June 17, 2016

'Socialism is actual. We take this as granted and decisively slog through with a revolutionary awareness' Kemal Okuyan, First Secretary of the CC Communist Party of Turkey

'Socialism is actual. We take this as granted and decisively slog through with a revolutionary awareness'

The speech of Kemal Okuyan, First Secretary of the CC of KP, at the 10th Congress of the Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain, in Madrid.
http://www.kp.org.tr/en/aciklamalar/socialism-actual-we-take-granted-and-decisively-slog-through-revolutionary-awareness
Dear Comrades,
I salute you, your congress with my communist feelings on behalf of the Communist Party, Turkey. 
We share the same goal, principles and strategy. We are the Parties which believe; it is the perspective of the socialist revolution which makes a CP, communist. The struggle for peace, for democracy or for the human rights are not sufficient for describing the communists. Not because those are not important but because they all have a class content! 
The ones who think the struggle for socialism comes after the struggle for peace, for democracy and for freedom, leave the humanity to the hands of capitalism. We have reached the 21st century, we will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution, and there are still people who claim the time for socialism has not arrived yet, referring to Marxism. 
We reject this idea. Not because we are sectarians, dreamers or dogmatic. Just the opposite, we reject because we are determined to abolish capitalism, the dictatorship of the capital, with all our minds and productivity. Actually, the dogmatists are the ones who more than a hundred years repeat like a parrot that it is not the time for socialism. 
Socialism is actual. 
It is not saying the socialist revolution will happen tomorrow. We are not fools. We know the upcoming challenges. But we also realize the despair of the opponents. Capitalism has come to an economic, political and ideological deadlock. 
We take this as granted and decisively slog through with a revolutionary awareness for taking advantage of the opportunities we encounter.
You, in Spain, us, in Turkey.
Together...
Dear comrades, 
Our party is struggling in a very complicated region with hard economic, political and ideological conditions. The Kurdish question, the war at Syria, the imperialist invasion and interventions, religious separations, Islamisation… We would lose if we let all these bury down the reality of the classes, if we cannot prevent the working class to be divided. On the other hand, if we do not develop actual and innovative responses empowering the revolutionary goal of socialism against all these, we would lose again. 
As the comradely discussions here at this congress reveal, you, also have a complicated agenda affecting the struggle for socialism.The Marxism-Leninism has more than enough assets to handle being innovative and at the same time being principled.The struggle for socialism has not been commenced at sterilized conditions anywhere. The important thing is to be able to utilize this complexity for the interest of the socialist revolution.
Dear comrades, we believe and trust in the Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain .
Your path is our’s.
Long live Marxism Leninism!
Long live internationalism!
Long live the PCPE!

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