Obsession over purity (especially in the form of "anti-revisionism") is the single worst thing to happen to socialism. Ever since the Soviet Union rose up, the left has been plagued by thinly-veiled idealists hopped up on "ideological purity" constantly undermining the socialist cause.
>"Got cucked out of the party leadership? Whelp, better go run off to Mexico and split the entire global communist movement in half, wasting an absurd amount of resources."
>"Soviets being a bit too controlling over me? Whelp, I'll just team up with Egypt and India instead, certainly they'll stand by me instead of letting me fall to liberal drone-strikes!"
>"Khrushchev is too liberal? Whelp, better go split the communist movement in half, and build a policy of supporting America, Pol Pot, and the Mujahideen!"
>"The Soviets invaded wholesome Czechoslovakia? Waaaaah, I'm gonna break off all ties to them and become little more than Labor Party confidence-suppliers."
>"The nation I joined with in breaking against the USSR has just turned revisionist as well? Whelp, even if it will essentially leave me helpless, fuck it, I'm gonna diplomatically isolate myself and put the future of my people in jeopardy just so my ideology remains untainted."
>"The peasants and trade unions don't follow my exact form of Marxism? Guess I'd better go slaughter them so I have no allies in the face of the American-backed government."
And so on.
Every time the left decides that theoretical purity matters more than actual pragmatic success, the global proletariat suffers immensely. Just look at Mao: even if he happened to have the better theory, and even if Khrushchev sucked, you still shouldn't throw an autistic bitch-fit and split the entire global communist movement in half. That's obviously terrible realpolitik, and as we saw in China's pro-US policy, led to communists killing each other to the joy of capitalism worldwide. Idc if Mao's grievances were valid, you just don't fuck over your nominal ally cuz "muh revisionism". Keep in mind, too, that these ideological splits have a real, human cost, with millions
(probably billions at this point) dying because you fucks cared more about fitting Marx's ideal vision than actually implementing a successful socialist government. Just imagine what the world would be like now, if we didn't have these autistic splitters wasting resources and dividing global socialism. The Soviet system could have stretched from Dalmatia to Hong Kong, from Lima to Tirana, but no, fuck having a far greater supply of resources and manpower, let's all fight each other because Moscow doesn't "have the correct line". And now look, you guys got your wish, you got to have your special little internationales and splits, and in return, we saw communism weak and divided in the face of capitalism and imperialism, and now we live in a neoliberal hellscape. I hope your theory-obsession was worth it.
The worst part is that you fucks still haven't learned, even as we already saw socialism get massacred. Even now, when we see an anti-imperial struggle in Bolivia or Syria, you still see tons of leftists be like "Stop defending reactionaries, they're not socialist." Well guess what, we had socialist states to defend at one point, but your ideologically-pure predecessors let those states fail, so now you've gotta live in a world where reactionary anti-imperialism is the best we've got. And even still, you see tons of people, even on here, entirely abandon AES. "They still have commodity production!" "China has corporate investments!" "Vietnam uses markets!" Ok, and? Do you retards still not realize that letting imperfect socialism (or even just capitalist anti-imperialism) fall is just going to continue to bolster capitalism? Are you really going to let billions of people suffer just because it's not your "based Marxist-Leninist-Maoist-Hoxhaist-Gonzaloist paradise"? Do you ideological purists really never learn from history? Don't you think it's telling that even China, the chief champion of anti-revisionism at one point in time, has since changed its mind and mended its differences with states like Laos and Cuba?
I'm not saying we can't have standards, nobody's asking you to defend ISIS or anything, but if we are to survive, we need to set aside our theoretical slapfights and realize that a desperate pragmatism is the only way to survive against the most bleakly reactionary era since 1917.
tldr; Support AES as well as anti-imperialist reaction (yes, that includes China and Russia respectively). Of course a more pure socialism would be preferable, but you abstaining support from these nations is only going to help global capitalism. Just be glad that we still have socialist nations to defend, because if you guys let these nations fall too because they don't fit your litmus test of socialism, we won't have anymore socialist states (even "social-imperialist" states) for a LONG time.