Georgi Dimitrov on Stalinism

“The social-democrat lackeys often call us “stalinists” and they think that in this way they insult the communists. But we are proud of this honorary appellation as we are proud of the appellation “leninists”. There is no greater honor for a revolutionary than being a true leninist, a true stalinist, a devoted disciple of Lenin and Stalin until the end. And there is no greater happiness for the communists than fighting under the guidance of Stalin for the triumph of the international proletariat’s just cause. Not everybody can be a stalinist. The honorary appellation “leninist-stalinist” has to be won through bolshevik struggle, persistence and unlimited devotion to the cause of the working class”

 – G. Dimitrov “Stalin and the international proletariat”, 1939.

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2 responses to “Georgi Dimitrov on Stalinism

  1. I don’t know if this is a real communist (ML and S) log or just for trust fund kids pseudo-revolutionaries who drink french coffee at fancy cafes. But it is time to get real.

    I am not afraid to declare: I am Marxist-Leninist. I am Stalinist. I am Marxist-Leninist-Stalinist. I uphold those amazing men. I will not apologize to the liberals. I will not backdown. I do not understand this focus on Hoxha. He was a good man. But surely Beria was more important in the real scheme of this. I think there is some misleading going on here. Hoxha may be a left fist, but Beria is the right fist that makes the knock out.

    • Peopleshammer,

      I have no idea what you’re getting at with this part:

      I don’t know if this is a real communist (ML and S) log or just for trust fund kids pseudo-revolutionaries who drink french coffee at fancy cafes.

      I assure you the Espresso Stalinist is a real Marxist-Leninist blog that follows the theoretical line of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin. The title is merely a humerous reference to the author’s love of coffee. It’s not meant as a reference to armchair revolutionaries, etc. I do agree with you on this part:

      I am not afraid to declare: I am Marxist-Leninist. I am Stalinist. I am Marxist-Leninist-Stalinist. I uphold those amazing men. I will not apologize to the liberals. I will not backdown.

      Bravo! That’s the attitude more communists should have. That is an attitude I share.

      But again, you confuse me here:

      I do not understand this focus on Hoxha. He was a good man. But surely Beria was more important in the real scheme of this. I think there is some misleading going on here. Hoxha may be a left fist, but Beria is the right fist that makes the knock out.

      I’m not sure what you’re suggesting here – that the ES focus more on Beria? If so, I’m open to any information you wish to share, and I’ll post it. That said, I would argue that Enver Hoxha contributed quite a bit more to the communist movement than you give him credit for. Beria may have been a good communist but being head of the NKVD is not the same as being the head official of a socialist state. Beria also didn’t release much theoretical work, unlike Hoxha. He had influence, yes, but not as much as Albania, as evidence by the numerous groups who were influenced by Albania’s line.

      Furthermore, I find this comment rather bizarre:

      I think there is some misleading going on here.

      What “misleading?” Who is doing it?

      ES

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