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It's like debating a car with no driver (better draft)

Posted by: Stoller on October 14, 1999 at 16:05:17:

In Reply to: She must be the new bond girl posted by Gee on October 13, 1999 at 15:09:46:

: : Two words: job rotation. According to Marx---and Lenin---everyone should 'administer.'

: How about - no one administers other peoples lives? from where does the right to do so come from, and how is such administration to be enforced with those who disagree with it?

The authority will come from the proletariat. The proletariat will be organized by---and answerable to---the Party until all the capitalists have been eradicated. The proletariat is 'everyone'---after the capitalists have had their capital-producing property confiscated. Then class tensions will be resolved. See Lenin's Revolution and the State for more details; just because his vision did not prevail in no way negates its soundness.

: : Read this again as: I oppose majority rule, I reject democracy.

: Bravo, then why does the above sound disconcertingly authoritarian Barry?

I'm talking about you!

: : Which is a roundabout way of saying the very thing you want to deny: there have always been classes.

: Sure it was me who denied the existence of 'class'? What i do criticise is the view of people as being of a class, rather than of themselves [?].... Also, it doesnt really tackle the position - why would people become classless, when history suggests that people naturally form hierarchies.


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