CAN CHINA AVOID THE FATE OF SOVIET RUSSIA?
By Bertill Haggman*
To answer this question, it is necessary to go back to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) initiated by the Communist International (Comintern) agent Grigori Voitinsky (1893 – 1953). He was secretary of the Far Eastern Bureau (FEB) of the Comintern. He later became the founder of Soviet sinology. Voitinsky operated from Irkutsk, Siberia. The bureau was founded the same year as the Soviets initiated what was called ”the united front from below,” meaning that ”enemy parties” should be subverted by infiltration,
The party was officially founded in Shanghai in 1921. Mao attended the founding as one of a small group of 57 delegates. Voitinsky operated from Irkutsk, Siberia.
The united front tactics of Comintern was used by Antifa in the United States in the runup to the election during 2020. The Comintern in 1933 directed the Soviet-led Communist Party USA to form the American League Against War and Fascism. That group was in turn patterned after Germany’s Antifascist Action – or Antifa – formed one year earlier in 1932.
CPUSA leader Manning Johnson testified to Congress in 1953 that the goal of the front group was never the abolishment of fascism, but rather “the subversion and subsequent overthrow of the United States.”
The U.S. National Security Council’s Robert O’Brien in 2020 described Antifa foot soldiers as “militant radicals who come into our cities and cross state lines.”
“They’re organized to use Molotov cocktails, fireworks and gas to burn down our cities, especially businesses in minority neighborhoods. It’s got to be stopped,” he said.
That China uses political warfare tactics of the now defunct CPSU does not bode well for the CCP. The question seems only to be when the party will follow CPSU on the ash heap of history.
The 1980s was a crucial decade for victory of the West in the Cold War. When President Ronald Reagan took over in 1980, the reduced defense spending had begun to threaten the security of the United States. President Reagan turned this around and spending increased from US $134 billion in 1980 to US $253 billion in 1985. The objective was to balance the Soviet buildup and thus give the United States strength at the negotiating table.
The Reagan Administration also reversed the trend of Soviet expansionism. The half‑hearted efforts in the field of containment resulted in Soviet expansionism in 1975 to 1980. The Soviet Union was actively seeking global hegemony and control on all continents.
The policy of containment had been abandoned in the 1970s and replaced by détente. Now the Reagan administration reversed the trend using a number of means.
The National Security Decision Directives (NSDDs) were important. A National Security Decision Directive was a formal written order directing senior advisers and departments on policy. President Reagan signed a large number of such directives during the period 1980 – 1988 but three of them are especially important for the victory in the Cold War.
One of them was NSDD 32. It did in short made clear that the United States would not accept Soviet domination of Eastern Europe.
The principal objectives were:
Support for underground movements in the Soviet dominated part of Europe. In detail it authorized aid for the Solidarity labor movement in Poland, the creation of clandestine Polish newspapers and broadcasting operations and cooperation with Vatican political initiatives in, for instance, Poland.
Intensification of psychological operations, particularly radio broadcasts such as Voice of America and Radio Free Europe.
Economic war against the regime in Moscow and attempts via diplomacy to weaken the heavy reliance of the East European regimes on Moscow were included.
The directive was signed in May, 1982.
It took around ten years to dismantle the CPSU. It may take somewhat longer to dismantle the CCP with its 90 million members.