Fighting against distortion and hostility and defending Marxism Leninism and Ho Chi Minh Thought are the primary tasks of Party building and rectification
According to Professor Doctor Vu Van Hien, Vice Chairman of the Central Theoretical Council of the Communist Party of Vietnam, it’s important to resolutely implement the Politburo’s resolution 35 on defending the Party’s ideological foundation and criticizing distortion and hostile allegations.
Professor Doctor Vu Van Hien said the Party’s ideological foundation is an important factor in the political and spiritual life and a fundamental, core factor to create premise to decide the Party’s activities and leadership. Changes in the Party’s ideological foundation will lead to changes in the goals, organization principles, and orientations of political activities. That’s why hostile forces attempt to break the Party’s ideological foundation to neutralize the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam.
Reactionaries have used all forms of media, the internet, social networks, and blogs and taken advantage of the weaknesses in state management, the degradation of political ideology, morality, and lifestyles, and the self-evolution and self-transformation of a few Party members to provoke and split the Party, smear officials, and reject the leadership of the Party intending to politicize the armed forces and incite self-evolution and self-transformation within the Party.
Trying to attack the Party’s ideological foundation, hostile forces describe the acceptance of Marxism-Leninism in Vietnam as a historical mistake which will only bring disasters because Marxism-Leninism is alien and only suitable to a certain extent to Russia’s production force and culture but not appropriate to the current century and Vietnam’s tradition.
Recently the reactionaries spread rumors that Vietnam is now at a deadend economically and spiritually. Hostile forces have denied Ho Chi Minh Thought and the fundamental principles of Marxism-Leninism and attacked the guidelines and the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam.
They argue that the Communist Party of Vietnam has fulfilled its task of liberating and unifying the country and now, in the current condition of Vietnam, the Party needs to be replaced with another force to move the country forward.
Firmly defending the Party’s ideological foundation
According to Professor Doctor Vu Van Hien, under the leadership of the Party Central Committee, the Party Secretariat and the Party Politburo, and the direction of functional agencies and Party Committees, the fight against distortions and hostility against the Party’s ideological foundation has been expanded and has achieved remarkable results.
Most Party officials and members, the armed forces, and the public are aware of Marxism-Leninism and Ho Chi Minh Thought, persist in the goal of national independence and socialism, and have confidence in the Party’s guidelines and platforms and in State laws and policies.
Marxism-Leninism and Ho Chi Minh Thought have maintained their dominant role in the political and spiritual life of Vietnam and become the basis and lodestar of the Party.
Mr. Hien said it’s crucial to resolutely implement the Party Politburo’s Resolution 35 to strengthen consensus in the Party’s ideology and actions, create unity in society, and prepare for the upcoming 13th National Party Congress in order to strengthen the army and people’s trust in Marxism-Leninism, Ho Chi Minh Thought, and the obvious victory of the Vietnamese revolutionary cause, and successfully carry out national construction and defense. Consensus in thinking and firm trust will enhance links between the Party and the people and create consensus in actions and strengthen the revolutionary cause.
Mr. Hien urges Party committees at all levels to strengthen the leadership of the Party, uphold the administration’s management role, and bring into play the command role of agencies at all levels to fight against distortions and hostility.
He said it’s important to strengthen and improve the education of political theory and ideology, increase the resilience of Party officials and members, the armed forces and people, enhance theoretical research and practices to strengthen the ideological foundation and provide scientific bases for building Party guidelines and State laws and policies.
He noted that it’s necessary to increase coordination between functional forces, persify types of fights against distortions and hostility, undermine attempts of peaceful evolution, protect the Party, the people and the State, defend the national renewal, industrialization, modernization, international integration, and national interests, and maintain peace and stability to boost development.