Cali Bear Thought

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Cali Bear Thought (colloquially known as Bearism) is a socialist line of political thought developed by former Animalian leader, Cali Bear.

Strongly influenced by Smithism, it began as a line of Marxist-Leninst thinking during Animalia's early days under the Cascadian regime. It was revised in May 2021 following Animalia's independence to fit a democratic socialist sentiment. However, it has largely reverted back to Marxist-Leninist with a strong emphasis on Maoism.


Originally, a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist ideology that combined the social, military, economic, and political philosophies of Marx, Lenin, and Mao and the more contemporary social, military, economic, and political mechanisms of Bolivarianism such as Castroism, Chavismo, and Guevarism. It combined elements of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, which it stated is the science, political apparatus, and military basis of socialism, and Castroism, Guevarism, and Chavism, which it described as a more contemporary form of these basic concepts. In essence, Marx laid the ground work of the economics and science of communism, Lenin improved on it to form a functional political machine out of it and the forming of a successful socialist state, and Mao improved on it with his policies and military strategy.

It also touted Guevara as having improved on the concepts of military strategy for the modern age by using guerilla warfare tactics to reduce casualties of a smaller force to sabatoge the ruling class in order to bring down the bourgeois democracy and establishing the dictatorship of the Proletariat. In his help of bringing about the Cuban Revolution, Che opened up the doors for Fidel Castro to implement changes in social and economic policy. This process of Castroism is what is considered in both the Bearist and Smithist theory as the second stage of Bolivarianism. The third stage was laid by Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez who through perseverance and the concepts of Guevarism, that he was able to erode the popularity and support of the bourgeoisie and winning over the public in 1999 and launching the Bolivarian Revolution. Once in power, using the concepts of Guevara and the social and economic policies of Castro, an effective Vanguard would be able to successfully bring socialist change together by transitioning from capitalism to socialism and then to communism.

Where Bearism and Smithism differed is in their earlier stages. While Smithism lightly espoused Bolivarianism and even Xi Jinping Thought, Bearism ultimately rejected much of this philosophy, largely staying true to Marxist elements including market socialism while pushing for leftist unity and populism rather than left wing nationalism or democratic socialism. These differences would later be lessened as later Smithism would eventually come to also reject these principles.