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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
:iconparty9999999: Commissar of Visual Arts
:iconfatal-nostalgia: Commissar of Environmental Affairs
:iconvelikorossiya: Commissar of the Treasury
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Communist Party of DeviantART Deputy Commissars
:iconace99129: Deputy Commissar of Visual Arts
: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
:iconbttlrp: Observer


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:iconknofear:Chief Editor
:iconthe-necromancer:Co-Founder, Columnist
:iconfatal-nostalgia:Co-Founder, Columnist
:icondeathlesslegends13:Former Chief Editor, Columnist
:iconkcammy:Columnist
:iconpopov89:Columnist

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:iconpkbchaz: Channel Producer

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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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:iconknofear:
KnoFear Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Student Writer
Absolutely! We encourage all whom are communist or are interested in radical-left ideology to join this group.
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:iconlemontea:
lemontea Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
As the founder of communism all those years ago, glad to see it's still going strong.
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:iconthe-necromancer:
The-Necromancer Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
Hey, good to hear from you!
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:iconlemontea:
lemontea Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
You as well! Hope you've been doing well?
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:iconthe-necromancer:
The-Necromancer Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
Well enough. Yourself?
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:iconknofear:
KnoFear Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Student Writer
We're glad to see you're still around as well! We'll keep things running happily and proudly for as long as we can.
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:iconlemontea:
lemontea Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
Sounds like a plan!
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:iconkeeganthehedgehog:
KeeganTheHedgehog Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
i will continue to respect this group despite being rejected. contact me when you guys are ready to allow autistic members.
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:iconknofear:
KnoFear Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Student Writer
You were denied membership on the basis of your claims of supporting the death penalty and animal rape on your profile. Rest assured that the CPDA does not discriminate on the basis of mental condition, nor do we discriminate on any other physical basis.
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:iconkeeganthehedgehog:
KeeganTheHedgehog Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
ok. thanks for clearing that up.
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SweatyAriadni Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Student Artist
Dear comrades, It's a Great Honor to be part in the most famous Communism Group in DA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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CRTAROT Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Professional Artist
Love the work here!
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theSovietpatriot12 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
Never forget what Americans did in the middle East to the civilians. During a battle they had dropped white phosforus onto the battle ground. It hit the civilians, they died horrible deaths burning slowly
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themutantlizard Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
The only way i see communism working is if everyone has a culture of deliberate poverty where wealth is considered shameful.
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