By Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
December 28, 2018
Through his mouthpiece Panelo, the tyrant Duterte claims that the revolutionary movement led by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is a failed rebellion. He does not understand how the protracted people’s war creates the conditions for the establishment and development of a comprehensive array of revolutionary forces against the ruling system.
He pretends not to know that the CPP-led armed revolution has already built the people’s democratic government, which is growing in strength in opposition to the reactionary government of big compradors, landlords and corrupt bureaucrat capitalists servile to US imperialism and other capitalist powers.
His attempt to ridicule the armed revolution is contradicted by his more frequent rant that the CPP and the New People’s Army (NPA) are the principal threats to the counterrevolutionary state and are his scapegoats and pretext for his scheme to establish a fascist dictatorship through martial law nationwide and charter change to a bogus kind of federalism.
The CPP has made great achievements in the field of ideology, politics and organization. It leads the millions of people who are in a comprehensive array of revolutionary forces, including the NPA, the National Democratic Front, the mass organizations and local organs of political power that constitute the people’s democratic government.
The photos of the New People’s Army in company or battalion formations in so many places all over the Philippines in celebration of the 50th CPP founding anniversary prove beyond doubt that the NPA is a vibrant and growing force.
They prove the utter falsity of Duterte’s claims that the NPA is being decimated by him and is on schedule to be completely destroyed before the current year ends or at the latest in the second quarter of next year.
Of all the revolutionary forces, the NPA is in the best position to take the most dramatic initiatives in the form of tactical offensives to further disprove the false claim that the armed revolution is already a failed rebellion. Whenever the NPA tactical offensives are successful, they resound on a national scale.
Duterte will soon be out of power in 2022 or sooner if the mass movement to oust him is successful. In any case, he shall be out of power and in disgrace but the CPP, the NPA, the revolutionary mass organizations and the people’s democratic movement will continue to thrive and gain further strength.###