u$ history. They have also rejected socialism in one country. They have adopted the Trotskyist world party approach; they have created a Trotskyist Fourth International. Under first-world leadership, the RIM works to control and disrupt movements in the Third World and oppressed nations. They reject the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution and in its place uphold Liberalism. This crypto-Trotskyist formation undermines genuine Maoism and gives “left” cover to imperialism.(1)
In addition, the R¢P=U$A and the RIM involve themselves in direct police work.(2) They gave cover to the CIA-generated peace accords in Peru and misrepresented the view of the non-imprisoned Communist Party of Peru for years. They now admit that the line of the Communist Party of Peru and its concept of two-line struggle was not the one being represented by RIM’s journal all these years.(3) Hence, RIM continued to give legitimacy to those that the Communist Party of Peru had deemed outside the Party. In other words, the RIM aided in the setting up a CIA-backed fake “leadership” in Peru in addition to lying and giving ideological cover to the CIA-generated peace plot. At the critical point, in Peru, when the leadership had taken big blows, the RIM intervened to set itself and its CIA allies as a fake leadership.
It is public knowledge that the RIM incubated what are openly revisionist parties.(5) RIM’s liberal crypto-Trotskyist line drops bits of acid everywhere that people’s wars and other progressive movements strike blows against imperialism. And now we hear whispers from the RIM that the dictatorship of the proletariat is really just an improvement of liberal democracy. We hear whispers that multi-party democracy, not cultural revolution, is what will stop capitalist restoration. We see widespread anti-communist myths about Stalin and Mao being used to abandon the dictatorship of the proletariat. We hear that Jiang Qing and the Great Proletarian Revolution were one-sided.(6) We hear that capitulation is just another twist in the road.
The situation in Iran has taken the RIM-CIA plotting to new levels. R¢P=U$A and an Iranian fake-Maoist first-world exile group known as “Communist Party of Iran (MLM)” are now advocating the concept of revolutionary defeatism for Iran. The first-world Iranian fake-Maoists even denounced Iran’s nuclear program in an atmosphere of war where the nuclear program is a lightning rod for imperialists. The R¢P went so far as to call for the liberation of Iranian wimmin as the u$ was poised for invasion, reflecting and dovetailing with imperialist propaganda.(7) Their ideological contortions are worthy of the Trotskyists-turned-neo-conservatives in the u$ state department.(8) They now subtly advocate, in Lenin’s name no less, the imperialist intervention in Iran as a catalyst for “revolution.” Lenin never meant the concept of revolutionary defeatism to apply to oppressed nations. Their practice is nothing less than that of CIA stooges giving “left” cover to u$ imperialism. In this respect, the Iranian RIM exile group is no different than the Iranian Mujahedin, who also advocate the imperialist disposal of the national bourgeois state in Iran under “left” cover.
One component of Trotskyism is to reject the progressive role that the national bourgeoisie can play in the anti-imperialist and New Democratic struggle on the way to socialism. R¢P=U$A and its fake-Maoist allies, while considering surrendering proletarian leadership and dictatorship and contemplating disarming the people’s war in Nepal, are now supporting imperialism against the national bourgeoisie in Iran. Such a seemingly contradictory approach to the national bourgeoisie can only be explained by gross CIA maneuvering justified by crypto-Trotskyist contortions.(9) There is no “third pole,” as the crypto-Trotskyists claim, especially not a “third pole” made up of Iranians exiled in New York and London. Contrary to Trotskyism, the proletariat and its leadership enters into a united front with the national bourgeoisie against imperialist aggressors. In Iran, this means uniting with the current nationalist government against the u$, just as Mao united with the Guomindang against the Japanese invaders. As Mao said,
“To sustain a long war by long-term co-operation or, in other words, to subordinate the class struggle to the present national struggle against Japan — such is the fundamental principle of the united front. Subject to this principle, the independent character of the parties and classes and their independence and initiative within the united front should be preserved, and their essential rights should not be sacrificed to co-operation and unity, but on the contrary must be firmly upheld within certain limits.”(10)
With their “neither imperialism nor Islam” line, the RIM is promoting itself as the support that is needed for the success of an “independent” Maoist movement in Afghanistan, while the Taliban’s war of resistance against the u$ occupation has killed more amerikan troops and destroyed more u$ military equipment than all parties in the RIM combined. (11) You don’t have to be on the ground in Afghanistan to know that the Taliban is a greater ally in the Afghan national resistance against u$ imperialism than the R¢P=U$A. The Guomindang’s blatant anti-people operations did not stop the Communist Party of China from successfully joining forces with them in the national struggle against Japan. But the RIM throws out Mao’s theory and practice of the United Front in wars of national liberation, and offers an imperialist country directed International in its place.
Even if the RIM were merely a traditional Trotskyist Fourth International, with no clear CIA involvement, we would still struggle against it on other grounds. Stalin and Mao supported the disbanding of the Comintern — it had become a hindrance to developing revolution. The Comintern model in itself leads to first-world and social-imperialist hegemonism and the mechanical copying of the foreign in the manner of Wang Ming. However, the RIM is more than this.
R¢P=U$A and the RIM are infiltrators of the Maoist movement. Revolutionaries should not be fence-sitters. Organizations who can’t see what is going on should learn the differences between Maoism and Trotskyism. Then, once they have learned the difference between Maoism and Trotskyism, they can study the details about why R¢P=U$A and its lackeys are not mere Trotskyists like the Spartacist League or Socialist Workers Party. These fake-Maoists have gone beyond revisionism and Trotskyism and do the bidding of the CIA. Those who cannot understand what is being said here should not be calling themselves Maoist scientists.
It is not enough to stand on the sidelines. There are real-world repercussions of inaction by fence-sitters: You Bite Your Tongue In Service Of Imperialism! Put Politics In Command!
We live and fight in the era of Mao Zedong. Marxism-Leninism-Maoism is the furthest advance of revolutionary science in history. MIM was formed on the basis of Maoism in 1984. In 1984 through to the 1990s, the revisionist RIM was still calling for unity on the basis of “Leninism” — which is why the Communist Party of Peru identified itself as a red faction among RIM revisionists, especially Bob Afakean and his Co-RIM partners. Maoism is the revolutionary theory and strategy in the era of imperialism and social-imperialism. It was Mao who best taught us about the threat of revisionism in the Party, and it was Mao who unleashed the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. It was the Chinese Communist Party of China under Mao’s leadership that produced the glorious strategy of encircling the reactionary first world from the revolutionary Third World. Unlike the CIA agents wearing Trotskyist and Maoist masks, genuine Maoists clearly stand with the Third World against the first world. We Maoists staunchly defend Iran, including its current government, against all imperialist attacks. We oppose all “left”-wing meddling in Iran’s internal affairs. We also support Iran’s right to develop nuclear technology as it sees fit. We stand on the correct side of the principal contradiction between imperialism and oppressed nations.
Smash the vile CIA and all its lackeys!
No war against Iran!
Get off the fence!
Put Maoism in command!
(1) http://www.etext.org/Politics/MIM/wim/wyl/crypto.html, also http://www.etext.org/Politics/MIM/wim/wyl/zombies.html
(3) This AWTW document appears on a crypto-Trotskyist blog: http://klementgottwald.blogspot.com/2006/09/sober-look-at-situation-of-peru.html
(10) Mao Tse-tung, “The Question of Independence and Initiative Within the United Front,” Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung (Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1967)
(11) Another AWTW article: “Neither Imperialism nor Islam — Interview with Afghanistan Maoist [sic] Leader,” http://www.lescommunistes.net/~infos/index.php?subaction=showfull&amp;amp;id=1159992263&archive=&start_from=&ucat=1&