The New Wave (Western India) Blog is the internet mouthpiece of the New Wave group in Western India [ extending to Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa ] . We strive to build a revolutionary Bolshevik Leninist party committed to building a world revolutionary movement. We are uncompromisingly and irreconcilably pitted against the machinations of world imperialism and of the bureaucratic machinations of Stalinism and Maoism which we identify as our anti pope. Equally we are uncompromisingly committed in our adherence to the principled positions of Marxism and it’s most focused revolutionary expression in the form of Bolshevik Leninism or Trotskyism. As part of our greater national party building objectives we plan in building regional groups in major cities in the different states of India.
What is Bolshevism ? :
The history of the communist movement which began with Marx in the mid to late 19th century has seen both ups and downs in its momentum. The original revolutionary movement which began with Marx faced sabotage and ultimate failure at the hands of anarchism with the defeat of the Paris Commune in 1871 and the dissolution of the 1st international, the later momentum gained and built up by Engels in the form of the 2nd international ultimately failed with the capitulation of social democracy to social chauvinism and the happening of the 1st world war, whilst the 3rd international which was a bold attempt By Lenin and Trotsky at reviving the original revolutionary principled ideals enshrined with Marx and the 1st international, ultimately failed with the triumph of the bureaucracy in the soviet union under the leadership of Stalin. Recognizing the core crisis of humanity in the present epoch of capitalism, i.e the epoch of imperialism , Leon Trotsky forged the 4th international with the aim of reconciling this crisis which presents itself as the single biggest hurdle to a world revolutionary movement . The ideology which was forged by Trotsky in this principled struggle against imperialism and of the counter revolutionary mechanism of the Stalinist bureaucracy in the Soviet union was that of Bolshevik Leninism. In identifying ourselves as Bolshevik Leninists we identify ourselves with the principled positions of revolutionary Marxism having its roots with the struggle initiated by Marx in the 19th century. We are thus, committed to fighting imperialism uncompromisingly as well as being irreconcilably hostile to it’s double agents who occupy the position of counter revolutionary Stalinism and Maoism be it the bureaucracy that rules in the deformed workers states of the world today or the bureaucratic burden up0n the working class in capitalists countries showing itself through the various Stalinist and Maoist parties of the world including India’s very own CPI and CPI-ML.
Where we stand on the question of revolution in India :
The Indian situation today presents itself in an extreme and deadly dialectic of confrontation between its pre capitalist base in the countryside with it’s capitalist structure which seeks expansion at any cost. the result of this deadly dialectic has been one of civil wars, reaction and consistent dismantling and restraining of democratic space for agitation. We believe India today is on the path towards aggressive development as a budding imperialist nation in transition. This queer historic position of India we tend to characterize as sub-imperialist. The implications of this understanding is that such a state would find little interest in the general welfare of the people and consistently devote most of it’s energies in consolidating itself internally and expanding externally thus creating what can only be called an imperialist sphere of its own. In this however, India finds herself continuously surrounded by other established imperialist rivals. The consequence of this scheme of things is that India attains an uncanny desperation in maintaining the momentum of growth and thereby it’s competitive edge against its rivals. It is India’s development into a sub-imperialist power that fuels the present pattern of development which we are seeing today and its consequent reaction in the form of rural resistance. Outside of its borders India’s exploitative tendencies are seen best in its aggressive policies towards its neighboring countries and in particular Bangladesh and Afghanistan. In Bangladesh India is going ahead with the building of the TipaiMukh dam which threatens to destroy the lives of 50 million people in Bangladesh whilst in Afghanistan India is proving itself a worthy imperialistic partner in the war on terror building practically every inch of infrastructure in that country. In the long term this will only work towards securing an Indian stranglehold over the infant Afghan nation perhaps much like Nepal where India already exercises control over a substantial part of its banking. Thus, the tasks of the revolution in India would be aimed at the defeat of imperialist forces including and extending to the revolutionary defeat of its own imperialism. Nationalism in India as we understand it has long since run its course and the national bourgeois which was once the central force behind it is no longer a progressive force in the Indian socio-political landscape. Being imperialist it has already saturated itself of any ability to resolve the most urgent bourgeois democratic tasks which history has given it responsibility over. It thus falls on the forces of the proletariat to lead a social revolution to resolve these pending tasks. The most urgent of which constitute resolving the crisis of the countryside and the question of the land. The question of the abolition of the caste system as well as the completion of national liberation in the revolutionary unification of the sub continent remains unresolved and festers. The revolution in India would seek to resolve these questions and accomplish the unfinished tasks of the bourgeois democratic revolution through the socialist revolution. India thus presents a strong case for Permanent revolution which sees the bourgeois democratic revolution growing over into the proletarian socialist revolution.
What is our understanding of the world situation? :
The present epoch of capitalism is the epoch of imperialism. The very same imperialism which Lenin dealt with as far back as 1916 i.e the ultimate stage of capitalism where productive capital and free enterprise is replaced by dead moribund finance capital and the rule of monopoly capital. It is an epoch of wars, reaction and most importantly, the transition to socialism . Despite the restraints and reactionary blot on all democratic endeavor of humanity, this is the one juncture of history where the means of production have been comprehensively socialized and all the needs of mankind are controlled and determined by mammoth monopoly corporations planning and determining the needs of production and consumption on a world scale. This reality of imperialism deduced as far back as 1916 hold more truth today than ever before. However, massive changes may have occurred on the surface of the world imperialist landscape they in no way alter the fundamental dynamics of imperialism moving below the surface. The truth of transition to socialism stands equally true with the emergence of new deformed workers states throughout the 20th century and their continued resilience in the face of imperialist pressure. Broadly speaking, the objective conditions for a world revolution today exist, however the one great hurdle which stands in the way of the massive global overturn of capitalism is the acute crisis of leadership. This crisis of leadership is in now way a neither confined phenomenon nor abstract in its nature but contains a complex dynamic in itself that is rooted in the dialectical trajectory of class struggle itself. It will not end with the mere declaration of the creation of the world revolutionary Bolshevik Leninist party. Neither do we expect the crisis of leadership to end in India with the formation of the New Wave group. The ultimate proof of the resolution of the crisis will be in the field of revolution itself. And this revolution cannot be merely restricted to any national boundary. Nor can the Indian revolution be restrained to the national boundary of India but must extend internationally.
The World revolution:
The immediate objective of revolutionaries anywhere is the completion of national tasks under the aegis of the national revolution. However, the ultimate historic objective of the revolutionary communist movement remains the world revolution. In its completion lies the ultimate salvation of the world proletariat for it is with the world revolution that capitalism shall finally be abolished as the predominant mode of production in the world. The world revolution however will not indicate the ultimate achievement of the world proletariat in the establishment of a communist world order but establish the means by which humanity will be able to progress towards the future communist world. Thus, the one great hindrance towards the transition of humanity towards socialism and then Communism remains the pending the world revolution. Now the tasks of the world revolution are by no means little but magnanimous. The foremost necessity of the world revolution is the building of the revolutionary Bolshevik Leninist party . Our work has thus far been national in that it is organizationally limited to the national bounds of the Indian republic however, this is so only in form, in substance the work of the revolution in India is international. We adhere to the principled position laid down by Marx himself in the Communist Manifesto as far back as 1848 which we believe to hold good till date : “Though not in substance, yet in form, the struggle of the proletariat with the bourgeoisie is at first a national struggle.
The proletariat of each country must, of course, first of all settle matters with its own bourgeoisie.” Thus, the struggle of the proletariat being national only in form is in fact in substance international. The revolutionary long march of the Indian proletariat which may begin in India can only end with the revolution on a world scale!
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