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Central Committee of the CPDA

Communist Party of DeviantART
Central Executive Committee and Commissariats


:iconthe-necromancer: General Secretary of the CPDA
:iconknofear: Commissar of Theory and Ideology
:iconthe-laughing-rabbit:Commissar of External Affairs
VACANT DUE TO RESIGNATION Commissar of Internal Affairs
:iconrenjikuchiki1: Commissar of Literary Affairs
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:iconcomradenovember: Deputy Commissar of External Affairs
:iconkiev-45: Deputy Commissar of Theory and Ideology
:iconfrenzywolf: Deputy Commissar of External Affairs
:icondarkzaitzev: Deputy Commissar of Literary Affairs
:icondeathlesslegends13: Deputy Commissar of Literary Affairs
:iconrenegadeofpeace: Former Commissar, Observer
:icondomain-of-the-public: Former Commissar, Observer
:iconnurizin: Former Commissar, Observer
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Fulfilling the CPDA's One Year Plan. Details are provided here: communism.deviantart.com/journ…
To All CPDA Members,

In an attempt to stir discussion and creativity among our user base, I've decided to begin posting questions with some regularity so that we may see how we wish to approach certain issues. This will also allow all of us to hone our own ideas and thoughts surrounding our ideology(ies), as well as practice our writing/debating skills which are useful when conversing with those not in the group.

This brings us to the question at hand: should we refrain from criticizing Cuba? Among communists and socialists alike, modern Cuba is usually considered about the most left-wing state in existence. It is about as close to our goals as has been achieved in this day and age, although we have come closer to our dreams in the past (i.e. the Paris Commune, revolutionary Catalonia). As a result, we are quick to jump to Cuba's defense on the international scene, and we are normally in the right to do so given Cuba's tireless battles with imperialism from the 1959 Revolution to today.

However, what I wish to know is whether all of you think we should be open to criticizing Cuba. And I don't mean just among each other, I mean at all. We know that capitalists and imperialists are more than gleeful to latch onto any news piece which paints Cuba in even the faintest of negative lights, regardless of whether or not such stories are truthful or spun in nefarious ways. If we heap nothing but praise upon Cuba and its policies, we will have more than enough ammunition to counter such accusations while also gathering the interest of the common person at the same time. Our strength is in numbers, and thus the more followers we gain through such an approach would be highly beneficial.

And yet, doing this would be dishonest. Modern Cuba is not without its faults, and progress can certainly still be made (for example, Cuba does not currently allow for gay marriage/adoption). Cuba is a long way from communism, even if it is further along than most any other nation. But is it in our best interest to poke holes in our tidied balloon? If we are willing to criticize Cuba when doing so is honest and legitimate, we may simply be fueling the anti-communist flames, even if we learn lessons about the best way to move towards communism through such debate and criticism.

Lastly, we must ask ourselves if "bad press" really exists. Even if we do criticize Cuba, in doing so we may generate discussion and interest among the lay citizenry. Even when capitalists do this, it can stoke the watchful eyes and ears of the proletariat. But if bad press does exist for sure, then criticizing Cuba is playing into the hands of our rivals in the great ideological battle of history that we fight.

Feel free to leave your answer below.

Signed,
KnoFear
Commissar of Theory and Ideology
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:iconthemasterbutcher999:
TheMasterButcher999 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
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So this is apparently allowed on the DA forum... Not that my family weren't killed by communist but since when did it become Okay to talk about killing your opponents. If the Jews want to kill him will he not condemn it? 
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:iconbubbleheadkat:
BubbleHeadKat Featured By Owner Edited Jul 4, 2015  New Deviant
Is This group is a joke ?!Drawings about Comunism not a comunist group ?!
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:iconthe-necromancer:
The-Necromancer Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
Why would it be a joke?
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:iconfranziivonosterreich:
I have a question also for you, If religion according to Marx, was simply used to placate the masses, can you find an example of this? Can you explain why many of the "elites" themselves were religious? If, say Christianity was not founded as Christians believe by the followers of Christ, most of whom were poor, but by wealthy elites, is there any evidence for this? Could the Marxist instead be afraid of Religion because it acts in complete opposition to Marxism? Religion  is an anti-materialist belief, that this world is not all there is, that there is something greater than what is observed. This is completely incompatible with Marxism, a purely Materialist ideology.  Lastly, as an addition to my last post, a reminder that every single Marxist philosopher and revolutionary were part of the same class they claimed to oppose.
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:iconthe-necromancer:
The-Necromancer Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
The Marxist stance towards religion is not with it's founding, but what it has evolved into. One must also recall that during Marx and Engels time, religious institutions (namely the Roman Catholic Church) were synonymous with the State in many nations. Each nation that was a monarchy certainly had it's own official Church. Thus, from Marx and Engels view, the religious institutions worked hand-in-glove with the bourgeois State.

Now, as we have seen over the past 100 years or so, official religious sponsorship by governments has dwindled. It is, today, a fairly more secular world than in Marx and Engels day.

Bet that just sticks in your craw, doesn't it? Or are you OK with a more secular stance by nations so long as they aren't run by Leftist governments?
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:iconfranziivonosterreich:
FranzIIvonOsterreich Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
There is a difference between religion and the actual faith. God, the Christian God is still in heaven, unchanged since the beginning of time. For Christian fundamentalists like me, as well as Catholics, the tenants of the faith are unchanging, Christianity doesn't and shouldn't evolve. Of course, the church changes with history, but the basic tenants must not waver or else it ceases to be Christianity.
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:iconthe-necromancer:
The-Necromancer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
Tell that to Martin Luther.

After all, his actions certainly changed not just the church, but how Christians thought of their faith and their God.
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:iconfranziivonosterreich:
You do realize that Marx woudl probably view the vast majority of his followers as the worst hypocrites of all time as they explicitly lied to and manipulated the masses to overthrow the existing order to instead replace it with theirs. The Russian Aristocracy was just replaced with Bolshevik, Bourgeois Russian and Jewish intellectuals (This is not anti-antisemitism, any simple search into the background of Marxist revolutionaries then and today will yield a very high proportion of ethnic Jews) who instead of using religion or ideology (which is a completely false claim anyways) to placate the masses, the communists by way of propagating the idea of revolution and hyper egalitarianism placated the masses into thinking their lives were getting better while in reality, their lives were gettign worse. Even now, you people are still sheep. Your Cultural Marxist (although calling them marxists is stupid as their beliefs have nothing to do with what Marx believed) feed you absurdities, they tell you of the patriarchal, white, hetero boogieman and you must fight them for equality, when in reality, they tell you these lies in order to make you follow them, to give them, the intellectual ELITE power. Anyone who truly begins to think for themselves will easily realize that modern Gender theory, 3rd wave feminism, cultural Marxism is complete and pure nonsense. Its own aim is to again replace the existing structure of society comprised of White Christian Males and families with a society of non gendered non white Atheists because those people will follow the Marxist professors and intellectuals. And instead of fighting inequality, you actually just create a reversal situation in which white, male Christians become second class citizens and "victims" are granted special rights and privileges. All under an elite of Marxist Intellectuals who want power and wealth, not equality.
The only reason Cultural Marxists exist is because one, economic application of MArxism has consistently ended in utter failure, and two because it sounds revolutionary so it appeals to young people.
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:iconthe-necromancer:
The-Necromancer Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
As opposed to the Monarchists, such as yourself, who would call for an elite based on who's family is the most influential or traditionally powerful?

Or, for that matter, the land owners?

Really, I can't even begin to describe why your position is so blatantly facile...
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:iconfranziivonosterreich:
FranzIIvonOsterreich Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
Well, elites will always rule a society. sorry but a utopian society of no class and no leaders is impossible and a delusion. And having powerful people running the society is not necessarily a bad thing. We want the most qualified, and best people to run the show. The issue is how to make sure we get the best possible people. With liberal democracy and libertarian capitalism, you get corporate giants who care only about money. With Left wing, liberal socialist states you have bureaucrats and intellectual demagogues who basically hate everyone.
why not instead have the people who are born into a long line of people in their position, being taught from an early age the rightful traditions, custom,s and ability to rule?
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:iconthe-necromancer:
The-Necromancer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
Most qualified?!

Ever hear of Carolos II of Spain?
Edward II of England? Or King John? Henry the VIII?!
Emperor Liu Shan of China?
The Roman Emperor Nero?

Yeah, the list goes on and on, really. Very confidence-inspiring inheritors of "divine right"...
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:iconbushido-wolf-97:
Bushido-Wolf-97 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder what kind of branch of Communism is the most common in this group.
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:iconrenjikuchiki1:
renjikuchiki1 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Student General Artist
And there is a strong contingent of Stalinists as well
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:iconknofear:
KnoFear Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Student Writer
Among members, most are usually Marxist-Leninist, although some degree of Maoism is usually fairly popular. 
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:iconbushido-wolf-97:
Bushido-Wolf-97 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does this group also provide place for people that are not as die-hard into communism, but more into socialism?
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