NEW YORK CITY – Pop singer and cultural icon Beyoncé has finally weighed in on the issue all leftists in the United States were waiting with baited breath to hear her views on: the DPRK.
“Obviously on some level North Korea has descended into revisionism. It’s enough to read Bill Bland’s work to know that. While I don’t agree with his entire theoretical output, on the DPRK I can say we more or less have unity.
“I’m not going to pretend that Juche doesn’t deviate from some fairly core Marxist-Leninist principles, and the DPRK’s decision to put this at the centre of their theory and practice is cause for serious concern, but we still have to defend the DPRK against the imperialists, whose anger at the DPRK is not explainable by the so-called ‘dictatorship’ in place there, but rather by the profit motive which drives them to exploit all the resources of Korea, including the labour force, without any resistance.
“On the other hand, I don’t know if it’s so simple that we should claim we defend revisionist socialisms, as it were, on anti-imperialist grounds alone. This is an almost positivist approach to class struggle which we, as dialectical materialists, should have moved beyond.
“It’s quite vulgar to simply cast ourselves as the pure anti-revisionists against the revisionists. We’d scarcely be better than Trotskyites in that case. No, revisionism is a complex process and if we really want to struggle against revisionism, we have to engage more deeply with our comrades in Korea than those who simply wash their hands of the matter.
“Regardless, whether or not the Workers’ Party of Korea can be rectified and brought back into the fold of the proletarian ideology, I would like to endorse Kim Yo-jong to replace her brother should anything happen to him.
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