bourgeois state apparatus from top to bottom — parliamentary, judicial, military, bureaucratic, administratis c, municipal, etc.
In a similar vein, William Z. Foster, present chairman
of the CPUSA, has written in his book, Toward Soviet
Capitalist governments have nothing in common with proletarian governments "Mn the revolutionary struggle they
are smashed ami Soviet governments established ° * *"
M. J. Olgin, a former member of the central executive
committee of the CPUSA and an editor of the (Communist) Freiheit, stated succinctly in his book, Why Com-
"Utnism, the exact purpose of the Communists in entering
"gislative bodies. He said, "We go to the law-making
■Ostitutions, not to tinker them up for the benefit of the
capitalists, but to be a monkey wrench in their machinery ° » « »
rt, snown by experience in countries which are under
he heel of a Communist dictatorship, the Communists
O'splay the same implacable hostility toward all non-
Lomniunist parties and institutions. Thus, William Z.
oster's pledge in regard to what he envisages under the
juctatorship of the proletariat in the United States cannot
,*' lightly dismissed. In this work. Toward Soviet America,
Under tin- dictatorship all the capitalist parties - Republican, Democratic, Progressive, Socialist, etc. — will ho liquidated, the Communist Parts functioning alone as the Party
°t the toiling masses. Likewise, will be dissolved all other
or£anizations that an political props of tlie bourgeois rule,
'"eluding chambers of commerce, employers' associations,
rotary clubs, American Legion, Y.M.C.A., and such fraternal
I'"1' 's as the Masons, Odd Follows, Elks, Knights of Colimt-
'""•■ '-!<-. (p. 275).
The End Justifies the Means
""■ American political parties may clash over issues or
' 'he office. Nevertheless there is a certain code of ethics,
„. "yalty which is generally recognized and adhered to.
eOV mmunists have no such scruples. They believe that
lcs should be completely subordinated to the class
. 'SSle, that is to say to the Communist movement.
.,,"-cording to The Soviet Short Philosophical Dictionary.
^ °ral' is only that which facilitates the destruction of
n f world," which means our democratic world and
(<„ "'arl>' ,,u' United Slates. "Moral," according to this
caption, "is only that which strengthens the new Com-
Y)""st regime." Again, Lenin has said to Communist youth,
,i * morality is entirely subordinated to the interests of
^ class struggle."
serP('e'n(all\ this means that Communists consider them-
tll(.'S ),isf|fi<'d in violating any and every ethical code in
bee est °f what they consider a "higher" cause. Having
ref defeated by a legitimate majority vote they will
'L\ •'' (° r<-'C'ognize it and press their original contention.
t0 nnK "('en expelled from an organization, they will try
areteil('trate through other channels. Solemn agreements
" ""'in, merely scraps of paper.
Conformance to Pattern
t "al parlies as we know them vary in character from
"'st p° Stat(' ;lm' 'n,m country to country. The Commu
rj.(..'",v conforms strictly (o pattern with some slight
'""Ii-,'"1S for purposes of local camouflage. Those who
tli,, '""I the main outline and underlying principles of
Hi,. > "i one country or locality, who are familiar with
>' line from Communist publications, can readily
L. s Forum News, March, 1956
understand and follow the identical pattern of the party as
it appears everywhere, and even predict it.
It is impossible to understand the nature and activities
of the Communist Party, USA, without appreciating the
fact that it is primarily a revolutionary minority seeking to
perpetrate the overthrow of the nation by insurrectionary
means directed at the most sensitive and strategic strongholds of our government. In other words, the Communists
do not accept as final or decisive the verdict of the peaceful
ballot based upon majorities and public persuasion. They
rely rather upon forceful means beyond the purview of
our legal election machinery. This has been dealt with in
some detail in the House Committee on Un-American
Activities report on The Communist Party of the United
States as an Advocate of Overthrow of Government by
Force and Violence, and the report of the Senate Internal
Security Subcommittee giving "documentary proof that the
Communist Party, USA, teaches and advocates the overthrow and destruction of the United States government by
force and violence."
In his collected works. Russian edition, volume XIV,
part 2, page -270. Lenin formulated this strategic approach
in his thesis on insurrection, which has been emphasized
by Joseph Stalin, which reads in part as follows:
Accumulate a preponderance of forces at the decisive
place, at the decisive moment. ° * ° Try to take the enemy
In his Foundations of Leninism. Stalin presented the
same thought from a somewhat different angle when he
called upon the Communists —
to locate at any given moment that single link ill the chain of
events which if seized upon will enable us to control the
whole chain and prepare the ground for the achievement of
Given a highly interdependent civilization vulnerable to
physical dislocation at many points, given the tremendous
power of modern science at the disposal of subversive
forces and given the numerous frictions prevalent in any
democratic society, one can readily conceive the potentialities lor the creation of chaos inherent in a group which is
constantly probing for our weak spots and endeavoring to
capitalize upon them with the maximum destructive effect.
ORGANIZATION OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY, USA
Tlie basic organization of the Communist Party is the
club or branch. This may be based on a territorial limitation, for instance embracing a community or rural area, or
may he limited to employees of a large industrial plant
or of a single industry within a city or town. Each club is
controlled by an executive committee or bureau consisting
of the chief officers. A group of clubs or branches in a given
area is in turn controlled by a section committee. The next
higher body is the state committee or a district committee
Including two or mote slates, above which is the national
committee of ihe party, In recent days the party organization lias been subdivided into smaller conspiratorial groups.
A reading of the Communist Party constitution will not
disclose the structure ol the party as it actually functions.
Such documents ate drawn up for public consumption and
disguise and not for real practice. A conspiracy could not
well be expected to publish its code of procedure which