• Diva (she/her)@lemmy.ml
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    5 days ago

    I want a democracy where normal people are the demos getting represented, rather than rich shitheads, their kids, and their family business killing the planet.

    It’s called a dictatorship of the proletariat when the wealthy minority do not be getting to enforce their will on the majority.

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      Yep, we currently have the Dictatorship of the Bourgeoisie, not a truly democratic system by any stretch.

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      It’s called a dictatorship of the proletariat when the wealthy minority do not be getting to enforce their will on the majority.

      It’s just a personal dictatorship of one man. Stalin had arrest quotas so his men rounded up people at random at train stations and markets to fulfil his quota. Sucked for the proletariat just trying to buy bread or visit grandma.

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        4 days ago

        According to declassified documents from the CIA itself:

        Even in Stalin’s time there was collective leadership. The Western idea of a dictator within the Communist setup is exaggerated. Misunderstandings on that subject are caused by lack of comprehension of the real nature and organization of the Communist power structure.

        Stalin, although holding wide powers, was merely the captain of a team and it seems obvious that Khrushchev will be the new captain. However it does not appear that any of the present leaders will rise to the stature of Lenin and Stalin, so that it will be safer to assume that developments in Moscow will be along the lines of what is called collective leadership, unless Western policies force the soviets to streamline their power organization.

        It is hard to draw any parallel between present events and those of the 1920’s when stalin was ascending to power. There is now no organized opposition iniside the Party, or in the Soviet Union in general. As the Communist rulers and evidently also the Soviet people see it, there is a grave outside menace.

        Dictatorship does not mean autocracy. The point of a dictatorship of a proletariat is that unlike what we have now (a dictatorship of the bourgeoise) is that it’s reflecting the will of the majority of working people over the wants of our aristocracy.