What are the perspectives of people here on the politics of the Communist Party of the Philippines and the National Democrats?

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Feb 14 2020 09:27
What are the perspectives of people here on the politics of the Communist Party of the Philippines and the National Democrats?

This site is obviously named libcom for libertarian communism, but I am still interested to hear the perspectives of other people on the politics of the National Democratic movement led by the Communist Party of the Philippines.

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Feb 26 2020 15:54

Well they were kindof on the periphery in the UK. I can't remember any discussion of them at all that wasn't online amongst the Maoist internet, and that was mostly focused on the CPPs military campaigns.

I remember another user of the site said that in the 80s there was a joke about the NPA being the "Nice People's Army" since unlike all the other maoist guerilla movements that didn't appear to be responsible for massacres. Then some news about how they did in fact murder people in their territory got out, and they just sort of faded.

I can't think of anything that dealt with the national democratic front much. The only things that come to mind is a youtube video, again about the guerilla army, and an anecdote I came across while looking up left wing homophobia that said the CPP movement had conducted same sex partnership ceremonies.

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Feb 27 2020 07:28

Hmm alright thanks. Yeah I know of those purges. I am uploading articles on the purges for libcom because the original sites went down.

Yeah they conduct gay weddings but for me that is a "so what?" kind of thing. If they murder their own comrades, what's the point of them officiating gay weddings? Really their authoritarian structure consumes their own committed communists.