Dimitrovism

Some comrades have asked what it is that sets Dimitrovism apart from the various branches of Marxism-Leninism that exist today (Hoxhaism, Stalinism, Maoism, Juche [although I do not consider Maoism or Juche to be Marxist-Leninist in the least]), and etc…The simple answer is that Marxism-Leninism, as expounded by Georgi Dimitrov, is orthodox.

Orthodox?  No, not in the religious, dogmatic, sense.  It is orthodox only in the sense that it stays true to the actual teachings of Marx, Engels, and Lenin.  Comrade Dimitrov understood the need to embrace the Proletariat of every country.  He wrote passionately about the issues that were of concern to every working man and woman, and he did so in an unflinchingly internationalist way.

Marxism-Leninism is maore than a political philosophy.  It is a total, complete, world-outlook.  It can solve any problem, and it can answer any question – provided one is willing to put in the effort.  Effort is required to truly understand Marxism-Leninism, for it is not an easy path.  There is no room for those who might wish to rest upon their laurels.  Action is the key, and Comrade Dimitrov knew that a call to action could only be successful if it was answered by all Proletarians, everywhere.

I must confess that my coining and use of the term “Dimitrovism” was a bit of a conceit on my part (in the beginning).  As I stated before, I find it strange that Comrade Dimitrov is so overlooked in the world Communist movement, and I decided to do something, though it may be a small thing, to bring him some deserved recognition.

As I studied the works of Comrade Dimitrov, however, I noticed that he did, indeed, have a unique voice amongst the Communist theoreticians of the 20th Century.  His compassionate voice comes through clearly, despite the sometimes atrocious English translation of the Bulgarian State Publishing House.  He was a man that believed in Marxism-Leninism, and that belief comes through clearly with every word, on every page.

I can think of no one better, in this age of pseudo-Communists and Revisionist Communism, to represent true Marxism-Leninism.

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