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Dictatorship of the Bourgeoisie by Party9999999 Dictatorship of the Bourgeoisie by Party9999999
"Democracy for an insignificant minority, democracy for the rich – that is the democracy of capitalist society. If we look more closely into the machinery of capitalist democracy, we see everywhere, in the “petty” – supposedly petty – details of the suffrage (residential qualifications, exclusion of women, etc.), in the technique of the representative institutions, in the actual obstacles to the right of assembly (public buildings are not for “paupers"!), in the purely capitalist organization of the daily press, etc., etc., – we see restriction after restriction upon democracy. These restrictions, exceptions, exclusions, obstacles for the poor seem slight, especially in the eyes of one who has never known want himself and has never been in close contact with the oppressed classes in their mass life (and nine out of 10, if not 99 out of 100, bourgeois publicists and politicians come under this category); but in their sum total these restrictions exclude and squeeze out the poor from politics, from active participation in democracy.”
Vladimir Lenin
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FinnishEcoSocialist Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
To keep us shut and stupid, that's why!
Jmoc1 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
And this is what I tell people everyday! If you want democracy, start with DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM and possibly worker-cooperation.
Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If you dont like work at a particular place you can leave.
fourwonsix Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
THIS IS A DAMN LIE!!! DEATH TO COMMUNISM!!! Leaders of it like Stalin, Mao, and others, had plans that killed millions of people in Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes the name of "equality"!! Look at how the gulags were used under stalin, and the killing fields of Mao!!
Trollingandco Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
You imply the US hasn't killed millions of people. We have killed innocents since our founding as well. You also imply that the post above is a lie. That is not true. "Dictatorship of the workplace" means a large business being dictated by a CEO or small group, instead of being a cooperative or state-run enterprise.
fourwonsix Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
True, the USA has killed innocents before. Like the Natives as well as the CIA with their drug cartels in South America and Panama and Guatemala. However, this does NOT let communism off the hook. Lenin led the charge to KILL the Czars family and any peasant who didn't align with them.
Trollingandco Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Indeed, no ideology or group is perfect, especially one during a revolution. Lenin killed the czars, but the French were also quick to behead their former rulers. Every group kills, and the (early) Soviets are as guilty as the rest of us.

(Just to clarify, I'm not a Leninist, nor a Communist.)
Young-stoaty-chap Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stop embarrassing yourself.
fourwonsix Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013

ThePrincessOfChaos Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not to mention, even though America preaches "democracy" to the world and its own people, the CIA keeps overthrowing democratically elected governments in third world nations and replaces theme with brutual dictatorships. Hell, the US even supports extremely repressive regimes in Central Asia, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar/Burma(where there is genocide against the Roghinya Muslims taking plae since June
2012), South America,the US supported the Shah of Iran(one of the most brutal dictators), Congo/Zaire(Joseph Mobutu/Mobuto Sese Seko was ttrocious to his own people), and in many other third world nations. So yeah, America just wants to preserve capitalism~
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