Because the proletariat cannot produce the competent

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Because the proletariat cannot produce the competent early leaders, they must be sought for among the intellectuals and particularly among the students, who can provide ardour as well as brain.
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The intensity of the long struggles ahead make it imperative that the party be strong, disciplined, tested. It must not be a loose organization, which may break apart at the first sharp turn party policy or give way under the reaction of the counterinsurgent. The party must not disintegrate in the aftermath of victory and it must be and stay as an elite party at all cause.
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Its cohesion can be maintained by imposing on the member acceptance of the two basic functioning rules: democratic centralism, and criticism and self-criticism, by screening the applicants through the easy criterion of their class origin, by making the applicants sponsors responsible for their present and future behaviour. In view of future operations, the party must be organized into both open and clandestine (secret) apparatuses, the latter design for dual purposes: Defensive: in case the counterinsurgent decides to supress the party Offensive: in order to subvert and to conduct the mass struggles in the enemy’s areas once the party has gone into open rebellion.
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The process of the creation and growth of a party is slow with the painstaking process. Examples: it take 9 years for the CPM to be established since the Communism put their feet in the Malayan soils since 1921.
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In other words, building a strong, reliable revolutionary party is certainly the most difficult part in the insurgency. It involves with a lot of stages and problems that dealing with: the experience of the top officials, members of the parties, the efforts, financial resources, errors in leadership, human inertia, circumstances beyond the insurgents control, and bad luck have provided tremendous and recurrent obstacles. Nevertheless, this first step can be a accomplished by legal and peaceful means at least in the countries where political opposition is tolerated.
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The Second Step: United Front An elite party is perforce a minority party. It cannot overpower the counterinsurgent by itself, with its own means. Therefore, the second step, which may largely overlap with the first, consists in rallying allies around the party: the more is better. Nevertheless, it might rises several problems: 1. A large united front will necessarily include dubious allies whose use must be curbed short of the point where they can endanger the basic program of the insurgent. 2. The solution is “Salami Tactics” which once the party is firmly in power, the allies will be no longer needed, and will rejected by one by one.
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3. The party may lose its identity in a united front. In order to reduce this risk, the party must be always remain a “bloc without” in any coalition. It can enter an alliance with other parties, but it must never merge with them. It cannot absorb them: either, sympathetic but unreliable elements must be grouped in the party’s front organizations.
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