- Anti-communism as a definite act of practical politics which often takes the form of governmental policy, as, for instance, in the United States, Federal Germany and elsewhere. Here we should include also the numerous anti-communist organisations financed by the imperialist bourgeoisie.
- Anti-communism as a form of bourgeois ideology and a “science”. The attempts at “scientific” refutation of communism made by the “theorists” of anti-communism are closely linked with practical politics and serve its ends.
- The variety of anti-communism which feeds on private property relations as a kind of “social prejudice” cultivated by the imperialist bourgeoisie among the broad masses.
The fight against anti-communism cannot be conducted under the slogan: “He who is not with us is against us!” In our days only he who is openly and blatantly against us is not with us. Our task is to persuade the masses in the course of the daily economic, political and ideological struggle that in the modern world it is impossible to fight for just demands, for peace, democracy and progress, while persecuting the communists, who always and everywhere are to be found in the front ranks of the fighters against imperialism, against the domination of the monopolies, against imperialist wars, for national liberation, for a better life for the working people, and for genuine freedom.
The objective socio-historical process is accelerated by subjective factors, and particularly by the active ideological and political offensive against anti-communism.
It would, however, be wrong to conclude that it will decline in step with the decline of capitalism and eventually give up the ghost. Even the achievement of Communist abundance by the socialist countries will not lead to the automatic collapse of anti-communism; to defeat it ideologically and politically, it is necessary to act, to fight the poison of anti-communist ideas and the anti-communist actions engineered by the reactionaries.
By cementing the unity of our ranks we shall achieve further successes in this struggle.