Our party represents the most progressive class in history—the proletariat. The classes that have lost their historical, progressive significance are our enemy. Since we are progressive, we do not need to deceive the masses and can tell them the truth. We do not, however, yet possess an advantage in terms of strength. Our enemies must deceive the masses, but they enjoy an enormous advantage in political, military, economic, and cultural spheres. Thus, although it is advantageous for us to undertake open work, the enemies' strength forces us to adopt secret work and even to go underground. Party activities should be as open as possible, and secret activities are only conducted out of necessity. Our party's purpose is to defeat the enemy; both open and secret work are needed and thus they are inseparably connected and must be coordinated.