Communist Party of the United States of America

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The Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) is a communist party in the United States currently under a reformist and opportunist leadership.[1][2] It was established in 1919 after a split from the Socialist Party of America.

Joe Sims, which is the current national chairman, published a visibly opportunist distortion of Marxism's core tenets in 2008.[3]

References

  1. “The CPUSA has long said the transition to US socialism will be much more prolonged and complex. [...] Just like the socialist society we envision - peaceful, humane and democratic – so too must be the path as it will shape every aspect of the new society.

    [...]

    Marx and Engels foresaw the possibility of peaceful transition particularly under conditions of the democratic or bourgeois republic. [...] Even Lenin initially thought a peaceful transition to workers' and peasants' power in Russia would be possible as a result of the crisis brought on by WWI, but the armed intervention of western imperialist powers changed the course of history.”

    John Bachtell, chairman of PCUSA until 2019 (2014-06-23). "Elections, the state, reform and revolution" Political Affairs.

  2. “Non-violent peaceful resistance is a very important form of struggle.

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    It will be what we call a democratic path. One that utilizes the electoral arena but also other democratic venues where we’re constantly trying to expand our right”

    John Bachtell, chairman of CPUSA until 2019 (2018-04-25). "Marxism a vibrant philosophical outlook, says CPUSA leader" CPUSA Blog.

  3. “[Dictatorship of the proletariat is] probably the worst phrase uttered by a political theorist ever. Who wants to live in a dictatorship? Even if I agreed with it conceptually, (which I don't), the Machiavellian in me has enough sense not to repeat it. Indefensible. And by the way, working-class “hegemony” (whatever the hell that means, sorry Gramsicans), aint much better.”

    Joe Sims (2008-08-05). "Ten worst and best ideas of Marxism" Political Affairs.