1998 - Peruvian People! People of Alto Huallaga! The Communist Party of Peru Once Again Denounces the Genocidal Politics and the Sinister Persecution of the Prisoners of War and Their Families as Part of the Genocidal Politics of the Peruvian State
- "… Some think this is a great defeat. They are dreaming! We tell them to keep on dreaming. It is simply a bend, nothing more, a bend in the road! The road is long and we shall arrive. We shall triumph! You shall see it! You shall see it!"
- Chairman Gonzalo
LONG LIVE THE 18TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INVINCIBLE PEOPLE'S WAR!
On this new anniversary the Communist Party of Peru greets the Peruvian people, and in a very special manner greets the traditionally heroic and combative people of Alto Huallaga. The People's War has not been detained for an instant! It continues its inexorable march towards the conquest of power countrywide. Today more than ever, we reaffirm ourselves on the First Congress of the Party, a Marxist Congress, a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist, Gonzalo Thought Congress and on our Basis of Party Unity with its three elements: 1) Ideology, Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Gonzalo Thought, 2) the Programme and 3) the general political line and its center, the military line, approved in said Congress.
We continue to face a sinister, general counterrevolutionary offensive, not only in our country but on a world level, commanded by imperialism, principally Yankee imperialism. Reaction and revisionism wish to sweep away everything revolution implies, but revolution is and shall be the principal historical and political tendency. The rattle of the false peace agitated by Yankee imperialism seeks to lull the conscience of the masses to impose, at any cost, its hegemony as the primary world superpower. The peace they offer is the peace of bayonets, of the cemeteries, of slavery. Imperialism is a giant with feet of clay which will inevitably sink. Our people don't need imperialism and neither do the other peoples of the world. We reiterate today more than ever: struggle to put Maoism as the command and guide of the World Proletarian Revolution, build militarized Marxist-Leninist-Maoist communist parties so that the revolution advances and triumphs.
On the national political situation. Despite demagogy, lies and fraud, what is real and objective is that bureaucratic capitalism has no way out: They have only achieved temporary and partial betterment, to the exclusive benefit of a handful of national and foreign exploiters, this is the essence. But some fascists, acting like paid writers and hacks, pretend to coax and deceive the naive. With falsehoods they say: "The moments we are living in are becoming things of the past", "now the situation in the country has changed", "there is no longer poverty", "we will have a better tomorrow… we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel" and Fujimori and company say "terrorism is under control", "Shining Path is strategically defeated", "now there is political stability and security", "the country is pacified", "the economy is growing, now we have a stable economy", "pacification, consolidation and development", "we want a better country, a stable and peaceful country", etc., etc. They dream of entering into the new millenium without the Communist Party of Peru, without the People's War; all these lies and hoaxes have to be and shall be crushed.
The reality of the country is something else, the people know perfectly well that they suffer from hunger, poverty, unemployment, repression, genocide, the selling of the national sovereignty, agriculture remains in extreme prostration, etc. For these reasons these vociferations are false, like almost everything they say is false, because this government has made cynicism and lies a standard of their actions. For all these reasons we should reflect on and better understand the necessity of the People's War, the necessity of tearing down, of demolishing the old order and of building the People's Republic of Peru, to see it as a necessary consequence, as the only solution, the only way out.
Concretely, in what concerns our Party, a new brood of shameful partisans of a revisionist and capitulationist right opportunist line who are totally and completely negating the Basis of Party Unity has arisen. Nursed and sponsored by the armed forces and the puppet Fujimori, they have crowed from their rat-holes for the realization of a so-called Second Congress to revoke the first one, belching that there must be defined a "struggle" for a "Peace Accord" with the fascists, genocides and country-sellers, thus guaranteeing the dark hoaxes of "surrenders" and "repentance" and trafficking with the name of Chairman Gonzalo.
This is how our Party denounced this in March 1995. What goes against principles and international norms cannot be accepted. For that reason, we have repudiated and condemned those miserable traitors which have sold themselves for a plate of beans, having sought to injure the class and Party morale; but this they will never achieve. And this crude hoax failed, just as others have failed and the new hoax they are making today shall fail. Now they are saying that "they will present Chairman Gonzalo on the television channels so that the so-called `peace accords' and Comrade Feliciano and those who persist in the war `will be convinced and not doubt' the word of our Great Leader, … …because `peace' has become a historical necessity…". That is, if they present our Great Leader and he "substantiates it", are we going to stop the People's War? No, we are not going to cease the People's War. This should be made very clear, that behind all this is the dark hand of the sinister arch-reactionary brains of the CIA (North American Central Intelligence Agency) and the SIN, managed by the sinister and Machiavellian traitor to the motherland, Montesinos, by the fascist and genocidal armed forces with Hermoza at the head and the puppet Fujimori. It is these Cro-Magnons, these cave-dwelling madmen, who carry out these macabre practices of so-called "brainwashing", but this will not remain this way, the Party and the People's War shall make them explode in a thousand pieces. Thus, the hoaxes did not convince anyone, and the one they are preparing will be the same, because our people, today more conscious than yesterday, shall not allow themselves to be surprised or fooled.
They thought that with the arrest of our Great Leader, Chairman Gonzalo, and part of the Central Leadership, there was nothing we could do, and that they could annihilate us. For that reason, with the fatuous triumphalism which characterizes them, they have cried victory too soon. They even put a date on our demise, they said "in 1995 Shining Path will be defeated"; but the People's War continues and shall continue its unstoppable march. Now what do they say? "In 2000 Shining Path will be defeated." We shall see! They have dreamt and dream of annihilating the People's War, but despite difficulties and reverses it is maintained and advances, dismantling the dark campaigns and counter-subversive operations and combating the "low intensity warfare", destroying the hoax of "strategic defeat".
2. COUNTERREVOLUTIONARY WAR
Faced with the systematic campaign of psychological blackmail and the sinister policy of genocide by this fascist, genocidal and country-selling government, all led by Yankee imperialism itself, it is part of the psychological warfare and of the plan of further strengthening the counter-subversive war underway. It is principally the fascist armed forces which carry them out, managed by a clique headed up by Hermoza Ríos and advised by Montesinos, a vulgar CIA agent, expelled from the reactionary army for treason to the motherland, along with their police forces like SIN, DINCOTE, GEO, etc. Added to that are all that gang of traitors and "repentants" and informers of all sorts who help them.
What did they seek, and what do they seek today? Their immediate goals are the same as before, to sow confusion, pessimism and undermine the bond between the masses and the People's War. They seek division between the leaders and led, between commanders and combatants, between the PLA and the people; concretely, they seek to separate the guerrilla from the masses, they continue to slander and belittle with false imputations our Great Leader, Chairman Gonzalo. What do they say? "He is responsible for 25,000 deaths". But who killed them? They themselves, the fascist and genocidal armed forces, that clique headed by Hermoza and Fujimori. They slander our Party, our PLA, the New Power and the People's War. This merits more unmasking and the targeting of those who wretchedly and cunningly serve reaction and imperialism like vile mercenaries.
The Communist Party of Peru once again warns the fascist, genocidal and country-selling Fujimori, the cowardly armed forces, the ecclesiastical hierarchy, judges and bureaucrats who guarantee genocide and its big puppeteer imperialism, principally Yankee imperialism, that they must respond for the life and health of our Great Leader. On the contrary, if something happens to him, they shall pay with their lives and the lives of their kindred, no matter the cost. We demand respect for the rights that correspond to the prisoners of war, we demand the pronouncement by the international organizations _ as all the world has seen and heard how the International Red Cross has lent itself to the game of Yankee imperialism and of this fascist, genocidal and country-selling dictatorial regime _ when supposedly it falls to them to stay vigilant for the fulfillment of elementary conventions and judicial norms which reaction itself has established and claims to respect. As proof, one example: Until today Chairman Gonzalo has not been allowed a legal defense by his lawyers in his quality as a prisoner of war. Moreover, some have been vilely assassinated, others have been disappeared and last year others were incarcerated solely for having exercised the free application of the right to defense.
We denounce the sinister plan of annihilation underway of our Great Leader, of leaders, cadre and militants, combatants and masses who have remained firm and unbreakable as prisoners of war in persisting and following the path, the sole path of the People's War. Political prisoners and prisoners of war, primarily the latter, are condemned to fascist inhuman prisons of slow death, prisons like human freezers that are worse than the concentration camps of German fascism. We say to them that all they have done and continue to do, all the barbaric and savage genocide executed by sinister, criminals, butchers and military and police torturers shall not go unpunished.
Also, we sternly warn some of those in the Leoncio Prado province, for example Col. "Vargas", Captain "Ali", etc. Cease your psychological blackmail, your hounding and persecution of the families of communists and revolutionaries, playing the role of ridiculous witch doctors to pretend through their families to break them and make them yield so that they will abandon our ranks, betray and serve your dark plans of capture and annihilation. We know quite well where you and your families live. Let it be perfectly clear, our enemies can never be our "friends". The Party and the People's War shall crush and destroy you.
3. OVERCOME THE BEND IN THE ROAD, DEVELOPING THE PEOPLE'S WAR!
The plan "Overcome…" has successfully completed the planned objectives. We have begun to emerge from the bend in the road. The great culmination was powerfully successful. Emphasize that the "low intensity warfare" that the enemy applies was systematically combated and their operations and counter-subversive campaigns have been successively and simultaneously defeated. The advance is made in the midst of hard and tenacious struggle. And although the road is difficult and full of zigzags, we shall triumph, because we have an ideology which guides us, Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Gonzalo Thought, and the Communist Party of Peru which leads us. People's Committees and Support Bases exist which heroically maintain themselves and are the advanced trenches of support for the New State which is flourishing in our motherland. Today the Peoples' War is clearly resolving the overcoming of the bend in the road and its perspective is, drawing lessons from the errors made in the past, developing it more in order to conquer power countrywide.
LONG LIVE CHAIRMAN GONZALO, GREAT LEADER OF THE PARTY AND THE REVOLUTION!
LONG LIVE THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF PERU!
GLORY TO MARXISM-LENINISM-MAOISM, GONZALO THOUGHT!
THE PEOPLE'S WAR SHALL INEVITABLY TRIUMPH!
GLORY TO THE HEROIC PEOPLE OF ALTO HUALLAGA!
WE DEMAND THE JUST RIGHT TO VISITATION BY HIS RELATIVES AND THE DEFENSE AS A PRISONER OF WAR OF OUR GREAT LEADER CHAIRMAN GONZALO!
THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF PERU AND THE PERUVIAN PEOPLE DEMAND OF THIS FASCIST, GENOCIDAL AND COUNTRY-SELLING DICATORIAL REGIME OF FUJIMORI, THE PERSONAL PRESENTATION OF OUR GREAT LEADER CHAIRMAN GONZALO, ALIVE, BEFORE THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TELEVISED PRESS AND THAT HE MAKE A PUBLIC STATEMENT! FREEDOM FOR PRISONERS OF WAR!
FREEDOM FOR POLITICAL PRISONERS!
CRUSH THE CRUDE HOAXES OF A "SPLIT" IN SHINING PATH, OF "SURRENDER" AND "REPENTANCE"!
IMPLACABLY CRUSH THE HOAX OF "PACIFICATION AND DEVELOPMENT"!
LONG LIVE THE 18TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INVINCIBILITY OF THE PEOPLE'S WAR!