The haunting specter of communism doesn’t hold the world at ransom any longer. The unholy alliance has all but gone global. We now stand at the conjuncture between a failing core and a slowly awakening revolutionary periphery. This is the beast that haunts the earth – the beast of the Third World. The call that was made at the dawn of decolonization, renewed and re-centered, towards a finalization of the unfinished, the leftover, the discarded project, namely accelerating the unification of the African continent under scientific socialism. What is to be done is known, how is to be done remains the fundamental task of these beautiful children of Africa. Towards these ends, a presentation of the facts of historical science and dropping, along the way, the weight of history.
A recognition of the productive forces as the makers of history and the usurpers of production as the destroyers of that historical trajectory in its transition to its logical conclusion of a fully developed productive base and force. That no history is possible without the material base of the people being conquered by the people for their own benefit. That for this to be a possibility, this onward advance of the people to sovereign wealth, it must be known who stunts this growth, who benefits from this stunting and who sleeps in a king-size bed whiles the surplus is stored far from the masses of our people. A class analysis reveals layers upon layers of betrayal of our people by their own and by the others — the old masters of our misery.
We know from scientific analysis that the comprador class is both interlocutor and beneficiary in this scheme to control the productive base of Africa so as to pick crumbs on the masters table after the old lady sings the last note. The enemy established so we know who to take out of the way to continue the progress of our people into eternity. That it is a constant in the ever-changing dynamic of mechanics of our oppression that there is a fabricated class of politicians, managers, intellectuals, religious leaders who make it their duty to rob and steal from our people. The advantage we have over them today is that they’re constantly warring amongst themselves. They have no loyalties towards each other but to only capital and big financial institutions. They must be exposed and destroyed.
That to destroy this parasitic class, we must become skilled at exposing the indoctrination with which they hold us captive to. All over the continent today we are told our biggest failure is the lack of democracy and human rights. We go along echoing these sentiments in an almost fatalistic style. We don’t dare question this thought-hegemony lest we are called enablers of dictators and tyrannical systems. But we failed to notice or to understand that every society, scientifically, is a dictatorship. But who’s dictatorship? Who's the one who controls the medium of ideas and ideologies? Who controls the national wealth? Which class in our society runs the show? An example: today in most of our villages we have a primitive feudal lordship over land. We are told and convinced by the feudal class that since their great grandfathers founded the village, they have been given the divine right to rule and administer the land and all that's in it. With this, many families have been dispossessed of their lands, but instead of raising up their voices and muscles in protest, they submit dutifully because this is the way it has been ordained. They fell victim to the dictatorship of ideas and hegemonies of the feudal lordship.
The control of ideas and the class rule of the elite and colonized intellectuals is a battlefront that must be won with a vigorous political education to expose their dictatorship and institute a new and vibrant dictatorship of the masses as a whole which is the only true democracy. The adventurism of this class of oppressors must also be exposed. How they use our people in protests and uprisings only so they can take over state power and continue to rob us. We have seen the hijacking of this sort all over Africa and the Third World, from Egypt to South Africa. The struggle must go back to the material needs of our people. Land, bread and water must occupy the front seat of this struggle and abstract bourgeois ideas about civility, morality and nonexistent rights thrown to the bin of history. These new ideas must be derived and rooted in the material, social, cultural, intellectual conditions that we find ourselves in today. It must also be an active combat against superstitions, magic and all such ideas that have impeded our growth in the era of scientific and technological advancement of the world.
We know we can only win this war with organization. With mass organizing of our people under the banner of a revolutionary democracy that is disciplined and urgent. Our organizing must be built upon consistent truth-telling and fact collection. We cannot act like the comprador class that only mobilizes for temporary gains. We must organize, show and prove the correctness of our line by building in real-life what society we want to see through discipline and distribution of collective resources in a cooperative model. We must constantly educate ourselves and apply that education in mass work. We must build schools that counter the indoctrination coming from the bourgeoisie. Study circles must be everywhere. We must also always be on the frontlines in winning immediate material benefits with the people, in the form of asking the neocolonial state to offer services that are needed everyday. But we must be careful not to be adventurist or lead our people into bloodbaths in the forms of riots or protests without a clear analysis and social investigation. Create no heroes or cults, organize eternally.
We affirm before the world that our friends are those who show solidarity with our struggle without trying to superimpose their ideas and theories upon us. That we don’t consider it solidarity if you’re more interested in telling us how to struggle and what ideas are more correct. That we consider that to be disrespect for our history and our final becoming. We declare the white working class today to be the foremost friends of capital, hence our enemy. We recognize in all of this the impotence of the Western Left in the great onslaught of imperialism in our lands. That they cannot orchestrate a revolution without the defeat of the neocolonial state and imperialism down in the global south. The White Western left, instead of asking what must be done with the comrades who are in the Third World, are more interested in little petty squabbles over the theories of dead philosophers, so they remain a sidekick of capitalism-imperialism — in their distraction and uselessness for the coming struggle. In sight of this, our solidarity doesn’t lie with them but with the colonized masses caught in the core of western capital. The so-called 'minorities' who are the only portent revolutionary class there today.
We honor those who came before us. Those who took the correct line in the struggle for the liberation of our people. We promise to finish that project by doing a careful study of the works they left behind and to pick what fits our time on a materialist dialectical understanding of those works. We pledge allegiance to no-one but the masses of our people and the righteous ancestors thereof. Our freedom will come in our unity and constant struggle for correct ideas and methods and our ever-righteous fight to defeat our enemies both home and abroad. To usher in the total unification of the African continent under scientific socialism giving birth to the African Nation that must be.