Within our community—I'm speaking to all who call themselves communists, of any sort—we must criticize if we want to further advance a theory that has been stale since, arguably, the 90s. Let's first note that Marxism is not a set in stone theory, it's only the tool we use to analyze our real conditions to come up with real solutions and a viable path towards communism. This is why dogmatism must first and foremost be combatted. We no longer live in the 1800s, so classical Marxism is a no. It's not 1917, or the 1930s-50s or 60s. Leninism, Stalinism, and even Maoism and Hoxhaism (referring to the policies they put into practice) were the solutions for the people of the Russian empire, soviets, Chinese and Albanians in their time. We are none of those so throw off the chains of your expired dogmas of the past and analyze today, not yesterday. We can of course, still learn from these experiences and we definitely do. But anyway, I digress.
Within our ranks we must criticize to advance but we must criticize each other in a way that cannot be exploited by right wingers. This is where the formula for discussion, unity-criticism-unity, comes in. We are all comrades and therefore should treat each other as such. When criticizing one another we should avoid liberalism, which, explained by Mao, "rejects ideological struggle and stands for unprincipled peace, thus giving rise to a decadent, Philistine attitude and bringing about political degeneration" [Continued Below]