STRATEGY AND TACTICS
The guiding principles of revolutionary organizational practice
"Dialectical materialism has two outstanding characteristics. One is its class nature: it openly avows that dialectical materialism is in the service of the proletariat ... Marxist philosophy holds that the most important problem does not lie in understanding the laws of the objective world and thus being able to explain it, but in applying the knowledge of these laws actively to change the world." (On Practice)
The development of the assessment process has been a process of systematically building cadre's material understanding of ·the laws of dialectical materialism in general, and the dialectical method. in particular. The level has advanced step-by-step--each building block taking the previous concept a step further--from the development of each individual's PIC, to the contradiction between ·two people in a relationship, and finally to the stage of applying the dialectical method in summarizing a process. As this process of development has advanced, so has our struggle (though uneven) to grasp and decompose our bourgeois world outlook, our mode of thought, our ideological form. We are beginning to materially grasp the dialectical method as we test it in the practice of explaining the processes we see, identifying the principal contradiction, the identity, state of motion, dialectical form. Now we are at the point of learning how these tools
are applied to actively shape the development of processes, to advance the working class struggle.