This is a Guest Post by Oscar Sherman
Not to be outdone by the SWP’s calls to abolish the police, the pariah-worshipping Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist) is organising a public meeting in London to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the ruling party of North Korea. According to the RCPBML website, the meeting promises to showcase the role of the Workers’ Party of Korea as the “leader and organiser of the victories of the Korean people” and to “strengthen the conviction of progressive forces” in their defence of North Korea.
To whet the appetite of the handful of MI5 operatives, retired librarians and teenage misfits who will attend this event, the RCPBML’s Workers’ Daily Internet Edition carries another bombastic article, literally hailing the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea itself, a state the RCPBML describes as “an inspiration to democratic people in all countries”. The article singles the DPRK out for particular praise for its “modern and innovative means of production, such as cokeless steel production and computer numerical controlled production in many industries”. The RCPBML makes no mention of the imminent hereditary transfer of power in North Korea from Kim Jong-il to his Swiss-educated son.
The RCPBML is an eccentric band of Stalinist dinosaurs founded in the 1970s by Hardial Bains, who travelled the world spawning bizarre hardline communist parties. The RCPBML took the Chinese side in the Sino-Soviet Split, but soon abandoned Beijing in favour of the more ideologically zealous Albania under Enver Hoxha. In recent years, it has developed a role for itself as the most delusional and fawningly obsequious supporter of North Korea on the far left in Britain.
Be there or be square on 5 October. 7pm. John Buckle Centre, 170 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 2LA.
Modern and innovative means of production: But clearly not when it comes to lightbulbs or electricity.