Every Clubs Day, dozens of young people at Victoria, Auckland and Canterbury Universities sign up to the Workers Party.
You agree with the 5 basic platforms of the Party, pay your dollar and you’re an official revolutionary.
Most will go no further, but every year a tiny few become committed converts to the Maoist cause.
You meet Philip and Don and Daphna and Mark and Jared and Byron and Sam and Nick and….
You go along to Marxism 2003-4-5-6-or 7…
You march for peace in Iraq, you join in solidarity with “locked out” workers, you volunteer for UNITE, you go along to film evenings and you learn about the revolutions in India, Nepal and Philippines.
Speaking of India…
An historic merger has taken place between the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) [Peoples War] and the Maoist Communist Centre of India. Today they are the Communist Party of India (Maoist). The fusion took place on September 21 and is a result of a half decade of reunification work. Both organisations were the living continuation of the Naxalbari uprising which shook the Indian establishment during the 1960s, and has inspired the revolution in Nepal….
While some organisations took the road of peace with imperialism, the fused organisations continued to work with and mobilise masses of the peasantry in India against feudalist landlords and governments. The fused organisations had continued to accumulate arms and build people’s armies….
This fusion is exciting news for the international anti-imperialist movement and class fighters everywhere.
It’s all great fun isn’t it? You’re a rebel. you’re different, you’re liberating the third world.
Well your friends in India, “liberated” this man. They also liberated the people shown here. They’ve liberated thousands more living, breathing human beings. People with wives and daughters, husbands and sons, fathers and mothers.
It’s all just a bit of a lark really-until you see the bodies.
Your Party supports some of the cruellest murderers on the planet. Third world Maoism is one of the most barbaric and brutal movements ever to blight this world. From the Khmer Rouge, to Sendero Luminoso, to the Naxalites, the Communist Party of the Philippines and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)-they’re all dirty killers.
Is that what you signed up for when you paid your dollar?
Do you really want these guy’s crimes on your conscience?
Seems like fun now? How will it feel when you’re 40?