A Communist should have largeness of mind and he should be staunch and active, looking upon the interests of the revolution as his very life and subordinating his personal interests to those of the revolution; always and everywhere he should adhere to principle and wage a tireless struggle against all incorrect ideas and actions, so as to consolidate the collective life of the Party and strengthen the ties between the Party and the masses; he should be more concerned about the Party and the masses than about any private person, and more concerned about others than about himself. Only thus can he be considered a Communist.
Today in history: December 26, 1893 - Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong’s birthday. Mao Zedong is one of the most important leaders in the history of the International Communist Movement, making important contributions to the practice and theory of Marxism-Leninism. With Mao’s leadership the Chinese Communist Party led a protracted people’s war to victorious revolution in the most populous country in the world. After victory in 1949, Mao continued to play a leadership role in the CCP through the process of socialist construction, while developing the theory and practice of combating revisionism. Mao became a world-wide symbol of anti-imperialism and proletarian revolution, inspiring people to become Marxist-Leninists around the world, including in the U.S. His practice and theory continue to be studied by revolutionaries around the world.
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