js Dictatorship of the Proletariat is neither a 'dictatorship' not 'of the proletariat.' The better word to have used would be Dictatorship for the Proletariat; this wasn't supposed to be a permanent state either - purely a transition phase. And if you also think that 1) Marx's work called for oppression or 2) Marx and Stalin are interchangeable you either have an extremely loose grip of Communist/Leftist theory or you've read the whole thing completely wrong
I just don't see any evidence of social democratic or democratic socialist reforms (as described by Eduard Bernstein) leading to socialism or communism. Now, I am adopting the definitions of socialism or communism given by Marx and Engels (who used these terms more-or-less interchangeably). Under communism or socialism, the assets of capitalism are seized from the capitalists and turned over to worker cooperatives. I agree with Rosa. Reform can do some things, but it can't collectivize capital.
I understand "dictatorship for the proletariat" is just a transition phase, that's why I said (only half seriously) that I'd remain in the transition phase so I can keep practicing it. And I never said the ideals of Karl Marx are interchangeable with Stalin's. I said the term "Marxism-Leninism" is synonymous with Stalinism, which it is. Stalin is the person who first started using it to describe the application of Marxism in the USSR. "Stalinism" is more of an outside term used to describe certain policies and authoritarian aspects of Stalin's administration, it's not its own ideology separate from Marxism-Leninism. I've read the Communist Manifesto and realize Marx did not call for oppression, I'm not calling for oppression in the real world either. Maybe on NationStates where it doesn't matter, but none of this necessarily reflects my beliefs IRL
Although Stalin coined the term, there are other forms of Marxism-Leninism, including Marxism-Leninism-Trotskyism, Marxism-Leninism-Gramscism (Antonio Gramsci), and (though not so common) Marxism-Leninism-Lukácsism (Georg Lukács). International revolutionary democratic communism is another non-Stalinist version of Marxism-Leninism developed by the Communist Party of Great Britain (Provisional Central Committee).
Welcome to the region then!
I just got WMD’s :)
With enough work it can, the hard part is getting the people to realize it is an improvement, something nessacery for either system, and while reform can lead to socialism via social democracy revolution has been shown to lead to a power struggle were the most ruthless dictator wins.
Well, they are different political philosophies. I am interested, ultimately, in the complete elimination of capitalism, not simply improving society.
I need 3 more people to want to run for peoples congress, please tell me if you would like to do so!
That sounds like it could be fun. I have to go to class soon, but we can talk it about after.
You mean I am not enough? (just kidding) :-)
The Congress is simply the legislative branch, there is no seperate offices in the congress, its a collective group
I'll go for it
that makes three then, also to anyone else thinking of running you must be in the discord
link is in the WFE
What are the requirements?
you must atleast be considered a citizen by the citizenship law
CTSN Official Legislation
Owns a nation within the region.
Must be of an ideology on the leftist spectrum.
Cannot formally have resided in a fascist region for any amount of time.
Cannot have worked or be working alongside or with fascist military organization.
Cannot have been or currently being charged with treason against the Confederation.
Optional but increases likelihood of being granted citizenship.
Nation is in the WA and endorsing the Delegate.
Requirements to be a citizen (All of these are needed to be a citizen)
Reform can achieve that, sure it takes longer than revolution but in the end the society is stable and it is much harder for a Stalin like dictator to seize power.