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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". "Large-
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 thousands
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 332-333, 340-342)
"To our program will we add the following: we must fight the ideological confusion of the elements
of the opposition who are not aware and do not mind to reject all 'militarization of the economy'
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 masses
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 was not
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 Party, 1848:
The working class has no fatherland. Workers in all countries, unite!
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