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Chavez accepts Lenins view of party dictatorship,
party Führerscaffen, the 'will of One':
"Now, the leadership, this is why I insist so
much in the need for a party, because we have
not had a revolutionary leadership up to the
tasks of the moment we are living in, united,
orientated as a result of a strategy, united, as
Vladimir Illich Lenin said, a machinery
able to articulate millions of wills into one
single will, this is indispensable to carry out
a revolution, otherwise it is lost, like the
rivers that overflow, like the Yaracuy that when
it reaches the Caribbean loses its riverbed and
becomes a swamp."
V.I.Lenin supported party dictatorship:
"The irrefutable experience of history has shown
that... the dictatorship of individual persons
was very often the vehicle, the channel of the
dictatorship of the revolutionary classes".
scale machine industry - which is the material
productive source and foundation of socialism -
calls for absolute and strict unity of will...
How can strict unity of will be ensured? By
subordinating their will to the will of one."
"Unquestioning submission to a single will is
absolutely necessary for the success of labour
processes that are based on large-scale
machine industry . . . Today the Revolution
demands, in the interests of socialism, that the
masses unquestioningly obey the single will of
the leaders of the labour process."
(V.I.Lenin, Selected Works, Vol. VII, pages 332-
"To our program will we add the following: we
must fight the ideological confusion of the
of the opposition who are not aware and do not
mind to reject all 'militarization of the
and not only reject 'the method of appointment',
which has been the dominating up to now, but all
appointments. This means in fact a rejection of
the leading role of the party in relation to the
who have no party."
(V.I.Lenin, januari 21, 1921, Selected Works, Vol
IX, page 57)
L.D.Trotsky supported party dictatorship:
"They have come out with dangerous slogans. They
have made a fetishof democratic principles.
They have placed the workers right to elect
representatives above the party. As if the party
entitled to assert its dictatorship even if that
dictatorship temporarily clashed with the passing
moods of the workers' democracy!"
(Party Congress, 8-16 March 1921.)
"Is it true that compulsory labour is always
unproductive? . . . This is the most wretched and
miserable liberal prejudice: chattel slavery too
was productive" . . . "Compulsory slave labour .
was in its time a progressive phenomenon".
"Labour . . . obligatory for the whole country,
compulsory for every worker, is the basis of
socialism." "Wages . . . must not be viewed
from the angle of securing the personal existence
of the individual worker"... "measure
the conscientiousness, and efficiency of the work
of every labourer."
(Third All-Russian Congress of Trade Unions,
stenographic report, Moscow 1920, pages 87-97.)
"A competent, hierarchic organized civil
administration had its advantages. Russia did
not suffer from too big, but too small and
ineffective bureaucracy." "The militarization of
the unions and the transport system was in need
of an inner ideological militarization."
(Sochineniya, XV, s. 422-423)
Don't let the state-capitalist national 'Left'
fool a new working class generation with their
Karl Marx in the Manifesto of the Communist
The working class has no fatherland. Workers in
all countries, unite!
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