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Titus Smith Thought (colloquially known as Smithism) is a socialist line of political thought developed by the controversial Sonoran politician, Titus Smith. It began as a line of Marxist-Leninst-Maoist thinking during Smith's communist regime from September to November 2018. During which time it became the state philosophy and was required teaching in Sonoran schools. After Smith's defeat, it was soiled until a new revised form, again developed by its creator, was released in February 2019.
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, the ideology was the state guiding philosophy of Sonora during the two-month-long communist dictatorship. 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. The theory also stated that Bolivarianism has been key in transitioning a state from a bourgeois democracy into a strong socialist state but in a reverse order of development. It touted Che Guevara as the father of modern socialism and that by introducing Bolivarianism into Latin America, he laid the groundwork for the development of a socialist state from a capitalist one with Marxism-Leninism and Maoist theories taking more of a precedent once the revolutionary goal of communism had been achieved. In doing so, Guevara 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 the 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, Chavez was able to successfully bring the science of Bolivarianism together by transitioning a capitalist society into a socialist one. This together brought development of Bolivarianism together and laid the groundwork for how to develop a society from capitalist to socialist and then from socialist to communist. It also applied the concepts of Ho Chi Minh Thought in that Ho Chi Minh embodied a sence of spiritualism to the Vietnamese people and could in someways be viewed as the spiritual piece to socialism and communism. However, the concept itself espoused the idea that Ho Chi Minh was able to unite the country through nationalism and a strong sense of anti-imperialist in their pursuit to drive France and other western powers out of their country. The concept was applied to Sonora's situation in which Sonora was continually fighting to fend off the "imperialist threat from across the border" and that only through national unity could victory be achieved. Earlier Smithism also stated that socialism was entering a "Third Era" of development (the First being Communism through Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and the Second being Bolivarianism through Guevarism, Castroism and Chavism). In this regard, elements of Xi Jinping Thought were applied as a fusion of social, economic and military improvements. Certain concepts of Xi Jinping Theory include strengthening of national security, promotion of ecosocialism, improving party discipline, continued comprehensive reforms, and promoting the authority of Communist Party leadership as the paramount guiding force of the nation. By doing so, the party can ensure its political survival and development and the development and continued progress of socialism towards communism. Early Smithist belief was that only through a strong leader and the application of the Three Stages of Revolution could one achieve complete revolution.
The current form of Smithism eliminates the ideals of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Castroism, Guevarism, and Ho Chi Minh Thought and instead espouses a form of Bolivarian 21st Century Socialism and the ideals of providing for a strong state of working class and welfare equality, economic nationalization of industry, left-wing nationalism, combined with revisionist elements of Xi Jinping Thought. While still using the Three Stage Model Smithism can bring a democratic form of socialism with the sustainability of a common military that can be used by the President in a time of crisis but who's sole commander is the people and as such the individual city-states who remain the guards of their individual entities while providing a common national defense with their neighbors. In this regard, each state and city retains their own independence and identity while also sharing in the power of a strong national unity as a whole. In essence, everyone is responsible for the defense of the country. Socially, the people are to be treated as equals, working hard as a collective for the common welfare of the nation. Wealth distribution must remain a top priority with worker owned cooperatives being the main supplier of resources and commerce in and out of the nation-state.