NACAZAI talks about the alienation of the youth

(NACAZAI or the North American Committee against Zionism and Imperialism is a now despanded group, it had ties to the DPRK and was big in the early 2000’s. It also seemed to have ties to the Rural People’s Party as well, their site can be found on the Wayback Machine.

Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20090131143117/http://nacazai.org/ )

“Contrary to the psychobabble and socio-babble of the ‘social scientists’ who serve the globalist agenda, there is nothing normal and healthy about a ‘generational gap.’ In healthy societies there is solidarity among generations. Young people look up to their elders and are eager to learn from them. The middle-aged and elderly cherish young people and are eager to teach them. There are a few isolated pockets of the world where this kind of social health still exists (e.g. northern Korea), and it is a shocking contrast with the social alienation to which we have become accustomed. It has gone on so long in the USA that some of the early youth rebels are themselves elderly now. Those who wouldn’t trust anybody over 30 are now over 60.

The styles of music pushed on the younger generation by the Jew music industry keep changing and becoming more bizzare and decadent. Rock replaced Jazz. Punk replaced rock. Rap replaced punk. Greater levels of promotion of promiscuity became acceptable in film. The elderly were in turn sold the concept that they should isolate themselves from young people and establish ‘retirement communities’ from which young people are banned (such as Sun City here in Arizona.)

This social alienation did not develop spontaneously, nor can it be blamed entirely on some nefarious Jewish conspiracy (as much as Jews love encouraging it and helping it along). It developed from the internal contradictions within imperialism. European-American children of the early Cold War era grew up in an anomalous environment of prosperity coupled with fear. Unlike their parents and grandparents, they had not suffered the real hardship and poverty of the Great Depression, and they were also concious that most of the world’s people did not enjoy living standards as high as those they enjoyed. They also grew to understand that, although they ate well, they did so with a gun pointed at their heads. There was the constant threat of nuclear anihilation as a result of Cold War policies. There was the recent history of the Korean War, and the possibility of being subjected to actual war loomed with the start of the Vietnam War at a time when military conscription was accepted practice.

The authority figures and role models to which the young people looked for direction failed them. With few honorable exceptions, the teachers, parents, clergymen, and government officials told young people that they owed the government their obedience and ought to go fight the war in Vietnam and make no trouble about it. Naturally many yougn people couldn’t accept that they should fight over a country across the Pacific which had never been the territory of the USA and posed no threat to their homeland just for Cold War political interests. Many of them doubtless felt betrayed by the adults in authority who wanted them to submit to this imperialist war.

With solidarity among generations broken in this way, young people naturally searched for a sense of community elsewhere and a way to oppose the imperialist war and other injustices which they perceived were part of society. They were easy prey to ideological hucksters. Some were taught that the material prosperity of their society depended upon imperialist wars, and this notion was certainly reenforced by the adults who told them to be grateful for such a fine country and to willingly serve it. In reaction to this, many tried to drop out of society and into communes, accepting voluntary poverty. Some were sold on the idea that drugs were a form of liberation and ‘mind expansion.’ Many learned the hard way that drugs brought nothing but harm to them. Some were sold on the idea that the traditional family was itself a problem. After all, the adult members of those families had misled them towards war. They were told to experiment with ‘free love’ as an alternative family which really became sexual promiscuity. This cause futher alienation, as the next generation grew up without fathers or with unstable families.

The Vietnam War eventually ended, and so did conscription. Even the Cold War eventually ended. Despite the reduction in the threat to young people that had caused the social disruption and alienation, the damage once done tended to propagate (and, as earlier mentioned, was encouraged by those seeking to destroy the social fabric of European-American society). Apart from the disruption to the family unit caused by promiscuity, it was hard for parents to teach solidarity among generations to a new generation given the example they had set, even assuming they wanted to teach it. Diminishing living standards faced young people as the Cold War ended. Despite the growing wealth of society overall, it was going to the bourgeoisie. Working people could not expect to do as well as previous generations had done. The inability of a man to earn enough money to support a family naturally helped prevent stable family life, requiring two-income households and latchkey children.

Many of the old distractions remained. Drug use and promiscuity continued, though few people were still foolish enough to uphold them as social ideals, as was done in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Young people eager to improve society’s lot were given a number of new wrong answers. Some were and are being sold on the idea of anarchism. They were told that being white was something to be ashamed of at a time when solidarity among white people was necessary to resist imperialism. They were told they needed to engage in the vegan lifestyle and support all sorts of fetish causes giving lower-order animals “rights” that many human beings do not enjoy. Some were sold on all sorts of environmentalist hysteria into wasting time fighting imaginary hazards or hazards whose dangers were grossly exaggerated. Those who opposed imperialist wars in Iraq and Yugoslavia usually did so in a grotesque parody of the protests of the 1960s, promoting vulgar pacifism, not genuine anti-imperialism.

Imperialism’s most effective tactic is “divide and rule,” and if our people cannot show solidarity among generations, it will be all the harder for us to resist imperialism and globalism. To the elderly and my fellow middle-aged people, I say that we should try not to be alienated by our young people, however strange and decadent they may seem to us. It’s our duty to guide them towards the right path. We can’t do that by hiding from them in retirement communities or otherwise avoiding them, nor can we do it by harshly berating and bullying them rather than engaging in constructive criticism. We also need to include self-criticism in sharing our experiences and our knowledge. We don’t have to appear to be paragons of perfection. If we made mistakes when we were young, we should explain these to them so that they may learn from our mistakes and not repeat them.

To our young people, I say don’t regard us as alien beings with alien thought processes. We were young once, and we remember what it was like to be young. Don’t hesitate to talk to us. We have much to teach you, and you will find that we can sympathize with the problems you face. We’ve been there. Once you talk to us, you may be surprised to find that the nonsense you’ve been taught by the enemy is often simply a repackaged form of the rubbish we were taught and that we also sometimes fell for it. When we fight the enemy together, it is harder for the enemy to break us.”

(Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20081224234159/http://nacazai.org:80/WeaponsofMassDestraction/2.htm)

The beginning of Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount

“And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying:

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake

Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

Let your light shine so before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”

(Source: Book of Matthew, 5:2-18, KJV)

What a leader should be and how Kim Il Sung embodied that principle

President Trump is a very charismatic figure, he’s a person that I think people are drawn to because of the way he presents himself and the way he’s able to talk to regular people on their level and about the issues they find to be important. If he wasn’t the head of a party dominated by capitalist interests I think I’d feel for him a bit more, and when I forget that he’s now in charge of the U.S war machine I really want to like him, his confidence really draws you to his side. Maybe that’s why a lot of people who are socially awkward feel so strongly towards him, they wish they had his confidence.

In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea their first president Kim Il Sung is regarded as the father of their country, he is looked up to by the people there as their idea of what a leader should be. His son Kim Jong Il wrote an article called The Worker’s Party of Korea is the Party of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung, and in it he talked about some of the qualities of Kim Il Sung, I’d like to show you how they view their leader in the DPRK, and maybe contrast their leadership principle with the leadership principle some wish to ascribe with President Trump.

-Andross

 

“Under Comrade Kim Il Sung’s wise leadership, the Worker’s Party of Korea was established as a working class party of a new type and developed in the flames of struggle for half a century into a trained and seasoned veteran revolutionary party, an unconquerable party enjoyed the unqualified support and trust of the people.”

“The Worker’s Party of Korea is a glorious party, which under the leadership of the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung has paved a new road of building a revolutionary party in the age of independence.”

“Comrade Kim Il Sung made strenuous efforts from the early years of his revolutionary activity to found the party that would lead our revolution. With an unshakeable belief that the popular masses are the motive force of the revolution, he waged the revolutionary struggle of organizing these masses.”

“He also did the work of founding the Party, beginning with the laying of its basis in the grassroots, by going to the popular masses to train true communists from among them and forming grassroots Party organizations.”

“The ranks of the communists hard core were trained and toughened, true unity and cohesion were achieved in the revolutionary ranks centering around the leader, and the mass basis for the communist movement was solidly laid, through all manner of hardships in the do or die struggle.”

“Thanks to the solid organizational and ideological bases for founding the Party and the glorious revolutionary traditions, which were prepared during the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle, our Party was founded opportunely even in the complex circumstances after liberation.”

“The Juche idea is a new scientific world outlook that correctly reflects the popular masses desire for independence and the requirements of the times. It is a great idea that has brought about a historic change in the development of the revolutionary idea of the working class.”

“Comrade Kim Il Sung newly elucidated the fundamentals and basic principles of building a working class party and ways to implement them, and fully systematized the Juche oriented idea and theory of Party building.”

“The solidarity and strength of the party and all the success in party building depends on how the cadres and other members of the party are educated and bound together organizationally and ideologically and how the masses, the socio-class basis of the party, rally behind the party.”

“This force is an integral whole of the leader, the party and the masses. Only under the guidance of the party and the leader can the people hold their position as the driving force of revolution and play their role satisfactorily. In the driving force of revolution, the leader is the top brain and the center of unity, and the party is a political organization that materializes the leader’s idea and guidance.”

“Separated from the masses, the party cannot lead the revolution and construction to victory. The unbreakable unity of the leader, the party and the masses centering around the leader constitutes the solidest and most powerful revolutionary force, as well as a great force of the revolution and construction.”

“The working class party must be built up into the leader’s party, the political organization which realizes the leader’s idea and guidance, and must achieve inseparable unity with the masses. This is a basic requirement for the existence and development of the working class party and a fundamental principle that must be constantly maintained and carried forward in party building.”

“The working class party must be an ideological purity and organizational integrity, the entire party being dyed in its leader’s idea and moving as one under his unified leadership.”

“Under the leadership of Comrade Kim Il Sung, our Party has steadily intensified ideological education to equip all the Party members with the Juche idea, the revolutionary idea of the Party, and has conducted a powerful ideological struggle against flunkeyism, dogmatism, revisionism, factionalism and other unsound ideas.”

“A working class party with no organization or discipline will not only be unable to lead the revolution, but will itself be reduced to a lethargic, nominal existence.”

“By correctly embodying the principle of democratic centralism in Party building and its activity, Comrade Kim Il Sung firmly established the monolithic system of leadership and revolutionary and voluntary discipline within the Party.”

“Democracy means formulating the party’s line and policy by incorporating the will of the party members and giving full play to their voluntary enthusiasm and creativity in the struggle to implement them.”

“A working class party can be invincible only when it welds itself to the masses and enjoys the active support of the wide sections of the population. As a matter of principle, the demand of the working class represents the fundamental interest of the working masses, and the historic mission of the working class is to achieve social emancipation, not only for itself, but for all toiling people.”

“Ours is an era of independence, in which the popular masses have emerged as the masters of history.”

“Comrade Kim Il Sung set the line of building a mass party of the working people comprising workers, peasants and working intellectuals, and put this line into effect with success.”

“The process of building socialism is the process of transforming all members of society on the pattern of the working class, the process of assimilating all members of society to the working class.”

“Since national liberation through a bloody revolutionary war against the Japanese, our revolution has advanced through an unpreccedently complex situation and an arduous struggle. The division of the country by foreign forces, the Fatherland Liberation War against the invasion of the allied forces of imperialism, the ceaseless manoeuvers for aggression and sabotage by imperialism, the turbulent international situation and collapse of socialism in several countries.”

“Our socialism defends and ensures the independence for the popular masses and satisfies their demand for independence to the full. All the members of society exercise equal rights and independence in political, economic and cultural lives, and enjoy valuable and worth while lives free from all manner of social unrest and worry.”

“Our Party has consistently followed the policy of national reunification, a policy based on the three principles of independence, peaceful reunification, and great national unity.”

“If one believes in the people and relies on them one will always remain victorious; and if one is divorced from them and is forsaken by them, one will always fail- this is the concept of ‘The people are my God,’ the motto of respected Comrade Kim Il Sung, and this has become the basic starting point and supreme principle in all the activities of our Party.”

“Respected Comrade Kim Il Sung was the great leader of the people and their father. His ideology, leadership and virtue were based on love for, and trust in, the people. All his life he was among the people, shared joy and sorrow with them and devoted his all to them. He placed deep trust in the strength, wisdom and excellent qualities of our people and solved all problems by relying on them and by giving reign to their revolutionary zeal and creative force.”

“The line of Juche in ideology, independence in politics, self sufficiency in the economy and self reliance in defense, as advanced by Comrade Kim Il Sung, is a revolutionary line of independence run through with the principle of Juche and the spirit of independence.”

(Source: http://www.korea-dpr.info/lib/109.pdf )

What is Fascism? The beginning of a discussion about what it means to be a Fascist.

“The foundation of Fascism is the conception of the State, its character, its duty, and its aim. Fascism conceives of the State as an absolute, in comparison with which all individuals or groups are relative, only to be conceived of in their relation to the State. The conception of the Liberal State is not that of a directing force, guiding the play and development, both material and spiritual, of a collective body, but merely a force limited to the function of recording results: on the other hand, the Fascist State is itself conscious and has itself a will and a personality- thus it may be called the ‘ethnic’ State.”

(Source- What is Fascism by Benito Mussolini)

“There’s nothing more hypocritical than a well-fed citizen protesting against the working class idea of class struggle. You made it through the winter all snug and comfortable. Your very person is provocative of class struggle. What gives you the right to puff yourself up, all swelled with the pride of national responsibility, against the struggle of the working class? For almost 60 years, has the middle-class State really been anything other than an organized one-class State which out of compelling historical necessity, itself gave rise to the working class concept of class struggle? Didn’t you pay the price of this one-class State on November 9, 1918? And aren’t you at this very moment busily exploiting the people’s despair of the insanity of Marxism in order to re-establish the same old reactionary middle-class nonsense as before?”

(Source- 10 Questions for National Socialists by Dr. Joseph Goebbels)

“Are you monarchists or republicans?

Neither one nor the other. Because:

1.) The question of the organizational structure of a State is a very minor one today. A people wasting away under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles has other things to worry about than the question of monarchy versus republic.

2.) The people will be able to settle this question once and for all only when they have their liberty.

But in principle we say:

A good republic is better than a bad monarchy, and a good monarchy is better than a bad republic. Both forms of government have their merits and their disadvantages. Weighing them against each other is the concern of a people facing the rest of the world in liberty.”

(Source- 10 Questions for National Socialists by Dr. Joseph Goebbels)

“It is not enough to defeat Communism. We must also fight for the rights of the workers. They have a right to bread and a fight to honor, we must fight against the oligarchic parties, creating national workers organizations which can gain their rights within the framework of the state and not against the state.

We permit no one to try raising on Romanian soil another flag, save that of our national history. No matter how the workers’ class may be, we do not tolerate that it rise up against the country or that it make common cause with foreign movements outside our borders. No one will admit that for your bread you lay waste and band over into the bands of a foreign people of bankers and usurers, everything that for two millennia the sweat of a people of workers and brave ones has saved. Your rights, yes- but within the rights of your people.”

(Source- For my Legionaries by Corneliu Zelea Codreanu)

“I believe in the one and undivided Romanian State, from Dniester to the Tisa,. the holder of all Romanians and only of Romanians, lover of work, honor and in fear of God, concerned about the country and its people; giver of equal rights, both civil and political, to men and to women; protector of the family, paying its public servants. At that time we had not heard of Adolf Hitler and German National Socialism and workers on the basis of the number of children and the work performed, quality and quantity; and in a State, supporter of social harmony through minimizing of class differences; and in addition to salaries, nationalizing factories (the property of all workers) and distributing the land among all the ploughmen.”

(Source- For my Legionaries by Corneliu Zelea Codreanu)

“The Zionists declare interest in the Orient, yet energetically safeguard themselves against going to Palestine as pioneers of Europe. A leading writer even openly said that the Zionists would Fight alongside the ranks of the wakening Asiatic peoples. From the fire of all burning thorn bushes and from the nights of solitude only one cry resounds to them: Asia. Zionism, it is asserted, is only a partial idea of pan Asiaticism. At the same time a spiritual and political link passes over to the idea of Red Bolshevism. The Zionist, Holitscher, discovered the inner parallels between Moscow and Zion, while the Zionist, F. Kohn, declared that- from the patriarchs- a single line extends up to Karl Marx, to Rosa Luxembourg, and to all Jewish Bolsheviks who have served the cause of freedom.

This Zionism proclaims its wish to found a Jewish state. A desire may quite honorably exist among a few leaders for some final redemption to build a pyramid of life on the soil of the Jewish nation. Building such a state results in a vertical structure in deference and contrast to the horizontal layering of former existence. Regarded from the primordial aspect, this Jewish infection is alien to our national feeling and to the ideas of state of the European peoples.”

(Source- Myth of the Twentieth Century by Alfred Rosenberg)

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad explains MGTOW in a different way

“We cannot step through the earth, not by any means. The earth is approximately 8,000 miles in diameter, through it. Our legs don’t measure that. I’m only asking you not to be proud. We can’t reach the top of the mountains and we can’t step through the Earth, so why shouldn’t we be on the level of the earth? This is what has ruined the black man in North America, he’s taking steps after his slave master, wanting to be proud and act like a big boy. You cannot be a big boy, you were with him. He has the world and you have nothing.

We have men of all types and these men want to know if whether or not we have something above what they have or something equal, on which we can listen to each other. We don’t believe in criticism, because we all came from slave-parents. If we want to criticize each other, we have to go back and get a hold of the devil slave-master and see how many of us he raise higher than the other.

I love common language, I love to be equal with you. I don’t like raising myself above you just because I believe I know more than you-no. We don’t do that. I may have insulted you when I said what I said, but I am a man taught by God, lived with God for three years and a half and he taught me His wisdom. I know you didn’t hear all of this as I did. I know you did not see all of this which took place forty years ago, which I’m teaching you about today. I want to let you know that I am not proud over you, in the way that we say the enemies’ proudness comes to us. I’m not that kind of man. I am a little old man that just loves to talk with you and loves to see you in a better condition than you’re in. I love to make you acquainted with my God and your God with you. This is the kind of little fellow you see standing here. He doesn’t like showing off by any means.” –  The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

(Source: The Theology of Time: Secret of Time, p.138)

Stalin on “Forced ‘Democracy'”

“Some think that talk about democracy in the trade unions is mere declamation, a fashion, called forth by certain phenomena in internal Party life, that, in time, people will get tired of ‘chatter’ about democracy and everything will go on in the ‘old way.’

Others believe that democracy in the trade unions is, essentially, a concession, a forced concession, to the workers’ demands, that it is diplomacy rather than real, serious business.

Needless to say, both groups of comrades are profoundly mistaken. Democracy in the trade unions, i.e., what is usually called ‘normal methods of proletarian democracy in the unions,’ is the conscious democracy characteristics of mass working-class organizations, which presupposes consciousness of the necessity and utility of systematically employing methods of persuasion among the millions of workers organized in the trade unions. If that consciousness is absent, democracy becomes an empty sound.

While war was raging and danger stood at the gates, the appeals to ‘aid the front’ that were issued by our organizations met with a ready response from the workers, for the mortal danger we were in was only too palpable, for that danger had assumed a very concrete form evident to everyone in the shape of the armies of Kolchak, Yudenich, Denikin, Pilsudski and Wrangel, which were advancing and restoring the power of the landlords and capitalists. It was not difficult to rouse the masses at that time. But today, when the war danger has been overcome and the new, economic danger (economic ruin) is far from being so palpable to the masses, the broad masses cannot be roused merely by appeals. Of course, everybody feels the shortage of bread and textiles; but firstly, people do contrive to obtain both bread and textiles in one way or another and, consequently, the danger of a food and goods famine does not spur the masses to the same extent as the war danger did; secondly, nobody will assert that the masses are as conscious of the reality of the economic danger (shortage of locomotives and of machines for agriculture, for textile mills and iron and steel plants, shortage of equipment for electric power stations, and so forth) as they were of the war danger in the recent past.

To rouse the millions of the working class for the struggle against economic ruin it is necessary to heighten their initiative, conscienceless and independent activity; it is necessary by means of concrete facts to convince them that economic ruin is just as real and mortal a danger as the war danger was yesterday; it is necessary to draw millions of workers into the work of reviving industry through the medium of trade unions built on democratic lines. Only in this way is it possible to make the entire working class vitally interested in the struggle which the economic organizations are waging against economic ruin. If this is not gone, victory on the economic front cannot be achieved.

In short, conscious democracy, the method of proletarian democracy in the unions, is the only correct method for the industrial unions.

Forced ‘democracy’ has nothing in common with this democracy.”

(Source: http://ciml.250x.com/archive/5classics/english/stalin_trade_unions/stalin_trade_unions.html )

Mao talks to the PLO

“Japan had capitulated, and we were again forced to fight. There were two methods; you fight your way and I’ll fight my way. Whatever the military logic, it can be reduced simply to these two sentences. What is you fight your way? He seeks me out to fight, but cannot be found, thus ending abortively. What is I’ll fight my way? We concentrate a few army divisions and brigades, and eat him up.

Everything is divisible. Since imperialism is a thing, it also is divisible, and can be eliminated piece by piece. Chiang Kai-Shek’s 8 million man armed force is also a thing which can be eliminated piece by piece. This is known as smashing the enemy one by one which is the logic expounded in ancient books of Europe and China. it is very simple, and has no profound logic at all. Don’t read books, for who would ever bring a book to read when fighting? I would never read when fighting. Read less, for it won’t do any good to read a lot.

The battlefield is a school. I don’t oppose military academics. They can remain open, but the school term should not be too long. It would be too long if it lasted two or three years. A few months should suffice. No army, naval or air force academy can be all that outstanding.

There are certain modern sciences which require a longer time to learn, such as guided missles and atomic bombs which must be researched and manufactured. It does not take long to train soldiers in the use of weapons. One month is enough to train artillery troops. Several months or at most a year is enough to train drivers and aviators. The principle thing is to train on the battlefield. During peacetime, training should be conducted at night. During wartime, learn by fighting. Haven’t you said that you have read my articles? These things may not be very useful, but there are two principle lines: you fight your way and I’ll fight my way. Imperialists are most afraid of this method. If I can win, I will eat you up; if I cannot win, I will run away, making it impossible for you to find me. In the beginning, we used guerrilla warfare in both offensive and defensive operations. The basic method was guerrilla warfare. When we were fighting Chiang Kai-Shek, we moved from small battles to large battles. Later, we used 300,000 troops to wipe out his 500,000 troops. We used three fingers to bite off his five fingers. We were a minority, so how could we eat them? We did it piecemeal. The result is that we wallowed them.

There are some foreigners studying military science in China. I advise them to go back, and not to study too long. A few months will do. There is only lecturing in the classroom, which is of no use. After going back, it would be most useful to take part in fighting. Some logic requires little if any explanation. One should spend most of one’s time in his own country. Perhaps, there is no need to go abroad, and one will learn it all right. ”

(Source- http://www.bannedthought.net/China/Individuals/MaoZedong/Books/SelectedWorksOfMao-IX.pdf)

 

Maxim Gorky responds to a Monarchist

” I thank you, V.T., for your letter, and wish you everything that is good.

I read your letter, and thought to myself: what a pity it is that you are a Monarchist; it ill becomes you, a man with a strong will.

I cannot think otherwise, because I look upon monarchism as an error, and upon monarchism in Russia as a baneful error.

Why? First of all, because people recognize the supreme power of a single man, no different from one of themselves, and give him the sovereign right to dispose of their lives, their liberty or property, at his pleasure- it means that they efface themselves, their will and reason, and bury their talents, so to say. Secondly, by giving one man unrestricted freedom to dispose of lives of millions of men you create a kind of God on Earth who is infallible, and give this God, created by yourselves the power to pervert and to revoke the laws of God in Heaven, in Whose exist epee you have such a firm belief.

Here in Russia, for instance, God’s commandments: ‘Thou shalt not kill’ and ‘Thou shalt not steal,’ are struck out of life.

Why has the monarchial principle had such disastrous results in Russia especially?

You acknowledge yourself that the Russian ‘has not a strong will,’ and I agree with you that a strong will can only be acquired when there exists freedom of activity for man, coupled with definite aims for the future; we are deprived of the first condition, and in the majority of cases we do not recognize the necessity of the second condition.

When, some time ago, I tramped over nearly the whole of Russia in order to understand the spirit of my native people, tried to grasp its semi-pagan conceptions of God, its creative spirit as it is expressed in popular legends, songs, tales and proverbs, I witnessed the same thing everywhere: weakness of will, changeableness and instability of thought, the absence of definite aims and of real cares about the future, the regrettable inclination to ethereal day-dreaming and obscure philosophizing in the Eastern manner.

All these national traits are characteristic of persons of all strata of society, look carefully and you will see that Obolomoff is not only a type of Russian landowner, he is the general type of a Russian; amongst the merchants, muzhiks, or officials you will find as many lazy Oblomoffs as you like.

It is well known that ‘an apple never falls far from the tree,’ and you in vain accuse the educated classes of Russia of Nihilism, Anarchism, and other sins; the Russian muzhik had invented Anarchism before Bakunin’s time, and embraced Nihilism long before Pisareff; just look at the sect of ‘runners’ or ‘pilgrims”; think over their teachings. Also observe how the muzhiks build up religious sects, and compare their method of constructing with that of the Russian political parties; you will see at once that the spirit is the same in both cases. People set to work with enthusiasm, even fanaticism, but soon cool down, split up into small sects and groups; they have ridiculous disputes with each other, not over the substance of the matter but about mere words. If we examine the shortcomings of the Russian educated classes, we see that they are born of the flesh and blood of the Russian people, but if we look at their merits, then the educated classes, judged by their heroism and the amount of work they have done, constitute a phenomenon quite without parallel in the history of Europe; it is to them that you are indebted for not being looked upon as Asiatics.

Let us take, for instance, your organizations of ‘truly Russian men.’ The authorities give you complete freedom of action, but you are unable to form a Party with a clear and definitive programme; you have split up into several factions, you accuse each other of having stolen public monies. In Moscow your business is going from bad to worse; about 30 branches have been closed, and about 40 more are about to be shut down ‘for want of means.’

Your organizations are weak everywhere; they collapse, and will continue to collapse, because what else can you, Monarchists, do except to arrange ‘pogroms’? What do you trouble about the disorder that is crushing the Fatherland: ignorance, drunkenness, famine, and brutality all around, which are fostered by you in league with the Government? You are miserable people, badly educated, ignorant. You don’t know the history or the needs of the Russian people; you don’t know anything except that you want peace at any price! Generally speaking you are people with no wills; that is why the writer Leskoff, who was no revolutionary but simply a nationalist, called you ‘the Slav sweepings’ and ‘the native rubbish.’

You who look upon yourselves as ‘truly Russian men’ are that part of the people in whose veins there flows most Mongol blood, and you are saturated with Mongol and Eastern principles, inculcated in your brains by Mongols, and accentuated during centuries, of serfdom.

This slavish Mongol blood is still in your veins, and you should know that Russia is still a semi-Asiatic country because of your existence; that your ‘Russian soul’ is saturated with fatalism- the Eastern faith in the invincibleness of fate, your baneful lack of faith in the power of human will and reason, your Eastern passive submission to elemental forces.

You have praised me for my books. I am certain that you have read them without understanding them. I have always written, and do still write, that a passive attitude towards life is harmful, that we must take an active part in it; that we Russians philosophize a lot, and do it ineffectively; we work little and badly. I have written that we must struggle with what the East has grafted on us, and that we shall perish if we do not overcome it.

But, as you see, even the Mongols of Japan and China reorganize their life on an Aryan basis, by adopting the experience gained by Europe; but Russia, owing to the laziness and ignorance of people like you, and owing to the selfish activity of incapable users force (who are at the head) of the Government- Russia is left even behind the Mongols. This cannot fail to threaten us with grave calamities, for we live side by side with them, and over-populated China, having organized its affairs, will pounce on us to revenge those misfortunes and degradations to which it has been subjected by the policy of the Russian Government in the past.

‘We are al human and all equal,’ you write. Is that so?

In my opinion there is a marked difference between us and the Japanese; or have you forgotten how they defeated you? There is not less difference between us and the Germans, who will also soon defeat us, and who don’t know the disease typhus, which is; so common with us; they have forgotten about it because they live in cleanliness and not filth, and their peasantry do not starve., There is also a serious difference between us and the French, in whose debt we are up to our ears; but no doubt your Government will betray them at a time when they are pressed hard.

No; between Russia, as represented by you, and Europe then is a weighty difference; it is not a Russian capital that exploits the resources of France, England, and Germany, but the reverse the case; these three states are gradually grabbing the wealth of Russia in the Ural Mountains, on the Don, in Siberia, on the Caspian Sea and in the Caucasus.

And you, blinking with your blind eyes, talk nonsense and boast of the ‘broadness of the Russian soul,’ and gaze at the way, in which you are being robbed.

Leskoff once said:-

‘In fifty or a hundred years’ time we shall disgust everybody in such a manner that we shall have to face a European coalition. The Germans or a new set of Normans will come and conquer us.”

You Monarchists and ‘patriots,’ think of these words! The one that they predict seems not to be far off, if not already upon our heels.

A country which is all covered with blood and filth, where agents of the police kill Ministers, where thousands of people denounced by agents-provocateurs are sent to the gallows, to hard labour in the mines, or to prison; where in the prisons and police stations mediaeval tortures are resorted to, where a man is not worth a farthing, and thousands of people are slaughtered in a country where the suicides of youths have assumed the character of an epidemic, where little children playing at ‘court–martialing’ each other- this country naturally is quite capable of evoking the loathing of Europe, and even more serious feelings than loathing, for it might prove the hotbed of disease in the long run which could threaten all sane and healthy people.

Don’t you think that the impotence of Russia is pleasant and expedient for somebody, and that the moment will come when strong people who have no scruples will come and say to you:-

‘Well, fellows, enough of your unbecoming deeds! We are tired of them. In this wild state you are more dangerous to European civilization than China was at one time, and hence we will divide you in a brotherly manner as you once divided Poland; we will divide and take in hand your bringing up.’

They will divide you as they now divide Persia; they will also divide Turkey. It seems evident that strong and healthy peoples tend to divide up all those nations which lag behind the Aryan civilization, either being incapable, or not wishing, to adopt it, and thus impeding its normal development.

Let me ask you a few ‘patriotic’ questions:-

Why did your beloved heroes- Herschelman, Stakelberg, Rennenkampf, and others- their name is legion- fight so badly against the Japanese, and kill and mutilate the Russian people so well, so cruelly, and with so much zest?

Why does the majority of the Baltic German barons play the role of hired servants in Russian history, whose duty it is to hold the Russian by the throat?

You shout, Russia for the Russians! Down with the minor nationalities!

If you can bring about what this proud war-cry of yours implies- begin at once!

Let me point out a non-Russian family which is most harmful for Russia- a family which during centuries has cruelly bled our country, and has thrice in a hundred’ years led the country nearly to the brink of national catastrophes. I speak about the successors of Karl Ulrich, the Prince of Holstein, who ruled Russia under the name of Peter III., and his wife Sophia Augustova, Princess of Zerbst, who also reigned under the name Catherine II

Peter III. The ‘Russian Czar,’ without fear of offending his subjects, and speaking very bad Russian, styled himself ‘the faithful servant of the Prussian King,’ and knelt before his statue. He began his reign by returning to the Germans Berlin and all the German lands conquered by the soldiers of Elisabeth.

Catherine, having killed him and the Czar Ivan, gave the; Russian people into slavery to landowners thousands of Russian peasants fled across the frontier. She invited Germans to come, and settled them on the best lands of the Southern steppes and along the Volga. She called forth the terrible Pugatchoff insurrection.

Paul I and Alexander I led a struggle championing the old forms of the shattered, French monarchy; this struggle in the long run brought about the invasion of the French in 1812. This was, the first catastrophe, which ended rather favorably for the German Czars on the Russian throne, for the simple reason that the Russian muzhik and the soldier did not understand who was the real cause of the French invasion.

The patricide Alexander I, was a typical German as to his character and policy. How can we presume that there can be, a drop of Slav blood in the Russian Czars when generation after generation of them marry German women- Where are the proofs that the Russian people is near and interesting to them, and loved by them? Just consider. Why, in 1848, Russian soldiers defeated the Hungarians to please the Austrians? Who incited Russia to declare war on Turkey in 1878, just after the Turks had been granted a constitution which might have made them a strong and civilized people? As soon as any people wakes up and a struggle for new forms of life ensues, why does the Russian Government send its soldiers to strangle and kill nations striving after freedom and culture, as it does in Persia now?

Nicholas I flogged all your grandfathers, and led Russia to the second catastrophe- the Sebastopol debacle.

You have styled Nicholas II the ‘benefactor’; this is a mistake due to your ignorance- or more correctly, your hypocrisy and cynicism. In the eyes of all honest people of this world this man stands as the gloomiest, bloodiest and the most hypocritical phenomenon of the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries. He is a manufacturer of corpses, destroyer of life, something more terrible than the plague; he plays with the lives of the Russian people as a blind man at chess.

When the Governor of Ufa wrote in his report that 47 people had been killed while he was quelling a labor disturbance, Czar wrote on the margin of the report: ‘what a pity so few!’

I do not tell you fables- these are the Czar’s own words. There is more cruel and cold-blooded advice given by him to his servants, which has been written by him personally, and printed in a secret book called, ‘A Collection of the Most High Comments Written by His Majesty on the Reports of the Governors.’ It is published every year and sent to the provincial Governors for their ‘guidance.’ Find these books, read them, and you will see what your ‘benefactor’ is like.

‘One must always shoot; always shoot, general!’

On Bloody Sunday he enjoyed himself, for on this day the shooting was merciless, and at close range. No one could understand why the shooting went on. Thousands of people went to their ‘kind chief’ with a firm belief in his good heart- should people be killed far that?

He is a man quite indifferent as to the fate of Russia. When he battleship Petropablovsk went down, Makaroff perished; Nicholas II was told about it.

‘I know it already,’ replied your chief, and began to shoot crows through the window with a Monte Cristo gun. This is related by an adjutant of his.

Should I remind you about Lao-Yan Mukden, Tsushima- the third national catastrophe?

During the reign of Nicholas II as many Russians have perished as in all the wars of the nineteenth century. As a murderer he has become more notorious for his bloodthirstiness than the famous Abdul-Hamid, whose bloody fame your Czar has surpassed.

‘The cunning Byzantine,’ said a person closely connected with him, omitting to add:-

‘Who is cruel and indifferent to everything, except himself and his own life; let it always be sad, filled with the fear of death and remorse.’

‘But Russia continues to grow and expand,’ you will say.

You will see, no doubt, hour this question will be answered by a generation brought up in an atmosphere of ‘provocations,’ executions, suicides, robberies, thefts, under the influence and impression of such grandiose trials as the trails of the commissariat chiefs, the unearthing of the activities of the secret police; under the pressure of general cynicism, of Sadic, sickly cruelty. The new generation is growing up in an atmosphere which poisons one’s reason and conscience, and all this has been created by you.

But whatever you do, the revolution is inevitable, and the law of November 9, which you praise so much, will accelerate it.

It must be expected that the future revolution will not fail to strike down you- half-brutes- by its cruelty. There will be much in that revolution that is unhealthy, called forth from the depths of what is of the brute in man, for in the last five years you have done everything to make people lose all idea of the value of their own and other people’s lives; you have done everything to awaken the bestial element in man.

You seek ‘pacification,’ believing that it can be attained by imprisonment, hard labor, gallows; you have stored up a lot of anger in the country which will blow you to pieces.

And when the future revolution will have turned into a ‘Russian mutiny, merciless and pitiless,’ as Pushkin styled it; history will blame you for all these horrors, you who have lost your head from fear of being compelled to become Europeans. History will blame your half-witted, hypocritical Czar, suffering; from latent insanity, your Government which has lost every idea of right, honor, conscience and reason.

You are far from being terrible and strong men, as it seems to you, when you collect together in a crowd. No; you are miserable, half-sickly people, with the blood of Asiatics and slaves in your veins, poisoning Russia by rotting alive; and you are doomed to die out.

That Russia will live which has already renounced passive submission to another will and to the past, which will go to the West, accept its great experience, its forms of life, and which will live attentively following its work, revering its active Aryan culture which has set as its aim the unification of all mankind in one family.”

(Source: https://www.marxists.org/archive/gorky-maxim/misc/x004.htm )

 

 

“We must remember that Marx and Lenin didn’t organize the Black Panther Party. Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale did.” Eldridge Cleaver

On the subject of racism, Marxism-Leninism offers us very little assistance. In fact, there is much evidence that Marx and Engels  were themselves racists- just like their White brothers and sisters of their era, and just as many Marxist-Leninists of our own time are also racists.

Historically, Marxism-Leninism has been an outgrowth of European problems and it has been primarily preoccupied with finding solutions to European problems.

With the founding of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in 1948 and the People’s Republic of China in 1949, something new was injected into Marxism-Leninism, and it ceased to be just a narrow, exclusively European phenomenon. Comrade Kim Il Sung and Comrade Mao Tse-Tung applied classical principles of Marxism-Leninism to the conditions in their own countries and thereby made the ideology into something useful for their people. But they rejected that part of the analysis that was not beneficial to them and had only to do with the welfare of Europe.

Given the racist history of the United States, it is very difficult for Black people to comfortably call themselves Marxist-Leninists or anything else that takes its name from White people. It’s like praying to Jesus, a white man. We must emphasize the fact that Marx and Lenin didn’t invent Socialism. They only added their contributions, enriching the doctrine, just as many others did before them and after them. And we must remember that Marx and Lenin didn’t organize the Black Panther Party. Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale did.

Not until we reach Fanon do we find a major Marxist-Leninist theoretician who was primarily concerned about the problems of Black people, wherever they may be found. And even Fanon, in his published works, was primarily focused on Africa. It is only indirectly that his works are beneficial to Afro-Americans. It is just easier to relate to Fanon because he is clearly free of that racist bias that blocks our so much about the Black man in the hands of Whites who are primarily interested in themselves and the problems of their own people. But even thought we are able to relate heavily to Fanon, he has not given us the last word on applying the Marxist-Leninist analysis to our problems inside the United States. No one is going to do this for us because no one can. We have to do it ourselves, and until we do, we are going to be uptight.”

(Link to the full writing: https://www.freedomarchives.org/Documents/Finder/Black%20Liberation%20Disk/Black%20Power!/SugahData/Books/Cleaver.S.pdf )

“We have never politicized and don’t politicize economic cooperation”- President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov

Central Asia is an interesting part of the modern world, it is a region that has a lot of untapped resources and everyone is saying that Eurasianism is on the rise. While Eurasia certainly has the potential to rival Atlanticism it then has to be asked what would happen next after the west has been beaten in both economics and culture.

Turkmenistan is one nation that isn’t really talked about much, although it’s a part of the perceived Eurasian unit, it doesn’t seem to really want to be. Turkmenistan has an ideal of Permanent Neutrality that is engraved in it’s constitution. Military bases aren’t allowed on it’s soil, and it’s part of a lot of economic pacts while not really being a part of them (if that makes sense). The idea of being permanently neutral is fairly interesting, it kind of reminds me of how George Washington viewed international relations, having a relationship with other power but not being entangled with them. Perhaps we can learn something from them.

This selection comes from a speech made by the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. The link to which can be found below:

http://turkmenistan.ru/en/articles/14412.html

We hope you enjoy

-Andross


Permanent Neutrality Turkmenistan: Cooperation for Peace, Security and Progress

The Statement of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at the International Conference to mark the 15th anniversary of neutrality of Turkmenistan

Esteemed participants of conference,
Ladies and gentlemen, 

First of all, I would like to cordially welcome all of you and congratulate on the opening of the International Conference dedicated to the 15th anniversary of Turkmen neutrality. I express my gratitude to our foreign guests, representatives of governments, international organisations, experts, scientists, journalists, who have accepted the invitation to visit Turkmenistan. I consider the fact of such wide and representative participation as a mark of respect for our country, an evidence for the interest in its achievements, experience of international cooperation, a willingness to know better about today’s realities in Turkmenistan. We are always to have guests, and I am pleased to tell you “Welcome!”

During these days we are celebrating the great event – the 15th anniversary of international recognition of neutrality of Turkmenistan. Indeed, it is a significant and joyful date for our people, a landmark event in the history of the independent Turkmen state. However, it is also a good occasion to reflect on the way done over the years, draw conclusions, evaluate the present stage of development of Turkmenistan, map out prospects and priorities for the future. Today we are doing it with you – our friends and partners from al over the world. We are interested in and value your views and your evaluations.

Dear participants, 

Any country, which has taken the road of true independence, is forced to address a myriad of challenges in a very short period of time, to seek to have its place in new realities, respond to objective questions that the history puts to it.

Turkmenistan, which gained independence after the Soviet Union collapse and in toughest conditions of destruction of the entire post-war system of international relations, didn’t avoid it. Therefore, the challenge of choosing a foreign policy strategy became one of most crucial and most difficult for us then. What should it be, how should we build relationships with the international community, what principles should cooperation be based on? The fate of Turkmen statehood and sovereignty depends to a larger extent on the correctness of our choice. I am saying this without exaggeration, for history knows many examples when a wrong choice of foreign models led to the loss of independence of states, their involvement in the orbit of interests, which are very far from the true objectives of national development.

We have chosen a model called positive neutrality and formulated its fundamental principles: peacefulness, non-interference in the affairs of other nations, respect for their sovereignty and territorial integrity, non-participation in international military organisations and treaties. What dictated this choice? Of course, first and foremost, we were guided by national interests. The young Turkmen state wanted to live in peace and harmony with its neighbours, maintain friendly and equal relations with all countries, develop mutually beneficial economic, trade contacts with them. We firmly believed that only under these conditions peace and cohesion could be guaranteed to our people and economic and social development plans could be implemented.

We had no claims – neither historical nor territorial, or any other to none of states, and we made up our mind to start our way in international politics from scratch having lent the hand of friendship and cooperation to our neighbours and the world. Neutrality became the optimal model to implement these plans and goals, a form in which the content of the Turkmen foreign policy was built in most harmoniously and natural.

We started to pursue consistently the sovereign, neutral and at the same time active and constructive foreign policy. Therefore, it is not surprising that our efforts to secure neutrality of Turkmenistan as an international legal status met with benevolence and understanding all over the world.

At first, we received support from our neighbours in the region, then from the Non-Aligned Movement.

On 12 December 1995 the General Assembly of the United Nations unanimously adopted the Resolution on the Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan.

It is significant that 25 states co-sponsored it. Today, on the eve of our holiday I would like to express once again profound gratitude to the countries-co-sponsors of the Resolution, all members of the international community, international organisations, statesmen and politicians for providing support to Turkmenistan.

It was a wise, prudent decision. Time has shown its consistency with long-term goals of the United Nations, the interests of the progress of states and nations of the world in peace and security.

The subsequent events confirmed this clearly. Neutrality of Turkmenistan has become a weighty factor in international peacekeeping efforts in our region.

Let’s remember that it was in Ashgabat where a series of talks, which played a crucial role in achieving peace and reconciliation in Tajikistan, were held under the aegis of the UN. The capital of our neutral state became the venue for the negotiations on settlement of the Afghan conflict in the late 1990s. Turkmenistan turned into a reliable ally and useful partner of the United Nations in preserving and maintaining political stability in the region, promoting good neighbourliness, friendship and cooperation.

This was confirmed by the decision of the international community with the support of all states in the region to open the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy in Central Asia in Ashgabat in 2007. We viewed this as an awesome responsibility and at the same time as evidence for confidence of the UN and our neighbours in Turkmenistan.

Esteemed participants,
Dear friends, 

Comprehending the way done over these years, we can realize how profound the potential of neutrality is, what vast opportunities it has opened up for our country in foreign policy, economic and trade cooperation, to promote cultural and humanitarian contacts with other countries.

Today, Turkmenistan lives in peace and harmony with all countries of the region and the world. In this case, we integrate into the main trends in modern times in the full format. A set of the vectors oriented towards the utmost involvement of Turkmenistan in international relations is being elaborated deliberately in order to implement our geopolitical, economic, resource and human potential and to rapidly promote our country to the category of states with the high life quality, dynamic economy, stable and effective relations with the external world. This is the purport of Turkmenistan’s policy of international cooperation providing new opportunities to develop each of its principal fields – the foreign policy, economic, cultural, humanitarian, scientific and educational spheres.

Today, the interests of our country have been brought out at regional as well as continental and global levels. Present-day Turkmenistan pursues the clearly defined policy in international affairs, has the standpoints on such critical issues on the global agenda as maintenance and enhancement of global peace and security, disarmament, response to new threats and challenges, promotion and protection of human rights, ecology, food security, mitigation of the financial and economic crisis, development of science, culture and education. Turkmen diplomacy has significantly boosted collaboration with international organisations in various fields, and its representatives have become frequent participants to major forums and other forms of multilateral collaboration on a variety of issues.

The space and scope of cooperation of Turkmenistan, which develops a dialogue on all geographical azimuths, considerably expanded at the bilateral level. In our field of view are the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, Americas and the Middle East. In parallel with development of cooperation with traditional partners of Turkmenistan, a dialogue with some large and economically strong countries in the Arab world and Latin America has been established in recent years. The global thinking of Turkmen foreign policy based on compatibility of the national long-term interests and the contemporary global development trends becomes more explicit.

In its international activity today Turkmenistan puts particular emphasis on the economic aspect of neutrality. This is particularly evident in development of cooperation with neighbouring countries. By the concept of good neighbourliness we mean not just geographic proximity and historical affinities, but put the specific geopolitical and geo-economic sense into it.

Our country consistently promote the idea of participatory elaboration of the models of political and economic cooperation in Central Asia and the Caspian region by proposing and supporting large-scale projects with different countries.

along with well-known projects aimed at optimization and expansion of pipeline infrastructure, these are the proposals in the sphere of power engineering, water management, communications, the initiatives to lay new transport routes between countries of the region with access to promising markets in Europe, Southeast Asia, the Middle East.

Expansion and diversity of Turkmenistan’s foreign relations created the conditions conducive to diversification of international economic, trade and investment cooperation between our countries. Given the objective geopolitical and resource advantages, a strategic priority for Turkmenistan in this regard is diversification of energy transit, development of multi-variant pipeline infrastructure.

Abiding by this, our country, along with the use of traditional routes, has completed two new large-scale projects to transit its energy to world markets: Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China and the new gas pipeline Turkmenistan-Iran. Another large-scale energy project for the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline is in active preparation. It is supported by all participating countries and the large international financial institutions, including the Asian Development Bank. The TAPI project is a logical continuation of the long-term energy strategy envisaging the construction of new international gas pipelines in different directions.

Nevertheless, we emphasize that we view such projects not only through the prism of commercial and economic benefits, but also as effective factors that have a stabilizing effect on the overall situation in the region and beyond, impart additional stability to the system of political and economic relations and contribute to maintaining the balance of interests in the energy space on the European and Asian continents.

All of these achievements, the successful implementation of joint international projects are conditioned by neutrality of Turkmenistan in many respects. We have never politicized and don’t politicize economic cooperation.

And this fact finds due understanding and highly evaluated by our partners, enables to develop equitable, mutually beneficial relations with different countries and companies. As a neutral state we can build our long-term foreign policy following the definite and comprehensible principles evolving from our international status.

Esteemed participants,
Dear friends, 

Neutrality of Turkmenistan is a reality of today and our future, in which new splendid opportunities to develop wide international partnership of Turkmenistan in all directions are opened up.

A strategic priority of Turkmenistan remains close and multifaceted cooperation with the United Nations. For us the United Nations is not just the most representative international organisation. We view it as the pillar of the modern system of global interaction, the guarantor of preservation and maintenance of peace and the balance of interests in the world arena, stability of the existing security architecture.

We firmly believe that today, against the background of the new realities, the lofty humanistic ideals and principles of the UN Charter continues to be a moral and legal foundation for the international order.

Today, a number of United Nations specialized agencies including the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Children’s Fund, the World Health Organization, the Office on Drugs and Crime, the Population Fund, the Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy operate on a permanent basis in Turkmenistan.

This cooperation is promoted on a systematic basis. We welcome this collaboration and accept gratefully support the United Nations provides to our country through implementing various projects and programmes. Turkmenistan together with the UN will do whatever is necessary to strengthen peace, stability and security.

Also, we confirm our commitment to an uncompromising struggle against international terrorism, extremism, transnational organized crime, illicit drug trafficking.

A key priority of the foreign policy of neutral Turkmenistan will be promotion of brotherly and friendly relations with our nearest neighbours – Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. We have age-old historical and cultural bonds, wonderful traditions of mutual understanding and respect. In the modern period we implement joint large-scale energy and transport projects designed to lay the groundwork for prosperity and progress of our countries, their full integration in mainstream development processes.

In this context, we attach particular importance to providing support to our Afghan brothers in building a peaceful life, restoring the economy, resolving the situation only through peaceful, diplomatic means and methods. Turkmenistan will continue to provide assistance to Afghanistan and support further the international community in its efforts to achieve peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.

We are determined to strengthen multilateral cooperation to address all problems related to the Caspian Sea.

Together with the other littoral states and international organisations Turkmenistan stands ready to develop mutually acceptable and balanced approaches to addressing the issues regarding the delimitation of the seabed and depths of the Caspian Sea, division of water, development of the shipping and fishing regime, regulation of the use of biological resources and conservation of the unique natural wealth. The ultimate goal in this regard should be to ensure lasting security in the Caspian Sea in the name of cooperation and benefit of the Caspian states.

Relations of Turkmenistan with the brotherly Republic of Turkey, cooperation with which is time-tested and proven effective are developed successfully. We will strengthen and develop further bilateral contacts with Turkey in the political, economic and humanitarian spheres.

Our great neighbour in the east, the People’s Republic of China is one of Turkmenistan’s strategic partners nowadays.

Together we have completed the large-scale energy project for supplies of Turkmen natural gas to this country. Cooperation with China has tremendous prospects, and we intend to make maximum use of the existing potential of the two states to implement our joint plans. In this regard, I would say that our relations with the Asia-Pacific region have intensified in recent times in whole. We dynamically develop our contacts with Japan, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, South Korea and other countries in this part of the planet.

Turkmenistan is bound with the Russian Federation by strategic partnership. The recent agreements reached with the leadership of Russia reaffirmed that the countries are interested in enhancing further cooperation and give it due dynamics.

We will do this at the bilateral level as well as within the CIS. Turkmenistan as an associate member of this organization intends to use the experience of cooperation accumulated over decades due to excellent relations established with all, without exception, post-Soviet states – Belarus, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Caucasus countries and Moldova.

Relations between Turkmenistan with the states of the Arab world, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Qatar are brought to a qualitatively new level. Our meetings and talks with leaders of these countries have shown that there are several fields where collective efforts can be concerted.

We will fully take it into account when devising our future foreign policy and economic plans.

The multifaceted dialogue between Turkmenistan and the European Union, which has recently become concrete and goal-oriented, is developed today in a constructive and consistently manner. In this regard, we appreciate such decisions as the opening of Europa House in Ashgabat, the appointment of the Head of Delegation of the European Commission to Turkmenistan and the endorsement of the Interim Trade Agreement between Turkmenistan and the European Union by the European Parliament. We consider these facts the integral components of the process of expanding relationships between Turkmenistan and Europe.

These positive trends lay a good foundation for further cooperation based on equality, mutual benefit and awareness of its compliance with long-term interests. Against this background Turkmenistan welcomes intensification of political contacts with the European Union, expansion of trade and economic cooperation, collaboration in the spheres of culture, science and education.

Turkmenistan attaches great importance to further cooperation with the United States of America. U.S. companies are represented widely on the Turkmen market; cooperation is boosted through the Turkmenistan-U.S. Business Council.

We also welcome a recent upsurge in the political dialogue with the United States, including such an aspect as maintenance of peace and security in Central Asia. We intend to do everything necessary to strengthen this positive trend.

We believe that today the good opportunities are provided for cooperation with other nations of the Western hemisphere such as Canada and Latin America. We stand ready to further contacts initiated lately with them.

Dear participants, 

The foreign policy of any state is inseparable from the domestic policy.

This dialectical interaction is a key to understanding the essence of the objectives declared and practical steps taken by any country in the world arena, philosophy of its foreign policy strategy. Proclaiming and implementing the principles of peace, harmony, tolerance and humanism in the society, in the internal affairs, the Turkmen state projects also these concepts on its relationships with the external world. In this sense, neutrality of Turkmenistan is based on a firm moral framework of the state structure serving as its logical continuation and reflecting the best qualities of the Turkmen people.

Our country is celebrating the anniversary of neutrality in an atmosphere of peace and constructiveness, good neighbourliness, mutual respect and understanding with our friends and partners in the international community.

We clearly see our prospects and confidently devise the plans for development of the state and society. The well thought-out strategy for wide, multifaceted international cooperation allows us to face the future optimistically. Neutral, peace-loving Turkmenistan will continue to do whatever is necessary to strengthen peace and security on our planet, make it contribution to the development and progress of human civilization.

I would like to congratulate all of you, dear friends, on the upcoming holiday, the Neutrality Day and wish the successful work to our conference.

Thank you.