: Funny, you mention two socialist states that were elected as well as easily overthrown by capitalist interests. See any correlation there?
Funny that because I recall you producing the exact election information on Russia prior to the Bolshevik Putsch, as part of an attempt to legitimise that Putsch if I recall correctly, what's the difference between the electionering of capitalists and the electionering of the bolsheviks in 1916? Arent they both by your definition equally borgousie?
: : And I don't believe that "protest against the system" and "voting" are mutually exclusive alternatives. I think that's a false dilemma -- one can vote while protesting against the system, just as one can walk and chew gum at the same time.
: Walking and chewing gum at the same time is not the same as believing in bourgeois democracy and not believing in bourgeois democracy at the same time.
In light of the above I thik it's time for a rethink of that statement Stolly.