I'm the ex-LLCO guy who wrote those walls of text on the CPI (Maoist) and CPP-NPA which get shared around sometimes.
I've got a few questions - both regarding history and contemporary conditions which hopefully comrades here can help me with.
1. Regarding Cambodia, I've heard there is rising nostalgia for ANGKOR & the Khmer rouge around social-nationalist types. How significant is this nostalgia? Are we talking thousands of people, or handfuls of pety-bourgeois lefty intellectuals?
2. Are there any real socialist groups in modern Cambodia at all? If so, what is their internal/deep political position on the Khmer Rouge?
3. Regarding the Philippines, which faction is currently in control in the leadership since the Sisonites were sidelined & the Tiamzons went into exile? Are some of the more militant statements coming out of the party proof that Oris & gang have a greater deal of control or are they just a show of desperation? Also, is the current anti-china push proof that the Dengists have been sidelined or removed?
4. Why does the CPP-NPA-NDF continue to repeat the rumor that 70% of filipinos are supposedly peasants when that hasn't been true since the 1960's? ie, close to 60% of the population are now urban, 50% are employed in the service economy. In the past I've personally criticized Sison & Mid level NDF people on this, presented evidence to the contrary and I'm usually met with some kind of non-excuse or silence. Is there a strategic reason for promoting this myth or are the party just totally detached? I'm really confused as to why this is still going on.
5. To what degree were the various communists parties coordinating during the Vietnam war era? If Mao hadn't fucked around, how far did the red tsunami/domino strategy go geographically?
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