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Central Committee
Communist Party of Peru

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"Without Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Gonzalo Thought cannot be conceived, because the latter is the creative application of the former to our reality. The key question on this point lies in the understanding of the historical process of the development of the proletarian ideology, of its three stages shaped into Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, and with Maoism as principal; and, essentially, it is the application of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism as a universal truth to the concrete conditions of the Peruvian revolution; hence Gonzalo Thought is specifically principal for the Communist Party of Peru and the revolution it leads."

"All revolutions, in their process of development, through the struggle of the proletariat as the leading class and, above all, the struggle of the Communist Party that raises their unrenounceable class interests, generate a group of leaders and principally one who represents and leads it, a Great Leader with acknowledged authority and rising influence. In our reality this has materialized, on account of historical necessity and contingency, in Chairman Gonzalo, Great Leader of the Party and the revolution.

Moreover, and this is the basis upon which all great leadership is formed, revolutions give rise to a thought that guides them, the result of the application of the universal truth of the ideology of the international proletariat to the concrete conditions of each revolution; a guiding thought indispensable to reach victory and to conquer power and, moreover, to continue the revolution and to maintain the course always towards the only, great goalCommunism; a guiding thought that, arriving at a qualitative leap of decisive importance for the revolutionary process which it leads, becomes identified with the name of the one who shaped it theoretically and practically. In our situation, this phenomenon specified itself first as guiding thought, then as Chairman Gonzalo’s guiding thought, and later, as Gonzalo Thought; because it is the Chairman who, creatively applying Marxism-Leninism-Maoism to the concrete conditions of Peruvian reality, has generated it, thus endowing the Party and the revolution with an indispensable weapon that is the guarantee of victory."

First Party Congress, (Fundamental Documents)


The Central Committee, unconditionally reaffirming itself on our beloved and respected Chairman Gonzalo, Great Leader of the Party and the Revolution, who with the all-powerful Gonzalo Thought leads us to our goal, the always golden Communism, also reaffirms itself on the First Party Congress, a Marxist Congress, a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist, Gonzalo Thought Congress, along with our Basis of Party Unity with its three elements. It greets the Peruvian people, most especially the masses of the Support Bases who persist in heroically defending the New Power with People’s War; all the masses inside and outside the country who are serving the People’s War; the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement; and the parties and revolutionary organizations who support our heroic People’s War, understood as part of the World Revolution.

Chairman Gonzalo’s speech shines powerfully and victoriously before the world, arming the Party to overcome the bend in the road with People’s War, applying the accords of the Third Plenum, a glorious Plenum, putting our forces in tension because we defend the interests of the people, the Party’s principles, the principles of People’s War; we do this and continue doing this, hoisting our red flag to the masthead, because once it is hoisted it must never be lowered.

The Party takes a firm position on what was established by our Great Leadership, which condemns and crushes those who think we are experiencing a great defeat; this is simply a bend in the road of the revolution, nothing more; what corresponds is to persist and overcome the bend in the road with People’s War, because without it there would be no place for the proletariat, for the people, nor for the Party, and the revolution couldn’t triumph. The Party assumes its role as heroic combatant; it is applying Gonzalo Thought with firmness and resolution to resolve new problems, crushing the campaigns of encirclement and annihilation within the low-intensity war that imperialism, mainly Yankee imperialism, crafts, demolishing the monstrosities of "pacification", which is an obtuse defense of this exploitative and oppressive order bred by that drove of reactionary and revisionist imbeciles who rant and rave to defend and maintain their daily dole.

Chairman Gonzalo established for us: "Our Party was founded to conquer power, it was reconstituted to fulfill this objective and it initiated the armed struggle to shape this path; this road has brought us to the immediate goal of conquering power countrywide, it is a political strategy that must guide us, it is a struggle more complex, more intensified, more glorious, to complete the democratic revolution, to build the People’s Republic of Peru. All our work serves this end . . . ." From this the Party unalterably maintains the course of the revolution facing the problems of the bend in the road, demonstrating a great power of recovery. Specifically, facing the arrest of Comrade Feliciano the Party closes ranks around the system of Party leadership, and cohesively unfolds a defense of his life and integrity, linked to the defense of our Great Leadership through People’s War. This demonstrates that the Party has known how to generate a leadership for our necessity, for our reality; we are sufficiently forged, we are not daunted by risk, we are not stopped by dangers, all this is one more test—let it be welcome!

We have unmasked and shattered into a thousand pieces the counterrevolutionary hoax that this fascist, genocidal and country-selling regime has set up, nursing and fathering a revisionist ROL; those wretched, revisionist rats and petty groveling chieftains have been unable to withstand a work-related accident; they were unable to carry out the internal debate, and instead fled cowardly, expressing as part of their revisionist essence their zeal to split, and from outside [the Party—Trans.] they have raised their dark, rotten and pus-filled flags of capitulation. This is how they acted and are acting, trying to surprise the naïve and ignorant; these wretched traitors defame our Great Leader as a capitulator. The Party has unmasked the fabricated montages and hoaxes, such as the so-called "self-criticisms," one by one with deeds and proofs; from this we condemn and plainly reject the position that "Chairman Gonzalo is behind the letters. . . ." Six years after the presentation of the "letters", when they don’t even correspond to reality, the only thing they do is repeat the black vomit that erupts from the bloody gullets of this fascist, genocidal and country-selling regime, and in this way converging with the revisionist and capitulationist ROL; the only support they have is the corruption that emanates from the sewers of reaction, and nothing else.

In a masterful way, our Great Leadership has established and at the same time contributed to the world revolution by having defined that Marxism has been developed, specifying that Maoism is the new, third and superior stage of Marxism, and that to be a Marxist today is to be a Maoist. On this basis the Party assumed the solemn pledge to "uphold, defend and apply Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, principally Maoism!" and to struggle untiringly to assist in placing Maoism as the command and guide of the world revolution–the sole, reddest and unfading flag that is the guarantee of triumph for the proletariat, oppressed nations and peoples of the world in their inexorable, combative march with legions of iron towards the golden and always shining Communism. It is since 1966, with the reconstitution, that we have been upholding Maoism.

Today, Chairman Gonzalo in his speech establishes for us: "Finally now, listen to this. As we see in the world, Maoism is marching unstoppably to lead the new wave of world proletarian revolution. Listen well and understand! Those who have ears, use them. Those who have understanding–and we all have it–use it! Enough of this nonsense! Enough of these obscurities! Let us understand that! What is unfolding in the world? What do we need? We need Maoism to be embodied, and it is being embodied, and by generating Communist Parties to drive and lead this new great wave of the World Proletarian Revolution that is coming", "Today there is one reality; the same contenders of the First and Second World War are preparing a new Third World War. We should know this and we, as the children of an oppressed nation, are part of the booty. We cannot consent to this! Enough imperialist exploitation! We must finish with them! We are of the third world and the third world is the base of the World Proletarian Revolution, with one condition, that the Communist Parties brandish and lead! That is what we must do! . . ." We emphasize the importance of the oppressed nations that are the base of the World Proletarian Revolution and the immediate necessity of generating Maoist Communist parties that develop people’s war, in order to correspondingly unfold the new great wave of the world revolution and to impose Maoism as the command and guide.

At the world level we confront a sinister general counterrevolutionary offensive commanded by imperialism, principally Yankee imperialism. Reaction and revisionism seek to sweep away everything that revolution implies, but revolution is and shall be the principal historical and political tendency. The tune about the false peace that Yankee imperialism sings, seeks to lull the consciousness of the masses to sleep in order to impose their hegemony as the primary global superpower. The peace that they offer is the peace of bayonets, the peace of the cemetery, and we must understand that there are four things--Socialism, the dictatorship of the proletariat, the Party and Marxism-Leninism-Maoism--that they attack in a systematic, cunning and sinister way. They negate Socialism, they attack the proletarian dictatorship, they negate the necessity of the Party and they proclaim the obsolescence of Marxism.

On these topics we start from what our Great Leadership established in the Third Plenum:


On Socialism: ". . . There were 5 five-year plans, 25 years, with a world war in which the Soviet Union had 25 million dead and had to apply a scorched-earth policy. The drive and conditions created in those times allowed a forceful advance and development until the 1960s, and the drove of revisionists could not contain the continuing expression of such a powerful force, the momentum and vigor of the forms generated by the new system. The five-year plan from 1961-1965 gave priority to the economic bases; the plan from 1966-1970 and from 1971-1975 are for economic bases. The first five-year plan gave priority to heavy industry, and Chairman Mao said that Stalin did not know how to handle the system of production well, he distorted it and did not allow it to walk on two feet—agriculture and industry. Despite the errors committed, the momentum of the power of these new social relations created a complete revolution and determined the bases of economic development that satisfied the need of millions and made [Text missing from original—Trans.] What system did anything similar? The United States? This country had an umbilical chord to England, which was already bourgeois; upon reaching the USA there was no feudal base to bother them. How many centuries did they need? A long task of centuries, 350 years, which cannot be separated from England. In 30 years, were they able to make a motherland like the USSR? Were they able to overcome hunger like in China? Who can boast of this? No one . . . ." Thus what happened in the USSR was the bankruptcy of revisionism, and revisionism is the vanguard of restoration, not ". . . the collapse of the Soviet Union . . ." as some state. Socialism did not fail, rather it was the abandonment of Socialism to adjust themselves to the old imperialist world; there they disintegrated their system to be part of the world imperialist order.


On the dictatorship of the proletariat: "They call it totalitarian: We should see what Chairman Mao said in On the People’s Democratic Dictatorship, see who benefits the most—the people and the class. Let us sweep away trifles of totalitarianism, the old tales they use to confuse us. Let us see the benefits, and advantages the people got. What do the reactionaries give? Or the bourgeoisie? . . ."


On the Party: "They proclaim non-partisanship, aiming to dissolve the politics of the working class and the proletariat, and seek only bourgeois politics . . . ." They dream of the class without its vanguard, without its highest state, without its scientific ideology–dreams that turn into nightmares.


On the question of Marxism: ". . . The bourgeoisie are so decrepit that they do not attack it directly, rather they return to ideas from two centuries ago, revindicating ultra-reactionary persons, ass-kissers like de Tocqueville, a rose-tinted version of the North American bourgeois dictatorship. This is a complete amusement; they say Marxism is obsolete and doesn’t work, but they don’t attack it openly. When have they found a basis for this? No one has ever proven the obsolescence of Marxism. They have boasted about it, mere apprentices and quacks like Dühring and a pack of plunderers of Marxism. In synthesis, we must defend Marxism, Socialism, the dictatorship of the proletariat and the Party, seeing the great things they have generated, whose interests they served, and counterpoise them to the interests served by capitalism, imperialism, the bourgeois dictatorship and the ridiculous petty parties. We are not living in ambiguous times. For the revolution to advance, it requires struggles with violence for great ruptures. Chairman Mao said, ‘Only a great chaos can generate a new order’. We have had insufficient chaos, we must generate more, do it at the level of ideas; moving ideas is vital to shape public opinion; without this we cannot conquer power . . . ."

Thus the COMMUNIST PARTY OF PERU calls for taking up the speech as a combat weapon; applying the all-powerful Gonzalo Thought to resolve the new problems (Third Plenum), that is the guarantee of victory until Communism; and defending the life and physical integrity of our Great Leadership with People’s War. And we must celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution with actions that shake-up the rotten imperialist order, in order to enthrone our scientific, proletarian ideology among the masses.



September, 1999

Central Committee
Communist Party of Peru




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