The idea that workers who follow priests, workers who are
Stalinists, workers who belong to social-democratic parties [which repudiate class struggle in favor of parliamentary politics] should...determine the policy of the revolutionary Marxists is an idea that will maintain the power of the bourgeoisie until a thermonuclear bomb eliminates the question.
: Look at the quote [above].It's saying that workers who choose to follow religion, social democracy, etcetera [which included Stalinists!] should not be able to lead teh workers? Why no, if the workers support them?
I rather suspect that the part of my essay that bothered you the MOST was this part:
After all, there ARE members of the proletariat class who readily support 'some' inequality and readily support 'some' private ownership of the means of production.
: If society as a whole is in favor of socialism, then workers, just like everyone else, should not be allowed to become capitalists and lord it over their fellows. But they should certainly be able to cast a vote and opinion for whatevre system they like...
Your second sentence obviates your first.
Returning to your question:
: Look at the quote [above].It's saying that workers who choose to follow religion, social democracy, etcetera should not be able to lead teh workers? Why no, if the workers support them?
Because such 'revolutionary leaders' will simply 'lead' the workers BACK TO CAPITALISM.
Only the 'leaders' will become the new capitalists.