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Not that meaning.

Posted by: Red Deathy ( Socialist Party, Uk ) on May 07, 1999 at 16:45:16:

In Reply to: What's wrong with dictatorship? posted by Lark on May 07, 1999 at 12:20:23:

: Dictatorship is very easily overthrown!!

We have to distinguish between political dictatorship (Hitler, Stalin) and class dictatroship (Liberal Democracy), at present on class, the capitalist class, rules, we could call the present system the Dictatorship of the bourgoisie., although we have political formal democracy, we have very little real control.

: Institutional socialism can not defeat ingrained capitalism and no amount of dictates and decrees will actually make people be socialist!!

Indeed, but thats not waht dictatorship of teh proletariate is- the class rule of teh workers will be an extension of democracy, direct and full democracy, so that the working class, democratically, as a whole, is in charge, and literally dictates the direction of social policy 'No, thats not your factory anymore!' is a dictatorial statement, 'no, your money is now worthless', that two is class dictatorship, and all this can be achieved by the massed votes of workers, freely, and democratically.

Dictatorship of the proletariate is freedom, the extension of democracy, the dictatorship of the proletariate is the anti-dictatorship.

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