Magnus de Armis: Chile’s lesson and the Socialist Party
Those articles were sent to me by the General Secretary of the Socialist Party, Magnus de Armis, in the beginning of June. Nick agreed with me that we should have translated and published them, however, because of the exams and working stages, I was only able to publish them now. They’re really worth a look, so enjoy!
We are all aware of the sad events that occurred during the leadership of Allende (eventually, check for something on Wikipedia).
The right-wing bourgeoisie, together with the army and the business class, successfully lead a bloody coup d’etat, with the sole aim to establish a fascist dictatorship at the service of the North-americans. I’m obviously talking of Pinochet.
Although Comrade Salvador was not very attached to the Soviet Union, – actually he usually had different positions than the Soviet republic – he was still tagged by the ultraconservative and reactionary press as a servant of Leonid Brezhnev (at the time General Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR) who would have turned Chile into a Russian missile base.
The lies didn’t receive much attention, but were added to a series of causes that lead in the end to the military mobilitation of Chile, elevated also by the USA, and apparently, in small doses, by the same Soviets.
What does this teach to us?
The example of Chile tells us that, even in the most limpid democracy, there will always be movements that are ready to fervidly oppose a Communist, or even Socialist, government. That’s unfortunately a sad truth for all those who, like me, want to move legally inside a democracy like Italy.
We must remain cautious, evaluate step by step what we do and be ready to react in the best way to any form of aggression (look at, for instance, the assassination attempt to Comrade Palmiro Togliatti, former leader of the Italian Communist Party; it almost lead to a civil war).
Exempting from forming alliances, and creating yourself the reputation of being “puritan”, doesn’t really help making a good and reasonable militance. To be honest, it can also become counterproductive, since the public opinion and other political figures will get scared from even approaching and will maintain a rather suspicious behaviour.
I therefore think, because of the reasons I’ve written above, that a collaboration between the two largest political parties of a country, is not only convenient from a political point of view, but grants also a continuation to our ideological intent and an improvement for our micronation.
Now, it’s time to really present myself: my name’s Magnus de Armis. In Italy I’m registered with the name of Francesco R.U. In Florence, I’m the elected co-ordinator of Rifondazione Comunista (or “Communist Refoundation Party”).
Probably, at this time, you might ask yourself why a fervid Communist, is, in St.Charlie, the leader of the Socialist Party. Someone might eventually say that I was an opportunist and just adapted myself to the situation (since the Party was originally founded by the big woman herself, Fabiana Gallo della Loggia).
However I’m not here for writing what people think of me, but rather why I fight for a Socialist ideology in St.Charlie
Well, our federal republic is currently living a good life: there aren’t any oppressive regimes, press is free, its hundred-and-something citizens are generally active, the military is not a threat but a security and our political counterpart is fair (n.b NPSC).
Would there be the need of a violent revolution? Let’s not make confusion, I am not a pacifist but neither a warmonger; I just think it would be crazy to subvert such a socio-political situation like the one in St.Charlie.
Without even considering that who works in politics must always think of three major factors: its personal actions will have an effect on its career; you must always consider what’s going on; but mostly, that politics, in se, is the art of compromise, or else we speak of war, as Von Clausewitz used to say.
In short, our micronation doesn’t need any subversive (in the positive way) act for the better change. Rather, it needs people that dedicate a bit of their time, like Minister Lunam or Minister Schneider, that work a lot in St.Charlie’s bureaucracy and daily life.
That’s why, in our special case, a Socialist political structure adapts itself better than a Communist one.
Obviously, if things might precipitate (something that nor me nor the rest of the Party currently expects), we will not hesitate to defend the rights of the citizens, of the comrades, and of Socialism.