Away with all Deadly Illusions and Vile Deceptions: Unite to Fight for a New World of Freedom
We were taught in school that Democracy refers to a “Government of the People; By the People and; For the People” , based on the “Rule of Law”. We were taught that in a Democracy, the people are ‘Sovereign’ and that this sovereignty is exercised by political representatives elected by the people through regular, free and fair elections. We were taught that Democracy requires a “Separation of Powers” between the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary to ensure that no one party, individual or family would usurp and monopolize State power. Finally, we were taught that Democracy has to be institutionally girded in a system of transparent accountability and respect for human and democratic rights. This is the political doctrine ( and ideology) that was injected into our veins through our mother’s milk and drummed into our minds by our political, educational, social and cultural institutions. Let us examine this political doctrine in the light of experience.
In the United States of Amerika, for example, former President, George Bush claimed that he had clear and irrefutable evidence that Saddam Hussein was in possession of weapons of mass destruction that threatened the very existence of the “Free World”, and that he had to be eliminated at all costs. The US Executive, Legislature and Judiciary gave sanction for a war against Iraq aimed at eliminating Saddam Hussein. The UN also rubber-stamped this policy. Now, it is proven beyond any shadow of doubt that this policy- and this war- was based on a barefaced lie. Saddam Hussein was finally executed by an international War Crimes Tribunal, and a puppet regime was put in place. It was reported that US sanctions contributed to the death of close upon half a million people, mostly children. The US war of aggression deliberately targeted social and economic infrastructure in a bombing spree of genocidal proportions, accounting for the killing, incineration and mutilation of millions of people. It continues its global war of aggression in Afghanistan and threatens to extend it to Iran and No. Korea. The US and its allies continue to support and legitimize the brutal, genocidal occupation of Palestine by the Zionist Sate of Israel. Let us not forget that it was the US that first used atomic bombs of mass destruction in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, even after Japan was ready to surrender, causing the killing, incineration and mutilation of hundreds of thousand innocent civilians. The current President Barrack Obama is spicing up this very same policy of imperialist genocidal aggression on a global scale in order to protect and expand the US empire, and preserve its global hegemony. Furthermore, Barrack Obama bailed out the parasitic financiers and racketeers of Wall St who had together swindled and ruined millions of homeowners in the US to the tune of trillions of dollars of the tax payers money, to keep the system of ‘democracy’ (read empire) afloat. He has followed George Bush, and all those before him, in faithfully enacting the most draconian-fascist legislature internally to legally suppress and violently repress the exploited workers and oppressed nations and masses of Amerika. All in the name of “democracy”, “patriotism”, “defending the Fatherland”, and “defending the “Free World”.
Here, in the Land of Lanka, the Miracle of Asia, the Mahinda Rajapakse Junta Regime (MRJR) remains accountable for war crimes and for gross, systematic and intensifying violations of human and democratic rights, including horrifying and abominable atrocities. It is reputed for astronomical crimes of corruption, abuse of power and aggrandizement. This process of erecting a pathological, megalomaniacal, dynastic dictatorship has now reached a crescendo in the act of impeaching and sacking the Chief Justice through a process of kangaroo justice, backed by the unleashing of state terrorist repression against any and all forms of opposition and resistance. This is while introducing even more draconian-fascist legislation to empower the Police- recognized as the most corrupt and murderous state institution- to torture and hound victims and instill state terror on the masses. This is while intensifying the military occupation and political subjugation of the Tamil Nation and subjecting all other nationalities to the absolute hegemony and domain of a Sinhala-Buddhist unitary State commanded by a crony-mafia, narco-Capitalist Comprador dynastic Regime. This is all in the service of greasing the neo-liberal imperialist agenda. And, as in the US, this drive towards entrenching a neo-fascist-terrorist dictatorship is justified in the name of Democracy, Patriotism and Defending the Motherland! The imperialist and reactionary regional powers are all partners in the game of perpetuating this vile deception aimed at preserving the system of world imperialism, while jockeying for strategic advantage against rival imperialist powers and blocs. So, don’t place your faith in the UNHRC to deliver justice.
As Lenin so powerfully analysed, whatever its outward form, bourgeois democracy is but an illusory veil that covers up the naked-terrorist dictatorship of the Bourgeoisie. Given all this living experience, the effort by some people (progressive and reactionary) to somehow defend the system with the hope of reforming it, participates in giving life to this vile deception, leading the masses astray, and derailing the revolution. All those who would dismiss my argument as “Marxist drivel” would have to check their own conscience. They would only display their own pathetic and self-serving intellectual bankruptcy and moral degeneracy. What is the historical anti-thesis, the dialectical necessity to all this unending horror and madness except to dream and fight for a whole new world order, free of all social relations of domination, exploitation and oppression and WAR? That is the path of the future, the path of universal freedom, towards the emancipation of humankind from the chains of ignorance and slavery, based on private property .
This gives expression to the dawning of Communism as illuminated by the immortal teachings and principles embodied in the science of revolution as developed by Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Mao. The international proletariat, in unity with all oppressed people of the world shall continue to mount and claim the stage of history through all the mortal dangers confronting humankind, building upon the historic achievements of the Paris Commune, the Great October Revolution and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution- and going beyond, to seize all historic opportunities opening up by the all-embracing, spiraling crisis of the system of world imperialism, to initiate a new wave and a new stage of Communist Revolution.
*Surendra Ajit Rupasinghe, Secretary, Ceylon Communist Party (Maoist)