I think communism is the most advanced and the ideal social and political system. We just want to make sure everyone can get access to basic welfare and rights.
My name is Wu Danran (Dylan Walker). I started to learn Chinese when I was five. I became an undergraduate of Beijing Language and Culture University in March 2016. I’m a junior student now, I majored in Chinese Language.
I began to learn Chairman Mao’s works in high school. We learned a little bit of his articles in history classes before. When I came to China for the first time, I bought versions of the ‘Quotations from Chairman Mao’ in Chinese and English. I read it almost every day after going back to the US. I kept it with me during class and I read it when I had time after classes.
If I hadn’t learned the Quotations, I wouldn’t have joined the USA Communist Party. So Chairman Mao and the Communist Party of China have a special place in my heart.
There are many foreigners in his class, so political issues often get involved. He tells these issues to me. He really likes talking a lot.
This was when my girlfriend and I went to the Great Hall of the People. I was standing here when I went inside for the first time. When I looked at the stage and the red star above, I felt, wow, I did not expect to be standing here. President Xi now sits here, and Chairman Mao once stood and sat there too. I could feel a strong sense of history there.
This is the official website of Communist Party USA, I visit the website several times a week. This is our international department of Communist Party USA which is responsible for international (news). Every month, the department briefly reports situations of the Communist Party in different countries.
This is the Party constitution delivered to me after I joined the Party. The Party asks us to study the constitution. For myself, I need to keep studying it.
At ordinary times, our Party and the Center for Marxist Education in Boston will organize some educational activities.
The CPC now is admirable for me, especially since President Xi Jinping took office. The corruption crackdown has swept nationwide.
I didn’t pay much attention to such news when I was younger. But as I grew older I understood more about these situations, I really can see that. Every time when I browse the website of People’s Daily and the Global Times, I can see such reports almost every day as corrupt officials get arrested.
What’s terrible is that a communist might have doubts towards communism and socialism, and then loses this belief and faith.
Just like what President Xi said before, some Party members lack ‘calcium’, that is, lack of belief on communism and Marxism. Joining the Party is not for getting a job nor for any privilege, nor for any special interests or anything else.
You should know joining the Party is a lifelong commitment instead of a temporary matter. For your whole life, you should serve your people and your country.